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Holly Bonorden Jentsch (#48117861)
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Bio Photo My ancestry interests on my Dad's family are Germans: Bonorden and Knipling; on my Mom's family are Edwards and Vinson. My husbands family are Jentsch's, Kneuppers, Scheefs and Ruetters (all German families).

One of my goals is to 'connect' all the 'residents' of the Gause and surrounding cemeteries to their families buried there and elsewhere. I appreciate all the help I get from other FAG members with the connections and corrections, thank you!

Currently working on cemeteries in Milam, Burleson and Robertson Counties.

** I believe that those that have gone on, deserve to be known. This isn't about 'me' but about 'them'. All pictures are given freely to anyone to use but photo credit would be polite and greatly appreciated. Thanks!

I live in Southeastern Milam County near Gause, TX. I am happy to help with any cemetery locations near me.

**If you send me an email via the edit other and you don't hear from me then please use . I answer! If I don't, it means I didn't get it! Thanks ***

**I have no problem transferring pages outside the FAG guidelines but you MUST have an email address. I understand 'disabling' your messages on FAG but please send me a private message. ***

You was here but now You've gone,
You've left your name to carry on,
Written in stone or just pages in time;
There is no real death until you are forgotten,
So let those that read this remember you often.
***Forget You Not******

I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.

Author: Native American Prayer.
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RE: Re: Annie Jessie Kelly Needham Thomas
I'm not shadowing you, and I'm not the Find A Grave police. I find mistakes. That's all there is to it.
Added by Anonaman on Sep 26, 2016 12:23 PM
Blank Last Names
Per the FAQs, unreadable or unknown last names are to be entered as Unknown. Leaving the Last Name field blank renders the memorial unsearchable.

Also, punctuation such as ? to indicate uncertainty is not permitted. Again ... if an name is not readable, fill the name field with Unknown.
Added by Anonaman on Sep 25, 2016 11:38 PM
V Miller Photo
Thank you so much for the photo. It is very much appreciated. -- Teresa
Added by amtsunshine on Aug 14, 2016 4:22 PM
Richard Mayo
Henriette Rachel Rachui Kurtz
I deleted my memorial
Thank you for pointing the mistake out
Added by Richard Mayo on Aug 07, 2016 2:57 PM
Allie Nelson
Fletcher Edits
Please send proof regarding the edits you request.
Added by Allie Nelson on Jul 14, 2016 9:21 AM
Danny Grizzle
Lindsey / Lindsay
These families are probably related, but it may take DNA to prove it. We know the Lindsey family was literate. Some of them were school teachers in Milam County. And they left many beautifully written lestters. That said, nuances of spelling were not as significant to past generations as it is to us today. Lindsey is on my mom's side, but on my dad's I have closely related Veasey / Veazey relatives that are all the same family with the same great grandmother.

Thanks for getting back to me, and if you have any contacts, we would be thrilled to pursue connections. Our Lindsey family is so large, for 50 years our reunions have been 3 day events. This year we had people present from 8 states or so, from Alabama to California and almost everywhere in between, plus north to the Canadian border.

If we can make this happen in Milam County, we will probably call on people to prepare presentations. These should be very interesting to anyone related still living in Central Texas. We would love to meet them!
Added by Danny Grizzle on Jul 10, 2016 12:59 PM
Danny Grizzle
Thanks for your work in Milam County

This past Wednesday, I spent the day in Milam County along with a cousin from out of state. He has been a serious genealogist and family historian for 40+ years. I live in Longview, and he was in town tending to his parents, both now in their 90s. It was all we could do spend a few hours in Milam County on a day trip (500 miles).

Our great grandparents, Bill (William Jasper) and Mattie Lindsey, had 10 of their 16 children while living in Milam County. Bill's parents, James Monroe and Sarah Lindsey (Little River Baptist Church Cemetery), and his grandfather, William Lindsey (Port Sullivan Cemetery) are buried in Milam County.

Bill and Mattie lived out their lives in Upshur County. Their 16 children all had large families, producing 116 grandchildren for this couple. After Bill's death, Mattie was featured in newspapers worldwide in a Ripley's Believe It or Not feature, citing her for the largest number of descendants of anyone living, so far as could be determined.

Bill and Mattie's descendants have an active family organization and ongoing genealogy effort. We are anxious to be in contact with Lindsey relatives in Central Texas, others descended from the William Lindsey buried at Port Sullivan, which would include his son James Monroe Lindsey buried at Little River.

Besides the Lindsey surname, we know there were multiple marriages into families named Majors and Houston.

We have had little success dialing phone numbers out of the Cameron telephone book.

There is some talk of a chartered bus tour for our family into Milam County next year. We are hoping to be in touch with long lost relatives. Very few of the descendants of Bill and Mattie Lindsey have ever been to Milam County, so visiting the home of our grandparents and birthplace of many of their children would be wonderful.

Bill and Mattie Lindsey were share cropping in Milam County, and moved frequently. We are hoping someone there might help us identify other Lindsey descendants, and the places where the family has lived.

Sorry so long, but I was inspired by your biography expressing a hope to connect families with history there in Central Texas.
Added by Danny Grizzle on Jul 10, 2016 4:41 AM
Duplicate Memorial
I sent a request for deletion of the less detailed memorial. Not sure how there were two of them but, it's been a long while since I've been on Find A Grave to do anything. Thanks for the heads up!
Added by Tabu on Jun 30, 2016 8:41 PM
Michael Barton
Lemuel Fields Barton
I changed the cemetery location to 'unknown'. After all, there is no conformation that he is buried in Port Sullivan Cemetery. I did add that information to his memorial.
Thanks for the heads up on cemetery problem.
Added by Michael Barton on Jun 15, 2016 10:47 AM
Thank you!
Thanks for the picture of Albert D Stewart's headstone that shows the dates :D
Added by Cynwrigte on Jun 14, 2016 2:14 PM
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