From the Adams Times, May 4, 1928
Two more stones will soon mark the graves of civil war veterans lying in Adams county cemeteries. Those whose graves are thus to be marked are B. J. Thurston, who rests in Mount Repose west of Friendship, and Joseph Edmunds, who lies in the Plainville cemetery. The monuments were secured from the United States government through the activity of Dr. E. W. Lewis of Friendship, who is himself son of a civil war veteran now lying in Mount Repose.
B.J. Thurston was an unmarried man who made his home from time to time with various parties in and around Friendship. His first name was Byington and he was more commonly known as 'Charlie Byington,' than by the real name under which he enlisted and served as a soldier in
the civil war. He has been dead for several years, but his grave has not had any permanent marker hitherto.
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