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Kelley, Joseph Brainard


Age: 26, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/9/61, m/i 9/21/61, MSCN, 4th VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62

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Birth: 04/10/1835, Proctor, VT
Death: 06/04/1919

Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 110856581


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/7/1890, 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: Death certificate says he was born in Sutherland Falls, a hamlet in Proctor, where his mother was born.


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Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT

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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band

Kelley, Joseph B. - Musician. (b. Sutherland Falls, Vt., 1835, son of Samuel & Lucinda (Loveland) Kelley) His mother came from a large family of 13 children. He enlisted from Brandon, Vermont at the age of 26 years, 9 Sept., 1861. He was married at the time, his wife Andrea was 20 years old. He was a carpenter living in Brandon. He was mustered in at Brattleboro, 21 Sept., 1861. He mustered out with the Regimental Band, 9 Aug., 1862. After the war Joe settled down in Brandon, Vt. and took up the occupation of furniture repairman. In 1870 he and Andrea (age 30), had a little house valued at $850. They had additional personal property valued at $500. One son was at home, George H. Kelley (age 8).

Biographical Information
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)


Joseph B. Kelley, who had been in failing health for some time, died last Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock of chronic heart disease. He was 84 years of age and is survived by one son, George H. Kelley of New York City, and two nieces, Mrs. Anna Thayer Huntley of Providence, R. I., and Mrs. George E. Lessor of Rutland. He was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of C.J. Ormsbee post, G.A.R. The funeral was held from the house on Franklin street last Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. W.T. Weston of St. Thomas Episcopal church officiated and the Grand Army burial service was held at the house by C.J. Ormsbee post. The bearers were F.J. Patnode, Will T. Smith, F.W. Williams and E.R. Breed, Sons of Veterans. The honorary bearers were O. A. Durgey, M.L. Gibbs, Harlow Sandus, S.T. Grover. Burial was in the family lot at Pine Hill cemetery.

Source: Middlebury Register, June 13, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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