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Rick Bushong (#47326612)
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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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Tammy Morton
I am researching my Boone/Coulter family. I would be interested in talking to you about this line if you have any information. I will be willing to share my information with you as well. According to my information Catherine Boone married Johann Martin Coulter. Their son Richard married Mary Ann Pendergrass. One of their sons was Sterling Coulter who moved to Macon County, Missouri. He married Mary Rodgers. Sterling and Mary's son Mark moved to Taney County, Missouri around the time of the Civil War.

I appreciate any information you have that can help me document/verify this information.
Added by Tammy Morton on Jan 13, 2015 8:28 AM
Jason Townsend
Helene Marie McGregor
Ok, here is the whole bit, my Dad's cousin Dewey Nelson Turner wrote a book of his life; in it he said when he was in 7th or 8th grade one of his mother's brothers brought a little girl to their house from near Omaha, Nebraska. He said she was between 8 and 10 years old and her name was Marie McGregor. It had to be around 1912 to 1914. She stayed almost a year with them and his parents would of adopted her but her mother sent for her. The man that lived in Omaha was Arthur Eli Townsend, and Dewey's parents were Charles Kitching Turner and Mary Rosa Ida (Townsend) Turner. The McGregors lived about 100 to 150 miles north of Omaha in Hartington, Cedar county, Nebraska. And the Turners lived in Lakin, Kearny county, Kansas.

Our family can find no record of Arthur Eli Townsend after 1912, our family has no idea what ever happened to him.
Added by Jason Townsend on Jan 10, 2015 1:34 PM
Jason Townsend
Katherine Farmer McGregor
I was wondering if she is a relative of yours since you posted a photo of her? If so, do you have any information on her daughter Helen Marie McGregor? I have a story about her, my grandfather's brother was traveling around with her through Kansas when she was about 12. She stayed a summer with my grandfather's sister. My grandfather's brother, Arthur Eli Townsend, disapeared shortly after and we have no idea what happened to him. Eventually Katherine sent for Helen and she went home.
Added by Jason Townsend on Jan 08, 2015 1:54 PM
Carolyn Arntson
RE: Kate
Rick, added the photo for Kate:) Sorry the photos aren't better but its narrow walkway in front of the vault and the color difference between marble and lettering adds to the difficulty. Enjoy!!

Carolyn Hoober Arntson
Added by Carolyn Arntson on Dec 17, 2014 6:42 AM
Carolyn Arntson
Kate Bushong
Rick I have just posted William Bushongs photo from Wilhelms Portland Memorial Mausoleum in Portland Oregon. I also took a photo of his wife Kate. She is interred right next to him. IF you wish to make a memorial and let me know its up I will attach her photo.

Carolyn Hoober Arntson
Added by Carolyn Arntson on Dec 15, 2014 3:14 PM
Marsha Fisher
Eugene Herbert bushong and Elizabeth fisher...
Added by Marsha Fisher on Aug 29, 2014 1:58 PM
Marsha Fisher
robert bushong/elizabeth fisher
hi, my husband is a cousin of Robert thru the Fisher betty still living? thankyou for all your work. Marsha Fisher
Added by Marsha Fisher on Aug 29, 2014 1:43 PM
Marina Dorcy Coffee
RE: Rhett Taylor Bushong, El Toro Memorial Park
My pleasure, Rick. Soon I'll update the photo on his father's page (same photo I already put on his mother's).
Added by Marina Dorcy Coffee on Jun 12, 2014 7:02 PM
Marina Dorcy Coffee
Rhett Taylor Bushong, El Toro Memorial Park
My goodness! You have done an amazing amount of work on the Bushongs! It is very interesting to see all the relationships just between these 4 people and others mentioned. I just uploaded photos of Rhett Taylor Bushong's grave, as requested. It is not clear to me if he is Find A Grave Memorial# 23570414 or Find a Grave Memorial #6787. One of those may be CLAUDE E. "BUTCH" BUSHONG, whose info also appears on Rhett's page. (Does Claude have a page of his own somewhere? He is apparently not buried at El Toro Memorial Park.) I also entered a couple of photos on Jean Taylor Bushong's page. The shared grave for Reid and Jean is side-by-side with Rhett at El Toro Memorial Park, so I photographed it to update for Jean. If you like, I will upload the new photo with Jean's dates to Reid's page. On Rhett's page you can create a link to her and Reid's two pages, and from them back to Rhett. Also, you should probably add the location of Rhett's grave: Sec. NE, Blk 3, Lot 22b, Spc 8. If I can be of further help, please let me know.
Added by Marina Dorcy Coffee on Jun 10, 2014 3:45 PM
William, Winnie, Annie Bradburn
Thank you so much for the transfers of William, Winnie, and Annie Bradburn!!
Added by BKL on May 23, 2014 11:59 AM
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