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Grant, John Williams

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 32, credited to Concord, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/29/62, m/i 9/1/62, MSCN, Co. A, 11th VT INF, pr ARTIF, 9/1/64, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 11/06/1830, Concord, VT
Death: 11/29/1903

Burial: Old Overlook Cemetery, Concord, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 118551398

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/24/1887, VT; widow Eliza L., 12/16/1903, 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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

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Old Overlook Cemetery, Concord, VT

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Biography

John Williams Grant, born November 6, 1830, in Concord, enlisted July 29, 1862, and mustered in as a Musician, in Co. A of the same regiment, on September 1, 1862. On September 1, 1864, he was promoted to artificer and mustered out with the regiment on Jun 24, 1865. His brother Franklin and half-brother Ira served in the same unit.

Courtesy of Ken Manies.

Obituary

Death of Mr. Grant

John W. Grant died at his home near Red Village, Sunday, November 29, of Bright's disease. Mr. Grant was born in Concord, Nov. 6, 1830, and was 73 years of age. His disease was of several years' standing and he has been quite feeble for some months but was confined to his bed less than two days. After a council of physicians had pronounced his case hopeless and of short duration, his daughter, Miss Lucia, was sent for from Northfield, Mass., where she was attending school and she arrived on the train early Sunday morning in season to be very warmly greeted by her father. Mr. Grant was twice married, the first time to Miss Lutherie Quimby of Concord, who died in 1874, and by whom he had four children; Emmett, Clatidus A., Ulysses S., and Mrs. Lena Arnold. In August 1875, he married Mrs. Eliza L. (Nichols) Isham of Lunenburg, and they have the following children: John W., Ira N., William F., Lucia B., Perley B., Frank and Ora. In November 1876, the family moved to this place, which has been their home ever since. Mr. Grant served three years in the war of the Rebellion in Co. A, 11th Vermont Regiment, first as musician and later as artificer, and was a member of the G. A. R. He was well known by everyone in this vicinity, for having followed the business of painting and paper hanging for 45 years. Few homes of any pretensions are without specimens of his work. Genial, accommodating, and a great lover of music, Mr. Grant will long be remembered by a large circle of friends. During the pastorate of Rev. W. C. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Grant joined the Methodist church. The funeral services which occur Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Mather. The interment, at Mr. Grant's request, will be at East Concord in the family lot.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, December 2, 1903.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

Ken Manies has John's brother Frank's photograph album, which includes pictures of Frank, Ira, a cousin Samuel Baldwin, who served in the 80th Ohio Infantry, and others.