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Demeritt, Marcus


Age: 29, credited to Eden, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. H, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 03/16/1833, Stowe, VT
Death: 10/16/1913

Burial: Branch Cemetery, Craftsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 138962298


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/5/1863
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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3rd Great Grandfather of Elwin Sherrer, Burlington, VT

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Branch Cemetery, Craftsbury, VT

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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)


MARCUS DEMERIT volunteered from the town of Eden, Vt., September 8th, 1862 at the age of 29, and joined Company H. Served out his term of enlistment and was honorably discharged July 21st, 1863. (See page 336 for picture.)

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 659


The funeral of Marcus Demeritt, who died at 12:15 o'clock last Thursday from brights disease, was held at 10 0'clock Friday morning, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willis Reed, on the Wolcott Road, where he had resided for several years, Rev. Geo. W. Tabor officiating. The bearers were four sons-in-laws, Willis Reed, and A. W. Whittemore of this town, Norman Loomis and Charles Cochran of Craftsbury. Interment was made in Craftsbury.
Marcus Demerritt, one of 13 children of Amos and Polly Dake Demerritt, was born in Stowe March 16, 1833. He was married Oct. 25, 1852, to Rowena Leach, of Eden, who died 12 years ago. To this union were born seven children, one son, Horace, and a daughter, Ida Mae, dying many years ago.
The deceased was a member of the local G.A.R., a member of Co. H., 13th Vt., and a member of the Seventh Day Advent Church. He was a honest upright Christian man, and a friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by five children, Mrs. Fannie Reed and Mrs. Gertrude Whittemore of this town, Mrs. Lillia Cochran, Mrs. Edna Loomis, and Maurice Demeritt of Craftsbury, one brother, W. L. Demerritt of this place, two sisters, Mrs. Betsey Wylie of Grand Falls, Minn., Mrs. Fannie P. Brown, of Eden, and by several grandchildren.
Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were, Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Demeritt, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cochran and sons, Harold and Orlo, and Mr. & Mrs. Norman Loomis of Craftsbury, and a grandson Harry Demeritt of Berlin.
Source: News & Citizen, 20 October 1913

Submitted by Deanna French.
13th Vermont Regimental History