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Pvt Caleb Besse, Jr
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Birth: Jul., 1814
Paris
Oxford County
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1883
Woodstock
Oxford County
Maine, USA

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Caleb was a son of Caleb Besse & Abigail Packard.

He was married 1st on 25 Jan 1835 at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine by Charles Harding, Esq., Justice of the Peace, to Rhoda J. Buck.

They had at least 9 children:
. Charles Granville Besse (1835 1906)
+ sp: Delora Ann Bean
. Abigail Besse (1838)
. William Wallace Bessey (1839 1925)
+ sp: Mary Elizabeth Rowe
. Phebe Jane Besse (1840)
. Hulda Kate Besse (1843 1915)
+ sp: John C. Hilton
. Frances E. Besse (1844)
. Martha A. H. Besse (1845 - 1846)
. Alphonso F. Besse (1847 - 1864)
. Martha Ann Besse (1850)

He was married 2nd to Elizabeth Atwood.


Caleb served as a musician during the Civil War.

He enlisted on 29 Aug 1862 in Company C, 20th Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged on 16 Jul 1863 and transferred to the Invalid Corps on 4 Aug 1863.

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Caleb was in the U.S. Census:
1840 - Bethel, Oxford County, Maine
18 Aug 1850 - Hamlins Grant, Oxford County, Maine
1 Jun 1860 - Woodstock, Oxford County, Maine
1 Jun 1870 - Woodstock, Oxford County, Maine
3 Jun 1880 - Woodstock, Oxford County, Maine
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Caleb Besse (1787 - 1867)
  Abigail Packard Besse (1784 - 1870)
 
 Spouses:
  Rhoda Jane Cole Brown Besse (1816 - 1851)
  Elizabeth Atwood Besse (1832 - 1901)
 
 Children:
  Charles Granville Besse (1835 - 1906)*
  William Wallace Bessey (1839 - 1925)*
  Hulda Kate Bessey Hilton (1843 - 1915)*
  Martha A. H. Besse (1845 - 1846)*
  Alphonso Besse (1847 - 1864)*
 
 Sibling:
  Caleb Besse (1814 - 1883)
  Charles O. K. Besse (1824 - 1829)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

CALEB BESSE
DIED
Jan. 23, 1883
AE. 69ys. 6ms.

 
Note: VETERAN - CIVI WAR (Private, Company C, 20th Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry)
 
Burial:
Whales Back Cemetery
Oxford County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Tim & Grace
Record added: Jul 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93932891
Pvt Caleb Besse, Jr
Added by: Tim & Grace
 
Pvt Caleb Besse, Jr
Added by: Tim & Grace
 
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RIP, good soldier.
- Val Lovelace
 Added: Sep. 21, 2014

- Tim & Grace
 Added: Jul. 20, 2012
Musician Caleb Besse Jr. served during the Civil War in Company C, 20th Maine Infantry.
- Grand Army of the Republic
 Added: Oct. 22, 2013
 
 
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