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Griffith, Franklin D.


Age: 21, credited to Duxbury, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 04/06/1841, Duxbury, VT
Death: 03/24/1913

Burial: South Duxbury Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/25/1886; widow Abbie W., 5/22/1913, VT, not approved
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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South Duxbury Cemetery, Duxbury, VT

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Portrait Portrait

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


FRANKLIN D. GRIFFITH enlisted from Duxbury, his native town. He was 21 years old. 5 ft. 9 in high. He was a strong, well built man capable of great endurance. The 27th day of December he was detailed to act as brigade teamster and he continued in this position until captured by Rebel guerillas with our teams in May, an account of which Sergeant Boyce gives on another page.

Mr. Griffith married Sallie Gillett, of Duxbury, who died some years ago. Children, Emmie, married Ed Tracy; Betty, married Merrill Childs; Birney, married Mr. Sleeper; Eunice, married Jed Haskins, Josie, married Chandler McAllister.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 462


Funeral of Franklin D. Griffith This Afternoon at One O'clock.

Franklin D. Griffith of Waterbury College, is home for the Easter vacation. - Monday evening, November 24, 1912, he suffered a shock from the effects of which he never recovered. He was moved January 2 to the home of his daughter, where the end came peacefully at eight O'clock. Mr. Griffith was aa son of David and Harriette (Bruce) Griffith and was born in Duxbury April 6, 1842. Of a family of 13 children only one brother survives, A. M. Griffith of this place. Mr. Griffith served nine months in Company B, 12th Vermont regiment during the Civil War and was a member of Stetson Post at Waterbury Center. June 1, 1861, he married Sallie L. Gillett, by whom he had five children; Mrs. V.V. Turner of Waterbury, Mrs J. O. Haskins of Montpelier, Birney F. Griffith, Mrs. M. R. Child of Moretown, Mrs. C. H. McAllister of Essex. His wife died December 31, 1888. In April, 1893, he married Mrs. Martha Jones of Royalton, who died July 30, 1903. On April 15, 1908 he married Mrs. Abbie Godfrey of Waterbury Center, who survives him, together with his five children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be held Wednesday at one O'clock and the burial will be in the South Duxbury cemetery.

Source: Burlington Free Press, March 26, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.