|Sheron Smith-Savage (#46960440)|
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I'm a preservationist and historian descended from many generations in Texas.|
I was so happy to find some "lost" ancestors through Find A Grave. I joined the Find A Grave community as a volunteer, to help other people find where their ancestors and loved ones are buried, and to see photographs of markers in cemeteries they will never be able to visit personally. So many wonderful, dedicated people have volunteered time and money to make this website a success. What a disappointment to learn that it is now owned by a for-profit company, off the time and efforts of numerous volunteers.
Like all volunteers who have entered information on Find A Grave, we deserve the courtesy of a request for permission to use photographs and to be given credit for creating memorials. Neither ancestry.com nor any individual or group has permission to use any of my personal or memorial information or photographs for publication or profit.
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|Suzanne E Presley||Transfer request|
Would you mind transferring William McCoy #46292988 to me?
This is my great great grandfather on my maternal side.
I have my lineage back to him under my care.
Your consideration is greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Suzanne
|Deborah Phenix||Corrections to your memorials|
Sorry for the inconvenience regarding my personal email. I have received so much spam; I find that those who take the time to fill out the request are legitimate. If you do not wish to complete it, you can always use the Edit button on the memorial. That will eliminate the problem and will give me the necessary information to complete your request.
|DOUG MORRIS...The Great State Of Alabama||RE: Queenie D. Shelley, # 23768435|
I apologize for not responding in a timely manner.I would be very happy to transfer any memorials you desire...just give me all the info to transfer...& I will do it....Sincerely Yours, Doug Morris
The memorials for Mary & Mildred Johnson have been updated. Thank you very much for the additional information.
|Ann Greer||family link|
Please link Jeannie Frances Pitts McCoy to her parents, Daniel T Pitts 57474087 and mother Susan Hill Pitts.
My direct email is Provencegill@yahoo.com. Knowing that this picture came from that cemetery helps me work through what I think happened. At the turn of the century, the Daughters of the Confederacy and other organizations began to actively mark confederate war dead graves and in some cases to move dead from northern battlefield cemeteries to southern cemeteries. There is a great documentary called "Death and the Civil War" that might interest you that goes into detail about this.
I think that someone arranging for the stone did some research and got units confused with the same name: Thomas Provence, sometimes spelled Province. They marked the grave correctly for a Thomas Provence but with the wrong unit.
I have the following documentation which I will be glad to send to you:
Thomas M. Provence Texas Civil War Services records (about 30 pages). He was the son of Thomas Province B1793 died in 1867 in Bell County, Texas where he is buried. Thomas Marion moved to Texas from Alabama in the late 1850's with several family members and is well documented in several books about early settlers of Texas.
He joined the 19th Texas Infantry Co. G along with his brothers Frazier Vandalia Provence and James A Provence. I also have the service records for them as well and each of them joined and served in Company G.
I also have the service records (again 50 pages or more) for Thomas Provence from Sabine Parish in Louisiana. He joined the 6th Louisiana Infantry in 1861 and was captured and paroled three times. He was with Lee at Appomattox when the war ended.
He was born in Louisiana to William and Mary Elizabeth (Wilson) Provence in 1838 and died in 1881 in Shelby, Texas. I have his wife's application for his confederate pension (20 pages) that clearly states he served with the 6th Louisiana. His brother Phillip "Doctor" Provence also served with a different regiment from Louisiana.
Thomas and his wife Nancy moved to Shelby, Texas between 1870 and 1880 and he died in 1881.
Thomas Marion Provence from Wise County Texas (G Company 19th Texas Infantry) was born August 18, 1833 in Madison County, Alabama and Died December 18, 1895 in Wise County, Texas.
The birth and death dates for Thomas Provence from Louisiana.are 1838 and February 23, 1881. There is a stone for Marion Provence in the Cottondale Cemetery in Wise County, Texas. I have a photo of that stone.
I will be happy to send you all of this via regular email if you would like to look at it yourself.
Added by Ed on Oct 12, 2013 6:55 AM
|Ed||Thomas M Provence|
Wonderful work your doing here. I think there may be some confusion on memorial 39173247, Thomas M. Provence.
Thomas M Provence and Thomas Provence were related and both served in the confederate army.Thomas Marion Provence served in Co. G 19th Texas Infantry. Thomas Provence served in the 6th Louisiana Infantry.
The stone on this memorial is obviously for Thomas M Provence of the 19th Texas. The cemetery is for Thomas Provence of Louisiana 6th.
Thomas M was born August 18, 1833 and died December 18, 1895 in Wise County, Texas and is buried in the Cottondale Cemetery.He has a stone there.
Thomas Provence was born in 1838 and died on February 26, 1881 in Shelby, Texas and was married to Nancy Cook.
I suspect that whomever had the stone done for Thomas in Pleasant Grove at some point in the distant past confused the service records and as a result the stone in Pleasant Grove was inscribed wrong.
They are definitely not the same person and the stone in Pleasant Grove is either wrong or perhaps it may have gotten confused in the many pictures you have been recording and the cemetery label is wrong.
Could you double check and if the stone is wrong in the cemetery which is entirely possible, since often these were marked by the Daughters of the Confederacy many years after the individual was buried, could you post this information?
Thanks Ed Collins
Added by Ed on Oct 09, 2013 5:04 AM
|Barbara HARMS Craig||Swans at Garards Fort Cemetery|
I think there could be two other sons buried at Garards Fort, but probably no record of them.
Charles Swan b. abt 1827 and d. abt 1828
Milton B. Swan b. 19 Feb 1836 in Greene Co., PA
d. 19 Dec 1846
I never could find a burial list for the Garard Fort Cemetery, so could not verify any of this.
THANKS SO MUCH for all you help. Barbara
|Barbara HARMS Craig||RE: William Swan|
William Swan is a brother to my direct line, but I have done a lot of work on the Swan Family. My memorial for William Swan has the burial of "unknown" as I was not finding the Garards Fort Cemetery in 2011.
My memorial has him linked to parents, wife, and children. This why I would like to ask permission to add the cemetery and have you add the tombstone. The two sons, Daniel and S. (Sutton) Swan, all I would link is linked to the parents.
My memorial for William Swan
If you prefer to keep him, could I ask Find A Grave to merge the two so the information on my could be on your memorial?
THANKS SO MUCH!! Barbara
|Diane Gravlee||Dunn memorials|
I know back in May you wanted documentation for the three Dunn changes that I requested. I am sure that the information comes from Tabitha's personal knowledge and her close relationship to this family. Please add the info I sent.
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