Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank you to the military veterans in my family: 1754-2011

My dad Larry Gene Clackum, Kennesaw GA, (1946-2009), US Air Force

My uncle Raymond Clifford Clackum, Kennesaw GA (1939-1981), US Army

My uncle Kenny Schlussler, (1934-1985), US Army

My uncle Miguel Angel Ortiz Jr., US Army

My cousin Eric Schlussler, US Navy

My grandfather William Murray Hersh, Trenton NJ, (1915-1984) served two tours in the Army, one of them during WWII

My grandfather's twin brother Arthur Abraham Hersh, Trenton NJ, (1915-1945), served in the Pacific Theatre in WWII and died as the war was ending. Click here to read some of the letters Arthur wrote home from the Pacific.

My great grandfather George W. Wallace, Marietta GA (1893-1963), US Army, WWI

My great uncle Virgil Young, Michigan, (1920-2004), US Army

My great uncle Grady Clackum Gibson, Marietta GA, (1918-2002) US Army, WWII

My great uncle Roy Harold Hogan, Marietta GA, USMC

My great grand uncle Joseph Michael Mangiere, NYC, (1888-1955), Lieutenant, served in Verdun in WWI.

My 3rd cousin Dylan S. Jennings, Sgt. USMC

My 2nd cousin Bernie Schatz, NYC, US Army

My 2nd cousin twice removed Nolan H. Clackum, US Army, WWII

My 1st cousin once removed Barry Rosenson, Elizabeth NJ, US Army Dental Corps

My 1st cousin twice removed Ugo Viggiano, NYC, US Army Medic, WWII

My 1st cousin once removed Fannie Mae Clackum, Georgia, US Army Reservist, 1940s & 50s. You can read her US Court of Appeals Case here.

My 1st cousin twice removed Warren Norville Clackum, Marietta GA, (1925-2003), US Army WWII

My 2nd cousin twice removed James W. Clackum, Marietta GA, (1917-1979), US Army WWII

My 2nd cousin twice removed John Henry Clackum, Kennesaw GA, (1921-1995), US Army

My 2nd great grand uncle Reverend Nathan Jay, Georgia, Served with the Georgia Infantry, Civil War

My 3rd great grandfather John C. Hogan Marietta GA (1839-1880), Served with the infantry in the Civil War

My 3rd great grandfather Joseph Dunn, Union SC, (1828-18920, served with the Confederacy in the Civil War

My 3rd great grandfather James Johnson Spears, Union SC, (1848-1927), served in the South Carolina Regiment of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

My 3rd great grandfather Richard Blackstock, Hall GA, (1832-1906), served in the Confederacy, taken as Prisoner of War in 1864, paroled 1865 in Elmira NY.

My 4th great grandfather Josiah Spears (Union, SC & Cherokee, GA), served as a Private & Corporal in the Cherokee Legion of the Georgia State Guard during the Civil War.

My 4th great grandfather James Hogan, South Carolina, (1790-1854), served in the War of 1812

My 4th great grandfather Jefferson L. Howell, Hall GA, (1817-1900), served in the Confederate Army.

My 4th great grand uncle George Lee Spears, South Carolina (1826-1865), served in the Confederacy and died in a Yankee prison

My 5th great grandfather Joseph Hogan, Tipperary Ireland, (1744-1814), served in South Carolina infantry during the French and Indian War.

My 5th great grandfather William Wallace, born 1754 Ireland, died 1800 North Carolina, served as a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War.  Battles included Battle of Briar Creek, GA and campaign at Orangeburg, South Carolina.

My 6th great grand uncle William Berry Blackstock Jr., born 1750 Ireland, died 1841 South Carolina, served in the Revolutionary War. Battle of Blackstock's plantation fought on his family's farm.

My 7th great grand uncle General Robert Irwin, Pennsylvania, (1740-1802) Served as Colonel and later General during the Revolutionary War. Also served with General Thomas Sumter.

2 comments:

  1. LOve it! What a legacy of Patriots!!!!

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  2. Anonymous2/09/2012

    Do you know more on William Berry Blackstock? He is my great x8 grandfather. Is there anyone kin that lives near the plantaion today?
    Thanks,
    Sandra Blackstock
    sandy091673@aol.com

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