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Jeffry Burden (#46873454)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 27 days
Sylvia Mintz Thomas
Pvt Owen N.Williams
Owen Williams left behind an orphaned family. I have spent the last 7 years documenting the history of this family. His youngest daughter lived to be 100 years old and her great grands remember her well. She was a pioneer in south west Florida after marrying another Civil War orphan.

I am not a member of Owen's family, just a volunteer genealogist. Thank you for your work in helping me provide this family with closure by specifically marking the final resting place of their GG Grandfather. May I humbly ask that I be granted permission to copy the pictures you have provided on Find A Grave ?

Sylvia Mintz Thomas

Added by Sylvia Mintz Thomas on May 16, 2016 8:24 PM

Sherri Louise Patton Cordon
Lucy Coleman Slaughter Williams
Hello I am writing you to let you know you opened a memorial page for Lucy Coleman Slaughter in 2014 which there is a page for this person opened in 2008 #27417431. It might be wise to contact the person that opened the page first and combine your information.
Thanks in advance for your help in clearing up mutable pages.
Sherri Patton Cordon

Added by Sherri Louise Patton Cord... on Apr 29, 2016 6:00 PM

Carl Snowa
Thanks for the reply and I apologize for the brevity...I was working at a library computer and we get automatically kicked off 15 mins before closing time.

Guess that's why she divorced him even though she spoke fondly of him decades later as "my Mr. Snow".

I have other information on Snowa families that I can email to you if you are interested. Are you related? I collected it while looking for grandma's Snowa. I am not otherwise related to him. Then when I found him I didn't know where he was buried to add the info so I was happy to see your edit. That solved the mystery.

Thanks again, Cara

Added by Cara on Apr 16, 2016 3:02 PM

Carl Snowa
Thanks for the updates. My grandma always talked about "my Mr. Snowa" and I wondered what happened to him. It looks like he died soon after last child was born. Do you know what of?


Added by Cara on Apr 15, 2016 5:44 PM

Rich Dohm
RE: MOLLUS ~ removals to Richmod National?
Thank you sir, I'll reply to you privately.

Added by Rich Dohm on Apr 07, 2016 4:17 PM

Rich Dohm
MOLLUS ~ removals to Richmod National?
Hello Mr. Burden. I have a question for you, simply historical interest. On you memorial for Jules Camp is a quote "all of the remains were moved to Richmond National Cemetery in 1866-67" and I'd like to know the citation? (I wasn't aware of this removal from Shockoe Hill, and there's no attest on the plaque your order posted, or in the historical accounts of Richmond National that I'm aware of.) I read your profile, I'm thinking you'd know. Thanks for your guidance. Rich.

Added by Rich Dohm on Apr 07, 2016 9:38 AM

Sharon Leon
RE: Corp. Robert Kittsmiller
Thank you for letting me know. I've asked someone I know in Logan if she can look for an obituary for Eliza James b. 1803 VA, who d. in Logan, Hocking Co., OH in 1890. I found exactly when she passed away at I'm pretty sure she was buried in either the Old Logan Cemetery with her daughter and Robert Kittsmiller or across the street in the newer Oak Grove Cemetery with a grandson and other Kittsmillers, although I do find sometimes that someone was buried someplace unexpected. Sharon

Added by Sharon Leon on Mar 11, 2016 10:25 AM

Sharon Leon
RE: Corp. Robert Kittsmiller
According to an 1880 OH census for the Kittsmiller family, his mother-in-law was Eliza James from VA and living with them. You have lots of James memorials. Do you have a James branch that might be connected with this family? Sharon

Added by Sharon Leon on Mar 10, 2016 10:21 AM

Sharon Leon
Corp. Robert Kittsmiller
You posted a photo of Robert on my memorial for him. How did you come to have a photo of Robert? He was the father-in-law of one of my distant Allen branch cousins. Sharon

Added by Sharon Leon on Mar 10, 2016 9:56 AM

John W. Martin
Memorial #156009951
I visited the Village Office of Dorchester and they have no record of John W. Martin being buried there. The cemetery has always been managed by the Village Office and their records are very organized and detailed. There was a plot of 4 bought by a Martha J. Martin, Valentine Hagler and Lucinda Hagler are the only people buried there.

Added by DAR2015 on Feb 26, 2016 8:59 PM

Estate of Mary Crump plot
Are there other graves marked or unmarked in this plot? If so any chance of them being added in the near future? Thanks

Added by mander on Feb 05, 2016 9:40 PM

Richard Boyer
RE: William Kroesen
William's grave is unmarked. I took pictures of
Cora and Jane's markers and also an overall picture of the lot. William is buried between Cora and Jane and as you can see there is no marker. Looks like he is entitled to a military marker. Suggest you contact the cemetery and get the paperwork started for that.

Rich Boyer

Added by Richard Boyer on Feb 02, 2016 12:43 PM

Photo Copyright
I am a Great Grandson of Capt. George Jeremiah Shepardson. I was excited to find the photo you posted on his Find a Grave website. I would like to use the photo on my Ancestry Family Tree and on my Wikitree Website. Is it copyrighted? Can I get permission to use it?

I have two large oil portraits commissioned by Capt. G. J. Shepardson. One is of his father and the other of his infant son (my grandfather). I would be happy to share photos of them if you have any need.

Thanks. Dick (Richard D. Shepardson)

Added by rshep on Jan 24, 2016 7:38 PM

RE: New Mansfield Center Cemetery Mansfield CT / Charles Fenton
He's wonderful that you are finding so much to add to his memorial page.


Added by Sara on Jan 23, 2016 5:00 PM

New Mansfield Center Cemetery Mansfield CT
I just completed your edit for Charles Fenton and wanted to tell you that I love the photograph of him and his medal that he received. How special that you can share these.

If you would like him transferred to your care...just send me an edit with your contributor's number.

Good luck with your genealogy,

Added by Sara on Jan 23, 2016 12:09 PM

RE: James Hezekiah Jackson
Hi, Could you please send your correction information again. I think I accidentally responded to your request when I was trying to respond to another. Thanks

Added by LK on Jan 23, 2016 11:51 AM

Baxter B. Fite III
RE: Pvt J W McCullough
Thanks to you, I may have lived to see another picture of a veteran of the 86th. I would love to know a little more about the picture, but, under the circumstances, we would probably never learn more about the picture, where it came from, etc. I know little about the McCulloughs. I can't even find him for certain in the 1850 or 1860 census. I don't know who his parents were, I don't know if he had any brothers or sisters. When he enlists, it is recorded that he was single. After his death, Burkhalter talks about a wife, perhaps just a mistake, but, who knows at this point. Perhaps he did marry in the three or so weeks before they left for the war. I do have several records of marriages of 86th Illinois vets during this time. I doubt McCullough left any children, but, there again, who knows and not knowing about brothers or sistersand not being able to identify the family, I was questioning whether there are any descendants of the family living. I definately know of vets of the 86th, who do not have any living descendants today. The family just died out.
I am thrilled you found the picture, but, I wish it was in the hands of some family, who could tell us more about it and HIM and how they came to have it. Unfortunately, probably most pictures of Civil War vets have gotten out of the hands of family now and those stories are lost.
I think I will pass on bidding on the picture. Not the best of times for me the last few years, job wise, and at this time of the year, I have grandchildren to think about. Thanks for locating this picture for us though. At least we got a copy of it for his site. I tried to go through the rest of his pictures and do not find any other pictures of vets of the 86th.
Well, I 've got to take my son to work. Thanks for finding the picture and thanks for letting me know about it and getting it for McCullough's Find A Grave Memorial. It is GREATLY APPRECIATED!! Keep me and my work in mind. Baxter

Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Dec 19, 2015 4:50 AM

Baxter B. Fite III
RE: Pvt J W McCullough
Jeff, Thanks for letting me know about this. I never would have believed that I would have seen a picture of J. W. Mucullough. At the time he enlisted he was recorded as being single. However, Capt. Burkhalter stated he had a wife in his diary. So perhaps J. W. married sometime between the time he enlisted and the time they left Peoria for the war. I know of several 86th men who did.
I am not a current buyer on ebay and currently do not even have an active address with them. Would you consider writing the seller and see what you can find out about how he came to have the picture? If you do contact them, you can give them my email address.
Thanks for the email. Baxter

Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Dec 18, 2015 6:04 AM

James W or F Wilson
I just did some research on Shockoe & Hollywood Cemeteries, and Libby Prison and now realize they were/are all in Richmond! I'm guessing that's why the family of my James Wilson (CSA) disinterred his body at Shockoe in preference to Hollywood. I'm cautiously optimistic, thanks to you. (Three of five brothers died in the war.)

My husband's roots are in VT, so we plan to find the resting place of his 14th VT family member next spring.

Looking forward to visiting Richmond soon. Can't thank you enough!

Added by glee on Nov 09, 2015 2:06 PM

Phil Bo
Emma Denny Heard
She is now linked with her parents, just need to find her cemetery info.

Added by Phil Bo on Nov 08, 2015 2:37 PM

Phil Bo
Yes, she does have a memorial I created,found all the information except where she is buried at. I was hoping she is in the same cemetery as her parents, not sure though. Richard and Matilda are her parents.

Added by Phil Bo on Nov 08, 2015 1:53 PM

Phil Bo
Thanks Jeffry for your quick response, Emma was born and raised in Good Ol Virginia, moving to New Jersey when she married James Blackburn Heard which does indeed explain to lag in time between death and burial. Also most if not all of her family is buried there(Denny)

Added by Phil Bo on Nov 08, 2015 8:48 AM

Phil Bo
Question about my relation Douglas who's memorial is in the subject line, do you know if Douglas was 5 Months 18 Days at the time of his death or when they buried him? As you know there was about 29 days between the two events. Thanks

Added by Phil Bo on Nov 08, 2015 8:28 AM

James "W" or F. Wilson
First, Thank you so much for all you do. It's so heart-warming to know there are folks who care, and who put time & energy into honoring those who have gone before.

Q re: post for "James W Wilson" #143036392 at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond; d. 14 July 1862, buried at Shockoe Hill, but disinterred and moved to Hollywood 7 Mar 1864.

I'm hoping this might be my 3rd great-uncle who was Lt James Franklin Wilson (1831 - 11 Jul 1862) 34th NC, Co H, who died of typhoid fever "in or near Richmond VA" (as per muster card). I had No Idea where he was buried until today, having found your entry. So, now I have HOPE.

"Plot: Range 9, Sec 3" seems to be a Shockoe Hill designation? Hollywood Cemetery's website lists James W Wilson at R-13. I've never been there, but it is now definitely on my Wish List!

His family was fairly wealthy so perhaps they had the means to move him? Do you think I should have hope?

Thanks so much,

Added by glee on Nov 07, 2015 7:02 PM

Blockade Runner
RE: Edward L. Fant
It was both a privilege and honor to sponsor Lt. Fant on his Find A Grave site. He should certainly be remembered for his devotion, service, and sacrifice for the Southern Cause. Lou Fritz

Added by Blockade Runner on Sep 25, 2015 8:55 AM


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