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Deb (#46832182)
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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. 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.
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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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Lena Lakey Johnson
Thelma
Thank you!! I appreciate so much!!
Added by Lena Lakey Johnson on Dec 16, 2014 12:28 PM
Doug McBroom
RE: Martha Susan McBroom Smith
I emailed a g-gdau to see if she knew anything about Martha Susan. Might get lucky. thanks for the quick reply. Doug McBroom, Aurora CO
Added by Doug McBroom on Dec 14, 2014 3:07 PM
Doug McBroom
Martha Susan McBroom Smith
Deb, are you related to Martha Susan MCBROOM SMITH, #132458062? I'm not positive, but she may be the daughter of John Brinkley MCBROOM and Lureta UNKNOWN. I inherited some MCBROOM research and it shows a Martha Susan MCBROOM, born 1857, died 1934, and daughter of John Brinkley MCBROOM. I've seen the two death certificates you reference and they confused me more! Can you provide any information? And, thanks for creating the memorial.
Doug MCBROOM, Aurora CO
Added by Doug McBroom on Dec 14, 2014 11:52 AM
Skip Farrow
RE: Alvis
It would be great to have copy of the Marriage License to put up on our family tree. Was Nita and Arthur married in Texas? What year? I believe until Nita's death, her mother Malinda (Linnie) Wood Gregory was living with Nita and Arthur and then moved in with her son Clyde in Colorado. Do you have anything to confirm this? Research takes lots of time and a lot of what you find on Ancestry has been copied from other trees and not proven. Nita's father was Charles T. Gregory who died in Austin, Texas in 1919. Charles T. was son of W. R. Gregory and Nancy Jane Wade. Both W. R. and Nancy's parents were pioneers in the Fayette County area of Texas. This may be more than you want to know on an in-law. Anything you are willing to share would be appreciated and any answers I can give, please let me know. Thanks for answering. Skip and yes, too often we let our own ancestors slide while doing research to help others.
Added by Skip Farrow on Dec 13, 2014 8:23 AM
suzie switzer
RE: Tullos
Hi Deb,
Suzie here again, interesting because that's the county I have Ellen Tullos marrying Francis Marion Goettee in. I'll look when I get a chance and mail you back with parent names.

Thanks for your time.
Added by suzie switzer on Dec 11, 2014 6:00 PM
Janet
Hester Ann BEARD Isaacs 43672581
Thank you so much for the photo in Cedar Hill Cemetery and for all your wonderful Find A Grave work.

Photo volunteers make me happy. Happy Holidays
Added by Janet on Dec 08, 2014 3:05 AM
Amy Harbin Jordan
Thank you!....
For the photos of Arma Lee Strande and her little son, and for the picture of Beatrice Rhodes' headstone!
Added by Amy Harbin Jordan on Dec 07, 2014 8:58 PM
Patterson Daughter
RE: ROBERTS
Lula's mom is Mary Francis "Fanny" ROBERTSON-Counts who remarried a Patterson....her mother is my Great-Grandma
Added by Patterson Daughter on Dec 07, 2014 12:14 AM
seemore
RE: Lawanna Hammons
Thanks!
I agree that leaving it with a note would be the best way to handle thus misfortune event.
-donna
Added by seemore on Dec 06, 2014 7:28 PM
Judi Schoonover
RE: Roland Carswell
Hi Deb,
Thanks for taking the time to find the obit and posting it. Appreciate your helping to end my confusion! Judi Schoonover
Added by Judi Schoonover on Dec 05, 2014 9:49 AM
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