History buff with a large site on American history, with over 5,300 webpages and including 70 books and 1900 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.
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Additional USMA Grads Here are five more grads: Howard, Nathaniel Lamson 23198127 Bosserman, Raymond B 11435698 Langfitt, William Campbell 44447295 Kutz, Charles Willauer 49242808 Black, Roger Derby 59224544
RE: Worth Osgood Yes, I found it very helpful. My great grandfather was the child they adopted. Also, it mentioned his wife, Laura's artistic ability, and my great grandfather was an artist/designer, so I think there might have been a touch of her influence there. My family also has some of the Osgood heirlooms, so it was nice to be able to put a face and some biographical information to them. Thank you.
RE: Worth Osgood No, not really. I guess I just left a message because I noticed you posted information on his Find A Grave page. Since I have run into many roadblocks due to the fairly premature deaths of my great ancestors, I was happy to find at least another link, though just a grave marker, to part of my family's history.
Worth Osgood A member of the Osgood family raised my paternal great grandfather after his family died in a fire. I see you posted some information on Worth Osgood's grave site page. When going through some paper's of my late grandfather's family that have been stored in my parents' home, I found Worth's appointment as a cadet papers signed on February 22nd, 1866 by Edwin M. Stanton.
RE: John M. Porter 115392531 Hi Bill At this time I cannot tell you where the source for John's birth place came from, just from looking into what information I have on my family tree for him, I would suspect that the Jefferson County on his memorial came from a record on family search.org, I remember finding a great deal of info on John's family in their records. I also have his sister Sarah (in my tree)and I have her birth place as being in Elyton which is also in Jefferson County, and she was born a few years before John. I am usually pretty thorough on getting info like this, and because Sarah has a birth city, and John doesn't I would have to think that there is a record somewhere that says that John was born in Jefferson County, Alabama. I will see if I can locate any thing as soon as I can spend a little more time on it tho.
RE: George W. Deshler Thanks Bill! I just needed to verify that this is the same George Deshler. I totally understand that no agency is error-free! It's just hard to believe in almost 140 years, no one has brought up the error on this stone to the cemetery or thought to correct it, especially given the glowing history of this man, and his service. Might you put a note on his memorial, for other people who are researching, just to let them know? Thanks!
George W. Deshler Memorial #2935387 - I am very confused as to the dates on this tombstone versus the dates you refer to in your memorial: how can George have been a West Point Graduate when he wasn't born in 1868? Is the tombstone wrong? Are the dates mixed up or transposed? I have that George was born 30 Jul 1844, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and died 28 Jul 1875, Florida. Is this not the same George? Please help!