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Rick Bushong (#47326612)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Hello!

I first began researching my genealogy in 1980, and published a family book for my line in 1989 (now out of print). My full family tree can be seen at the Website link below.

I love old photographs, and am the recipient of my paternal Great Grandparent's photo albums as well as the Bushong Family Bible.

I am retired now and as long as I have my satellite internet, you can count on me to build memorials and do research. I live on the beach on a deserted part of an island in Belize, so I won't be taking many volunteer photos of stones, sorry to say.

About the Bushong Family
I have charted much of the Bushong Family including the entire 1930 Bushong Census and have published it as a GEDCOM on Roots Web at The Bushong United Family Tree currently has over 4800 Bushong direct descendants, and many other wives and in-laws.

I have identified most of the Bushongs listed on Find a Grave (over 2800), too. To Search click here...
Bushong United Family Tree. If the parents or spouse have a memorial on Find a Grave, it is listed in their "Notes" along with any dates, places and obituaries.

Of course I'm always happy to manage any Bushong memorials. Since the two lines of Colonial Bushongs - Hans and Andreas have been proven with DNA analysis to be from the same family, we're probably related.

You don't even have to ask - just transfer any Bushong memorials to me. I'll take care of them until their close families are ready for them.

About the Civil War
In the Civil War my Great Grandfather fought with Co. D of the 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was captured at the Battle of Stones River, December 31st 1862, and paroled "on the field" the next day. After a year in noncombatant duty, he returned to the regiment and reenlisted to fight for the rest of the war.

I have walked the Stones River Battlefield, where he was captured and also been to Chicamagua and Snodgrass Hill in Georgia, where the 21st fought a desperate stand to help save the retreating Union Army and helped General Thomas to acquire his nickname as "The Rock of Chicamagua".

About the 21st Ohio Memorial
I am especially interested in finding the resting places of the other soldiers in the 21st Ohio and taking care of any Regimental Orphans' memorials, until their families find them.

I have located over 200 memorials for 21st Ohio soldiers and their officers. All ten companies have been linked, first through the Col Jessie Norton Memorial, and then by individual company to the men.

If you find any soldiers you would like added to the 21st Company Rolls, please email me their, memorial number, name, rank and any dates and I'll take it from there and send you any links to paste in.

About Transfers
If you would like a transfer of a relative, just ask for it - use the "edit" tab and the "Suggest" link to send me your membership number.

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Carolyn Arntson
RE: Kate
Rick, added the photo for Kate:) Sorry the photos aren't better but its narrow walkway in front of the vault and the color difference between marble and lettering adds to the difficulty. Enjoy!!

Carolyn Hoober Arntson
Added by Carolyn Arntson on Dec 17, 2014 6:42 AM
Carolyn Arntson
Kate Bushong
Rick I have just posted William Bushongs photo from Wilhelms Portland Memorial Mausoleum in Portland Oregon. I also took a photo of his wife Kate. She is interred right next to him. IF you wish to make a memorial and let me know its up I will attach her photo.

Carolyn Hoober Arntson
Added by Carolyn Arntson on Dec 15, 2014 3:14 PM
Marsha Fisher
Eugene Herbert bushong and Elizabeth fisher...
Added by Marsha Fisher on Aug 29, 2014 1:58 PM
Marsha Fisher
robert bushong/elizabeth fisher
hi, my husband is a cousin of Robert thru the Fisher betty still living? thankyou for all your work. Marsha Fisher
Added by Marsha Fisher on Aug 29, 2014 1:43 PM
Marina Dorcy Coffee
RE: Rhett Taylor Bushong, El Toro Memorial Park
My pleasure, Rick. Soon I'll update the photo on his father's page (same photo I already put on his mother's).
Added by Marina Dorcy Coffee on Jun 12, 2014 7:02 PM
Marina Dorcy Coffee
Rhett Taylor Bushong, El Toro Memorial Park
My goodness! You have done an amazing amount of work on the Bushongs! It is very interesting to see all the relationships just between these 4 people and others mentioned. I just uploaded photos of Rhett Taylor Bushong's grave, as requested. It is not clear to me if he is Find A Grave Memorial# 23570414 or Find a Grave Memorial #6787. One of those may be CLAUDE E. "BUTCH" BUSHONG, whose info also appears on Rhett's page. (Does Claude have a page of his own somewhere? He is apparently not buried at El Toro Memorial Park.) I also entered a couple of photos on Jean Taylor Bushong's page. The shared grave for Reid and Jean is side-by-side with Rhett at El Toro Memorial Park, so I photographed it to update for Jean. If you like, I will upload the new photo with Jean's dates to Reid's page. On Rhett's page you can create a link to her and Reid's two pages, and from them back to Rhett. Also, you should probably add the location of Rhett's grave: Sec. NE, Blk 3, Lot 22b, Spc 8. If I can be of further help, please let me know.
Added by Marina Dorcy Coffee on Jun 10, 2014 3:45 PM
William, Winnie, Annie Bradburn
Thank you so much for the transfers of William, Winnie, and Annie Bradburn!!
Added by BK on May 23, 2014 11:59 AM
dianne smith
Dear Rick I'm a friend of Steve Bushong he and his son came to visit me in Bushong,Ks where i live.I am the Vice President of the North Lyon County Museum and have worked on the history of Bushong for 7 years.I saw your new web site on Doc Bushong it's really great by the way. May i use your info for my info for our town.I also have a face book page where i put some of my towns info Doc has a place there i would love to post your pictures there also i well give you full credited and will put copyrighted on them if you would like.Well thank you for your time.Dianne
Added by dianne smith on May 20, 2014 11:29 AM
Bushong Weiss
Bushong Transfer
Here are a few, I have been working on..Hoping someone can help with information.
Added by Bushong Weiss on Apr 14, 2014 6:23 AM
Karen K
RE: Cemetery Correction
The picture is now uploaded. Thanks for switching them.
Added by Karen K on Apr 13, 2014 5:44 PM
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