|Dorothy Knight (#47714279)|
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|Wife, mother, grandmother. I started doing genealogy about 10 years ago. Fina a grave helped me. I love animals, believe in our country and hope for the best.|
Hemptown Baptise Cemetery...
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|Phyllis Sutton||Nancy Clem|
I don't know why I posted her memorial since she is not related. Apparently, I had her stone pic and decided to set it up. If she is one of yours I will be happy to transfer it to you and get her husbands stone pic. Let me know.
|Carolyn Leverich Atkinson||Cynthianna Taylor KNIGHT|
I saw you posted a flower on her memorial. Are you related?
I come thru her daughter Keziah Knight who married Isaac Hanks and in the 1860's after the CW they moved to Wayne Co, IA.
I hope you are, it would be so neat to finally find another descendant.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
|The Genealogy Genie||Jordan|
Hello Dorothy! I received your message regarding Elvira Jordan-Cortner. I'm afraid that I lost a major backup of my work on California families, and can no longer confirm whether or not Elvira was the daughter of Levi Jordan. As a result, I have removed the note I had left on her page back in 2008.
The only thing I can confirm is that Elvira was part of the team that came to California from Texas along with John Jordan and family (Levi's brother). A daughter of John, Mary Ann, later became the wife of William Cortner. He was the brother of Elvira's husband, Amzi.
I will continue to search here in California and send any information I find along to you.
|Lisa Amico||I tried to email you, Dorothy!|
Hi--we're related via Ambrose & Otilia Deichelbohrer. Wanted to see if you have more information on the German ancestry. Want to get in touch?
|LostGeneration||Elizabeth C Hauck #116992015|
Per Find a Grave guidelines, please do not leave biographical information as a virtual flower. It is reported and removed. If you have information to add, please send an edit. LG
|F Chambers||RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 10294061|
No problem. I found it and linked the two memorials.
|Dan Ewing||RE: Clara and Albert Hauck|
Thank you for the information on Clara E. Hauck. I have updated the memorial.
|C R Smith||RE: Roland and William Flowers|
Dorothy, I am so sorry I am just now replying to your message. I've been busy at work and haven't done much in a while.
Roland Flowers is my gggg grandfather. His son Arthur Garrett Flowers is my ggg grandfather. His son Reuben Arter/Arthur Flowers is my gg grandfather and then we take a female path to me. Reuben's daughter Nancy Jane is my great grandmother. Her daughter Minnie Cora Roberson is my grandmother.
I haven't been keeping track of siblings as I have been trying to find the direct line on the Flowers side for Daughters of the American Revolution. I am a member through the Hart family but am trying to find the Flowers connection next.
Roland was in the Revolutionary War as a private.
Roland enlisted in the Revolutionary war in the Spring of 1781 and served three months in the company of Capt. Silas Williams. He later served as a substitute for his father in Capt. Peter Gearin's Co. and was at the siege of Yorktown. After the war, he lived in Virginia until he was 22 and then he moved to Pickett Co. TN. Roland drew his pension while living in Fentress Co. TN.
Have you looked at this link:
Roland's dad was James Flowers 1743 VA - 1826 VA. His father was John Underwood Flowers 1703 VA - 1770 NC. His father was Henry Edmond Flowers 1680 VA - 1745 NC.
And it was his father that came to America. Jacob Flower 1635 born in Ratcliff, Stepney Parish, Middlesex England. He died in VA in 1690.
I hope this finds the brothers well. Please feel free to email me email@example.com.
Thank you for helping them find their ancestors.
gggggggg granddaughter of Jacob Flower
|Carolyn Leverich Atkinson||Keziah Knight Hanks|
Keziah is my third g grandmother. Yes, I would love any information on Keziah. Thank you for contacting me.
You are most welcome to also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
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|Ed Graham||William Knight|
Mound City Ill. Nov 13th 1861
Dear Brother & Sister
I wrote you a few lines yesterday and now write a few more. Last night there was a boat came up from Columbus and brought 120 more of our wounded. Bill and Dave was in the number both slightly wounded Dave in the back and Bill in the knee. They were exchanged for other prisoners so we are all getting along fine. We are all well attended to here. Everything is clean and plenty of good nurses to wait on us with plenty of visitors to come in and see us. The Battle as you know was on the 7th.It commenced in the morning about 8 O clock and lasted nearly all day. It is said to be the hardest Battle fought yet for its sure our Regiment lost twice as much as any other engaged. Our force could not have been more than 3000 theirs 7 or 8000. We drove them back step by step to their camp which was over a mile from where the fight began. Then we drove them out of there tore down their flag and planted ours. We destroyed all their tents. We had a full view of Columbus. The plan was to take both places but the troops that were around to Columbus got into a fight the night before some miles back so could not get up so we started back to get to our boats which was 3 or 4 miles off when we found out we were surrounded by reinforcements from Columbus. There must have been 12 to 15,000 of them so we had to cut our way through them. It was then Dave Bill and myself got wounded so we was in the Battle from first to last.
Some of the Illinois Regiment did try to take the honor of the day on themselves and say nothing about us but it did not last long. We won a name but we paid for it dearly. The Rebels give us the greatest praise. We were dressed different from the Illinois Regiments the Rebels wanted to know if we were not regulars and said us black Devils fought like tigers. It was our Reg that took down the Rebel flag and planted the Stars and Stripes. Most all the officers in our Reg is either Dead or wounded. The Reg will go and recruit some place. I do not know where yet but some place up the River. Well I am getting tired. Write soon. I suppose Dave will write home soon. We are not in the same room together as this one was full when they came so good Bye for the present.
Mound City Ill. Nov 30 1861
Dear Brother & Sister
When I last wrote to you I thought I would see you before writing again but now I have given up seeing you till after the War is over. A few days ago General Grant issued an order that furloughs should not be granted to any one sick or well so that ends it for the present. I tried to leave yesterday but was told I had to stay here to I was fit for duty. We are getting along fine. Bills wound is getting on very well. He was shot in the left leg just above the knee. The Doctors think he will have a weak knee so as he will not be able to stand heavy marching so I think he will be discharged but they will not let him away from here until it is entirely healed which will be some weeks yet. Dave is getting along fine and will write some in this letter. As for myself I am getting along fine. My wound is in the side. It was a small ball and still remains in me but the doctors say it will never do me any harm. Outside its about healed up and I feel all right except a little weak. I think I will leave here in another week for the Regiment which is still at St. Louis. They are making great preparations for the great expedition down the river. I sent you a paper yesterday which will give you some of the items as to how large it will be. I do not think our Regiment will be ready to go with it but they say they are getting recruits very fast. If you have written to me since the letters are at the Reg and I will get them when I get there.
There is only 6 of our company wounded here now. The others that was wounded is gone to the Reg and think we will all before long.
I thought I would give you a fuller account of the Battle but I have not space enough and then I suppose you have had a full account from the Keokuk papers which I suppose gave a full account of it. It was not the intention to take Columbus as I told you before and we done all we were calculated to do. The Rebels gave our Reg. great praise for our fighting and courage and treated our wounded prisoners with as well as they could. They even took their own sick off the beds to make room for our wounded. They are fortifying Columbus still stronger and I suppose will make a bold stand there but I think the great expedition will soon whip them out. It is believed here by all that the war will be over next spring but I must close. Give my best respects to all enquiring friends and hope to see you all in the spring. I forgot to tell you we had some snow last night but it is disapearing fast to day. The Rebels do not keep any troops now at Belmont. I suppose they are afraid of another visit from us. Write soon and Direct as before.
Mound City Ill Dec 10th 1861
Dear Brother & Sister
We are all here yet and getting along fine except Bill and he has a pretty hard time of it since I last wrote to you. In the first place he lay on the Battlefield some hours after he got wounded and caught cold as after he came up here he had some fever which weakened him down a good deal but his wound was getting along fine. 2 or 3 days after I last wrote to you there was a gathering broke out on the calf of his leg and has been a running ever since. It was caused by his wound and him being so thin of flesh has left him in a bad condition. To day when I was up to see him the Doctors said he was a good deal better and I thought myself he looked a good deal better. Dave Wallace is getting along fine but it will be some time before he will be able to do active duty. He is now running around but is a little weak yet. As for myself I am all right except a little weak but I will stay here if they let me till there is some change in Bill. I have not got any letters from you yet. If you wrote any they are at the Regiment. We expect some of them down some of these days and expect they will fetch our letters with them. We have had no word from our company since they left Birds Point so we do not know much about them. All is quiet here no war news of importance. We have had the Presidents Message and Congress news but they not done much yet. The weather here is warm and pleasant. We had one cold snap but it did not amount to much. They say it does not get much colder here. If you get this in due time write and direct to this place as I would like to hear from you the best kind and I think I will be here for some time yet.
Direct to Company E 7 Iowa Regiment
Mound City Illinois
Mound City Dec 16th 1861
Dear Brother & Sister
When I last wrote to you I little thought the next would carry the news of our Brother Williams Death. He died last evening at 7 O clock and was buried this afternoon. When I last wrote to you he appeared to be getting better and continued so until last Friday when he commenced to sink very fast. His leg still kept running till he died. He had good Medical aid and good nurses and every thing he asked for. I was with him myself nearly all of the last 48 hours of his life and know all was done that could be to make him comfortable. He was a Soldier and proved himself as such in the Battle field fighting for Liberty so I had him buried as such with his uniform on. I will say nothing more at this time but will write soon again. Tomorrow I expect to start for the Regiment at St Louis where I expect to get some letters from you and I may get a furlough. I will try and if there is any chance I will get one and go up and see you. Dave is getting along fine and may go up with me tomorrow. Write soon and direct to St Louis.
These letters were written by John Knight, Co. E, 7th Iowa Infantry, during the Civil War to his sister Eliza and her husband, Hugh Copeland of Hamilton, later of Keokuk. Their daughter, Jane, saved most of the letters. Jane eventually married my great-grandfather, Albert Townsend Graham, and the letters passed down through the Graham family. The Copelands are buried at Graham Cemetery in Hancock County Illinois, along with five generations of Grahams, beginning with Robert Graham, who was born in Scotland in 1775.
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