Hi, I am EJQ, born, raised, and still living in the North Texas area.
Graving, and visiting cemeteries where relatives are buried is a family project for us. I believe teaching my kids about their Texas roots is important.
If you find a family member of yours in one of my memorials, and would like to add more information, or request a transfer, I will be glad to do so, as long as they are not related to me. Also, I'm human, I often make mistakes.
Please send me a SAC. which will give me all the information I need to do as you request. Please state your relationship, too. If you are new, and need help, Find A Grave's main page has a Frequently Asked Questions section, aka FAQ's, which can explain things, much better than me.
# 61822286 Query: In reference to Frances Finley. You have rejected my corrections. May I ask, are you a relative? I am related to her through her father, as well as through another route through her mother Elizabeth Jackson's sister Percilla.
Whomever did the stone made two errors. One according to her fathers will (LWT of Archibald Thompson January 7, 1856, Smith County, Texas, Probate Minutes Vol. B, pg. 510),shows Tyra not Tira is the spelling of her husbands name and THOMPSON is spelled with a "p".
As to my request to link her to her mother. This was to help clarify the half siblings which are often linked to the wrong mother. It is well within the guidelines of Find A Grave to make a memorial for an "Unknown Burial". They even have a category for it specifically, when making such. I can give you that link if you desire. This is different from a cremation or burial at sea, both of which are also allowed by F A G.
I do not understand your rejection of my request as it is through documented genealogical records.
If you are one of the purists who must see a headstone, then you do a dis-service to her descendants and other relatives. Since her mother was Choctaw, nearly all early Choctaw burials were never marked as it was part of Choctaw tradition that the dead not be mentioned again. That started changing after 1840, although some of my family continued the practice much, much later. Of you want more information on her father, again I would suggest the LWT as well as look at the following records:
1830 Marengo County, Alabama Census; 1840 Lauderdale County, Mississippi Census; 1850 Carroll County, Mississippi Census; Greene County, Alabama Deed Records, Vol. D, pg. 278, Marengo County Deed Records, Vol. C, pg. 10, Vol. D, pg. 17; Cemetery Records, Asbury Cemetery, Smith County, Texas; Mary E. O'Quin, affidavit, Muskogee, Creek Nation, Indian Territory, March 19. 1903, MCR File 7124, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma; Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs correspondence between A.C. Tonner, Acting Commissioner for the Dawes Commission, and the Secretary of the Interior, April 29, 1904; ref. Land 25846-1904-Oklahoma Historical Society; Census; Appendix, Some descendants of Margaret McCoy Thompson, Files MCR 341 and 7124, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma, September 21,1899; Smith County Probate Records, Probate Minutes B-1, pp. 40-41; William C. Thompson, et al. vs. Choctaw Nation, MCR File 341, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma; William C. Thompson and the Choctaw-Chickasaw Paper Chase by Dr. Douglas Hale, Oklahoma State University*; 1896 Choctaw Census for Choctaws living in the Chickasaw Nation;
*A non published paper that a copy can be obtained for a fee from the Cameron J-Jarvis Troup Municipal Library in Troup, Texas.
I do not make correction requests without justification. Your re-evaluation and attention to my requests would be greatly appreciated.
J.C. Thompson Chairman Mount Tabor Indian Community #48435001
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