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Sargent, Phineas Lafayette


Age: 32, credited to Newbury, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/4/62, m/i 9/26/62, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, pow, Piping Tree, 3/2/64, prld 5/8/64, m/o 5/29/65

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Birth: 02/19/1828, Barnet, VT
Death: 06/21/1907

Burial: Groton Cemetery, Groton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Eliza P. W., 6/28/1097, not approved
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


2nd Great Grandfather of Jo Ann Billodeau, San Francisco, CA

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Groton Cemetery, Groton, VT

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Well Known Citizen in Wells River Valley Dead.

Groton, June 24. - Phineas Sargent died Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Linnie Weed, in this village at the age of 79 years. He had been in failing health for several months from stomach trouble. Mr. Sargent was born in Passumpsic, but moved to Hill, N. H., when about seventeen years of age, where he learned and followed the shoemaker's trade for some years, going from there to Lowell, Mass., and afterwards to sea for three years.

He enlisted in the 1st Vt. Cav., Co. D, in August, 1861, and was discharged in1865. He was taken prisoner at Richmond and, after being imprisoned for two months, he was exchanged for Confederate prisoners.

The deceased was one of the oldest members of the Methodist church, uniting with this church when he moved to the town of Ryegate, about 38 years ago, where he lived until he moved to this town, eleven years ago. He was a man of strong religious principles and faithful in the discharge of church duties.

Fifty-three years ago he married Abigail G. Jones, who died June 11, 1900. Their children were Charles, who went to California when a young man, and died there in April of the present year, a daughter, who died in infancy, Wesson H., of Ryegate, Mrs. Linnie Wedl of this place and David N., of Corinth. Five years ago he married Mrs. Eliza Welch, who survives him.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist church, the Rev. M. S. Eddy officiating, and were attended by Col. Preston Post of Wells River of which he was a member. Burial was in the village cemetery.

Source: Barre Daily Times, June 24, 1907.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.