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HOVC (#47629056)
 member for 3 years, 10 months, 23 days
RE: Mary Davidson photo
Your welcome. I was photographing this section of the cemetery and I am always pleased when the "Photo Request Fulfilled" screen come up. Happy Family Hunting,
Zim ~ Janet

Added by Zim on Jan 02, 2014 6:04 PM

Ted Myers
RE: Unknown CW Burial
I have search everywhere I can think of but could not locate him. I have found that it is very hard to find someone who has died on a ship, I have no idea what they do with the bodies or where they may bury them. I wish I had an answer for you, Ted

Added by Ted Myers on Aug 22, 2013 7:11 AM

Jay Wright
RE: Asst Surgeon's burial
Be sure also to check, Hedy, unless you already have, the GenWeb web site for any state and county where you think he _might_ be buried. Sometimes there are good cemetery lists for the local areas. Have you found any record of a government tombstone being order for him? Those card records often show up at FamilySearch. ~ Jay

Added by Jay Wright on Aug 15, 2013 4:56 AM

Jay Wright
RE: Asst Surgeon's burial
I've never seen my great-great-grandfather's burial place, Hedy. I live in Upstate New York, and I was in New Orleans once on business (before I knew about the burial place), but it's unlikely that I'll be in Lousiana again. I found that there was a book (maybe some adjutant general's report, possibly available on Google Books?) listing burials and eventually found him listed as buried in Louisiana. I assume you've tried the "usual" -- Civil War Soldiers & Sailors database, the Civil War Graves Registration web site, FamilySearch, RootsWeb/WorldConnect, etc.? Do you have copies of the military and, if there is one, pension records from the National Archives? My ancestor was Dr Isaac Spencer Collings (F.A.G. memorial # 84264746), and there is brief mention of the various burial spots at the end of a very long bio sketch on his memorial. Good luck with your search. Don't think that just because your relatives have searched for decades that they have necessarily been _systematic_ in their searches. Lots of people are kind of "hit or miss" and do indeed miss more than they hit. Also, as you know, more records become available online every day.

Added by Jay Wright on Aug 14, 2013 9:39 AM

Jay Wright
Asst Surgeon's burial
Hi, I noticed the message you left for another Find A Graver about trying to locate your ancestor's burial place. I experienced something similar. My great-great-grandfather, also an Asst Surgeon, later promoted to Surgeon, died of disease in the Army. It turned out he was first buried where his unit was camped near a creek in Texas, then he was reburied in a national cemetery in Galveston that was apparently subject to flooding. From there his remains (if one can believe there was anything left of them) were moved to a national cemetery in Louisiana. Because he was from Indiana, I believe nobody from the family ever saw the grave in Louisiana. I eventually discovered the headstone, instead of identifying him by his correct rank of Surgeon, falsely identified him as "Sgt." By getting records from the National Archives, I was eventually able to prove his correct rank, and the government replaced the headsone with a correct one. The lesson in all this is "be persistent." I hope you have gotten military and/or pension records of your ancestor. Good luck. ~ Jay

Added by Jay Wright on Aug 13, 2013 5:55 PM

Ted Myers
Dorcas Davidson
If you would like to take care of the memorial I would be happy to transfer it,Ted

Added by Ted Myers on Aug 09, 2013 4:15 PM

Mac McElroy
Davidson - WLHC

I was able to locate (2) grave markers for "Davidson" in this plot (Sec: Washington - Lot 227). But unfortunately if there was any more information, time has worn away much of the inscriptions to where one can now only read the following:
Stone #1 - Al___ Barry (Harry??) Davidson
Stone #2 - Davidson

I will post all four photos on Alzirah's memorial so you can see them for your self. Then please let me know if they need to be moved or removed from the page. These were the only (2) Davidson grave markers in the area (and I almost overlooked them when there).

Have a great day!


Added by Mac McElroy on Jun 26, 2012 1:49 PM

RE: HOV photo
My pleasure, if you put a new memorial up for him I can add the photo, the person who added his memorial is in active.

Added by MICHAEL WAYNE HUTCHISON A... on Oct 22, 2011 7:44 PM

RE: Clarence Abbey
Thanks for the kind words, but, really, it's my pleasure to help out. From what I can tell, there is his last name, but beyond that, I just can't say. I"ll be sure to contact you when I get a better photo posted.
Thanks again for the kind words

Added by BikerBabe on Oct 11, 2011 9:38 PM

Transferring memorials
Hi H,

Transferring a memorial means that I would transfer the ability to maintain the memorial to you. I would no longer be able to edit or add information, but you would be able to personalize it to honor Clarence's life such as by adding a bio. I would be listed as having created the memorial and you would be listed as maintaining it. The Find A Grave guidelines only require transfers if a person is a direct descendant within 4 generations, but I transfer memorials to any family member or close friend who would like to take care of the memorial. If this is something you think you would like, just let me know and I'll do it.

Welcome to Find A Grave. It's a wonderful site!


P.S. The other flowers on Clarence's memorial were placed there by Find A Grave members who just happened across his memorial and wanted to honor him in this simple fashion. Many people flower memorials even when the person is unknown to them. You'll find that people here like to honor the lives of those who walked before them in this manner.

Added by Julie on Oct 11, 2011 9:23 PM

Clarence Abbey sponsorship
Thank you for sponsoring one of the memorials I created. I assume you have a personal connection to this person, so if you would like me to transfer this memorial to you, please let me know.



Added by Julie on Oct 11, 2011 8:25 PM

Clarence Abbey
Clarence's headstone is mostly overgrown by grass and covered by dirt. I didn't have the tools with me to get the headstone more visiable. I will try to get back there soon and take a better photo, until then, I hope the one I posted will be ok..BTW I could make out the last name on the stone.

Added by BikerBabe on Oct 11, 2011 7:17 PM


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