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Adams, Wayland L.


Age: 24, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/5/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/22/65

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Birth: 07/02/1838, Ludlow, VT
Death: 06/27/1897

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Weston, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 99779943


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/29/1879; widow Mary E., 7/23/1897, 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: 10th Vt. History off-site


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Maple Grove Cemetery, Weston, VT

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Wayland L. Adams was born in Weston, Vermont, 2 July, 1838, son of Austin & Betsey (Adams) Adams). He came from a large family of nine children- nine in all, but he was the only boy in the family. His sister Lucinda married David Sylvester and moved to Rutland City. His sister Lemira marred Francis H. Cook of Holyoke, Mass., and moved to Bridgewater, Vt. Another sister, Eleanora married Alfred H. Richardson of Weston, where they lived on his father's farm. Wayland m. in Rutland City, 2 July, 1884 (at the age of 46), Mary E. McCluney Mr. Adams was a soldier of the Civil War. He enlisted at the age of 24 years from Ludlow, 5 Aug., 1862, in Co. "H", 10th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers. He was mustered in 1 Sept., 1862, and mustered out 22 June, 1865. He served in all, 2 years, 10 months and 11 days. When the 1880 census was taken, he was living in Rutland City, working at the Howe Richardson Scale Company. He was 37 years old and single at the time, and living in the Hotel owned by R. C. Wickham. He applied for a Invalid Pension 29 Aug., 1879 (App #306849, Cert # 544675). He was listed on the 1890 Veterans Schedule living in Rutland City. Wayland died in Rutland of chronic diarrhea, 28 June, 1897 (age 60). His widow Mary applied or a Widow's pension, 23 July, 1897 (App #655925, Cert # 468357). [no children]
Courtesy of Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College.


The body of Wayland L. Adams, whose funeral was held Wednesday, was taken yesterday morning on the 6:15 train to Weston for burial. The bearers were George H. Verder, Warren E. Ross, Dr. J. E. Thomson, A. T. Tyrell, Charles H. Tyrell and F. T. Tyrell.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, July 2, 1897.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.