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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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K Stout
James M. Parks
Hello Vince
Can you tell me where you got the information on Memorial#62161308 James M Parks? Could the name have been John Martin Parks who was married Mary Mahala Brown Parks?
I wait to hear from you.

Karla Stout
Added by K Stout on May 02, 2015 8:29 AM
Capt John William Kemper
in the Coffeeville (Mississippi) City Cemetery.

I took pics of most of the markers at CCC. This one showed up as I was going through the file.

Cecil Halford
Walls, Mississippi
Added by Mimosa on Apr 21, 2015 9:06 PM
Tommie Moser Nichols
Pvt. Stephen Pace
Hello, I am kindly wondering where you learned that Pvt. Pace is buried in Crooked Creek in Blount Co. Research has found only Sylvester and Sallie Nuchols, 2 small children, and an Indian massacred group. The first 4 are buried next to the old homeplace stood. The group are further out in the field. All that exists now is a cow pasture. As we, hundreds, have worked fruitlessly to extend our ancestors past Sylvester and Sally, we would love to know that Pvt. is from his family! I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Tommie Moser Nichols, Powell, TN, Third great-grandaughter
Added by Tommie Moser Nichols on Mar 14, 2015 5:04 PM
Kimberly Marine
Wrong birth year
Mrs Powers,
My husband is Steve Marine. I saw that you created a memorial page for him. I didn't even know this was here until now. I am his wife and wanted to thank you. Also, I wanted to tell you that he was born in 1962, not 1963. Out of respect and etiquette I thought that the wife was first noted on the obituary when someone passed, followed by their child (Ashton Curtis), then his mother and so forth. I know that his sister put it in the paper as such, but we were the most important people in his life. I would love to see this part edited since you have the power to edit this because you created it. Moreso, I know that Steve would have wanted it that way, no doubt in my mind!! I would greatly appreciate it. further, I added more pictures of us to the page. Thank you very much for your assistance.
Added by Kimberly Marine on Mar 02, 2015 9:22 PM
Skye d brennan
ISO My Birth family
Hello. I found this site and the names on here by my DNA being matched to a cousin of mine on He had his Grandpa as Mr Thomas (from his mother's side) in this memorial. I have been searching for my Birth family since I can remember. I don't know why I am creating this message on here. But If my DNA connects the grandson of Thomas then so should I be connected to him in some way. Hopefully one I will find out the connection.
Added by Skye d brennan on Feb 27, 2015 7:07 PM
Lindan S Caldwell
Col Torrey
Col Jay Lynn Torrey was a Rough Rider.
Added by Lindan S Caldwell on Feb 23, 2015 9:14 PM
Family Finder
Nelson J Lee
I know you are on the Soldier thing. So I have a queation for you ..
I sent you a Obit on James Nelson Lee, then I saw a Nelson J Lee. both were in the civil war. One colored in Obit born 1840, the other that you have is born 1845.
Will you look at this and let me know if you think they may be the same person.
both are in Greenwood, Muscatine.
Added by Family Finder on Feb 01, 2015 4:31 PM
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
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