Merrill, Adrian James
Age: 18, credited to Fairfax, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/20/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Bull Run, 7/21/61, 5/3/63, m/o 7/29/64
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Birth: 03/05/1843, Fairfax, VT
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 134565354
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/30/1888, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
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Funeral of Captain A. J. Merrill to be Held Today
Capt. Adrian James Merrill died of valvular heart trouble Monday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. M. Pelton. Mr. Merrill was born in Fairfax March 5, 1842. He was a member of Company H, 2nd Vermont Infantry and served three years in the Civil War. He lived in St. Albans for a time and moved to Richford in the year 1890 when he was assigned as deputy collector of customs in the office and was from August 1, 1911 to April 1, 1915 deputy collector in charge of the office. For the past five winters he has been in St. Petersburg, Fla., and only last Friday returned home because of continued illness. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Pelton, one sister, Mrs. Eva Campbell and one brother, Theodore Merrill. Funeral service will be held in St. Ann's Episcopal Church this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.
Source: Burlington Free Press, February 15, 1923.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.