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Greg Peterson (#47011500)
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Frank Walker
Isaac Dunlap
Add 68608707 to 17th Ill roster.
Added by Frank Walker on Jun 21, 2014 10:40 AM
Hi Mr Peterson, Could you tell me where you found the sketch of Isaac Denton? I appreciate your time!
Added by Debra on Aug 09, 2013 2:08 AM
Meant to leave you the address
Added by janicet on Jul 25, 2013 8:05 PM
RE: Two Thomas Busby's
My email address is on my profile page and would be interested in the info on Thomas Busby.
Added by janicet on Jul 25, 2013 8:03 PM
Ken Snyder
RE: Henry C Christy

I went down to Prairie Union Cemetery today and photographed the graves of Henry, Electa, Mary E, Lenard R and John M Christy. The names of all five people are on one large stone. The names of Henry and Electa are on the front, Mary E and Lenard R are on the back and John M is on the side. There are also 5 smaller stones marking either the head or foot of each grave. They are marked Mother, Father, Daughter, Son and Son.

Obviously Mary, Lenard and John are children of Henry and Electa. Interestingly, the names of Henry and Electa include fill birth and death dates for each of them. For the three children, however, no dates at all are given. Neither on the stone nor in the cemetery book. However, the age of each child at death is given on the stone. All of them were in their 60s or 70s as you can see from the photographs.

There is no mention or indication of any spouses for any of the three children. Is it possible they never married??

If it's any help, I'd guess from the arrangement of the smaller stones that the sequence in which they all died were Electa first, then Henry, Mary, Lenard and John last.

I have updated the memorials for each of them with the information that I could gather from the markers and have posted the photographs that I took today.

Please let me know if I can do anything else. I'd also appreciate hearing about any additional information you can gather about them.

Added by Ken Snyder on Jul 24, 2013 9:32 PM
Two Thomas Busby's
I see that you think that the 2 Thomas Busby's are the same. Here is the 2nd's records, which appear to be distinct to me:

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Thomas B. Busbee
Name: Thomas B. Busbee
Side: Union
Regiment Name: 17th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Company: E
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Alternate Name: Thomas B./Busby

Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Illinois 17th Infantry Regiment on 25 May 1861.

Residence Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.
Added by janicet on Jul 22, 2013 3:50 PM
Pvt Thomas Busby memorial #91694616
Thank you for attempting to find his grave for memorial #91694616. However, he served in Co C 38th Ohio Reg. and the headstone you photographed is for this Thomas Busby memorial #102254507 who served in 17th Ill. Co. 3 which has already been photographed.

Perhaps my family records have confused our Thomas Busby's burial for the other one's but they are definitely two different Thomas B Busby's, one serving in Ohio the other Illinois. Please remove the photo as only the originator can do so.

Also, if you are positive that the headstone you found was the only Thomas Busby in the cemetery then perhaps I am in the wrong cemetery. Did you notice if there were any other Busby family members nearby? Thank you for any help you can give. Regards, Janice
Added by janicet on Jul 22, 2013 3:11 PM
Ken Snyder
RE: Henry C Christy
They must all be related. I think I'll try to take some pictures of the markers next time I'm down that way. Maybe that will give us some additional information. Ken
Added by Ken Snyder on Jul 21, 2013 7:02 PM
Ken Snyder
Henry C Christy

I updated the memorial for Henry C Christy per the information you provided. There are 5 Christys buried at Prairie Union Cemetery including Henry. They are all buried in Bow 25 Block 4. None of them are Electa. Do you know how they are all related?

Added by Ken Snyder on Jul 21, 2013 5:00 PM
Graveyard Walker
John F Kent
I am not sure which cemetery is correct. The information about John F Kent was provided to me by another source. I have put in a photo request so maybe we can get a true answer.
Added by Graveyard Walker on Aug 17, 2012 11:27 PM
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