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Ford, George Osman

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 26, credited to Granby, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/16/61 (2/18/62, SGT, Co. K, 8th VT INF, pow, Boutte Station, 9/4/62, prld 11/13/62, comn 2LT 2/19/63 (3/18/63), pr 1LT 7/1/63 (8/8/63), pr CPT 12/28/63 (2/3/64), wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 2/26/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/20/1835, Lyndon, VT
Death: 05/09/1909

Burial: Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: 339
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 22545079

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/20/1869; widow Sophronia E., 6/1/1909, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Jones Collection, Guber Collection off-site, 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History
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

DESCENDANTS

Great Granduncle of Alan R. Ford, Westfield, IN

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Photo

John Gibson Collection

Photo

Dewey Jones Collection

Photo

(Carpenter's History
Eighth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers
)

Obituary

Was a Leading Citizen of Kirby

Capt. George O. Ford, aged 74 years, died at his home in Kirby, May 8, after a short illness. He was a native of Lyndon and served three years in the Civil War in the Eighth Vermont regiment. He was once taken prisoner, twice wounded, and when discharged had been promoted to a captaincy in his regiment. In 1864 he married Sophronia Grout, a sister of the late Congressman W. W. Grout, and during General Groutís long public service Captain Ford was manager of his farm in Kirby and lived on it.

Captain Ford had held all the offices in Kirby. In 1888 he represented the town in the legislature and for several years had been the county road commissioner.

Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, May 20, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.