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John Vincent "VINCE" Powers (#47110613)
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Bio Photo "A people that takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendents." – Macauley.
I'm a Homesite Acreage REALTOR in Montgomery County, Texas...working on my Family History when I can...joined F-A-G not long ago and have already had alot of success, I think this is great and would like to applaud all involved!

I am also a Member of the Class of 1979 at St. Frederick CHS (Go WARRIOR'S!) in Monroe, La., and have begun a new project...gathering F-A-G info for all our deceased ALUMNI....and would like to THANK all my fellow WARRIORS for any assistance!!


...and now I've been vol-recruited by the 75th Ohio Inf (yep, YANKS!), to help get all members of the original CW Regiment located &/or memorialized! This was the unit in which a GGGrand-Uncle, Capt. Thomas J. Wheeler (#22988649) served with until his death in 1863...he died of multiple GSWs inflicted on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg!


On 1/19/2011 my father, CMDR Thomas J. Powers passed away suddenly....upon hearing the news I immediately sat and began his Memorial (Find A Grave Memorial# 64427239) which I posted to F/B as I was unable to speak of it on the phone. He was very proud of the work I had been doing on Ancestry & F-A-G, both for the Family...and for the "forgotten" CW Vets! He had just visited "Chancellorsville" the day before his death and purchased 2 books for me there, one was "The Last Days of Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson"! RIP Dad.


"Restoring HONOR, and TRUE American or two profiles at a time!"



SUMMER 2011...Frank & Jesse James CAPTURED!

In my TREE!!! My Dad died suddenly in Jan, leaving a lot of unanswered ???s on his maternal side as his mother had died just after his birth, and her mother died when she was only 4, and her mother, when she was 22....3 generations all died young in Ark, away from the Old Kentucky Home!!? Then a 2nd cousin of Dads found me thru F-A-G, who provided a lot of new info that sent me up several of his "lost" maternal lines and resulted in several surprises such as his GGG-Gpa was GEN Jesse Cole Lindsay (KY Militia)! I was excited with this till I discovered his sister was the Grandmother of FRANK & JESSE JAMES....making me their 2nd (4x's) Cousin!!! Then also there was my GGG-Uncle, COL John Anthony Lindsay (CSA-Ark), #75652636, who served GEN Sterling Price in the 1864 MO Campaign as his Guide!!! I finally found those REBELS in the woodpile I've been in search of all my SPADES!!! Iiiiiiieeeee!!!

My Dad never knew any of this....DA*N!

Last words of a mortally wounded 20yr old Confederate Officer: "No, I am done for. You can do me no good. Save yourselves and tell Pa good-bye and I died right. I did my duty. I died at my post." ~RIP Sir
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Amy Trent
AJ & Lydia Delancy
Hello Vince,
I am glad to have come across the family photo you added of my ancestors, Andrew and Lydia Delancy. I am curious to know where and how you obtained the portrait, maybe who from, and hoping you or they can tell me who all are captured in the photo. Oda Mae, their daughter, is the mother of my paternal grandfather's mother. Follow? :)
Looking forward to your reply,
Amy Trent née Enloe
Thank you!
Added by Amy Trent on Jan 04, 2015 12:22 PM
Russell Kasper
PVT Samuel Shaw
According to GAR records and 1956 edition of "Honor Roll" Champaign County, Veterans Commission, Pvt Shaw is buried in Middleton Cemetery, Mahomet, Champaign Co., Il. I have a memorial in there for him # 140360960. If you have other supporting documentation showing he is buried in this cemetery, I would appreciate knowing more. I am documenting all civil war buarials in Champaign County, Il., and would like to be accurate. Thank you.
Added by Russell Kasper on Dec 22, 2014 7:21 PM
Lt. Don Wilt
RE: Pvt Jacob Wilt
Greetings Vince,

Nice work adding that image of the flag to Pvt Jacob Wilt's memorial. Yes, I did send a message to the 75th reenactors. That was some time ago. In March of this year I retired as 1st Lt. Adjutant of Company B, 8th Regiment California Infantry, SVR. I was retired with the rank of 1st Lt.
As Past Camp Commander of the General George Wright Camp 22, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, I hold the rank of Captain.
Now, I am getting to old to walk the cemeteries. My legs are giving out, making it hard for me to walk the uneven ground.
Keep up the great work that you are doing.

In F. C. & L.
1st Lt. Don Wilt, PCC
Asst. Graves Registration Officer
General George Wright Camp 22
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Sacramento & Elk Grave, California
Adjutant, Retired
Co. B, 8th Reg. CA Inf., SVR
Added by Lt. Don Wilt on Oct 26, 2014 10:38 AM
Ronnie & Marjeana
Grandma Shaw
We just took photos at Bryant Cove in Conway Co. Ark. and we did not find Grandma Shaw. We did find a Grandma Brabshaw. She is beside Elsie (1864 ~1954) & Wm. (1872~1912) Archer. There graves are the same. They both have concrete borders around them. May this be your Grandma Shaw?
Added by Ronnie & Marjeana on Oct 01, 2014 8:30 PM
C. Dean
request transfer?
Vince, I have requested a few times, & haven't gotten a response? Would you please transfer my relative [# 55425987], to my acct., please?
Added by C. Dean on Sep 20, 2014 9:11 PM
William Taylor
Capt. John Johnson
I found your listing for Capt. John Johnson, link:

Birth 1588 in Hertfordshire, England Se
Death 30 Sep 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

Not sure, but could his parents be John Johnson
Birth 1550 in Wilmington,,Kent,England
Death 1643-12-14 in Wilmington,,Kent,England

and Hannah Throckmorton
Birth 1570 in Wilmington,,Kent,England
Death 1667 in Wilmington,,Kent,England

Seems to match up with my ancestry tree. If so he may be my 11th GG. Thanks!
Added by William Taylor on Sep 17, 2014 10:33 PM
Ben Tilford Calvert
RE: Howdy Ben!
Not that I am aware of. Have a great trip. Ben
Added by Ben Tilford Calvert on Sep 13, 2014 7:56 AM
Janet LaMotte
Dorothy Higbie
Info added. Links done. Thank you.
Added by Janet LaMotte on Sep 03, 2014 6:09 AM
Missing My Loved ones
Leslie Delancy
Hello I haven't had a chance to go out to rose hill cemetery as I am under the weather, But I did get information on her plot location in case you want to add it to your request. they said its section 14 lot 544 northwest corner
Added by Missing My Loved ones on Aug 25, 2014 10:08 PM
Dennis Harmsen
Edit Requests
Hello! You probably have some Edit Requests pending your attention. Are you aware of Edit Requests in your Edit Tab? If not, contact/email me and I will assist you with these. They can only be approved by you since you hold the memorials. Thank you.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on Aug 15, 2014 4:35 PM
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