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BigFrench (#46554304)
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Bio Photo *Honorary member Major General John Bankhead Magruder Chapter #258 Military Order of Stars & Bars (M.O.S.B)*
*Honorary member Matthew Fountaine Maury Camp 1722 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*
*Honorary member Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp 2141 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*

As a lifetime history buff, and having lived near some old cemeteries, it is only "natural" that the two are now combined.
I've catalogued all the Confederate fallen in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va. I will soon publish a roster/book with these findings and short bios/service records of these men. A copy will be presented to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Museum.
Also, I'm in the process of doing the same for the Confederate fallen and veterans in the Fredericksburg Confederate and City cemeteries.

As Historian of the above cemeteries, please feel free to inquire of any Confederate burials.
Also, I give tours of each.

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Park Service refers Confederate burial inquiries to me.

Please include source(s) for ALL edits. Too many times incorrect edits have been submitted, so I rarely accept non-email edits. THANKS for understanding--
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William Scott
My great great uncle was Prt. Nicholas Ewing Scott

Thank you from the Scott family!!!
Added by William Scott on Apr 19, 2016 5:33 PM
William Scott
Thank you
Thank you for posting the photo of the headstone of my great great uncle. I hope to visit the gravesite this year.

My great grandfather, Henry Reid Scott, was born during the civil war. He should be added to the siblings. He is buried at the Union Chapel UMC cemetery. I assume his birth and death are on his tombstone. I live in OR now and can't get that info for you. I don't know if you could find it on the findagrave web site.

I appreciate all that you have done!!!! I never knew where Nicholas was buried. All I knew growing up was that he died as a teenager in the war.
Added by William Scott on Apr 19, 2016 5:27 PM
RE: Pvt William H Brewer DOB/POB
I understand. The exact DOB comes from family records. William is the brother of my 3rd great-grandfather on one side of the family, and the nephew of my 3rd great-grandmother on another side. The exact date comes from family records, but census data backs up the POB and the approximate year. I also submitted to link his spouse. Her identity is backed up by census records and pension applications filed by her concerning William's death at Fredericksburg. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks!
Added by JHR1981 on Apr 05, 2016 7:01 PM
RE: Pvt William H Brewer
I'm still volunteering at Chatham, guess we just missed each other. Hope to see you soon.
I removed the marker's picture.
Best Regards
Added by wtoomey on Apr 04, 2016 9:18 AM
Kathryn Wyant Huffman McCoy
Pvt John R. Marshborne, #13060933
Hi Big French! I don't know if I ever thanked you a million for all you've done for these confederate soldiers on findagrave. When I found my great-great uncle on here a year or two ago I was so excited! Sadly, John had 2 brothers who also died in the war, and another who fought. His sister was my 2nd great grandmother, Mary Louisa "Polly" Marshborn Wilder, memorial# 33711829. Check out a picture I posted of Polly's husband, Burtie Wilder, in full confederate gear, memorial# 33711609. I've done thousands of hours of work on findagrave and, but never could find the grave location of their parents George and Louisa Marshborn, so I finally, after much agonizing, decided to create a virtual, unknown burial location so that I can link all these family members together. Check out the oldest brother, Samuel, memorial# 23244312. He was a Captain, he fought in battle after battle for 4 years, with many injuries, sicknesses, hospitalizations, but kept going back in. He finally died in 1865, the last of the 3 brothers that died. He was even in a hospital in Atlanta for several weeks in 1863, his wife came to visit, and 9 months later another daughter was born. Anyway, I thought you may appreciate my story, I really appreciate you! Hope to meet you one day when I come home to visit! Would LOVE a tour! Sincerely, Kathryn
Added by Kathryn Wyant Huffman McC... on Mar 11, 2016 5:42 AM
Mrs. Bee
Thank you
Hello my friend,

Thanks for posting the edit for Jennie Peterson. Every little bit helps!

Mrs. Bee
Added by Mrs. Bee on Mar 10, 2016 5:47 AM
Hal Stewart
RE: Elijah Vinson pic
Very welcome, glad to be of service.
Added by Hal Stewart on Mar 06, 2016 10:26 PM
Linda Boling
Westwood Boling
Westwood Boling's parents were John Boling and Martha of Randolph County, NC. He is listed in 1850 and 1860 Census for Randolph County and held land in Randolph County. You have him attachd to the wrong Boling famiy. His father's DOB was 1785. I hope you find this helpful.
Added by Linda Boling on Feb 14, 2016 6:42 PM
Pvt Solomon K Ayers #9791581
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Solomon was the son of Jeduthen Ayers and Lucinda Twedell Ayers. He married Jane Elizabeth Swink on October 6, 1858 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Name: Jeduthen Ayers
Gender: Male
Spouse: Lucinda Twedell
Spouse Gender: Female
Bond Date: 15 Jan 1844
Bond #: 000053215
ImageNum: 008119
County: Guilford
Record #: 01 018
Bondsman: Samuel William
Witness: M. Mendenahll

1850 United States Federal Census:
Name: Solomon Ayres
Age: 10
Birth Year: abt 1840 <----------------
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Southern Division, Guilford, North Carolina, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 79
Household Members:
Name Age
Jordethan Ayres 48
Lucinda Ayres 33
Allice Ayres 15
Harper S Ayres 13
Solomon Ayres 10
Martin Ayres 10
Elizabeth Ayres 3

North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Name: Solomon K Ayers
Gender: Male
Spouse: Jane E Swink
Spouse Gender: Female
Bond Date: 6 Oct 1858
Bond #: 000122784
Marriage Date: 6 Oct 1858
ImageNum: 007802
County: Rowan
Record #: 01 014
Bondsman: J H Brown
Performed By: J H Brown, Justice of the Peace

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Solomon K Ayres
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1840 <------------------
Gender: Male
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina
Post Office: Salisbury
Family Number: 194
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarah A Rimer 37
John L Rimer 15
Milton F Rimer 13
Joseph S Rimer 11
Charles C Rimer 8
Stephen R Rimer 6
Margaret Swink 20
Solomon K Ayres 20
Jane E Ayres 21
Ellen F Ayres 1
Harp Ayres 23

U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
Name: Solomon Kendall Ayers
Residence: Rowan County, North Carolina, North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Age at Enlistment: 21 <----------------
Enlistment Date: 21 Jun 1861 <-------
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Rowan County, North Carolina
State Served: North Carolina
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, North Carolina 7th Infantry Regiment on 21 Jun 1861.Promoted to Full Sergeant on 01 Feb 1863.Mustered out on 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Birth Date: abt 1840
Sources: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
Name: Solomon K Ayers
Death Date: 12 May 1864
Cemetery: Confederate Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Spolsylvania, Virginia
Added by 4losthistory on Feb 11, 2016 4:46 PM
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Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Thanks for all you do on Findagrave.
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