I am a married mom of 5. I'm originally from Detroit, Michigan. We moved from NC to Ohio in 2005. I love History and Genealogy. I enjoy checking out old cemeteries and history reenactments. I believe every generation has a story to tell. Sometimes it's up to later generations to tell the stories of the generations before us. No one deserves to be forgotten. I hope to go to Gettysburg soon. I have a special place in my heart for our Veterans and those that left this world too soon. If you need to find a grave in my area, please let me know.
My Uncle Sherman Brown (1922-1984) was a great-grandson of David Brown and Izana Pitts.
I am trying to help his kids (my cousins) trace the family back further. Someone in the family had determined that David's parents were Berry and Francis Brown. I could not find evidence of this and to the contrary, the David listed on the census rolls as son of Berry has a birth date that does not correlate with David Brown husband of Izana.
Would you have an information we could use? There is a family reunion the end of August with the Brown's living in the Toledo, OH area and some are coming from out of state as well.
RE: Harry Bykowski Smith Kristine, Unfortunately I did not have a map indicating the sections in the cemetery. I do remember that it was in a section on the north side of the highway and it was in the first 5 or 6 rows from the left. Judy
Major Mumford Thanks KTB-Am resident of Crawford Co Illinois where the Horace Published the Crawford Bulletin and we had nearly 100 boys in Co F of the 5th Il Cav. Thought the "Boys from the Praire-History of the 5th Illinois Cavalry by Rhonda Kohl treated the Major very well.
RE: Major Mumford That was very kind of you, thank you. Not a family member but a dear elderly friend of mine, Mary Mumford, married into the line. Mr. Ziegler and I have the same Ziegler relatives buried at Pioneer so we joined forces in trying to get everyone buried there remembered. A dozen or so souls went to Grove Cem. but... most of the others remain, covered with extra dirt and forgotten. The Pioneer cemetery is now a small Park, no one knows they are actually playing on long forgotten soldiers and pioneers burials. Mr. Ziegler and I are hoping to change that.....
Thanks and great work You folks are helping me reach my goals. Pioneer cemetery in Kenton Ohio has those tombstones stacked up. I would really like to know what the seven lower tombstones say My great uncles grave is lost in the cemetery his could be in the pile. His name is the same as mine thanks John Ziegler
Mumford I just returned from a month in Ohio, just saw your email today. Are you related to the Botkins Mumford's? Sorry I didn't take the time to look at your tree, busy putting things away. Will write you in a day or two- Debbie #46911311
RE: Major Mumford Great! I think the photos are as good as possible considering how old it is. You did a great job! It appears the other "unknown" listing with this stone is the back side of it? Or the front, since it has the word "Mumford" and appears to be taken from a different angle based on the background. If you have the other side as a photo, I would be interested if it is his father? Thanks again for your quick and excellent response to my request.
RE: Major Mumford Thanks for contacting me. It's quite possible that he has no stone, based on what I see posted here. You'd think he would since he was a Major in the Civil War. Before you go, please check the photo posted to a listing named "Unknown" (#63667089) in that cemetery. The poster said he couldn't read the stone but it sure looks like "Mumford" to me, altho the date appears to be Sept 1859 or thereabouts. I am positive of Major Mumford's date of death as I have his obituary notice from the newspaper. But that stone would be worth checking out and perhaps the Major's stone is near it. Thanks for anything that you do! :)