RE: Mays family--Greenwood, LA I looked up your tree on Ancestry--was surprised to see the Agurs family. What is your connection/interest there? My personal e-mail is on the ancestry site in case you would prefer to contact me that way. Also, I didn't know about the Trosper-Mays marriage. Were there any children?
RE: Mays family--Greenwood, LA Thanks so much! This is great info! I will look forward to hearing more from you, but this is a good start. I know (knew) John Mays--will try to contact him. I haven't seen him for a long time--don't know if he would remember me. I'm a little younger. I read his book when it came out in the U. S.--remember it as more personal information about the family, not about the community, store, politics, etc., but I will look again--plus, some of the personal might have a place in what I am writing.
RE: Mays family--Greenwood, LA I want to know who came to Greenwood, when they came to Greenwood, and what they did. I would especially like to know about their store(s)--when they were in business, who their partners were, etc. I think they also owned a gin. Is that right? I know some descendants--don't have much contact at present--but I thought you, as a person interested in family history, might have info. already written up.
RE: Robert Lee Webb Hello, No I'm not related to him but I have been working on updating the headstones or entering a memorial for the persons at Oakland Cemetery. I was just trying to make sure I updated the correct memorial with the correct headstone. Thanks
RE: Dorothy Applegate I am not related to her. I sometimes do some that appear in the obituaries. I appreciate your kindness and for bringing it to my attention...as I do not want to ever duplicate memorials. Thank you again!
Dorothy Applegate Thank you for the information. My memorial was done up in 2011 with the information that I had. The other memorial was done in 2013, however, since it had the correct information and burial site, I have deleted mine. Thank you for letting me know.
Robert Emmet Burke You have erroneously posted a grave for my grandfather in Oak Hill Cemetery In Goliad, TX. Also, he was never referred to as "Bob." Robert Emmet Burke died in Alice, TX as you have, but his body was never returned to Goliad. He was buried in Alice, probably in the Old Collins Cemetery. The family has never found his exact burial site, BUT he is not buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Goliad, TX with his wife, Sue Dillard Word (my grandmother)or with his son Robert "Bob" Austin Burke (my father).
Thank you in advance for correcting this error, Gail Burke Helt
correction I guess I should have looked up "vulcanite" before I posted! It seems to be a hard rubber patented in the 1840's, so that's one theory disproved. I still think the stone might have been something carried by the mercantile. Tombstones were common items in mail order catalogs toward the end of the 1800's and it could have been in stock.
Amanda Cameron's headstone I am P.J. Willis's ggggranddaughter. You mentioned that the stone was of an unknown type. Could it have been vulcanite? The reason I ask is that I just ran across a token collectors website that had a trade token from the Willis Bros. mercantile made of vulcanite, presumably because metal tokens wouldn't last long in the damp salty climate of Galveston. The date is c.1870, so the time frame might work. If P.J. had a supply available, it would make sense to use it. Victoria Alvey