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Allen, James Madison


Age: 0, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 31st MA INF
Service: 31st MA INF

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Birth: 1835, Unknown
Death: 10/31/1915

Burial: Sadawga Cemetery, Whitingham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 80681737


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/29/1880
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 Laurie Pfiffner, Lodi, WI

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Sadawga Cemetery, Whitingham, VT

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Former Brattleboro Grocer Died in Minneapolis at Age of 80.

James Madison Allen of Minneapolis, Minn., who died Oct. 29, was born in Whitingham (Vt) 80 years ago, one of a family of eleven children. He attended school in his native town and taught penmanship in schools winters in nearby towns. He learned the wheelwright trade of his brother, George Allen, in Westminster West, but later returned to farming in Rowe, mass. He served as sergeant in the Civil war in a Massachusetts regiment and afterwards was appointed as clerk for the adjutant of the same regiment with headquarters in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La. Soon after the war he settle din Brattleboro in the grocery business, the firm being known as Allen & Taylor, for about three years taking a position with the Estey Organ Co., remaining there about 15 years. He married Miss Eliza Fuller of Whitingham. Two children were born to them, Frank of Springfield, Mass., now in the insurance business, and Sarah, who married A. E. Adkins of Brattleboro in 1886. Mr. Adkins was brought up and attended school in Brattleboro. After prospecting two years in the West Mr. Adkins settled on work as a grain inspector in Minneapolis, holding the position about 15 years. He is now vice president of the firm of F. A. Pierce Co., grain merchants, handling 58, 000 tons of grain screenings annually for feed purposes, being the largest house of its kind in the West. After the death of Mrs. J. M. Allen, Mr. Allen went west to Minneapolis, remaining there until his death.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, November 11, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.