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Ripley, John A.


Age: 25, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/30/61, m/i 2/18/62, CPL, Co. C, 8th VT INF, reen 1/5/64, pr SGT, pr 1SGT, comn 2LT, 2/20/64 (3/25/64), m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: abt 1836, St. Johnsbury, VT
Death: 11/08/1896

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119747229


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/18/1866; widow Rhoda B., 12/14/1896, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections, 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: ME
(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


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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


(Carpenter's History
Eighth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers



John Ripley, Sr., died at his home in this place Sunday afternoon at the age of 68 years. He was born at St. Johnsbury, where he spent the early part of his life. He married Rhoda B. Cheney, daughter of Danforth Cheney of Waterford, in 1856. He was a member of the G.A.R. He enlisted as private in Company C, 8th Vt., in 1862 and served until the end of the war. He did good service for our country, as he was promoted twice, first as sergeant, and afterwards as first lieutenant. He had been a long time sufferer from a complication of diseases contracted while in the service, and for three years has been totally blind. His wife and two sons, Ned Ripley of this place, and John Ripley of Lyndonville, survive him. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. H. H.; Hoyt of St. Johnsbury on Tuesday, at 10 o'clock, at his late residence, and the interment took place at St. Johnsbury.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, November 11, 1896
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.