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Robert A. Edwards (#46957515)
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I was born in Louisiana and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. My family and I moved to Arkansas in 1981 and have been here since. I served five years in the U.S. Air Force and 30 years with the Federal Aviation Administration. I retired from the F.A.A. in January 2008.

I became addicted to genealogy in 1995 and have compiled vast numbers of data, dates, records, photos and files over the years. My mother, her parents and many other relatives, are buried in Central Cemetery (Baptist Church) near Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. I have photographed Central Cemetery and compiled a book of the tombstones with names, dates, epitaphs, and descriptions for Central Cemetery.

Some of my family names are Edwards from Mississippi to Louisiana, Roberts in Mississippi on my father's side, with McFerrin and Sandifer (from South Carolina to Mississippi then Louisiana), VanVeckhoven (Belgium to Louisiana) and Woodel on my mother's side. I have chased many collateral lines from Louisiana and Mississippi as well.

If we can be of help with Central Arkansas or with Central Baptist Church in Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, feel free to contact us.


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lenell dufour
thanks
I am the great grandaughter of Charles Vanveckhoven. My father was Albert Truman VanVeckhoven. I am so excited to see I can join the Daughters of The Confederacy:)
Added by lenell dufour on Feb 16, 2015 3:53 PM
Jennifer Fisher-White
Fisher's in Central Cem
Hi Robert,
I see that you have added a lot of people at Central Cemetery in Robeline, LA. The Fisher's that are buried there is from my dad's side of the family. I just wanted to see if you are related.

Thanks
Jen
Added by Jennifer Fisher-White on Jan 15, 2015 11:31 AM
Pat Berel
RE: Thomas B. Jackson
I would think so as his wife is also in the cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 15169533
Sabine Index, Many, La., Mar 4, 1938
4 Mar 1938 - Mrs. E. S. DeBose, age 84, died at the family residence in Many last Monday evening at 8:25. Funeral services were held at Old Pisgah 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. B. N. Simmons officiating. Mrs. DeBose was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert
M. Armstrong, being born in Sabine parish near Ft. Jesup. She was first married to Thomas J. Jackson and to this union were born the following children, who survive her: Mrs. Jane
Jackson DeBose of Florien; R. A. Jackson of Saragota, Texas, T. B. Jackson, Natchitoches.
Deceased was married in 1884 to E. S. DeBose, who survives her. To this union the following children survive: Mrs. Alice Byles, Robeline; Grover H. DeBose, Haughton; J. E. DeBose, Many;
Louis M. DeBose, Rodessa; and 26 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren, besides a large number of other near relatives throughout Sabine parish.
Added by Pat Berel on Jan 12, 2015 3:05 PM
Volunteer #46577499
Re: photo request for L Patrick, AR
See edit on the photo on his page ... this is the best photo I was able to secure, as the grave is definitely 'unmarked'.
Added by Volunteer #46577499 on Jan 06, 2015 7:30 PM
Volunteer #46577499
RE: Louis Patrick
I plan to visit Lone Hill Cemetery tomorrow (Tuesday) - as I have been there before to photo markers, I know the 'rows' are not marked ... do you know any other names/graves that are around Mr Patrick's grave? which would help me locate his 'unmarked' grave?
Thanx in advance - I'll do my best!
Added by Volunteer #46577499 on Jan 05, 2015 7:20 PM
Shella Robertson
John S Gee
Hello,
I saw the memorial you created for John S. Gee (1790-1859). He is my 5th great grandfather, are you related to the Gee or Pugh families? I see you have done quite a bit of research and would like to compare information.
Thanks,
Shella
Added by Shella Robertson on Dec 18, 2014 12:50 PM
judy lakkis
RE: Clarence VanVeckhoven
You are welcomed
Added by judy lakkis on Dec 05, 2014 9:00 AM
On the Trail
RE: 16th GVI
In looking through the SCV registry for the men of 16th GVI, I have located a couple of errors. How does one go about making corrections?

Richard E Fortson buried at Old Danielsville Presbyterian in Madison County was a member of 15th GVI not the 16th.

William Walker Fitts (my husband's gg grandfather) is presumed buried on the battlefield at Spotsylvania and is not interred in Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery. He has no marker.

William Henry Stiles (buried at Laurel Grove North in Savannah GA) was in the 60th GA Inf (first as Capt Co H and later AQM) The writer of his Find A Grave bio may have him confused with B. Edward Stiles who served as LTCol of the 16th and is buried at Stonewall Confederate Cemetery in Winchester Va. His Find A Grave Memorial# 6607225. Interestingly, his wife Clelia Stiles is the only woman buried in that cemetery.

Ill keep looking and let you know if I run across other corrections. Thanks again for directing me to the registry.

Best regards
Laura
Added by On the Trail on Oct 28, 2014 9:02 PM
On the Trail
RE: 16th GVI
In looking through the SCV registry for the men of 16th GVI, I have located a couple of errors. How does one go about making corrections?

Richard E Fortson buried at Old Danielsville Presbyterian in Madison County was a member of 15th GVI not the 16th.

William Walker Fitts (my husband's gg grandfather) is presumed buried on the battlefield at Spotsylvania and is not interred in Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery. He has no marker.

William Henry Stiles (buried at Laurel Grove North in Savannah GA) was in the 60th GA Inf (first as Capt Co H and later AQM) The writer of his Find A Grave bio may have him confused with B. Edward Stiles who served as LTCol of the 16th and is buried at Stonewall Confederate Cemetery in Winchester Va. His Find A Grave Memorial# 6607225. Interestingly, his wife Clelia Stiles is the only woman buried in that cemetery.

Ill keep looking and let you know if I run across other corrections. Thanks again for directing me to the registry.

Best regards
Laura

Added by On the Trail on Oct 28, 2014 8:59 PM
On the Trail
RE: 16th GVI
In looking through the SCV registry for the men of 16th GVI, I have located a couple of errors. How does one go about making corrections?

Richard E Fortson buried at Old Danielsville Presbyterian in Madison County was a member of 15th GVI not the 16th.

William Walker Fitts (my husband's gg grandfather) is presumed buried on the battlefield at Spotsylvania and is not interred in Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery. He has no marker.

William Henry Stiles (buried in Laurel Grove North Savannah) was in the 60th GA Inf (first as Capt Co H and later AQM) The writer of his Find A Grave bio may have him confused with B. Edward Stiles who served as LTCol of the 16th and is buried at Stonewall Confederate Cemetery in Winchester Va. His Find A Grave Memorial# 6607225. Interestingly, his wife Clelia Stiles is the only woman buried in that cemetery.

Ill keep looking and let you know if I run across other corrections. Thanks again for directing me to this registry.

Best regards
Laura

Added by On the Trail on Oct 28, 2014 8:56 PM
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