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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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|JimM||David Swan and Betty Edmondson Lewis|
Thanks for posting photos of David and Betty's markers
Added by JimM on Jul 05, 2015 6:23 AM
|KLB||Opal (Kennedy) Thomas at Bennett Cem|
Dear Deb, Thank you for the update on Opal. She was the last living child in that family. All the best, Lynne
Added by KLB on Jul 01, 2015 1:45 PM
|Pam Morton||RE: D.W and Charles Davidson|
The Lee's were my mothers parents. She is Doris Jeanette Lee and her parents were Mitchell and Doris Jones Lee.
The Davidsons were my fathers parents. My father is Charles D. Davidson (deceased) and his parents were D. W. (initials only) Davidson and Mary Maxine Jeter Davidson.
I still don't know how to link anything but it's ok. I haven't been on here in years obviously. To be honest...it hurts too much. I miss my grandparents...well, every day. They would all be great, great grandparents now and the little ones would have loved them.
Thank you so much for your helping me and the advice. I really appreciate it. God bless you and your family.
|Paul Minshew||RE: Billie Marie Minshew Wooley|
You are welcome. Thank you for your work with Find A Grave.
|Paul Minshew||Billie Marie Minshew Wooley|
Just heard from Jinnie that Billie's ashes will be given to family members to keep. There will also be a marker placed next to Carl Wooley's grave at Bluff Springs Cemetery some time later on after a private memorial service date TBD.
|wvy||S. M. Baugh|
Looks like they're not your line, or at least direct line. His wife's Yarbrough fam. came from AL...maybe his too, but I think she married in TX. There may some lateral kin someplace, and maybe not. I always say if they're nice people, I'll claim them...if not, then I don't know them! Manuel was a very nice man...I met him when I was much younger. His wife was my gm's sister.
Thanks for answering my question. wvy
Added by wvy on Jun 24, 2015 10:02 PM
|wvy||S. Manuel Baugh, TX|
Deb, noticed that "Baugh" was one of your names you research. Do you have the above man in your line? If so, his wife, Octa Lila is my relative. They are bur. in Frost Cem. Navarro Co. TX. Just tho't I'd ask. 6833774 (Manuel)
winnie vance yandell
Added by wvy on Jun 24, 2015 6:19 PM
|Rhoda Garrett Schmidt||RE: edits surname KING|
I did not even know about that tab.
Now I do!! :)
|Rhoda Garrett Schmidt||RE: Newsom Cemetery|
I've never been to Coffey cemetery. It's West of Mason. I've never been that far.
I did look up listings in Coffey Cemetery.
There are no Ritters listed.
I hope this helps.
|Celestina Coleman||RE: Lucy Mae (Brown) Thomas|
Yes, I can send you a copy of his dc. What is your email address?
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