Chambersburg man finds grave of ances...

Chambersburg man finds grave of ancestor, a Civil War veteran

There are 17 comments on the Public Opinion story from Apr 5, 2008, titled Chambersburg man finds grave of ancestor, a Civil War veteran. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

After years of searching, a Chambersburg man has located the lost gravesite of his great-great-uncle, Lt.

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okraboye

Aspers, PA

#1 Apr 6, 2008
I wonder if Union cemetary would let me dig up all the civil and revolutionary vets from my family lol be digging the whole place up.
James P Wible

Pottstown, PA

#2 Apr 8, 2008
Ephraim Foster Anderson was my 2nd. greatuncle
WAYNE

Landisburg, PA

#4 Apr 8, 2008
ANSWER ME THIS! IS IT LEGAL TO USE A METAL DETECTOR
ON GRAVE SITES OR DO YOU HAVE TO GO GET A PERMIT!
curious

Canada

#5 Apr 14, 2008
The article said Marvin Anderson is a descendant of Lt. Col. Ephraim Anderson. Yet Ephraim never married. How did Marvin prove he was a descendant? Or was he just kin?
Delores C Jones

Mardela Springs, MD

#6 Apr 15, 2008
I am researching the "HURD" line and find this information helps encourage me to keep on. It is so frustrating at times and news like this seems to give more incentive to keep searching .
Thank you for printing the story.
George Salley

United States

#7 Apr 15, 2008
Just curious. Did they find any inscription, indicating whose remains were there?
copy editrix

San Jose, CA

#8 Apr 15, 2008
Ummm ... his great-grandmother's uncle would actually be his great-great-GREAT uncle. Three greats. A minor point, yes, but not to genealogy buffs.:)
Great story, though!
Nov Shmoz Ka Pop

Fair Oaks, CA

#9 Apr 20, 2008
Vuntz I had a kendy store
bizniss vas so bad
I asked mein vife vat to do
and dis is vat she said:
Take yourself some kerosene
Pour it on de floor
Take a match
Give a scratch
No more kendy store, HEY!
Nov Shmoz Ka Pop

Fair Oaks, CA

#10 Apr 20, 2008
WAYNE wrote:
ANSWER ME THIS! IS IT LEGAL TO USE A METAL DETECTOR
ON GRAVE SITES OR DO YOU HAVE TO GO GET A PERMIT!
Only if you had a metal ancestor. For example, if your grandpa was a robot, it would be fine. If your grandma had significant metal parts, a hip replacement, or a replacement that wasn't quite so hip, might be ok, too.
Nov Shmoz Ka Pop

Fair Oaks, CA

#11 Apr 20, 2008
curious wrote:
The article said Marvin Anderson is a descendant of Lt. Col. Ephraim Anderson. Yet Ephraim never married. How did Marvin prove he was a descendant? Or was he just kin?
Ephraim didn't practice with his sax safely. He had unsafe sax. So he didn't marry the ladies he played sax with.
David Cheslock

Landisburg, PA

#12 Jun 23, 2008
okraboye wrote:
I wonder if Union cemetary would let me dig up all the civil and revolutionary vets from my family lol be digging the whole place up.
This comment is so stupid that it do not deserve an answer.
David Cheslock

Landisburg, PA

#13 Jun 23, 2008
copy editrix wrote:
Ummm ... his great-grandmother's uncle would actually be his great-great-GREAT uncle. Three greats. A minor point, yes, but not to genealogy buffs.:)
Great story, though!
The newspaper was given the correct information, but they failed to report it correctly.
David Cheslock

Landisburg, PA

#14 Jun 23, 2008
curious wrote:
The article said Marvin Anderson is a descendant of Lt. Col. Ephraim Anderson. Yet Ephraim never married. How did Marvin prove he was a descendant? Or was he just kin?
Newspapers don't always get it right, do they? The newspaper was told the correct information, but they did not report it accurately.
David Cheslock

Landisburg, PA

#15 Jun 23, 2008
Nov Shmoz Ka Pop wrote:
<quoted text>
Ephraim didn't practice with his sax safely. He had unsafe sax. So he didn't marry the ladies he played sax with.
Colonel Ephraim F. Anderson deserves a lot more respect. This is an insensitive and cruel statement by someone who really doesn't get it.
Flesticle5Squubn y

Sacramento, CA

#16 Sep 27, 2016
David Cheslock wrote:
<quoted text> This comment is so stupid that it do not deserve an answer.
It is totally unfair to say the comment was too stupid. Only Donald Trump's comments are allowed to be called too stupid. Plus, of course, the people who want to vote for that fatuous smug non-tax paying idiot.
Flesticle5Squubn y

Sacramento, CA

#17 Sep 27, 2016
David Cheslock wrote:
<quoted text>Colonel Ephraim F. Anderson deserves a lot more respect. This is an insensitive and cruel statement by someone who really doesn't get it.
Oh, David, my old buddy, you need to 1. get a life; 2. get a sense of humor; 3. Remember that Ephraim F. Anderson was a crypto-Jew who had trained to be a rabbi and a sniper at the same school in West Wokkington Falls, Tennessee.
Flesticle5Squubn y

Sacramento, CA

#18 Sep 27, 2016
Nov Shmoz Ka Pop wrote:
<quoted text>
Ephraim didn't practice with his sax safely. He had unsafe sax. So he didn't marry the ladies he played sax with.
"Colonel" Ephraim was transgender before it became popular. He (she) had sax with many partners and then "he" gave birth to twin boys, named Thing One and Thing Two, thus providing Dr. Seuss with ideas for many books.

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