Maj. John Rogers Vinton

Male 1801 - 1847  (45 years)


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  • Name Maj. John Rogers Vinton 
    Title Maj. 
    Born 16 Jun 1801  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1847  Swan Point Cem, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1847  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 22 Mar 1847  Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • John Rogers Vinton entered the Academy at West Point at the age of 14 and finished all of the required courses in 2 1/2 years, receiving a commission 17 Jul 1817 as 3rd Lieut. in the Artillery, at the age of 16. 2nd Lieut. 31 Oct 1817. 1st Lieut. 30 Sep 1819. Retained as 1st Lieut. 4th Artillery, in the re-organization of the army 1 Jun 1821. Adjutant of the Artillery School for Practice at Fort Monroe, Va., 1824-5. Aid-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Brown, then General-in-Chief of the Army, from 1 Mar 1825 to 24 May 1828. Brevet Capt. 30 Sep 1829, Capt. 28 Dec 1835. In Florida, during the Seminóle war, his thoughts turned towards religion and a life in the Christian ministry. He resolved to resign his commission, and to take holy orders, as soon as possible. However, after the battle of Lake Monroe, 8 Feb 1837, he abandoned his plans to join the church. He remained in military service, and distinguished himself in the battle of Monterey, Sep 1846. After some time spent at Monterey and Saltillo, He was then ordered to join Gen. Scott in the attack on Vera Cruz. In the evening of 22 Mar 1847, he had just returned to his post when a large shell, hit the top of a parapet, glanced and struck his head, fracturing his skull, and killing him instantly. The shell did not burst, and it is supposedly that very cannon ball, that now adorns his grave. Sadly, a few days after his death, a dispatch dated 23 Sep 1846 reached the camp for his promotion to Brevet Major "for gallant conduct in the several conflicts at Monterey, Mexico, Sept. 21, 22, and 23, 1846."
    Person ID I4075  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father David Vinton, Jr.,   b. 6 Jan 1774, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1833, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Atwell,   b. 10 May 1773, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1854, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 17 May 1797  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1826  Group Sheet

    Family Lucretia Dutton Parker,   b. 29 Jul 1810, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1858, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1829  Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Helena Lucretia Vinton,   b. 2 Aug 1830, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1830, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Louise Claire Vinton,   b. 15 Oct 1832, South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1891  (Age 59 years)
     3. Parker Vinton,   b. 24 Feb 1834, South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834
     4. Francis Laurens Vinton,   b. 1 Jun 1835, South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1879, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1838  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jun 1801 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1829 - Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1847 - Swan Point Cem, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1847 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Mar 1847 - Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico Link to Google Earth
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