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Deb (#46832182)
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Bio Photo Remember the Past ~ Imagine the Future

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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Vanessa Price Harris
RE: Allie Cartwright Garrett
Thank you Deb!

I have searched high and low for Allie, but to no avail. However, I have not given up. I just need to move on to try and complete the cemetery I am working on.

My hope is someone else will eventually view Allie in my Tree and provide further clues. This tactic has helped with other ancestors that appear to be lost within my research.

Thank you for all your assistance.

Much appreciated,

Added by Vanessa Price Harris on Jan 15, 2017 3:11 AM
Kat Grady
RE: Mary Parsons
Oops, grandson Joseph, not son
Added by Kat Grady on Jan 11, 2017 5:00 PM
Kat Grady
RE: Mary Parsons
Thank you for your kind offer, but there is no memorial yet for Mary's son Joseph David Dawson, my great-grandpa. Very nice of you to suggest a transfer, and I am grateful about Mary.
Added by Kat Grady on Jan 11, 2017 4:58 PM
Kat Grady
RE: Mary Parsons
Oh my goodness, Deb. That was very generous of you to transfer Mary Parsons and an unexpected treat. Thank you very much; not just for this kindness, but for all the countless hours or labor you have put into Find a Grave.
Added by Kat Grady on Jan 11, 2017 2:28 PM
Elise Williams
Parris senior married Isabella Williams English in 1877 not the younger Parris. There is a marriage certificate The 1870 census shows the older Parris as husband and Isabella as his wife with her children from the English marriage. Hope this clears up the confusion
Added by Elise Williams on Jan 10, 2017 11:19 AM
Betty Taylor
RE: Darlene Mullan
I deleted one of the entries - didn't even realize or remember that I had made an entry. Thank you so much for your help. Betty Taylor
Added by Betty Taylor on Jan 08, 2017 4:17 AM
Patrick Lee
RE: Thomas Sonnenberg
I'm updating the all the memorials At Beth Israel Garden. There are so many here that have the locations listed incorrectly. Yes, it is difficult many times to correctly identify the correct cemetery. thank you for helping, Regard, Patrick Lee
Added by Patrick Lee on Jan 07, 2017 2:45 PM
Betty Taylor
RE: Darlene Mullan
Yes, I am Betty Taylor. I should be getting a vault for her ashes in a few days and bury her ashes next week.
Added by Betty Taylor on Jan 07, 2017 5:45 AM
Bj Traweek-Wood
GW Traweek born 7/24/30
Hi Deb,

My name is Bj . GW Traweek is my father. His real name is GW not George. :-)
It doesn't stand for anything its just GW. He had a lot of trouble with that during his life.

Just thought I would let you know. :-)

But I do appreciate your work.

Thank you so much, Bj
(Barbara Jean Traweek-Wood)
Added by Bj Traweek-Wood on Jan 03, 2017 2:07 PM
Sam Hampton, Jr
RE: Manuel

Glad I could help.

Thanks for your response, and remembering me!

Added by Sam Hampton, Jr on Jan 02, 2017 7:42 PM
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