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Cindy K. Coffin (#47084179)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo Projects I am currently coordinating are listed below.

19th Indiana Infantry, Civil War - Working with a team of contributors to build a virtual cemetery for this "Iron Brigade of the West" regiment. Phil Harris is identifying and photographing as many burial locations as possible for soldiers in this regiment. Rick France, Greg Tompkins, Eric Lowman, Deanna Peterson and I support his work. Phil does his own investigative research to locate the burial sites. When he identifies unmarked graves or badly deteriorated markers that are beyond repair, he works with the Veterans Administration to have new markers made. He then installs the 200 lb. markers all by himself. Sometimes he gets a little help.

Phil's web site for the 19th Indiana is at Phil and other 19th Indiana Infantry volunteers have personally visited the grave sites of the men who served in this regiment. Here is the list of the unmarked graves they have identified, and of markers that need to be replaced or repaired.

US-Dakota War - Coordinating the development of a virtual cemetery for people who were key figures, survivors, victims, or casualties of the US-Dakota War, including Native Americans. Many volunteers have contributed to this project. The Dakota voice needs much better and stronger representation in this history. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to help.

Genealogy and Family History - Surnames that I am researching include Adams, Andersson, Beebe/Beeby, Berglund, Brandl, Brooks, Christiansen /Christensen, Coffin, Gilmore, Howell, Jensen, Larson, Malmstrom, Morgan, Piehl, Pikal, Randall, Rowe, Stewart, Stroud, Suchomel, Taber/Tabor, Van Slyck, Vikre/Wickre/Wikre, and Wilcox.

Thanks to all the contributors who have generously transferred memorials, responded to photo requests, or reached out in many other ways to help with these projects.

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D. Montgomery
Eugene St. Julien COX
Hello Cindy. I see you posted info for Jennifer St Julien concerning Eugene COX. I am his direct descendant and been looking for his gravesite along with other family members for a long time.
What is impt for you and Jennifer St. Julien to know is that his name had nothing to do with any human named "St. Julien." It was not a family name at all. He happened to be born in Geneva as his parents were overseas and in Switzerland at the time of his birth. They were very American. They liked a small village near Geneva named "St. Julien".... so the baby got this middle name. We have family letters about the naming.
Anyway, the info you sent on to Jennifer St. Julien was helpful for "US" to find the gravesite. So thank you.
Eugene came from a long line of New England families, living first in Massachusetts then, as they were very active in sea trade, moved to bigger trade centers of Philadelphia and New York.
Any further info you have about his life in MN we would be interested in. MHS has a series of files on him primarily due to his infamous "removal from judges bench" due to alcoholism.!
Thank you for any further help.
D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on May 08, 2016 3:16 PM
Whitney McLaughlin
3rd MN Infantry soldier
Not sure how to do this but there is a soldier from the 3rd MN infantry buried in Little Rock National Cemetery that you might want to add to your virtual cemetery. It is Thomas Crawshaw (listed as Cranshaw although I have submitted a suggested edit of the name), memorial #3131548.
Added by Whitney McLaughlin on Feb 25, 2016 11:22 AM
Ronald Baxter
Michael Seagraves
I am sorry but Michael Seagraves is not listed at the Marion National Cemetery I have checked with the VA on this and he is not there.
I hope this helps
Ronald Baxter
Added by Ronald Baxter on Feb 20, 2016 9:43 AM
Aaron J. Eddy
Wakanozanzan Medicine Bottle
Hi Cindy,

As a descendent of Medicine Bottle, I am working on my family tree. I have come across another document that explains Medicine Bottle was the son of Chief Medicine Bottle. I am new to this and am now confused as some of your historical information crosses the information I've found. Can you help me sort this all out?

Thank you,
Added by Aaron J. Eddy on Dec 31, 2015 2:30 PM
Edward MacDonald
Coffin genealogy
Looking for Coffin family of Nantucket Mass that moved to Duanesburg Schenectady Co. NY
Eliphalet Coffin wife Phoebe Sherman
have a daughter Deborah Coffin Weaver 1800-1877 and maybe daughter Nabby Coffin Lawson 1796-1835
Added by Edward MacDonald on Dec 26, 2015 11:50 AM
Karl Stelly
RE: Edits Received
Thanks very much, Cindy, and the same to you!

Added by Karl Stelly on Dec 23, 2015 2:53 PM
Brook Steed
RE: Addleman Family
I wasn't aware of that one. Thanks for the head's up. One of my ancestors from my dad's side was one of the characters in the TMC series Turn. Unfortunately they took creative liberty and killed off my 7x G Grandfather Nathaniel Sackett nearly 30 years before his real death. He is considered to be one of America's first spies.
Added by Brook Steed on Nov 07, 2015 5:55 PM
Brook Steed
Addleman Family
Just a quick note to say thank you for all the work you put into the Addleman family on FindAGrave. I am the GG grandson of Dewitt Clinton Addleman (son of Jacob, son of Wm. H., etc.) I assume we are related as I am also descended from the Coffin line.

Brook Steed
Ft. Wayne, IN
Added by Brook Steed on Nov 02, 2015 4:40 PM
Shawne L
Anna Katrine Wikre Berglund Memorial# 32622897
Please cite sources for obits entitled "FAMILY MOURNS A LOVING MOTHER" and "MRS. ANDREW BERGLUND BURIED LAST FRIDAY" that are copied to FindAGrave Memorial# 32622897, and dates of publication.

Thank you.
Added by Shawne L on Oct 21, 2015 6:46 PM
Git 'Er Dug
Scott Clark
Many thanks for the bio info on Scott! He now lives on, which will thrill a descendant who comes across Scott's memorial!

Blessed Be~

Added by Git 'Er Dug on Sep 08, 2015 7:04 PM
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