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Rick Bushong (#47326612)
 member for 7 years, 28 days
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Bio Photo Hello!

I first began researching my genealogy in 1980, and published a family book for my line in 1989 (now out of print). My full family tree can be seen at the Website link below.

I love old photographs, and am the recipient of my paternal Great Grandparent's photo albums as well as the Bushong Family Bible.

I am retired now and as long as I have my satellite internet, you can count on me to build memorials and do research. I live on the beach on a deserted part of an island in Belize, so I won't be taking many volunteer photos of stones, sorry to say.

About the Bushong Family
I have charted much of the Bushong Family including the entire 1930 Bushong Census and have published it as a GEDCOM on Roots Web at The Bushong United Family Tree currently has over 5000 Bushong direct descendants, and many other wives and in-laws.

I have identified most of the Bushongs listed on Find a Grave (over 3400), too. To Search click here...
Bushong United Family Tree. If they have a memorial on Find a Grave, it is listed in their "Notes" along with any dates, places and obituaries.

Of course I'm always happy to manage any Bushong memorials. Since the two lines of Colonial Bushongs - Hans and Andreas have been proven with genealogy and DNA analysis to be from the same family, we're probably related.

You don't even have to ask - just transfer any Bushong memorials to me. I'll take care of them until their close families are ready for them.

About the Civil War
In the Civil War my Great Grandfather fought with Co. D of the 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was captured at the Battle of Stones River, December 31st 1862, and paroled "on the field" the next day. After a year in noncombatant duty, he returned to the regiment and reenlisted to fight for the rest of the war.

I have walked the Stones River Battlefield, where he was captured and also been to Chicamagua and Snodgrass Hill in Georgia, where the 21st fought a desperate stand to help save the retreating Union Army and helped General Thomas to acquire his nickname as "The Rock of Chicamagua".

About the 21st Ohio Memorial
I am especially interested in finding the resting places of the other soldiers in the 21st Ohio and taking care of any Regimental Orphans' memorials, until their families find them.

I have located over 200 memorials for 21st Ohio soldiers and their officers. All ten companies have been linked, first through the Col Jessie Norton Memorial, and then by individual company to the men.

If you find any soldiers you would like added to the 21st Company Rolls, please email me their, memorial number, name, rank and any dates and I'll take it from there and send you any links to paste in.

About Transfers
I do transfer memorials, and if you're related, with few exceptions, will transfer memorials to those more closely related than me. If you would like a transfer of a memorial, just ask for it - use the "edit" tab and the "Suggest any other corrections" link to send me your membership number.

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Messages left for Rick Bushong (158)[Leave Message]
1929 !

1929 is correct.

Added by Bushong-Rix on May 26, 2017 7:59 PM
Hi Rick,

I was incorrect. Dot's DOB is 06/27/1928.

Thank You!
Added by Bushong-Rix on May 26, 2017 7:58 PM
Dorothy Bushong
Hi Rick,
Thanks for maintaining Dad's memorial.
My step mother passed on 04/22/2017. Her DOB is 06/27/1930.
-Carol Bushong-Rix
Added by Bushong-Rix on May 26, 2017 11:14 AM
Bushong Family
Rick, I've been looking at a couple of your Find-a-Grave Memorials - What a fantastic job you've done.

Benjamin Harrison Bushong is the Husband of my 2nd Cousin 2x Removed -Sarah Irene (McAfee) Bushong.

I've been tracing the Dundon Family Line for nearly 30 years now. I not only trace the Dundon's but the Surnames that marry into the Dundon Family ...

Thanks for All Your Hard but detailed Work

Jim Dundon - Jacksonville Florida
Added by Grits. on May 11, 2017 10:37 AM
Deborah Himes
Ella N Bushong
I was checking the information on her find a grave, Columbiana County. You do not have a sibling listed. Ida Bushong b 22 June 1871. She married Alonzo E Bowman 19 March 1892 in Columbiana County.

You have Ella listed as her own sibling.. I believe it should be Ida. Thank you.
Added by Deborah Himes on Apr 16, 2017 9:49 AM
Mary Jane (Morrison) Bushong
Hi Rick, I found that you have the above person on your family tree. She is the daughter of my 2 times great-grandfather, Thomas D. Morrison. Her brother Rev. John William Henry Morrison was my great grandfather. It is recorded that the reverend wrote an account of his family history and he certainly would have had bibles and I was curious if you might have any information about this family line. Mary Jane was married to Simon Bushong. John William Henry served in the Civil War and he had two brothers who died in the war. Please let me know if you have any info regarding this Morrison line as Thomas D, Mary Jane's father is my brick wall. They all lived in the Hancock/Hardin County area of Ohio. I have done extensive research over the past fifteen years and have a tree on Ancestry. Thank you for any help you can offer. Tina Morrison Miller
Added by tmillion29 on Apr 02, 2017 11:59 AM
Janet Mercurio
Hello - I"m curious if you might have a copy of the document from which this signature came. Is it from the ship Brittania's roster, on which he arrived in 1731? Do you happen to know the spelling of his name as written in his signature?
I would appreciate any of this type of information to be included in the caption of your photo of his signature, please.
Thank you very much.
- Janet
Added by Janet Mercurio on Mar 12, 2017 10:47 AM
addendum 2
Sorry for so many posts - I did go back and check - 21st OH is on the back of the photo.
Added by HudGen on Jan 29, 2017 5:49 AM
Also- you seem to be an expert on this regiment so I must defer to you.
Added by HudGen on Jan 29, 2017 5:47 AM
Edward Baird
Per your request, I removed the photo I posted. I did research on and familysearch to verify the name, dates, and locations. I am confident my pic was correct - but I don't argue with people. We'll let yours stay and perhaps if a family member wants the other they will happen upon it in their research.Or- maybe they will know which is correct. Best wishes.
Added by HudGen on Jan 29, 2017 5:46 AM
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