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Rick Bushong (#47326612)
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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 5000 Bushong direct descendants, and many other wives and in-laws.

I have identified most of the Bushongs listed on Find a Grave (over 3400), too. To Search click here...
Bushong United Family Tree. If they 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 genealogy and 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
I do transfer memorials, and if you're related, with few exceptions, will transfer memorials to those more closely related than me. If you would like a transfer of a memorial, just ask for it - use the "edit" tab and the "Suggest any other corrections" link to send me your membership number.

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Bushong Weiss
Keep up the great work!..
Added by Bushong Weiss on Jul 18, 2015 11:51 AM
RE: # 109970101

Thanks on all accounts! I will keep doing more research and see if the documents can match up with the stone. Keep up the GREAT work!

Will be in touch,

Added by MLBushong on Jul 03, 2015 11:15 AM
# 109970101
Hello Rick!

Hope you are well. Found an old stockpile of pictures my father has. They went to visit this cemetery back in the 1950's where Isaac & Sarah Bushong are at rest. Loaded the pictures and linked one to the cemetery itself.

Double check the dates on the stone with the documents we have to see if they match (I don't think they do?).

Isaac born July 1st?
Sarah died !884?

Let me know what to do here. Also, have been keeping up with your BushongUnited database and all the research.


Take care,

Marcus Bushong
Added by MLBushong on Jul 02, 2015 12:38 PM
Law-Miller Roots
RE: Pandora Cemetery
Hi Rick,

I'm sorry to say that I don't know if there is a Sexton for Pandora Cemetery. When we took photos, we used an online transcription to find the graves. I would think that you could contact Pandora Village Council for more information, though.

Ya know, there is another Find A Grave volunteer (teacherdeb) that has taken a lot of photos there, as well. I wonder if she might live closer and/or have more information? Her contributor #47460585. I guess it would be worth a shot...

Take care,
Added by Law-Miller Roots on Jun 25, 2015 10:01 AM
Pamela P. Lavery
Hunter in Cecil County, MD
I wonder if you know about these Hunters since you posted a photo of one buried there. I am interested in a William Hunter who also has a connection to an Alexander Hunter. Can you help? Thank you.
Pamela Lavery
Added by Pamela P. Lavery on Jun 02, 2015 8:59 PM
Paul Sieg
Henry Franklin Bushawn
Hi Rick,
I just noticed you have "Johnny's" birthplace as West Liberty, Logan, Ohio. The Rickmans lived in Union Co., Ohio, probably Clairborne Twp.
It's not a big deal, but I wanted to bring it to your attention.
Added by Paul Sieg on May 02, 2015 6:36 PM
Virginia Bushong-Harper
Thank you for catching the typo in her maiden name. After looking at the lot photo again, I realized that her mother is buried beside her. When I searched FamilySearch records, I found that Pearl married Samuel William Barron on October 10, 1943 in Tulsa. Virginia was a witness. Red
Added by Red on Apr 28, 2015 8:28 AM
Tammy Morton
I am researching my Boone/Coulter family. I would be interested in talking to you about this line if you have any information. I will be willing to share my information with you as well. According to my information Catherine Boone married Johann Martin Coulter. Their son Richard married Mary Ann Pendergrass. One of their sons was Sterling Coulter who moved to Macon County, Missouri. He married Mary Rodgers. Sterling and Mary's son Mark moved to Taney County, Missouri around the time of the Civil War.

I appreciate any information you have that can help me document/verify this information.
Added by Tammy Morton on Jan 13, 2015 8:28 AM
Jason Townsend
Helene Marie McGregor
Ok, here is the whole bit, my Dad's cousin Dewey Nelson Turner wrote a book of his life; in it he said when he was in 7th or 8th grade one of his mother's brothers brought a little girl to their house from near Omaha, Nebraska. He said she was between 8 and 10 years old and her name was Marie McGregor. It had to be around 1912 to 1914. She stayed almost a year with them and his parents would of adopted her but her mother sent for her. The man that lived in Omaha was Arthur Eli Townsend, and Dewey's parents were Charles Kitching Turner and Mary Rosa Ida (Townsend) Turner. The McGregors lived about 100 to 150 miles north of Omaha in Hartington, Cedar county, Nebraska. And the Turners lived in Lakin, Kearny county, Kansas.

Our family can find no record of Arthur Eli Townsend after 1912, our family has no idea what ever happened to him.
Added by Jason Townsend on Jan 10, 2015 1:34 PM
Jason Townsend
Katherine Farmer McGregor
I was wondering if she is a relative of yours since you posted a photo of her? If so, do you have any information on her daughter Helen Marie McGregor? I have a story about her, my grandfather's brother was traveling around with her through Kansas when she was about 12. She stayed a summer with my grandfather's sister. My grandfather's brother, Arthur Eli Townsend, disapeared shortly after and we have no idea what happened to him. Eventually Katherine sent for Helen and she went home.
Added by Jason Townsend on Jan 08, 2015 1:54 PM
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