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Mervin D. Peters (#47109896)
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My parents, Marshall C. and Ellen Bookman Peters, are buried in the Bryan City Cemetery in Bryan, Brazos County, Texas. I am interested in completing as much as possible of the Peters, Dansby, Bookman, Smith, Cole and Soule/Soles lines that are direct ancestors of mine or immediate family of those ancestors. I am also developing the lines of my wife that includes Adams, Yeager Christian and Guerrant. If you have photographs, obituaries, tombstone photos, or other relevant information not already posted, I would be pleased to receive the items from you in order that I may add them to the individual sites.

Additionally, I am developing a Burial Registry for as many of the documented Citizens of the Republic of Texas as I can locate in a cemetery on Find A Grave. I welcome any information regarding those I have yet to locate. I am also doing subsets of that list for Brazos County and the eight counties surrounding Brazos County.
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William Edward Howth
I too Would like to have the CRT Medalion added to my William Edward Howth. I believe you will find enough documentation by viewing his headstone. It was erected by the state of Texas in 1936. It is located in the Chappell Hill Masonic Cemetery. I am afraid I never felt I had to join anything. As far as I can tell,me and my children are the last descendents. We really don't want him to be forgotten. I hope you can help.

Thank you,
Roberta Hicks Karsteter "Bobbi"
Added by Bobbi on Oct 17, 2015 4:08 PM
John Christopher Peters
You might consider updating your John Christopher Peters memorial (Created by: Mervin D. Peters
Record added: Mar 05, 2012, Find A Grave Memorial# 86298763). DNA evidence connects this family to the Craven County North Carolina Peters family, not to Hans Peterly nor Bitterli.

From memorial # 77998919:

"DNA Update 2015

About a year ago, the Peters DNA Project produced a 35/37 marker match to William Peters (father of John Daniel Peters) and his brother, Joseph Peters. This match is a descendant of Jesse Peters, born 1753 Craven Co., North Carolina. This is significant news since Jesse Peters has proven brothers, Solomon Peters, and Elijah Peters. Solomon Peters and Elijah Peters were Revolutionary War veterans whose records show they were born in North Carolina, as was Jesse Peters. Solomon Peters owned land in the Forks of the Edisto River area as early as 1774, possibly living there for some period of time. Elijah Peters lived in the same area of Orangeburg District in the 1790 census. Solomon Peters' 1817 Last Will and Testament in Kershaw Co., South Carolina named his brothers Jesse and Elijah Peters. John Christopher Peters, if a near cousin or brother, had died in 1809. Elijah Peters died about 1819 in Georgia and his brother, Jesse Peters, administered his estate.

The DNA Kits involved in this significant match are:

Haplogroup G, Lineage 1

Kit # 254397 Jesse Peters, b. 1753 and d. 1839.
Kit # 251407 A descendant of John Daniel Peters.
Kit # 219614 A descendant of William Peters 1788-1860.
Kit # 164807 Joseph Peters b. 6/25/1794,d. 2/8/1866."

The Bitterli line is not Haplogroup G, therefore, can not possibly be the antecedants of the Peters family in South Carolina. Haplogroups do not change over time.
Added by Epictetus on Aug 14, 2015 8:26 AM
Alma Wilson
Jack Johns
My name is Alma Wilson I'm the great great grand-dughter of Jack and Betsie Johns. My great grandma is Savanah Johns Johnson. My grand-parents is Mittie and Douglas Hollie. My mother is Tressie Hollie Martin in Minneapolis, MN. Let me know what els you know about slavery and my family.
Added by Alma Wilson on Mar 02, 2015 7:27 PM
Diane Davis Hoffman
Image of Sons or Daughters of the Republic of Texas
I found the image and text, "This image placed on this site indicates this individual is documented with either the Sons or Daughters of the Republic of Texas as having lived in Texas in the years (1836-1846) of the Republic." on a relative's find a grave site. James Madison Bell - # 65823587. I have many more relatives that lived in Texas during that time. I would like to have that emblem placed on their sites as well. How should I do that?

Thank you,
Added by Diane Davis Hoffman on Mar 01, 2015 7:27 AM
Greg Matthews
Incorrect photos
Hi, you have uploaded two incorrect photos to memorial #50521797. The person for this memorial died in 1810 and your photos are for an identically named person who died at a later date.
Added by Greg Matthews on Jun 27, 2014 11:31 AM
Bert Gubbels
RE: John Wells
Sorry I was just hoping after seeing this message on his find a grave site:
This image placed on this site indicates this individual is documented with either the Sons or Daughters of the Republic of Texas as having lived in Texas in the years (1836-1846) of the Republic.
- Mervin D. Peters
Added: Feb. 8, 2012
Added by Bert Gubbels on Apr 20, 2014 5:35 PM
Bert Gubbels
John Wells
Find A Grave Memorial# 42514477, I was wondering if you might have taken a picture of his grave stone with the Republic of Texas marker by it, so far I have not been able to get anyone to photograph it.

Bert Gubbels (#47996053)
Added by Bert Gubbels on Apr 20, 2014 5:07 PM
Ken Pundsack, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)
George Webb
Mr Peters
You are hosting a memorial (Find A Grave Memorial# 46496726) on George Webb in the Iola Cemetery. I have a George Webb (son of William A Webb and Sarah Jane Terry) in my family line. I know that you have probably posted all the information you have on this individual but thought I would post some information I have to see if anyone can validate if this individual and my ancestor are the one and same. George Webb (my ancestor) was born March 1874 in Mississippi. Looking forward to any inquiries.
Ken Pundsack
Added by Ken Pundsack, CMSgt, USAF... on Feb 13, 2014 1:42 PM
Renea Swayzer
Hello, I am trying to locate some of my relatives. I saw the obit you did for Thelma King. Her daughter Coretha Tucker (RIP) is my mother's sister as they share the same father Jessie Tucker (RIP). I am trying to locate Coretha's kids, grandkids etc. I remember Sherry Smith and Gary Tucker. I do not have any information on them. My name is Renea Swayzer and I am Beryle Oliver's (Tucker)daughter. If you are able to reach any of Coretha's descendants, please give them my information. Renea Swayzer 8177680961. Thank you!!!!
Added by Renea Swayzer on Dec 08, 2013 8:40 PM
RE: CRT Medallions
Hello Mr. Peters,
I have been trying my best to find where Elizabeth Martha (Westall) Hill - not Phillips - is buried. Elizabeth Martha Westall was married three times;
1) James Elijah Brown Austin (Brother of Stephen F. Austin.)
2) Zeno Phillips (father of Sarah Olivia Phillips.)
3) William Green Hill (stepfather of Sarah Olivia Phillips.)
Both Sarah Olivia Phillips and Elizabeth Martha (Westall) Hill died at Waverly Plantation, Brazoria County, Texas but only Sarah Olivia Phillips (of this mother/daughter duo) is listed as being buried in the Phillips Family Cemetery in West Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas. I can't find her mother listed in any cemetery!
(Note:) William Green Hill was previously married before marrying Elizabeth Martha. Hill died in Brazoria County on June 30, 1860. In his Nuncupative Will he asked to be buried beside his wife Eliza (Elizabeth Martha,)who had died in 1847.
Also, with each of her first two marriages, Elizabeth Martha inherited large tracts of land. When she married William Green Hill, he had been awarded 960 acres of land for services in various campaigns in 1835-36 and would receive another one league and one labor of land in 1838, for his service in Texas's war of independence and it became a republic.
When Elizabeth Martha herself died, her family took William Green Hill to court and gained control of her previous land holdings of her first two husbands. William Green Hill built a new plantation home on his own land while the court battle was going on, and called the new plantation Osceola.
I have looked for the graves of both Elizabeth Martha (Westall) Hill and William Green Hill, and have found nothing in Find A Grave databases for either one.
So, I'm unable to create a memorial page for you, for Elizabeth Martha (Westall) Hill.
If you know of any additional information for these two individuals or how to find their graves, please let me know and I'll work with you again.
Thank you so very kindly for the work you've put in for me.
Respectfully, Rex Jacy Harrison
Added by bard on Oct 17, 2013 9:51 PM
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