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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. My primary interest is in Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties but I'll research any that I can.
NOTICE: I prefer not to link to "UNKNOWN" BURIALS. Let's discuss it before linking, please.
* 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, contact 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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|Paul Barton||RE: marker transcriptions|
I am retired army and when I find a stone that has a military inscription on it I have been adding all the information from the stone and they have added it with no problems.
|Michael Edd Bonner||RE: Williams|
I also sent information to the person with Aaron's memorial. If that does not work, I have had some success with contacting Find A Grave and asking them to make the corrections. Sometimes, they do it. Mike
|Lonnie Moore||RE: Isaacs Cemetery|
Don't know why my email bounced (I paid my bill :)).
I had not seen your memorial for Exie Criddle yet but I will definitely check it out.
I just saw your other message about dates versus headstone dates. I have to look at each. If it does not match the headstone it should match some other document, but mistakes happen.
I am going to make another trip to Isaacs before too long to do some more checking and to look for more hidden headstones.
|Lonnie Moore||Isaacs Cemetery - Edits and Updates Coming|
An update - I was able to spend several hours yesterday at the Isaacs Cemetery near Minerva, TX. With me was one of the direct descendants of the Dr. Isaacs for whom it is named. We were able to decipher some previously partially untranscribed and incorrectly transcribed stones. I will be working on submitting edits to you using the Edit function for each memorial.
Also, with help from family and friends, I was able to install two new headstones for my two ancestors that are buried there.
Thanks in advance! Lonnie
|tdh||RE: Horry Mann|
Thank you for your input. I think I found my Harry Mann elsewhere in San Antonio. And it does look like the one that I am looking for is Harry and not Horry.
Added by tdh on Nov 20, 2016 11:46 PM
|don sanford||Rufus Harvey Ball|
Thank You, memorial has been updated
|Gene Tolkmitt||RE: Saint Mary|
I spoke with the Lee County Historical Commission today. The cemetery is in Lee County. It's address is Ledbetter, Fayette County because that is the nearest post office, but it is Lee County.
Also when the next book is published, it will be in it.
Problem solved, except to combine the cemeteries in Find A Grave.
|Vicki Ragan Harris||RE: Mauldin names|
I'm pretty sure Frank's DC is wrong, as I have no idea who this John Hairston is that was the informant. He is not a relative, which is very odd. Frank's father should be the same as his brother, Thomas.
|Vicki Ragan Harris||RE: Mauldin names|
In response to your message: Vicki, since Frank Mauldin was an orphan, do you have anything that can prove the name of Thomas Mauldin, which you sent me, is actually his father?? Bear in mind the name "Thomas" does not match what others, or his TXDC, gives as his father. Plus I see the entry for Thomas Mauldin is an "unknown". I don't knowingly link to unknown burials.
I read the caption you added to the photo of Munroe Bestus Mauldin # 21332203. I agree, these names are really confusing!! That's a major reason why I add ALL comments to the bios but I don't link names (w/o a source) ... too uncertain without documentation. And there's enough incorrect data floating around on Ancestry and Find A Grave without adding to it ...LOL! I add all info hoping someone with a source will see it one day and can make clarification.
If you have anything further, please feel free to send it and I'll review it as I can. Since Frank was born, and orphaned, between census years I think its going to be hard to find/prove his birth parents.
I am not real sure what his name was...maybe it was Thomas Monroe Mauldin. That would solve a lot. Either way, I know without any records, whose pictures I have, and that is Grandpa's brother, Munroe and his Hazill, which makes them have the same father, lol. Change it if you want, or don't. Just thought it would be easier and nice for other family members to find each other and relatives. Thanks.
|Holly Bonorden Jentsch||RE: cemetery name/location|
John Dowty, 67, died suddenly at the home of N. Y. Hayes in the Marlow community Monday night, April 20, 1931.
Funeral services for deceased were conducted on the afternoon of April 21 by Rev. C. A. Lehmberg, pastor of the First Methodist church in Cameron with internment in Marlow cemetery.
He had been a resident of the Hayes home for a number of years where he worked for many years. His wife preceded him in death about 11 years ago. The only survivors of the family is a step daughter, Mrs. Annie Evard of Cameron.
23 April 1931
Wasn't sure if you had this or not.
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