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Hutch (#47312109)
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Bio Photo I am a retired Huntsville Alabama Police Officer. I have been a student of local history for many years. My main interests lie in Alabama Civil War Units. One of the saddest things about the Civil War was that so many young men left home and were never heard from again. Their families never knew how or where they died or where they were buried. Thanks to the work of many Findagrave contributors, I have reunited many of these brave men,if only in a virtual cemetery. These cemeteries are a constant work in progress. I welcome any and all info on any of my memorials and am always happy to transfer your kin folk. If you visit the memorial of any of these brave men, please honor them in any way you see fit. Whether or not you believe their cause was just, does not matter. What matters is that men from both sides fought and died protecting the only way of life they had ever known. "Alas! In how many Southern homes aching hearts waited through weary months for news of loved ones that never came until the suspense was replaced by the real certainty that the absent one had helped to swell the unknown dead of the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, or the Devil's Den of a Northern land."--J. Howard Wert. Sometimes I come home from work with a sore back or tired feet or maybe even a headache. Then I think of a 16 year old boy lying wounded in a dark field. He's hundreds of miles from home. He's thirsty,hungry and cold. He's crying for his Mama. Or I think of Robert and Sarah Milling, of Dallas County, who lost their five sons to the Confederate cause in the 20th Alabama Infantry. Suddenly, I don't feel so bad afterall. ********* I'm having some problems with my E-Mail and can't reply or send anything out. Please send me a public message through Findagrave if possible so I can respond back in a timely manner.*********
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Susan Vee
RE: Elias Benson Thompson
oh - I didn't remember that part about "tracing your roots"

if I knew in in 2009 it certainly slipped my mind - a lot of wasted search for sure - I'm glad I wrote myself that note!

Thank you - I will definitely try it tomorrow

Susan Vee
Added by Susan Vee on May 31, 2015 9:50 PM
Susan Vee
RE: Elias Benson Thompson
I didn't keep a copy of my mail to you but my Elias Benson Thompson was white - are there any white people buried at St. Wilfrids (spel?)

I'm going to have to go into Finda-Grave - I just realized I don't have any information on his parents' deaths.

In the Alabama marriages he is shown to have married a Rosa (or Rose) P. Townes in 1882 or 1883 born in Greenville SC - she is shown to have died in 1885 - no burial records for her but her parents died in S. C. Rosa's mother is shown to have died in 1881 in SC. Elias' mother is shown to have been born in SC then ended up marrying
John F. (?FORD) Thompson in Perry Alabama.
Rosa's mother has two marriages a week apart to William Augustus Townes in Perry Ala and SC.

As you can see it is a very confusing situation

The public family trees use no source for Rosa's death. I will have to contact the Private Family tree owners - some do show records?????

Please just try to help me - where did you get your Elias Benson Thompson information for me.

Thank you Susan Vee
Added by Susan Vee on May 30, 2015 12:49 AM
Susan Vee
Elias Benson Thompson
You have an Elias Benson Thompson buried in the St. Wilfrids cemetery. I have a note in my family tree stating "Elias Benson Thompson, M.D. is buried in the same cemetery in Marion with his father, Genl John F. Thompson and his two sisters. St Wilfrid's Episcopal Church Cemetery Marion, AL" My note is dated 2009. # 115381110 His sisters were Martha A. Thompson born in 1846 and Cornelia J. Thompson born in 1849 - both in Perry County Ala. I also have from the internet Alabama marriages with Elias Benson Thompson marrying a Rosa Townes in 1882 (in Perry, AL) and then information she died in 1985. My Thompsons are White but my Elias was born about 1841 in Perry AL. My tree is from his brother Josiah [changed to Joseph in Texas] Thompson.

I checked all the Thompsons you had added - 99 and none of the others matched my family. Could you help me - Thank you Susan Vee
Added by Susan Vee on May 28, 2015 3:51 AM
Star Mztyk
12th Ala Infantry
Dear Sir, please add my GGgrandfather to the 12th Ala Virtual Cemetery. His name is Williams "General" Bailey Find A Grave #24807662. He signed up as soon as he turned 17 to fight along with his brother James Earnest Bailey who died at Chanselorsville and was entered into the Roll of Honor. Today is Memorial Day and the CSA soldiers should be remembered.
Thank You Sir

David Whitlock
Added by Star Mztyk on May 25, 2015 5:45 PM
John Morgan Stacks your memorial #114740650
John Morgan Stacks is my 2nd G Grandfather your memorial # 114740650 has him buried at a different cemetery than what is shown on his death certificate. There is another memorial # 41882944 that reflects his burial at Mcdade Cemetery, Townley, AL. Will you either transfer your memorial # 114740650 to me so I can delete it or if you prefer to delete the memorial yourself.
My Find A Grave ID is Freda #47730502

Your dedication to honoring the Civil War is impressive.

Thank you,
Freda TenBrook
Added by F10brook on May 20, 2015 8:41 PM
Sincere Appreciation
I thank you so very much for transferring Joseph Spradlin's memorial page to me! And again, thanks for all the memorials you have created for these soldiers.
Added by Dorothy on May 14, 2015 5:48 AM
Pvt. Joseph Spradlin, 13th AL Infantry
This is my gr-gr-grandfather (# 134041785) who died at Antietam on 17 Sep 1862. Would you transfer his memorial page to me? I will see that he is linked to his family, and will write a bio for him.

Thank you for all the memorials you have created!

Added by Dorothy on May 13, 2015 12:04 PM
Shanda Robertson Shaw
James W Robertson
I forgot to give you the memorial number. It is 85103308.
Added by Shanda Robertson Shaw on May 10, 2015 8:54 PM
Shanda Robertson Shaw
James W Robertson
I was doing some research this evening and found my great great great grandfather's memorial that you created, James W Robertson. Apparently he was a confederate soldier. I had no idea. Thank you for honoring him. I was wondering if you would mind transferring the memorial to me. His wife's name is Martha. I was just about to look for hers as well. I saw a picture of her headstone on his page.
Shanda Robertson Shaw
Added by Shanda Robertson Shaw on May 10, 2015 8:41 PM
Charles Bennett
RE: Hilliard's Legion 2nd Bat.
You are Welcome.
I think that it's great you are doing this.

Added by Charles Bennett on May 09, 2015 6:48 PM
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