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Mervin D. Peters (#47109896)
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My parents, Marshall C. and Ellen Bookman Peters, are buried in the Bryan City Cemetery in Bryan, Brazos County, Texas. I am interested in completing as much as possible of the Peters, Dansby, Bookman, Smith, Cole and Soule/Soles lines that are direct ancestors of mine or immediate family of those ancestors. I am also developing the lines of my wife that includes Adams, Yeager Christian and Guerrant. If you have photographs, obituaries, tombstone photos, or other relevant information not already posted, I would be pleased to receive the items from you in order that I may add them to the individual sites.

Additionally, I am developing a Burial Registry for as many of the documented Citizens of the Republic of Texas as I can locate in a cemetery on Find A Grave. I welcome any information regarding those I have yet to locate. I am also doing subsets of that list for Brazos County and the eight counties surrounding Brazos County.
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I happened upon this site looking for a family recipe and lo and behold I find information on my dad's mother's family going back generations!

Thank you for you efforts here!
Added by Matthew on Jun 04, 2017 6:28 PM
Joshua Hadley and wife, Obedience
On memorial #14524481 created by Sandi Costa on June 6 2006 it states they are buried at Ratliff Family Cemetery on Roans Prairie, Grimes County, TX. There is no picture of tombstone(s) attached, but there is a comment that it has a SRT/DRT medallion attached to the (findagrave? or, burial) site.

Does anyone know if there are actual tombstones there? I am working on the papers for a prospective DRT member and tombstone pictures would be a great help in her documentation process.

I will also contact DRT to find out what information they have on the DRT medallion.

Thank you in advance for any help you might offer.

Bobbie Brune
Added by Bobbie on Nov 12, 2016 8:58 AM
Matilda Wilkinson
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Debby on Jun 13, 2016 2:45 PM
Republic of Texas Citizen Burial Registry
Would you consider adding
Eli Wilburn Lawler 22295885 to your database
based on the medallion on his marker.

Thank you.
Added by SMG on Apr 02, 2016 1:53 AM
Janet Wright Garrett
Republic of Texas Citizen Burial Registry
Hello Mervin,

I am placing the following here for your consideration to be included in the database "Republic of Texas Citizen Burial Registry."

McBain Jameson, Memorial# 66172871
Emigrated to the Republic in Dec. 1839; received a land grant.
Murdered by the Comanche Indians in 1843 in Fannin County (now located in Collin County).

Thank you.
Added by Janet Wright Garrett on Mar 13, 2016 9:49 PM
William Edward Howth
I too Would like to have the CRT Medalion added to my William Edward Howth. I believe you will find enough documentation by viewing his headstone. It was erected by the state of Texas in 1936. It is located in the Chappell Hill Masonic Cemetery. I am afraid I never felt I had to join anything. As far as I can tell,me and my children are the last descendents. We really don't want him to be forgotten. I hope you can help.

Thank you,
Roberta Hicks Karsteter "Bobbi"
Added by Bobbi on Oct 17, 2015 4:08 PM
John Christopher Peters
You might consider updating your John Christopher Peters memorial (Created by: Mervin D. Peters
Record added: Mar 05, 2012, Find A Grave Memorial# 86298763). DNA evidence connects this family to the Craven County North Carolina Peters family, not to Hans Peterly nor Bitterli.

From memorial # 77998919:

"DNA Update 2015

About a year ago, the Peters DNA Project produced a 35/37 marker match to William Peters (father of John Daniel Peters) and his brother, Joseph Peters. This match is a descendant of Jesse Peters, born 1753 Craven Co., North Carolina. This is significant news since Jesse Peters has proven brothers, Solomon Peters, and Elijah Peters. Solomon Peters and Elijah Peters were Revolutionary War veterans whose records show they were born in North Carolina, as was Jesse Peters. Solomon Peters owned land in the Forks of the Edisto River area as early as 1774, possibly living there for some period of time. Elijah Peters lived in the same area of Orangeburg District in the 1790 census. Solomon Peters' 1817 Last Will and Testament in Kershaw Co., South Carolina named his brothers Jesse and Elijah Peters. John Christopher Peters, if a near cousin or brother, had died in 1809. Elijah Peters died about 1819 in Georgia and his brother, Jesse Peters, administered his estate.

The DNA Kits involved in this significant match are:

Haplogroup G, Lineage 1

Kit # 254397 Jesse Peters, b. 1753 and d. 1839.
Kit # 251407 A descendant of John Daniel Peters.
Kit # 219614 A descendant of William Peters 1788-1860.
Kit # 164807 Joseph Peters b. 6/25/1794,d. 2/8/1866."

The Bitterli line is not Haplogroup G, therefore, can not possibly be the antecedants of the Peters family in South Carolina. Haplogroups do not change over time.
Added by Epictetus on Aug 14, 2015 8:26 AM
Alma Wilson
Jack Johns
My name is Alma Wilson I'm the great great grand-dughter of Jack and Betsie Johns. My great grandma is Savanah Johns Johnson. My grand-parents is Mittie and Douglas Hollie. My mother is Tressie Hollie Martin in Minneapolis, MN. Let me know what els you know about slavery and my family.
Added by Alma Wilson on Mar 02, 2015 7:27 PM
Diane Davis Hoffman
Image of Sons or Daughters of the Republic of Texas
I found the image and text, "This image placed on this site indicates this individual is documented with either the Sons or Daughters of the Republic of Texas as having lived in Texas in the years (1836-1846) of the Republic." on a relative's find a grave site. James Madison Bell - # 65823587. I have many more relatives that lived in Texas during that time. I would like to have that emblem placed on their sites as well. How should I do that?

Thank you,
Added by Diane Davis Hoffman on Mar 01, 2015 7:27 AM
Greg Matthews
Incorrect photos
Hi, you have uploaded two incorrect photos to memorial #50521797. The person for this memorial died in 1810 and your photos are for an identically named person who died at a later date.
Added by Greg Matthews on Jun 27, 2014 11:31 AM
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