I'm so happy to hear from you. I didn't realize the Marie Hardesty was a DAR member. I am also in direct
I am also in direct line for the DAR on my father's side. Frederick Woolf, who came over with LaFayette to
fight. Thank you so much for filling me in on that.
I, too, have a picture of you when you were about two years old in front of an old car, and I believe I have
your father's old camera, which, if you want, I can send to you.
I have information also on Lt. John H. Hutton, who served in the Civil War under then Col. Philip H. Sheridan, Second
Michigan Cavary. I have a copy of the battle report that Sheridan filed. John H. was given Honorable Mention, and I
believe Uncle Eddie has the original commendation. I did belong to the Palm Beach County Geneology Society, and they
had a copy of the index of the "The War of the Rebellion" which is an official record of Union and Confederate Armies,
compiled by Brig. Gen. Fred Ainsworth. The actual volumes are at Florida Atlantic University where I work, and I was
able to get a copy of the battle report there.
I didn't realize the Uncle Ed was still alive. Please give him my regards. Any information you want about my mother,
just let me know. I have some old picture of Grandma and Grandpa Hutton
which I have enlarged and copied. You may be interested in having copies.
I got them when my brother, Jimmy, died. Jimmy died in September, 1998.
Claudia is now living in Sacramento, CA, Teresa is in Mississippi, and I believe
Michael is dead, but no proof.
Also, I got copies of Grandpa and Grandma's death certificates, and Grandpa Hutton's
parents were John Hutton and Margaret Odem. Grandpa was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Grandma's parents are harder to find. Grandpa Brown was a Confederate, and according
to her death certificate, her mother's name was Barbara Kirtz, place of birther, just "Indiana."
I know they lived on a farm there. But, as I understand it, Grandma Hutton told me that when
he returned from the Civil War, his wife had died, and he apparently used to sit out on the porch
and see visions of her coming down the hill from the family cemetery, so he moved north to Indiana.
Not sure if he lived in Georgia (which Grandma said), or Alabama, which apparently Grandpa Tom told
my mother. Mother has it recorded in the Bible that Grandpa Hutton gave her in 1947 that Grandma
Hutton's mother's name was Anna Belle Brown. May she's the one that died, and Barbara Kirtz was the
I'm just now getting back to my research, as I just graduated from Barry University in Miami. I didn't
have time to spend until now.
My home address is 8383 Bonita Isle Drive, Lake Worth, FL 33467, (561)433-5866, and my e-mail address at
FAU is firstname.lastname@example.org
, and at home email@example.com
I know this is long, but I had so much to say. I'll send you copies of what I have also.
So good to hear from you.
Love, Shari (I've been called Shari for years!)