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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.)*

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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.
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As Historian of the above cemeteries, please feel free to inquire of any Confederate burials.
Also, I give tours of each.
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The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Park Service refers Confederate burial inquiries to me.
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L. K. Perry
Alfred M Strother
All the children were from the first marriage.
The 1920 census of Alexandria lists Sarah J. Strother (82) as a widow. She is living with her unmarried sisters Julia F. Brawner (84) and Virginia E. Brawner (80) in a house at 1225 King Street.
Lynne Simpson wrote me, "Sarah Jane Brawner (often called Sally)... [and] Alfred Strother ... had no children. She died May 27th, 1927, age 91 years. She is buried in Union Cemetery, Alexandria, VA."
It is possible that she is the Sarah Jane BRAWNER in Find A Grave Memorial# 131614848. I think it is, since her parents (Basil and Melinda) and sisters Julia and Virginia also are buried there.
Union Cemetery is now known as Washington Street United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Their only brother, William Garner Brawner, was killed in battle during the War. I am sure you know all about that. See Find A Grave Memorial# 113693805. (Grave marker says William Gardner Brawner, but his his maternal grandfather was Garner Fortune.)
Added by L. K. Perry on Sep 28, 2014 6:22 AM
D K Railsback B
Chewning obit
That was a great obit. I wasn't sure about the day he was born. You can use the edit tab or send me a message.
Added by D K Railsback B on Sep 25, 2014 9:09 PM
Ann
Thank you
Thank you for all you have done for our confederate heroes.
Added by Ann on Sep 21, 2014 1:08 PM
GMG
Sparrow ~ Dashiell
Big French... I appreciate all of the work you are doing here at Find-a-Grave. You have created several memorials for various relations; including the Sparrow-Dashiell, aunts & uncles and cousins who are buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. That family was known for their Episcopal ministers, educators and soldiers in the early to late 19th century.

On another note, great photo of you with the "Bowie" knife at your induction in the MOSB. ~ many thanks aagin for your help linking the relatives, George Gaston
Added by GMG on Sep 16, 2014 6:23 PM
Katie Hanes McClain
Pvt. Jacob H. Hanes 18821885
Thank you for this posting and the picture of his tombstone. Was the tombstone part of a National Park project? Jacob is a cousin and his name is also inscribed on a tombstone memorial, along with his brother George, at cemetery in North Carolina. Both were killed in the Civil War.
Added by Katie Hanes McClain on Aug 19, 2014 11:54 AM
deegraver
Pleasant Martin
thank you for the info.
so disappointed tho
Added by deegraver on Aug 06, 2014 5:36 PM
Robin
RE: William Bruce
I should have added that Robert S Andrews was the father of Mary H Andrews Bruce, Williams wife.

Robin
Added by Robin on Aug 03, 2014 7:42 AM
Norma Wilkinson
RE: Lieut John Latane'
I used Familysearch.org and Geneologybank.com. I think his was from FamilySearch.org.

I try to check both to find dates.
Added by Norma Wilkinson on Aug 03, 2014 7:30 AM
Robin
RE: William Bruce
My great great grandparents were Edwin Garnett and Hortensia Sale Andrews. I have spent a lot of time explaining to people that Edwin G died before the war and it was his son Edwin "Ned" who served with the Sparta Grays. Many still think otherwise so I appreciate your question. A descendant of Robert S Andrews (my cousin a few times removed) gave me Sale as Wm Bruce's middle name. His grandmother was a Sale so I didn't have any reason to not accept it at face value.
Whatever you decide, add or not add, is fine with me.

Best regards,

Robin
Added by Robin on Aug 02, 2014 4:25 PM
On the Trail
RE: Elsberry
Ahhhhh. Good point. I hadnt thought of that and you are probably right. Thanks again for helping me better understand. I am relatively new to this and really appreciate when folks who have more knowledge and experience are willing to help.
Added by On the Trail on Jul 30, 2014 10:41 PM
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