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Prior, Elbridge William


Age: 21, credited to Plymouth, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/11/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL 1/8/63, wdd, 5/3/63, m/o 6/29/64

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Birth: 03/13/1840, Plymouth, VT
Death: 05/17/1905

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/12/1880; widow Helen J., 5/29/1905, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
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: Diary


Great Grandfather of Nathan R. Adams, Chester, VT

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT

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VHS - 2nd Vermont Infantry Album (V2)

Photo Photo

Elbridge and Helen (Headle) Prior
Courtesy of Nathan Adams, Chester, Vermont, Elbridge's great-grandson

Elbridge W. Prior

St. Albans Daily Messenger
May 25, 1905


Was a Prominent Citizen and Merchant of Woodstock

Woodstock, May 18 - Elbridge W. Prior died of Bright's disease at 10 o'clock last night aged 65 years. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. The burial will be at Ludlow.

Mr. Prior had been a lister and justice of the peace for the past three years and village trustee for several years. He also had been a trustee of the Universalist society. He had been a dealer in furniture here since 1893 and previously was a prominent citizen of the town of Sherburne for many years where he held the offices of justice of the peace, selectman, and constable. He was born in Plymouth, and is survived by a wife, five children, ten grandchildren and three brothers and one sister of a family of thirteen. He served three years in the Civil War in Co. I, 2nd Vt. Vols., and was wounded in the battle of the Wilderness and Gettysburg.

Submitted by Tom Boudreau.

See also his diaries.