I am an amateur military historian and genealogist. I am interested in researching the burial locations of U.S. military service men and women, particularly at Arlington National Cemetery in Fort Myer, Virginia, and the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.
I am also researching my family tree, particularly the Shewan family members who originated in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and their descendents throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
My Scots great-grandfather, William J. Shewan (1867 - 1947) and his son, my grandfather, William W. Shewan (1895 - 1973) arrived at Ellis Island on July 2, 1911 and settled in Erie, Pennsylvania.
In addition to my paternal line, I am researching other family lines, including:
To all the Find A Grave photo volunteers who have been kind enough to take photos of my family's gravestones at my request over the past year, I thank you most gratefully for your time and effort. With graves throughout the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it would not be feasible for me to visit them all and take my own photos. I am extremely grateful to Find A Grave, and to the photo volunteers, for helping me to research my family.
I give my permission to use any of my photos, providing 1) it is not for commercial use, and 2) attribution is given.
your maternal ancestor If you are related to Noble Bruce Pearen, then you are related to me through our mutual ancestor, Robert Eady who served in the British Army 37th Regiment of Foot at Gibraltar in 1813. He came to Canada before 1817.
I am on holiday in Moray, Scotland at the moment and I have been to Kinloss Abbey cemetery a couple of times to try to find the grave of Mr John Shewan for you. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find it yet. I have found, and photographed, the headstones of Charles Shewan (died 1972) and Diane Grace Shewan (died 1963) also in Kinloss Abbey cemetery. Would you like me to send you these pics?
RE: COL Kenneth Block Thanks for the note, but it's not memorial. I only took the photo of the gate. You need to contact J. Edward Ross who created the memorial. Mr. Ross is very good at military memorials.
Created by: J. Edward Ross Record added: Nov 08, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 100368110
RE: Shewans in North Embro Cemetery Gerald, I will not submit photos per your request. As well, there were no other Shewans in this cemetery as I was looking for the other names you had listed. Best of luck in your search. Karen VN
Ronald W. & Ruth M. Shewan I have seen the headstone for Ronald W. Find A Grave #103937833 and Ruth M. Find A Grave #103937917 in the North Embro Cemetery in Ontario. However, there is no death date carved into the headstone as yet, only birth dates. Do you still want me to post a photo? Thank you. Karen VN