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Cone, Hugh E.


Age: 19, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/64, m/i 8/18/64, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, m/o 7/15/65

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Birth: 09/15/1846, Bennington, VT
Death: 02/04/1929

Burial: Waite Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 43451909


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/5/1881, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Steve Berard, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Waite Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT

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Civil War Veteran Died in Shaftsbury This Morning

Hugh E. Cone, aged 86, died at his home in South Shaftsbury early this morning after an illness of three months. Mr. Cone was born in Bennington in 1846, and had always lived in this vicinity. He was employed for some time as a lumberman and also worked in the Eagle Square mill for about 40 years.

In 1864, when he was 18 years of age, he enlisted in the Union army and served as a private with Company A, 2nd Vermont infantry until the close of the war when he was discharged.

In August, 1868, he was married to Lucina Eddy, who died in 1910, and from this marriage there are two sons who survive, Herbert Cone of Bennington and Edward Cone of North Bennington. There were also three daughters, of who one died in her youth and the others died when they were older.

After that, in 1911, he married again, to Mrs. Emma Harrington, who survives him. Six grandchildren also survive, Nellie Rice, Carl Harrington, Esther Cone and Edna Cone of Bennington, Leon Cone of North Bennington and Edward Harrington of South Shaftsbury.

The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. C. R. Edgington officiating. Burial will be in the Joe Waite cemetery.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, February 4, 1929.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.