I have been doing genealogy research for over thirty years. I am currently writing a book about my ancestors that served in the Civil War. I am happy to share any Civil War information with others. I have researched many New York, Wisconsin, Ohio and various other regiments.
Family names I am working on: Seaman/s, Churchill, Putney, Jennings, Vanston. Will be glad to share information with anyone working on these families.
RE: Seamans Thank you for pointing out I used Thomas' death date as Mary's. I will correct that. My Seamans didn't move to the U.S. until after the Civil War, 1880's. And they were mostly females, 3 males and 4 females. One male died young, one moved to Michigan in 1873, and the other son didn't serve. I have not looked for any other Seamans who served in the Civil War. They were American Canadians from the 1830's to the late 1800's. Thanks, Nancy
Seamans Dear Lynn, We dug up what ended up being just a regular fieldstone. Then I noticed that the sun was just right and LOOK--Mary Seaman's stone is very easy to read (I replaced the other photo). My husband probed around and he felt no other stone (no stone found for Harriet)
Harriet Seamans Dear Lynn, I'm going to have my husband dig up a stone portion embedded in the unpaved driveway nearby, when we get a chance. I won't forget (I didn't say anything because we haven't had a chance to do it yet) Then we or you can do further checking if there's no inscription on it. I am getting ready for our museum dinner tonight right now (fixing appetizer trays). Talk to you later, Diane
No stone in Hudson, Mich. Dear Lynn, We found about ten percent of total graves in Maple Grove have no stones. That's why it's taking so long to get the cemetery book done.
Often it's the last one to go in an area that ends up with no stone. For instance, James J. Hogaboam, author of our book on Hudson called The Bean Creek Valley, 1876--he died last out of all his family members buried in Hudson and he has no stone inscription (the family has a monument with their names on it, but not his) There are several other prominent pioneers here whom we found have no stones, either.
Apparently the City of Hudson has record of your ancestor being buried there with her husband and daughter. Hazel Monahan, curator of the Hudson Museum checked our data against city records. But you could still call them to double check, if you wish.