Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|B||Private; enl. Aug. 5, 1862; must. Aug. 27, 1862; wounded June 3, 1864, Cold Harbor, Va.||discharged for wounds June 17, 1865, Boston, Mass.||Charlestown||clerk||
lost leg as result of gun shot wound at Cold Harbor
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
Harriet E. Priest
|Date||April 3, 1912|
|Age||69 years 21 days|
|Obituary||Boston Globe, April 4, 1912|
|Burial||Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston|
|Survived by||Harriet E. Priest|
According to his Boston death record, John P. Priest was born in Acton to John P. Priest and Sarah C. Davis. (Death record for John P. Priest, "Massachusetts Vital Records 1911-1915," vol. 1912/10 Deaths, p. 534, American Ancestors.org)
John Priest, age 7, was living with his family in Somerville, Mass. in 1860. The family was in Charlestown by 1860 ("United States Federal Census", Ancestry.com).
John T. Priest, age 32, married Hattie E. Beddoe, age 24 (born in Somerville to Thomas and Harriet) on Oct. 14, 1875 in Boston (Boston marriage register, "Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910," vol. 273, p. 138, American Ancestors.org).
John Priest worked as a City Clerk. He died in 1912 at the age of 69 in Boston. He was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery. (Death record).
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