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From: "Lynn Harper" <>
Subject: [LDR] Re: WINSMORE, Alexander/"my"Drummer Boy
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 14:57:55 -0700
For the past 3 years I've been working on a family story I've called..."The
Drummer Boy From Delaware"...after we accidentally stumbled upon a strange
WINSMORE grave in Virginia City, NV.
We spend a week every Oct at our timeshare, Lake Tahoe...I get a day to
research the archives in Carson City and wander around my beloved favorite
"haunt" Virginia City. (Know I was born in the wrong century).
This year I received Andrew's Civil War records, which made my little
drummer boy all the more real. Enlisting at 13 in the MD Infantry, he served
Oct 1861-July 1865. You see, he was took "severe injuries to his face and
neck". I could go on and on...but someone would tell me to "put a lid on
I'm trying to establish Alexander's GRANDPARENTS, so that I can connect them
with hubby's WINSMORE family in Phila, PA. Recent research shows he spent 6
years in Philly before heading west...Thomas WINSMORE, (hubby's ggrandfather
and family were living/working there). I KNOW they're cousins...born the
same year. I just have to find that elusive connection!!!
Alexander was born 23 Feb 1848, Frederica, Kent County, DE
Parents Names: Alexander WINSMORE & widow Margaret Ann HILL (I think?)
He died: 3 Sept 1916; Virginia City, NV; buried with wife
Married: 17 year old Susie DAY there on Christmas Eve 1879;(he was 31). Have
been working with DAY researcher on this, too.
October is just around the corner. Our annual trip is a few weeks away. Any
and all help/clues/Census records would be deeply appreciated.
This list always comes to my rescue. Go with God...
Always gratefully yours,
Lynn in CA
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