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Ronald G. Hightower (#47064191)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 27 days
John Jackson 1875 - 1941
John Jackson was my Great Grandfather and I would like to thank you for taking the time to post a photo of his headstone. I've added it to my family tree. Again thank you so much for sharing this and other much needed valuable family information. Have a blessed day.

Added by Pam on Feb 17, 2014 12:59 PM

Amy Curry Scott
Marcus Irving Sr.
entry # 33862091
He was my great grandfather. He was the owner of Quick Service Taxi. Now know today as Reliable Cab Company in Huntsville, TX. The business is ran by his surviving children. Please connect his daughter to her parents. I tried but I cant. Her #81489648
Loraine Webber. Thanks so much.

Added by Amy Curry Scott on Jan 13, 2014 1:16 PM

Kenneth Johnson
John Wesley Sowells
Good afternoon Mr. Hightower. My name is Kenneth T Johnson. Thanks for posting this information. My grandmother is Inell Sowells Davis, daughter of John Wesley Sowells and sister to Asilee Hightower, Alice Hightower, Willie Lee Sowells(used to pick me up by the head as a kid, lol)and Marvin Sowells. My mother is Jewel Davis Johnson, and I have a identical twin brother, Keith T Johnson.

My grandmother passed in Feburary. Many of our Hightower cousins attended the funeral service. Additionally, I got the chance to meet a Lawrence Sowells (..whom stated his father was my grandmothers' uncle) which prompted me to further research the Sowells Family.
I am amazed to find soo much information regarding the Sowells's. God bless you and Kudos to you and the other contributors.

Kind Regards
Kenneth T Johnson

Added by Kenneth Johnson on Dec 25, 2013 8:41 PM

Sandra Bertram Meier
Your Cemetery Work in Walker County
Ronald, I just want to say what a pleasure it is to work with and update the wonderful information you have placed on Findagrave concerning the black cemeteries in Walker County, TX. I had to read ever obituary and got to know and understand lots of your family through the obits.

My sister and I love to photograph cemeteries and if you need a cemetery photographed just contact us. Keep up the good work.


Added by Sandra Bertram Meier on Sep 12, 2013 7:40 PM

Sapphire King
Eliza Ashley Curtis
Hi Ronald,

This is a wonderful thing that you guys are doing! I was wondering if you have had any contact with someone inquiring about Eliza (Ashley) Curtis or Ed B Curtis?

If so, I would really like to connect with them as Eliza is my 2nd great grand aunt.


Added by Sapphire King on Apr 07, 2013 1:06 PM

Cecil Vaden Jr.
RE: Hortense Spencer Rolling
I have posted the information you sent. Thanks,

Added by Cecil Vaden Jr. on Nov 15, 2012 7:06 AM

Marc Thayer, III
RE: Iona Crawford Burnett

Hi Ronald,

Thanks for the information on Iona Burnett's spouse.


Marc Thayer III

Added by Marc Thayer, III on Dec 13, 2011 10:46 AM

Cathy Neil Rakoczy
Fred L. Johnson #33909484
Hi Ron, great reunion. We've been going full steam ahead and found more info. Changes on Fred L. Johnson #33909484. Birth information on his headstone is incorrect. According to TX death certificate 60399 he was born Jan 17, 1903 and the Army has Jan 17, 1897. 1910 census has estimated birth year as 1898. He is a WWI veteran, being inducted at Huntsville on August 15, 1918. He was honorable discharged on Dec 20, 1918.

Added by Cathy Neil Rakoczy on Jul 31, 2011 2:37 PM

RE: Name change for Foster Cemetery
I didnt change the name I dont work for find a grave, I am merely a volunteer that took the pictures on a PHOTO REQUEST, find a grave know it alls and gurus are changing, deleting, merging cemeteries.

I was contacted they were deleting a cemetery a loved one of mine is buried in, evidently they have done got some crackhead know it all gurus that is going to fix everything there way or no way at all...

Added by David on Mar 12, 2011 6:07 AM

Amy Curry Scott
Rigsby,Curry,Irving, Owens Family
Thank you so much for all the work you do to connect families across the nation !!!! Please keep up the great work!! :) We truly do need you!!

Amy Curry Scott

Added by Amy Curry Scott on Mar 01, 2011 7:49 AM

Virginia Doudney Chastain
RE: Black Cemeteries in Walker County
Hi Ronald ... So happy to hear from you and know that you have ties to Walker County, TX. The cemetery books have been a wonderful project and I was privleged to work on the latest, the updated City Cemtery book, especially the section that included the prison cemeteries and history. I guess you know that three cemetery books are online on our Society website Unfortunately, I did not know Ruth Stubblefield personally but she was well respected and she did a tremendous job with a tough project. I guess you know that James Patton has retired. It's doubtful anybody will be able to fill his shoes. He was one in a million. Thanks again for the contact.

Added by Virginia Doudney Chastain on Feb 21, 2011 8:18 PM

Cathy Neil Rakoczy
Dorothy #33862448
Hi Ron, looks like Dorothy Spencer should be Dorothy Spivey b. Nov. 1, 1926 d. May 28,1944. We found the top part of the stone and cleaned it up so it's quite readable. The project is ongoing and headway is being made. Many of the stones are below the surface and we've had to dig our way to get the information and then return the dirt so futher damage doesn't occur.


Added by Cathy Neil Rakoczy on Feb 13, 2011 8:25 PM

Virginia Doudney Chastain
Black Cemeteries in Walker County
Hi Ronald, I read with interest your bio. I guess you know that there is also a Black Cemetery Book that Mrs. Stubblefield wrote and placed in our library in Huntsville. It may also be online at our genealogical society website
Virginia Doudney Chastain
Huntsville, TX

Added by Virginia Doudney Chastain on Jun 01, 2010 8:10 PM


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