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Adams, Simeon Jr.


Age: 18, credited to Marlboro, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i 9/30/62, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, tr to 4th VT INF, Co. G 2/25/65, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 07/22/1844, Marlboro, VT
Death: 03/17/1917

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Rindge, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 73743788


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/24/1881, VT; widow Ellen L., 10/9/1923, not approved
Portrait?: Russinoff Collection; White Collection
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: Died in Marlboro, VT


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Hillside Cemetery, Rindge, NH

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Brian White's Sharpshooters Collection


Simeon Adams of Marlboro.
Veteran Sharpshooter of Civil War Dies After Long Illness.

Simeon Adams, 73, a native of Marlboro and a veteran sharpshooter of the Civil war, died Saturday afternoon in his home in Marlboro after a long illness due to advancing years.

Mr. Adams was born in Marlboro, July 15, 1844, a son of Simeon and Mary Ann (Sargent) ADams. He was one of a family of nine children. He enlisted August 15, 1862, in Company G, 4th Vermont regiment, and was later transferred to Company E, 2d regiment United States Volunteers, known as Berdan's Sharpshooters. He received a shell wound at the battle of Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864, and was in a hospital until September 9, 1864, being finally discharged from the army June 19, 1865.

December 31, 1867, he marred May Jane Squiers, who died October 29, 1906. On October 18, 1910, Mr. Adams married Mrs. Ellen Adams of Marlboro, widow of his brother, Henry.

Much of his early married life was spent in the "Algiers" section of Guilford. He moved from there to Rindge, N.H., where he lived a number of years before returning to Marlboro.

He leaves his wife and nine children, who are Miss Gertrude Adams, Miss Laura Adams and Mrs. Herbert Eaton of Rindge, NH; E. E. Adams of Fitchburg, Mass., William A. Adams and Mrs. H. C. Goulding of Worcester, Mass., Mrs. A. C. Towne of Winchedon, Mass., Dr. Warner Adams of Baltimore, Md., and Charles F. Adams of East Jaffrey, N.H. He leaves also two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Highly of Marlboro and Mrs. Elliot Higley of Guilford, and two brothers, David Adams of Marlboro and Samuel Adams of Brattleboro.

A prayer service was held Monday afternoon at 12.30 at the house, Rev. H. H. Shaw officiating. The bearers were Gerald and Arthur Adams, George Reed and Herbert Mather. The body ws taken Tuesday to Rindge, N.H. where funeral services were held Wednesday at 12 o'clock and where the burial took place.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, 23 Mar 1917.
Courtesy of Gail Lynde.