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Rick Bushong (#47326612)
 member for 3 years, 8 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo Hello!

I first began researching my genealogy in 1980, and published a family book for my line in 1989 (now out of print). My full family tree can be seen at the Website link below.

I love old photographs, and am the recipient of my paternal Great Grandparent's photo albums as well as the Bushong Family Bible.

I am retired now and as long as I have my satellite internet, you can count on me to build memorials and do research. I live on the beach on a deserted part of an island in Belize, so I won't be taking many volunteer photos of stones, sorry to say.

About the Bushong Family
I have charted much of the Bushong Family including the entire 1930 Bushong Census and have published it as a GEDCOM on Roots Web at The Bushong United Family Tree currently has over 4800 Bushong direct descendants, and many other wives and in-laws.

I have identified most of the Bushongs listed on Find a Grave (over 2800), too. To Search click here...
Bushong United Family Tree. If the parents or spouse have a memorial on Find a Grave, it is listed in their "Notes" along with any dates, places and obituaries.

Of course I'm always happy to manage any Bushong memorials. Since the two lines of Colonial Bushongs - Hans and Andreas have been proven with DNA analysis to be from the same family, we're probably related.

You don't even have to ask - just transfer any Bushong memorials to me. I'll take care of them until their close families are ready for them.

About the Civil War
In the Civil War my Great Grandfather fought with Co. D of the 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was captured at the Battle of Stones River, December 31st 1862, and paroled "on the field" the next day. After a year in noncombatant duty, he returned to the regiment and reenlisted to fight for the rest of the war.

I have walked the Stones River Battlefield, where he was captured and also been to Chicamagua and Snodgrass Hill in Georgia, where the 21st fought a desperate stand to help save the retreating Union Army and helped General Thomas to acquire his nickname as "The Rock of Chicamagua".

About the 21st Ohio Memorial
I am especially interested in finding the resting places of the other soldiers in the 21st Ohio and taking care of any Regimental Orphans' memorials, until their families find them.

I have located over 200 memorials for 21st Ohio soldiers and their officers. All ten companies have been linked, first through the Col Jessie Norton Memorial, and then by individual company to the men.

If you find any soldiers you would like added to the 21st Company Rolls, please email me their, memorial number, name, rank and any dates and I'll take it from there and send you any links to paste in.

About Transfers
If you would like a transfer of a relative, just ask for it - use the "edit" tab and the "Suggest" link to send me your membership number.

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Bushong Weiss
Bushong Transfer
Here are a few, I have been working on..Hoping someone can help with information.
Added by Bushong Weiss on Apr 14, 2014 6:23 AM
Karen K
RE: Cemetery Correction
The picture is now uploaded. Thanks for switching them.
Added by Karen K on Apr 13, 2014 5:44 PM
Joanne Thompson Berger
RE: Elizabeth Bushong Chandler ID# 87402736
Thank you ..I will.
Added by Joanne Thompson Berger on Mar 26, 2014 8:24 PM
Joanne Thompson Berger
Elizabeth Bushong Chandler ID# 87402736
Would you be so kind as to allow me the use of the photo for my tree ? I will give you and Find A Grave the credit . Thank you so much Joanne ID # 47931891
Added by Joanne Thompson Berger on Mar 26, 2014 6:21 PM
Tom C.
Jeanne Budlong obit
Thanks Rick for the obit - I just posted it.

Added by Tom C. on Feb 26, 2014 5:21 PM
Gail KM
....I mean to say I have photos of his SISTER, not his mother. Sorry.
Added by Gail KM on Feb 25, 2014 4:53 PM
Gail KM
RE: Hi Rick...
Good to hear from you, Rick. I have info on Isaac's wife and family but not much else. My photo is not too good either. I do have one other photo of other family members, including his mother, which has also been posted here on F-A-G. Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks!
Added by Gail KM on Feb 25, 2014 4:51 PM
Gail KM
Hi Rick...
....are you related to Isaac Cusac? I saw you had posted his photo. I also have a copy of the same photo. I am descended from his sister, Mary Ann Cusac Kelley Mulford.

Thanks, Gail KM
Added by Gail KM on Feb 19, 2014 8:33 PM
Bruce and Wendy Linz
Andrew Bushong

I believe you are correct that Andrew Bushong is buried in a grave in the Memphis National Cemetery under an unknown soldier marker. I have a photo of an "Unknown U. S. Soldier" headstone I took at the Memphis National Cemetery that I would be glad to add to Andrew's memorial. Please let me know if you would like me to do so.

Semper Fi,
Bruce Linz
Added by Bruce and Wendy Linz on Feb 05, 2014 1:51 PM
RE: Doc Bushong's Stone Photo
Hi Rick -
Sorry for the delay in responding; I've been under the weather lately. No, I don't mind your using the photo at all. I'd just ask for photo credit, if your article format allows.
Added by TomDuse on Jan 23, 2014 11:13 AM
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