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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.

Please include source(s) for ALL edits. Too many times incorrect edits have been submitted, so I rarely accept non-email edits. THANKS for understanding--
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Your book sounds interesting and I appreciate your endeavors to document history. We are History buffs in my household too.
Added by April on Apr 29, 2016 4:36 PM
John McHugh
Thank you for your detailed biography on his Memorial Page. It was instrumental in my being able to tie him to his wife Sintha/Cynthia/etc, a 2nd Great Aunt.
Added by April on Apr 29, 2016 4:34 PM
Syntha Davis McHugh
My Sources are as follows:
1) Family info

2) Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978
Name: John McHugh
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 22 May 1860
Marriage Place: Gwinnett, Georgia, USA
Spouse: Syntha Davis
Spouse Gender: Female

3) 1860 United States Federal Census
Name Lytha McUe
Age 15
Birth Year abt 1845
Gender Female
Birth Place South Carolina
Home in 1860 District 444, Gwinnett, Georgia
Post Office Cains
Family Number 441
B F McAne 48
Lyntha McAne 44
Toliver McAne 19
Samuel McAne 16
John McUe 18
Lytha McUe 15

4) 1870 United States Federal Census
Name Senpha Mchugh
Age in 1870 24
Birth Year abt 1846
Birthplace Georgia
Home in 1870 Hog Mountain, Gwinnett, Georgia
Race White
Gender Female
Post Office Cains
Rison G Davis 52
Mary Davis 52
Owen Davis 18
Senpha Mchugh 24
Charles L Mchugh 9
Mary J Mchugh 6

5) 1880 United States Federal Census
Name Syntha E. Mchugh
Age 35
Birth Year abt 1845
Birthplace Georgia
Home in 1880 Hog Mountain, Gwinnett, Georgia
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Self
Marital Status Widowed
Syntha E. Mchugh 35
Charles L. Mchugh 19
Mary Jane Mchugh 17

6) Book Source:
Title: The Family of Owen Gray Davis
Author: Winton Teagle
Note: Spiral Bound Family Book
Publisher: Name: Winton Teagle; Location: Georgia; Date: 1986;

Please leave names spelled as is.
I would appreciate a bit of credit for pulling this together.

Thank you,
Added by April on Apr 29, 2016 4:30 PM
William Scott
My great great uncle was Prt. Nicholas Ewing Scott

Thank you from the Scott family!!!
Added by William Scott on Apr 19, 2016 5:33 PM
William Scott
Thank you
Thank you for posting the photo of the headstone of my great great uncle. I hope to visit the gravesite this year.

My great grandfather, Henry Reid Scott, was born during the civil war. He should be added to the siblings. He is buried at the Union Chapel UMC cemetery. I assume his birth and death are on his tombstone. I live in OR now and can't get that info for you. I don't know if you could find it on the findagrave web site.

I appreciate all that you have done!!!! I never knew where Nicholas was buried. All I knew growing up was that he died as a teenager in the war.
Added by William Scott on Apr 19, 2016 5:27 PM
RE: Pvt William H Brewer DOB/POB
I understand. The exact DOB comes from family records. William is the brother of my 3rd great-grandfather on one side of the family, and the nephew of my 3rd great-grandmother on another side. The exact date comes from family records, but census data backs up the POB and the approximate year. I also submitted to link his spouse. Her identity is backed up by census records and pension applications filed by her concerning William's death at Fredericksburg. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks!
Added by JHR1981 on Apr 05, 2016 7:01 PM
RE: Pvt William H Brewer
I'm still volunteering at Chatham, guess we just missed each other. Hope to see you soon.
I removed the marker's picture.
Best Regards
Added by wtoomey on Apr 04, 2016 9:18 AM
Kathryn Wyant Huffman McCoy
Pvt John R. Marshborne, #13060933
Hi Big French! I don't know if I ever thanked you a million for all you've done for these confederate soldiers on findagrave. When I found my great-great uncle on here a year or two ago I was so excited! Sadly, John had 2 brothers who also died in the war, and another who fought. His sister was my 2nd great grandmother, Mary Louisa "Polly" Marshborn Wilder, memorial# 33711829. Check out a picture I posted of Polly's husband, Burtie Wilder, in full confederate gear, memorial# 33711609. I've done thousands of hours of work on findagrave and, but never could find the grave location of their parents George and Louisa Marshborn, so I finally, after much agonizing, decided to create a virtual, unknown burial location so that I can link all these family members together. Check out the oldest brother, Samuel, memorial# 23244312. He was a Captain, he fought in battle after battle for 4 years, with many injuries, sicknesses, hospitalizations, but kept going back in. He finally died in 1865, the last of the 3 brothers that died. He was even in a hospital in Atlanta for several weeks in 1863, his wife came to visit, and 9 months later another daughter was born. Anyway, I thought you may appreciate my story, I really appreciate you! Hope to meet you one day when I come home to visit! Would LOVE a tour! Sincerely, Kathryn
Added by Kathryn Wyant Huffman McC... on Mar 11, 2016 5:42 AM
Mrs. Bee
Thank you
Hello my friend,

Thanks for posting the edit for Jennie Peterson. Every little bit helps!

Mrs. Bee
Added by Mrs. Bee on Mar 10, 2016 5:47 AM
Hal Stewart
RE: Elijah Vinson pic
Very welcome, glad to be of service.
Added by Hal Stewart on Mar 06, 2016 10:26 PM
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