Age: 26, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/16/62, m/i 9/29/62, Pvt, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, m/o 6/21/65
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Birth: 07/04/1836, Collins Center, NY
Burial: Village Cemetery, Shelburne, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 130363818
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/15/1890, MN
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Village Cemetery, Shelburne, VT
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John Pierce, a Civil War veteran and the oldest resident of Shelburne, died early yesterday, at his home in that town, following a two weeks' illness, the result of a fall from which he never recovered. Mr. Pierce was born in Collins, Erie County, N. Y., July 4, 1836, the son of the late Romella and Ralph Chase Pierce. He was educated in the schools of New York state. In 1869 he married Emily Drew.
Of this union five children were born: George and Mattie who are now deceased; Henry of Barnesville, Minn.; Fred and Mrs. H. A. Bartlett of Santa Anna, Calif.
For several years Mr. Pierce had made his home with his sister, Lominda Pierce at the Pierce homestead in East Shelburne. Possessing a kindly nature and a keen sense of humor, Mr. Pierce had acquired a large circle of friends who will mourn his passing. He is survived by his three children, and by his sister, Lominda Pierce of Shelburne.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed, and will be announced later.
Source: Burlington Daily News, March 5, 1930.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.