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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. I volunteer for Find A Grave in numerous counties. I volunteered previously for the Texas Tombstone Transcription Project. I also volunteer in the TXGenWeb Project. I do volunteer look-ups from resource material that I own on assorted Texas counties, however the primary counties are: Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties. My main county of (personal) interest is my birth county of Llano. If anyone has questions pertaining to Angelina Co cemeteries, or the info you've found listed about them here on Find A Grave, you may contact me. There may be cemeteries listed from time to time as being here in Angelina Co that actually are not here. Others may have been duplicated under "aka" names. And others not yet posted.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them.
* 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, email 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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Hi Deb - Kay Parker McCary contacted me first re Helen so I transferred the record to her being this is a busy month for me personally. Thank you for your continued awesome contributions to Find A Grave! Thousands of peoples lives are documented and remembered because of you. Best Regards - skyquest
Added by skyquest on Oct 03, 2015 7:17 AM
|Cynthia Lee||Missing info on birth section of online memorial|
Lila Jean Fields Milstead online birth info needs a few more things added to it. Her birth city was Bayou LaBatre in the county of Mobile. Thank you so much. I appreciate it. My Granny was a special lady and would appreciate what your doing also. : )
|Anonymous||RE: Elmina Scott Vaughn Teal|
The tombstone inscription is
Rev. Louis Teal
Aug. 22, 1867
Oct 6, 1943
She Was a Kind and Affectionate Wife
A Good Mother and a Friend to All"
She was Laura Elmina Vaughn, dau of James P. Vaughn and Mary Elizabeth Adams.
She married Thomas Benson Owens 13 Apr 1884 in Georgia, and was widowed 11 Nov 1897.
She married Addison Alexander Scott 1 Nov 1906, and was widowed 26 Jun 1909.
She married Louis Marion Teal 9 Sep 1926, and was widowed 20 May 1938.
Send me an email through regular email, and I will send you a legible photo.
Thank you so much for creating her memorial page. Bless you.
|Anonymous||Elmina Scott Vaughn Teal|
Wondered if you would make a correction to the above. Her name should be:
Laura Elmina Vaughn Owens Scott Teal
She was my great-grandmother.
Thanks very much for the work you do.
|Karen Meyer||Frieda Meyer|
I found out her parents are not Oscar and Hulda Meyer. Because the Texas Death Certificate #92136it Frieda Wilhelmina Meyer b: 23 Dec 1980 Bexar, San Antonio Father: Carl Albrecht, Mother: Caroline Geck(Hosp: DOA Robert B. Green Memorial Hosp) Widow Address Rt 1 Box 102 A , Atascosa(Rural) Bexar TX Father: Carl Albrecht, Mother Caroline Geck. Accident: Deceased apparently caught fire from heater.
Thanks Karen Meyer
|Sheila Miller Mason||RE: Priscilla Williams Rushing|
herman Royce is her son according to 1940 census in trinity co.
|Sheila Miller Mason||RE: Priscilla Williams Rushing|
I noticed that also. In 1940 she was married to Francis G. (Frank) Bagley, living in Trinity Co. Do you know who the Rushing is? Her dad was Joseph Dubose and her mother was Mary Elizabeth Welch according to another person on ancestry. I am not sure about the mother, because he was married 4 times. His mother's maiden name was Davis, so that could be her middle name. They used unusual names back then, and I am sure they would think we do. Joseph was married to Lucretia Henderson in 1844 in Georgis, then he married Manervia Jane Chaddick in 1860 in Newton Co., Texas, then Susan Kinsaw in 1879 in Jasper Co., Texas but I can not find where he married Mary Elizabeth Welch. There were Welchs in Sabine and San Augustine Cos., so it could have been there.
|Sheila Miller Mason||Priscilla Williams Rushing|
Hi Deb, According to the Jasper County Marriage records Priscilla's maiden name was DuBose or was she married before the Williams. The Williams was my ancestor. Thank you
|Kendall Sparkman||RE: William Sumner Page|
No, its just a link to his grandfather who figures into the explanation of his name change. Page's father was James C. Page, but I cannot find anything on the demise of he or his wife and cannot make any links to those intermediaries.
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