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Laundry, Jesse


Age: 19, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT LARTY
Service: enl 12/9/61, m/i 2/18/62, PVT, 1st VT LARTY BTRY, wdd, 5/10/64, m/o 8/10/64

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Birth: 06/07/1842, Canada East
Death: 06/20/1920

Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/8/1880, VT; widow Eliza, 7/15/1920, 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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Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT

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Jesse Laundry's Father Captured by Indians, Lived With Them 10 Years.

Jesse Laundry, the Civil war veteran who died at his home in North Calais June 20, was born June 7, 1843, the son of Joseph and Margaret Besah Laundry. Although born in Canada, he was an Englishman by birth, his grandparents, Mary and Joseph Angel, having sailed directly from England, but dying soon after, leaving their only son, Joseph, to be adopted by a family by the name of Laundry. He did not live long with them, however, having been captured by Indians at Quebec while at play. There he spent 10 years of his life, the Indians being very kind to him. He made his escape when about 18 years of age and came to the southern part of Canada, where he met and married Margaret Besah, coming to the United States, the land of Margaret's birth, when Jesse was but a few weeks old.

Jesse Laundry was a kind and loving husband and father, and was idolized by his family. He was also a great favorite among his comrades.

Source: Barre Daily Times, July 8, 1920.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.