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John Vincent "VINCE" Powers (#47110613)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 9 days
Pvt Robert Henry Madden
Hi John, Thank you for the merged two Memorial's on Pvt. Robert Henry Madden. I have some clues on his mother Esther as her name continues to be used into the 1900's. She must have touched the families greatly. When I get more valid proof of Esther maiden name, I will share with you. Thank you greatly for all that you do to honor each Person individually on their Memorial's. You are a blessing to Find A Grave. Carolyn

Added by CM on Jul 22, 2014 3:48 PM

Charolette Gould Lathers Brown
Lieut. Abraham COLE #128607483
From Find A Grave Sponsor #48133744

Hi John,

Thank you for finding my grandfather, Abraham COLE's grave site :) I would love to manage his memorial; but it looks like he may also be your grandfather.

I hope you don't mind me asking anyhow :)

Some important questions:

Did you actually see his inscribed tombstone? Or was the information taken from your sited source?

My records show our surname spelled COALE/COAL. I am thinking the compiler of your source book compiled all the spellings under COLE aka COLE/COALE/COAL.

Which of his children do you descend from and do you know if our grandmother is also buried there?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Added by Charolette Gould Lathers ... on Jul 20, 2014 3:53 PM

Margie Montag
Old Lancaster Burial Ground
I have pursued your photo request. The Old Lancaster Burial Ground no longer exists as a cemetery. Many of the people interred there were moved to Forest Rose Cemetery or Elmwood Cemetery. Some families relocated loved ones' remains to other cemeteries in and out of state. Unfortunately, I am unable to verify that your relative was re-interred at Forest Rose or at Elmwood using cemetery readings of the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Please contact FCCOGS at for more information.

Added by Margie Montag on Jul 18, 2014 12:08 PM

Margie Montag
Old City Burial Ground
The old City (Lancaster) Burial Ground/Old Methodist Cemetery no longer exists. In 1907, the remains were to be moved. Many were moved to Elmwood or Forest Rose Cemeteries in Lancaster. Contact the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society for more information.

Added by Margie Montag on Jul 11, 2014 11:50 AM

Benjamin D Parks
FYI, I found the grave site of Capt. Benjamin D. Parks in Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, VA and posted the photo I took to his VA memorial page (56955826) as well as to his Iowa memorial page (11223844).

Added by JT on Jul 08, 2014 5:11 AM

Pvt Robert H Madden
Hello, i was not aware he had two Memorial's. I have done his bio. If I knew he had 2, then they should be merged, correct?
The other Contributor, is inactive, I did request his Memorial be transferred to me. I apologize for my oversight, did not notice there were two. Suggestions on what I need to do on the other Memorial? Thank You.

Added by CM on Jul 01, 2014 3:36 PM

Linda Oelze S
82785962 William Harrison Taul
Hi - thanks for all the work you do on behalf of Veterans of all wars.

With regard to the subject who is my 1st cousin 3x removed. You have listed him as Killed in Action - yet the U.S. Registers of Deaths of Volunteers 1861-1865 lists his death as chr diarrhoea. (chronic diarrhea). While no doubt it was contracted during his time of battle.

Added by Linda Oelze S on May 28, 2014 11:51 AM

75th OH Inf - Meek
Hey Vince - I found one that you might want to add to your virtual cemetery. Hope all is well - Jim

Find A Grave Memorial# 108736120

Added by Jim on May 14, 2014 8:12 PM

Brian Knoff
Connection Request

My connection to the General is through Rev. Robert Sailee James, the father of both Jesse Woodson James (famous outlaw) and grandmother of the General and Jesse's sister, Susan Lavenia James. My overall connection comes from the Woodson-Fikes-Blassingame line.

Added by Brian Knoff on May 09, 2014 5:05 AM

Memorial #55119129 - Corp. Hibbard
Hey Vince - wanted to give you a heads up on this one. I found his veteran's marker in Alexander Cemetery (Athens County, OH) which is over 10 miles away from Nye Cemetery. There IS a space behind his marker that looks like someone's buried there - not sure what to make of it but wanted you to know.

Added by Jim on May 02, 2014 11:10 PM

Martha R. Stephenson
James Edgar HontsHontz
James is the twin of sister Nancy Eveline Honts. He decided to use the old spelling of the family name, changing HONTS to HONTZ.
I also noticed that the birth date on the biography was put in wrong. Nancy and James was born on 27 Nov 1942, not 1845.
Thank you for doing such a good job.
Marty Stephenson--Chioc, CA

Added by Martha R. Stephenson on Apr 24, 2014 5:31 PM

This is the original memorial for James Hopwood Rinehart, MD for the same cemetery. I added my photos to the original one and thought you should know :-)

Created by: In Memory
Record added: Aug 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41007470

Aylear Cemetery AKA Ayler, Alear, and Lear
Anderson Road
Logan County
Oklahoma USA
Postal Code: 73044

Added by J_A_nyce on Apr 11, 2014 5:11 PM

Dwayne Holtzclaw
Jesse James uncle George Hites family.
I am looking for variations of spelling, such as Hitt. Are Hitt/Hite, the same family? Miriam Hitt is a 4thg-grandmother of mine. Granddaughter of 1714, immigrant to Virginia, Peter Hitt.

Added by Dwayne Holtzclaw on Apr 08, 2014 1:06 PM

Charlotte Faris
Lafayette Faris
Hi Vince,
I can't thank you enough for the invaluable work you are doing. Lafayette Faris is my great grandfather. I added pictures of him but thank you for finding the grave.

Added by Charlotte Faris on Apr 07, 2014 1:17 PM

C A Brasier
Hey Vince! Question for u about CA. Where did u find him? A friend and i probed the entire cemetery and never found his stone. We found 15 other Brasiers but not him. I also have not been able to find anything about him at all. There is a lot of info on John Brasier who was in the 75th OVI and his family. I cant even find a mention of C. A. Brasier on the official roster list of the 75th that i have. I would love to hear anything u have about him. And also any info u had on him being buried in Antioch cemetery in Preble County Ohio. And i also find it odd that he has the exact birthdate of John. I thought that they mightve been twins but all info i have on that family states that John was the only child that survived to adulthood. The stones at the cemetery back it up. Cant wait to hear from u! Im very interested to hear ur info! P. S. I added a photo to John Brasiers memorial. We dug out the other half of his headstone and took a photo of the whole thing. Its definitly worth seeing.

Added by Historybuff on Apr 02, 2014 2:59 PM

Ayler/Lear/Alear Cemetery

Added by J_A_nyce on Mar 31, 2014 4:42 PM

Dr. James Hopwood Rinehart
I certainly understand and am happy to have your 75th OH service personnel all together!!! Thanks so very much!

Added by J_A_nyce on Mar 31, 2014 4:14 PM

D. L. Lee
Edits for A. M. Key, Barton Cemetery

The source of the edits I entered for A. (Albert) M. Key was "Headstone provided for deceased Union Civil War Veterans.

The cemetery was simply listed as Leitchfield, Ky, but "Ky Batty" was listed as his company on the application.

Added by D. L. Lee on Mar 23, 2014 3:11 PM

Dr. Charles D. Camp
Hi! Regarding your photo request, can you please contact the cemetery and obtain the Section, Lot, and Grave Number information, and then post it to your request? Please also ask if there is a grave marker and add that information to your photo request and/or memorial. The Find A Grave FAQs state the photo requestor is responsible to provide this information.

Elmwood Cemetery: (708) 453-0273

This cemetery provides extremely limited assistance to photo volunteers with finding a grave's location. Last year I was able to fulfill almost 200 photo requests at Elmwood through this process. Because the lots in this cemetery are poorly marked, almost no one else ever photographs here. I have only had success here because I have spent literally weeks at a time to learn the intricacies of the layout of this cemetery.

Thank you for helping me to help you.


Added by Ace on Mar 20, 2014 4:07 PM

Rob M
John Graves
Cave Hill does not have a listing for John Graves, buried in 1903. Could it be John Otho Graves, buried 1902?

Added by Rob M on Mar 10, 2014 3:23 PM

Sally Woolley
John Patton
Hi: I was looking for photo requests in Centre Co, PA, and saw yours for John Patton. Is he the Revolutionary war patriot buried in the Old Pine Mills Cemetery? Here is the link: Also the cemetery has a marker with his name on it. Happy Hunting!

Added by Sally Woolley on Mar 05, 2014 1:34 PM

priscilla ross-fox
Emerson Powers parents
His father:

His mother:

I am also related to the Powers buried in Wauconda.
By any chance would you happen to have a copy of a book which included Co. B 96th IL Infantry?
That's not the entire name but I forget now what else was included in the name.
It's out of print. I contacted the publisher who gave me his information. I sent a letter years ago but it was never answered.
I think the author's name was Paul Evans.

Added by priscilla ross-fox on Jan 28, 2014 8:20 AM

priscilla ross-fox
Emerson Powers
Your place of burial is correct. I don't know of a cemetery at Elgin State and the headstone issued for him states Bluff City Cemetery.

I had a date of birth but can't find it now. Will give you his parents numbers ASAP.

Added by priscilla ross-fox on Jan 28, 2014 8:06 AM

Laura Mattingly
Duckers in Red Cloud
Chronicling America has the Red Cloud Chief in its digital collection If you're looking for people before 1922, you can search there for obits or news articles.

Added by Laura Mattingly on Dec 30, 2013 5:55 PM

Joyce Thompson-Hovey
James W. Wheeler
I am trying to find out if this is the same James William Wheeler in my family genealogy. But mine was born 1836 in Pa. To Wilhelm Van Lude Wheeler. He served in the 55 th Va. Infantry I think. But he was married to Virginia Lewis in 1882. But died in 1916. Trying to find out accurate info.

Added by Joyce Thompson-Hovey on Dec 24, 2013 9:33 AM


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