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.
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 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 Ancestry.com. 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 go to the Bushong United website above.
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 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 company, to the men.
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