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BigFrench (#46554304)
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Bio Photo *Honorary member Major General John Bankhead Magruder Chapter #258 Military Order of Stars & Bars (M.O.S.B)*
*Honorary member Matthew Fountaine Maury Camp 1722 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*
*Honorary member Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp 2141 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*

As a lifetime history buff, and having lived near some old cemeteries, it is only "natural" that the two are now combined.
I've catalogued all the Confederate fallen in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va. I will soon publish a roster/book with these findings and short bios/service records of these men. A copy will be presented to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Museum.
Also, I'm in the process of doing the same for the Confederate fallen and veterans in the Fredericksburg Confederate and City cemeteries.
As Historian of the above cemeteries, please feel free to inquire of any Confederate burials.
Also, I give tours of each.
The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Park Service refers Confederate burial inquiries to me.
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Jen Snoots
CSA transfers
Hi Dan,
You are welcome :)
Added by Jen Snoots on Mar 28, 2015 8:11 PM
Christopher Jordan
RE: Bennett, Stewart marker pics
Happy to help--I saw that Charles H. Stewart shares a monument with his parents, Chas. G. and Elza S. Stewart, and I sent you a link request. Perhaps admin can transfer the parents to your care.
Added by Christopher Jordan on Mar 26, 2015 6:20 PM
Henry Thomas Boss
I would have to re-research how I determined he was buried at Fredericksburg, VA Confederate Cemetery. At the time I created his memorial, I was fairly certain he could be buried there.
Added by Birdgirl on Mar 21, 2015 11:39 AM
Bluford Bird
Thanks so much for the transfer. I appreciate it. Last July we made a trip to Fredericksburg just to find his grave. Thanks for all you do. Joyce aka Birdgirl
Added by Birdgirl on Mar 21, 2015 11:26 AM
Edwin Ridout
RE: Harry H Chinn
PS: Searching him on Find A Grave reveals he has a memorial in both cemeteries, so it'll be great to get that resolved if you're able to get there.
Added by Edwin Ridout on Mar 17, 2015 5:17 AM
Edwin Ridout
RE: Harry H Chinn
Hi Dan,

Thanks for your prompt reply about Harry H Chinn. My SAC note was based on the report I found here:

Although it's true I have not yet visited either of those two cemeteries (nor the nearby White Oak Museum, high on my list), I was able to verify that the Chinn Family Cemetery is indeed a tiny cemetery directly across the road from the much larger White Oak Primitive Baptist Cemetery. So it seemed plausible that someone taking a lot of photos in the one might have taken photos in the other, and later perhaps might overlook that the little cemetery does not belong to the big cemetery. And Anne Braun's statements on a number of cemeteries do look conscientious.

I've been finding a number of errors while working through several Stafford area cemeteries, but if my purported error correction turns out to be in error, I'll be very sorry.

Thanks for all you do on Findagrave -- and I'm well aware it's a lot!


Added by Edwin Ridout on Mar 17, 2015 5:04 AM
Gloria Jennings Lowrey
RE: hacking?
Thank you. I will contact Find A Grave. Good to know I'm not the only one.
Added by Gloria Jennings Lowrey on Mar 07, 2015 1:01 PM
Edwin Ridout
my attempt to get Arey Neave declared famous
I've revised my bio of Airey Neave on, still hoping to satisfy the unwritten rules, and once again submitted an application for their "famous" designation. Most grateful if you're able to take a look and cast a vote! Maybe this time he'll make it.

Added by Edwin Ridout on Feb 24, 2015 8:17 AM
W. Smith
RE: Saint George's Parish
Been awhile, but a belated thank you!
Added by W. Smith on Feb 18, 2015 7:46 PM
RE: MacGregors
Thanks for the link, I will add that to my own database. The name change was supposedly in 1820.
Sidelights of Maryland History; Hester Dorsey Richardson, notes McGregor and MacGregor in the same paragraph, LOL.

At one time, I might have made yet another visit to Maryland Archives to read the original document, BUT in several of my original wills, the names are spelled several ways on the same document. Since it is not my direct line, I
have focused on other ancestors.

Isn't this fun?
Thanks again,

Added by Margaret on Feb 16, 2015 7:50 AM
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