Vermont Northeast Kingdom Genealogy
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Looking for parents of Joseph Wentworth Bachelder b. 26 Mar. 1825 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT.
Info from his Civil War papers, National Archives.

In Greenwood, Steuben Co. N.Y. in 1850 Fed Census. Married to Eliza Ann (Wyckoff) on Emory age 3 yrs.
but may actually mispronounced and should have been Amara.
No furthur record of Emory but Amara known to later generations.
Divorced Eliza in 1858 (Civil War record) and married Nancy Clark in Belvidere, Boone Co. IL.
One daughter Violettie. Served as a surgeon during Civil War.
Present again in Belvidere in 1870 census.

In Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa in special census in 1885
with a Maria born in Scotland and several years his junior.
Placed in Traverse City, MI State Hospital by son Amara, a resident of Petoskey, MI.
6 weeks prior to his death 19 May 1888.
Death cert. states cause of death general paralysis.

Any info on possible parents would be greatly appreciated.
No official record exsists of his birth in Bethel, VT according to Town Clerk.


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