Farrand Stewart Stranahan


Farrand Stewart Stranahan

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 13 Jul 1904 (aged 62)
Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Burial Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 23780745 View Source

Additional information below has been provided by: Jen Snoots

Farrand Stewart Stranahan

Wife: Miranda

Civil War Veteran:
1st Lt., 1st Vermont Cavalry, Co. L.
Aide-de-Camp to Gen. George Armstrong Custer in 1864

Info below provided by: Bill McKern

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. He moved to Vermont in 1859, and in 1862 married Miranda Aldis Brainerd, the daughter of Senator Lawrence Brainerd.

Also in 1862 he enlisted for the Civil War as First Sergeant of Company L, 1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment. He took part in several battles, including the famed cavalry charge at Gettysburg, and later served as an aide to General George A. Custer before leaving the Army as a First Lieutenant in 1864.

After returning to Vermont he took part in the pursuit of the Confederates who carried out the Raid on St. Albans.

His wife's sister was married to Vermont Governor J. Gregory Smith, and Stranahan became an executive in several Smith family ventures, including the Central Vermont Railway, National Car Company, and Welden National Bank.

A Republican, he served as a village trustee and a member of the Vermont House and Senate before winning election as Lieutenant Governor. He served one term, 1892 to 1894, and returned to his business interests.

He became ill in 1904 and traveled to The Bahamas and Florida in an unsuccessful effort to restore his health. He died shortly after returning home.


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