I have lived in 5 states over the last 44 years including Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi where I now reside until our house sells, and we move to Shreveport, LA.
I had to retire from teaching due to blowing three discs in my neck. I took a sabbatical for the surgery and recovery. When I returned to teaching, the kids kept me sick which lead to eventual permanent nerve damage from my neck to my right hand. This made grading papers and working on the computer very painful. I taught English for many years and Louisiana History, and some Am. History for my last 10 years of teaching. History is my one true love. I loved to cook and think up interesting ways to learn about Louisiana.
I have taken up genealogy as one of my current hobbies. I also love to read, craft,painting pictures,and sewing doll clothes for my granddaughters. I am currently researching all of my ancestors who were in the Civil War. All of my Great, greats fought except one I haven't found yet. Quite remarkably, I found that two of my great, great grandfathers were actually shooting at my husband's great, great grandfather as their regiments fought against each other in the Battle of Chickamauga. My husband's ancestor was part of the "Iron Brigade". They were suffering from an iron anemia at Chickamauga. My ancestors on the Confederate side were victorious in reaching their objectives and sending my husband's ancestor into retreat. I have it from independent sources that they and General Rosecrans retreated to Chattanooga, TN.
When my husband retires in 2015 we will be moving back to Shreveport to be near my kids. He turned 67 this year and I turned 65. We are both anxious to move and see our granddaughters on a regular basis.
I will gladly help anyone who needs it. I am pretty good at research due to my two majors in college, English and history.
Patrick relatives. I am doing research on the Patrick family and found your dad and mom. I knew them. My parents were Turner and Hazel Crecelius of Athens, Texas. When your parents lived in Texas, my parents and yours would visit. I think your parents invited my parents to a Dallas Cowboy game. I took a trip to Mississippi in the mid 1980s with my parents so my father could visit relatives and go to cemeteries. We visited your parents, if my memory serves me correctly. My paternal grandmother was Albina Patrick Crecelius, the daughter of Timothy M. Patrick. Another relative we visited was Junious Patrick. He and his wife, Polly, came to Texas several times to visit my parents. If you have any Patrick genealogy, I would like it, if you don't mind sharing. I was named for a a relative, Nancy Patrick Lewis. Thanks, Nancy Crecelius McCall
My name is Jessica Cannon. I noticed that you posted a picture of George Washington Wolfe. I am related to him through the Lang line. How are you related to him? Have you found anymore info about him and his family?
Cole Cemetery in Desoto County Hi Glenda, I see you have claimed these photo requests. Have you been able to locate this cemetery? If so please take photos of all graves you see. I would have loved to have taken them myself. Thanks, Kathy
RE: Hopson and Sallie Lewis I have not searched for Hopson Lewis,Sr. Confederate record. What I have was taken from the book, "Lewis Past and Present" by John Nolon Munn July 1998. His book had a copy of Sallie Lewis' application for a pension. Below is my summary of the application.
In 1862, Hopson Lewis enlisted under Capt C. M. Ohlson of McNairs Brigade in Lauderdale Co. MS and served until the end of the war. On 9 July 1906, Sallie Lewis, age 68, was living with her son, Sam Lewis in Harperville, MS when she made application for a pension based upon the service of Hopson Lewis in the Confederate Army. In the application, she stated she married Hopson Lewis 1 Jan 1855.
According to John Munn's research, Hopson Lewis, Jr. was born April 1868 in AL, married 11 Dec. 1895, in Scott Co. MS,to Nancy Patrick, born 28 June 1872, (daughter of Timothy M. Patrick and Martha Walters) died 16 Feb 1950, buried Antioch Baptist Cemetery Forest MS. Hopson died 18 Mar. 1919, buried Forkville, MS.