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Angie Knott (#46919045)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 1 day
RE: Harold Taub

If you will not provide the burial plot, then please cancel your photo request.

The "Help with Find A Grave" clearly states it is the responsibility of the person requesting the photo to provide the burial plot. Please don't get mad at me for asking you to obtain the burial plot.

By the way, I'm not bothered by the fact that you have a photo request, I am just trying to clear up the backlog of photo requests at the cemetery. In less than a month I've cleared up more than 300 photo requests at Forest Home. All of the people that I did this for seemed very grateful.


Added by Ace on Nov 07, 2015 1:00 PM

Lori Cleland Hill
Mary Jay Delaney Harmon Allen
Hello, I am involved with a group from Steeleville, IL that is planning a cemetery walk in Steeleville Cemetery. One of the graves/stones that we are going to talk about is Rev. Charles Jay.
I was wondering if you have any information that you would be willing to share that could help us in the telling of his life.
Thank you for your consideration.
Lori Cleland Hill

Added by Lori Cleland Hill on Sep 25, 2015 1:03 PM

Sherie Reid
Angie: I'm looking for the gravesite of Capt. JC Brown, Texas Ranger and Confederate Officer - Parson's Brigade, 12th Texas Cavalry, Company E - Ellis County Grays. His parents Elizabeth & Joseph Brown, 1st wife Eliza and infant son are buried in Milford. He was born 1830 and died somewhere between 1895 and 1900. Capt. Brown was an important figure in Milford and since he is not buried beside his second wife, Lucinda, in Mineral Wells, it stands to reason he was buried in Milford.

Of interest, the Texas 12th Cavalry was in almost constant guerilla warfare till the end of the war from what I've read. They are also responsible for keeping the Civil War out of Texas. Capt. Brown returned to Milford 34-days after the war with an iron ball the size of a quarter in his leg. The iron ball and his pocket knife remain in our family. He was my great-great granddad.

The former Texas Ranger Association has been wanting to honor him with a special graveside service, but we cannot locate his gravesite.

Added by Sherie Reid on Jul 26, 2015 6:00 PM

Sherie Reid
I'm looking for the gravesite of Capt. John C Brown, born 1830 and died between 1895 an 1900. I thought he might be buried in the Milford Cemetery by his infant son and 1st wife. He is not buried by his second wife in Mineral Wells Elm cemetery either.

Sherie Reid

Added by Sherie Reid on Jul 19, 2015 2:38 PM

Gale Gipson Rotan
Knott Family
The Knott Family I am related to is the ones who own the Knott's Berry Farm in California. They are not my direct relatives but the siblings of my gr gr grandmother.
I don't have many Knott's listed in my tree.

Added by Gale Gipson Rotan on Jul 12, 2015 7:41 AM

Gale Gipson Rotan
Are you related to:
Are you related to Nancy Marina Knott Dunn?

Added by Gale Gipson Rotan on Jul 11, 2015 3:59 PM

Mark Parsons
Nelson family

Coincidentally, as I was looking at Darden graves from Milford, TX on Find a Grave (my fatherís family), I noticed you are related to my Nelson ancestors (my Motherís). My grandmother was Maude Leona Nelson, born in Saline Co., AR in 1891, to George Washington Nelson and Mary Elizabeth Addy. I have the Nelson family back through Marshallís mother Nancy, and the Addy family back to William, born in Ireland in 1750.

Thanks for your service in the Milford Cemetery, and best wishes.

Mark Parsons

Added by Mark Parsons on Jun 16, 2015 11:58 AM

John Stricklen
Were John's parents Doc and Meranda Stricklen???
If so we are related and I have had a difficult time finding Stricklen (Strickland) relatives.

Added by Harmonydawn on Feb 20, 2015 10:20 PM

Brenda Hooper
RE: Ancel Driggers
I will have to go look at this grave again. I have her as Ella Mae Millsapps as found on their marriage index.
More to come!

Added by Brenda Hooper on Feb 19, 2015 12:41 PM

Chris Wadley
RE: Fred Robinson
Thank you so much for the information. I'm a few thousand miles away in Idaho, so I won't be able to meet, but it's good information for me to put in the family history portfolio I'm compiling for descendants of the Robinson line.

Added by Chris Wadley on Jan 26, 2015 8:48 AM

C. C
Clarence Dawson
Thank you so much for your extreme efforts to locate and photograph Clarence Dawson's grave in Milford Cemetery . cc

Added by C. C on Jan 25, 2015 8:06 AM

Kathy Robinson
RE: Thomas Gilkey
Hi Angie,
Ha, ha, I know what you mean about "cemetery guru"....I call myself the "cemetery nazi"!

I didn't create Thomas Gilkey's memorial....I requested a photo of his tombstone "HOPING" that whoever created the memorial was correct about his burial location. I'm sorry I sent you on a wild goose chase....I will delete my request. I really didn't know he wasn't buried there, I swear! Thank you for your efforts and for sending me an email letting me know he wasn't buried there, I appreciate it!

Added by Kathy Robinson on Jan 24, 2015 6:46 PM

RE: David C Sparks
Thank you, Angie. I've added the obituary and made the necessary changes to his data.

Added by speell on Jan 16, 2015 7:05 PM

Deborah Morgan
RE: James R. Sneed
They were down there looking for the headstone and could find it maybe buried in mud or something

Added by Deborah Morgan on Nov 10, 2014 8:12 AM

Deborah Morgan
RE: James R. Sneed
My cousin Yvonne his daughter wanted to know and find to get headstone for you know who would have the burial records for Milford cemetery? I have some family members cannot find death certificate,but they where buried in the cemetery of Milford.

Added by Deborah Morgan on Nov 09, 2014 12:36 PM

Deborah Morgan
james r sneed
do you remember exactly where his grave is located in the Milford Cemetary.

Added by Deborah Morgan on Nov 06, 2014 9:12 PM

Bob & Bonnie McEver
Files Valley Cemetery
This relates to the status of the cemetery in Files Valley, TX. In the 1970s, a board was established to oversee maintenance of the cemetery. All of the board members are now deceased. In order to insure some level of maintenance going forward, a new board should be established. A meeting seems necessary to reestablish the board and the first group to make contact with, before going to the general population of the community, in my opinion, should be those FindAGrave Contributors who have shown an interest and demonstrated some effort to preserve the memory of those interred there. If you have experience in managing small cemeteries and/or the interest to participate in this process, please contact me via email at

Regards and thanks for all your work for FindAGrave.
Robert McEver

Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on Oct 18, 2014 3:57 PM

Yes...I loved hearing my Dad talk about it - He, my Mom and my 2 older sisters lived at Rag Town in a sheep wagon. He was about 24 when he got the job of oiler on a crane.
Then he learned to handle dynamite, which my mother hated him doing. He had what they called dynamite headaches for years afterward from inhaling the fumes. I have to write his story someday! Nice to talk to you - I will try to find the site you mentioned. (We were in Vegas on construction jobs when the Strip was a few gas stations! - Dad turned down buying one for $1,500, kit and kabootle - Ha!)

Added by history4sure on Aug 21, 2014 10:50 PM

Hoover - Boulder Dam
Hey Angie - my Dad worked on Boulder Dam also! He refused to call it Hoover! Ha!
I am sending you an edit on a Civil War Solder you have listed, George Wesley Paul - if you want a copy of his Surviving Soldier papers, I have it.
Cheers~ Shirleen

Added by history4sure on Aug 21, 2014 1:51 PM

Patti Sexton
Suggested Corrections
Hello Angie,
I have a couple of corrections for the memorial for "Lana Frances McKenney".
Her name was Laura Frances McKenney (the family also spelled it McKinney)
her mother's name was Jennie Lou Hasten McKenney. Looking at the death certificate I can see how hard it is to read.
Laura was my grandmother's older sister.
If you ever decide you would like to transfer this memorial, I would be happy to take care of it.
Patti Sexton

Added by Patti Sexton on Aug 03, 2014 12:32 PM

Kendra Logston
Hi Angie,
I was just wondering how your related to the Nelsons. My great-great-grandmother was Virginia Nelson Rose, d/o John S Nelson and Alice J Johnson.


Added by Kendra Logston on Jul 22, 2014 6:21 PM

Mona Herrin
RE: Charlene Tat Mozley
PS I did find a marriage for Charles and Mattie Leary on May 14, 1895 in Hill Co., TX. Mattie Leary next married Samuel Erasmus "Dink" Phillips December 12, 1901 in Hill Co., TX. Her third husband was Elias Huntsman "Bud" Sevier who she married February 25, 1920 in Hill Co., TX. So her names match to Monte LeVerne's obit.


Added by Mona Herrin on Jul 20, 2014 10:34 PM

Mona Herrin
RE: Charlene Tat Mozley
Hi, I saw the discrepancy before. The only thing that I can suggest is that someone (Charlene) is not being truthful about her birthdate. I saw the censuses and Charlene has to have been born before 1900. She is not in the Texas Birth Index but I guess that is not necessarily 100 %. I made a note in my data about this and unfortunately, I can find absolutely no proof that she was born before 1900. This is the note that I made:

NOTE: The given date of birth for Charlene Wesley Mozley is 1904 but she does not appear in the Texas birth index which begins in 1903. Her father died in 1899. There is a child that appears in the 1900 census who appears to be Charlene. I believe that her actual birth date is 1899 rather than 1904. There is no proof either way.

I do know that she is the daughter of Charles W. "Charlie" Mozley because she named as one of the recipients listed in the distribution of the will of Zachariah Taylor Mozley. Her daughter, Monte LeVerne Mozley is actually the recipient in the final distribution since Charlene died in 1934. The only way that either could have been a recipient is if she were the child or grandchild of one of Zack's siblings. Her father was named in condicils of Zack's will in 1926 and 1929. Zack died in 1931. I think the final distribution took place in 1936. He was in contact with his sibs, nieces and nephews etc in AL, GA, and TX and often visited them according to a cousin who is now deceased-Barney Mozley who died in Dallas in 2004 at age 92. He would have been one of Charlie's nephews-and he did not know what happened to Charlie, by the way. He had just heard that he died in Wood Co., TX. (Maybe in a train accident, but I can't remember for sure now).

Anyway, this is way too long. I believe that the info is correct even if it doesn't add up. Charlene died post childbirth and lost a child to drowning I beleive altho I could not verify all the info. This is her obit:

Obit for Mrs. Charline Mosley Becker

The Odess News-Times (The Odessa American)
Friday, March 30, 1934


Mrs. Charline Mosely Becker, 30, died in her home here, Tuesday, after a brief illness. She died early Tuesday morning and funeral services were conducted that afternoon at the First Methodist Church.

Mrs. Becker was born in Milford, Ellis Co., TX, March 20, 1904.*

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mattie Sevier, husband, R. W. Becker, and little daughter, Montie La Verne.

Hope this helps the confusion. Her birthdate being incorrect is the only explanation that I have.


Added by Mona Herrin on Jul 20, 2014 10:29 PM

Fay C. Leonard
Kittie Willis
Hi Angie
Thank you so much for your help and cooperation in this matter. Keep up the good work you do!

Added by Fay C. Leonard on Jul 11, 2014 5:30 AM

Tess Beshara
Find A Grave Memorial# 31495752
This is Tess Beshara and I requested an edit with the button and it came back as done but it is not. If you could please put Sgt in the Prefix of his name that would be great. I tried to do it but it came back as no change. Thank you so much, Tess Beshara

Added by Tess Beshara on May 19, 2014 8:13 AM


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