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Shirley Fortenberry Ramshur
Hey Ray is my cousin i saw him at the family reunion about a year before he died i didnt know much about his life as far as children or grandchildren can you fill me in. I knew he lived
down close to Papa and Mama Tolar old house,

thanks Shirley
Added by Shirley Fortenberry Ramsh... on Dec 31, 2013 7:08 AM
Marcia Luzier
RE: Allen Haga, Bear Cemetary
Bear Cemetery is in Atkins, Va about 5 miles from Marion, VA in Smyth Co.
It was named Bear Cemetery because it is behind the house that the Bear Family lived in when the Cemetery was named. The land was started as a cemetery by Peter Aker in his will. Peter Aker is my great-great-great Grandfather.

The monument is inscribed with:
Allen Haga
Co I 51 VA Inf CSA

It is located just about in the right hand corner of the fenced in area. The graves beside of his are the Eller Family but I never found a connection between them.
All of the people that are buried in this cemetery are my kin except for the Eller Family and Allen Haga. I have been told that the Eller's were living close by when they died and that was why they were buried here. Maybe Allen Haga was living close by when he died?
Good luch with the research. Let me know if you find out any dates of birth and death.
Added by Marcia Luzier on Apr 06, 2011 10:29 AM
Marcia Luzier
RE: Allen Haga, Bear Cemetary
I do not have a picture just the words on the stone. It is one of the tall, square stones.
As far as I know there is no tie to anyone else in the cemetery. I think one of the cousins told me that he was from the other side of Marion. I can send any info I have after work today.
Added by Marcia Luzier on Apr 05, 2011 10:30 AM
Marcia Luzier
RE: Allen Haga, Bear Cemetary
He is buried up next to the fence almost to the end of the row on the right. It is just past the big tree in the picture. It has his name and the fact that he was in the Civil War and that is all. I have the exact woring somewhere if you need it.
Do you live close to Bear Cemetery?
Do you know why he is buried there?
Added by Marcia Luzier on Apr 05, 2011 3:50 AM

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