I have really appreciated how much information is found on http://www.findagrave.com/ I will use an ancestor Erastus Freeman Bingham as an example. Rhonda Holton has contributed photos and information that appears on over 7,000 grave sites. I don't even know if she is a relative, but she is the administator of Erastus's find a grave memorial. Be it Rhonda or some other, the information on find a grave for Erastus and many others is a quite a find.
Erastus was president of the 38th Quorum of Seventies. In 1858, having served in the Mormon Battalion and then in state militia, Erastus was called to serve again, with the rank of Major, in the Echo Canyon campaign against Johnston's Army.