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Deb (#46832182)
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Remember the Past ~ Imagine the Future

Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.

PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."

Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. I volunteer for Find A Grave in numerous counties. I volunteered previously for the Texas Tombstone Transcription Project. I also volunteer in the TXGenWeb Project. I do volunteer look-ups from resource material that I own on assorted Texas counties, however the primary counties are: Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties. My main county of (personal) interest is my birth county of Llano. If anyone has questions pertaining to Angelina Co cemeteries, or the info you've found listed about them here on Find A Grave, you may contact me. There may be cemeteries listed from time to time as being here in Angelina Co that actually are not here. Others may have been duplicated under "aka" names. And others not yet posted.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them. You cannot "find a grave" if you don't know where its at.

* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos (I've only posted a few obit photos in the past but have ceased doing so completely). IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)

About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)

ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, email me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.

ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!

Family names of personal interest to me are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families. The Honey Creek Cemetery (aka Coursey Cemetery by the old timers) in Llano Co is the resting place for many of my direct family lines. Others are in Bell and Williamson counties.

Other surnames of interest via marital lines are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them. If you have family history from any of these similar family lines feel free to contact me.
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Doug McBroom
RE: Tombstone Robert Toombs MAY Jr
yes ma'am, memorial is perfect. Many thanks from the MAY cousins. Doug McBroom, Aurora CO
Added by Doug McBroom on Apr 26, 2015 6:50 PM
Doug McBroom
Tombstone Robert Toombs MAY Jr
Deb, would you please correct the memorial for Robert Toombs MAY Jr? The memorial starts with a bio on an "LOWE" individual, so someone probably just pasted in the wrong bio. The obituary is correct. The Find A Grave Memorial number is 10608065. Many thanks. Doug McBroom (MAY Family)
Added by Doug McBroom on Apr 26, 2015 6:30 PM
Corinne (Hahne) Havens
RE: Mark Allen Asher
Thank you for the transfer and leaving the kind note on Mark’s memorial.
Added by Corinne (Hahne) Havens on Apr 24, 2015 11:42 PM
Ellen Locker Tomlinson
RE: Bobby Pierce
Thank you Deb, I really didn't know what to do about all of the other ones. Ellen
Added by Ellen Locker Tomlinson on Apr 22, 2015 8:56 AM
Robert Abney
RE: South Carolina ancestor
Send me a note to and will keep it off the Find A Grave site.
Added by Robert Abney on Apr 21, 2015 5:16 PM
Robert Abney
RE: # 145177417 Albert Ross Moore
I need help with a South Carolina ancestor. Can you help?
Added by Robert Abney on Apr 21, 2015 3:40 PM
Robert Abney
RE: # 145177417 Albert Ross Moore
You are amazing. Could I hire you to research another family member? Robert
Added by Robert Abney on Apr 21, 2015 3:12 PM
gary vardeman
RE: Vardeman
I do not have any information on Tom's burial.

I don't know if this will help. What I have is; Tom is Tom Louis (Tommie} Vardeman (b) Jan 18 1915 Angelina Co, TX, (d) apr 21 1993 Angelina Co, TX.
Added by gary vardeman on Apr 19, 2015 1:28 AM
RE: Red(d) links
You are so correct that they are a confusing bunch.

Ansel M. Redd, Sr was born about 1815 South Carolina and died before the 1880 census. He had about 7 children with his first wife who died around 1852. {One of those children was Ansel Jr born about 1846}. He then re-married within a year of his first wife's death and had about 9 children with his second wife who is my 4th great grandmother.

Truly a lot of the siblings are old enough to be parents to each other.

Again, I appreciate your help in fixing my mistake!
Added by D McK S on Apr 18, 2015 5:16 PM
Robert Abney
RE: # 145177417 Albert Ross Moore
The Albert Moore in California dates do not match with my dates nor his siblings. So this is not my Albert. He is still lost. Thanks again for your work and help.
Added by Robert Abney on Apr 18, 2015 5:10 PM
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