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Jan Rader (#46820725)
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Bio Photo This was my dog and best buddy, Ralph. He crossed the bridge in November 2009 at the age of 16-1/2 years. Besides being his "mom," mom to two humans and grandma to seven little ones, and mom to three scampering cats (Shelby Foote, The Artful Dodger and Shadow) and another dog (Ivy), I recently received my master's in history (emphasis on 19th century America) at Kent State University. My late husband Dave and I have also always had a fondness for family history and cemeteries. My wish is that every person could find all the graves of their ancestors easily (and wouldn't it be great if they were all marked?), and I think Find A Grave is an excellent way to accomplish this. I also have a special fondness for the out of the way, abandoned, and/or hidden cemetery - makes us wonder how these people were so forgotten. And I feel strongly that ALL veterans need to be remembered, and I find it quite sad when we locate a veteran buried with no stone.

Please feel free to copy any photos I've taken. And please don't hesitate to forward new information to me on any of my memorials and of course, if you are a descendant, I'll be happy to transfer any memorials to you!
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Nathaniel Brown

I am researching this line, and am wondering how you came by the information. Do you have any sources or anything I can copy from you? I think I might be descended from him or a relative, but I'm not sure.
Added by Smiller on Apr 05, 2016 3:48 PM
George Paul Farris
RE: bb FAG Memorial# 5241938
Dearest Jan:

Thank you for such a complete provenance! Yes, of course, I'd love to have a copy of the photograph which you offered. Where do you live? If you are willing to chat I'd be happy to call, we could exchange numbers via e-mail.

Your kinsman,
Added by George Paul Farris on Mar 24, 2016 12:36 AM
George Paul Farris
William Thomas Mefford FAG Memorial# 5241938

Dear Jan:

Do you have the provenance of the tintypes you posted. I'd like to inquire as to whether you, or Dave might be related to William Thomas Mefford and his family? I'd be more than happy to collaborate, and share with kin.

Warm fraternal regards,
Added by George Paul Farris on Mar 23, 2016 9:06 AM
Clinton Slayton
Previous note
The note I sent has your name at the top, but I believe it is from, so please delete if it makes no sense to you. I just realized that it was sent in response to a memorial you must have created, sorry.
Added by Clinton Slayton on Oct 14, 2015 8:33 AM
Clinton Slayton
Old note about cemetery
Jan/Ken, my partner, Julia Mitchel printed out a note from "Ken" re: a cemetery for our TO DO list. This got packed up in storage, so this is couple year old. I would be glad to try to find it, maybe now, maybe when the veg has died back, BUT, I do not know 1) if it has been imaged and named on Find A Grave, she did not date her note (not like her). I do not want to drive all the way up there to reinvent the wheel, but as a cyclist, I have probably pedalled past these cemeteries unknowingly.
Here is what Ken wrote:
Hi Julia,
I was the one that created the Page for this cemetery from records at the Kentucky Historical Society. I updated the 'location' of the cemetery from the map I copied from the book on Find-a-Grave. The two requests for photos are also the same ones I was trying to find several years ago as they are my Great-Great grandparents. All I know is you take Owenton Roal north from Stamping Ground and turn onto Cedar Road (368), you drive past Snavely Road and about halfway to the Franklin-Scott County line is where the cemetery is located. The Murphy-Wash Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road a short distance according to the map, almost directly across from a cemetery that appears to be next to the left hand side of the road. I don't know the name of this cemetery as I was only interested in the Murphy-Wash Cemetery when I was copying the map. Wish I had copied the whole book. Would appreciate it if you could look for the cemetery again when you have the chance. I plan on looking for it again the next time I am in Kentucky... Thanks in advance!
Added by Clinton Slayton on Oct 14, 2015 8:31 AM
Thank you so much for the transfer! I really appreciate it a lot!!
Added by Stoogette on Sep 04, 2015 2:28 PM
RE: Samuel and Isabella Moore Photos
No problem - glad I could help!
Added by Jim on Feb 17, 2015 6:58 PM
Myra IV 💕
Erastus Kidder
Erastus Kidder had a sister, Emily, who married Ephriam Seevers... Emily & Ephriam were my GGG grandparents through their daughter, Hannah C. "Fannie" Seevers & her son, Ira Frank Seevers. There are a few contributors that are also related to you through this line; Carrie Nease Eckstein and Denise Seevers, to name a few... :)
I'm so sorry to read about your husband. He would be my cousin, wouldn't he?

Added by Myra IV 💕 on Jan 20, 2015 1:33 AM
Conservative Patriot
Captain Benjamin Chase
And if you have a list of soldiers removed from Lewisburg, that would be nice to have a copy as well.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Dec 23, 2014 7:39 PM
Conservative Patriot
Captain Benjamin Chase
Sounds like you have no more evidence that he was moved than he was left in the mass graves.

Of course it is possible that he was moved (recovered)... and being an officer that is sometimes more likely to happen since parts his uniform that survived in the mass grave could be more readily recognized and officer families often had more funds to recover.

No proper forensic identification of personnel and artifact recovery was done when bodies were moved from Old Stone to current memorial from all that I have read. But if so... who has that?

There are no records of Ben Chase being moved by family.. at least in the hands of my branch of the Chase family. And you said there are no burial records at the location of the family stone... just a name on a stone with assumption of burial.

His name in on a stone with wife, but IN MEMORY OF type memorials by families are very common in Civil War era due to the very large number of unknown persons buried in battle grounds all over the US... both sides.

If you have a list of who was killed in the battle (and couple weeks before and after there were some other casualties as well, even some civilians "SHOT BY YANKEES", it would be nice to have a copy.

What happened to the Government Stone ordered for Ben Chase? Not seen in FG photo. Would be nice for that to appear on FG.

Of more interest... what happened to all the soldiers dying of disease in Lewisburg in the Fall of 1861, and a few cases thereafter.. completely unrelated to the Battle of Lewisburg.
Where are they buried?

Is your thesis in PDF form for reading?
McKinney account is shall we say... limited.
Or do I have to go to your school library to find a copy?
Added by Conservative Patriot on Dec 23, 2014 7:37 PM
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