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John Vincent "VINCE" Powers (#47110613)
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Bio Photo "A people that takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendents." Macauley.
I'm a Homesite Acreage REALTOR in Montgomery County, Texas...working on my Family History when I can...joined F-A-G not long ago and have already had alot of success, I think this is great and would like to applaud all involved!

I am also a Member of the Class of 1979 at St. Frederick CHS (Go WARRIOR'S!) in Monroe, La., and have begun a new project...gathering F-A-G info for all our deceased ALUMNI....and would like to THANK all my fellow WARRIORS for any assistance!!


...and now I've been vol-recruited by the 75th Ohio Inf (yep, YANKS!), to help get all members of the original CW Regiment located &/or memorialized! This was the unit in which a GGGrand-Uncle, Capt. Thomas J. Wheeler (#22988649) served with until his death in 1863...he died of multiple GSWs inflicted on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg!


On 1/19/2011 my father, CMDR Thomas J. Powers passed away suddenly....upon hearing the news I immediately sat and began his Memorial (Find A Grave Memorial# 64427239) which I posted to F/B as I was unable to speak of it on the phone. He was very proud of the work I had been doing on Ancestry & F-A-G, both for the Family...and for the "forgotten" CW Vets! He had just visited "Chancellorsville" the day before his death and purchased 2 books for me there, one was "The Last Days of Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson"! RIP Dad.


"Restoring HONOR, and TRUE American or two profiles at a time!"



SUMMER 2011...Frank & Jesse James CAPTURED!

In my TREE!!! My Dad died suddenly in Jan, leaving a lot of unanswered ???s on his maternal side as his mother had died just after his birth, and her mother died when she was only 4, and her mother, when she was 22....3 generations all died young in Ark, away from the Old Kentucky Home!!? Then a 2nd cousin of Dads found me thru F-A-G, who provided a lot of new info that sent me up several of his "lost" maternal lines and resulted in several surprises such as his GGG-Gpa was GEN Jesse Cole Lindsay (KY Militia)! I was excited with this till I discovered his sister was the Grandmother of FRANK & JESSE JAMES....making me their 2nd (4x's) Cousin!!! Then also there was my GGG-Uncle, COL John Anthony Lindsay (CSA-Ark), #75652636, who served GEN Sterling Price in the 1864 MO Campaign as his Guide!!! I finally found those REBELS in the woodpile I've been in search of all my SPADES!!! Iiiiiiieeeee!!!

My Dad never knew any of this....DA*N!

Last words of a mortally wounded 20yr old Confederate Officer: "No, I am done for. You can do me no good. Save yourselves and tell Pa good-bye and I died right. I did my duty. I died at my post." ~RIP Sir
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Benjamin D Parks
FYI, I found the grave site of Capt. Benjamin D. Parks in Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, VA and posted the photo I took to his VA memorial page (56955826) as well as to his Iowa memorial page (11223844).
Added by JT on Jul 08, 2014 5:11 AM
Pvt Robert H Madden
Hello, i was not aware he had two Memorial's. I have done his bio. If I knew he had 2, then they should be merged, correct?
The other Contributor, is inactive, I did request his Memorial be transferred to me. I apologize for my oversight, did not notice there were two. Suggestions on what I need to do on the other Memorial? Thank You.
Added by Cღ on Jul 01, 2014 3:36 PM
Linda Oelze S
82785962 William Harrison Taul
Hi - thanks for all the work you do on behalf of Veterans of all wars.

With regard to the subject who is my 1st cousin 3x removed. You have listed him as Killed in Action - yet the U.S. Registers of Deaths of Volunteers 1861-1865 lists his death as chr diarrhoea. (chronic diarrhea). While no doubt it was contracted during his time of battle.

Added by Linda Oelze S on May 28, 2014 11:51 AM
75th OH Inf - Meek
Hey Vince - I found one that you might want to add to your virtual cemetery. Hope all is well - Jim

Find A Grave Memorial# 108736120

Added by Jim on May 14, 2014 8:12 PM
Brian Knoff
Connection Request

My connection to the General is through Rev. Robert Sailee James, the father of both Jesse Woodson James (famous outlaw) and grandmother of the General and Jesse's sister, Susan Lavenia James. My overall connection comes from the Woodson-Fikes-Blassingame line.
Added by Brian Knoff on May 09, 2014 5:05 AM
Memorial #55119129 - Corp. Hibbard
Hey Vince - wanted to give you a heads up on this one. I found his veteran's marker in Alexander Cemetery (Athens County, OH) which is over 10 miles away from Nye Cemetery. There IS a space behind his marker that looks like someone's buried there - not sure what to make of it but wanted you to know.
Added by Jim on May 02, 2014 11:10 PM
Martha R. Stephenson
James Edgar HontsHontz
James is the twin of sister Nancy Eveline Honts. He decided to use the old spelling of the family name, changing HONTS to HONTZ.
I also noticed that the birth date on the biography was put in wrong. Nancy and James was born on 27 Nov 1942, not 1845.
Thank you for doing such a good job.
Marty Stephenson--Chioc, CA
Added by Martha R. Stephenson on Apr 24, 2014 5:31 PM
This is the original memorial for James Hopwood Rinehart, MD for the same cemetery. I added my photos to the original one and thought you should know :-)

Created by: In Memory
Record added: Aug 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41007470

Aylear Cemetery AKA Ayler, Alear, and Lear
Anderson Road
Logan County
Oklahoma USA
Postal Code: 73044

Added by J_A_nyce on Apr 11, 2014 5:11 PM
Dwayne Holtzclaw
Jesse James uncle George Hites family.
I am looking for variations of spelling, such as Hitt. Are Hitt/Hite, the same family? Miriam Hitt is a 4thg-grandmother of mine. Granddaughter of 1714, immigrant to Virginia, Peter Hitt.
Added by Dwayne Holtzclaw on Apr 08, 2014 1:06 PM
Charlotte Faris
Lafayette Faris
Hi Vince,
I can't thank you enough for the invaluable work you are doing. Lafayette Faris is my great grandfather. I added pictures of him but thank you for finding the grave.
Added by Charlotte Faris on Apr 07, 2014 1:17 PM
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