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Sandi Costa (#46625131)
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Bio Photo Hi, my name is Sandi Costa, I live in Navasota, TX. I enjoy showing miniature horses and donkeys in Texas, visiting cemeteries and helping others find lost relatives. Always looking to meet new friends, contact me if your in the neighborhood, we can meet for breakfast and I can show you Navasota (Grimes) cemeteries!

I need help locating family members in the Medira islands off Portugal, Manuel Gracia (Garcia) Louis Franco Ramos. If you can help, email me. THANKS!
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Octavia Jackson May
Miranda Shuler Bookman
I truly appreciate all of the information that you post about Miranda who I THINK may be my GG-grandmother. Matilda Shuler/Bookman Williams was my great-grandmother. On the Census Matilda William's mother was born in South Carolina, Matilda was born in 1852 in Anderson, Grimes County, Texas and was married to my great-grandfather, Daniel Williams June 6, 1870 in Grimes County according to records on Matilda Shuler's name appears as mother on the death certificates of her children --- along with Daniel Williams as father. For the life of me I cannot find any information on Matilla till the 1880 Census. I knew we were related to the Black Bookman's but I didn't know how until I saw the marriage record in 1870. On the Census Matilda is listed as mulatto. My grandmother, Mittie Williams Stevenson (Matilda's daughter) told me that her mother was half Muskogee Native American, which doesn't jibe with the surname Shuler. There are no family members alive who can fill me in. Have you seen any kind of information concerning Matilda Shuler/Bookman Williams? I had thought Matilda may be Miranda's child prior to her marriage to F. David Bookman, but now I am scratching my head. I haven't even been able to find a death certificate on Matilda and she last showed up on the 1900 Census records. By 1910 Daniel was widowed living with their youngest child, Lusters Williams, my maternal uncle. Luster's had one child, Cecil Williams who was born in Walker County and died there in 2007. He was County Commissioner in Walker at one time. Before that he was a Principal of a High School in Huntsville. I last visited him when I was visiting TX in 2003. We exchanged some information concerning our lineage and planned to delve further into it but we never managed to do so.

Sandi, I see you are on FB. So am I. I sure would appreciate any information you may be able to come up with concerning my g-grandmother Matilda. My assumptions have been dispelled and I am at a loss.
Added by Octavia Jackson May on Jan 24, 2016 12:53 AM
Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Gresham-Ashford-Stone Cemetery
I was working the unmapped cemeteries in Find A Grave for Grimes County, and when I went to move your GPS location to the map, I found a bad decimal. When I tried 30.219425, -96.015210, Google Maps said it was in Waller Co. Could you help me out with this one? I also wanted to share that your work has made it very easy to clean up a lot of these and I really appreciate it. -Rebecca
Added by Rebecca Ewing Peterson on Jan 20, 2016 7:42 AM
Isham Dixon DAVIS Sr.
Birth Date: 10 DEC 1823, Copiah, MISS
Added by on Jan 15, 2016 3:35 PM
RE: William D Collins, Union Hill Cemetery?
My William D is William David Collins. He also had a son named William David. His father was John A. Collins. Hope yours doesn't turn out to be another Collins in Grimes county. Let me know what you find. I'd love to see the book. If you need any other info that I have, just let me know. Thanks for all your research.
Added by Momo on Jan 03, 2016 10:47 PM
RE: William D Collins, Union Hill Cemetery?
Sandi everything I have says middle name was David. He even had a son William David also.
Added by Momo on Jan 03, 2016 2:03 PM
RE: William D Collins, Union Hill Cemetery?
How exciting. How in the world did you find the book. We went to the county and found a couple of things but not many. Is the book available for public viewing? I sure hope it holds the answer to the mystery of what happened to William D. Collins and his Mother Martha T. (Waters) Collins. We assumed he died in 1910 when his wife Ida Collins went to court to sell the farm and put her children in Buckner's Orphan home.
Added by Momo on Jan 01, 2016 9:58 PM
Vicki Harris
Carter Cemetery in Grimes County
Hi Sandi,

Your entry for Coldiron Family in this cemetery, how did you know about that? I am missing some Coldiron's and one of them married a girl from Grimes county, so wondering if this possibly could be them. Does your info source have any dates of burials?
Added by Vicki Harris on Dec 18, 2015 9:38 AM
Amy Curry Scott
Rosie Kinney #23178220
Hello, I saw that you made a memorial for my great grandmother Rosie. I really appreciate it. Can you please transfer it to me so that I can include the history of her life? Thanks
Added by Amy Curry Scott on Nov 19, 2015 1:40 PM
Linda Foulds Slaughter
Wayne Lehman #77545590
Wayne was my first cousin. I have been trying to locate him and his wife for several years. How did you come to add this memorial? If possible, I am trying to locate his burial site. We grew up together and he was one of my favorite cousins. I am saddened to learn that he has passed away and eager to learn more about his death and burial. TY for any information you could share.
Added by Linda Foulds Slaughter on Nov 06, 2015 8:20 AM
Don Herring
#62731678 & #14767722
Hi Sandi,

I see that you've created and maintain two separate memorials for Smithie Crutchfield Polk - namely #62731678 and #14767722. I was initially confused by the two memorials because of the wording of the Note currently on memorial #62731678.

I gather from your note on memorial #62731678, that the headstone (and also the body I assume) for Smithie Crutchfield Polk have been exhumed and moved from the Byrne Cemetery in Grimes County to the Lake Grove Cemetery, also in Grimes County. If so, I suggest that you revise the bio on memorial #14767722 to state the following and that you delete the current note on #62731678:

"The body for Smithie Crutchfield Polk has been exhumed and moved along with her headstone from this cemetery (Byrne Cemetery, Grimes County) to the Lake Grove Cemetery, also in Grimes County. Henceforth, please make note that her primary Find-a-grave memorial is #62731678, showing her final burial location as the Lake Grove Cemetery."

Alternatively, I recommend that you contact and request that these two memorials be merged, to avoid damaging previously established links and to avoid losing information.

I hope this helps to clarify her burial location and the reason for the two separate memorials.

Don Herring
Added by Don Herring on Oct 09, 2015 7:41 PM
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