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George Seitz (#40539541)
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Bio Photo My home is circa 1784. Its situation is such that it fell in the line of battle during the conflict between the States. When my father died, I was too early at the cemetery for the appointment concerning the necessary arrangements. To pass the time I paid a visit to the antique shop close by. Displayed there was a book which possessed a title that gave me the idea that my home may be mentioned within. Upon opening it, the pages fell directly to a description and photograph of my old place. It was not intended for the purpose, but the volume became a much worn field guide as I sought to visit and photograph other ante-bellum homes in the vicinity. I pursued that objective with interest and vigor. This caused me to notice the old churches en route and I began to photograph them. Behind the churches were cemeteries. Cemeteries that I found to be serene and sublime, full of lore. In turn they led me here and I stayed.
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Jay Rarick
Pvt James H. Wiley
Mr. Seitz,

Thank you for responding so quickly to include the links for Pvt. Wiley. However Catherine Wiley (Find A Grave Memorial# 30412378) is his mother, not his wife.

His first wife was Martha A. Dawson (Find A Grave Memorial# 30412385), daughter of James and Margaret Dawson. They were married on May 15, 1869.

- Jay Rarick
Added by Jay Rarick on Jan 31, 2015 8:05 AM
Bill Thayer
Thomas Talcott
Kind of you — and checking facts is always of benefit! After all, when we started, I had no idea that it might not be right. I was ignorant of something, and now I think I know it, even if it's a negative…

Added by Bill Thayer on Jan 29, 2015 10:37 AM
Bill Thayer
Thomas M R Talcott
Dear Mr. Seitz,

As pretty positively as I can tell, Thomas Mann Randolph Talcott #16660239 was not a West Point graduate, and doesn't even seem ever to have attended the Academy; about this last, I'm a bit less certain.

Only three Talcotts are listed in the 1950 index: Andrew (Class of 1818), George H (Class of 1831), Lawrence T (Class of 1931). Similar results are found online at the official site of the West Point Association of Graduates, at (entering "Talcott" in the "Last Name" field).

He might still have attended, just not graduated — which would have been likely since, born in 1838, he was about the age to graduate in the early years of the War between the States. Many cadets resigned to serve the Confederacy, and are therefore not among the graduates.

So I checked the OROC (Official Register of Officers and Cadets), a yearly printed report, contemporaneous, listing among others all the cadets attending the Military Academy in that year, even members of non-graduating classes, with annotations for those who left the Academy without graduating. I find no Talcott listed in the OROCs in any Class between 1853 (when TMT was 15) and 1861.

As an outlier, I also checked Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army (1903): no Thomas Talcott is listed; not too surprising, mind you, since he didn't serve as a United States Army officer; but Part III, section 7, includes a list of officers who left the United States Army after November 1, 1860 and joined the Confederate service.

On another offchance, I looked at Freeman's biography of R. E. Lee, in which the Talcott son is mentioned at least twice (index links to the passages in the book) — Freeman doesn't mention that he might have been a West Pointer either.

I'd be interested in the source of the West Point graduate statement; it might just be a commendatory fabrication, or then again there may well be something underlying it.

Bill Thayer
American & Military History
Added by Bill Thayer on Jan 28, 2015 1:12 PM
Jeffry Burden
RE: Links/Larking White
My bad -- sorry for the confusion about Larkin White! There are four of them buried at Hollywood covering three generations, and I picked up the wrong one.
Added by Jeffry Burden on Jan 26, 2015 7:01 PM
Rebecca Emmett
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George, love the picture of your son! Quite a chip of the old block, err... granite? (Sorry couldn't resist a cemetery bad joke.)
Added by Rebecca Emmett on Jan 24, 2015 10:36 AM
Mike & Bushy Hartman
Photo delete request
Hi George,
Please use the edit button so I can easily click on the link and find the memorial your referring too.
Thank you
Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on Jan 20, 2015 3:47 AM
Diana Brown
RE: 18815854 Joshua David Smith
Thank you anyway George.

I just thought you might have a missing link for me.

Take care
Thanks again for your excellent research
Added by Diana Brown on Jan 19, 2015 8:43 PM
Diana Brown
18815854 Joshua David Smith
Hi George

Thanks so much for posting this picture of my gg.
Do you mind my asking how you were able to get this photograph?

Diana Brown
Added by Diana Brown on Jan 19, 2015 7:26 PM
John T. Wakenight
Good afternoon. Are you any relation to John T. Wakenight? If not, would you please consider passing management to me?

John T. Wakenight was my 3rd-greatgrandfather. My cousin, Charles Sands, is the person who purchased the gravestone for the John. We have lots of info we'd like to add to the bio, which is easier to do if "we" have management level.

Thank you for considering this request.

Best, Robin.
1-John T. Wakenight
2-Lucy J. Wakenight-Clatterbuck
3-Caroline C. Clatterbuck-Armstrong
4-George V. Armstrong, Sr
5-George V. Armstrong, Jr.
6-Robin Armstrong-Newcomb
Added by LRobin on Jan 19, 2015 11:54 AM
James Hankins
Memorials 29138295 and 29138319
George, I'm James Hankins. While updating my memorials in Henry Co., Va., I found your subject memorials, Jacob W. Ward and Effie L. Ward respectively. My related memorial is Margaret Louise (Ward) Hairfield, Mem 50877094.

Margaret is the wife of my 4th cousin, O.W. Hairfield. I have update information for your subject memorials, and request that you link your memorials as husband and wife. I've already linked Margaret's Find A Grave entry at my location to her parents.

Additionally, Jacob's middle name is Wade (Jacob Wade Ward), born in Kentucky. Effie's middle name is Lee and her maiden name is Jordan (Effie Lee Jordan), born in Virginia. They were married Apr. 26, 1917, Inez, Martin Co., KY.

Lastly, if you'd like to transfer management of them to me, my Find A Grave# is 15003416. If have no issue with you keeping management because technically, they are on my in-law side of kinship. Regards, James Hankins
Added by James Hankins on Jan 14, 2015 6:31 PM
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