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Shawna (#47194489)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 12 days
Nelson Appleton Miles
I noticed that you left a photo of the medallion on the Miles Mausoleum at Arlington National Cemetery. Thought you might want to know who these eleven people were.

Lt. General Nelson Appleton Miles Find a Grave #2289
Mary Hoyt Sherman Miles, his Wife, #42202751
Col. Samuel Reber, Son-in-Law, #42202196
Cecelia Sherman Miles Reber, Daughter, 42203174
Yulee Noble Miles, Daughter-in-Law, 42203128
Colgate Hoyt, Mary's Nephew, 42202885
General Sherman Miles, Son, 42203106
Allyn Richmond Wight, Grand Son-in-Law, 42202946
Nanita Yulee Miles Wight, Grand Daughter, 42203669
Nelson Appleton Miles, Grand Son, 42228493
Miles Reber, Grand Son, 42203306


They are listed top to bottom. Colgate is the only one not descended from Lt. Gen. Miles. If you know "Cut & Paste" you may want to add the text between the stars to the photo of the medallion. Don't include the Stars and I want no acknowledgement for this data, Please!

Added by qashqai on Mar 11, 2015 5:51 AM

Sharon Buck
RE: Garth
Thank you

Added by Sharon Buck on Oct 14, 2014 7:29 AM

James Thomas
Hi Shawna,

I'm an historian and fellow Find a Grave contributor. Could you transfer John Hood, 58464080 to me? I've written a biography for the men who served as CO of battleship Texas.

James Thomas

Added by James Thomas on Sep 06, 2014 10:05 AM

Helen Cook
Rear Admiral Albert George Cook, Jr
Please link him to his parents:
Father #17300131-
Mother #17322762

Thank you

Added by Helen Cook on Aug 17, 2014 7:00 AM

Jack Davison
Macpherson B Williams # 57745851
name suggestion was OK except that the prefix should have been "Adm"
He graduated from USNA in the class of 1930 and was a Naval Aviator.

Added by Jack Davison on Jun 28, 2014 4:03 PM

Richard Juhl
John Graham Johns #57751918
Please add to his memorial. I am distantly related: 1) birth in Kenton, Kent County, Delaware...2) death in Buzzard's Bay, Barnstable County, Massachusetts...3) He was a graduate of the US Naval Academy, class of 1925..4)and, lastly, link to his parents: father (Francis)#7827045 and mother (Catherine) #7827047. Thank you, Richard

Added by Richard Juhl on Feb 27, 2014 10:02 PM

Hugh Saundes Stevenson
Here's his POW record! Let me know if the link doesn't work.

Added by 2patriots on Sep 13, 2013 5:52 AM

RE: Hugh Saunders Stevenson
Hi Shawna,

First, thank you for maintaining his Find-A-Grave memorial. You're doing a great job.

Second, do you have any photos of Hugh's wife? Or other photos of Hugh and his children? His son, Charles, is my grandfather. I would greatly appreciate receiving copies if possible. My email is

Third, didn't know if you knew or not, Hugh was a builder/contractor.

Fourth, the family home in Snow Hill is known as Chanceford Hall. There are many pics of it on Google Images. Good thing, too. After they were taken, someone purchased the house but couldn't hold onto it. His last act was to strip the home of its beautiful woodwork and mantels.

Family Stories about Hugh: During the Civil War, he vowed he would not shave his beard off until the South won, as evidenced by the pictures on his memorial. There is also a family story that he was imprisoned for about a year by the Yanks. Haven't been able to confirm that story though.


Added by Catherine on Sep 11, 2013 2:08 AM

RE: Martha Chess Joy
Certainly, Shawna. Thanks for updating!

RE: Martha Chess Joy
Thanks so much for the additional info on Martha Chess Joy at Naval Academy cemetery in Annapolis, MD!!!
Added by Shawna on Sep 10, 2013 12:25 PM

Added by Debbie on Sep 10, 2013 10:33 PM

Edward Frank Jackson Memorial
Thanks so much for doing the links!

Added by DottyJ on Apr 30, 2013 7:00 AM

Edward Frank Jackson Memorial
I'm a cousin of Edward Frank Jackson and just found the memorial that you entered. I've been doing some family research and was surprised to find he was a rear admiral. I wonder if you would like to link his parents' memorials to his? I've already set them up. His father was Frank Jackson memorial 69292464. His mother was Charlotte MacSwain Jackson memorial 69292606. Thanks in advance!

Added by DottyJ on Apr 23, 2013 8:03 PM

vickie kennard
RE: James Bootes--Naval Academy
It seems like two mistakes are going on: I looked at it with a magnifying glass and it is a 4 instead of a 1, but the last number is a 6. And as you say the form says 5 for the last number. Must have been a mistake with the engraving.

Whatever you want to do is fine. And, really, thanks so much for all your hard work out there in the fields!


Added by vickie kennard on Apr 10, 2013 2:33 PM

vickie kennard
Thank YOU!
I added a correction for James Thomas Bootes in Maryland. I attached the copy of the headstone app only because I didn't know another way. Thanks for all you do!

Added by vickie kennard on Apr 09, 2013 9:02 AM

RE: John Spencer--Sudlersville, MD
Hello: Shawna Edith Long was John Sister. according to the obit that I have. your hard work is well appreciated. Lisa Sakowski

Added by LISA SAKOWSKI on Jan 20, 2013 11:40 AM

Jack Davison
James L. Holloway, IV
My first search on the name got his father, a former CNO, but with no death or burial information. I found the grandfather, a former superintendent, but have been unable to reopen the CNO's memorial to post the section and plot information that I got from the 2005 cemetery unventory for thememorial's creator to use. can you find James L. III? He is buried in Section 07 Plot 1586.

Added by Jack Davison on Dec 30, 2012 12:27 PM

Cheri Johnston
J M Roper
Thanks so much for the transfer and the additions. This find was a big thrill. I'm grateful to you!

Added by Cheri Johnston on Dec 10, 2012 8:06 AM

Thank you..

Added by Miranda on Nov 06, 2012 1:44 AM

dm wms
RE: Gherardi Obit
You're welcome. I'm happy to have added to her memory.

Added by dm wms on Oct 17, 2012 12:57 PM

Sue Patterson Miller Smith
Lyman links
Thanks, Shawna!

Added by Sue Patterson Miller Smit... on Aug 28, 2012 5:01 AM

Sue Patterson Miller Smith
Lyman links
Happy to help! Now, thanks to your help tying them in, people can follow this shared chain more seamlessly. Now that average civilian descendants aren't allowed in to the secured Academy grounds cemetery any longer, it's very helpful to have the pictures made accessible on findagrave.

Added by Sue Patterson Miller Smit... on Aug 22, 2012 8:27 AM

RE: Hugh Saunders Stevenson
You're more than welcome! And I dont mind at all your keeping his memorial.

Which of his children is your ancestor? Mine is Charles Hugh Stevenson.

Cathy Garcia

Added by Catherine on Jul 11, 2012 5:42 PM

Marshall Lloyd
RE: Robert Merrill-US Naval Academy
Thanks Shawna

Added by Marshall Lloyd on Jun 10, 2012 10:00 PM

Michelle Maziarz
Adele Elmer
Dr. John Wiley is 20248668

I did not see a memorial for the wife. I assume she is buried next to John Wiley in First Baptist Cemetary.

Added by Michelle Maziarz on May 16, 2012 10:19 AM

kaci cross
RE: Edward Coppedge
It was just kind of confusing to me
Thanks for the reply

Added by kaci cross on Aug 26, 2011 6:25 PM

kaci cross
RE: Coppedge
Was happy to help ! Is that not why we are out here help and assist others ?
Thanks for the message

Added by kaci cross on Aug 26, 2011 2:36 PM


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