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Kirby, James P.
Age: 30, credited to Ripton, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 10/15/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, dis/dsb 9/19/62
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Birth: 01/25/1831, Middlebury, VT
Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 28168472
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/26/1863; widow Louisa H., 8/8/1919, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Prospect Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
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James Kirby an aged and respected citizen, died at his home here Saturday afternoon. Mr. Kirby was born in Middlebury, January 24, 1831. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Betsey Cummings, who died several years ago. Later he married Mrs. Louisa Nichols of East Middlebury, who survives, also two daughters, Mrs. N. Dereau of Middlebury, Mrs. C. R. Church of Gloversville, N. Y., and two sons, Durett and Ivan Kirby of East Middlebury. Mr. Kirby was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Co. A, 6th Vermont Volunteers. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church. Rev. W. H. Merrier of Ripton officiated.
Source: Middlebury Register, July 11, 1919
W. C. Kirby, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Farr and Mrs. Hattie Beeman attended the funeral of James Kirby at East Middlebury Monday. The Rev. W. H. Merrill officiated. Mr. Kirby was born in Middlebury 88 years ago last January 24. He lived in this town for many years and was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Co. A, Sixth Vermont Volunteers. He was twice married, his first wife, who was Miss Betsy Cummings, dying 21 years ago. Later, he married Mrs. Louisa Nichols of East Middlebury, who survives him. He also leaves four children by his first marriage, Mrs. N. Derreau of Middlebury, Mrs. C. R. Church of Gloversville, N. Y. , and Durett and Ivan Kirby of East Middlebury; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a man of sterling Christian character, a member of the Congregational Church and loved and respected by all who knew him.
Source: Burlington Free Press, July 10, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.