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Nancy E Brown (#46822811)
 member for 10 years, 8 months, 1 day
Grave of Johnny S Serna (Jun. 5, 1941 - Sep. 19, 2003)
Hi Nancy, there is a photo request for this grave at the Reserve NM cemetery of St Francis. Since you have recorded most of those from that cemetery would you be able tell me anything about this one? I may be in that area later this month and would be happyy to take a photo but did not want to spend hours looking for it if you think you have already covered this cemetery completed, and this grave might not be marked? Thanks much, Lita 24 Sep 16

Added by Lita on Sep 24, 2016 3:01 PM

Wilbon Davis
Levi Davis
Levi was a brother of my grandfather, James Robert Davis.

The description of Levi's life on the memorial page is accurate except for his death.

Levi was one of a single company of Rangers (10 privates, one sergeant, one captain) stationed in San Benito tasked with controlling all the banditry, other crime, and violence spilling over from the Mexican Revolution occurring just across the border. The Rangers were in conditions not all that different from our soldiers in modern day guerrilla conflicts. I am convinced he suffered from what we would now call PTSD.

At one point, Levi was an undercover agent involved in breaking up gambling rings in Galveston. I suspect the futility of his efforts in the face of political opposition and his worsening mental problems led to his resignation.

A couple of years ago just before he died, an uncle recalled Levi visiting my grandfather from time to time. He couldn't bear sleeping inside and slept in the barn or under the stars. He was committed to the mental institution in San Antonio multiple times but "would be back home before the person who took him."

In November of 1920, Levi was found with his throat slashed in a field outside Marion, about 20 miles east of San Antonio. My uncle recalled him being buried by a creek not far from a church but he was a small child and his memory wasn't too reliable.

I have found no death certificate and no records of whether his death was suicide or murder.

The Texas Ranger Museum also has his death year as 1940 and may be the source of the erroneous information.

-Wilbon Davis

Added by Wilbon Davis on Aug 25, 2016 8:58 PM

Nancy Brown
Taylor/Newsome Family
I was looking at my grandmother's listing (Leta Belle Taylor Huebner) on Find-A-Grave and saw your name. I have submitted many listings also and thought perhaps I had entered my name incorrectly on this one. You see, my name is Nancy H. Brown! I was reading some of the comments people had left on your page, and noticed one mentioned the work you had done on the Taylor and Newsome families. I would be most interested to learn what you've found. George Washington Taylor and Temperance Ann Newsome Taylor are my gr-gr-grandparents. I have just recently located their burial place on the old family farm in Colorado County, TX.I am trying to trace their families back in GA and SC, but haven't yielded much except a likely sibling to Temperance, which would give me her father's name as Amos Taylor. I have the Taylor family Bible, hence all of the children's names. I'd love to know what you've found!
Nancy H. Brown
College Station, Texas

Added by Nancy Brown on Aug 18, 2016 9:10 AM

Marretta Grace Adams
Thomas Jourdan 'Tom' Adams
Nancy, He's in Hebbronville. This lady put him online: 165298540. Yours is much better.

Added by Marretta Grace Adams on Aug 02, 2016 7:20 PM

Rebecca Lee McClary Powell
Susan and Annie and Richard
Hi. I went to the whitfield county library yesterday and found nothing. However, I used my local library's ancestry, and found susan in tthecity's directories from 1881 to 1890. Annie gamble was there in 1884 and 1888, and Mrs Annie k burns in 1894. I can't find the burns children's father anywhere. Almost all of their stuff says they were born in ten. Wonder if Annie went to Alabama with their father (what do you have that has Richard on it?) and came to her mom to have help with delivery?

Added by Rebecca Lee McClary Powel... on Jul 17, 2016 2:53 PM

Charles Blair Burwell
I did want to correct one thing I noticed. Charles Blair Burwell was a 3rd. His father was Charles Blair Burwell (Find A Grave Memorial# 44179882)not charles E. Burwell

Thanks again,

Added by HB_Howell on Jul 16, 2016 1:57 AM

Charles Blair Burwell
Charles Blair Burwell (1897 - 1964) had 1 daughter, Mary Eleanor Burwell (Dec 28, 1933 - Dec 16, 2000) I am her oldest son.
My Grandfather was not buried. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered over the Laureles Division of the King Ranch.

His wife Pauline Jobson Burwell is burried in Corpus Christi. My Mother was buried near her.

Thank you so much for creating a memorial for my grandfather.


Added by HB_Howell on Jul 16, 2016 1:36 AM

Grave Maven
I was just saying that the original memorial was posted five years before you added yours in the same cemetery. That is what the edit process is for, isn't it? You could have added all the wonderful info that you have to the existing memorial. Thanks, Karen

Added by Grave Maven on Jun 08, 2016 9:00 PM

More Browns
Nancy, I added several more Browns to the Marfa Cemetery, not sure if they are related.

Added by sjsa18 on Apr 09, 2016 9:51 AM

RE: George Calvin Brown
Your welcome.

Added by sjsa18 on Apr 07, 2016 4:44 PM

darla halley
Taylor Family
I really have enjoyed reading your family history written for George Washington and Temperence Ann (Newsome) Taylor.I have requested lots of links for the family.

Taking a break today and going with my daughter to get her pictures done in her wedding dress.May wedding coming up.

When I return hopefully I'll get some more work done on the Huebner and Taylor families in Fayette and Colorado Counties.I work a lot on find a grave in those areas.

darla halley

Added by darla halley on Apr 06, 2016 9:23 AM

Michelle & Ricky
William Thomas "Willie" Cone
I Just wanted to let you know that the note on William Thomas "Willie" Cone's memorial (Memorial# 130918875) is incorrect. There is a headstone for him & I just posted a photo of it.

Michelle & Ricky

Added by Michelle & Ricky on Mar 27, 2016 1:16 AM

Nelson Patterson
James Patterson
James Patterson
I have read your memorials for James Patterson and Ermeline McCorkle. I found the information very helpful but I noticed two apparent discrepancies in dates.
1.James Patterson is shown as arriving in Philadelphia in 1802. Should that be 1702?
2. In the James memorial, he marries Ermeline McCorkle in 1738. In the Ermeline memorial, she is born in 1730 and marries James in 1760 (James would have been 61 yrs old).
Could you please clarify these dates for me.
Nelson Patterson

Added by Nelson Patterson on Feb 20, 2016 1:09 PM

RE: Oscar Franklin Gustafson
Yes, I was surprised at the quantity of Oscar Gustafsons ... I was looking for the biological father of Selma Charlotte Gustafson who's step=father was a HILLMER/HILMER ... I will keep looking.

Added by LadyBonita on Dec 29, 2015 8:45 PM

Jill Nelson
joseph cecil bean 1874-1947
I found obit if you want to add to site and it shows cemetery he's buried in

Added by Jill Nelson on Dec 02, 2015 11:05 AM

Amanda Palomino
Merejaldo grijava
Hello. My name is Amanda palomino.I live in of Modesto.
I found this page by my mother francisca grijava Flores.
My grandmother is francisca .
Merejildo grijava. Was my grandmother's uncle.
Merejildo passed the land to his brother my great grandfather. He passed it to my grandmother. Which she sighed it over to merejildo sisters.(her aunts.).
It is awesome to see his picture . And know he was a great man.
My grandmother had many children.
Has lots of grandchildren. She is alive today age 93.

Added by Amanda Palomino on Nov 13, 2015 11:27 AM

Suzy & Rob
RE: Gene Kinmore: Kenmore
Looks great! Thanks!

Added by Suzy & Rob on Oct 13, 2015 10:15 AM

Holly Gilmore
For more information re: T.F. Benge
For more detailed information re: T.F. Benge, I have sent you a private email. Thank you.

Added by Holly Gilmore on Sep 23, 2015 9:38 AM

Holly Gilmore
Ooops, 63066658
63066658 is the correct number. I left some numbers out, sorry.

Added by Holly Gilmore on Sep 23, 2015 9:35 AM

Holly Gilmore
RE: T. F. Benge
6066658 is the duplicate memorial under the name Tom Benge. I do not manage it. I just found it.

Added by Holly Gilmore on Sep 23, 2015 9:34 AM

Holly Gilmore
RE: T. F. Benge
I'm sorry, I thought that I did put the findagrave memorial number in the subject line. I will get it for you. 63066658

Added by Holly Gilmore on Sep 23, 2015 9:02 AM

Holly Gilmore
T. F. Benge
See duplicate Findagrave memorial for Tom Benge # 63066658. Bob Miller who is mentioned in the article was found not guilty of murder and continued as sheriff of Concho County, 1921 to 1927.

Added by Holly Gilmore on Sep 22, 2015 9:01 PM

Mark Lilly
Mart Penrod
Hi Nancy, I am Mark Lilly, My Father is Max Lilly, my Mother is Freda Penrod Lilly.
Thank you so much for all your work on our family history, I would have never known the story about Charlie Brown, my great granddad on my moms side of the family.
I would love any other information or stories about Charlie Brown.
Thank you.
Mark Lilly.

Added by Mark Lilly on Sep 12, 2015 2:37 PM

Northern Pike
RE: Amasa Reynolds
My apologies. I have not been on my computer since then, so didn't have a chance to. Thank you for adding the photo to Amasa's wife's memorial as well.

Added by Northern Pike on Aug 27, 2015 10:22 AM

Northern Pike
RE: Amasa Reynolds
Hi. Thanks for getting back. Let me tell you a little trick... Click on the photo on the memorial to enlarge it. Then right click on the photo, select 'Save Image As'. Then save it to a folder, or your desktop, or wherever so that you remember where it is.

Then go back out and add the photo to Betty's memorial.

Hope this helps! Saves a lot of time and energy!

Added by Northern Pike on Aug 26, 2015 3:37 PM


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