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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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Valeria T
RE: Jones family
Yes, Big French...this is a private family cemetery including Lee, Lunsford and Megee. I acquired the picture and others from my grandmother M.C. Wilkerson Megee. I also have typed copies of letters during the Civil War from Edward & William Jones. I do not know where my Aunt Dorthy acquired them at the time.

Not sure which location your asking for. For the Lee, etc. it is: Traveling South from Fredricksburg on Hwy 3 to Rolling Fork Way (formally OLD hwy 3) Turn right on Rolling Fork Way, Right on Wilmont Road, Right on Greenlaw Road. Not sure the distance but the cemetery is on your right.

As for William B Jones, they are buried on private land in Jersey VA. I have a picture of the headstone if your interested.

Hope this information is helpful. If you prefer, you may contact me at
Added by Valeria T on Jul 23, 2016 10:23 AM
RE: Annie Catherine Yoder Houser's father
Thank you so much for the connection and update! I updated my genealogy tree also. Thanks to you, I have found my fourth-great-grandpa. Tammie
Added by Tammie on Jul 21, 2016 8:03 AM
RE: Daniel Putnam Cross
Hi BigFrench, I'm not the creator of that memorial or maintain it. I just do a lot of research on a few of my ancestors and I came across Mr.Putnam's memorial. I'll let that creator know your information. Hopefully they will do correct info as burial unknown. Thanks again for your sincere interest. Take care, Tania
Added by T.O.T. on Jul 12, 2016 7:32 PM
I type terrible! Sorry! I meant to type what your efforts discovered. :)Tania
Added by T.O.T. on Jul 11, 2016 4:02 AM
Daniel Putnam Cross
Thank you so much for your hard work and research for Mr.Cross. It is very important what you discovered because many of us descendants will drive across many states to visit an ancestors grave site. That can be very misleading having so many of our ancestors in wrong burial location. Burial unknown is the best and honest option on these type of memorials. I appreciate what your efforts and information very much! Tania
Added by T.O.T. on Jul 11, 2016 4:00 AM
RE: William B Settle
Dan, If you would like to keep the family together, I will gladly transfer the Kilby memorial. Martha
Added by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2016 5:49 PM
William B Settle
I took a picture of his gravestone and was looking to make sure I had the dates right when I found your memorial for him. He has a death record that gives his birth and death and the locations of each. It also has his father and mother listed as Turner Settle and Elizabeth Grigsby. The certificate states that he was to be buried at home. So they either changed their minds or had him moved to Fairview at a later date. I added the correct date and the location of his birth in an edit. Thanks, Martha
Added by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2016 9:13 PM
David Smith
RE: William T. Haner
Happy to transfer mgt to you. I am working on a LONG term project updating Find A Grave to Spring Hill Cemetery's directory. Did you previously contact me? I got an email and apparently deleted it. Very sorry if it was you. Spent my first 57 years in Calif, never surfed and followed my kids to VA. Coincidentally my family roots go back several generations here. Dave
Added by David Smith on Jun 29, 2016 12:03 PM
RE: Pvt Nathan C Herring, Jr
Nathan was my GG Uncle. The information comes from
notes in a Herring Family Bible that I now possess. I believe the notes were entered by my Great Aunt Jessie, daughter of J. O. Herring, Nathan's brother.
J. O. served in the NC 38th INF. Company C (joining after Gettysburg) His brother Lucien also served.

I feel sure that the information that I provided is accurate.
Added by Colapop on Jun 28, 2016 3:52 PM
Constance Redding Maxey
John M Redding
Thank you so much for your bio on my ancestor. Hardly any information was available about him. He is one of 6 brothers who fought in the Civil War. Only one survived.
Connie Redding Maxey
Added by Constance Redding Maxey on Jun 26, 2016 12:53 PM
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