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Richard L. Smallwood-Roberts (#47892259)
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Bio Photo Researching and locating the final resting places of all my ancestors, no matter how distant. In addition, I am trying to locate (and manage) all the final resting places of the members of Company G, 1st Regiment, U.S. Sharpshooters (Berdan's), to make sure that each one has a fitting memorial on Find A Grave, and to manage all of those memorials as part of my research on all of them as part of a history of the Company I am writing which I intend to publish in the next year or two. If I have asked you to transfer one of them to me, that's why. It is not so that I can "collect" them. I am currently doing research on their history and families, and can then easily add it to their memorial and reference it later while writing the book if I manage the memorial. That's all. I'll transfer them back to the original managers when I am done if they wish, and even add the original managers to my list of contributors in the book, which (tentatively) will be titled "Wisconsin's Badger Scouts in the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865." This book will not be a dry history of the U.S. Sharpshooters, but will focus on the individual members and their service throughout the war.

I specialize on Find A Grave in creating fitting biographies and service records for Civil War Veterans in my area, which includes extensive geneological research. I do this because I believe it's a duty. I have over 40 relatives that served during the Civil War on both sides, several that were in the Revolutionary War, and many in all the other wars that the U.S. has fought in, including the Seminole and Blackhawk Wars, and one that died with Custer at the Little Big Horn. Lt. Col William Barrett Travis, who commanded the Texans defending the Alamo was my fourth cousin, 4X removed. I love my family's military heritage.

I am currently serving in the United States Army. I have been deployed twice (Desert Storm and Afghanistan). I have served in the USMC, USMCR, ARNG, USAR, and Active Army. I am a member of Old Abe Camp #8, Dept. of Wisconsin, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

I am a former member of the Society of Civil War Necrolithologists. This is a defunct organization that folded in 1996. I have started it back up again in the form of a Facebook group, The New Society of Civil War Necrolithologists.

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James "Ollie" Banda
I made the updates you requested for # 64295070. If you'd like I can transfer the memorial to you, just send me the memorial number and you contributor number in a edit or message.
Added by James "Ollie" Banda on Oct 23, 2014 10:13 AM
RE: Joseph Akers
Well, Hello Cousin! - Yes, I have your Sarah "Sally" Akers and her husband Samuel Smallwood in my family tree. Sarah's younger brother Drury Akers was my 3rd GGrandfather. He married Sarah Esther Norman, and their daughter Rebecca was my 2nd GGrandmother. How wonderful to meet an Akers cousin! We have something else in common, too. My Revolutionary War hero - the subject of the book I'm hoping to publish someday - was also a sharpshooter. You can contact me off-line at Look forward to hearing from you, and maybe sharing some joint family history! All the Best, Christie
Added by Christie on Oct 13, 2014 3:20 PM
Pat Thomas
Sarah Smallwood
Thanks for the information. Sorry about not getting back to you sooner.
Added by Pat Thomas on Sep 30, 2014 9:55 AM
Robert Kuhmann
Memorial# 6438810
1) Is "Uriah S. Hollister 1838-1929" an ancestor of yours? 2) See also your GMAIL - sent info which may be of interest to you about the man...

Robert Kuhmann (#46567652)
Find A Grave member for 11 years, 1 month, 21 days.

Added by Robert Kuhmann on Apr 09, 2014 12:08 PM
Mark Vernon
RE: Alexander Burrow
You are very welcome. I will enjoy seeing the new information!

Added by Mark Vernon on Feb 15, 2014 11:20 AM
Sgt Thaddeus M Hadden
Hi Richard - Thank you so much for the information! Cindy
Added by CindyS on Jan 10, 2014 5:40 PM
Richard H Lord
All I ever have to go by in the cemetery lists is whatever other people compiled. As I've told others who have asked if I am sure of a birth date for someone--the only three people whose birth dates I am 100% sure of are my children, because I was there...
Added by RobMinteer57 on Dec 25, 2013 7:09 AM
bonnie carroll
Thomas Coyle
How about a birth date. I don't have one on his headstone.
Added by bonnie carroll on Nov 20, 2013 8:51 AM
bonnie carroll
Thos Coyle
If you wish I can transfer Thomas to you if you want to add your findings. If not I will gladly do it.
Thank You for all the work you are doing for the early soldiers and for serving for this great country.
Added by bonnie carroll on Nov 20, 2013 8:46 AM
Sherry Ross
Andrew Jackson Ryan
Find A Grave memorial 29546966 for Andrew Jackson Ryan. Oak Hill, Galena, Cherokee co. KS.
Added by Sherry Ross on Nov 14, 2013 2:40 PM
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