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couchpotato (#46553367)
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Bio Photo I have always taken an interest in history and genealogy which I inherited from my gr-grandfather Porter Matteson. I find this site helps me to help others find their loved ones, even if they can't actually visit the graves. I enjoy helping with this mission. My goal is to eventually have most of the tombstones in McLennan County, Texas online for everyone to see.
I am willing to do some research if needed in McLennan and Falls County.
***Please use the Suggest a Correction for transfer requests or corrections. I will not do "all surname" searches or transfers. If you ask for a transfer please include your relationship to the memorial and your contributor ID. ***
If you have a problem with something I posted, please email me or click on suggest a correction instead of posting it on my contributor page. I will address the issue as quick as I possibly can.

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Would it be possible to transfer management of three memorials to me? They are my grandparents and my mother's infant sister:
Homer Clyde Gant
Find A Grave Memorial# 9279371
Beulah E Campbell
Find A Grave Memorial# 14059869
Infant Daughter Gant
Find A Grave Memorial# 7026769

Carla (#47207607)
Added by Carla on Dec 02, 2016 2:40 PM
Jay Black
Find A Grave Memorial# 95849442
Sorry I forgot to leave the memorial number
Howard Wayne Hartpence # 95849442
Added by Jay Black on Dec 01, 2016 3:35 PM
Jay Black
Howard Wayne Hartpence
Howard Wayne Hartpence
could we have this account transfereed to me. This is my father-in-law
Added by Jay Black on Dec 01, 2016 3:28 PM
Joe Eckols
21745929 - Pitman
I have submitted an edit with the date of death. Thanks, joe
Added by Joe Eckols on Nov 12, 2016 2:36 PM
memorial 24705048, William Leonard "Arnelius" Sanders
The email for 'Couchpotato' appears to no longer be valid. I am trying to make contact concerning the subject memorial, to find the source for the name, as I have been unable to definitively identify Arnelius as William Leonard. I'd appreciate any help that may be available. My name is Don Prentice, my email is:
Added by Don on Nov 06, 2016 12:41 AM
William P. Fisher
William P. Fisher, buried in Leuders Cemetery is not the father of Walter Coke Fisher (my grandfather). Please remove Walter Coke from the list of his children. Walter Coke Fisher is the son of William Poe Fisher, who is buried in Duren Cemetery in Mills County. Thank You.
Added by Anonymous on Nov 03, 2016 10:41 PM
Bethany Figueroa
James & Louise Brown
Thank you for posting the photo for James. Could you also please add it to Louise's memorial page?
Jim Brown 140236097
Louise Brown 71068636

Added by Bethany Figueroa on Nov 03, 2016 8:02 PM
Steve Lawless
Misc. info
You may already know that you can transfer your memorials to Findagrave by typing in ID 8.

I have done that for mine as I am getting up in age.
Added by Steve Lawless on Nov 03, 2016 9:48 AM
Mem. #107132583
Thank you so much for taking this photo; they are my great aunt and great uncle :)
Added by RLM on Oct 18, 2016 5:16 PM
Ella Harper
1860 United States Federal Census

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Name E J Chambers
Age 3
Birth Year abt 1857
Gender Female
Birth Place North Carolina
Home in 1860 Montgomery, Texas
Post Office Montgomery
Family Number 205
Household Members
Name Age
E C Chambers 29
A J Chambers 23
F B Chambers 5
A E Chambers 3
E J Chambers 3

1870 United States Federal Census

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Name Ella J Arnold
Age in 1870 13
Birth Year abt 1857
Birthplace North Carolina
Home in 1870 Montgomery, Montgomery, Texas
Race White
Gender Female
Post Office Danville
Household Members
Name Age
Ed C Chambers 37
Anna Chambers 53
Frederick Chambers 15
Charles Arnold 60
Alice P Arnold 13
Ella J Arnold 13
Mollie Arnold 8
Edward C Arnold 6
Anna Arnold 3
William Arnold 1

There is an error in the 1870 census. The page breaks just after Charles Arnold. Charles Arnold is a black man working as farm labor for Ed. C. Chambers, Justice of the Peace. The white children on the following page in Ed's house are all listed with Mr. Arnolds name rather than Mr. Chambers.

22 Sep 1878 Limestone Co, TX
Ella J. Chambers
Ella J. Chambers


1880 United States Federal Census

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Name Ella Harper
Age 22
Birth Year abt 1858
Birthplace North Carolina
Home in 1880 Thornton, Limestone, Texas
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Wife
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Thomas Harper
Father's Birthplace North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace North Carolina
Occupation Keeping House
Household Members
Name Age
Thomas Harper 35
Ella Harper 22
Thomas Harper 8
Jesse Harper 6
Daisy Harper 4
Franklin Harper 10m

Ed C Chambers
Ed C Chambers

Anna J Campbell
Anna J Campbell


Spouse & Children

Thomas Clay Harper
Thomas Clay Harper

Franklin William Harper 18791955

Find A Grave Memorial# 58270564
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