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George Seitz (#40539541)
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Bio Photo My home is circa 1784. Its situation is such that it fell in the line of battle during the conflict between the States. When my father died, I was too early at the cemetery for the appointment concerning the necessary arrangements. To pass the time I paid a visit to the antique shop close by. Displayed there was a book which possessed a title that gave me the idea that my home may be mentioned within. Upon opening it, the pages fell directly to a description and photograph of my old place. It was not intended for the purpose, but the volume became a much worn field guide as I sought to visit and photograph other antebellum homes in the vicinity. I pursued that objective with interest and vigor. This caused me to notice the old churches en route and I began to photograph them. Behind the churches were cemeteries. Cemeteries that I found to be serene and sublime, full of lore. In turn they led me here and I stayed.

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Richard and Elizabeth Murray
I have a question about the monument for Richard A Murray, 6030194, and Elizabeth, 132385484, located in Mount Rest Cemetery in LaPlata, MD. I know you created the memorial site for Richard, not Elizabeth, however, I was wondering if you were closeby the cemetery, if you could check something out for me the next time you visit. When we were there in 2013, I took pictures of some Owen family members, but I only got the engraved parts. If I recall, I think each side of the tall monument had two names engraved on it, like Richard A Murray and
Elizabeth. I have a photo of one that has a Mary E. Owen and Alberta E. Murray. I am trying to figure out the relationship of the Murray family to the Owen family. So, if you get over there sometime, could you check and see if my memory is correct or not. I would appreciate your help. Thanks.
Mary Owen Boston
Added by Mary on Oct 11, 2015 6:34 PM
Hugh Ritchie Smith
Beautiful portrait of Hugh Ritchie Smith on Find A Grave Memorial# 18188024. Just stunning. Where in the world did you find that? Or did you actually do it yourself? Such detail. Could I print it on photo paper for a November family reunion? "No" is fine and then I promise I won't. Just amazing whoever did it.
Added by bur3bet on Oct 03, 2015 10:47 PM
ron baublitz
RE: Annie and Fanny Volck
thanks for the suggestion, the birth date was wrong. ron
Added by ron baublitz on Oct 02, 2015 9:47 AM
Blockade Runner
RE: Poplar, Miller, and Myers
Hello George: Thank you for your kind words. The men who gave their lives for the Southern Cause, (like your ancestor) did so because they believed they were fighting a second war of independence. They gave everything they had for the Cause. The very least we can do is honor and preserve their memory. Deo Vindice.
Added by Blockade Runner on Oct 02, 2015 9:31 AM
15th Virginia Infantry
Just wanted to thank you for looking into Cpl. John McWilliams for me, I kind of figured all along it would be a long shot due to the confusion and all with the closing days of the Civil War. He was engaged to my gr., gr., gr., grandmother and her brother served with Cpl McWilliams. John T. Pearce was her brother and he came north after being discharged for disability in 1862. Their family were hatters and he came to Danbury, CT the hatting capital of the world back then. John Pearce was in an unmarked grave until I got him a Confederate headstone a couple of years ago through the V.A. His sister lived to the age of 109, if she had lived another year she would've seen me born and 6 generations in the family. She passed away in 1953. John McWilliams was the love of her life until she married a blacksmith for P.T. Barnum.

Mike Anderson
Added by Favourofortune on Oct 01, 2015 10:19 AM
Ann Parkinson
RE: Barbara Hooker
True, but that's not in accordance with Find A Grave rules :)
Added by Ann Parkinson on Oct 01, 2015 10:13 AM
Ann Parkinson
Barbara Hooker
Hello George! I noticed we both made a memorial for her, mine a year before yours. Unfortunately, her death notice did not give her burial location or if she was cremated. I see you found her and added a tombstone photo, too. Would it be possible for you to add your photo to my page and send to me any other edits you have and then delete yours? My thanks for your reply :)
Added by Ann Parkinson on Oct 01, 2015 9:56 AM
Donna Wilkins
RE: Richard Smith Wilkins
In answer to your question No I have not seen such a letter but would love to have a copy. Richard did serve in the Civil War Confederate Army Enlisted 28 Feb 1862. He was entrenched at Camp Oak Grove, Portsmouth VA. 61st Infantry (Wilson's Regiment) and 61st Militia (Matthews Battalion). He was a farmer in lower Norfolk County. He survived the war and returned to farming. He died in 1900 and according to his Obituary was buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Norfolk. Much research and digging thru cemetery records showed that he was buried there but no actual location. Records were burned (Can't remember when) and sloppy record keeping were not helpful. It is assumed that his marker is either not there or has become buried under sinking ground. VERY SAD! I did create a memorial page for him. Richard was my husband (Herbert Wilkins)Great Uncle. Richards' brother George Wilkins (Great Grandfather)also served in the Civil War Confederate side in Co F 6th Infantry. His burial place is unknown to date. Thanks again for you query about the letter and I look forward to your sharing if possible. Donna Wilkins
Added by Donna Wilkins on Sep 28, 2015 9:49 PM
John Shuck
RE: East End Cemetery
You are welcome George and thanks for the kind words.

I invite you to come out and visit us one of the days we are working.

Added by John Shuck on Sep 28, 2015 11:53 AM
Charline Herring Ryan
Mary Peachy Demyers Winston correction
Thank you for the info, it has been corrected.
Added by Charline Herring Ryan on Sep 28, 2015 10:50 AM
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