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Hardy, Henry


Age: 25, credited to Chester, VT; Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: enl 9/15/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. K, 16th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 8/10/63; enl 2/10/65, m/i 2/10/65, Pvt, Co. G, 7th VT INF, m/o 2/10/66

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Birth: 1835, Chester, VT
Death: 02/22/1890

Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111759464


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/25/1880; widow Lizzie E., 3/27/1890, 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


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Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Henry Hardy (7) {Solomon (6), John (5), Ebenezer (4), Thomas (3), William (2), Thomas (1)}, was born in Cavendish ---- 1835. He m. 16 Jan. 1857 Elizabeth Emeline "Lizzie" Gowing of Chester (b. 2 March 1839, dau. of Jonas G. & Hannah (Wright) Gowing).
Henry was not living at home with his parents in Cavendish at the taking of the 1850 census. He was living in Reading, Vt. with his Aunt Jerusha and her husband Thomas Green, where at the age of 14 years, he was attending school and working in the Green household as a 'farm boy.' In 1860, he had his wife Lizzie were living in the Gassetts section of Chester with their baby daughter Sarah and were renting a farm. Others were also living in this household at the time, including Willard Paddelford (age 48, working as a farm laborer), Almeron Gowing (age 12), and Alfred Archer (age 13). Neighbors included John Harvey Green and his family, Martin Church and his family, Levi Wyman and his family, and Oliver Atwood and his family.
Henry was a Civil War veteran, He enlisted at Chester in Co. "K", 16th Vt. Reg't. 15 Sept. 1862, and was discharged, 10 Aug. 1863, He re-enlisted 10 Feb. 1865 and served until 10 Feb. 1866 in Co. "G", 7th Reg't Vt. Vols.
At the time of the 1870 census, Henry & Lizzie were living in Chester. He was working as a farm laborer and leasing a farm in Chester. Their children living at home were Willie (age 8), Nellie (age 6), and Alice (age 2). Also boarding with them was Moses Nelson March (age 45), who seemed to be the owner of the farm the Hardy's were working and living on and was not married. When the 1880 census of Chester was taken the Henry Hardy family were finally living on their own farm. They had five children living at home with them: Nellie (age 15), Alice (age 12), Edward (age 9), George (age 7), Fannie (age 4).
Henry died at his home in Londonderry, Vt. of pneumonia, 22 Feb., 1890.
Lizzie died in Harvard, Mass., 10 March 1894 (age 55)
From her obituary: "Her four children accompanied the remains and were present at the burial beside the remains of their father."
Both Henry & Lizzie were buried in the Brookside Cemetery in Chester, Vt.
Children (born Chester):

1. Sarah J., b. 1859
2. William H. "Willie", b. 24 Jan. 1862. He died in Springfield, 22 May 1890. His body was brought to Chester to be buried beside his father in the Brookside cemetery.
3. Nellie J., b. 10 Aug. 1864. She m. Chester, 4 Aug. 1880 Frederick Bailey of Chester They had been neighbors at the time. He was working as the hired man for Merrill Stevens in 1880.
4. Alice L., b. 8 May 1868. She m. 12 Sept. 1885, Daniel Cosma Shattuck of Chester (b. Mt. Holly, 8 Aug. 1860, son of Daniel Ashley & Emma Frances (Coleman) Shattuck). They lived in Weston, Vt.
5. Edward, b. 1871
6. George C., b. 24 Sept., 1872
7. Fanny M., b. 18 Nov. 1874

Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College, Windsor County researcher.



In Londonderry, Feb. 22, Henry Hardy, 58.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, March 7, 1890.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.