83 years old; born about 1817
Son of Asahel Barber and Polly Arms (transcript of death record)
The obituary published in the Richford Gazette (Richford, Vermont) on March 8, 1901 states Asahel died on March 4. The gravestone is inscribed "March 3." The obituary states he died "there" (East Richford); transcripts of Vermont death records indicate he died in Jay, Vermont.
On September 17, 1862, Asahel mustered in as a Private in Company A, 4th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864. Asahel mustered out June 19, 1865.
Ophelia Jane Barber Wilkinson
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