Sgt Martin Van Buren Ainsworth


Sgt Martin Van Buren Ainsworth

Calais, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Death 10 Jul 1912 (aged 77)
Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Burial Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Plot West Side, Section A, Grave 3032
Memorial ID 2866620 View Source
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Martin is said in some sources to be the grandson of Revolutionary War soldier Moses Ainsworth; this needs further verification.

On 4 October 1861, Martin enlisted as a Private in Company I, of the 74th New York Infantry. On 27 July 1864, he transferred to Company G of the 40th New York Infantry, and was discharged on 17 May 1865 due to disability and a gunshot wound. He received pension certificate number 96.038.

On 04 Mar 1868 Martin married Annette E Dyer in Calais, Vermont. She was a widow and the daughter of Thomas McKnight.

He was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, at Togus, Maine, 3 October 1911, suffering from a carcenoma of the neck and pulmonary tuberculosis.

Martin was described as 5'8", with a light complexion, blue eyes and black hair. He was Protestant, a married man, and a mill man by trade.

After the war he lived at Craftsburg, New Hampshire. Martin gave his next-of-kin as Gaines M. Ainsworth, his son, in Richmond, Vermont.


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