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MYates Vandver (#46783522)
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Bio Photo Hi,
I was born in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, parents, Walter Mayo Yates & Ora D. Clark Yates. I'm married, we have five grown children. I guess you would say I am the family genealogist for our family since 2004. Find A grave is a wonderful website. Family history is very important to me.
I hope I add something that will be of interest to others. Our family names include:Yates/Owens/
Denson/Clark/Parker/Chaffin/Williams/Steadman/Overstreet and many more.

For "PHOTOS" that I have added to my memorials, if you copy them, I would like to receive the CREDIT for them - Thanks, Martha Yates Vandver
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Charles E. Carroll
Annie Laura Hamby
If you would like to care for her memorial, please make the request and I will be happy to transfer.
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Feb 04, 2016 11:07 AM
Kathy Ward
James William Owens - findagrave Memorial #47347435
I am starting to investigate our family the Derryberry. James is a grandson of Louisa Lilly Derryberry. I see James on the 1880 census and his date of death is listed as 1875. Is it possible the actual year of death is actually 1885? Thank you, Kathy
Added by Kathy Ward on Nov 01, 2015 10:56 AM
Judith Cochran
Margaret Eakin Brashear
Hello, I was reading the bio on Find a Grave of my great grandmother 3 times removed. Margaret Eakin Brashear married to Samuel Brashear. Her son Isaac is my great great grandfather. I have been researching my Brashears Family for years. Your information about Margaret and her family is most interesting and very helpful. Thank you so much.
I am Judy Davis Cochran. My Mother was Ruth Elizabeth Brashears Davis. Her father Fred's father was Samuel Edgmon Brashears. His father was Isaac Brashears son of Margaret Eakin Brashear. so, you can see how very important this information is to me. Sincerely, Judy Cochran
Added by Judith Cochran on Oct 25, 2015 8:42 PM
John P. S. Quinn
Hi Martha...I think we have corresponded but, I can't remember. I am a descendant of Shadrach James Denson, brother to your Thomas C. Denson. I have compiled a history/biography of Shadrach J. and his parents, Shadrach and Elizabeth Conner Denson. I'll glady share.

Hope all is going well for you!
Added by John P. S. Quinn on Oct 21, 2015 12:02 PM
Shana Baker
RE: Baker Memorial
Thank you so much!
Added by Shana Baker on Sep 18, 2015 11:21 PM
( Pam & Teresa ) Pamala Metzger Gammill&T
You are so very welcome, glad to help
Added by ( Pam & Teresa ) ... on Aug 18, 2015 10:04 AM
Crystal Crawford
RE: Samuel Salter
Hi Martha,

Thanks for your reply. I am not as experienced as you are at this, however it has become important to me also because I had a son 3 years ago now and want to leave him with where he came from and all his ancestors that have fought to give him his freedoms. In more research and looking at your profile looks like we are related some how. William Washington Salter was my 1st cousin 5x removed. Not closely but nice to meet you. My personal info is (706) 221-7754 and I would love to stay in touch with you. I have lived in Columbus, GA for the past 2 years and before that I lived all over Arizona, but was born and raised in Monroe County, AL. I am always back there now visiting my parents so if I can help you out with pictures or anything please don't hesitate to contact me.

Added by Crystal Crawford on Jun 27, 2015 9:38 AM
Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick
Margaret Elizabeth Anglin O'Quinn #33174288
Martha, was she the wife of Richard Duty, that had a settlement outside of Neches. Fort Duty. But he got killed by Indians.
Nancy Bundrick
Added by Nancy Franklin-Walling Bu... on Jun 23, 2015 2:45 PM
Norman Hearn
James V. Hightower
I have a photo of the headstone of Mr. and Mrs. Hightower. The headstone does not have James date of death inscribed. Do you still want the photo?
Added by Norman Hearn on Jun 23, 2015 10:54 AM
Kathie L. Webb Blair
RE: Parker Cemetery #1
I was seeking a relative when I came upon these numerous children; I often try to locate the parents, so sought out censuses, using Martha as a starting person and this is what I found:
In 1850, Albert Compton, 38, b.VA., was a dry goods merchant in Charleston Township, Coles Co., Illinois. Value of his property was $3,300. His wife was Catherine, 32, b.IN. They had 4 children: Martha J., 10, Rhoda M., 8, Nancy, 6, and Mary M., 4. All children were born in Illinois. Two unrelated children also lived with them, Rhoda Shreeves, 11, b.IN., and Albert Shreeves, 7, b.IN.
In 1860, Albert Compton, was still a dry goods merchant, was 47, property valued at $6,000 and cash $2,000. Catherine Compton, was 45. Same residence and the following children: Rhoda, now 17, who worked as a Domestic, Martha, 15, Mary, 13, Isadore, 10, and Rufus, 4, all b.Ill.
In 1870, Albert and Catherine lived at the same location with Albert still working as a dry goods merchant. Value of property (incl. inventory) $14,000 and cash $300. There were 4 children in the home: Mary, 21, Daisy, 17, Rufus, 14, and Albert G., 9, all b.Illinois.
In 1880, improvements had been made so that now Albert and Catherine lived on Columbus St., Charleston, Coles, Ill., in a new dwelling. He was 68 and a "retired merchant". Catherine was 63, Rufus, now 24, was an ass't. physician, and daughter, Allie, was 19. They also had a servant in the home, Millie, 17, unrelated.
As so many graves are no longer in existence I am not sure how much this information helps you, but I hope it does, to some extent. I was unable to find any of the mentioned children in Illinois cemeteries so can only guess that they either moved out of state or their graves were destroyed. Thank you for all the work you do for Find A Grave. With All Sincerity,
Kathie L. Webb Blair, Portland, OR
Added by Kathie L. Webb Blair on Jun 15, 2015 2:58 AM
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