Rand, George B.
Age: 20, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV, 102nd NY INF
Service: enl 8/20/63, m/i 9/10/63, Pvt, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, tr to Co. D, 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65; Co. E, 102nd NY INF
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Birth: 1844, Colchester, VT
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/8/1904, IL; widow Mary M., 8/14/1917, VT
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)
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George B. Rand, father of the Rev. James P. Rand, was the second son of Alvinza and Lucinda (Small) Rand, and was born in Stowe, Vermont, December 5, 1845. He was educated in the common school at Morrisville, and was an excellent scholar. He entered upon life with ample preparation, and has acquitted himself creditably and honorably in every station. During the Civil war he made an excellent record as a patriot soldier. He enlisted in 1861, when sixteen years old, in the Twelfth Regiment United States Infantry, with which he served until November 29, 1864, when he was honorably discharged at Fort Hamilton, New York. During his term of enlistment he participated in all the momentous campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, under its various great generals from McClellan to Grant, and bore his part bravely in fourteen different engagements, and was wounded on the second day of the battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. It is of interest to note in this connection that his brother Joseph, equally patriotic, enlisted in Company A, Third Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry, when the rebel attack upon Fort Sumter was made, and served until the close of the war, notwithstanding he was twice wounded.
George B. Rand, in his young manhood, learned undertaking, and he followed that calling in Burlington for about twenty years and then engaged in a real estate business which he has prosecuted with gratifying success to the present time. In this calling he has been enabled to aid largely toward the development of the city, and his ability and integrity have drawn to him many friends from the best classes, who have been, greatly advantaged by his familiarity with real estate values and general business conditions. He has also capably served the community in various important positions. He was elected to the board of aldermen in 1895 and was re-elected in 1897, serving four years, and was school commissioner from 1899 to 1902.
He married, in New York city, December 7, 1864, Margaret Fox, who was born in county Donegal, Ireland, March 17, 1842, a daughter of Patrick and Rose (Deary) Fox. Her grandpa- rents were Edward and Margaret (Malloy) Fox, the former a native of England and the latter of Ireland. Margaret Fox came to this country in 1862 and located in New York city, where she lived until 1864, when she married and came direct to Burlington, where she and her husband have since resided.
Source: Hiram Carleton; Genealogical and Family History of Vermont, Volume 2 p. 621
George E. Rand, born in Colchester in 1844, died at his home in Ludlow Monday. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and at its close for forty years was connected with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad as conductor. For the past two years his health has been very poor.
Source: Barre Daily Times, Aug. 10, 1917
Courtesy of Deanna French.