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Don Benson (#47428233)
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Bio Photo I am a 25 year veteran of the US Military. My family came over on the Mayflower and has served this country since the first Militia was formed in Massachusetts in 1636. My 10th Great Grandfather, Jonathan Brewster was the Procurement Officer and my Uncle Love Brewster was a Private. My family fought in the Revolution, the war of 1812, the Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and I served through Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Family names I'm looking for:

Benson Lear
Anderson Carr/Kerr
Sigerpalm Snyder
Cutler Brown
Whiting Schooley
Sherman Burdick
Wright Davis

If you find an unmarked veteran grave, please forward all information you have so I can possibly have a headstone placed through the VA. I am the Camp Commander and Graves Registration Officer for the Col Edward D Baker Camp, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, part of a National organization, one of our goals is to have all veterans graves marked!

God bless the USA and the Men and Women that have and continue to defend her!
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Barbara Cady
RE: Lt Cady
Don, Thank you so much. I'm really amazed that so much of the marker was covered up but it was under some huge trees with many leaves over the years. My son wanted some day to fix it but I'm sure he didn't expect it to be so tall. I'll have to send him the picture. Thank you and your team for all you do. Barbara
Added by Barbara Cady on Mar 27, 2016 10:59 AM
Linda Jenkins Werts
William Henry Tuttle

Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Mar 27, 2016 10:31 AM
Linda Jenkins Werts
Lt. Alonzo Cady
I'm thrilled. No, seriously. I can't wait to see it upright.

Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Mar 27, 2016 10:22 AM
Cindy Crigler
Daniel's bio
Don, Daniel's bio looks good. You covered his military history well. Thank you. I may add some more about his life, but I will leave the military info as you explained it. Cindy
Added by Cindy Crigler on Feb 24, 2016 11:38 AM
Joan Havens
Annette Amanda4 Barney, born 1819 in N.Y.; died Nov 1852 in Portland, Multnomah Co., Ore.She married abt 1833 in Seneca Co., Ohio Dr. Aaron Knight Olds, born 11 May 1810 in Pompey, Onondaga Co., N.Y.; died 17 Jul 1896 in McMinnville, Yamhill Co., Ore., son of Timothy Olds and Mary "Polly" Russ.
Note on page of Solomon L Barney, 154160351.

Mr. Benson. I am trying to connect ancestor grave listings on Findagrave. Your posting for Aaron Kinght Olds matches a GR GR GR... uncle by marriage. According to a family post he was married to Annette Amanda Barney Olds, see above. You have him married to Martha Jane Garrison Olds. Because Annette and Aaron were married in 1833 and Martha Jane was born in 1836 I am wondering if she might actually be their daughter. Usually a head stone marked as "Father" would be matched by a wife with the headstone marked as "Mother". Of course Martha could be Aaron's second wife as Annette died in 1852 at the age of 33.

Please let me know if there is another headstone. I'll call the cemetery.

Thanks for your help.

Joan Havens
Added by Joan Havens on Feb 23, 2016 8:02 PM
Cindy Crigler
RE: Daniel Crigler
Hi Don, If you'd like to transfer the memorial to me that's OK. He's only a distant cousin, but as Dan never married, he left no descendants to "look after him." Cindy in Sunrise Beach MO
Added by Cindy Crigler on Feb 09, 2016 4:49 PM
Cindy Crigler
RE: Daniel Crigler
Hi Don,

Yes, the Militia Dan and his brother Ned served in was a rather "loose" organization. The note I found about them having deserted was in a file I found about 20 years ago on Ancestry, so take it for what its worth. I know that the activities of that militia was often little better than that of some of the bushwhacker organizations. It was an ugly border war.

I've always thought that Dan and Ned couldn't stomach it and headed out to Nebraska to find a better group to fight with. The fact that they were already enlisted in the NE Cavalry by the time they were listed as deserting the MO Militia seems to support this idea. Also Dan had no problem receiving a pension for his service. Since you are more knowledgable on military matters, I'll leave it up to you how you wish to record it.
Added by Cindy Crigler on Feb 09, 2016 8:34 AM
Barbara Cady
Lt. Alonzo B. Cady, Lone Fir Cemetery
Sorry I didn't check messages earlier, I think this is correct : Alonzo's gravesite is Gr. 2 North, Lot 97, Bl. 25.
Thank you so much for all you do.
Barbara Cady (Alonzo's great-granddaughter-in-law)
Added by Barbara Cady on Oct 08, 2015 6:48 PM
Virginia (Treacy) Burke
RE: Sponsership
Yes I am related: I'm the great-great granddaughter of Alexander and Laura (Olds) Reid; the gr-gr-great granddaughter of Aaron K. Olds and his first wife, Annette Amanda (Barney) Olds. Their daughter Hallie married Sam Hibbs. In the mid 1990s I used to do upkeep on the Reid family plot, but I'm no longer in the area.

Virginia (Treacy) Burke
Added by Virginia (Treacy) Burke on Aug 19, 2015 7:02 PM
Linda Jenkins Werts
Leander Holmes
# 57077273 is in an unmarked grave in Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery in Portland, OR. Do you know anyone (or any group) that would be interested in supplying a headstone for him?
Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Aug 12, 2015 9:06 PM
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