Davis, William B. Pvt., 16th VT Infantry

William Bond Davis was born Feb 5, 1826, Cavendish, Windsor Co., Vermont. His parents were Timothy and Huldah (Cobb) Davis. William’s grandfather, Joel Davis, served in the Revolutionary War from the commonwealth of Massachusetts.
     William was age 36 when he enlisted at Brattleboro, Vermont. He was 5 ft 9 inches, blue eyes, and light-colored hair, with a light complexion.
     He was married to Elizabeth Rebecca Whitcomb. They had 5 children: Charles, Helen, Herbert, Hattie, and Flora.
     William was a carpenter, who was involved with building many buildings, a mill, and bridges in Cavendish.
     Mustering in at Chester, Vermont on October 23, 1862, he was detailed as a carpenter permanently at Brattleboro, Vermont. Records show he served at Brattleboro Hospital using his carpenter skills. His mustering out record on May 29, 1863, lists him as Regimental Armorer in Co. H, 16th Vermont Infantry.
     He remained in Cavendish until 1880 when he moved from there to Olathe, Johnson Co, Kansas. He died there at age 54 August 20, 1880, and is buried in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery.


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