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Dan Cowgill (#47381861)
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Bio Photo Born in Winchester, VA - lived outside of Romney, WV for a few short years - in Delaware now. Picked up on family genealogy where my mother left off after her passing in 1988. Also have a deep interest in the Civil War and soldier burials - primarily Hampshire County, WV and surrounding areas in VA and MD.

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr.
There is some info on the Rorrer website,, in he genealogy section I believe.
Lots of photos, etc.
Added by Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr. on Mar 09, 2015 7:18 PM
Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr.
RE: David Charles Rorrer
My information was that David Charles Rorrer, son of David Alexander Rorrer, Sr and Nancy Brown, served in Companu=y G of the 21st Virginia Cavalry.
Added by Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr. on Mar 09, 2015 7:16 PM
john lodge
RE: Toward N Loraine Jr.

Thank you for checking on this. There certainly is no rush to have to brave the weather. I now live in Northern California and have mostly forgotten about cold winter weather.

I complain when the temps drop into the fifties. For the most part I have to drive a few hours to get into the snow.

I appreciate your effort in researching this for me.

John Lodge
Added by john lodge on Feb 26, 2015 12:09 AM
john lodge
RE: Toward N Loraine Jr.

Thank you for getting back to me. You do have a photo of the large monument for Toward Loraine Sr. I am looking for his sons marker. It is a flat marble marker place in this cemetery by his wife Betty E Loraine. It is a military veterans marker.

It was ordered in Feb. of 1955 and should have been placed sometime after that date. It is likely that his wife is buried next to him.

The purchase order for the marker is on the site.

I was hoping you could visit the cemetery and check for the marker.

John Lodge
Added by john lodge on Feb 25, 2015 5:03 PM
john lodge
Toward N Loraine Jr.
Hello Dan,

I am contacting you in regards to request a photo of Toward N. Loraine Jr.. He was buried in Bethel Cemetery in Feb. of 1955. He is the son of Toward Sr.. Toward Jr.'s wife Betty had a military headstone placed over his grave. Perhaps Betty is buried there as well. Thank you for help. Toward Jr. is the grandson of my 2nd Great Grand Aunt, Catherine Lodge Loraine.

John Lodge
Added by john lodge on Nov 16, 2014 10:48 PM
Dan, We have some duplicates of the Foltz/Fultz family. I added Gorda Lusby Foltz and his wife Nannie Jane Kidwell Foltz in Feb 2010. You added them as Fultz in Jan 2012. Would you mind adding your info to my memorials and delete the duplicate. I will change the last name to Fultz as it is listed on their stone. Thanks to much.
Added by DorseyH on Sep 19, 2014 12:57 PM
Hilda Hartman Ennis
RE: Michael Voit 130838879
I transferred it to you. You might want to put his mother's number in again. Thanks for letting me know!

Added by Hilda Hartman Ennis on Jun 07, 2014 7:05 AM
Hilda Hartman Ennis
RE: Michael Voit 130838879
No problem. I do realize I associated his grandfather and father. Sorry!!!! I am not sure how to transfer but will figure it out.

Added by Hilda Hartman Ennis on Jun 07, 2014 6:55 AM
Larry Marple
Marple - 33rd Virginia
Dear Mr. Cowgill,

I would like to add Joseph Marple, Co. D, 33rd Virginia Infantry to your virtual cemetery.

Thank you,

Larry Marple
Added by Larry Marple on May 12, 2014 4:24 AM
Harry Lummis
Hi Dan,

I was glad to see that I'm not the only one who stays on here so long things start to blur.
I have been researching the cooling family as my mother is a member of the family. The actual William was 14 when he was hit by a train in 1883. This Zachary was his younger brother. Both William and Zachary are names the family used over and over so it can get very confusing as to just who is who. I have located many of the family and have "reunited" them here. I would be pleased to do the same for the couple of Coolings you have registered at the Bethel Cemetery. I see you have both Edwin and his wife Ebbie and their son Edwin, and Zach and his wife Emma also. If you would be willing to transfer them along with this Zach I would happily "reunite" them also.
Added by Harry Lummis on Mar 08, 2014 9:47 AM
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