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Betty Sanders (#47374206)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo Cemetery searches are from Sept-April. Summer is too hot in Texas. I have been into genealogy research since 2000 and before that a high school biology teacher in Houston, Texas but I was born and raised in the country. Fortunately, I now live in a spot where I can barely see the lights of another house. My husband goes with me on some cemetery searches and so does my sister. I am very active in our local cemetery in Colony, Texas which is the resting place of my ancestors and their neighbors. I organize the Brown Reunion and write and distribute the Brown Reunion Newsletter annually. We are currently trying to raise enough money to restore the inside of our little country church founded by my great, great, great grandfather. My other hobby is quilting.
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Chiquita Richison Thompson
RE: Clarence A Thompson 21035955
I have no knowledge of the people buried here. I just transcribed the cemetery and posted photos. Sorry I cannot be more help
Added by Chiquita Richison Thompso... on Aug 09, 2014 2:06 PM
Les Varner
McVea Cemetery
My wife nails I drove down from San Marcos to fulfill the request for pictures in McVea Cemetery. We did not locate the property. Perhaps you can fulfill the requests.
Added by Les Varner on Jun 14, 2014 12:50 PM
Kelly K
Ann Murphy
Hi Betty,
Thanks for checking on Ann Murphy. Her husband is linked to her. His name was John Wilson Murphy. He is not buried at the same cemetery as he died in 1931. She is listed as Mrs. John Murphy on the death certificate. The dates should be on the memorial (1878-1918). The creator of the memorial listed that the tombstone had been previously read and the death date showed 1919. Hope this helps and thanks again for trying to find her!
Added by Kelly K on May 27, 2014 10:11 AM
L R McVea
Thanks so much for the very clear photo of his stone. Now, I'll ask the owner to get those dates on the Memorial. I appreciate your promptness in this and your willingness to go out to photograph in this hot weather.
Added by Rose on Aug 31, 2013 7:17 AM
RE: Elm Grove Cemetery
I added Wiley's son, but left off his birth info, since he is still living.

Wow, 104 years is quite remarkable! Just had a family friend pass away at 106 years old. I'm not sure how I feel about living that long...........
Added by LJCL16 on Mar 20, 2013 5:34 AM
RE: Elm Grove Cemetery
Hi Betty, no you should not open up a photo request for records, then fulfill them. I know find a grave frowns upon scanning paper obits and adding that as a photo to a record, It is best to transcribe any paper obit and source them if word for word. If you have the time and the desire to add folks out at Elm Grove that would be great! Especially if they are kin, as you would be able to add more information for future generations than anyone else could. If the Church is part of the cemetery or right next to it then, yes, submit photo's on the cemetery site. It will be up to find a grave to approve them and add them to the main cemetery page.

If you really want to start volunteering make sure you read all of the find a grave FAQ's, you will find all of the rules and regulations there. Link below:

There are so many things that you need to know before embarking on this adventure, so make sure you read every thing in the FAQ's, which is the best advice I can give you.

Normally folks on find a grave only make changes to a record if you send them a SAC, which stands for "suggest a correction". If you click on the edit tab within a record you will see an option to perform that action. This is also the preferred method for transfers as well.

One last thing I will say, please do not let others discourage you on your journey, because they will try! But do realize that this is very time consuming work. The more you add the more work it becomes.......... Not to mention the added stress of trying to work in the hot Texas sun!!!

I wish you much success and happiness on your find a grave road! Hope I was able to help you a little. Best wishes, Dawn
Added by LJCL16 on Mar 20, 2013 5:17 AM
steven williams
Arthur Benton
Thanks Betty
Added by steven williams on Mar 15, 2013 5:55 AM
Lynda Duncan Miles
RE: Waelder Masonic Cemetery
Oh my gosh, Betty, you are right! I got the wrong pic on there. I just checked it, and cannot figure out how to delete it. There is no "delete" button on those. I suppose I will have to contact the find a grave folks and ask them to remove it. Thank you so much for calling this to my attention - I hate to make mistakes, but welcome kind suggestions calling it to my attention like you made. I will take care of it, and am so glad you are going to go and take one to replace it today.
All of my Reid/Tinsley relatives are from Gonzales, and buried in the county. Some of those old cemetaries there are overgrown and we've been unable to find headstones. Sad, that they aren't being kept up.

Thanks again, and I appreciate you and your work for this wonderful site!

Happy searching & Happy Spring!!
Added by Lynda Duncan Miles on Mar 14, 2013 11:28 AM
J Blue
Thank You
Thank you for taking & posting those headstone photos for me!
Added by J Blue on Feb 26, 2013 5:21 AM
Thank you
Hi Betty, Thank you so much for generously using your time to take the photo of Missouri Allsup's stone. It turned out great!
I also appreciate that you took 2 photos of the marker.
I wish you the best in all that you do. -JodyB
Added by JodyB. on Feb 23, 2013 3:05 PM
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