Kinsearching July 10, 2005




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825


      The following inscriptions, copied from right to left, were transcribed in July 1988 on the "Big Island" of Hawaii:

"Beloved Mother," Eunice K. KEAHI, Mar 15, 1878 - Aug 13, 1954
"Rest in Peace," Mary K. HALE, born in Maui, May 15, 1860, died in Puna, May 16, 1927
Infant/child - No markings
"At Rest," Hannah, Beloved wife of Isaac HALE, born 1880 Maui, died 1929 Kapoho
Three weeks old baby, Jose INAY, died in May 22 (?), 1937
Peter K. HALE, 1914 - 1934
Erected by fellow workers Civilian Conservation Corps, H. N. P.

Although the exact location of the graves was not provided, the CCC monument at Hawaii National Park may provide a clue to finding more information about it.

     The latest addition to H. Grady Howell, Jr.'s continuing series on Confederate infantry from the Magnolia State is FEATHERSTON'S/POSEY'S/HARRIS' MISSISSIPPI BRIGADE, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, A MUSTER LISTING.

     Like Howell's previous works, this volume on Featherston's/Posey's/Harris' Mississippi Brigade is well-researched and informative. In the introduction he states that it is not an authoritative history but an attempt to furnish a definitive muster roll of the men who served in the 2nd, 12th, 16th, 19th, and 48th Confederate regiments of Mississippi infantry that was part of the Army of Northern Virginia.

     Companies from around the state of Mississippi formed these five regiments. They included units from the counties of Adams, Attala, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Itawamba, Jasper, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lowndes, Marshall, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pike, Simpson, Smith, Tippah, Tishomingo, Warren, Wilkinson, Yalobusha, and Yazoo.

     For each regiment Howell gives a brief history which includes details about its formation and the actions in which it participated. He then presents the muster rolls, beginning with the name and rank of each member of the regimental field and service staff. The largest part of the listings pertains to the name and rank of each man in a specific company. The record also provides the name of the county from which each unit came. When the  company in which some troops served is unknown, Howell places the names and ranks of those individuals in a special section.

     Numerous genealogists seeking data about their Confederate ancestors in the Magnolia State will find this publication helpful. Like his other books, Howell's FEATHERSTON'S/POSEY'S/HARRIS' MISSISSIPPI BRIGADE, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, A MUSTER LISTING will be an asset to researchers interested in the Civil War.

     The 226-page paperback has an introduction and a full name index. Priced at $28.50 postpaid, it may be purchased from Pioneer Publishing Co., P. O. Box 408, Carrollton, MS 38917 (phone 662-237-6010).

     Charles N. Ferguson, 811 South Market, Shawnee, OK 74801 is seeking information about John FURGUSON/FERGUSON, born about 1853 in Texas. He married A. J. ASH in the 1870s in Hopkins County, TX.

     Charles would also appreciate information on the family of Otis FERGUSON, born in 1902 or 1903 in Robertson County, TX, and died in 1989 in Abilene, TX. His parents were James Monroe FERGUSON and Mittie BOX. Otis married Margaret "Maggie" DURHAM and they had children Irene, Lena Ruth, Kenneth, Wanda, Doris, Doyle, Barbara, and Patsy FERGUSON.

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