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Pratt, Joseph Sampson


Age: 26, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. B, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 04/19/1836, Woodstock, VT
Death: 09/12/1911

Burial: Prosper Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/13/1890, 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 Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Prosper Cemetery, Woodstock,VT

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Joseph S. Pratt

The Vermont Journal, October 13, 1911

Joseph Sampson Pratt was born in Woodstock, April 19, 1836, on the farm now owned and occupied by Grant U. Cobb. He was the son of Lavinal and Susan (Palmer) Pratt, the last of a family of three children. An older brother Carlos, died in 1865 and a sister, younger, Mrs. A. J. Cobb, died in 1904. Mr Pratt as a young man worked for sometime for Joseph Hathaway in Massachusetts., building mill dams and putting in water wheels. He was married in March 12, 1860 to Lavina D. Hickard. Of this union were born two sons, Ora C., of Woodstock and Frank L., of North Beverly, Mass. His first wife died April 29, 1876, and on November 26, 1878, he married Mrs. Adaline L. Paine of Cavendish. Of this union was born one son, Arthur G., who has always lived at home. Mrs. Adaline Pratt died April 12, 1908. He also left one granddaughter to mourn his loss, Miss Annie R. Pratt of Woodstock. Mr. Pratt enlisted in the civil war, Co. B, 12th Vt. Regt. of Volunteers, August 25, 1862, and served nine months, being honorably discharged July 14, 1863. On his return from the war he bought the farm just across the road from where he was born and there the remaining years of his life were spent. He suffered a severe shock August 13, 1910, and was in failing health until the second shock September 12, 1911, from which time he failed rapidly until the end came peacefully Wednesday evening, September 27. Funeral services were held at his late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. L. Canfield of the Universalist church speaking words of comfort to the bereaved family. Mr. Pratt was a member of George C. Randall Post, G.A.R., of Woodstock and several of his comrades attended the service. Interment in cemetery at Prosper.

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt