Started doing my local cemetery and after finding several Civil War vets I thought it would be interesting to look for Revolution and Civil War burials in Dearborn Co. Indiana. That in turn has turned into finding pioneer and forgotten burial grounds in my area also. Will transfer most memorials unless they are my ancestors. Corrections are appreciated, nasty grams are not. If anyone knows of a Civil War burial, [or Revolutionary War] vet in Dearborn County IN. that I have missed please let me know. If you want to use photos I have taken ok, just give me credit.
We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe.
I searched for my great uncle, Louis Frederick Ott, and didn't find him. I created a new entry numbered 158113144. I just discovered that you had him listed as Lewis F. Ott 47235540. Do you know how to merge or delete people? I would be happy to take possession of his record if you like. Also, if you happen to be in Union M.E. Church Cemetery in the future could you please take a photo of his grave? The rest of the family was from, and stayed in, Louisville, KY. After his wife died, Bud just kind of wandered away and no one in the family knew what happened to him until I found his death while doing genealogy.
RE: Grave of Sarah Harris Thanks, Justin, and no problem. I'm now thinking my view of the Holman Hill Cemetery was mistaken and I'm looking instead back to the old Conwell Street Cemetery for the burial of Sarah Harris. Her grave is not listed in the records transcribed for this site, but her brother-in-law Francis Harris, who arrived in Aurora from England just two days after Sarah's burial, expired on Oct. 1, 1823 (less than 7 weeks after Sarah) and, as Samuel Harris's letters relate, was buried next to Sarah. There is a gravestone for Francis in the 'Old Conwell Street' section of River View Cemetery, but apparently nothing for Sarah. I am going to have to write to the River View Cemetery Association to see if they have information not showing on this site, as also about one or two other details of Harris family members' graves (William Tell Harris, his second wife Sarah Harris, and Susanna Lawford - Samuel Harris's daughter). I have been reading the excellent information about River View at http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13001011.pdf and it seems to clear up our previous question about the Holman & Probst family cemeteries. The Probst family and Buffington family cemeteries were transferred to River View, as also Holman burials from Veraestau (so they say). Thanks again and sorry about the rain. We have had too much rain here as well, with vast areas of northern England and Scotland under flood water - never seen anything like it. Best regards, David
Grave of Sarah Harris Dear Justin, Thank you for your listings of 36 graves in the Holman Hill Cemetery, Aurora, Ind. I am presently researching some old letters written by Samuel Harris of Aurora, 1821-1832, whose wife Sarah Harris died 1823 and, from the remarks written at the time by Samuel, seems to me must have been buried in the Holman Hill Cemetery. Unfortunately her name does not appear among those you list. Is the listing complete? Could there be more names to add? Or are some graves unmarked, as far as you know? I have no means of searching for myself, as I live in England. You may care to look up an earlier draft of my work on the letters by Googling 'Harris-Brown letters', on the second page of which you will also find my email address. Many thanks for help and best wishes, David Brady
Good job Justin, I love what you said about being among the "chosen" to find people. Bless your heart. I too have that same calling, only now I am too disabled to travel, and unable to visit each place.
The work you are doing is invaluable to thousands. I know you will meet on the other side all those who want to thank you for what you are doing.
Keep doing what your doing. Gentle hugs from an old lady in the distance.
Ohio County Cemeteries I haven't heard from you in quite awhile! My dad and I are planning on visiting Ohio County in the near future and I noticed that you have a virtual cemetery for Ohio county. Is this a comprehensive list of all of the veterans buried there? I noticed that there were only 80 names. In our county we have over 1,200 Civil War veterans buried. Is the low number because it is such a small county? Thanks for your help, as always.
transfer of my Great-Grandfather's gravesite Hi Justin, My name is Philip Warren Rupp. William Rupp, buried in East Fork Cemetery, is my Great-Grandfather. My "DAD" was very proud of his Grandfather; as I am, of the both of them. My near future plans are to replace his wife's and three daughters missing stones. My Parents took me this cemetery many times over the years. Very sadly, they too, are both gone; but I still stop to pay my respects to my Great-Grandparents and my Great Aunts buried at East Fork. It would mean a great deal to maintain my Great-Grandfather's gravesite. Am also going to add his biography. Thank You in advance for your kindness. Very Sincerely, Philip W Rupp