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Michelle Kidd-Johnson (#47094444)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family tree since 2001. I love it, It gives me such a huge respect for those loved ones that came before me.

On my fathers side I am researching Whitworth, Hewen, McCamy, Kidd, Hafley, Neiman, Burns, Quinn, & Suggs. From Virginia to Blount Co., Tennessee to Van Buren Co., Arkansas.

On my mom's side Brown, Hunt, McPherren, Preston, Branch, Drake, Bagley, & Smith. Mostly in the Illinois, Missouri & Iowa areas.

I am also working on my Step-mom's family. Her father's side surnames are Drucker, & Gross from Austria. Her Great Grandfather was known to have been Head of the guard of Franz Joseph I of Austria. Her mother's side is Feldman, & Moshes from Russia. All immigrated to New York.

All graves posted by me are directly related and/or a distant relative. Please contact me with any questions or connections, I would love to chat. If you are more closely related, contact me for a possible transfer. Also if any need a headstone look up in my area I would be happy to do what I can.
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James L Kidd
Hi Michelle - I seen that you had left a message regarding your 3x great grandfather on Brent A's message board. I got curious and looked up a James Kidd with a death date of 1862 on the Nationwide Gravesite Locator and I found this one:


If this is not the name you are looking for email me at with additional information and I can try to help you.

Take care
Added by CindyS on Jul 18, 2014 2:50 PM
Arkansas Kin
RE: Holland Cemetery
Michelle - I am about 30 minutes away. I have been there many times and there are no marked McDaniel graves. It is possible that you ancestor is buried there.

Do you know where they were living when he died?

Added by Arkansas Kin on Jul 08, 2014 4:19 PM
RE: Mariettie Mae Stormer Schultz
Not sure if you mentioned that you are kin... I normally prefer to transfer. If you will send me her memorial number and your member number, I am happy to do that.
Added by Deb on Jul 07, 2014 9:15 AM
Brent A
RE: Stones River National Cemetery
HI Michelle,
There is a website for the Stones River National Cemetery (SRNC), that lists all known burials at SRNC. The URL is below;

I checked this website as you had requested, and there is no record of a James Kidd, in fact, there are no Kidd surnames listed in SRNC. Have you ever tried to get his Civil War Record from NARA, US Archives?
You can also request his pension file, which is something that would have been made when someone who was his dependent filed for a government pension after he died.
Sorry I couldn't find him at SRNC.
If you have a problem finding his records, you can also look him up on Ancestry, and many times they have lots of info about someone like him.
God Bless,
Brent A. Find-A-Grave Volunteer
Added by Brent A on Jun 27, 2014 9:23 AM
John Forister
James L. Kidd (~1838 - 1862)
Greetings from Lebanon Illinois, I noticed from both your Find-A-Grave entry and the military service record of James L. Kidd that he was listed as a deserter during the Civil War on January 1, 1863. After researching his military unit, I found that the 37th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate Army fought in the Battle of Stones River, near Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. His unit lost 68 of the 225 men that fought that day. Doesn't it seem entirely possible that he was killed or severely wounded on December 31, 1862?; and that's why he wasn't present on January 1st, 1863? It certainly seems to me that he was killed in action.
Added by John Forister on Jun 26, 2014 12:27 PM
RE: Possible Transfer
Hello Michelle,

Sylvia & Herb Drucker were my neighbors for many years. I really enojoyed their company. Transfer on the way....

Added by Qmtech on Jun 21, 2014 2:52 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
Cambridge American War Cemetery
I hope to organise images to be taken at the end of June by a British Army man; best, Martin Packer.
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on May 23, 2014 5:11 AM
Karen Lorence
'baby' Bagley
From the looks of it, 'baby' Bagley is in an unmarked grave. It is in an area where there are many babies buried. This is a very large and old cemetery and (although the areas are numbered on trees,) the plot numbers are unintelligible because of age.
Added by Karen Lorence on Apr 20, 2014 2:43 PM
RE: Mortimer J. Horowitz
Hi Michelle,

I would absolutely love to go back to the cemetery to look for more Druckers. There is nothing I love more than a) a good challenge, b) an excuse to go wander around a cemetery, and c) an excuse to wander around that cemetery in particular. It leaves one a little in awe; you see the names and you know that these were the people who built Ellenville and made it what it was.

So yes, I will go back to look. If I don't find more of your family there, I have some very good ideas about where I might find them. There is another cemetery on the hill directly opposite Ezrath Israel called Anche Tzaydik. I've only been in there once, but I know there are way more interments than the 96 listed on this site.

One last clue you gave me might be important. Does your mom remember where the Overlook Hotel was located? Is she sure it was also in Ellenville? There were several Overlook Hotels not very far away, in Sullivan County, and it would not be unusual at that time for families to have lived in Ellenville and had parents or grandparents who lived "up the road" in Sullivan. If it's possible they were in Sullivan County, I know several cemeteries I could also check here.

Anyway, I'll start at Ezrath Israel and keep an eye out as I travel through other cemeteries. I have already found on several occasions that sometimes family members turn up where and when you least expect it.

Added by Theresa on Dec 29, 2013 12:59 PM
RE: Charles H Verner
Glad to help!
Added by Dixie on Nov 15, 2013 9:50 PM
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