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Newton, Julius Caesar


Age: 23, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 7/12/61, m/i 7/16/61, PVT, Co. A, 3rd VT INF, m/o 12/10/61

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Birth: 06/29/1838, Stockbridge, VT
Death: 12/27/1915

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 134316840


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/11/1888, VT; widow Kate M., 9/18/1916, VT; minor, 3/6/1916, 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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Was Prominent Farmer, Former Member of Legislature and Civil War Veteran - Funeral Wednesday

Julius Caesar Newton, 77, a former member of the legislature, prominent farmer and Civil War veteran, died Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock in his home on Putney road after three years of failing health.

Mr. Newton was born in Stockbridge, (Vt.) June 29, 1838, and when as an infant was taken to the Shaker settlement at Enfield, N. H., remaining there until he was 18 years of age. He worked in various places in Vermont and New Hampshire and had been living in Putney three years when he enlisted in Company A, 3d Vermont regiment.

The regiment rendezvoused at St. Johnsbury. Owing to the delay for the last companies to join and the arrival of uniforms and rifles it was not mustered into service until July 16. A few days later the regiment was ordered to Baltimore and the members were cheered and refreshed at Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Springfield, Hartford and Philadelphia. At Baltimore orders were received to continue to Washington where the organization arrived July 26. The regiment moved across the river to Georgetown Heights, where it was in camp for some weeks. There Mr. Newton was taken seriously ill, and after months in the hospital was discharged from the service for disability, Dec. 9, 1861.

He returned to the North as soon as he was able to travel and went to Putney, where, on Nov 3, 1862, he married Miss Kate Burke. After one year in Rockingham and two years in Walpole, N. H., they moved to Brattleboro where their son, Carlos, was born. Mr. Newton remained here seven years and then moved to Winchester, N. H., where he bought a farm. He sold that after one year and spent the next nine years on the Richards Bradley farm in Brattleboro. The next eight years he lived in Dummerston on the Rice farm, owned by Mr. Bradley.

While a resident of Dummerston Mr. Newton was prominent in the affairs of the town. He was chairman of the board of selectmen three years, served as lister two years, and was overseer of the poor and town agent several years. He represented the town in the state legislature in 1886.

He went to Fisher's Island, N. Y., in November, 1891, as farm manager for E. M. And W. Ferguson, owners of the island. It was there in 1893 that his wife was one of the victims of an epidemic of diphtheria. She died of the disease Sept. 4, 1893. The body was brought to Brattleboro and buried in Prospect Hill cemetery. Mr. Newton married for his second wife Miss Kate Gilfeather of Wardsboro, the ceremony being performed Sept. 17, 1894. Fourteen years ago Mr. Newton moved back to Brattleboro and had since made his home on the Sargent farm on Putney road. Besides his wife he leaves three sons, Carlos, Julius and Miles Stanley. He was a member of the Centre Congregational church, Sedgwick post, G. A. R., Protective Grange, of which he had been master, and Wantastiquet lodge, I. O. O. F.

The funeral was held Wednesday at the home of Putney road. Rev. E. W. Sharp, district superintendent of the Methodist conference, officiated. The bearers were Henry J. Allen, Capt. H. C. Streeter, Patrick J. Fenton and Jonathan C. Howe. The burial took place in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, December 31, 1915.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.