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DSmith (#46945502)
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Bio Photo I'm into genealogy and history.

I am researching the names of Braley, Smith, Whittington, Wade, McClain, Shoemake, Weaver, Vandeveer, Corker, Mays, Blair, English, and many others.
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Matt & Kara Underwood
RE: Isaac William Underwood #70976452
Thanks DSmith!!!!
Added by Matt & Kara Underwood on Sep 22, 2015 2:16 PM
Matt & Kara Underwood
RE: Isaac William Underwood #70976452
DSmith, thanks so very much. 3 quick questions for you:
1) Is it correct to assume that the "Shimek Cemetery" is the same as the "County Line cemetery" and "buried at the church" phrases that are mentioned in the newspaper accounts?
2) What was the name of the church mentioned, and are you aware of any specific plotting of graves that were recorded?
3) Do you know if anyone has ever "probed" that cemetery for buried tombstones? I have several family cemeteries here and there which I was able to gently probe into the ground with a rounded piece of rebar steel---bent like a walking cane---and uncovered some tombstones that had fallen over and had been buried over time. Best done after a few rainy days when the ground gets soft enough. It can be tricky, but the stone's shape can be tapped to the edges, then the sod can be carefully cut and removed to begin the process. Takes a real zealot for the process---probably not a practical exercise unless there were solid accounts of old stones being neglected, then disappearing under the grass. I would usually spend about one day working on a few rows where there were obvious burials.

Anyway, thanks very much. I really appreciate your hard work. Thanks for the kindness, too. God bless.
Added by Matt & Kara Underwood on Sep 22, 2015 1:20 PM
Kathryn Fitzgerald Shramek
You have a sister listed, Mrs. Lillian Tuffly. Last name is incorrect. Read the obit for correct last name.
Added by Kathryn Fitzgerald Shrame... on Sep 20, 2015 3:51 AM
Matt & Kara Underwood
Isaac William Underwood #70976452
Hello DSmith! My name is Matt Underwood, and I am wondering if you would consider transferring management---to me---of the memorial of Isaac William Underwood (#70976452).

His nephew Sam Underwood (#116662005) was my great grandfather. Sam and his older brothers Jeff and Robert were fairly close to Isaac and his family. If one of Isaac's closer relatives ever wants management of this memorial in the future, I will happily transfer it to them.

I am working on small, basic biographies of Isaac and his three wives, which links I have also recommended in edits. I also hope to have more biographical data on his parents and siblings and children in the future. I've been doing genealogy since 1978---most of it the old fashioned way.

My Find-A-Grave membership # is 47992157. Thanks for your consideration, and for your hard work. If you have any photo of Isaac's headstone, please feel free to add it.
Added by Matt & Kara Underwood on Sep 18, 2015 9:57 AM
Yes my husband & son are absolutely DIRECT descendant of Hamilton. Hampton was Hamilton's brother who was about 15 years younger.
George H Wade was born abt 1852.
Hamilton G A Wade was born abt 1835.
Hampton appears as George Wade with Easter, Elizabeth, & Matilda on the 1870 US census, in Polk County, GA.

Esther Wade 60
Elizabeth Wade 32
George Wade 18
Matilda Wade 15
Hamilton G A Wade appears in the 1870 US Census in Chambers County, AL
Name Age

H G Wade 33
Mariah L Wade 27
George W Wade 11
John A Wade 8
Hamilton L Wade 5
Dora Wade 3
Mink Wade

In the 1880 US census George shows as a Widower because on 20 Dec 1872 he married Victoria Beam. Victoria died in 1873.

Name Age
Easter Wade 69
George Wade 27
Betty Wade 41

While Hamilton G A Wade is STILL in Chambeers County, AL & has married Elizabeth R. Daniel on 11 Jun 1876.

Hamilton GA. Wade 45
E. R. Wade 24
Lora Wade 13
Earnest Wade 3
Joseph Wade 1
N. S. Daniel 18

I can go on & on with the ACTUAL facts proving that you have merged TWO people together to form this memorial. Hamiliton GA Wade & George H Wade were TWO entirely different individuals.
Added by jmgs1 on Jul 05, 2015 4:00 PM
"Hampton" George Wade Find A Grave Memorial# 46577169
Hey, DS! Just a quick question~are you sure Mr. Wade's 1st name was Hampton? For all my records show his 1st name as Hamilton. I want to say his full name was Hamilton George Augustus Wade.
Added by jmgs1 on Jul 04, 2015 8:17 PM
"Hampton" George Wade Find A Grave Memorial# 46577169
Hey, DS! Just a quick question~are you sure Mr. Wade's 1st name was Hampton? For all my records show his 1st name as Hamilton. I want to say his full name was Hamilton George Augustus Wade.
Added by jmgs1 on Jul 04, 2015 8:00 PM
Robert "Scott" Patrick
RE: John William Smith
I will need more information before I can add John William Smith to the San Jacinto Veterans Virtual Cemetery. The San Jacinto Descendants only recognize individuals that are in the original Honor Roll used at the San Jacinto Monument and Museum. My problem is there were several Smiths but they don't have one on the list as John William Smith. I have tried to research the various Smith's and I find that a John W Smith received a Bexar Bounty for his service in the Texas Army that ended March, 1836, before the Battle of San Jacinto. Any proof you may have will be greatly appreciated.
Added by Robert "Scott" Patrick on Jun 22, 2015 3:29 PM
Robert "Scott" Patrick
Logan Vandeveer
I have added Logan Vandeveer to my virtual cemetery for the Veterans of San Jacinto as you requested. I just wish you had notified me last year so I could have removed the Memorial page I added in 2011, for Logan Vanderver based on the spelling of Louis Wiltz Kemp the author of the official Bios of veterans of San Jacinto.
Added by Robert "Scott" Patrick on Jun 22, 2015 2:58 PM
Kenny Dee
RE: The McClain
You can see the list of men here on the memorial page of David Henry Hamilton and you can read about the bio here on D.H. Hamilton book here. History of Company M
Added by Kenny Dee on Apr 27, 2015 3:09 PM
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