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Gray, Jesse G.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 30, credited to Wheelock, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 11/24/63, m/i 12/9/63, PVT, Co. K, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 6/14/64, pr SGT 5/21/63, tr to Co. A 6/24/65, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, m/o 8/25/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1833, Wheelock, VT
Death: 11/10/1909

Burial: Wheelock Village Cemetery, Wheelock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Harman Clark
Findagrave Memorial #: 21995891

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/22/1877; widow Lydia A., 12/15/1909, VT, not approved
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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Village Cemetery, Wheelock, VT

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Obituary

Jesse G. Gray, whose death occurred at his home in this village last Wednesday morning, was the son of Eliphalet and Polly (Allard) Gray, and was born in Wheelock, Oct. 8, 1833. When a young man he spent some time in California and the states of Iowa and Illinois where he married his first wife, Eliza Ann Twombley, but soon returned to Wheelock, where the greater part of his life has been spent. Three children were born to them none of whom are now living, and Mrs. Gray died about 11 years ago. Oct. 23, 1902, he married Mrs. Lydia A. Piper, who survives him, as do also two grandchildren, George and Iola Squires of Laconia, N. H. Nov. 24, 1863 Mr. Gray enlisted in Company K, 11th Vt. regiment. He was promoted to corporal and sergeant, was wounded April 2, 1865,and mustered out August 25, 1865. During the many years of his residence in Wheelock he held some town office almost continuously, having been lister, selectman, justice of the peace, notary, for many years deputy sheriff, and represented the town in 1870-72. The last five years Mr. Gray has lived in Lyndon and has been in failing health for some time. The funeral service were held at his late residence on Friday by Rev. Mr. Jones and many of his former neighbors and friends as well as Grand Army men were in attendance. The interment was at the cemetery in Wheelock.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, November 17, 1909.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.