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Champany, John


Age: 19, credited to Barnet, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/7/63, m/i 1/4/64, Pvt, Co. C, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 01/02/1843, Derby, VT
Death: 11/29/1914

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Barnet, VT
Marker/Plot: Section 1, Block 1, Lot 33, #1
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 47110554


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/21/1887
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: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Sharon Metzger, Arlington, MA

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Barnet, VT

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John Champany

John Champany passed away November 29 at the home of his niece, Mrs. Andrew Minard, after a long and painful illness, aged 71 years, 11 months and 29 days. During his illness he has been tenderly cared for by his children and his niece and her husband, with whom he has resided.

The funeral was held at the church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. W. C. Clark officiating. He was laid to rest by the side of his first wife in Barnet cemetery. The post attended in a body and conducted a short service at the grave.

John Champany was the son of John and Phelisses Shepard Champany. He was born in Danby, P. Q, January 2, 1842 and was one of a family of eight children, two of whom survive him. When he was 13 years of age his parents moved to this village and here he has always resided.

He was united in marriage to Lucy, daughter of Enoch Simonds, July 4, 1866, and 12 children were born to them, all but one of whom survive him.

Mr. Champany was a war veteran. He enlisted in the 7th Vermont, Co. C, November 7, 1862, and served three years. He was mustered out June 28, 1865. His first wife died March 16, 1905. His second wife was Mrs. Addie Champany, to whom he was married May 2, 1907.

Mr. Champany was an honest, hard working man. Always reliable, he won and held the respect of his townspeople, while his genial, kindly disposition won him many warm friends. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and eleven children, four sons, John S., of Passumpsic; Frank of Brattleboro; and Edward and Leonard of Barnet; seven daughters, Mrs. Selina Fenoff, Barnet; Mrs. Jennie Morrill, St. Johnsbury; Mrs. Hattie Stockwell, Lyndonville; Mrs. Abbie Courtney, South Ryegate; Mrs. Helen Whitney, Lyndonville; Mrs. Addie Hill, Manchester, N. H., and Miss Louise Champany of St. Johnsbury, all of whom save one, were able to be present at his funeral. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Eliza Stevens, of Amesbury, Mass., and a brother, Ramie, of Monroe, N.H., and 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, December 9, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.