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Ken Jones (#46784553)
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Bio Photo Retired university teacher and librarian with interest in Civil War burials and burial practices. Also undertaking to photograph all cemeteries in Erath County, TX, and surrounding counties, then to enter the tombstone information into the database. Many older tombstones are in such shape as to be illegible, so corrections to bad or missing biographical information is welcomed.

Please make requests for additions, corrections, links, etc., directly from the memorials' "edit" feature rather than here. I'll get to them much faster. (Transfers to direct descendants, please, and not in bulk lots!)
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12th Alabama Infantry (154)
14th Alabama Infantry (53)
15th Alabama Infantry (266)
1st Alabama Infantry (136)
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31st Alabama Infantry (20)
44th Alabama Infantry (212)
47th Alabama Infantry (75)
48th Alabama Infantry (101)
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Angela Jones Harlan
29th Alabama Infantry
If you want to add soldiers to your site from the 29th AL Inf I can help you roundup many. 2 of My 3rd great grandfathers served in the 29th AL Inf Co B "Blount County Hornets". I have a book with bios on 4 of the units.
contact me if you are interested.

Angela Jones Harlan
Added by Angela Jones Harlan on Jun 25, 2016 10:23 PM
Janet Mess
William C. Aguiar #57122560
Please transfer to me, he is my paternal uncle.
Janet Mess 48743673
Added by Janet Mess on Jun 25, 2016 9:15 AM
Carolyn Street
Emma S Street James
Hi Ken. I am the great niece of Emma. She was the sister of my Grandfather Christopher "Lum" Columbus Street of Dyersburg, TN. I would like to add her father, Alfred Street, her mother, Margaret Prince Street, her two other brothers Harry Street and Lonnie Street to her family link.

I am a member of Find A Grave. Please email me at carolynrstreet@gmail.com
Added by Carolyn Street on Jun 25, 2016 8:21 AM
Jimmy Bennett
Transfer Mamagement
Ken,
Thank you so much for all the work you have done in the cemeteries in Erath County. I was born and raised in Stephenville and most of my family is buried in Erath County. I am just starting to be active in the Find-A-Grave community and would like to ask you a favor. Could you please transfer management of the following pages to me? These are my parents and grandparents.

James Norris Bennett #15490310
Ethelda Odessa Robison Bennett #15490323
Roy Bennett #30760986
Jessie Iona Bennett #15481171
Bob Robison #21912305
Martha Levinia Smith Robison #2191237

My Find-A-Grave membership # is 48178725

Thank you very much,
Jimmy Bennett
Added by Jimmy Bennett on Jun 24, 2016 11:28 PM
Mr & Mrs
Photos
Ken,
I know you have given permission for your photos to be put on the Texas site (Erath county).
Wanted to be sure it was ok for all the counties.
Example: Bedford in Eastland Co.
Thank you
Mary
Added by Mr & Mrs on Jun 22, 2016 7:41 PM
Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Mary Sarah (Peace) Ewing
Good morning! Your #40493334 and #40493199 are the same person, but I think you know that. It might be less confusing to disconnect any links to the wrong name [Mary Ewing Peace] and insert a hyperlink in the bio redirecting the reader to the correct memorial like:

STONE IS MISLEADING
See Mary Sarah (Peace) Ewing for history and family.

I won't know if what I am sending you can be cut and pasted with the hyperlink until I send it, and if it isn't, just transfer it to me, I will fix it and transfer it back to you. -Rebecca Ewing Peterson [in the correct order!]
Added by Rebecca Ewing Peterson on Jun 14, 2016 6:48 AM
James Hall
Ora B Lee Curry
This name is incorrect. Ora Lee married GlencCarthy(oilman) and the Haroldson Hunt,Charles Ferrell and John Sneider. The one married to Curry(sheriff who was police chief in Dallas,in 1963 married Ola Mae hill Bingham McAllister.Ruby was my grandmother Ora Lee's last husband John Snider,was married to Ruby. She had a child Betty that married a Ross. The other sister was Ilona McAllister Roscoe.She divorced him and married JohnnyMcGee. It's a little confusing. I have photo of Mr Curry,he changed his name in Brownwood Texas to Sarge Hill. Ilona lived in Ranger Texas. I believe Ilona and Zola Mae were my grandmother's sister in laws. My dad had an aunt named Nancy Lois. She was married and traveled. I'm still trying to figure out if she was a Hunt first or a Lee. I know they were related to Hunt,Hills. I've got attorneys finally. People are using this site for fraud purposes. It's said. I hope I helped and didn't anger you. I think it's about land in my hometown. Funny. I'd gave the land to them and never mentioned it. Now I am sick and probably dying soon. I don't bruise. I was told I had Wilson's disease. I have multiple sclerosis and next disease I'll get is either Huntingtons or ALS. God Bless you for helping people.
Added by James Hall on Jun 13, 2016 1:04 AM
Lyn JB
Sneath
Hi Ken. Many thanks to you for the transfer of my Richard and Sarah Sneath. Many blessings to you. Sincerely, Lyn JB
Added by Lyn JB on Jun 10, 2016 1:48 AM
Michael A. Wright
J.G. Wright
Hi Ken - Thanks for the update!
Added by Michael A. Wright on Jun 08, 2016 3:04 PM
On the Trail
Mitchell Bennett Houghton 15th AL

Saw that you have a virtual cemetery for the 15th AL Infantry and thought I'd let you know about this one. I sent this info to the manager of M B Houghton's memorial, but the info has not yet been updated. Thank you for the work you are doing to locate the members of Alabama regiments.

Find A Grave Memorial 65121276

This is Mitchell Bennett Houghton. He served in the 15th Alabama Infantry, Law's Brigade, Hood's Division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, CSA.

Houghton was enlisted at Newton, AL by John A. Truitlen in July, 1861, at the age of 16 years. Sixteen volunteers, including Houghton were recruited at that time in Newton, the Company being organized to full strength at Glennville, Barbour County and named the "Glennville Guards." The Glennville Guards joined other companies at Fort Mitchell, about nine miles below Columbus, Georgia, on the Alabama side and the resultant regiment became known as the 15th Alabama Infantry. The regiment was sent to Virginia and arrived about 1 month after the Battle of First Manassas.

In the summer of 1862, Houghton was seriously wounded in the head above the right ear by a fragment of an exploding artillery shell. He was hospitalized but received little medical attention. Due to the seriousness of his injury, he was expected to die.

Houghton eventually recovered sufficiently to rejoin his regiment and was with the 15th Alabama at Gettysburg where he took part in the assault on Little Round Top against the 20th Maine. Afterwards, the 15th was sent west as part of Longstreet's Force to Chickamauga. Houghton was captured about 2 weeks after the Battle of Chickamauga at Lookout Mountain and was sent to Camp Morton, Indiana where he was held as a prisoner of war. Although many prisoners at Camp Morton died of disease or slow starvation, after 16 months Houghton was exchanged in late 1864, and eventually make it home.

In 1912, Mitchell Bennett and his brother, William Robert Houghton, published "Two Boys in the Civil War and After" memoirs of their service in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

After his death in 1929, heirs of M B Houghton donated $70,000 to Huntingdon College for the construction of a library that was to be named after Houghton. The library was built as a memorial to Mitchell Bennett Houghton (1844-1925), one of the founders of the Women's College of Alabama. The building was completed and occupied by May 1st, 1930.

OBITUARY from "The Roanoke Leader" -- Roanoke, Randolph Co., Alabama, Wednesday, November 11, 1925

...M.B. Houghton, a typical Southern gentleman and Confederate Veteran, author and philanthropist, died at his home in Montgomery last Wednesday. He was born in Heard County, Georgia. He was commander of the Tennessee Division of the United Confederate Veterans at the time of his death. Well may the Southland mourn as one by one, the heroes who fought and bled for her in the sixties pass from their place among men. They are an incomparable band.
Death County: Montgomery
Source: http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/heard/obits/h/houghton4537gob.txt

Added by On the Trail on Jun 07, 2016 10:02 PM
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