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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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Jane Feldmann Cook
RE: Mr & Mrs Eberenz
Thanks for reminding me about the other two. I just changed the photo for Anna and John Eberenz. Let me know how it looks. I live my life on my iPad so they always look straight for some reason. Jane
Added by Jane Feldmann Cook on Jul 01, 2015 12:01 PM
Jane Feldmann Cook
RE: Eberenz Monument pic rotation
I just tried it again. Let me know if it looks better to you. ( it shows up straight on my computer so I can't check it.) Thanks for your help.
Added by Jane Feldmann Cook on Jun 30, 2015 11:20 AM
Jane Feldmann Cook
RE: Eberenz Monument pic rotation
Thanks, I'll play with it when I get a chance. I'm not experienced with photoshop but I'm sure I can find someone to help.Thanks for helping with the mystery. Jane
Added by Jane Feldmann Cook on Jun 28, 2015 6:10 PM
Andrew Jackson Wood
Hi BigFrench, I usually research edits too before adding or linking to verify. I knew he married Elsby Wood, sometimes spelled Else as on their marriage record, March 2, 1854, Paline, Virginia. This document indicates parents are Richard and Elizabeth so I researcher further. Andrew was born in Paline, Virginia and she in Floyd County Virginia which was probably before WV statehood. this record gives her parents as John and Lydia Wood. So I did find out his mother was indeed Elizabeth 'Betsy' DeHart who died in 1838 and then his father married Lucy Via. So you were right in questioning my links as I have now corrected them to link Andrew Jackson to Richard and Elizabeth. If you would look at the memorial for his mother Elizabeth, her stone indicates names of children..."Jackson" is Andrew Jackson. following is link to AJ's marriage record
Added by genieresearcher on Jun 15, 2015 7:40 PM
John Brogger
C A Rhoads
Genealogy of the Hill, Dean, Pinckney, Austin, Barker, Anderson, Rhoades and Finch families.
By franklin Couch. Page 93
Added by John Brogger on Jun 14, 2015 4:46 PM
John Brogger
RE: C. A. Rhoads
Genealogy of the Hill, Dean, Pinckney, Austin, Barker, Anderson, Rhoades and Finch families.
He lived with his family in Jordan, Onondaga, NY.
in 1860. Living in Cortland in 1870.
Added by John Brogger on Jun 14, 2015 1:47 PM
John Brogger
C. A. Rhoads
Memorial #30499009 served in the 22nd VA Inf.
His brother Gidney, mem #23433642 served in the 72nd Ill. Inf.
His eldest son, Clarence Lamar, served in the 193rd NY Inf. That should have made for an interesting family reunion! Sorry I didn't read your home page sooner. I used the edit tab for Charles. JWB
Added by John Brogger on Jun 12, 2015 7:05 AM
Richard H. L. Chichester, III
RE: Eugene Broaddus Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917

Eugene L Broaddus
Birth: Caroline County
Death: 25 Apr 1862 Caroline, Virginia
Occupation: Practitioner Of M. D.
Father Name: Rob'T. Broaddus
Mother Name: Letitia E. Broaddus
Added by Richard H. L. Chichester,... on Jun 07, 2015 9:34 PM
Pvt John Frederick Mayer (21137555)

The picture you refer to was not intended to be another photo of J F Mayer, but was intended as a general view of the Stinton Family plot (D-201) where he is buried.

If you still want it removed, let me know.
Added by MTB on May 31, 2015 6:36 AM
Michelle Condra
RE: Pvt David Hamrick edits
If this is the person I believe it is, he is my son's grandfather. He married Nancy L. Powell. Sarah was his mother and Archibald Hamrick was his father. Archibald's father was also a David Hamrick (1781-1869) and the two are often in the same household with Archibald and Sarah so it causes some confusion as to whose child/spouse belongs to whom. David J. (Jones?) Hamrick (the son) enlisted in NC into the 12th and was almost immediately killed at the Battle of the Wilderness. His daughter was Susannah Jane Hamrick who married Benjamin Parker. Her son, Ace Burton Parker married Rilda Davis who had a daughter named Doshie Mae who married Leroy James Shedd, Sr. One of their daughters, Rida Louise Shedd, married David Michael Morgan. Their son, David Roy Morgan, is my son's father. Much of this information was found in family bibles, old letters, etc. I can't cite sources for all of it as I am still working my way back through much of it and have hit a road block after finding the information on David Hamrick's enlistment and death.

Any help figuring out this line would be appreciated. After Archibald's father (David), I believe there's a Samuel Hamrick, but I have yet to confirm that and have found no record of a marriage or where he came from.
Added by Michelle Condra on May 28, 2015 6:50 AM
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