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Beverly Smith Harker (#46982539)
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Bio Photo I am Beverly Harker. I am retired homemaker and live in Iowa. I have been interested in genealogy for many years. I enjoy doing cemetery searches. Family names-Harker-Ogden-Smith-Lewis-Steele-Nofsker-Lonis-Snodgrass-Kelly-Romick. I am happy to transfer if you are not part of my genealogy line.
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B.T. Prosser
RE: Thomas J. Prosser

I do not have any portraits of Otey. The only ones that I've seen associated with him are the portraits on his FindAGrave memorial page, but those portraits are almost certainly not Otey.... Instead, they appear to be portraits of the Marquis de Lafayette. (The regiment Otey served in did leave Valley Forge as part of Lafayette's Division in May/June of 1778.) One of those portraits can be found on the Wikipedia page for Lafayette as a depiction of the marquis (see,_Marquis_de_Lafayette).

Otey's service records suggest he never rose above the rank of private, so he wouldn't have worn the uniforms depicted in the portraits on the Find A Grave memorial page.

Added by B.T. Prosser on Mar 23, 2017 12:51 PM
B.T. Prosser
RE: Thomas J. Prosser
Hi Beverly.

The inscription on Thomas J Prosser's stone reads:

"Thomas J. Prosser
Born Feb. 14, 1869,
Died Aug. 28,1894.
Behold the pilgrim as he lies.
With glory in his view:
To heaven he lifts his longing eyes.
And bids the world adieu."

You and I are indeed related: Otey Prosser was my ggggg-grandfather. I am descended from him through son, Jesse (who appears to have been Otey's eldest). Nice to meet you!
Added by B.T. Prosser on Mar 21, 2017 2:21 AM
Baxter B. Fite III
RE: George B. Nail, Co. K, 86th Illinois
Thanks! Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Mar 16, 2017 5:25 AM
Baxter B. Fite III
RE: George B. Nail, Co. K, 86th Illinois
Hello Beverly!! Incidentally, my middle name is Beverly, which was a very popular name for boys in the deep south from the 1850's well into the 1920's and 1930's.
As for the picture of George Nail in uniform. Without see yours, I don't know. Would you take a look at George's site when you get a chance and see if it is the same picture? If it is not, I would love to see you add it to his site or if that is not possible, send a scan on to me. Thanks, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Mar 15, 2017 5:11 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
George B. Nail, Co. K, 86th Illinois
Beverly, I say your note to your uncle George. Is it possible you have or know of pictures of your uncle George or especially any pictures of his father, George B. Nail? I have the young picture of George B. Nail, but would enjoy seeing others of him, even as an older gentleman. Let me know if you can help. Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Mar 14, 2017 9:18 PM
wayne larue roquet
I was wondering if you would remove the photo of my father that you added to his memorial. I have something else planned.

Added by InSearchOf on Feb 16, 2017 5:12 AM
Neil D Scheidt
RE: RE:George Beaver
You're welcome. It was a great pleasure.
Added by Neil D Scheidt on Feb 02, 2017 5:15 PM
Neil D Scheidt
You left a note that he is an ancestor so this should be quite interesting. I have made a suggestion it be added to his bio.
VETERANS ADINI STRAIT: ON Washington July 11, 1936

Mrs. C. M. Steimetz
545 Centre Avenue
Reading, Pennsylvania.

Dear Madam:

Reference is made to your letter in which you request the
Revolutionary War record of George Beaver, who resided in Franklin
County, Pennsylvania, at the time he applied for pension.
The data given herein were found in the papers on file in
pension claim, 3. 39985, based upon service of George Beaver in the Revolutionary War. George Beaver enlisted in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in January 1776, in Captain Caleb North's company. Colonel Anthony Wayne's 4th Battalion, Pennsylvania troops, at the end of three months was transferred to Captain Thomas Church's company of Riflemen, was engaged in the battle of Three Rivers, Canada, and after serving one year, was discharged in Chester County, Pennsylvania, He was allowed pension on his application executed October 20, 1819, at which time he resided in Peterstown, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, In 1822, George Beaver went to Montgomery County, Virginia, taught school part of the years 1823 and 1324, and returned in July 1828 to Franklin County, Pennsylvania, vrtiere he lived with one of his married daughters. On August 12, 1828, he gave his age as seventy- three years and three months, but did not state the place os his birth nor give the names of his parents.
In 1828, the soldier's family consisted of five married daughters, three of whom resided in Montgomery County, Virginia, and the other two in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and four married sons. He did not give the names of his children, nor the name of his wife. In 1828, James Edwards, the soldier's son-in-law, then of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, stated that he had taken George Beaver to Montgomery County, Virginia, in 1822, and had brought him back to Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in 1828, In order to obtain the date of last payment of pension, name of person paid, and, possibly, the date of death of George Beaver, you should
apply to the Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Records Division, this city and cite the following:
George Beaver
Certificate #15997
Issued November 30, 1819
Rate of f8 per month
Commenced October 20, 1819
Act of March 13, 1818
Pennsylvania Agency

Your two two-cent stamps and one cent stamp are returned herewith.
No postage is required for these official reports.
Very truly yours,
Executive Assistant
to the Administrator.

Added by Neil D Scheidt on Feb 02, 2017 10:45 AM
RE: Ogden picture
I did get your message, I just haven't had a chance to put it in the mail yet. I have been back and forth to the hospital for the last couple weeks with my Mother In Law. I will get it sent this week, thank you for your reminder and patience.
Added by DR on Oct 24, 2016 7:11 PM
RE: Chrisman
You're Welcome. Glad to be able to provide it for you.
Added by nenab on Oct 23, 2016 1:52 PM
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