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Wilson, Nathaniel L.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Cabot, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, 2SGT, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, dis/dsb 10/31/62

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VITALS

Birth: 04/06/1840, Cabot, VT
Death: 01/25/1909

Burial: Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Francis Guber
Findagrave Memorial #: 120985603

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Helen, 2/13/1909, 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: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfther of Katherine Quimby Johnson, Cambridge, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT

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Obituary

Nathaniel Wilson died January 24 after a long illness. He was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of G.A.R. His remains were taken to Peacham for burial. He leaves a wife and two daughters.

Source: Barre Times, Feb. 2, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

Background

Some of his G.A.R. memorabilia is now the property of the Peacham Historical Association but his application for G.A.R. membership, in the Morrill Post 71 in Cabot and his ribbon of membership will go to the Vermont Historical Society.

As a veteran, he took advantage of the Homestead Act. After marrying Helen Taft of Barre, Vt., (sister of George Taft of the same unit), he farmed in Cabot for a while, but moved West, first to Belvidere, Ill, then to Storm Lake, Iowa, before eventually returning to Cabot. He later moved to Peacham, where he and Helen shared a home on what is now the Mack's Mountain Road, not far from the Cabot line, with their two daughters, Flora Miles and Jennie Williams and their husbands, and his granddaughter Helen Miles. Helen Miles was my maternal grandmother.

Courtesy of Katherine Quimby Johnson.