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BigFrench (#46554304)
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Bio Photo *Honorary member Major General John Bankhead Magruder Chapter #258 Military Order of Stars & Bars (M.O.S.B)*
*Honorary member Matthew Fountaine Maury Camp 1722 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*
*Honorary member Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp 2141 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*

As a lifetime history buff, and having lived near some old cemeteries, it is only "natural" that the two are now combined.
I've catalogued all the Confederate fallen in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va. I will soon publish a roster/book with these findings and short bios/service records of these men. A copy will be presented to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Museum.
Also, I'm in the process of doing the same for the Confederate fallen and veterans in the Fredericksburg Confederate and City cemeteries.

As Historian of the above cemeteries, please feel free to inquire of any Confederate burials.
Also, I give tours of each.

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Park Service refers Confederate burial inquiries to me.

Some of the info I've posted is (c)Historical Data Systems, Inc. and some from the National Archives.

Please include source(s) for ALL edits. Too many times incorrect edits have been submitted, so I rarely accept non-email edits. THANKS for understanding--
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Richard Morrison
RE: transcribed obits
Doing OK. Thank you for transcribing my grandfather's obit and finding and transcribing his sister's obit.
Added by Richard Morrison on Oct 13, 2017 2:10 PM
Jim Jones
RE: Rev William Nave
I posted your updates -- thanks. Wish I had a picture of him. He was married to my great-great aunt Seraphine Pile.

My mother says there was a large portrait of him that passed down through Billy and Seraphine's daughter Etta Buckles who married George Hargis, and through her daughter Henrietta Hargis Reynolds, nut no one knows where it went after Henrietta died. My mom is checking with her relatives.


Added by Jim Jones on Oct 01, 2017 11:27 PM
Mike Burson
RE: John W. Thornton - Spotsylvania #10289414
A facebook group called "Red Hill, Alabama in Photos and History." Maybe you could join us!
Added by Mike Burson on Sep 29, 2017 3:48 AM
Mike Burson
RE: John W. Thornton - Spotsylvania #10289414
Info came from a man named Urban Wilson, who has done years of Civil War research. You might be interested in joiming a facebook group where he is a member.

My email is:
Added by Mike Burson on Sep 27, 2017 4:06 AM
Barbara L. Kirkland
RE: Elisha Meeks
I got the birth year from an on-line family tree of his parents Allen Meeks and Mary Sumner Meeks. This couple -- Allen and Mary -- lost three sons during the Civil War. Other than Elisha there was John Meeks (#9774011) and William Meeks who died at Mechanicsville, VA but I have been unable to locate him on Find A Grave. Perhaps you can help there? I show he was born in 1844.

Added by Barbara L. Kirkland on Sep 17, 2017 3:18 PM
L. K. Perry
RE: Mrs. Fitzwater obit
You are welcome. I am glad you find it helpful.
If you'd like to look for yourself, Morgan's document can be downloaded here:
It is true that it covers only 1911-1915, but those are crucial years because Virginia was not keeping death records during those years.
More digital documents for Prince William Co VA are listed here:
including images of some issues of the other newspaper, The Manassas Democrat.
-- L. K. Perry (#47129998)
Added by L. K. Perry on Sep 13, 2017 5:36 AM
Sandra Brinckerhoff
RE: David Presley Baker #11201718
If you are a member of Ancestry my tree is public. Grimes and Thompson Families.
Added by Sandra Brinckerhoff on Sep 06, 2017 10:01 AM
Robin E.B. Haynes
William Dobson
It has just been brought to my attention by another Find A Grave member that you & I had duplicates for Mr. Dobson, so I have transferred ownership of my duplicate to you.
~ Best Regards,
Robin EB Haynes.
Added by Robin E.B. Haynes on Sep 05, 2017 9:40 AM
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Just a note and tip of the hat for all the great work you are doing. Believe me, folks appreciate it, especially me!

House of Proctor Genealogy
Added by House Of Proctor Genealog... on Aug 22, 2017 11:32 PM
Ann Wilson Fisher
RE: Capt Thomas W Wilson

I would very gladly share information on Capt. Thomas Wilson, I only know of his parents and siblings that are listed on Find A Grave, I am a descendant of Thomas Wilson his father and can trace that line to my Father Shedrick Wilson.

Again Bless you for your work and for sharing it.

Added by Ann Wilson Fisher on Aug 20, 2017 4:53 PM
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