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Horton, Loren


Age: 42, credited to Clarendon, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/7/61, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. D, 7th VT INF, dis/dsb 10/15/62, Carrolton, LA, d. at sea, 10/30/62

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Birth: abt 1819, Unknown
Death: 10/30/1862

Burial: Died at Sea, ,
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Flosilla, 12/16/1862; minor, 9/12/1863
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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Loren Horton

More on Loren Horton, Co. "D", 7th Vt. from the Civil War pension file: Loren Horton of Mt. Holly, Vt., m. in Shrewsbury, Vt., 27 Nov., 1859, Florilla Rhodes of Shrewbury, (by Aaron Aldrich, Justice).
He died at Sea, 30 Oct., 1862 aboard the steamship Cohawba. He left a small box containing needles and thread, his discharge and $6 in money. He enlisted at Rutland City, Vt., 7 Dec., 1861 and was mustered into service as a private in Co. "D", 7th Vt. 12 Feb., 1862 under Captain John B. Kilburn of Rutland. He was discharged 15 Oct., 1862, on surgeon's certificate of disability. Two commissioned officers state that he contracted rheumatism in service and in the line of duty at Ship Island, Mississippi, that he did not recover. He became helpless and was unable to walk, and was discharged for illness, and they saw him on board a vessel that started for home named the Cahaba at New Orleans headed for New York City.
Private Daniel B. Pelsue (age 25) of Wallingford, Vt. under oath certified to be credible, stated that Horton sailed on board the same vessel as he did from New Orleans for home and that he died on the voyage home before they arrived at New York, and was cast into the sea from the ship on 30 Oct., 1862. He died with the rheumatism. Florilla (2 Dec. 1862), while living in Clarendon (age 23) applied for a Widow's pension and was awarded $8 a month commencing 30 Oct., 1863. (Children:
Charles Lorenzo Horton, b. 3 Sept., 1860).
Florilla Rhodes Horton, b. Mt. Holly, 3 Jan., 1840, m. 2nd in Mt. Holly, 16 March, 1863, Mr. James Sullivan Salter of Plymouth (a farm laborer by occuaption age 38 years). James was born in Springfield, Vt. 15 May, 1823, son of Orin & Polly (Perry) Salter. He d. of a heart attack, 29 Nov., 1913 (age 90 yrs, 6 mos. 14 days). Florilla asked that her widow's pension be restored, and it was. She d. in Ludlow, Vt. of heart failure following pneumonia, 21 Dec., 1924 (age 84). From her obituary: -- She passed away on Sunday morning at the home of her daughter , Mrs. Cora Merriam at 60 Pleasant Street, with whom she had lived for about three years. She m. Lorin Horton of Mt. Holly in 1853.
They had one son, Charles Horton, who lives in Rutland, but was unable to be in town for the funeral. Mr. Horton, her husband, was a soldier of the Civil War, and died in 1861. In 1865 she married Mr. Salter of Plymouth. He passed away on 30 Nov., 1913 (91 years). To them (3) children were born: Alice, May, and Cora.
Mrs. Cora Merriam is the only one who survives, the others having passed away several years ago. There are (3) grandchildren: Mrs. P. W. Barrett, Mrs. Henry Godfrey of Ludlow, and Mrs. Herbert Miner of Smokeshire, in the town of Chester.
There are seven great-grandchildren. The bearers were: P. W. Barrett, Warren Bagley, Henry Godfrey, and Theodore Godfrey. The funeral was at Mrs. Merriam's at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Mr. Rankin officiating. The body was placed in the tomb to await burial in the family lot in Plymouth. Those from out of town at the funeral were Mrs. Salinda Gilson and Mrs. Kearney Gilson of Proctorsville; also Ira Sumner of Grahamville.
(NEWS:-- 16 May, 1918: "Mrs. Mary Cooledge of Plymouth Union died Friday night, 10 May, 1918, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Selinda (Salter) Gilson, where she had been tenderly cared for during the past five years.")
Contributed by Linda M. Welch.