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Bill Thayer (#46555645)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo History buff with a large site on American history, with over 4500 webpages and including 59 books and 1700 photos and illustrations. I'm especially interested in the pioneer period (which can range from the 16th to the 20th centuries depending on the part of the country!), and more particularly but not exclusively in the earlier pioneering east of the Mississippi; and in naval history. With particular reference to Find-a-Grave, my main usefulness online is as an annotated HTML transcription of Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy (at West Point): many of those graduates are buried on Find-a-Grave with little information, and I hope to help put a face on some of these men again.

In order to avoid spam, I'm not displaying my e-mail, but I'm easily reachable, and very often respond within the hour: you can find my e-mail on this page.
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 Website: http://bit.ly/HistoryUSA
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SLGMSD
Col Edgar W. Bass
Find A Grave Memorial# 122766902

You sent this link:

is given in entry #2222 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy, online at http://bit.ly/Cullum2222;

which leads to an error message:

Uh oh, bitly couldn't find a link for the bitly URL you clicked.
Added by SLGMSD on Feb 22, 2014 7:22 PM
David M. Myers
RE: Albert John Neff 48776639
Bill,

I love finding little tid bits of information to add to the findagrave pages. You can use anything you want from them if you wish. I searched a lot of old newspapers to try to find an article that included his name, but could not find any. Albert's date and place of death though leaves me 99 percent sure that it's him. If you find anything else, or would like me to transfer, let me know.

David M. Myers
Added by David M. Myers on Jan 15, 2014 1:34 PM
Pastor G F Hilliker
RE: William Fleming 119860837
If you are sure of this information, then I would like to transfer his memorial to you for his historical connection.

It is ironic how history works if what you say about him is true. He died as an inmate of the Illinois Hospital for the Insane here in Jacksonville, this is why he has no grave marker but a concrete marker.
Added by Pastor G F Hilliker on Jan 15, 2014 1:18 PM
SLGMSD
RE: Col Joseph Stephens Leonard and others
None of the ones I posted are mine. I thought I would save you some time by sending ones that I have found recently.

If you would rather I not inform you of USMA graduates I find just respond asking me not to do so.

You did send me the year and place of birth for Samuel Seay, class of 1887. I have linked him to his father and added the city and county of birth. His wife was the daughter of Henry Remsen Tilton, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
Added by SLGMSD on Dec 31, 2013 11:15 AM
SLGMSD
Col Tyree Rivers Horn
Find A Grave Memorial# 49207240

USMA Class of 1920
Added by SLGMSD on Dec 31, 2013 10:41 AM
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Col Tiemann Newell Horn
Find A Grave Memorial# 49207210

USMA Class of 1891
Added by SLGMSD on Dec 31, 2013 10:40 AM
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Col Ronald John Pierce
Find A Grave Memorial# 49298605

USMA Class of 1929
Added by SLGMSD on Dec 31, 2013 10:40 AM
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Hugh Garnett Elliott, Jr
Find A Grave Memorial# 49178150

USMA Class of 1919
Added by SLGMSD on Dec 31, 2013 10:39 AM
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Col John Newman Scoville
Find A Grave Memorial# 49311135

USMA Class of 1933
Added by SLGMSD on Dec 31, 2013 10:38 AM
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Col George McKnight Williamson
Find A Grave Memorial# 9529735

USMA Class of 1887
Added by SLGMSD on Dec 31, 2013 10:38 AM
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