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Clark Family of Groton, Vermont papers, 1851-1954.

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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 250  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Title : Clark Family of Groton, Vermont papers, 1851-1954.
Physical Description : .25 linear ft.
Summary :

This collection includes photocopies of bible records, genealogical notes, correspondence and tintype photographs relating to the family of Dr. Benjamin Franklin Clark of Groton, Vermont. The correspondence is with Waldo, F. Glover, author of Mister Glover's Groton : The Chronicle of Groton, Vermont from 1789 to 1978, and the collection was gathered in response to Waldo Glover's requests for genealogical information on the Clark family.

In addition, the collection includes four Civil War letters written by Thomas Jefferson Burnham. The letters date from February 14, 1863 to June 19, 1864 and contain information on camp life and battles, including Petersburg and the second battle of Fredericksburg. He also includes sketches.

The collection also includes the Civil War recollections of Dr. Seth N. Eastman, an 1851 broadside for a ladies picnic and a 1901 publication entitled "Groton and Ryegate, Vermont".

Reproduction Note : Photocopies.
Biographical or historical data :

Benjamin Franklin Clark, a descendant of William Frost Clark of Waterford, Vermont, was born in Groton, Vermont on April 4, 1906. He married Beatrice Alberta Lindsay on June 12, 1933. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont and had a medical practice in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He died May 2, 1969.

Thomas Jefferson Burnham, the son of Moses and Virtue (Hall) Burnham, was born in Groton, Vermont on Spril 15, 1827. He married Maria Paul Heath on October 11, 1851. They had three children, Newell, George, and Burton. Thomas enlisted in Company I, Fourth Regiment of Vermont Volunteers on August 11, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal and was killed at the Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864.

Seth N. Eastman, the son of Bernard and Hannah (Weed) Eastman, was born in Topsham, Vermont on August 4, 1843. He enlisted in Company B, Sixth Vermont Regiment on September 26, 1861. He was wounded in the leg at Savage's Station on June 29, 1862. He was taken prisoner, sent to Libby Prison and then to Belle Isle, and was paroled on September 13, 1862. He was promoted Corporal on December 29, 1863, and discharged October 28, 1864.

Related Collections : The Vermont Historical Society collection holds the original manuscript of Seth N. Eastman's recollections (XMSC 21).
Personal Subject : Clark family.
Heath family.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 4th 1861-1865. Company I.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 6th 1861-1865. Company B.
Libby Prison.
Belle Isle Prison
Subject Term : Chancellorsville, Battle of, Va., 1863.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Hospitals.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Prisoners and prisons.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives.
Groton (Vt. : Town) Genealogy.
Groton (Vt. : Town) History.
Ryegate (Vt. : Town) History.
Genre/Form : Genealogies.
Letters correspondence.
Added Author : Clark, Benjamin Franklin, 1906-1969.
Burnham, Thomas Jefferson, 1827-1864.
Eastman, Seth N., 1843-1914.
Glover, Waldo F., 1879-1976.
Added Title : Groton and Ryegate, Vermont.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.