I have been researching my own genealogy for 25 years. I hope my contribution to this site will make it easier for someone else to fulfill their research goals. I will gladly make changes/additions to the data I have entered but would request a source for the information if it is a birth or death date change. Vital Statistics will take precedence over other more unreliable sources. Transfers will be processed based on the FAG guidelines.
Archimedes Smith Sadly, it doesn't seem like there is much of record of family after his great-granddaughter, Olive Smith. I'll still search and see if I can find anything. It would be great if Jeannie could arrange to have it placed back on his grave. It's obviously been gone for some time. I'll contact her to see if that's possible. This is still quite a mystery as to how this ended up in a yard in Connecticut. I wish I had more answers... Thanks again for your help.
RE: Archimedes Smith Linda, I cannot thank you enough! You have been a tremendous help. I just read the article on Jeannie's Facebook page. I sent her a message explaining the situation a bit more and a photo of the marker. I'm so grateful for all of your help! Hopefully, I will be able to locate a family member... I'll keep you updated as I learn more. Thanks again! Courtney
RE: Archimedes Smith Linda, Thank you so much for the phone number. I will definitely try them to see if they have any information on family. It really is puzzling how the marker ended up here... It's heavy iron and was found in the ground, in the woods behind my parents house. This seems to be the only Archimedes Smith on record that worked as a surgeons mate in the Navy. Hopefully I can locate the correct family. Thanks again for your help! Courtney
Archimedes Smith Fran, I'm looking for information regarding an Archimedes Smith, buried at Jacksonville East Cemetery. A military grave marker from the War of 1812 belonging to (I believe) this person of the same name was found in my yard in Connecticut. He is the only surgeons mate that has any record of service during the war. I'm looking for any ancestry information so that it can be returned to his family. Thanks, Courtney
RE: George Whittier Bieber It was on his WWI draft registration card. And he signed the card Geo. Whittier Bieber. Other places have George W., but his mother was a Whittier, so that was where the name came from.