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Armilda Royston Young (#47241471)
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Anne Cady
RE: Photo of Richard Royston's Gravestone
It depends who you get on the phone. They have added a large number of new staff lately and all they have available to look at when someone calls is what is in the records, which for this person, would just be his name, and location. The sections in the records for "rank, unit, dates" would have been blank. They would have to know the history of that section to be able to figure it out, and seeing the stone would have also helped them like it did me since there are some soldiers buried there as well. Unfortunately, with a cemetery with almost 400,000 burials that is miles across, they have to rely on the records, which for the older ones from the 1860-1880 time frame are very poor. The Army is getting close to having the whole cemetery photographed, all markers GPS located, and the records computerized. I think it should be done in about a year. I see them out there working on it whenever I'm there.
Added by Anne Cady on Mar 14, 2012 8:13 PM
Anne Cady
RE: Photo of Richard Royston's Gravestone
That section (Section 27) contains 3800 burials of freed slaves that farmed on the Arlington grounds after the war. The "community" of freed slaves was known as the "Freedman's village". The residents were buried in a separate area on the grounds from the white soldiers (Section 27, which is also where the "colored" troops from the civil war were buried). There are no ages, dates, etc for any of them and no names for many of them. They were just buried there and at some point, markers were added that just had their name (if known) and the word, Citizen; or just unknown citizen. I doubt you will be able to get any information from the cemetery on the civilians buried there. Most are lucky if they have their names on their markers.
Added by Anne Cady on Mar 14, 2012 7:24 PM
RE: David Kemp Memorial #29111649
I googled "David kemp Kempton In" today and found this:

Added by SixDogTeam on Feb 22, 2012 6:02 AM
Romancing the Stone
Walton Ginn
Ok, I got it now... the 'extra' photos are deleted...
Thanks Armilda
Added by Romancing the Stone on Feb 09, 2012 11:37 AM
Rosalin Bray Kolb
RE: Walton Ginn

I have tried to remove those photos, but I am not given the option to do so. The only person who can remove them is the person who added them. If "A Twin" would click on the pictures, she would be given the option to remove them.
Added by Rosalin Bray Kolb on Feb 08, 2012 3:50 PM
David Kemp Memorial #29111649
I HAVE ADDED some additional data to this memorial that may be of value to you.
Added by SixDogTeam on Dec 26, 2011 2:08 PM
David Kemp Memorial #29111649
I don't know how to find out if you are related to this individual.
Added by SixDogTeam on Dec 26, 2011 6:23 AM
Rosalin Bray Kolb
Walton Ginn
I didn't even know that these photos were posted. Since I didn't add them, I cannot take them off.
Added by Rosalin Bray Kolb on Nov 04, 2011 9:48 AM
Romancing the Stone
Walton Ginn
Hello Armilda, both markers are on the same grave. The one that is marked "Walter" is behind the big one as a footmarker. I can go back tomorrow & take another picture & get them both at an angel in one photo. The church & cemetery are only 2 miles from me.
Added by Romancing the Stone on Oct 26, 2011 7:46 PM

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