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Prescott, Freedom Densmore
Age: 31, credited to Lyndon, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/21/63, m/i 12/30/63, Pvt, Co. F, 9th VT INF, m/o 12/1/65
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Birth: 11/20/1833, Wheelock, VT
Burial: Wheelock Village Cemetery, Wheelock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 34112821
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/27/1887, VT; widow Aurilla T., 10/1/1902, VT
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)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Village Cemetery, Wheelock, VT
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The announcement of the death of F. D. Prescott, which occurred at his home in Waterford on Tuesday night of last week, was received with feelings of deepest regret in St. Johnsbury where he was well known and highly respected. The cause of his death was pneumonia after a few days' illness. Mr. Prescott was born in Wheelock, November 20, 1832. He was married in1860 to Aurilla Brooks of Sheffield, who survives him. They were the parents of two sons and two daughters, of whom only one, Mrs. Martha M. Peck of Danville, is now alive. One son was killed by a falling tree about four years ago. Mr. Prescott was a thoroughly consistent Christian. He united with the Methodist church in Windsor in 1873 and since residing in Waterford has been a constant attendant at Grace church. He was a veteran of the civil war, having served in Co. F, 9th Vt. Vols., and was a comrade of Chamberlain Post, No. 1, G. A. R. The funeral was held at his late home Friday morning, and a large gathering of neighbors and friends attested the esteem in which he was held. His pastor, Rev. Joshua M. Frost, conducted the service and the quartette of Grace church sang. Among those who attended from St. Johnsbury was a delegation from Chamberlain Post. The remains were taken to his native town for burial. The only member of Mr. Prescott's immediate family now living is a brother who resides in Oregon. Mrs. Prescott will go to Danville to make her home with her daughter.
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, July 30, 1902.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.