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Tony Klingensmith (#47532264)
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Bio Photo USAF retired (22.5 years), work for The Boeing Company at Hill AFB, Utah. Graduated with a BA in History from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1995 and an MA in Civil War History from American Military University in 2007.
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sally v houston
RE: Isaac M. Grandon
Thanks, Tony. I will be happy to have any confirmation (or refutation) that this was his middle name. You may have noticed that his wife's mother's maiden name was McGlumphy or McClumphy. Which leads to the question: were they cousins? I have not seen anything but "M." except for your Find A Grave posting, even on his draft card. Guess I should order his military record, but hate to spend the money, since he is a distant collateral relative.
Thanks for your research.
- Sally
Added by sally v houston on Jan 30, 2016 10:25 AM
sally v houston
Isaac M. Grandon
Hello Tony -

I'm curious where the middle name for this man came from. I have not found any sources which show anything but the initial M. If the middle name is correct, it is the same as the maiden name of his wife's mother - were they cousins of some sort?

Thanks, Sally
Added by sally v houston on Jan 25, 2016 5:06 PM
LisaG102
RE: George Elliott
You're welcome. It was my pleasure.
Added by LisaG102 on Nov 22, 2015 6:18 PM
jim stine
RE: Benjamin Oliver
If you would give me your mailing address, I'll send you some good Px of Benjamin and his family.
I named my youngess son Benjamin Oliver Stine.
I have two books (Both the same) on the 18th PC. Do you have a copy? Call me (717) 243-4468





Added by jim stine on Nov 01, 2015 11:12 PM
relester
Adam Loughner
Hi my name is Robert Lester and I have a picture of Adam Loughner's grave stone. If you would like me to add it to the memorial I'd be more than happy to.
Added by relester on Oct 20, 2015 5:45 PM
Thomas
RE: Joseph Stiffey
It appears that someone went through the entire cemetery and created a memorial for every headestone they could read. For every stone I found, the text was already on the memorial page. I also found the STIFFEY who has a memorial and photo already. There were several unmarked plots at the general location as well as an illegible marker but I think there were enough letters for me to determine that it was not a STIFFEY.
So I think that there were at least two of us who walked through the entire cemetery, reading all the names.
Added by Thomas on Oct 15, 2015 2:10 PM
Barrett Young
Gary Chambers (#9052073)
Have you heard any response from him?
Added by Barrett Young on Oct 09, 2015 7:11 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: samuel jamison
You're very welcome. Unfortunately there was no stone.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Sep 01, 2015 1:50 PM
Debbie
RE: Lt Col William Penn Brinton
Hi Tony, that is great that you are writing a book. These old timers were the embodiment of honor, valor, and bravery and I believe so strongly in honoring their memory. I have to look through some old files to gather some information and will send it to you via email within the next couple of days.
Added by Debbie on Aug 03, 2015 6:13 AM
Debbie
Lt Col William Penn Brinton
Hi Tony,

I am very happy to find Memorial# 79894599 for Lt Col William Penn Brinton, and thank you very much for making this memorial. I have also not seen this photo of him before (I am wondering where you were able to get this photo?), and his eyes bear a striking resemblance to my husband's grandmother's eyes, which is exciting for me to see. She (Betty Brinton Smith Pohler) was his great granddaughter, and my husband and son are direct descendants. I am also wondering where you got the information that he went into Argentina to teach school. I have heard from many sources that he went to South America on a business venture, but I have never before heard a story about him teaching school in Argentina. All other sources have tended to indicate that he was devoted to his wife, Maria, and had long been a businessman and society gentleman, so the account of his being a schoolteacher is very curious. I can tell you that yes, he settled in southern Virginia after the Civil War ended. He and his family were well-to-do and were in the society circles, where his only child, a daughter Elizabeth "Bessie" Brinton, met and married Louis Lum Smith of Mississippi. However, the Smith's moved around to big cities like Philadelphia and Chicago, and did not stay in the country. I do have some other information on him if you are interested. Also, Lt Col William Penn Brinton was the 3rd cousin of Gen. George Brinton McClellan. Thanks again for creating the memorial. -Debbie
Added by Debbie on Jul 31, 2015 5:55 PM
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