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Deb (#46832182)
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Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.

PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."

Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. My primary interest is in Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties but I'll research any that I can.
NOTICE: I prefer not to link to "UNKNOWN" BURIALS. Let's discuss it before linking, please.
* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos. IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)

About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)

ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, contact me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.

ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!

Names of personal interest to me (for one reason or another) are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families.

Other surnames of interest are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them.
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Concepcion M. De Leon Memorial # 10487477
Hello, I left you an update for this cousin. The "M" on the tombstone stands for her maiden name of "Magallanes". I like to add maiden names because it helps other genealogists find those sometimes illusive last names of wives. I am also trying to link her and her husband's children. Thanks!
Added by tdh on Mar 30, 2017 1:26 AM
Bobbie Scott
Memorial #5176206
Green P. Snow - I am working on my 3x great aunt, Martha Jane Phillips Winn (memorial #42787916). Family records said she was married to a "Snow" while living in Leon County, Tx, where she lived. Found 1870 Census Leon, Tx where she was living alone under Martha Snow. Went looking for a Snow buried in Texas and found Green P and a Edward Snow (who was buried in the same Clear Creek Cemetery as Martha plus several of my relatives). Then looked for a Edward Snow and fonnd a 1860 Census record in Leon, Tx listing E. Snow with a son G P Snow (22yoa).

What do you think? Green Snow died in 1867 and Martha living alone in 1870. If you think they were married could you link them in FindaGrave? Also Green could be linked with Edward Snow as father/son? Can't find a marriage recording for them. Still looking. Hope this makes sense, does when looking at the paperwork, but writing it can be confusing!

Added by Bobbie Scott on Mar 29, 2017 3:15 PM
Susan Ellerbee
Obit posted for Robert W. Simmons #49489718
Deb, do you know how to contact Judy Murphy, who posted obit for Robert W. Simmons, Memorial #49489718? Obit says 'age 71'. Robert was born in 1890 and died in 1920 per his gravestone, so would only be 29 or 30 years old. Possible that transcription of obit is not correct. 1900 census record for Robert and his parents,Coltharp,Houston Co, TX records birth as Sep 1888, so gravestone may not be correct. If Robert was born in 1888, he could have been 31 or 32 years old at time of death in 1920. Robert is buried in same cemetery as his parents, W.J. Simmons & 'his wife' (per gravestone). Wife was Sarah Jane Wright (per other records). Thanks. Susan Posten Ellerbee (researching Simmons family for father-in-law, whose mother was a Simmons).
Added by Susan Ellerbee on Mar 27, 2017 11:16 AM
Vanessa Price Harris
RE: Christine Johnson Lane - Memorial# 106356165
Thank you Deb!

I have received a few bios for him too. He prints the obituaries for my second cousins The Garner & Son Mortuary in San Augustine.

Larry sent me a note that he has only been printing for them since 2006, which is still a big help.

This is my first go around with the San Augustine cemeteries. I will review them a second time down the road.

Of course it will not take me as long to go through the cemeteries the next time around because the majority of our research tying families together is already completed. However, there are stragglers.

Thanks much,

Added by Vanessa Price Harris on Mar 25, 2017 10:15 PM
R. L. Vaughn
Hi, Deb,

Just want to send a note of thanks for the Find-A-Grave work that you have done on Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches. I've been researching on find all of my Mother's graduating class of NHS 1934. As I do so I am requesting edits on Find-A-Grave based on the information I'm collecting on them and their families. I noticed that very many of the memorials in Sunset were created by you. I appreciate your work on this.

Thanks. Have a great day.
Added by R. L. Vaughn on Mar 25, 2017 8:44 AM
Annice Quentin O'Rourke
Charles Henry Quentin
Hi Deb,
Charles Henry Quentin (b. 1910, d. 1975) buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Texas, was my father. His mother's name was Nellie Agnes Carr (not Corr). Also, where did his father's name come from (my grandfather)? I always thought it was Charles Henry or Henry Charles Quentin.
Martha Elizabeth Quentin Dench was my father's sister. I can absolutely confirm that.

I appreciate your volunteering efforts! Thanks!

Annice Quentin O'Rourke
Added by Annice Quentin O'Rourke on Mar 18, 2017 5:29 AM
Your question RE: Ruth Marie Winn
In response to your question on Ruth Marie Winn's Memorial (#110856450), she is the daughter of Alva Burnett Wood and Cecil Ida Gulledge. I sent edits to add her maiden name and place of birth.

Please let me know if you need any further information.

Added by debbs1223 on Mar 12, 2017 1:20 PM
Mary Haven
RE: GW Reeves, Jr
I feel stupid.
Added by Mary Haven on Mar 08, 2017 10:57 PM
Mary Haven
RE: GW Reeves, Jr
I don't know what "board" you mean?

I looked at what you have done on Noah and G.W. sites and it is wonderful. I'm kinda new at searching very deep. I am in awe of what you have found. I see that Noah signed the death certificate.

I'm sitting here stunned. WOW!

Added by Mary Haven on Mar 08, 2017 10:41 PM
Mary Haven
RE: GW Reeves, Jr
This is all I have been able to find on Noah's father. The family bible has his birth year as 1850, but census data is conflicting.
I found him with Noah in the 1910 census, but I can't find him anywhere in 1920.
Below is what I have on my Ancestry Tree. You have been so wonderful about Noah's information, I almost hate to ask if you would let me know if you find anything about his father. But, of course, I will. That is what we "seekers of the past do", huh?

George Washington Reeves Jr
BIRTH 10 SEP 1850 (OR 1841?) Alabama
DEATH 20 DEC 1924 Fannin County, Texas
Added by Mary Haven on Mar 08, 2017 8:40 PM
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