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BigFrench (#46554304)
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Bio Photo *Honorary member Major General John Bankhead Magruder Chapter #258 Military Order of Stars & Bars (M.O.S.B)*
*Honorary member Matthew Fountaine Maury Camp 1722 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*
*Honorary member Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp 2141 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*

As a lifetime history buff, and having lived near some old cemeteries, it is only "natural" that the two are now combined.
I've catalogued all the Confederate fallen in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va. I will soon publish a roster/book with these findings and short bios/service records of these men. A copy will be presented to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Museum.
Also, I'm in the process of doing the same for the Confederate fallen and veterans in the Fredericksburg Confederate and City cemeteries.
As Historian of the above cemeteries, please feel free to inquire of any Confederate burials.
Also, I give tours of each.
The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Park Service refers Confederate burial inquiries to me.
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Confederate Cemetery
That's funny when I uploaded that photo they said they had to resize it because it was to big.
I think I'm about done with this if you know what I'm talking about. I don't know if I still have it or not and really don't care.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Added by PL on Dec 10, 2014 10:02 AM
The Searcy Family/John G. Lindsay
If you look up Alexander M. Searcy in Find A Grave, there is some interesting info about him pertaining to the Civil War--with a picture of his home where he supposedly made arms for the war.
Added by SleepingDog on Nov 24, 2014 5:32 AM
John G. Lindsay
It looks like John must have been an orphan. I looked in the 1850 census and found him in Northern Guilford Co. NC (which is next to Rockingham Co.) and he was 5 years old in that census, living with two females with the last name of Rich. There was a Charity Rich, 38----and a Catherine Rich--54. Both of them had come from Wake Co.NC. But it showed John as being born in Guilford Co. NC.

Then in the 1860 census, he was living in Rockingham Co. with a Searcy family and several other people with different last names. That was A.M Searcy--49, Elizabeth Searcy--44, Mary A. Searcy--20, and "Nath" (a female) Searcy--65??, an illegible 55 year old female, and an illegible 35 year old male. Maybe the Searcy home was also used as a boarding house???

I'm sorry that I really can't tell you any more than that, as I wouldn't know any more about his grave. The Rockingham Co. library in Madison might be able to help you as they had a lot of genealogy and history in that library, although I haven't been there in a number of years.
Added by SleepingDog on Nov 24, 2014 5:06 AM
Patti G
Rev George Rowe
Hi, you submitted a picture of my great-great grandfather on this page.
Can you tell me where you got it? Might you have found it on a web site?

Patti G
Added by Patti G on Nov 12, 2014 6:00 PM
Penne Magnusson Cartright Hannum
RE: Lucy Steptoe Keith James
I don't know who Eileen is. That is strange 2 in one day. My source is the Descendants of Rev. James Keith which is on I am directly from the Keith's, and have been researching them for many years along with my mother.
Added by Penne Magnusson Cartright... on Nov 10, 2014 8:09 AM
Dawn LeJeune
RE: Eugene Duchamp
It is an older cemetery, there is alot of unmarked graves. I can go to the public library and find out for sure.

Your welcome...

Added by Dawn LeJeune on Nov 05, 2014 8:43 PM
L. K. Perry
Alfred M Strother
All the children were from the first marriage.
The 1920 census of Alexandria lists Sarah J. Strother (82) as a widow. She is living with her unmarried sisters Julia F. Brawner (84) and Virginia E. Brawner (80) in a house at 1225 King Street.
Lynne Simpson wrote me, "Sarah Jane Brawner (often called Sally)... [and] Alfred Strother ... had no children. She died May 27th, 1927, age 91 years. She is buried in Union Cemetery, Alexandria, VA."
It is possible that she is the Sarah Jane BRAWNER in Find A Grave Memorial# 131614848. I think it is, since her parents (Basil and Melinda) and sisters Julia and Virginia also are buried there.
Union Cemetery is now known as Washington Street United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Their only brother, William Garner Brawner, was killed in battle during the War. I am sure you know all about that. See Find A Grave Memorial# 113693805. (Grave marker says William Gardner Brawner, but his his maternal grandfather was Garner Fortune.)
Added by L. K. Perry on Sep 28, 2014 6:22 AM
D K Railsback B
Chewning obit
That was a great obit. I wasn't sure about the day he was born. You can use the edit tab or send me a message.
Added by D K Railsback B on Sep 25, 2014 9:09 PM
Thank you
Thank you for all you have done for our confederate heroes.
Added by Ann on Sep 21, 2014 1:08 PM
Sparrow ~ Dashiell
Big French... I appreciate all of the work you are doing here at Find-a-Grave. You have created several memorials for various relations; including the Sparrow-Dashiell, aunts & uncles and cousins who are buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. That family was known for their Episcopal ministers, educators and soldiers in the early to late 19th century.

On another note, great photo of you with the "Bowie" knife at your induction in the MOSB. ~ many thanks aagin for your help linking the relatives, George Gaston
Added by GMG on Sep 16, 2014 6:23 PM
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