Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 30

Private Hallot Bryan in the Civil War

Hallot Bryan, son of Peter and Mary (Huey) Bryan, was born about 1836 in Fairfield County, Ohio. After moving several times the family settled down in Jay County, Indiana, where Hallot maintained the family farm after his father passed away in 1854. Hallot was the brother of my great-great-great-grandfather John Bryan, the paternal side of my …

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May 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Hallot Bryan

This is the tombstone of Hallot Bryan, located in Section C, site 2740, Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee. The marker is inscribed: HALLOT BRYAN Co. E 89 Ind Inf September 13, 1863 Hallot Bryan was the fifth of seven known children born to Peter and Mary (Huey) Bryan, born about 1835 in Fairfield County, Ohio. …

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May 23

Military Honor Roll, Mercer County, Ohio

To commemorate Memorial Day this year I am participating in the Honor Roll Project, started by Heather Wilkinson Rojo in 2010. Her project is an effort to compile photographs and transcriptions of military honor rolls from across the country. The transcriptions will make the names available on Internet search engines for family, researchers, and others. …

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May 20

Tombstone Tuesday–John F. Merkle

This is the tombstone of John Francis Merkle, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: John F. Merkle Feb 2, 1870 July 27, 1895 MERKLE John Merkle was the son of Joseph and Lucinda (Kentner) Merkle, born in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. [1] There are conflicting records …

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May 16

Live Streaming From the 2014 NGS Conference

Last week, 7-10 May, was the annual National Genealogical Society [NGS] Conference, held in Richmond, Virginia. The 2014 Conference, entitled Virginia: The First Frontier, offered over 175 lectures during the four day conference. Genealogical conferences, whether national, state, or local, are a wonderful means to learn and network. I enjoy attending them as often as I can, …

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