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Bemis, Nahum

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 34, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 11/21/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. G, 7th VT INF, m/o 7/21/65

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VITALS

Birth: 09/08/1829, Cavendish, VT
Death: 12/07/1902

Burial: North Street Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111584643

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/12/1866; widow Emma J., 4/24/1903, 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: Drowned; body recovered 3/20/1903

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North Street Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Obituary

NEWS OF VERMONT

More Important Events Grouped for Free Press, readers - Body of Missing Chester Farmer Found Under Suspicious Circumstances.

Covered with brush, in a brook, the body of Nathan Bemis [sic], a Chester farmer, who disappeared last September, has been found. The presence of the brush has aroused suspicion of foul play among some persons, and the matter is being investigated. Mr. Bemis was 73 years old. He left a wife. The body was found by Arthur Giddings, a young man who was setting traps along the brook. It lay in four feet of water, and it is thought that the brush which covered it may have been swept down by the spring current. Mr. Bemis was a Civil War veteran and a member of the local G.A.R.

Source: Burlington Free Press, March 26, 1903

Body of Missing Chester Man Found.

The body of Nahum Bemis, 73, who disappeared suddenly in Chester last December, was found one mile from his home Friday afternoon in four feet of water in a brook, partially covered with brush, by a young man who was setting traps for muskrats. The body was removed to Bemis's home by the health officer. It was in a fair state of preservation. It is thought by some that the death of Mr. Bemis was the result of foul play.

Source: Windham County Reformer March 27, 1903

The decision reached regarding the death of Nahum Bemis of Chester which occurred last December and whose body was recently found, is that while he was going from his home to visit a neighbor and crossing a brook, he either fell off the bridge or perished in the snow as he was in a feeble condition at the time, and that the high water this spring carried the body to where it was found in the brook by young Giddings, who was setting traps for muskrats. Mr. Bemis was 73 years old and a veteran of the Civil war. He was a member of Henry post, G.A.R. of Chester.

Source: Windham County Reformer April 10, 1903
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.