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 Brewster
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!
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
86123484 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.
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
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.
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)
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.