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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.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them. You cannot "find a grave" if you don't know where its at.

* 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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James Carroll Moore
Thank you for the use of the headstone photo on my site in Ancestry.....I agree with you regarding reposting, I have found photos that I am almost positive were copies of one I posted (after receiving permission from the owner) that did not give the credit to the owner and it upsets me. I now post a notice saying not to repost without giving credit.

Thank you for all of your work, it is appreciated
Added by Shirley on Sep 13, 2014 6:14 AM
J.A. Douglas
His full name is James Albert Douglas and he was born
7 January 1848 in Roanoke, Huntington, Indiana. The
source for this information is his death certificate which can be seen at
Would you please at this information?
Added by MJ on Sep 11, 2014 3:02 PM
Vicki Harris
RE: Transfer Mt Homer
Thanks Deb. Not the answer I would have liked to hear, but yes, you are correct, they are not immediate. They are great great grandparents, grandparents of my grandma, Audrey Lewis. The others are aunts, uncles & cousins. It seems you are reluctant to transfer these and I am not sure as to why? There is no policy that says you cannot tranfer them, IF you want to. Once again, I ask you to reconsider. Thanks.
Added by Vicki Harris on Sep 11, 2014 2:55 PM
Vicki Harris
Transfer Mt Homer
Hi Deb,
Any chance you have changed your mind about transferring my family cemetery to me, as I see you have plenty to manage.
Thanks. Vicki Harris Member #46900094
Added by Vicki Harris on Sep 11, 2014 12:35 PM
Jo Gilbert Parker
RE: sponsorship
Rutha was Julia Nichols Mother ....Julia married Logan Parker .... Julia and Logan were my last husband, Herbert, Great Grand Parents
Added by Jo Gilbert Parker on Sep 08, 2014 9:46 PM
Debbie Shumaker
RE: Sand Flat Cemetery
You are the best. Thank you, Debbie
Added by Debbie Shumaker on Sep 06, 2014 7:04 PM
Debbie Shumaker
RE: Sand Flat Cemetery
I have a copy of the book Addison Ford Oates put out in 1968 and that is where I'm finding the information. I'll go and add the missing names. Thanks
Added by Debbie Shumaker on Sep 06, 2014 6:58 PM
Flora Jean Thames O'Quinn
I have made the correction to the right cemetery.

Thanks for your help.
Added by BrendaArndt51 on Aug 31, 2014 5:46 AM
Janie Healer Davis
Dorothy Spain
Hi...I don't have any other information on this Dorothy Spain. Here's a suggestion: Go to (Britt Powell, contributor profile), and contact him. Dorothy Spain was his grandmother's mother. Maybe someone in that family has the correct information for you.

Added by Janie Healer Davis on Aug 26, 2014 7:29 PM
LouJane Adams Wills
I love your message above and the fact that you give permission to use the photos that you take. I have actually run into some who absolutely refuse. That is NOT what genealogy research is about! I am also a photo volunteeer who freely shares my work. I am going to use a photo fo Thomas Monroe Tullis on my family tree and will give your full credit for taking the photo....THANKS!
Added by LouJane Adams Wills on Aug 21, 2014 12:49 PM
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