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Tombstone Tuesday: Albinus Reger Marple

Albinus Reger Marple was born on January 27, 1834 in Lewis County, Virginia to parents John Weaver and Ruth (Reger) Marple.  It’s possible that his first name was a family name, evidenced by a record of someone named Albanus Marple in Pennsylvania.  531 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday – Norwood Tripp, Jr., 1938-1994

Norwood Tripp Jr. is one of my uncles.  He is the son of Norwood Tripp Sr. and Mary A. (nee: Gilstrap) Tripp.  Below is a picture of his headstone. 15 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Jesse J. Bird

Jesse J. Bird was born in Patrick County, Virginia on June 2, 1831 to parents Benjamin and Lucy (Grady) Bird.  Benjamin served for about six months during the War of 1812 in Virginia’s militia, as evidenced by a pension application submitted by Lucy.  432 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Louis and Harry Raifsnider

Louis and Harry Raifsnider are brothers to my great-grandmother Ada (Raifsnider) Hummel. These two were the oldest boys of the family and probably felt a sense of duty to take care of the family. 562 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Isaac Lafayette and Arabazena Ottalee (Turney) Castleberry

   The subjects of today’s Tombstone Tuesday article, husband and wife, were both children of Civil War veterans whose stories are of interest as well.  The state of Arkansas was considered part of the Confederacy, yet after the fall of Little Rock in 1863 to Union forces, several infantry, cavalry and artillery regiments were formed to serve on the Union side.  784 more words

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George Stevens Whitehead (Part 2)

In honor of Veteran’s Day 2014.

George Stevens Whitehead, Part II

I have been pondering something for a while. I discussed in an earlier post that George Stevens was a recipient of the Rhodes scholarship. 938 more words


Tombstone Tuesday : Johann Georg Leonhardt & Anna Abalonia (Heinlein) Weber

In honor of Veterans Day it is fitting to remember Johann Georg Leonhardt Weber (25 April 1847-21 May 1910).[1] Johann, or John, was born in Frankenmuth, the oldest child of two of Frankenmuth’s original founding settlers, … 360 more words