#52ancestors Week 25 “Same Name”

This weeks prompt is “Same Name”

Not My Zachariah

For the longest time I thought that my 3rd great-grandfather Zachariah Hutchins (1815-1865 ) was buried in the Memphis National Cemetery.

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He did serve in The War of 1812 and was eligible to be buried in a National Cemetery, but he was in Texas at the time when he died plus the dates just did not line up but all the trees on ancestry and find a grave said it as him.

I finally found another Zachariah Hutchins that is most likely the one that is buried in Memphis.

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This Zachariah was born in Tennessee and was 18 years old when he died of small pox. He was a private in the 6th Regiment of the Tennessee Cavalry.

I was able to correct the data on Find a Grave and hope the trees on Ancestry will correct their entries when the find them.

I now believe my Zachariah is buried next to his wife in Los Creek Cemetery, Jack County, Texas, but I still can not be sure.

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks “Is a series of weekly prompts to get you to think about an ancestor and share something about them. The guesswork of “who should I write about” is taken care of.

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