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Wilson, John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 35, credited to Richford, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1827, Newport, VT
Death: 08/25/1901

Burial: Richford Center Cemetery, Richford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 125724585

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/9/1890, 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: 13th Vt. History off-site

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of James Holmes, Westborough, MA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Richford Center Cemetery, Richford, VT

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Biography

JOHN WILSON was the son of John and Susan Wilson, was born in Newport 1827. He was a carpenter by trade. After the war he became a farmer and resided in Richford, Vt. He was twice married, first to Adelia Rowell, second to Louisa Heath. He had six children of whom four are living. Two reside in Richford, one at Lyndonville and one in Nova Scotia. In the fall of 1862 he responded to the call of his country and enlisted for nine months. He was a good soldier and did his duty well. He was discharged with his regiment. On his return to Richford he was soon called to mourn the loss of his first wife. He worked hard to support his large family. He survived his second wife. He was honored by being placed upon the pension rolls of the government. He died August 25th, 1901.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 629

Obituary

RICHFORD

John Wilson, an old and respected citizen of this town, died Sunday evening. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, the Rev. P. A. S. Smith officiating. Mr. Wilson was an old soldier, and a member of Frontier Post, G.A.R. He leaves three sons and one daughter in this town, Benton, Jay and William Wilson, and Mrs. George Farmer, and one daughter who resides in Worcester.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, August 28, 1901
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.