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George F. Barstow and Fayette Jewett

George F. Barstow - possibly the George Forrester Barstow born in Salem, MA on April 4, 1828, and who entered the US Army during the Civil War. He joined the Massacheusetts artillary corps. as a second Lieutenant Nov. 30, 1861, attaining the rank of Brevet Major. He fought in decisive battles at Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsvlle, and Gettysburg. He retired on Dec. 10, 1889, for disabilities received in the line of duty. His parents were Dr. Gideon Barstow and Nancy Forrester. His older brother, Simon Forrester Barstow, attended Harvard in 1833 and also had a distinguished military career.

Fayette Jewett (August 15, 1824 - June 18, 1862) born in St. Johnsbury, VT. His parents were Sarah Parker and Calvin Fayette. He first married Susan Ann Judson Clark, on Nov. 25, 1850, but she on Aug. 4, 1852 giving birth to a child who also died. He later married Mary Ann Amanda Brackett on February 16, 1853. In the Missionary Herald (Boston) for January 1854, Fayette Jewett is listed as a physician as part of a missionary group in Western Asia. His wife is also noted. He died in Liverpool, England on June 18, 1862. She died in Cohasset, MA on August 22, 1868, and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cememtery, in St. Johnsbury, VT. Fayette and Mary Jewett had at least two sons (both born in Tokat, Armenia): Henry Martin Jewett (July 8, 1855 - after 1908) and Milo Augustus Jewett (Oct. 27, 1857 - Feb. 21, 1921). Both Henry and Milo served as American Consul to Turkey. A twin to Henry was named Herbert, but died in infancy.


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