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Shiredweller (#47462047)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo Friends, I've not been keeping up with requests for photos or information due to the recent illness and, ultimately, the passing, of my wife of 37 years, Rebecca.

Except for creating a memorial page for her, I've temporarily lost the enthusiasm I need to continue find-a-grave postings. Please be patient while I work through the grief.


I endorse the wisdom of an ancient Egyptian proverb: "To speak of the dead is to make them live again."

Today I'm a professional Historian (research, writing, teaching), so I'm always making people live again, if just for a few moments at a time. Am also a trained, experienced photographer and genealogist. Got my PhD in History at Ohio State in 1983.

Family: Wife of nearly 37 years, deceased as of May 19, 2016. 5 kids. 8 grandkids. 3 great grandkids. 2 sisters. Lots of nieces and nephews. A million cousins. 3 cats. 10 squirrels in the back yard, if you want to count them. (The cats do, from the windows. And when the cats are out, the squirrels count them very carefully from the treetops.) I should include @5000+ former students, too.

Moved a lot: Ohio to Virginia (Madison), back to Ohio, back to Virginia (Independent Hill), and back to Ohio again. For a while my life story could've been called 'there and back again.' (Apologies to Prof. Tolkien.) Thus the name 'Shiredweller' [as in Shire dweller].

Then Ohio to California (Anaheim, 4 blocks from Disneyland) to Indiana (West Lafayette), to Texas (San Antonio), and back (yet again) to Virginia (Richmond). I taught a lot of college history courses along the way.

Assembled graphic plotters for Calcomp in Anaheim, California. Worked for the USAF at Kelly AFB, Texas. Now with Defense Dept. at Fort Lee, Va. Wrote 100+ published articles and a two-volume military history. Starting work on Volume 3.

Used to travel a lot. Favorite places: islands (the Azores, Sicily, Crete, and the West Indies... Santa Catalina, too). On the mainland, have been to Turkey, which I enjoyed much more than I thought I would; Germany, Italy, Greece, Panama, Mexico, Canada, and 44 of the 50 states. I agree with Mark Twain's assessment: "Travel is a sure cure for ignorance and prejudice." It's true, but only if you keep an open mind.

Old movies got me involved with Find A Grave, looking up locations of movie stars' last resting places. Then, realizing my relatives and friends were not represented on FAG, I started building memorials for them.

One thing led to another; now I have a lot of bios to write, and a lot of photos to find.

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Karen Mickel Bennett
No breathing treatments - no life. I have a nebulizer at home and do breathing treatments every four/five hours. I would not even consider not doing them. I don't believe I'm as stubborn as your wife ..... she really needs to do everything the doctor's need to get well. I'm sorry she doesn't want the treatments. It opens up the airways quickly and doing the lung exercises is annoying, but keeps me breathing. I do hope she will reconsider.....Even simple things like taking big breaths can get your oxygen level up. I pray she will change her mind so she may enjoy her family for a long time......

Sent you the maps again...Sent them twice. One to you work other to your home. The one for your home did not go through but hope the other one did.....let me know...
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Apr 26, 2016 3:00 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
I hope I will be on the mend soon! It's been a battle.....I'm home now from the hospital not doing much of anything..... except breathing treatments, breathing exercises for my lungs, too many meds, etc.....
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Apr 26, 2016 1:29 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Major's - Corbin
I sent you an copy by email of a historical map with locations of old family cemeteries in the Culpeper. Possibly some Major's info in it too!

Have Fun,
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Apr 25, 2016 8:22 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
RE: Major Cemetery, Viewtown VA
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Apr 25, 2016 8:01 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Major Family
Good to hear from you again. I just joined the "ranks" with your wife. Just got out of the hospital last week for pneumonia, sepsis and I now have asthma, related to the pneumonia. The medications I received also created a new issue ... temporary diabetes. Had lots of insulin shots. Since October this is my third round of pneumonia - this being the most serious of the lot.....02 sats are very important, I hope she don't drop too low. Fortunately I have a top notch Doctor....

Don't believe a trip is in your near future! We have waited this long .... delays seem to be our standard way of operating. Snakes will be out soon.....

Sending blessings to you and your wife. I wish her a speedy recovery ... mine will be slow ..

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Apr 25, 2016 1:28 PM
Tammy Mouliere
RE: Aaron & Sarah Jones
Thank you. I have already post pics, of Aaron's probate and I transcribed it, that on the Memorial too.

Added by Tammy Mouliere on Mar 31, 2016 10:37 PM
Tammy Mouliere
RE: Aaron Jones
Yes, I would like that. Thank you for offering.
I do not know at this time, where he buried, but I will start looking. However, I do know that, he was Married 1st to Sarah Sims, and had Lucy, found her father's will. Thomas Sims, listing daughter Sarah Jones-dec'd and granddaughter Lucy Jones.

Then, he married Sarah Stroud, who was Sarah Moss married to Thomas Stroud, he died and she married Aaron Jones. Isham Stroud was her father-in-law.

Added by Tammy Mouliere on Mar 18, 2016 9:41 PM
Tammy Mouliere
Aaron Jones

I did find Aaron's will, on familysearch, the will
was proven in 1804, in Lincoln Co., GA. Thank you for your Memorial for Aaron. This helped a bunch....

Tammy Mouliere
Added by Tammy Mouliere on Mar 14, 2016 3:31 PM
Linda Cashen Gaunt
RE: Frances Fant
Thanks for responding,
Linda Cashen Gaunt
Added by Linda Cashen Gaunt on Jan 06, 2016 4:30 PM
Tammy Mouliere
RE: Aaron Jones
Hi I am sorry I haven't look into it. I have been a little busy, I am a Registrar for my Chapter in Colonial Dames 17th Century. After the holidays I am going to be looking into this. Thank you very much for the info.

Tammy Mouliere
Added by Tammy Mouliere on Nov 23, 2015 3:40 PM
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