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Kenfield, Benjamin


Age: 41, credited to Fairfax, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/6/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. K, 11th VT INF, tr to VRC 11/20/63, m/o 5/3/64

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Birth: 10/02/1820, Stowe, VT
Death: 10/07/1905

Burial: Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 24078249


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/17/1865
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)


Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax, VT

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Disability Discharge

Benjamin Kenfield, aged 86 years, died at his home in Fairfax Saturday. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Mr. Kenfield was born in Sterling, October 2, 1819, son of George and Lucinda (Dyke) Kenfield. He came to Fairfax in 1843, and opened an iron foundry and blacksmith shop in what is knwn as Shepardson's hollow. June 13, 1847, he married Aurilla Shepardson, who died March 24, 1905. To them were born six children, three of whom are now living, George R Kenfield, who lives in Fairfax, Abby A. Kenfield, who has always lived at home and who cared for her father and mother in their declining years, and Lou Kenfield, wife of C. B. Green, of Richmond. Mr. Kenfield served in the late war in Co. K, 11th Vt. Regt.

Source: Barre Daily Times, October 11, 1905
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.