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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.

>>Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, research, and scholarship. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Obituaries, photos, and excerpts from larger works in the context of genealogy and historical research are covered under Section 107 of the US Copyright Act of 1976 as noted above.<<

* 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 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 TO MY MEMORIAL PGS: 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: Brooks Cork
She's next to Dewey K Morgan, I know that because we knew him when he was still alive and my mom noticed that she was buried next to him when we were at her funeral.
Added by brenda on Jul 26, 2014 10:04 PM
Cemetery Walker Too
RE: following up
Hi Deb, needed a break...back at it. I know Ancestry emailed me, but haven't gotten back to the emails yet. If they can't xfer whole cemeteries, I'm going to ask that they can find and replace my number with yours.

I'll email when I request.

Added by Cemetery Walker Too on Jul 24, 2014 7:24 PM
JackieMae Bishop
RE: Gerald Wayne Stringer / Find-A-Grave
Deb, thanks loads for responding. It's just so nice of you to do this. It's appreciated by so many.

J.M. Bishop
Added by JackieMae Bishop on Jul 22, 2014 5:01 PM
Debbie Shumaker
Lufkin, Texas
I want to thank you for all your hard work. My Mom, Vera Faye Beauchamp was born in Lufkin, TX in 1932 to Edward Thornwell Beauchamp #16842616 and Bennie Elsie Nerren Harp #85887967. My Mom turned 82 this year and I cherish every moment I have with her.

The family moved from Texas to Los Angeles in the early 40's. I have never been to East Texas to see where her family came from. I've found and have been in contact with family I never knew I had because of what you and Judy Murphy do.

God willing, I'll be in East Texas next Spring to visit the graves of the family I never knew. I may need a few hundred roses to leave on each headstone.

Added by Debbie Shumaker on Jul 21, 2014 4:12 PM
Catherine (Prophit) Demers
Hiram Henry Daugherty
Yes, as hard as it must have been Mary Jane Goodnight married her own stepfather (notice his age):

Name: Hiram Daugherty
Spouse's Name: Charlotte Goodnight
Event Date: 13 Sep 1840
Event Place: Macoupin County, Illinois

1850 US CENSUS - Milam Co. TX
Charlotte Daughaty F 47 KY
Lucinda Daughaty F 3 TX
Elijah Goodnight M 17 IL
Elizabeth Goodnight F 16 IL
Charles Goodnight M 14 IL
Cyntha Goodnight F 12 IL

Name: Henry Dougherty
Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1850
Marriage Place: Washington, Texas, USA
Spouse: M. J. Goodnight

(notice: some of Mary's 1/2 siblings went with their father when he married Mary)
1860 US CENSUS - Washington Co. TX
H Doughterty M 50 KY
Mary Doughterty F 32 IL
George Doughterty M 19 IL
Hiram Doughterty M 12 TX
Francis Doughterty F 11 TX
Jacen Doughterty M 9 TX
Newton Doughterty M 8 TX
Henry Doughterty M 6 TX
Mary Doughterty F 4 TX
Jane Doughterty F 3 TX
Lucy Doughterty F 0 TX
Added by Catherine (Prophit) Demer... on Jul 19, 2014 10:05 AM
RE: Elmer Quine
You are very welcome Deb. I had to sponsor this distant relative after reading his obit. Like Elmer, I used to drop trees with a chainsaw and I would also climb them to trim/cut the branches. It was a side job that I enjoyed. After the hurricanes came through it kept me in good shape. I never had a major injury, but decided to retire from the chainsaw at 40 years of age, quite some time ago.

Added by Cory on Jul 18, 2014 6:57 AM
Billy Sessions photo
Thank you for noticing. That's what happens when I load it from my phone and I don't know why.
Added by seemore on Jul 14, 2014 6:46 PM
Beverly Dunn
RE: Fred Strait, Sr.
Jun 1880 Sherman Precinct, Nuckolls Co., NE, ED 275 pg 221A 1-2, STRAIT, Elmes 42 OH VA OH Farmer Elisabeth 38 OH NJ ME Freddie 9/12 Aug MO
Added by Beverly Dunn on Jul 13, 2014 8:32 PM
Cyndy Myers
RE: McAdams-Gafford Cemetery
Thank you, Deb,for your information. I see the latitude and longitude has been added along with a map.
After researching somewhat, I see that the name still stands as the McAdams Cemetery. There is a plaque on the ground at the gate, which reads "McAdams". The first McAdam was buried there in 1961. The last one in 1969. So the name remained the same for 43 years before Charles Otis Gafford was laid to rest there in 2004, therefore, all other cemetery names for this cemetery would have to be the AKA.
Added by Cyndy Myers on Jul 12, 2014 10:31 AM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: Branchville, Milam County, Texas
Oh yes, I know! I just want to be accurate and I care. It is hard when the names are not spelled the same from marker to marker and they are all the same family. I am torn between, making it the legal spelling as I know it to be or the one on the marker and maybe someone won't be able to 'find' them online in the future. I get the pictures in and I also have a Ancestry tree with the people I take pictures of so I can connect families, etc. I started in Peaceful Rest and had to move out to the surrounding African American cemeteries to 'find' the people to see who was buried where. My desire is to identify as many people that are possibly buried an a cemetery without names or markers. I don't want them to be 'lost' to family. It is hard some times, some people just 'disappear' from the face of the earth it seems. I have crawled my way through a few briars and bushes in search of the markers. I take a picture of everything, not just those with names and leave in order so later, if I get some information, then I might have a name for a plot. I know not all markers are correct either, some family just didn't have all the legal information but I applaud any effort to mark a anything! However I can't dig out all the markers so I try to get what I can and do the research...sadly :( But thanks! Email anytime and I might have the family ancestry tree on someone.
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Jul 09, 2014 3:48 PM
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