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Rajordan (#46490397)
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Bio Photo I am a niece of Lloyd "Pete" Herbert Hughes, who was a Medal of Honor Recipient. Researching his life has been an honor and a privilege. Here are his crew members of the "Ole Kickapoo."

I adopted the Bodan Cemetery in Pollok, Angelina County, Texas, USA because of the many relatives of mine who are buried there. About 40% of those buried there are related to me.

You have my permission to use the grave marker photographs I have uploaded in any genealogy project. They are not one-of-a-kind photographs. You certainly do not, however, have my permission to use my photographs of family members in some money making scheme. Don't laugh, it has already been tried - and stopped.

The transcription of the grave marker on any memorial is important. Please add them. If you have a problem with adding transcriptions of the grave marker, please take it up with Find A Grave. They have a field for it, they, and I, ask that you fill it.

I registered on Find A Grave on 9 Jul 2001 when there were "only" 2.5 million memorials. For some reason, I didn't create my first memorial until 29 Jul 2001.

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RE: Galba Fuqua
You said: You wrote that Joseph Fuqua died in Texas.

That was what I had heard early on but now I know it's wrong and I have corrected it. There's lots of little stuff that still needs to be cleaned up. For one, many descriptions say Bedford, Bedford (County), Va. But Bedford wasn't called Bedford until 1890. Before that it was 'Liberty' and even that only started in 1782. Also the Fuquas lived outside of the village/town/city most of that time.

BTW those notes such as Va-Tx next to the names and the C, F etc are just quick notes to myself since they show up in the name searches. Often I will have a lot of identical names such as William Fuqua and when I search I have no easy way to tell them apart so I put little hints into the names. But they're just hints and aren't entirely accurate.

I also keep running into a place name of Russell, Bedford (County), Va. I can't find any place that was actually named Russell. As far as I can tell, Russell comes from the family name of the man that was the Duke of Bedford, John Russell. Bedford County and city were named for his title (Beford) but I don't know how "Russell" got into the place names.

BTW I have found Fuqua Mill Rd on the outskirts of Bedford city and I also found that Joseph's son Abraham mentioned a mill in his 1867 Will and in the 1850 census he has a man living in his home that is listed as a miller by trade.

Right now I'm trying to figure out where Galba's mother died and is buried. Most articles say in Bedford but I doubt that. Unless she returned to Bedford before the rest of her family left Alabama. So far, I can find no evidence of her in Bedford.

The trouble with Find A Grave is that you can't add a person as a parent, etc unless they have a Find A Grave web page and creating web page without a grave is sort of ... Silly!

As I said, I have a lot of research to do yet and a lot of details to clear up.

I will see if I can edit the Find A Grave photos and at least specify that they are of the Alamo Cathedral and not from the Alamo itself. I also keep hearing something about the remains of the defender's bodies now have been found at an Odd Fellows site. If true that means that they're not even at the Cathedral!
Added by Jrigdon on Sep 02, 2015 9:45 PM
RE: Galba Fuqua
To answer your question more directly. There is no biography or genealogy of Galba that I know of. There are a lot of historical sites that tell of him but not his family or of his connection to Benjamin Fuqua or William King. Several sites mention that it was thought that he was Mexican. He wasn't, he was descended from French Huguenots that were driven out of France in the 1600s and moved to Virginia. I have collected quite a bit on them and the Fuqua family but most of that in bits and pieces and cemented together (hopefully!) with census and other records. William King's Find A Grave page was just turned over to me and I want to write an article detailing how the three of them are connected but I need to do more research first. I think that at least one other Alamo defender may also be closely tied with them. Today I finally completed the Find A Grave page for another long lost relative after about 4 months of research.

Which Fuqua is your MIL descended from?
Added by Jrigdon on Sep 02, 2015 8:13 PM
RE: Galba Fuqua
I have all of his ancestry back to 1600 in France. Well the Fuqua side anyway. Send me your E-mail address and I'll send you an invitation to my family tree on Ancestry and you copy whatever you like. I don't want to put my family tree on this public site but here is part of his part of it.

Galba Fuqua 2nd Youngest to Die at Alamo (1819 - 1836)

Silas Fuqua Va - Tx (1783 - 1834)
father of Galba Fuqua 2nd Youngest to Die at Alamo

Joseph Fuqua Rev War (1756 - 1829)
father of Silas Fuqua Va - Tx

Ralph Fuqua (1694 - 1777)
father of Joseph Fuqua Rev War

there is a VERY good Fuqua site at

Sorry Find A Grave won't let me hotlink so you'll have to cut and paste.
Added by Jrigdon on Sep 02, 2015 7:30 PM
Benjamin Fuqua
FYI, Benjamin was the uncle of Galba Fuqua that willed killed at the Alamo. (Galba's father was Silas Fuqua.) Ben was also the brother in law of William King that was also killed at the Alamo. (Benjamin's wife was William's sister Nancy King.) William and Galba were members of the Gonzales Relief Force that marched from Gonzales to the Alamo in late February 1836. I'm sure that Benjamin would have been with them if he hadn't died in January. The Fuqua brothers Silas, Benjamin and Ephram were all born in Bedford Co, Va and came to Texas in about 1830 by way of Alabama. They brought with them a letter of Introduction to Stephen F Austen dated 3 Jan 1828 from a mutual friend in Tuscumbia, Colbert Co, Alabama.
Added by Jrigdon on Sep 02, 2015 9:51 AM
C Greer
RE: John Collins
no, and I changed them. last year Findagrave had a photo glitch and many of the photos uploaded into random memorials, sometimes far far away from the area. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
Added by C Greer on Aug 27, 2015 5:18 AM
Billie Blackstock
Some one notified me that I had made duplicate of Edward Mallicoat so I checked and found that I had made three duplicates which I have deleted it was due to the spelling one son spelled his name with only one L the rest with two. I contacted a family member today who I know personally to verify everything and her father, Roy is the only one who uses just one L
Added by Billie Blackstock on Aug 26, 2015 11:30 AM
Sgt Arthur Lee Jordon / Jordan
Thank you for the last name correction for Robert Jordon # 80416334. The last name is clearly JORDAN. I work with several groups on KIA's. We'll pursue changing the last name through DOD, VVMF, Virtual Wall, Coffeltdatabase, etc, so we're all correct and in sync. Thanks again. Allen
Added by 11thacrkia on Jun 18, 2015 7:25 AM
Kelli McPheters
RE: Thank you!
I was able to figure out what was on the headstones and I put it under the photos on the memorial pages. If you don't see it let me know.
Added by Kelli McPheters on May 30, 2015 10:18 PM
Clarisa Carroll
Samuel McBride Johnson
I am wondering if you are of relation to him as you have clippings of him and his wife. I am his relative looking into more information into his family and wondered if you have any information on other family members of his. More specifically his father, Samuel Edwin Dickey Johnson and mother Margaret Elizabeth. Thanks for any information you can provide.
Added by Clarisa Carroll on May 28, 2015 4:54 PM
Diana B
Bertha Key
Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Added by Diana B on May 22, 2015 10:51 AM
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