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Deb (#46832182)
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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.

>>Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, research, and scholarship. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Obituaries, photos, and excerpts from larger works in the context of genealogy and historical research are covered under Section 107 of the US Copyright Act of 1976 as noted above.<<

* 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 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 TO MY MEMORIAL PGS: 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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Rex Kirby
RE: ... Billie Powers
I have deleted the one I posted for Billy Powers and I checked all four [wife and parents] and did not see any double links.

Added by Rex Kirby on Jul 23, 2014 4:19 PM
JackieMae Bishop
RE: Gerald Wayne Stringer / Find-A-Grave
Deb, thanks loads for responding. It's just so nice of you to do this. It's appreciated by so many.

J.M. Bishop
Added by JackieMae Bishop on Jul 22, 2014 5:01 PM
Debbie Shumaker
Lufkin, Texas
I want to thank you for all your hard work. My Mom, Vera Faye Beauchamp was born in Lufkin, TX in 1932 to Edward Thornwell Beauchamp #16842616 and Bennie Elsie Nerren Harp #85887967. My Mom turned 82 this year and I cherish every moment I have with her.

The family moved from Texas to Los Angeles in the early 40's. I have never been to East Texas to see where her family came from. I've found and have been in contact with family I never knew I had because of what you and Judy Murphy do.

God willing, I'll be in East Texas next Spring to visit the graves of the family I never knew. I may need a few hundred roses to leave on each headstone.

Added by Debbie Shumaker on Jul 21, 2014 4:12 PM
Don Looser
Many thanks
Thanks for your help. I'm trying to get my inlaws
And outlaws online. Pat was a special
Don Looser
Added by Don Looser on Jul 20, 2014 1:52 PM
Catherine (Prophit) Demers
Hiram Henry Daugherty
Yes, as hard as it must have been Mary Jane Goodnight married her own stepfather (notice his age):

Name: Hiram Daugherty
Spouse's Name: Charlotte Goodnight
Event Date: 13 Sep 1840
Event Place: Macoupin County, Illinois

1850 US CENSUS - Milam Co. TX
Charlotte Daughaty F 47 KY
Lucinda Daughaty F 3 TX
Elijah Goodnight M 17 IL
Elizabeth Goodnight F 16 IL
Charles Goodnight M 14 IL
Cyntha Goodnight F 12 IL

Name: Henry Dougherty
Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1850
Marriage Place: Washington, Texas, USA
Spouse: M. J. Goodnight

(notice: some of Mary's 1/2 siblings went with their father when he married Mary)
1860 US CENSUS - Washington Co. TX
H Doughterty M 50 KY
Mary Doughterty F 32 IL
George Doughterty M 19 IL
Hiram Doughterty M 12 TX
Francis Doughterty F 11 TX
Jacen Doughterty M 9 TX
Newton Doughterty M 8 TX
Henry Doughterty M 6 TX
Mary Doughterty F 4 TX
Jane Doughterty F 3 TX
Lucy Doughterty F 0 TX
Added by Catherine (Prophit) Demer... on Jul 19, 2014 10:05 AM
RE: Elmer Quine
You are very welcome Deb. I had to sponsor this distant relative after reading his obit. Like Elmer, I used to drop trees with a chainsaw and I would also climb them to trim/cut the branches. It was a side job that I enjoyed. After the hurricanes came through it kept me in good shape. I never had a major injury, but decided to retire from the chainsaw at 40 years of age, quite some time ago.

Added by Cory on Jul 18, 2014 6:57 AM
RE: unknown?
No problem! Wish I could give you more information on her.
Thanks again!
Added by bhrfrd123 on Jul 17, 2014 9:30 PM
RE: unknown?
Hi Deb,
I'm not certain, but I believe that it was "Little Princess"

Since there isn't anything in the first or last name fields (only the nickname), it doesn't create a link in the pending edits, and it only shows up in searches if you search for memorials with blank last names using the main search page.

Thank you for your help and all of your hard work on Find a Grave!
Added by bhrfrd123 on Jul 17, 2014 9:14 PM
Billy Sessions photo
Thank you for noticing. That's what happens when I load it from my phone and I don't know why.
Added by seemore on Jul 14, 2014 6:46 PM
Beverly Dunn
RE: Fred Strait, Sr.
Jun 1880 Sherman Precinct, Nuckolls Co., NE, ED 275 pg 221A 1-2, STRAIT, Elmes 42 OH VA OH Farmer Elisabeth 38 OH NJ ME Freddie 9/12 Aug MO
Added by Beverly Dunn on Jul 13, 2014 8:32 PM
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