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Bob Wilson (#47266046)
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Bio Photo Find a Grave has been a great resource for freely sharing information among researchers. I am rather concerned that will figure out a way to screw it all up like they have with RootsWeb. I would like to think that they learned their lesson from all the negative publicity they received in that earlier takeover, but they are so focused on the Almighty Dollar that it's hard to predict -- sometimes their corporate greed overwhelms both their common sense and common decency. If they begin to charge or otherwise restrict access (mandatory registration or tracking cookies) in order to view the photos and data that have been freely donated by millions of volunteers, I know that I will immediately delete any of the items that I still have control over.

You may freely use any of the grave photos which I have taken for any legal purpose. The other items (personal photos, obits and other documents) may have copyright restrictions of which I am unaware, so use your own best judgement on those.
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RE: Find A Grave Correction: Lillie Haynes
As of yesterday I've now photographed pretty much every grave marker at Pine Grove that wasn't already on Find A Grave. However, that is barring any that were illegible or the odd one here and there that I might have missed over my visits. I'll check back there again after awhile though because they do seem to add replacement concrete markers periodically.
Added by Charisse on Jan 17, 2017 7:02 PM
RE: Find A Grave Correction: Lillie Haynes
You're welcome! I'm glad I could help locate her. I've photographed at this cemetery a lot off and on the last few years and it does seem like they are adding more cement markers over time to replace missing or damaged older markers.
Added by Charisse on Jan 16, 2017 9:21 PM
RE: Amos & Clarinda Hollister grave photos
You're welcome!
Added by nfbandmom1 on Jan 15, 2017 4:40 AM
RE: Permelia
I had thought I was related to the Hall family because they showed up in a New Ancestor Discoveries feature on my DNA results. I built a tree and followed the entire family, but could never make the connection (because it doesn't exist), so I deleted the tree.

I'm afraid I don't have any more information to offer you, I'm sorry.

Good luck with your research,

Added by Onlyarethusa on Dec 17, 2016 7:16 AM
James Snow
RE: 38th OVI Virtual Cemetery
It gives me a god feeling to have had even a small part in identifying this man. The 38th Ohio has been important to me because I have a number of kinsman (both paternal and maternal) including a maternal 2 greats grandfather who served in the unit during the Civil War. I also think I may have found a brother of William buried in Williams Co. Using Davison as the maiden name of William's mother (a quite common practice) I have a man buried at Columbia Cemetery, Williams Co. I will need to look at the cemetery book because the death certificate is a bit inconclusive as to his first name although the name of the father (Robert Thompson, born New York) is quite clear.
Added by James Snow on Dec 14, 2016 4:30 AM
James Snow
RE: 38th OVI Virtual Cemetery
Very good news!
Added by James Snow on Dec 13, 2016 4:00 AM
James Snow
RE: 38th OVI Virtual Cemetery
I need to make a correction. Henderson Station (Henderson Tenn) is in a different part of the state closer to Memphis. However, 'Pilot Knob' (where you said WD Thompson died) is the summit of a 650 ft, hill, located between Hendersonville and Gallatin. The 38th Ohio was assigned to guard the railroad between Nashville and Gallatin in Nov. and Dec. 1862, before moving into Nashville at the end of 1862.
Added by James Snow on Dec 12, 2016 6:14 AM
James Snow
RE: 38th OVI Virtual Cemetery
I am certain that he is William D Thompson. The key would be to find out if the company records still exist. The commander or his adjutant would have kept a daily log of the company, which would tell us where exactly the company was during the period in question. There are two location in Tennessee referred to as 'Pilot Knob'. One is just too far away while the other, which is also called 'Pilot's Knob' was a private home close to Henderson Station (which is now within the limits of Hendersonville Tennessee). Also, his full name was apparently 'William Davidson Thompson' (from his daughter's Michigan death certificate).
Added by James Snow on Dec 11, 2016 6:05 AM
Eileen Wooten
St Laurent Cemetery Montreal, Quebec
I noticed that you have requested photo's from this cemetery. If you do not get a photo back I'm pretty sure I know why. My grandmother was buried here and died around 1933 and I believe you had to pay some sort of fee monthly for burial. If you didn't I'm not sure but I think they move or bury over the bodies. I visited this cemetery about 5 years ago and for such an old cemetery most of the present graves weren't that old. I talked to the office and they wouldn't tell us much. We didn't speak french but they referred us to someone downtown. We did not have time to check it out as we were leaving after our visit returning to U.S. I also noted that other photo requests for the cemetery were unfulfilled.

Added by Eileen Wooten on Dec 10, 2016 6:26 PM
James Snow
RE: 38th OVI Virtual Cemetery
I think it is. His recorded DOD is one day after the raid on Henderson Station; his regiment was in that area. He may well be the single Union death in the raid and not recorded till the following day.
Added by James Snow on Dec 10, 2016 4:56 AM
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