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Ted Myers (#46904394)
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Bio Photo I began doing family genealogy over 30 years ago.After I retired from the military, I became very interested in the Civil War. I had visited many civil war cemeteries, and the many unknown soldiers buried in them. Every soldier who died in war for his country should be known and honored. And the families of the soldier should be able to know where he is buried, this has been my goal to provide that information to those who are searching for a soldier.

I spend a great deal of my time traveling to battlefields and cemeteries, and researching information on a soldier or person. If at anytime I can be of help or if you need more information please contact me. Or if you have more information on a soldier. If a correction needs to be made "PLEASE" contact me. Don't write an other "BIO" in the Flowers and Notes section of the Memorial. Leave a message or email me anytime.

I will tranfer memorials if it is a request made by a relative of a soldier. If you are not related please do not ask. If you have information in regards to a soldiers memorial I will be more then happy to add it.

"The Bivouac of The Dead"

The muffled drums sad roll's all beat
the soldier's last tatoo,
No more on life's parade shall meet
The brave and fallen few.

The neighing troop, the flashing blade,
The bugles stirring blast,
The charge,the dreadful cannonade,
The din and shout are past.

Rest on embalmed and sainted dead,
Dear as the blood ye gave,
No impious footstep here shall thread.
The herbage of your grave,

On fame's enternal camping ground,
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards with solemn round,
The bivouac of the dead.

No vision of the morrow's strife
The warrior's dream alarms,
No braying horn nor screaming fife
At dawn shall call to arms,

No rumor of the foe's advance
Now sweeps upon the wind,
No troubled thought at midnight haunts
Of love ones left behind,

Your own proud land's heroic soil
must be your fitter grave;
She claims from war his richest spoil,
The ashes of the brave.

-Theodore O'Hara-

Note: In making correction to memorials, I will make corrections, Birth dates, Death dates, Marriage dates add a spouse or children, if they have memorials, I will not add long Bio's, I just don't have the time. If you have a Bio I will be more then happy to transfer a memorial to you to add a bio, when finished just transfer it back. I spent a great deal of time traveling to battlefields and cemeteries which takes up a lot of my time, I would be greatful for any help you can give me in regards to memorials.

Member: Sr. Vice Commander, Lt Ezra Griffin Camp #8 SUVCW. Grave Registration officer Camp #8, SUVCW
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Alane Beck
Solomon Conner
Memorial# 58246523 created by you for Solomon Conner has the date of birth as March 30 1846. His death certificate gives his date of birth as 16 December 1847. Also his burial record in the Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012, also gives his birth date as 16 December 1847. The URL’s are listed below. I would love to know your source for the March 30, 1846 date which you attached to his find a grave memorial record.
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=VeterBurialC&h=899463&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=nAI1831&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=5164

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=PADeathCollection&h=723021&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=nAI1831&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=1967

Hope to hear from you,
Alane Beck
Added by Alane Beck on Sep 26, 2016 5:16 PM
Gail James
Elmore E. Wells
I posted his gravestone, with spouse Leila Jayne, dates and regt agree. The stone is carved with Elmore H. Wells. I have no idea which is correct. Leaving it up to you whether to edit or not. I appreciate the work you have done for veterans. Thanks. Gail
Added by Gail James on Aug 21, 2016 1:47 PM
Gail James
Elmore E. Wells
Added by Gail James on Aug 21, 2016 1:46 PM
Dorothy Westlund
W. Irving Wood correction
Hi Ted;

I feel compelled to ask for a correction to memorial #82035909 Walter Irving Wood, as I believe the information on this memorial is biographical info for a different W. Irving Wood.

W. Irving Wood was the brother of my 2x great-grandmother Eunice Cornell (Wood) Packard, and while researching information on her line, I found some intriguing online information about "Irving". Here are some verifiable sources:

b. Dec. 31, 1846
d. June 18, 1864
From: Portrait and biographical album of Gratiot county, Michigan, pg. 531 (https://archive.org/stream/portraitbio00chic#page/530/mode/2up - retrieved 8/4/2016)

There are also several poignant letters in the collection at Cornell University. You may be interested in two, in particular, which Cornell U has available online in an exhibit about Ezra Cornell during the Civil War. I am including an online link to this resource; please notice the letter labeled "W. Irving Wood to Ezra Cornell. Camp near Alexandria, Va., April 26, 1864". Irving's closing indicates that he is part of Company C of the 8th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. This is followed by a letter from John G. Apgar to Ezra Cornell. July 24, 1864, informing Ezra that his nephew died mid-June of wounds received in battle and that his body was to be buried in Arlington but family could remove the body in the Fall (Please note that I was unable to find a record of an Arlington burial through their online search). http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/Ezra-exhibit/EC-life/EC-life-9.html .

The 8th Michigan was part of the Siege of Petersburg, time and location of death are consistent with this engagement.

I have yet to verify Irving's first name, although he signs his letters as "W Irving". More research yet to do, but I trust that the letters are enough to verify that "W. Irving Wood" son of James Wood and Deborah (Cornell) Wood, is not the same person as Walter Irving Wood.

Thank you. I appreciate all your work.
Added by Dorothy Westlund on Aug 04, 2016 2:08 PM
annie
RE: John Bowers
I knew that I just never seen it written out SEA before. I thought it was an error.
Thanks talk later take care.
Added by annie on Aug 04, 2016 12:26 PM
Margaret Richardson
Jabez S Sterling 19934884
Hi,

His memorial page only has one of his daughters listed, Minnie L Sterling Farnham.

He has another daughter and she too is in Find A Grave. Her name is Mary E Sterling Wheelock and her Find A Grave no. is 71957597. Per the book below Mary E Sterling Wheelock's middle initial was J but is an E on her gravestone.

Can you add a line that says their mother is Mary E Tourje 1844-1874 and that she and Jabez were married Aug 20,1865 in PA. That way people will know who the mother was of these two girls. I have not been able to locate where she was buried yet or if she is on Find A Grave. If you could help me with that information I would be grateful.

Jabez remarried on July 4, 1877 to Julia C Dickerson, born Feb 1, 1856, of Walton, Charlotte County, VA. They had eleven children together but they all did not survive to grow up and marry. I can tell you who her parents are too if you want it.

Mary E Tourjee's parents are Benjamin Tourje and Irene Conrad.

I got this information from the North American, Family Histories The Genealogy: Vol 2: William Sterling of Haverhill MA 1500-2000

Thank you for your time.

Margaret R
Added by Margaret Richardson on Jul 31, 2016 5:39 PM
Mary Lou
RE: Bethel Cemetery
Hi Ted, Shirley Lewis, the LaPlume Twp supervisor, told me the cemetery is abandoned. They really don't know who else is buried there beside the people who have headstones. Her telephone # is (570)945-5438.
Mary Lou
Added by Mary Lou on Jul 22, 2016 8:24 AM
M (Dillon) Goddard
RE: Memorial# 57962461
So can they be merged
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on Jul 20, 2016 4:31 PM
Mary Lou
RE: Bethel Cemetery
Ted, Let me know what happens at meeting. If there's anything I can do just let me know. It would be so nice to see the cemetery cleaned up, esp if the headstones could be placed upright again. Mary Lou
Added by Mary Lou on Jul 20, 2016 1:32 PM
M (Dillon) Goddard
Memorial# 57962461
First off Royal was a Corporal.

He is buried in Frankfort Ross Co OH although he did die in TN.

There are two memorials for him. This one and Memorial# 66405145. Is there some way we can merge these two.

Thanks so much.
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on Jul 18, 2016 8:11 PM
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