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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. My primary interest is in Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties but I'll research any that I can.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them.
* 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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RE: Casper Ricks
Thank you... I honestly don't know if I have anything... I have always known his name. I will check thru my things and see what I have and check with my cousins.. Like I said earlier, I soon learned not every fact was fact.. so I understand. Will see what I can do to prove his name. Everything I read last night was signed Casper A or CA... so...??? Thank you for all you do and your contributions to learning correct genealogy...
Added by Angie on Jul 29, 2016 4:56 AM
RE: Casper Ricks
Deb I will have to look thru what I have here. I don't know if I have any proof or not. I have just always known what my Granpaw Ricks' name was... LOL
Added by Angie on Jul 28, 2016 10:21 PM
RE: Casper Ricks
Sorry just found your message on this site... How do I go about sending you my info to prove his middle name? I think his full name might be on his military records or on my picture of him at the herald news paper. I will have to look.
Added by Angie on Jul 28, 2016 10:12 PM
72029077 Casper A (Androus) Ricks
In answer to your question about (# 72029077) Casper's age upon entering into the army, yes he did lie. He was only 13 I have a letter that his commanding officers sent his mom (Louisa Elizabeth Androus, maiden name and also Casper's middle name, Ricks (1st husband John Brettan Ricks) Dean (2nd husband Llewelyn H Dean)just added some info...)when he was injured and in the hospital in Shreveport explaining he didn't realize his age and he would not be returning to duty. I believe my grandmother (Orrin Mayon Felice, his granddaughter) told me he said he was 17.
I receive and email telling my requested edit had been declined... I am sorry, new to the site and not sure who I sent it to or what I sent. My GranMaw (Sarah) and GranPaw (Casper) Ricks had a little girl they named after his mom and a son they named after her second husband. If I can help with any info on the Ricks' please let me know. I love doing the genealogy. When I started, I thought everything was correct and true, until one day, I noticed that one of the people I was researching had a mom that was born 5 years after they were.. ummm nope! So now I am pretty thorough. Sure I still have some info from the beginning that isnt accurate.. clean it up as I find it again. Maybe you could help me muddle thru on this site. Thank you for your time.
Added by Angie on Jul 28, 2016 10:05 PM
RE: Betty Roy
I apologize for that post. I realized that it was made from the other page after I sent the message.

Added by Paula on Jul 27, 2016 9:36 PM
Tommy Eller
RE: Lenora Yount
I don't think she is but her husband Paul Reed Cunningham is.
Added by Tommy Eller on Jul 24, 2016 6:02 PM
Tommy Eller
RE: Lenora Yount
Aunt Lenora is my great aunt. Betty lives in Leander Texas.
Added by Tommy Eller on Jul 24, 2016 5:46 PM
Janie Healer Davis
Anna Freeman
I see that some of the situations you referred to in your message to me might have been taken care of...the edit has been withdrawn.

I've added the information you sent, giving you credit for the info.

Now, I'm interested in the HAMMOND family you list on your profile. My paternal grandmother was a Hammond, born in Limestone County. She was born in 1904 and passed in 1980. Her father was Johnny Hammond (1863-1906?). Not much is known about him since he passed when my grandmother was 2, and they came to West Texas to live with her Grandpa Turner.

I'll be happy to share my research if you have a connection here somewhere!

Added by Janie Healer Davis on Jul 24, 2016 1:20 PM
Don Henderson
Walter Frank Lamb
Okeedokee, you make a good case.
Added by Don Henderson on Jul 24, 2016 7:59 AM
Don Henderson
Addie Lamb Pheonix edit request
Ok, just trying to help untangle some erroneous connections that some members have made around this family.
(1) Her mother Eula Lasiter Lamb is not currently linked to her husband, and I cannot find any sources to resolve that. His information is simply missing in this discussion.
(2) The Walter Frank Lamb she is currently linked as her father has bio information that "He was survived by his wife, Margaret," and I think his current link to Anna Francis Howell Freeman is a mistake. At least there is no indication there that he is Addie's father.
Since there is no Frank Lamb buried in Anderson county, other than her brother Lester Frank Lamb, it seems that some have made some erroneous assumptions.
Added by Don Henderson on Jul 23, 2016 8:53 PM
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