I have been going genealogy about 12 years now. I am a member of the DAR, UDC, War of 1812 and the Tar River Connections Genealogical Society. Please contact me if you would like to make corrections or make additions. In most cases, I have lots more information about the families I have added to FAG. I would be happy to share information with anyone. Please feel free to use any photos or information I have posted without asking for permission. If you would like to take over management of a memorial, please contact me. See more at:http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=sharpefamily
John Henry Leigh (Lee) Hi Helen Thankyou so much for beautiful pictures you posted of John H. Leigh and his wife Ruth A House...I started this search trying to find only 1 family member and since I cannot locate her, I have kept my tree going and knowing one day I will find out what happened to her. Thanks Again for posting the info/pictures
Whitaker memorial Hi Helen Would you mind terribly, going into the Whitaker memorial and deleting the photo where you are reflected in the monument? I have had the photo touched up and now there are two there. I would appreciate your help! Pam Whitaker
Hugh was a Medical Doctor living and practicing in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina at the time of the Civil War.
Below is the documentation that I have from my own research: ***** "Civil War correspondence of H. A. McSwain is published in The War of the Rebellion, Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Vol. XLVII, Part II, "Campaign of the Carolinas, at page 1348 as follows:
March 8, 1865. Mr. D. G. McDuffin: General Joe Johnston wishes to see you at his headquarters at Fayetteville Hotel to inquire of you with regard to the roads and streams between Fayetteville and the railroad to Goldsborough. By calling as early as practicable you will confer a favor. Respectfully, H. A. McSwain." [McSwain #16] [Note: Need to find out what part of the war this was and who McDuffin was] ***** "The marker at Hugh's gravesite bears a CSA [Confederate States Army] iron cross issued by UDC [United Daughters of the Confederacy] Chapter, Bethel Heroes No. 636 N.C. Division, which means he was recognized as having served in some capacity in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. [Griffin #62] A 2002 records search conducted through the National Archives failed to turn up any military service records, however."[McSwain #17] ***** The notes in brackets are notes to myself and the Surname with a number i.e. [McSwain #16] refers to my source document retrieval system.
I have personally visited and photographed Hugh's gravesite. I don't know in what capacity he served other than perhaps treating the wounded or as an advisor from the community. I am quite certain he was well respected. Perhaps that is why the Daughters of the Confederacy bestowed the Iron Cross.
Are we related? Let me know if you would like copies of the photo or other source documents.
S/Sgt. Sam A. Cooper Jr. Helen, are you related to S/Sgt. Sam A. Cooper Jr. or do you know anyone who is. S/Sgt. Cooper is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands. His grave is adopted and the adopter(s) would like to get in touch with the Cooper family. Hoping you can help us. Thank you !
Isaac Womble I am applying to DAR. Seeking proof of Nathaniel Green Womble (1802-1876) & Martha Frier's birth/death dates (1808-1856) as well as proof they had a son Isaac Womble (1841-1903). We have census, mc and all info on ancestry but DAR is seeking more. I have past info from Tommy Womble stating that Mattie Abrams Water's bible has this information listed. I thought you might have some pixie dust to spare? Thank you. Robin Womble Autry