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Age: 44, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/17/61, m/i 2/12/62, CPL, Co. G, 7th VT INF, m/o 2/25/63
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Birth: 1815, Ireland
Burial: Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, 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, 7/6/1863, not approved; minor, 1/19/1866
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
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Peter D. O'Conner
Peter D. O'Conner (b. Ireland, 1816), was in Cavendish (Windsor County) Vermont in 1850, a self-employed tailor. His wife was Julia, and they had a slew of children... . He d. from phlebitis, contracted while in the Army, in Cavendish, 29 June 1863 (age 47 years, 9 months, and 16 days.)
He enlisted when he was 44 years old at Cavendish, 17 Dec., 1861 in Co. "G" 7th Regiment Vermont Volunteers. He was discharged for disability at the rank of Corporal, 25 Feb., 1863. He died about four months later.
He and Julia had a large family of children when the 1860 census was taken. Their house was valued at $500, and the had personal property worth about $150. This was not bad for an Irishman of his time in Vermont. His wife Julia was seven years older than he was. She died of "chronic dysentery" at Cavendish, 26 Sept., 1863 (age 53 yrs, 4 months 10 days).
--The 1850 Duttonsville: Cavendish shows: Peter D. O'Conner (b. Ireland, 1815, age 34, tailor); Julia O'Conner (b. Ireland, 1815, age 35, wife); Julia O'Conner (b. Ireland, 1808, age 42, boarding (could have been Peter's sister); Mary O'Conner (b. Vt. 1843, age 7, dau); Peter O'Conner Jr. (b. Vt. 1845, age 5, son), Arthur O'Conner (b. Vt. 1846, age 4, son), Catherine O'Conner (b. Vt. 1848, age 2, dau.). In 1850 they lived near Salmon F. Dutton and his wife and family (in the house that is now in the Shelburne Museum, Dutton's tavern).
--1860 Cavendish: Peter O'Conner (b. Ireland, 1816, age 44, tailor, $500, $150); Julia O'Conner (b. Ireland, 1809, age 51, wife); Mary O'Conner (b. Vt., 1843, age 17, operative in the mill); Peter O'Conner Jr., (b. Vt., 1845, age 14, operative in the mill); Arthur O'Conner (b. Vt., 1846, age 14, operative in the mill); Catherine O'Conner (b. Vt. 1848, age 12, dau); Julia O'Conner (b. Vt. 1853, age 7, dau); Jane O'Conner (b. Vt. 1856, age 4, dau).
What happened to all the children? In the 1870 census, there was an entirely different O'Conner family John (b. Ireland 1825) and his wife Ellen (b. Ireland 1832), and their 6 children). What happened to all of Julia's and Peter's. It seems that after the death of their parentsd, they left Cavendish, as they were not in the 1870 census. This will be a hard one for me to track down, I know.
If anyone has any more information about the O'Conner's, please drop me an e-mail. Thanks so much.
Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College.