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John Nash (#46939656)
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Bio Photo I (on the right) am a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Private Lorenzo Leigh Bennitt Camp #773 in Durham, North Carolina. I am a member of the Point Lookout POW Descendants Organization. My wife and I have been doing genealogy together for almost 20 years. It is our passion. Through my genealogy work I have identified over 900 kinfolk (grandfathers, uncles, and cousins) that served in the Confederate States infantry, cavalry, and navy.

My loving wife and best friend Joyce passed away on Christmas Day 2012 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. When I return to taking my trips to libraries, archives, and cemeteries to continue my genealogy research it will be very difficult without my better half. We worked so well as a team. I miss her. Her memorial is #102701133.
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James Barbour Nash
Mr. Nash,

I came across your memorials on Leonidas Nash, Mary Weaver Nash and their children.

I am trying to help someone with little knowledge of their family lines due to 2 generations of orphans and illegitimate children.

I am trying to compare her tree to a DNA match who is also unsure about their paternal parentage so I am building out a Nash tree to try and compare to other DNA matches who match each other and try and find a common ancestor.

I would like to know if your Leonidas and Mary Weaver Nash had another son named James Barbour or Barber Nash? Although I have found their son Carlton and Robert I have seen nothing concrete connecting James so I am hoping to confirm that I am chasing the correct family line up the rabbit hole.

Also a possible line that could be connected based on some early DNA is Duke/Carrington/Mangum.

Any help would be most appreciated.
Added by JJFester on Nov 17, 2016 11:50 AM
Suellen Browning Dennis
William S. Kirby
John, I am researching one of my family lines who married into a Kirby in Chatham Co. NC. I stumbled across Osburn Kirby (1811Nc-1859/60) in Chatham, NC. and his wife Biddy Dodd (1811NC-unk). I found a 1850 Chatham, NC federal census with the two listed together along with their children. Aubin Kirby age 39NC, Beddy Kirby age 39 NS, Husillian age 12, LaFayette age 6, Mary age 4 and Pheby age2. Osburn Kirby died August 1859 because their is a probate record leaving his estate to his wife Biddy A. Kirby because he left no will. The next federal census record is 1860 as follows: Beddy Kirby age 49, Adaline age 18, Wiley age 17, Sarah age 14, Pheby age 11, Windfred age 8. Then if you continue searching I didn't an 1870 record and the next record is 1880 with W. Lafayette Kirby married to annabelle Bennett (1850-1900). My point is the name is not correct on his headstone and I don't know who had it prepared. It could have been a UDC society to honor civil war veterans. I do feel his name is Wiley LaFayette Kirby. His death certificate is in the name of W. L. Kirby. I just thought this is a bit confusing for people who are looking for their ancestors. His son is buried in this cemetery who is listed as John Hebron Kirby (7/30/1880-3/1/1960). JFI Suellen B Dennis
Added by Suellen Browning Dennis on Nov 15, 2016 11:46 AM
Shirley Gragg
Powell Brothers
Did you receive my private email on 11/9/2016?

Back on Thu 6/27/2013 you sent me the following email:

"I did find information on both Joseph and Reuben. I can scan some of it and send it to you later. Joseph was a full Sergeant in Company H, 4th North Carolina Infantry and was mortally wounded at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on May 14, 1864 and died the same day. Reuben was a Private in Company G, 7th Regiment, Confederate States Cavalry and died in hospital in Wilson, NC on May 30, 1863 of typhoid fever."

Checked all mails and did not receive it. I do have a need for the 'card' for Joseph Powell - if you still have it.
Added by Shirley Gragg on Nov 14, 2016 1:43 PM
Indigo Falls
Ebenezer Hearne 52063988
First, Thank-you for the genealogical work you and your late wife have done. My condolences.

Second, I am looking for some record of Jennie Hearne. I don't see her listed as a child of this Ebenezer Hearne that is in Subject line. I think she was, though. She first was married to Burton Smith, who she had gone to Bosque County, Texas with. He died young, and was the first person to be buried at Smith Bend Cemetery. Being a widow, she returned to her father at home in Albemarle, North Carolina, as Jennie Hearne Smith. Family legend says that she then married a Governor of North Carolina, but I don't know his name; so I can't find her. Any ideas, please?

And if someone else reading this actually knows if this man was her father and/or the name of her second husband in North Carolina, I would appreciate it. I have a copy of a letter she wrote from North Carolina in the 1850s to her former in-laws in Texas.

Third, I see you are interested in Confederate Veterans. Are you only interested in those from North Carolina? If you expand to Georgia, I know at least two who were captured at the Battle of Chickamauga, escaped from prison in Camp Morton, Indiana and ended up living and dying in Texas.

Please let me know. Thank-you.
Added by Indigo Falls on Apr 23, 2016 11:46 AM
Memorial # 41311294
Thank you so much, Mr. Nash, for all of the time and effort you have spent on these memorials. Good or bad service record (okay - he was probably considered a traitor!) I was so thrilled to find my great-grandfather, James Ivey Johnson. Thank you for the time it took to post the grave photo and all of the information.

I am working on rebuilding several years of genealogy research that was all destroyed.

I read your memorial to your late wife and cried my eyes out over that. What a wonderful legacy she has left behind.

What a terrible disease.

Again, I thank you.
Added by AnnieBea on Mar 19, 2016 6:36 PM
Nancy Hansen
Nathan Richard Croom Jr.
What a surprise to find my Great Grandfather Picture on Find a Grave. Thank you Mr. Nash. I will Treasure this. I have many relatives that fought for the Confederate Army is there a way I could find their pictures. I know Nathan father also was enlisted, same name but a Sr. Thank you again. Nancy
Added by Nancy Hansen on Dec 03, 2015 1:39 PM
Richard Styers Jr.
Daniel Styers
I want to Thank You for taking the task of adding my gggreat-grandfather Daniel CSA footstone. I went to Trading Ford to find his grave several years ago but could not locate him. I may have been at the wrong cemetery. I was at the church and thought perhaps this was a new church building and there may be another location with a cemetery perhaps the original church building was destroyed by fire and they rebuilt at the site where I wound up. I found a record somewhere that stated he had a daughter in the same cemetery but not able to find a record in Rowan County. Do you have any record or knowledge of other STYERS in Rowan or the surrounding counties. I think most of Daniel's family must be in Davidson County. I am still trying to find my ggreat-grandfather John Presley Styers wife Elizabeth Broadway Styers burial. I don't know of any family that may know where she might be buried. The last record I have she was living in Gaston County with her son's family but no concrete evidence of her burial. My job has really taken over my research time. I just read about your wife's passing and my sincere sympathy and prayers for you in your time of loss. My father passed in 2008 and it changed many aspects of my life. It sounds like she took a part of you with her as I told many I felt my dad took a piece of me with him. I still have my mother and watch her become more and more frail as the years pass. I can't imagine what I will lose when she goes to her heavenly home. I wish at times I go before so I don't have to know that pain again. Sorry for going on so long but God leads me to express myself this way to many people don't know how they feel afterwards but my heart is lightened a small bit each time. God Bless and hold you in his hand is my prayer during your grief.....Richard
Added by Richard Styers Jr. on Jun 30, 2015 5:13 PM
RE: Wade Hampton Barbee #57779177
Thank you! I am related to the Barbees through the Lewters.
Added by Terry on Feb 09, 2015 7:10 PM
Wade Hampton Barbee #57779177
He is my 5th cousin 2x removed. May I use his gravestone photo in my Family Tree? I will gladly give you credit! Thank you, Terry
Added by Terry on Feb 08, 2015 6:54 PM
Edward Nash
Seems you and I share the same 2nd Great Grandfather.

Would like to find out more..
Added by Edward Nash on Jan 24, 2015 9:55 PM
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