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David Parsons (#47361764)
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Bio Photo If you have corrections or additions, I am happy to put them in but please, use the edit, correction suggestion to do corrections or transfer requests. I am also happy to transfer management to a responsible relative.

I became interested in genealogy in 1993 after my grandmother passed away. I have collected over 40,000 names 4500 obituaries, and 1500 death certificates for descendants of 1880 Lawrence County, Ohio.

In 2010 I found findagrave and found it to be a excellent site for remembering our ancestors.
I have done considerable work on City Cemetery, Brownsville, Texas, (adding 20,000+ names, in addition to several 1000 more by other volunteers - 25,000+ total), I also have done several smaller cemeteries in Brownsville and Lawrence Co, Ohio.

I am also working to index Brownsville Death Certificates from 1950 to 1976 (images available on up to 1976) and the Brownsville Herald Newspaper obits from 1977 to 2013. Currently have scanned images of 1977 to 2013, with index complete from 1977 to 2001. If you need a Brownsville obit in this time frame, send me a note with the name and death date.
After the index in complete, I expect to find several 1000 more names that have no headstone to add.

Just found a great webpage, It is shareware, you don't have to pay but it is worth $15-30 to block almost every ad. Stops the ads on findagrave, well worth something to stop them, but also stops adchoices garbage.

Do not post photo requests for City Cemetery. All readable headstones have been posted.

Photo requests for Buena Vista and Rose Lawn in Brownsville requires contacting the cemetery by a family member to obtain plot location information. They will not give the info to a non family member, who knows why, its just "policy".

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Kathleen Clemence
RE: Col Henry L. Sommer
Thank you.

Added by Kathleen Clemence on Jan 13, 2015 5:58 PM
Deleon Todd
Major Bobbitt
Thanks Dave for the email; but, I wasn't able to open & read the obit, & obtain the additional data. Can you copy & paste the data into an email. I'd be happy to add any data that's significant to the memory of Major Bobbitt. Thanks.
Added by Deleon Todd on Dec 22, 2014 6:17 PM
Ann Mensch
RE: William Hamlett
Thank you for photographing William Johns HAMLETT's gravestone, in the Brownsville Cemetery. Both he and his wife are siblings of my husband's ancestors. (A brother and sister married a brother and sister.)
Added by Ann Mensch on Nov 08, 2014 7:43 AM
D. Russell
Damron photos & memorials
Thanks so much for your hard work. Awesome job!
Added by D. Russell on Oct 12, 2014 1:37 PM
S. Vallejo Jr.
RE: Julian and Virginia Tamez
No idea but when someone dies and he is quite old sometimes the descendants take a wild guess or go from something they were told or notes they had on paper.

My notes are from Genealogy research and dealing with actual data stored in archives of and their onlines files of baptisms, births, marriages, etc. which were uploaded by the Church of Latter Day Sts.

I had included this family on my database at because Virginia Garda's mom Regina Zambrano comes from the same lineage as my great-grandmother Lucinda Zambrano.

The Tamez lineages are also one of my favorites and I have developed quite a few friends who were happy I did researches there including Esuebio Tamez of McAllen. It's rewarding to help others find their lines.

You can see my BIO and look at my webpage on, I have over 27,000 names of Vallejo Families of Nuevo Leon, Mexico"

PS: You are doing some awesome work yourself and is quite appreciate by others such as myself and descendants of people which have passed on. Thank you so much.
Added by S. Vallejo Jr. on Oct 12, 2014 11:23 AM
S. Vallejo Jr.
RE: Tamez Gparents
I am a new member and I guess I always assume that only records that have burial sites ONLY in the US can be added. I am a friend of Macedonio Tamez who is a relative and a descendant of Macedonio Tamez and Concepcion Cavazos who are probably buried in Allende, Mexico, I will ask him.

I have not talked with Macedonio in quite a while but he sent me a very interesting note written by his ancestor Macedonio on 2 Feb 1895 and talks about his marriage to Concepcion Cavazos and names both their parents, very cool !!!

I will ask Macedonio if I can post of the memorial for Daniel J Tamez and get back with you.
Added by S. Vallejo Jr. on Oct 10, 2014 9:06 AM
Lisa Royle
Anna Cisler Waugh
Thanks you so much for the transfer. I just found today, some very early pictures of her. Thanks again.
Added by Lisa Royle on Oct 09, 2014 3:31 PM
Kenneth Greene
Mann pitures.
Thank you so much for your volunteering to get these pictures.
Added by Kenneth Greene on Oct 09, 2014 12:44 PM
RE: Pedro Munoz
I requested a photo for the memorial of Pedro Munoz, in Old City Cemetery, Brownsville. You replied that there wasn't a gravesite. I now have his death certificate in hand, and discovered two things: there's no cemetery listed, and he's listed as single (so probably not my ancestor who was married to Caroline Spencer). I'll withdraw my photo request -- this isn't my ancestor. Thanks - Researcher
Added by Researcher on Oct 01, 2014 8:10 PM
Pedro Munoz
David -- thanks so much for your effort. I'm a relative, who just assumed the cemetery information was accurate. Let me do a bunch more research, and see if I can find more details. Thanks again - Researcher
Added by Researcher on Oct 01, 2014 6:17 PM
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