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Donna Ellison (#47151523)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 11 days
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One day when I had young children still at home and I was visiting with my mother, I got out a piece of paper and began asking her who her family was. I got her mother's maiden name and her grandmother's maiden name. About the time my daughter got married and I got a computer I started my search for my roots. I had very little to go on but after 12 years of research I now have info. that goes back about 20 generations on her side. The family I knew the least about, I now know the most about.
I'm so glad I sat down with her and a piece of paper.
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J Martin Graham
RE: Wallers at Prairie Lea
Donna Ellison,

in regards to Edward P Waller

if you are referring to Edward P Waller (Sr.)1851-1906 then yes...his father is Roberson Waller

Added by J Martin Graham on Apr 16, 2014 7:02 AM
Andy Baker
R. Waller
I'd like to add a little bit more on this memorial. From the photo it looks like there aren't any dates or anything more, but how big is the fenced enclosure? Is it an adult grave or is it child-sized?

Added by Andy Baker on Apr 15, 2014 6:48 AM
Andy Baker
RE: Waller Cem. in Texas
Ahh. They've changed the style of the cemetery pages, so the it has a map tab instead of in an inset on the main page. I wasn't aware of that, so I didn't think there was a map at all. *Sigh*.

I added a rough description of where it is, and added the link to your profile page.

Thanks again for all your help!
Andy Baker
Added by Andy Baker on Apr 15, 2014 6:38 AM
Barbara Crossler
RE: Waller Cem. near Staples, Tx
No, you keep for now. Thanks for your help.

Added by Barbara Crossler on Apr 14, 2014 2:06 PM
Andy Baker
RE: Waller Cem. in Texas

Thanks for the update. I did get the edits you sent for Eldred Hudgens. The way the "new" edit system works is that suggested edits show up under the "Edits" tab on a Find-A-Grave member's profile page. They have the opportunity to accept (which I did for Eldred) or reject the edits. From my experience, if a user doesn't act on them for whatever reason (doesn't know about the "Edits" tab, isn't active, etc.), after about two weeks or so Find A Grave implements them automatically. I think you could still probably send in a manual, old-fashioned edit request if you like, good in those especially complicated situations.

I saw the cemetery photo you sent in. Find A Grave approves those for cemeteries and they did that pretty quickly.

I took the liberty to add a little bit of description about the condition of the cemetery based on your message. If you'd like, I can mention you by name and/or link to your profile rather than use the generic "A Find A Grave memberů".

I'm also happy to update the location, or add directions, or add anything else.

Let me know,
Andy Baker
Added by Andy Baker on Apr 14, 2014 10:44 AM
Barbara Crossler
RE: Waller Cem. near Staples, Tx
Fascinating finds you've made! I'm on vacation for the next week and a half and will look at this some more when I get home. I think I will add Maria so maybe we can keep the interest going on finding out if they are in that grave yard. Again, thank you so very much for searching this out for me. I'll work the family end a little more to see what additional info we can find on why thoughts are that they were buried there, etc.

Added by Barbara Crossler on Apr 14, 2014 8:46 AM
Jerry H.
RE: Col.Ellison
Thank You.
Added by Jerry H. on Apr 08, 2014 2:38 PM
Andy Baker
RE: Waller Cemetery Guadalupe co Texas
Hey, Donna,

No I'm not related to anyone there, but what a kind offer. I believe those names were on the Guadalupe TXGenWeb page so I took it on myself to create memorials in case anyone was looking.

If you do go, however, I'll be happy to update the cemetery listing with any information you might find: directions/how to get there, GPS coordinates, condition of the cemetery, whether there are other marked/unmarked graves, etc. (The only thing I CAN'T do is add a photograph of the cemetery; those have to be emailed in to Find-A-Grave to be added.)

Thanks again for your generous offer,
Andy Baker
Added by Andy Baker on Apr 08, 2014 11:58 AM
Barbara Crossler
RE: Waller Cem.
YAY!! Thanks again!
Added by Barbara Crossler on Apr 08, 2014 11:14 AM
RE: Deveraux at San Marcos Cem.
doing fine....seems that Cheryl Schouten (sp?) is pretty much covering the San Marcos Cemetery, so Edward and I are branching out. We were comparing the Boy Scout list with the Find A Grave list. She and I emailed back and forth and she seems to love that cemetery (but so do we!) Anyway, Edward and I still have lunch most Thursdays or Fridays at Cafe on the Square and would love for you to join us. 11:30 tomorrow (april 4)
Added by T.Cay on Apr 03, 2014 8:48 AM
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