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Gregory, James

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 26, credited to Ferrisburgh, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/16/62, m/i 10/21/62, CPL, Co. I, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1834, Ferrisburgh, VT
Death: 10/06/1887

Burial: Adams Ferry Cemetery, Panton, VT
Marker/Plot: No_Marker
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/18/1882, VT; widow Ruth A., 7/14/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates "no marker"

DESCENDANTS

Great Granduncle of Kay Danforth, Hinesburg, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Adams Ferry Cemetery, Panton, VT

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Obituary

SUICIDE IN WEST FERRISBURG.

OUR VERGENNES CORRESPONDENT WRITES -- "The death of Mr. James Gregory Thursday morning of last week, at his home in West Ferrisburg, was a shock to the community where he had always lived."

Early Thursday morning he went out, Mrs. Gregory thought to milk the cows, and not returning went to search for him. She found his lifeless body near the barnyard with the top of his head entirely blown off, and a discharged gun at his side. She did not hear the gun but there was others that did. By some it thought his death was accidental, but others thought it was a case of self destruction. He frequently took the gun, a double barrel shotgun, when he went out in the morning, to shoot birds and squirrels.

Mr Gregory was a volunteer in the late war, and was a member of C. I, 14th Vermont, and was promoted sergeant. He was about 54 years old, and leaves a wife. He was a kind hearted neighbor, industrial, and much respected. He never received a pension, although justly entitled to one. The funeral Friday was largely attended.

Source: Middlebury Register, Oct. 14, 1887
Courtesy of Deanna French