|Dr. Bob Schneider (#46608489)|
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I now live in Columbia, South Carolina (after some time in Knoxville, TN & Boise, ID) and like just about everybody else here I'm into history, graves, etc.|
No real geneology motivation and I'm not writing a book. I'm just a political scientist (Ph.D., University of Tennessee) with an interest in political history (see my virtual cemeteries). For me, it's about a good excuse to hop on my Victory Vision and disappear... somebody's always buried somewhere.
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|Sara Cooper||James Alexander Fowler|
I don't know how it is posted in Greenwood Cemetery that his name is Joseph A Fowler but his name is James and he was the mayor of Knoxville. I tried to look at the photos to see if you got up close and personal. The next time I go up there I will find his grave and take one. Are you related to the family? Would like to get a correction on this as soon as I can get us a close up.
Sara Beth Cooper
|Sharryn Clark||Pioneer Cemetery, Boise,Idaho|
No Family connection..wanted to say hi..
I have family (Peck) in this cemetery, they came to Boise in 1863 from Wisconsin. I live in Mount Pleasant, SC... just down the road from Columbia.
|Deborah Nouzovsky||Brumm Graves in Pioneer Cemetery in Idaho|
Hi Dr. Bob,
My name is Deborah A. Nouzovsky and I live in Minersville, Schuylkill, Pa. I am working on the Brumm Family and George W. Brumm buried in the Pioneer Cemetery was born in Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pa. and is the brother of Charles Napoleon Brumm, the Congressman from Pa. I would like to use your photos of George W.'s children Emojean and Margaretta Brumm Alden on my ancestry tree. If you give your permission for me to use them I will give you full credit for the photos on my tree. Please let me know. Thank you.
|MynattHistory||RE: Mynatt Mayor...|
Wow, so being a mayor doesn't qualify, lol. Perhaps if one of the Mynatt's ever pays a visit to Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, they can get recognized as being "famous".
At the moment, I'm trying to resurrect a grave on a tiny piece of property, where there is only one headstone for Thomas Mynatt, a veteran from the War of 1812. Hey, that ought to make him famous.
There is a little problem, in that one of my cousins was there in 1959 and drew out a map of 45 graves, with plain limestone markers. And I don't believe there's any way that 45 people could have been buried in the little space currently marked.
The problem is, the Mynatt's (I have a list from my cousin, who was a Mynatt researcher in the 1960's) who are there were veterans from The American Revolutionary War (should make them famous, right?), the Lord Dunsmore war, and other members of the War of 1812. The other family members who fought in the Civil War are located in a cemetery about a mile away.
The original Mynatt was Richard Mynatt. He came over as an indentured servant to Thomas Lee (grandfather of Robert E. Lee) and was a cook for 4 years in exchange for his passage to the US. He worked and lived at Stratford Hall in VA. Thomas died and his son, Philip, refused to release Richard. Richard then sued for his Certificate of Freedom. Later he lived in TN, before TN was even a state, which makes him a member of the First Families of TN, a collection on file with the East TN Historical Society (I'm a member because of my lineage to him).
He's currently in the ground, where the closest object to him is an abandoned trailer. I'm working hard to remedy that situation without folks in that are pulling out their shotguns. I'm applying to the VA for him to get a headstone, and for Thomas Mynatt to receive a replacement headstone.
We have a facebook page, The Mynatt Army, if you'd like to join. The Mynatt's have a long history in Knoxville of preachers, lawyers, doctors, slave owners, farmers, merchants, and some rednecks. I take pride on being one. Go Vols!
I'm off to New Albany, Indiana this morning, to do some more research on another line. Take care and thank you for responding to my post. If you ever learn of anything regarding the Mynatts, please let me know.
|Dave Boatman||RE: Mayor Fred Allen is in your care...|
Thank you Dr. Bob, for your transfer of Fred Allen. He is now in good care of his close relatives. Did you happen to see markers for any more Allens near his grave? There should be a wife and three daughter.
|Shane Usary||Gen. Witcher listing|
I noted your listing for a General Witcher, a Union brevet General during the Civil War. I wonder if this is the same officer to whom a state historical marker is dedicated at Bell Cemetery in Unicoi County, Tennessee. There was a pitched battle near that location during the war, and the union commander is referred to as "Colonel Witcher." The cemetery contains a slab of concrete behind the state marker that is supposedly a mass grave of the dead from that battle.
I note that you received your doctorate from the University of Tennessee. I graduated from the UT College of Law in 1985. Prior to that, I received a Ph.D. in political science from Tulane University. I have seen some of your photography on certain pages on which I have also posted photos. Best regards, Shane Usary.