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Barton, Charles


Age: 22, credited to Shaftsbury, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 9/26/62, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, m/o 9/4/63

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Birth: 08/14/1840, Otsego County, NY
Death: 07/14/1911

Burial: Old First Church Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 50433554


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/1/1878; widow Elizabeth L., 8/18/1911, 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


Great Grandfather of Leon J. Cobb, Vernon, VT

Great Grandfather of Marilyn Cobb Goulas, West Chesterfield, NH

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Old First Church Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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George B. Niles, a farmer, aged 49 years, living in the western part of the town of Shaftsbury, was lodged in jail Friday afternoon charged with having been responsible for the death of his father-in-law, Charles Barton, 72, a veteran of the Civil war. The alleged tragedy happened Friday forenoon. According to information furnished by the officers, Niles, who had been drinking heavily, attacked his wife, knocked her to the floor and poured boiling water from a teakettle on the prostrate woman. Barton interfered to protect his daughter, and Niles hit the elder man with his fist. Barton managed to raise himself to his feet and staggered out of doors where he died in less than two minutes. An autopsy performed Saturday showed that Barton's condition was such that he might have died at any time.

Source: Brattleboro Refomer, July 21, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.