|Robert C Johnston Jr (#47057826)|
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My name is Robert C. Johnston, Jr. I live in Wetumpka, AL and have been researching and documenting my family tree for about 13 years. I have proven my lineage for Sons of American Revolution and Sons of Confederate Veterans. I love researching in courthouses and walking old cemeteries, taking photos and transcribing tombstone inscriptions. I also love hunting down and photographing my ancestor's old homesteads across GA, AL, and MS.|
My Father's lines are all from MI, OH, and RI. Many of my Mother's lines can be traced back to 17th Century Virginia. My primary maternal surnames I'm researching are WHITE, OLIVER, NEWMAN, MCCOLLUM, WIMBISH, ALLEN, SHELTON, GOSS, CARTER, WILLIAMSON, HEARD, HAMLET, CORNELIUS, CARLISLE and GILLILAND, mostly migrating from VA>GA>AL>MS. My paternal surnames I'm researching are Johnston, Francis, Wilson, Beckwith, Eddy, Arnold, Westcott, and Woodhead.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone,
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist.
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and love.
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|Mark Hogan||Simitz (Simice) family|
I noticed your were researching Joseph Simitz. I believe he was a younger son of Frank Simitz and Mary of Highland Township, Washington County, Iowa. My gr.grandfather's sister was married to Frank Simitz Jr. Her name was Barbara Bulin. She died young and then that Frank married a Barbara Vrochticky Hotz (widow of James Hotz.
Joseph's grave is in Mt. Olivet, Riverside Iowa. He died at the age of 21 or 22.
His parents, Frank and Mary eventually went to live with their daughter Mary Simitz and her husband Frank Rezac. Frank Rezac was Barbara Bulin's step-brother. Frank Rezac, Sr.'s grave is in the Catholic Cemetary in Jackson, MN. Buried by Mary and Frank Rezac. Mary Simitz is buried somewhere in Iowa, as by 1895, 1900 Frank Sr. was living with his son, Michael F., near Solon, Iowa. I believe.
Another person contacted me whois researching the Simitz family, and looking for their village of origin in Bohemia. Perhaps it is close to Vyrov and Jarov which is were some of the other families who came to Washington County came from.
|Bryan Fields||RE: August Guhl|
Looks like I cant solve your mystery - I checked the cemetery database and here are the members of the Guhl family at Woodland. Good luck!
Death Dt Burial Dt Last First Age Sect/Lot
10/3/1923 Guhl August 36 63 21
3/19/1942 3/21/1942 Guhl Henry 64 63 21 1
9/23/1935 9/26/1935 Guhl Henrietta 78 63 21 2
3/21/1947 3/24/1947 Guhl Albert 59 63 21 2
|Bryan Fields||RE: August Guhl|
There were inscriptions on two sides of the monument but I couldn't make anything out on either side. One side looked like it might be readable in the right light. I'll take a look the next time I'm by there to see if it gives up any secrets.
|Dana Cook||Exa M. Cook Lindsey|
I added her parents who are my GGgrandparents. Thanks for the info.
|Sue Seeterlin Rice||RE: 28th Alabama|
They came from Floyd Co Ga to Walker Co. After the war they moved to Randolph Co Ark. I might get the book you mentioned.
|Sarah Johnson||From Sarah|
Hi Robert, I just read your interesting bio on your ancestor, Colonel T. W. White. I am descended from Colonel William White of Louisa Co., VA, who lived during the 1700s. A local genealogist told me that there were four William Whites living in that area during the same time period. I found that to be interesting. It has made genealogy research a bit more difficult though.
|Rich Dohm||Ruckersville Cemetery ~ Banks|
Hello Robert. I just wanted to thank you for posting that stunning photo of the marker of the Banks children that rest at Ruckersville. A great service to posterity, I know marble can be very difficult to shoot. Rich.
|Sue Seeterlin Rice||28th Alabama|
I came across your memorial to the 28th Alabama. I wanted you to know that my Great Grandfather William Moses James was a member of that unit. His memorial is #31531735. I am so saddened that he has no military markings for his grave, but am grateful to have found the cemetery out in the middle of a pasture. I hope you will add him to your virtual cemetery. I purchased a copy of the book "Those gallant Men of the Twenty-Eighth Alabama Confederate Infantry Regiment" a few years ago.
Thanks for all your findagrave contributions.
|Charles W. Sanders||Hoopers|
Hi Bob, I just got an e-mail from the owner of this memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=99728&GRid=17602970&
This Elizabeth, was apparently fist married to Richard (your Memorial# 32968808), and then after divorce to his brother Matthew Brookes Hooper (who's name appears on her tomb stone) If this is the same Elizabeth as the one he is currently linked to, then someone has the dates messed up, and one of them... probably the currently linked one (since there is no cemetery) should be deleted. So I am leaving you to sort it all out, makes my head hurt☺ Let me know if you need more info on her other marriage to Matthew. There where several Matthew Brookes Hoopers (4 all related), and only one has a memorial at this time, and he is not the one married to Elizabeth.
|Charlotte Ann Price||Find A Grave Memorial# 31445787|
The date is either wrong on the Birth.
The Birth is same birth as Parent.
Thanks for all your wonderful work.
Charlotte Ann Price
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