CaptBrent

Member for
9 years · 11 months · 22 days
Find a Grave ID
47453724

Bio

I live in Clear Lake Shores, TX, a small island by Galveston Bay. I've greatly enjoyed fulfilling grave requests, as well as doing some of the historical research on our local area.

Right now, I'm trying to clean up and link my mother's maternal side of our family (Ruble/Long/Price) for our next yearly reunion. Most of our family immigrated from Germany in the 1700s, settled in PA and migrated west to/thru Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. My immediate family can mostly be found in Owen County, IN. If you have edits, pics, or info, please submit them. If you need information, feel free to ask, I'll give you what I have and connect you with other family members that may have more.

Important information:
If you're creating a memorial in Galveston, be aware there is no New City Pottersfield Cemetery, New Potters Field, or any other variant in Galveston. Indigent burials were at Oleander until the 1910s and death certificates often said "Potters field" or some variation. Poor and indigent burials after that time were at Municipal Cemetery at 59 1/2 and Ave T (ref Galveston Daily News article regarding Rosewood Cemetery) and was variously referred to on death certificates as "Potter's Field", "New Potter's Field", and "New City Potter's Field".

Potter's Field is a Biblical term referring to a burial place for the poor and indigent. (Acts 1:19; Matthew 27:7)

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