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October 20, 2000
Chauncey Frost Hartson was b. 1844 in Greensboro, Orleans Co. Vermont. He was the son of Henry Hartson and Dorothy (Dolly) Shepard.
His lineage is: 8Chauncy, 7Henry, 6Ephraim, 5Aaron Hartshorn, 4Thomas, 3Thomas, 2Timothy, 1Thomas the Immigrant
Headstone - Aaron Hartshorn - 1755 - 1800
Danville Center Cemetery - Danville, Vt.
Photo Credit, Bonnie S. Dannenberg
Chauncy Frost Hartson ca. U.S. Civil War
Photo Credit, Rev. David Stevens
Civil War Record
"Chauncey Frost Hartson - Age 18, son of H. Hartshorn, born in Greensboro, enlisted at Northfield, Jan. 1, '62, in Co. K, 17th Reg. mustered in at Brattleboro, Feb. 12; Was at Camp Parapet, Ship Island, N.O. also at Camps Williams and Carney; sent to the general hospital; remained until discharged, Feb. 25, '63; participated in the battle of Baton Rouge; re-enlisted at Greensboro, Dec. 6, '64, for Co. D, 4th Reg. went immediately to the Company at Brandy Station, Va; remained with it, Participating in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna River and Petersburg, until taken prisoner at the Weldon Railroad, June 24, '64; sent to Lynchburg, Va; marched Thence rapidly to Danville, 75 miles; furnished with short rations, 20 hard crackers of pilot bread, and three-fourths pound bacon only, being allowed for 5 days, and water given three times a day; with the other prisoners kept at Danville a week; sent to Andersonville, Ga., by railroad; placed in a stockade or prison with 32,000 others, subject to the following treatment; rations per day, 1/2 lb. corn-meal, 1/4 lb meat, plenty of water, muddy and extremely filthy; no coffee nor tea; when corn and meat not given, 1 pint cooked rice, or 4 table spoonfuls uncooked, and a very little molasses; allowed only half a blanket; suffered extremely with the cold; sick with scurvy and diarrhoea, exchanged Nov. 20, '64, on account of sickness; went home for 40 days, rejoining his company Mar. 1, '65; received $300 bounty from the town, and $400 from the government."
Source: The Vermont Historical Gazeteer Vol 8
Chauncey married Lucy Flagg Piper (Ross) on August 21, 1866 in Greensboro, Vermont. (F. Davis, Justice, officiating.) She was the daughter of Danial Piper and Betsy Willey.
Lucy Flagg Piper Hartson, with her son, Sumner
Photo credit, Rev. David Stevens
Children of Chauncey Frost Hartson and Lucy Flagg Piper are:
Chauncey F. Hartson Jr., b 1871 d. May 13, 1881
Harry E. Hartson, b 1872, d. December 26, 1881
Perley Hartson b.______ d.1905
Sumner Hartson, b. 1874 d. 1918
Lucretia Ann Hartson, b. May 21, 1867, Stannard, Cal. Co., VT. d. Sept. 1954, buried Cabot Village Cemetery, Wash. Co., VT. (see Harry Stevens page for her photo.)
Chauncey died on August 29, 1878. He is buried in Greensboro, Vt. Lucy died on January 12, 1911 at Cabot Plains, Wash. Co. Vt.
Headstone - Chauncey Frost Hartson
Photo Credit, Bonnie S. Dannenberg
Hartshorn Home page (Derick Hartshorn's page)
(Sandra Hartson~Garand''s page)
Piper Family page
Willey Family page
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