Friday, December 26, 2014

Grandchildren's military ancestors on their father's side...

I have a fairly good idea of my ancestors who served but hadn't made a list of those of my son-in-law's family. Thought I'd do that.

Of course, his dad served (as did his uncle Fred). I thought I'd go back a bit to see what I could document. I will make additions and corrections as I go along...

American Revolution
Rel CodeNameYOB-YODRankCountryUnitDates of ServiceNotes
GGFMartin RupleUnknownWagoner?USAUnknownmay have been wagoner

American Civil War
Rel CodeNameYOB-YODRankCountryUnitDates of ServiceNotes
GGFGivens McDowell Kirkpatrick1848-1923PrivateCSACompany C, 14th Virginia Cavalry
GGFJames Henry Mohler1819-1877PrivateCSACompany H, 58th Virginia Infantry
UNCDavid Mathew Shelton1824-1865PrivateCSACompany G, 18th Virginia Cavalry- 7 Aug 1863FT Delaware POW camp
UNCThomas A Shelton1839-1863PrivateCSACompany G, 18th Virginia Cavalry- 29 Jun 1863KIA McConnelsburg, PA
UNCWilliam Henderson Shelton1824-1865PrivateCSACompany H, 42nd Virginia Infantry- 27 Jan 1865of pneumonia at Elmira POW camp
GGFBenjamin Reid Swisher1841-1893PrivateCSA1st Rockbridge Artillery3 Mar 1862 - 9 Apr 1865
GGFDaniel Brown Swisher1838-1884PrivateCSA1st Virginia Artillery
UNCAdam Shaner Trevey1836-1864PrivateCSACompany C, 1st Virginia Cavalry - 19 May 1864died of wound to right lung received at Yellow Tavern
UNCCyrus Augustus Trevey1840-1881PrivateCSACompany C, 1st Virginia Cavalry
UNCDaniel Jacob Trevey1827-1897PrivateCSACompany H, 14th Virginia Cavalry
UNCJohn Joseph Trevey1825-1865PrivateCSACompany H, 14th Virginia Cavalry- 9 Feb 1865POW at Camp Morton, Marion, Indiana
GGFJames Preston Tolley1816-1895PrivateCSACompany C, 58th Virginia Infantry
GGFJohn Bailey Wade1835-1870PrivateCSACompany D, 5th Virginia Infantry21 Mar 1862 - unknown
GGFWilliam Johnson Zimmerman1824-1880PrivateCSACompany C, 108th Virginia Regiment of Militia

Relationship codes:
COUa cousin, i.e. not an ancestor
GGFa great-granddfather, i.e. direct ancestor
UNCan uncle, i.e. brother of ancestor

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reloading supplies...

I feel very fortunate today to be able to buy 8 lbs of Reddot and 4 lbs of Bullseye for $14.71 a pound. 12 lbs of powder, powder which will go a long way in pistol or certain rifle cartridges, for $171.26. What a deal! Many thanks to Bill M______ of The Stonewall Rifle and Pistol Club for helping out fellow club members on this club buy. Bill puts in a lot of hours working for the club.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Hunting so far in 2014

Not so good. Not enough time to hunt. Not the best hunting in the places I do get to go. Lack of time means not much scouting and thus I don't know where the game is when in the places I get to go. In short, not enough time to hunt. Much of this is due to time spent in training the new dog...