Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV
Service: Co. G, 26th NY CAV
See Legend for expansion of abbreviationsVITALS
Birth: Unknown, Unknown
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica Light
Findagrave Memorial #: 76747803
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/19/1890, VT; widow Victoria A., 2/25/1910, VT
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)
Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.
(Are you a descendant, but not listed? Register today)
Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.
WAS CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Joseph Martin of Barre Who Dropped Dead Yesterday.
Joseph Martin, who dropped dead of heart disease yesterday afternoon in Washington, was born January 31, 1847, in Henryville, P.Q. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in a New York regiment. He was a stone mason by trade and had resided in Barre and vicinity for the past 26 years. When Mr. Martin left home yesterday morning to go to Washington to get a load of hay at a farm owned by Liberty Hall, of this city, he was not feeling well and Mrs. Martin tried to persuade him to stay at home, but he thought that the sickness was only slight and would soon wear off. Mr. Hall accompanied him to Washington and they arrived at the farm about noon. Mr. Martin was on the haymow pitching the hay onto the sled to Mr. Hall when he suddenly called to Mr. Hall that he was feeling sick. Mr. Hall quickly climbed onto the mow and when he reached there Mr. Martin was breathing his last.
The remains were brought to the home at 123 Washington street, last evening. He is survived by a wife and five children, Mrs. Joseph Parker, William and Joseph jr., and Mrs. W. S. Robins of Barre and Mrs. M. G. McCleod of Jonesville.
He also leaves three brothers, Meader, of Bristol, Thomas of Plattsburg, N.Y., and Edward of Brookfield.
The funeral services will be held from his late home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. E. O. Thayer, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.
The body will be placed in the receiving tomb in Elmwood cemetery for interment in the spring.
Source: Barre Daily Times, January 25, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.