Thursday, July 24, 2014

Samuel J. Dana, Vermont.

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Samuel J. Dana was born in Warren. Washington county. Vermont. May 18, 1833. When he was thirteen years of age his parents moved to Fayston, where Mr. Dana still resides. October 5, 1853, he married Adaline W. Benton, of Fayston. They had seven sons, six of whom are now living. She died October 24, 1886. On January 10, 1888, Mr. Dana married Mrs. Miranda Davis, who died April 24, 1889. He was married February 27, 1894, to Miss Mary J. Fisher, his present wife. August 25, 1862, he enlisted in the United States service and was mustered in October 10, 1862 as a private of company B, 13th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers.

He was with the regiment all through its service except when it left Fairfax Court House. Being sick at the time, he was left In the care of Lieutenant McElroy and Harvey M. Wait until an ambulance was sent for him from Wolf Run Shoals. He was wounded in the left arm by a piece of shell at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. At the expiration of his term, Mr. Dana returned to Brattleboro where he was honorably discharged July 21, of the same year.

He was one of six brothers who served in the Union Army and came home with honorable discharges. His grandfather served in the War of 1812-1814 and his great-grandfather fought in the War of the Revolution. Mr. Dana represented the town of Fayston in the legislature of 1872-1873 and has held nearly all the town offices, acting as town clerk for 26 years. In company with his son, Henry W. Dana, he has been manufacturer of clapboards and shingles for several years, and is carrying on the business at the present time. He held the office of Assistant Judge of Washington County Court from December, 1902 to December, 1904.

Samuel Jackson Dana.

Birth: May 18, 1833, Warren, Washington County, Vermont.
Death: Mar. 15, 1926, Fayston, Washington County, Vermont.

Parents: Samuel Dana (1800 - 1888), Calista Porter Dana (1806 - 1884).

Wife's: Adaline White Benton Dana (1834 - 1886), Marandie Whittlesey Dana (1845 - 1889), Mary Jane Fisher Dana (1843 - 1909).

Children: Pling J., Clarence, Henry C., Henry W., Charles H., Win R. (?) and Fred A. Dana (?).

Burial: Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, Washington County, Vermont.

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