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Higley, Orange


Age: 24, credited to Marlboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 05/17/1838, Marlboro, VT
Death: 09/14/1918

Burial: Marlboro Center Cemetery, Marlboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 33785945


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/31/1891, 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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Marlboro Center Cemetery, Marlboro, VT

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Henry Hobart Horsford was born in Poultney, Vermont, 14 Feb., 1821. He m. in Wells, Vt., 10 Jan. 1843, Persis Clarissa Hopson (b. Wells, 8 Feb. 1824, dau. of Almon & Clarissa (Chandler) Hopson). Henry was a farmer and mechanic. He enlisted at Castleton at the age of 41 years, 16 Aug. 1862, and was mustered on 21 Oct. 1862 in Co. "F", 14th Regiment Vt. Vols. in the 9 months service. He was never well after the seven days march and the Battle of Gettysburg. He mustered out on 30 July 1863 and went back to his home in Hydeville, Vt. He died there less than two months later, on 19 Sept. 1863. His widow died in Bennington, Vermont, 13 Oct., 1917 (age 93 years, 8 months, 5 days).

1. Mary Dustin, b. 1845
2. George Bailey, b. 1846
3. Caroline O., b. 1850
4. Harriet Josephine, b. 1852.

Courtesy of Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College.


Well-Known Citizen of Marlboro Had Been Blind Three Years.

Orange Higley, 80, died at his home in Marlboro Saturday of infirmities incident to advancing years. Mr. Higley was born in Marlboro, May 17, 1838, a son of Mr. And Mrs. Eliot Higley. The family soon after moved to Fort Miller, N. Y., but returned to Marlboro when Mr. Higley was 13 years of age. He attended the public schools of Fort Miller and Marlboro. He married Ann Stockwell of Brattleboro, who died April 18, 1897. Mr. Higley was a veteran of the Civil war and had always been a farmer. He leaves one brother, Levi of Chicago, and a foster son, William F. Snow. Mr Higley had been blind over three years, but was in usual health up to within 10 days of the time of his death. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. H. Shaw, pastor of the Marlboro church, officiating, and the burial will take place in the Marlboro cemetery.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, September 16, 1918.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.