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I am the great-great granddaughter of Col. Albert J Fountain |
and his story has been with me all my life. I think about him
and his young son, Henry, surrounded by his killers and how
angry and fearful (for his helpless son) he must have been in his
last moments. He was a great man, a renaissance man. He was
an intellectual, a poet, a playwright, a pioneer...he loved life and
lived it to the fullest. I am so proud to have his blood in my
veins. When I was younger, and I must admit, I still do it,
whenever I felt down or overcome by the weight of the world,
I would imagine my great, great grandfather and how he would
look at and deal with the situation. I wish so much that I
could have met the great man.
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|Suellen Travis||Freddie #46604537|
Hoping you can help me. I see you are friends with a Freddie and I need to know how to get in touch with her. I need to ask if she will transfer James Crindon Echels over to me. This is my brother in law and I want to correct his year of birth and all his family information. Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated or ask her to get in touch with me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Tim Troxell||RE: Col Albert Jennings Fountain|
you are quite welcome. Glad to do it. My wife's maiden name was Jennings.
I am so sorry for this delayed response to your message. The message was on a defunct site of mine that I did not even know existed. I was very glad to leave notes for your family members. Again, I apologize for the time gap. Best ever, Sarah.
|TwinTwo||A. J. Fountain|
I just moved here to Las Cruces NM and had been active in Find A Grave in Oregon, I went to the Masonic Cemetery to find a Letter Box hidden near Legendary Pat Garrett who killed Billy the Kid. Sorry long story...
This may seem weird and may not even be the same man, BUT I found a grave near your Great Great Grandfather with this inscription:
"The original sandstone slab was engraved by Col. Albert J. Fountain, A brother Mason"
I noticed your A.J.Fountain was a Lieut. at the time of his death in the 1896 not a Col. It is very near his grave site. I've added this man John S. Patton to the Find A Grave web site if you prefer to view it there or contact me. He was the very first mason buried there in 1866.
I know sometimes soldiers get lowered in rank for one reason or another so thought it was worth mentioning, I'm sure you are very proud of him!
I love history and hope this is comforting to your family to know this about this wonderful man. Take care, Connie
Added by TwinTwo on Sep 28, 2008 9:01 PM
I'm going out to New Mexico the first week of April, and will definitely stop in Mesilla. I live in California as well, and I always go to the village a few times during a visit. I'm not certain if I'm related, but my ancestors on the Fountain side were in that area at the same time as the Colonel. My Great-Grandfather Eugene was born in El Paso, and moved to Los Angeles around 1910. Take care.
Added by Freddie on Mar 21, 2008 11:14 PM
You are most welcome, I've actually visited the cenotaph for Col. Fountain and his son in the Masonic cemetery a few times, and have family in the area. My last name is also Fountain, so I feel a kind of kinship there. Take care :)
Added by Freddie on Mar 18, 2008 10:11 PM
|Tim Troxell||Your Welcome|
Oh glad to write a message to a very brave man.
thanks for your kind message to me. My wife's family name is Jennings. take care, TIm
|Mary||Re: Albert Fountain|
Hi, Terry. I was so sad when I read what happened to your gggrandfather and his son Henry. I truly believe that our loved ones that are taken from us by violence or tragic circumstances are in a Special Place with the Lord, because it was not their choice or time to go to Heaven. Your loved ones will be waiting for you with open arms--because you have remembered them and let others know about their lives. That is the BEST kind of gift to give--the gift of the history and happenings of ones' family, to be passed on and treasured by each new generation; until we are all together again for Eternity.
Added by Mary on Jan 22, 2008 2:46 PM