Stafford, James Pierce
Age: 0, credited to Burke, VT
Unit(s): 56th MA INF, 16th NY INF
Service: 56th MA INF and 16th NY INF
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Birth: 06/21/1840, Plattsburgh, NY
Burial: Woodmont Cemetery, Burke, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 33432679
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Woodmont Cemetery, Burke, VT
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Hold Funeral Services for James Stafford
Funeral services for James Pierce Stafford, one of the last of the old residents of East Burke, who died suddenly Wednesday morning were held at his late home in that village Friday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Angell of Moultonville, N. H., formerly the pastor the church at East Burke. He was assisted by Rev. S. G. Suitor, present pastor. Interment was in the East Burke cemetery.
Mr. Stafford was born in Plattsburg, N.Y., June 7, 1840, the son of Colonel Peleg and Lucina Monte Stafford. He received his education in the Plattsburg schools and it was there that he learned the blacksmith's trade, which he followed practically all of his life.
Mr. Stafford was a veteran of the Civil War and was active in Grand Army circles. He served under General Grant in the battle of the Wilderness, in which engagement he was wounded. He enlisted at Plattsburg in the 15th New York regiment but was later transferred to the 10th Massachusetts Infantry, serving with the latter regiment until the close of the war.
He was married January 12, 1862, to Miss Mary Emerson at Plattsburg. Besides his wife Mr. Stafford leaves nine children, 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, 43 living descendants in all. The children are Mrs. John Schindler of Flint, Mich.;Mrs. Walter Bailey of Flint, Mich.; Mrs. C. E. Frazier of East Burke, Vt.; Mrs. George Hameline of Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Walter Silsby of Hampton,. N. H.; John J. Stafford of Lyndonville, Vt.; I. W. Stafford of St. Johnsbury; W. S. Stafford of Lyndonville and William J. Stafford of St. Johnsbury.
Mr. Stafford has spent 53 years in the Burkes, 45 of them being spent in East Burke. He has been in failing health for the past three years but his death came suddenly. He was up and around the day before.
Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, September 8, 1921
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.