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Sam Hughes (#47305492)
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Bio Photo Genealogy hobbyist, amateur musician. The most exciting grave markers are the ones that appear to be endangered by overgrowth or age.

Surnames (and variants thereof) that I'm researching: Rog, Aguirre, Hughes, Egbert, Milton, Davis, Leach, Myers, Krouse, Wilfert, Moseley, Craig, Swan, Modie, Weston, McCutcheon, Kritzer.
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Paul McDonough
RE: Charles W. Adams
I thought I got your name off the findagrave file where I believed you put a picture and some detail of Adam's Civil War record. There is no marker on his grave. I apologize, upon another looksee It
was a man named Ethan Bishop. I do appreciate
your reply. Anyway General Charles Adams was commander of the 12th Kansas Volunteer Infantry from 1862 to 1865 when he was mustered out.
He ran into my Grandfather in the late 1870's when
Adams was the Ute Indian Agency agent. The Government closed the agency in 1880 and my Grandfather bought it from the government. At about that time some Ute Indians rebelled at the UteIndian Agency in Meeker, Colorado and killed the Agent and all his staff and they kidnapped a white woman and some children. Chief Ouray a famous Ute Chief had Adams go to Meeker with the Chief's wife and negotiate for the release of the captives, which he did and secured their release and even talked the Indians involved with the killing to turn themselves in to the Army.

I have contacted the Kansas American Legion
to see about a stone for this man. If that don't work I will try some congressmen. I have done this before for WWII soldiers whose relatives are to cheap to even furnish the marker foundation.
Added by Paul McDonough on Nov 11, 2014 12:20 AM
Paul McDonough
Charles W. Adams
My name is Paul McDonough. My Grandfather John McDonough bought the Los Pinos Ute Indian Agency from the Govermment in 1880. General Adams was the
Agent who turned over the property to John M.
It came to my attention that General Adams lies in
an unmarked grave in Oakland CA. As a veteran I
am trying to get the General a Government marker.
I have contacted the Kansas American Legion to see
if they can help with the application for the Headstone.

One requirement is for a relative to make the application to the government for the marker.
Is there such a person? I don't know the cemetery cost of installation but I am willing to contribute the first fifty dollars. Hopefully the Legion can raise the cost or maybe the Kansas reinactors may be interested. Sincerely,
Added by Paul McDonough on Nov 01, 2014 12:12 AM
Jennifer Miller
RE: Louise Litton stone
You are welcome.
Added by Jennifer Miller on Jul 18, 2014 8:41 AM
RE: #20841682 W J Gambill Blue Ridge Cemetery in Grandview, MO.
Thank you very much, Sam! Nancy
Added by GambillGirl60 on May 17, 2014 8:30 PM
#20841682 W J Gambill Blue Ridge Cemetery in Grandview, MO.
Hi Sam: I would like to ask your permission to use your photo of WJ Gambill's gravemaker on my tree (which is currently a private tree). Other diligent Gambill family researchers have finally figured out the identity of the WJ Gambill buried @ Blue Ridge. William J Gambill is a great grandson of a REV WAR Hero of the Battle of King's Mt,-Captain Martin Gambill of Ashe County North Carolina). WJ's spouse and at least two sons migrated on into Oklahoma and are buried out there... I will give you the photo credit! Nancy
Added by GambillGirl60 on May 17, 2014 9:42 AM
RE: Ina May (Egbert) Alexander
I don't look at my mail on FindaGrave very often. Ina Mae is my 2c3R through the Coen line, all descended from the Rev. Josiah Coen and Sarah Jane Babcock.
Bill Graham
Added by wlgraham on Feb 28, 2014 10:19 AM
Edward Rodrigues
Spencer grave plot
I added the other graves that where in the same lot with Ivan & Orpha Spencer
Floyd Ronald Head 122954891
Fay Temple Spencer 122956061
Elizabeth R Spencer 122955777
Gilbert J Spencer 122955928
Ruth Spencer 122955409

Added by Edward Rodrigues on Jan 07, 2014 6:55 PM
Paul Annable
RE: Edna Henrion
Added by Paul Annable on Nov 03, 2013 3:31 PM
Paul Annable
Edna Henrion
Sam, do you have any relationship to or know any information on Edna Henrion that you have listed on Find-A-Grave?
Added by Paul Annable on Nov 03, 2013 3:22 PM
Patrick Casey
Re: Modie family
Hello Sam,

Ironically, at about the same time that my mother called me about your message on Find a Grave (I was going to abbreviate-- but it didn't seem appropriate) I was doing a little more research on my Modie family. I do have a photo you might like a copy of-- it's of my GG Grandfather-- Robert Leander Modie with his cousin, Milton Samuel Modie. It was probably taken in the late 1860s or 1870's. It's one of the few pictures that survived. Gertrude Modie was widowed, had lost her only child, and my great grandmother remarried and moved away with my grandmother-- leaving Gertrude on her own. I'd be pleased to share information with you.


Patrick Casey
Added by Patrick Casey on Oct 31, 2013 2:57 PM
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