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Jillson, Elba Lafleur


Age: 23, credited to Pomfret, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 8/31/64, m/i 8/31/64, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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Birth: 06/07/1841, Williamstown, VT
Death: 02/13/1923

Burial: Prosper Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 60713590


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/27/1889, 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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


2nd Great Grandfather of Allison Jillson Wade, Woodstock, VT

2nd Great Grandfather of Thomas S. Jillson, Springfield, MA

2nd Great Grandfather of Gary Wheelock, Ooltewah , TN

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Prosper Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Elba Lafleur Jillson was born in Williamstown, June 7, 1841. His parents were Isaac and Hannah (Connor) Jillson. He was next to the youngest of a family of nine children. He came to Pomfret when he was twelve years old and spent the rest of his life here, with the exception of two years.

In 1862 he married Mary Jane Pratt of Pomfret. Eleven children were born of that union, seven of whom are living.

In 1864 he volunteered and went with Company C 9th Vt. Infantry for nine months' service in the Civil War. He was one of the few remaining members of George C. Randall Post, and the oldest charter member of Teago Grange.

He and his youngest son have lived together since the death of his wife in 1901. He was a genial, home-loving man, and during his many months of suffering was always glad to see his friends and relatives, and tried to be cheerful while conversing with them. He passed away on Feb. 13th. The funeral services were held at Grange Hall. Feb. 15, at one o'clock p. m., Rev. W. E. Baker officiating.

Source: Vermont Standard, March 1, 1923.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.