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Rick Bushong (#47326612)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 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 (152)[Leave Message]
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
RE: GAR Cemetery- Miami
I have a feeling she doesn't have a stone. I walked entire cemetery and took pictures of everything stone. I will check again tomorrow though and see if somehow overlooked. I will check Library next visit for obits too.
Added by Shane on Sep 04, 2016 11:36 PM
Cathy Alton
RE: George and Jeanne Bushong.....
You're very welcome and thank you!
Added by Cathy Alton on Aug 02, 2016 11:37 AM
Cathy Alton
George and Jeanne Bushong.....
in White Chapel, Dewitt, NY. A while back you requested this stone picture. I told you that there was no stone. The section that they are in goes up to 163 and the Bushongs were in section 164. I was told that by a caretaker that 164 was below 163. A year later I had to get another stone in 164. I called the cemetery to find out just where 164 really was. She told me that it's up by #1 in the Urn Gardens. So they were both cremated. Well anyway, I just posted the picture for both. Sorry for the confusion.
Added by Cathy Alton on Aug 01, 2016 3:30 PM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Re: Pvt. Solomon Hoy
Hi Rick,

Thank you for the unexpected transfer of Solomon Hoy's memorial. I was thrilled to find him, and very happy to have him reunited with his family.

I will take good care of him!! Your dedication to the soldiers of the 21st Ohio Vol. Infantry is exceptional. :)

Again, Many Thanks,

Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Jul 30, 2016 1:30 PM
Reverend James Bushong
I sent most of my Bushong photos to Paul Clay of Ohio who put them online.
I inherited many photos of Rev Bushong who was a Methodist church builder in several states. His son James Wiley Bushong married my dad's aunt Minnie I. Harris and they ran hotels in Portland, Oregon.

Added by Sue on Jul 19, 2016 5:50 PM
Gail KM
Captain Isaac Cusac
Hi Rick, Wondering about Captain Isaac Cusac. I believe my gr-gr-gr Grandmother was his sister, but you do not have her listed as a sibling...His number is: 36728165. Her name is Mary Ann Cusac Kelley Mulford, # 36691005.

Thank you! Sincerely, Gail KM
Added by Gail KM on Apr 02, 2016 3:59 PM
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