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French, Samuel B.


Age: 24, credited to Glover, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV, MA INF
Service: enl 5/9/64, Unatt. Co. MA INF, m/o 8/15/64; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, 7th SGT, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 08/02/1840, Unknown
Death: 05/13/1910

Burial: Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Harman Clark
Findagrave Memorial #: 179373400


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/19/1891, 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: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT

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Samuel B. French

Samuel B. French of Glover died suddenly Friday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Carleton Felch, Cherry street. Mr. French, accompanied by his sister, Miss Harriet French of this place, came to St. Johnsbury from his home in Glover the day preceding his death. He had been in failing health since the death of his wife in March of this year, and Miss French went to Glover on Wednesday to bring him to St., Johnsbury. The end came peacefully in the home of his sisters and was due to heart trouble following a general breaking down.

Mr. French was born in Glover, August 2, 1840, the son of Orin French and Charlotte Bean French. His birthplace was his life long home, and the remains were carried there on Monday for interment in the family lot. The remains were accompanied to Glover by his sisters, the Misses Harriet and Lucy French, Carleton Felch and son, George C. Felch. Burial was from the Universalist church in Glover. Besides his three sisters, Mr. French is survived by one brother, Nathan French of Weymouth, Mass.

The deceased was engaged in the boot and shoe business in his natie town for many years. He was associated with his father in the business, and after his death, thirty years ago continued the business. Mr. French was a member of the Grand Army, and a number of his old comrades were present at the funeral.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, May 18, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.