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Jane Clancy Debenport (#47291020)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 9 days
RE: Elizabeth Douthett Morgan photo
You're very welcome. Please feel free to share the photo in any family documents

Added by JVann on Feb 12, 2017 9:36 AM

Hi Jane,
Just found a Rev. War Pension Application of a William Abbott that says he (Abbott) of Halifax County, VA was drafted in 1781 and with several others from Halifax County went to join a regiment of Virginia Militia. In the group with him from Halifax County was Peter Roberts. My Peter and his wife both died in the early 1800s and so never had the opportunity to apply for a Rev. War pension. But this seems to prove he served as I know of no other Peter Roberts in Halifax County at that time. I seem to have lost your email address (if I ever had it.)

Janelle Swearingen

Added by Janelle on Sep 11, 2016 9:01 AM

M. A. Claxton
RE: Grave of Nathan Williams
I am glad this helped. Let me know if there is something else you need here.

Mary Ann

Added by M. A. Claxton on Jul 30, 2016 8:31 PM

joe easley
it was just luck on my part finding it i was looking for one of my missing ancestors in davidson and took as many pictures as i could stand in the heat and your more than welcome

Added by joe easley on Jul 30, 2016 6:42 PM

Mary Anne Denney
RE: John Shepherd Ghumm
Sorry, Jane. I don't know although I vaguely remember getting the copy from the Nebraska Historical Society years and years ago. I have the copy in front of me, and unfortunately no one (including me) has written any additional information on it. I have looked on and it does not appear their either.

Added by Mary Anne Denney on Jul 21, 2016 11:47 AM

Rick Miller
DavidW Sims
Hi Jane,

I don't know. It looks like two different service records to me. Both the rank and the unit are different.

David William Sims supposedly served as 1st Sergeant in Co. I, in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the Georgia State Guards.

David Wardlow Sims memorial says that he was a Pvt. in Co. I of the 2nd Georgia Regiment.

I can't find any information on the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the Georgia State Guards. It must not have performed significant military service. "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute Jr. does not contain a history of the unit. I can't even find a date when the unit was formed. There are 754 names on the pension roles for it, one of which is David W. Sims.


Added by Rick Miller on Jun 02, 2016 9:18 AM

Rick Miller
David William Sims
Hi Jane,

I am not related to David William Sims and have not extensively researched him. I do not remember the specifics of how I came to make this Find a Grave memorial or the direct source of the information contained in the biography.
However, I can make a couple of educated guesses. I am originally from Waurika and I have gleaned old issues of the Waurika newspapers for obituaries and then made Find a Grave memorials for the deceased subject based on the obituary. I am pretty certain that this is the origin of the David Williams Sims memorial on Find A Grave. Unfortunately, I no longer have access to the old newspapers.
As for the biographical information about his service in the Civil War that likely came from one of two sources. Either it was in the obituary, or it was sent to me as an addition by someone with a direct interest in the late Mr. Sims, possibly a relative.
As I understand it, the Georgia State Guard was a militia unit comprising old men, boys, and others not suitable for frontline military service. They were mainly used for rounding up deserters and runaway slaves. I agree that is seems unlikely that a man born in Tennessee and living in Alabama would enlist in the Georgia State Guard, but stranger things have happened.
If you are positive that this David William Sims did not serve as described, let me know and I will delete that information from the memorial. But if you think it is possible that he did serve in the Georgia State Guard, I think I should leave it there until disproven.
Your thoughts?


Added by Rick Miller on Jun 01, 2016 5:03 AM

RE: Cynthia Ann Moore Etter-Ellis
I've sent you an e-mail Jane.

Added by Tara on Nov 19, 2015 8:14 PM

RE: Charles and Rebecca Black tombstones
Glad to help. I am the greatx4 grandson of Charles Black and Rebecca Brewer. I live in Idaho but several years ago I flew back to Mississippi to visit Charles and Rebecca's graves. I believe there are seven relatives buried there. The cemetery is on the site of the Black Family Plantation now owned by MSU Agricultural Experimental Station.

Added by TMartin on Jan 12, 2015 6:27 PM

RE: John Campbell's Will
Hi Jane, I am also a descendant of John Campbell. I am so glad that my submissions to his site can be enjoyed and helpful to other descendants. I try to add as much information as I can to my family lines. I am also in the process of working on my papers to join the DAR, but I am doing it through another line. Thanks for the acknowledgment that my additions to my sites please other distant relatives. Sincerely, Patricia

Added by Patricia on Oct 02, 2014 8:06 AM

# 30235980 John Rasco
You are the only person who can remove the pictures you post. It is very easy. Go to the memorial. Left click on the picture. It will bring you to a page that states "Delete selected photo". Click on that and it will ask if you want it deleted. Click OK will remove it. You can place it on the correct memorial. Thank you for being a part of Find A Grave. It is a wonderful site!

Added by Shirley on Jun 23, 2014 3:48 PM

John Rasco
You have posted the wrong photo to John Rasco
# 30235980 memorial.

Added by Shirley on Jun 22, 2014 4:21 PM

Jim Forsythe
RE: Statan/Staten tombstone photo

Your very welcome, glad I could help. There was ice and snow on the headstone, got most of it off. If you need a better photo, I can take another when the weather gets better.

Added by Jim Forsythe on Feb 01, 2014 2:04 PM

RE: Leona Statan buried at Russell City Cemetery
Thanks for you added information. I see that both parents included her in their obits, so I have added the connection to the parents. When you get more info on birth and date dates, I would appreciate receiving them to add. Also, would you know the first name of her husband and should it be Staton or Staten? She was in Wakeeney in 1940 (mother's death) and she died in Russell (or at least was buried there) in 1941, so she probably didn't have very deep roots in Russell. JLF

Added by JLF on Feb 01, 2014 9:28 AM

Sue Lee Johnson
John L Smith
You're so very welcome. It was my pleasure to research them!

Added by Sue Lee Johnson on Dec 11, 2013 5:19 PM

Dari Mahan Wells
RE: A B Oden tombstone photo
You are so welcome. I'm glad I was able to help.

Added by Dari Mahan Wells on Sep 23, 2013 5:20 PM

Nancy Singh
RE: Jacob Crum
no head stone that I am aware of, and yes you are correct on your information

Added by Nancy Singh on Aug 15, 2013 12:50 AM

Barbara Boardman Wilhelm
Frances Ghumm
This cemetery has been walked several times. All readable stones are on the site. Unfortunately, there are many stones on the north end that are completely smooth or covered in lichens. Sorry I couldn't have been more help.

Added by Barbara Boardman Wilhelm on Jun 13, 2013 6:02 AM

Chris Easley
RE: John Franklin & Frances Jane Smith
As you may know by now, the photos I took have been uploaded to the memorials for John Franklin and Francis Jane. The cemetery office gave you the correct block information. Block 14 Lot 4 is exactly where I found them. You may have already noticed that I have added a memorial for their son John Clancy as well as his four children, Frances, Bernice, Richard and Robert. They are all buried together in Block 13 Lot 24. Your quite welcome for the photos and the information. Glad I could be of help to your family research!


Added by Chris Easley on Apr 15, 2013 7:38 PM

Chris Easley
John Franklin & Frances Jane Smith

I have added headstone photos for both John Franklin Smith and his wife Frances Jane (Clancy) Smith. I came across their graves while working on project of mine. I am currently going through Cleburne Memorial Cemetery block by block adding memorials and headstone photos were needed. I noticed on both of their memorials you noted that their graves are unmarked. Judging by the age of the headstones, they have been there for quite some time. I'm not sure as to how the graves were believed to be unmarked, but that is neither her nor there and isn't really important. When the cemetery was surveyed and the records transcribed back in 1998, there is no note in the transcript of the graves being unmarked. This along with the age of the headstones leads me to believe that the graves have been marked for a long time. The photos are the best I could do as they are underneath a large oak tree and I couldn't get a lot of detail on them.

Chris Easley

Added by Chris Easley on Apr 14, 2013 9:22 PM

James Coston
Woodie Clancy, Armour Cem.
Evening Jane, I am leaving U this FYI because Clancy is part of ur name so it appears a relation exists.
If U want clearer fotos of his monument, they have just been posted.
Later, James Coston

Added by James Coston on Nov 17, 2012 6:10 PM

Ken Jones
RE: John W. Northcutt
Don't worry, I am not related, so you keep the memorials.

If you are having trouble with locating the cemetery, try this link: and type "Comanche" in the search box. You can pull up a map with many (I won't swear all) of the country cemeteries are located. This is how I got there.

Good luck

Added by Ken Jones on Oct 22, 2010 9:50 PM

Petty & Pickens
Washington Savage
Your uploading and editing of the pictures is fantastic. No yellowing, unlike a number of photos I have seen. And the pictures, when clicked on go to full scale. You are doing a outstanding job. This is the best rendition of black and white photos that I have seen.(I have looked at over 12,000 sites) so I can't get over how clear the images are.

Added by Petty & Pickens on May 25, 2010 7:38 PM

Petty & Pickens
Bartley Joseph Clancy
Welcome Jane,
The corrections have been made. I have sent an e-mail to you. It has further information.
Findagrave is very interesting.

Added by Petty & Pickens on May 25, 2010 7:28 PM


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