John A. Salsbury

John A. Salsbury

Birth
Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 20 Mar 1887 (aged 59)
Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Burial Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 37415698 · View Source
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from the Rutland Daily Herald, March 21, 1887:
The death of Major John A. Salsbury, which occurred at 7 o'clock Sunday morning, removes from our midst a native of Rutland county, who was an esteemed citizen and a gallant soldier. Major Salsbury was born in Tinmouth, August 20, 1827, and was consequently 59 years and 7 months of age. He was the youngest son of Elias and Fanny Livingstone Salsbury, and having received a common school education, lived the life of a farmer's boy until he reached the age of 25, when he made the voyage around the Horn to California, arriving there after a passage of 102 days. He remained there two years, a part of the time in the mines, and returning home, started almost immediately for the West again, going overland to Iowa, where he remained three years. He returned again to Tinmouth, and at the outbreak of the civil war, enlisted in the 10th Vermont regiment and went out as captain of Co. I., serving throughout the war with great bravery. He was in 19 hard-fought battles, and at Cold Harbor was breveted major for gallant conduct, receiving his commission shortly after. At the close of the war he brought home the shattered remnant of the battle-scarred 10th. He was associated with Major Haselton in the ownership of the Barnes house at West Rutland for two years, after the war, and subsequently from 1868 to 1875 was proprietor of the Old Central house, which stood upon the Clement bank corner until it was burned in 1875. The Major then went to Colorado, and from thence to Washington, where for seven years he held a responsible position in the office of the Knox Express Co. He married in 1848 Miss Betsey A. Capron of Tinmouth, and they had one son, who is now in Denver, Col. During the war the Major received a sunstroke from which he never full recovered, and in the last year of his residence in Washington the results of the former trouble were manifest in a heart difficulty and several strokes of paralysis, the most severe of these occurring in November, 1885. In the spring of 1886 he was brought to Rutland, there being little hope at that time of recovery. Since then he has needed constant care, and has received the devoted and untiring attention of his faithful wife, who for over a year has remained by his bedside nearly all the time, day and night. Throughout his illness he has retained his faculties and was conscious up to within a very short time before his death. The immediate cause of death was a paralytic shock on Wednesday night, from which his enfeebled condition failed to rally, and at 7 o'clock on Sunday morning, as stated, he passed peacefully away. He leaves a widow, and adult son and three sisters. Major Salsbury was a charter member of Hiram Lodge of Masons of West Rutland and Roberts Post, No. 14, G.A.R., though when he went to Washington he took a transfer card, which he never deposited with any other post.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 1.30 o'clock p.m., with services at his late residence, No. 12 Crescent street. Members of both organizations mentioned above will attend.


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Maj., 10th Regt. VT Vol. Inf.


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  • Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 23 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37415698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John A. Salsbury (20 Aug 1827–20 Mar 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37415698, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Jen Snoots (contributor 4661415) .