I live in Ringgold County. I am a member of the Ringgold County Pioneer Cemetery Commission. We restore pioneer cemeteries in our county. As of last June, we had spent $130,000 over the last 15 years restoring cemeteries. We have 49 cemeteries in our county and each one has been transcribed and photographed 3 times in the last 30 years.
John B. Fisher photo/caption Hi. We are researching Civil War veterans buried in Iowa and found John B. Fisher on a list of CW veterans buried there which says he served in a Missouri State Militia and I see that you have the 17th Indiana Infantry. I noticed that he has a GAR star, but found no evidence that he served either in his obit or his Ringgold County Bio or the 1915 Iowa Census. He lived in Missouri during the war and had lived in Indiana years before. I am just wondering what your source was for the Indiana reg. There was someone named John B. Fisher in that regiment, but I have not been able to connect him to the person in Ringgold Co. My husband is the State Graves Registration Officer for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and would like to recognize him on their National Database if he was actually a CW veteran. Thanks for your time. Linda
Geo. W. Lasswell Really appreciate the transfer and all the work you and your group have done in Ringgold Co. I'm currently updating Find A Grave memorials in Payne Cemetery, which is about 2 miles directly south of Mt. Zion. Down the road, I may ask for your help with a few in Patrick Cemetery as well.
RE: Carrie Lasswell Rick, No need to apologize for the length of time, we are all busy, and the weather has been slightly less than perfect! It would be wonderful if you would transfer George Washington Lasswell's memorial to me. I was hoping there was a stone for him as well, but didn't want to impose on you if there hadn't been.