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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Confederate soldier gets a headstone

Yesterday I had the opportunity to be present when John A. Beasley received a headstone for his unmarked grave. Since 1912 he has rested at Eastside Cemetery in Hutchinson, KS. Regardless of Union or Confederate all deserve to be remembered. His distant cousin, James Converse, has shared photos and family information with me that I will use to write an article for our genealogical society quarterly. Rest in peace, John.
James M. Converse [L] - distant cousin of John A. Beasley
Heath Roland [R]


  1. Great!! We want to do that for some of our guys in the local cemetery. Love to hear of this.

  2. Enjoyed your article on John Beasley. Do you have any info on his lineage? I have Beasley's in my ancestry and wondered if I'm related to John.
    Jay Rogers in San Antonio TX


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