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John Vincent "VINCE" Powers (#47110613)
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Bio Photo "A people that takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendents." Macauley.
I'm a Homesite Acreage REALTOR in Montgomery County, Texas...working on my Family History when I can...joined F-A-G not long ago and have already had alot of success, I think this is great and would like to applaud all involved!

I am also a Member of the Class of 1979 at St. Frederick CHS (Go WARRIOR'S!) in Monroe, La., and have begun a new project...gathering F-A-G info for all our deceased ALUMNI....and would like to THANK all my fellow WARRIORS for any assistance!!


...and now I've been vol-recruited by the 75th Ohio Inf (yep, YANKS!), to help get all members of the original CW Regiment located &/or memorialized! This was the unit in which a GGGrand-Uncle, Capt. Thomas J. Wheeler (#22988649) served with until his death in 1863...he died of multiple GSWs inflicted on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg!


On 1/19/2011 my father, CMDR Thomas J. Powers passed away suddenly....upon hearing the news I immediately sat and began his Memorial (Find A Grave Memorial# 64427239) which I posted to F/B as I was unable to speak of it on the phone. He was very proud of the work I had been doing on Ancestry & F-A-G, both for the Family...and for the "forgotten" CW Vets! He had just visited "Chancellorsville" the day before his death and purchased 2 books for me there, one was "The Last Days of Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson"! RIP Dad.


"Restoring HONOR, and TRUE American or two profiles at a time!"



SUMMER 2011...Frank & Jesse James CAPTURED!

In my TREE!!! My Dad died suddenly in Jan, leaving a lot of unanswered ???s on his maternal side as his mother had died just after his birth, and her mother died when she was only 4, and her mother, when she was 22....3 generations all died young in Ark, away from the Old Kentucky Home!!? Then a 2nd cousin of Dads found me thru F-A-G, who provided a lot of new info that sent me up several of his "lost" maternal lines and resulted in several surprises such as his GGG-Gpa was GEN Jesse Cole Lindsay (KY Militia)! I was excited with this till I discovered his sister was the Grandmother of FRANK & JESSE JAMES....making me their 2nd (4x's) Cousin!!! Then also there was my GGG-Uncle, COL John Anthony Lindsay (CSA-Ark), #75652636, who served GEN Sterling Price in the 1864 MO Campaign as his Guide!!! I finally found those REBELS in the woodpile I've been in search of all my SPADES!!! Iiiiiiieeeee!!!

My Dad never knew any of this....DA*N!

Last words of a mortally wounded 20yr old Confederate Officer: "No, I am done for. You can do me no good. Save yourselves and tell Pa good-bye and I died right. I did my duty. I died at my post." ~RIP Sir
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C C Danner Memorial
When I check with the cemetery office at Greenwood
Cemetery for a Charles Danner this is what they had listed for him. He was buried 8/17/1892 as a Veteran in Fletcher 2nd Addition Block 18. I noticed the death dates are different , but I hope this information and Pics help
Added by Rick on Aug 12, 2017 5:44 AM
Phil Dearing
RE: James Franklin Dearing
I was not aware of the Graves/Cole link to the James family. Must confess, I get lost on the multiple cousin/x removed relationships. But thanks so much for the info...I'll pass it along!
Cheers, Phil
Added by Phil Dearing on Aug 07, 2017 10:54 AM
Phil Dearing
RE: James Franklin Dearing
He was my grandfather. It's possible the name Franklin came from the Graves side of the family, Martha Jane Graves was his grandmother. Also could have come from the Dearing side, as his uncle was Franklin Black. My brother continues the family tradition with Franklin as his middle name. Thanks for the note! Best Wishes, Phil.
Added by Phil Dearing on Aug 07, 2017 9:28 AM
Ruth Smith
William Sackman Sr and William Sackman Jr.
We do indeed have a mystery concerning these gentlemen. See what you think about this: I made a memorial page today for William Sackman Jr. - at Old Lorimier Cemetery - #181702153. According to Ancestry records he was born in 1855 and died in the Civil War June 8, 1877. They shipped a grave stone for him to the Old City Cemetery which would be Old Lorimier. The confusing part is, it looks like his parents were Christian William Sackman (also known as Charles) and Wilhelmina Koch Sackman. The 1870 census records have 2 William Sackmans in Cape Girardeau. William and Augustine or Christina Sackman had a son named William who was 3 years old. This would not fit the date of death nor would he have served in the war. Then there was Charles William (Christian) and Wilhelmina Sackman who had a son named William who was 15 years old in 1870 - this seems more likely to be our william Sackman Jr.
Therefore, I listed them as his parents on his memorial page. I would be very glad to transfer this new page to you and wanted you to know for sure he was not lost.
There are 5 Sackman family members listed on the Old Lorimier burials. - only two have dates. D. W. Sackman March 13, 1820 - Nov. 16, 1899 - I believe this is the same person you have listed at Cape Girardeau City Cemetery memorial #67805765.He is listed as David William Sackman memorial #106069074. His son is listed as William Sackman but born in 1820 which is not possible since he himself was born in 1820. the other person listed at Old Lorimier with dates is his spouse: Augusta Sackman Feb. 8, 1935-Oct. 25, 1909.
By now you probably think I have lost my mind but I really would like to see this straightened out. Please let me know if I can help and thank you ever so much for all the work you have done. Ruth Smith (aka The Bulldog)
Added by Ruth Smith on Jul 23, 2017 4:02 PM
Ron Bremner
David William Sackman and William Sackman
Hi John,
I notice that you are the owner of one of these pages. Per both pages, one of these is the father of the other, though they were born in 1820 and 1821. Both of them have the same death date.

One of the pages was recently merged.

There were two William Sackmans in the 5th Mo.S.M. Cav. One was 35, the other was 18. I believe in merging the two, we lost the younger Sackman. Is that possible?
Added by Ron Bremner on Jul 20, 2017 10:35 AM
Hello John, I wan to thank you for all the wonderful work you do for Findagrave, CW info. and helping out so many people. So sorry for the loss of your Dad in 2011. My own dear Dad passed Apr of 2011.

My quest and I hope you can help is to find my grt grt grandmother who was a Power - Eliza Ann Power her father was Absalom Power. Anyway she married 3 times, first husband James Sayles, second William Mathews who died in the CW 1863, then last married a Lloyd Wardell. I can't seem to find where she is buried but several of her kin lived/died around Lafayette/Grant Co WI. Have you come across her by any chance. She died abt 1868-1870.

With kind regards, Marilyn
Added by Marilyn on Jun 24, 2017 6:18 PM
Dan Truman
Daniel Friel
Pvt. Friel's military record show him participating in the battle at Shiloh, TN in April 1862, where he became ill. Then, transferred to a military hospital in Louisville. His home address was Victoria in Hancock County. He was Irish descent, 5'2" tall and was a coal miner. Respectfully, Dan Truman
Added by Dan Truman on May 24, 2017 1:00 PM
Ruth Smith
Sackman family - Cape Girardeau
Vince: Sorry to inform you but the people whose memorial pages you have place at Cape Girardeau City Cemetery are duplicates because there is no cemetery here by that name. For some reason this cemetery was established on find-a-grave and it doesn't exist. There were 53 names there and I have taken it upon myself to send messages to each of the people who placed a page there.
Your information: Pvt. William Sackman Sr. #67805765 ; Pvt. William Sackman Jr. #67806889
and Corp. Charles Sackmann #67808416
I did find two of these buried and recorded at Old Lorimier Cemetery - William Sr. #106069074 and Charles Sackman #106069207 (it is spelled with only one "n") But i can't find William Jr.
What to do? You can contact the person who put these pages and ask them to transfer them to you? You can just delete your pages? You can change the cemetery on your memorial page and ask the other person to delete theirs. What a mess huh? thanks for your help. (I will try to send edits to make it easier for you though my computer thinks I am a robot and is not cooperating.) Ruth Smith
Added by Ruth Smith on Mar 04, 2017 6:40 AM
Megan Cole
Transfer of memorial
Hi Vince! From reading your bio it seems we may be distantly related! I wanted to thank you for your addition of my Great-Grandfather Corp Lloyd Clifton Cole to findagrave. I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer his memorial over to me for maintenance and further additions? His wife, my Great-Grandmother, was like a mother to me. She and I were very close until her death. I now visit their graves often and decorate his memorial in honor of his memory and the service he gave to our country. His memorial number is 104005283

Thank you for your consideration,
Megan Cole
Added by Megan Cole on Feb 02, 2017 10:01 AM
L. Forbes
James Biles
Left edits please do
Thank you,
L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on Nov 03, 2016 2:13 PM
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