|Janice Moore Cronan (#46889585)|
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I am a member of Ancestry.com. I have been researching my Moore and Reeves ancestors for a couple of years. The Stephen Martin Cemetery off of Ashford Dunwoody Rd. is the burial site of 4 generations of my family.|
I am also interested in the Alpharetta, GA Cemetery with Moore relatives and South Carolina cemeteries where my ancestors are from.
Also, The Hargrove Cemetery, Marietta, GA with Reeves ancestors.
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|BigFrench||Hugh Moore (cont'd)|
I had remembered last night that someone else had also emailed me recently concerning Hughy, so today, after I received your 2nd email, I revisited my June emails and put 2 + 2 together.
You had contacted me then (with similar questions as yesterday) just a few days after your (living in Texas) cousin Joe Walker had contacted me. I'm happy Joe got the cenotaph placed next to Hughy's wife. I got so busy that I never got back to Joe about another stone (with correct spelling) to be placed here in Fredericksburg.
To answer today's questions:
1. Yes, the Death Roster has Hughy listed as H. Moon, GA.
2. Virtually all the burials surrounding Pvt. Moore are those who fell during the Battle of the Wilderness wether or not they are from S.C, ALA, GA.
Should you make it to Fredericksburg later this year, please allow me the honor to meet you & yours at the cemetery and give you all a private tour. Every year I give 2-3 tours of both the Fredericksburg City and Confederate cemeteries. My Memorial Day tours average 125+ attendees. I could also arrange for the Ladies' Memorial Association Madam President to join us and discuss the plaque.
Give my best to Joe, please.
Thank you for inquiring about how I came to the conclusion that "H. Moon" is Hugh Moore.
First, please read my FindAGrave biopage to get some insight of my Confederate research.
How he and thousnads of others came to be buried in Confederate Cemeteries throughout the South is due to Ladies' Memorial Associations being formed immediately after the War Between the States for the cause of reburying the Confederate fallen from their original battlefield, hospital grounds, citizens' gardens or yards' graves into a place of honor where these mens' families, neighbors, comrades could pay their respects. Just as importantly, citizens' wanted to reclaim their farms and property from being impromptu cemeteries. In the Fredericksburg area, there were 2 such Ladies' Memorial Associations: Fredericksburg (still existing) and Spotsylvania (now known as Spotsylvania Memorial Association).
Generally, the fallen from the Wilderness, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg/Marye's Heights and Salem Church battlefields are in the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery. Those fallen from Spotsylvania (small percentage) and Fredericksburg/Hamilton's Crossing battlefields are in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery.
A far as local documentation, there is a "Roster of the Dead in the Confederate Cemetery at Fredericksburg, Virginia". I have a copy of that only transcript. "Hughy" is listed in it under the same name as on the headstone.
Based on C.S.A. srevice records, historical maps, other records, where he is listed in the Dead Roster and burial location in the FDXBG Confed Cemetery, I came to the initial conclusion that "H. Moon" was Hugh Moore.
Finally, by process of elination (i.e., reviewed ALL Moons, ALL Mooneys, and H. Moores who served in Georgia units in the Battle of The Wilderness) I reverified that this man is (99% positive) your Hughy.
So, you get the idea I take my research very seriously with due diligence.
The rewards are when descendants/relatives email their thanks for posting these bios. A few had researched 10 years without result and were quite thrilled with my burial findings.
*Honorary member Major General John Bankhead Magruder Chapter #258 Military Order of Stars & Bars (M.O.S.B)*
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|ray waldrop||RE: Gilstrap - Walker Cemetery|
This cemetery, as you can see, is back in the woods. I had to use my GPS just to locate it and the coordinates came from Pickens County.
The markers are mostly field stones and are illegiable, that is why there are few photos.
If there is anything that I can help you with, just let me know.
thank you for the photos of the cemetery
|Bud||RE: Nancy Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery|
Yes, I went over there looking for someone for a friend. The DOT was there fixing the cemetery fence near the road as someone had just missed the corner and plowed right into the cemetery. There were a lot of headstones knocked over and broken and just piled up. I decided to take as many photos as I could of the ones left.
I will try and get over there sometime next week, as I do not like to venture inside the beltway on weekends, and see if he has a headstone up.
Happy Researching, Bud
Added by Bud on Oct 29, 2010 1:56 PM
|Nancie Lovett Perdue Whitfield Dubard||Hargrove Cemetery - Marietta, GA|
Hello ! Thanks for the kind words! One of my Whitfield relatives was buried there - Sarah Matilda (Power) Whitfield. She married David Benson Whitfield. I lived in Marietta for most of my years (62) and drove by that cemetery many many times!
However, guess I never paid much attention to it! It is so close to Windy Hill Rd - a main street & very busy with traffic!