Saturday, November 9, 2019

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Veteran's Service and Gravesite

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):1)  To celebrate Veterans Day, pick one of your ancestors or relatives with a military record and a gravestone.

2)  Tell us about your ancestor's military service.

3)  Tell us about your ancestor's gravestone - where is it, what is the inscription, when were you last there?  Show us a picture of it if you have one available. 

4)  Write your own blog post about this ancestor and his gravestone, or share it in a Comment to this blog post, or in a  Facebook post. 

Here's mine:

I'm going to use my second-great-grandfather, Isaac Seaver (1823-1901), who served in Company H, 4th Regiment of Massachusetts Heavy Artillery during the Civil War.  He mustered in on 10 August 1864 as a Private.  The summary of the Regiment's service is short:

"...The several companies left the state in three detachments about the middle of Sept., 1864, and were stationed on garrison duty in the defenses of Washington during their entire term of service. The regiment was mustered out of service June 17, 1865."

Isaac is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Leominster, Massachusetts with his first wife, his second wife, one son and one daughter.  Here are photographs of his gravestone:

The gravestone inscription is:

1823  Isaac Seaver 1901
1826 Juliett, his wife 1847
1828 Lucretia T., his wife 1884
1854 Benjamin Seaver 1894
1861  Nellie M. Seaver 1933

The last time that I was at Isaac Seaver's grave was in May 2007 when we buried my Aunt Geraldine (Seaver) Remley in this cemetery.


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

I've been wanting to write about my great-uncle. Thanks for the opportunity!

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here is my link. This was one of my first ever genealogy trips:

Janice M. Sellers said...

It took me a while, but here's my contribution!

Linda Stufflebean said...

I love the generations on the gravestone - wonderful for all of us who seek out dates to find all that info on one stone.