But I liked the eagle detail on the stone. Today, I tried to find out some information about this man … and I really didn’t get very far. Between Ancestry and Find a Grave, I found that Archibald Glenn Ferguson was born in 1816 in Kentucky, and died on March 26, 1883 in Murfreesboro, TN.
Here is a much better close-up photo of the inscription, courtesy of SunCacher on Find a Grave. But I still wondered why, if this man died in Tennessee, why this stone is here in Indiana. And I couldn’t find any information at all.
I did look to see if there were any Civil War battles in Murfreesboro and found that there was a particular ferocious one, The Battle of Stones River, which lasted from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863. While I don’t know if Mr. Ferguson was there, it would make sense to me that he was — and I’m thinking that perhaps he died from injuries sustained in the battle. However, I still have no idea why he was brought back to Indiana (or at least, that this stone is here).
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My eye was caught by this name, first, and then by the dates, which told me he died during the time of the Civil War.Unfortunately, I didn’t find much about Garrick Mallery, although I found his name on a roster for this infantry company, which showed that he mustered in on July 18, 1862
1962, and died in Scottsville, Kentucky on November 13, 1862. So, he didn’t serve very long at all.
There is a Wikipedia article about this unit, if you’d like to read more.
This stone may be found in the Riverside Cemetery in Noblesville, Indiana, where the rest of his family appears to be, as well.
I am following the same rules for this meme that Julie had set up, and have all the information on my page for Taphophile Tragics. Please include some details of the cemetery in which you took your photographs, and link directly to your post, rather than simply to your blog in general. I enjoy hosting, and seeing everyone’s posts! If you have any questions or comments about my hosting (or anything else), please leave a comment or send me an email (Liquidityoftime @ gmail dot com)
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I am following the same rules for this meme that Julie had set up, and have all the information on my page for Taphophile Tragics. Please include some details of the cemetery in which you took your photographs, and link directly to your post, rather than simply to your blog in general. The list of links is scheduled to open Monday and close on Friday evening.
I enjoy hosting, and seeing everyone’s posts! If you have any questions or comments about my hosting (or anything else), please leave a comment or send me an email (Liquidityoftime @ gmail dot com)
On FindaGrave, someone had found more information about her husband, Isom. That person found this: Isom (called “Joshua” on the 1850 census) Wickersham was born 03 Jan 1833 in Wayne Co.,IN. He was the son of William G WICKERSHAM (B.16 Mar 1809/D.30 Jun 1855) and Idema A LLOYD (B.04 Jun 1836/D.01 Jan 1896). He married Esther E O’Reper on 07 Jul 1853 in Wayne Co., IN.
I found the Wickershams in the 1860 census, which shows Isom as a farmer, and lists him, Esther, and three children: Drodema (sp?), William and Mary. I found him again in the 1880 census, which lists his as “Isam” – and which lists him as a farmer, with Esther, his wife, and three children: William, Meary and Rachel.
It’s interesting to note that there were quite a few people with the last name Wickersham in the Indiana census, especially in the 1880 census.
“They rest from their labor” in Old Carmel Cemetery in Carmel, Indiana. I found them in the 1870 census for Clay Township, Indiana — He was listed as being a farmer, while his wife kept house. They show 2 children in their house, Rhoda and Thomas, and also one other person, Calvin, age 36, whose occupation is listed as a teacher. I assume he was related to Clarkson, and was living with them while teaching.
I’m participating in Cemetery Sunday, hosted over at Beneath Thy Feet.
The marker caught my eye because of his unusual name. I found other Absalom Gunyons in different census records, such as 11 year-old Absalom Gunyon in the 1860 census record of Wayne County, Indiana — and obviously, this isn’t the same person as the one in this cemetery, as he’s much too young. There’s an “A Gunyon” who also shows up in two different census years in Indiana, but the age is also wrong to be this particular person. So perhaps the name wasn’t as unusual as I thought.
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