Age: 20, credited to Walden, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 3/6/65, m/i 3/6/65, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 1846, Montpelier, VT
Burial: Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Francis Guber
Findagrave Memorial #: 65297201
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/17/1879
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT
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Rufus Bigelow passed away at his home at South Danville, Nov. 23, at the advances age of 85 years. Although he had been in feeble health for some time, he was confined to his bed but a few days. During his declining years he has been cared for by his son and wife, Mr. And Mrs. Bert Bigelow. Mr. Bigelow was the son of John and Sophia (Ainsworth) Bigelow and was born at Worcester, Nov, 27m 1843. His brothers and sisters were George, Laura, Malissa, Oscar, Julia, Willie and Lewis. The only living is Lewis Bigelow of Boston. Rufus Bigelow married Adeline Emmons, March 26, 1866. Two children were born to this union, Myrtie, who died early in infancy, and Bert A. Bigelow. Besides his son, he leaves two grandchildren, Ralph and Walter Bigelow. Mr. Bigelow served as a soldier in the civil war, enlisting in 1864, in the 8th Vt. Regiment, Co. E. Owing to illness, he was never in active service. He was honorably discharged at Montpelier at the close of the war. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church at Danville Monday afternoon, Nov. 25, Rev. William H. Way officiating. Two selections were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Way. The burial was at Peacham cemetery. Those from out of town to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Will Gibson, St. Johnsbury; Mr. and Mrs. T. Hutchinson and son of Lancaster, N.H., Mr. Mr. Lucian Bigelow of South Peacham, Myron and Archie Hutchinson, Peacham; Walter C. Bigelow, Barnet.
Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, December 13, 1928
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.