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Deb (#46832182)
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Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.

PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."

Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. My primary interest is in Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties but I'll research any that I can.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them.
* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos (I've only posted a few obit photos in the past but have ceased doing so completely). IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)

About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)

ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, contact me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.

ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!

Family names of personal interest to me are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families. The Honey Creek Cemetery (aka Coursey Cemetery by the old timers) in Llano Co is the resting place for many of my direct family lines. Others are in Bell and Williamson counties.

Other surnames of interest via marital lines are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them. If you have family history from any of these similar family lines feel free to contact me.
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Lonnie Moore
RE: Isaacs Cemetery
Thanks for all that background information on the Isaacs Cemetery. I actually have that set of books coming to me, and I appreciate the heads up about the inaccuracies. I seem to be collecting reference books, most of which I have scanned into searchable pdfs, which I find easier to use.
If I learn anything new and useful about Isaacs Cemetery, I will share, but I think you are way ahead of me on the research curve.
Added by Lonnie Moore on Sep 26, 2016 6:59 PM
Wayne Smith
RE: W.A. Smith, Black Jack # 7379956
Thank you, you're a pleasure to work with!
Added by Wayne Smith on Sep 26, 2016 5:03 PM
Bryan Healy
RE: naming of Monastery Nuns
Yes, I totally agree about the search ability factor! Thanks for working to try and get to the bottom of this!
Added by Bryan Healy on Sep 26, 2016 3:37 PM
Bryan Healy
RE: naming of Monastery Nuns
Hi Deb:

Thanks for reaching out. The two posts from the F-A-G forum (which I suggest that all F-A-G members join for its resourcefulness) state that:

- One should add what is on the stone and then supplement with any other information that can be found. Here is an example:
A Sister name letís say: Sister Marie Elizabeth Stevidant, Sister M. Elizabeth Stevidant
Sr (prefix)
M. (first name as on stone or if known could be Marie/Mary/etc.)
Elizabeth (middle name on stone)
Last Name (Stevidant)

Their birth name should be added to the biography, even if the birth name is also listed on the stone as a secondary name. It should not be added in the nickname field. Thank you!

- (If the stone simply says Sr. M. Florence or Sr. M. Dominique), One would add "Unknown" into the last name field. Please use other resources and research in order to find the last name and/or the given name so that it can be added to the biography.

Based on those two posts from the administration, I would think that the memorials should include the last names of the sisters.
Added by Bryan Healy on Sep 26, 2016 3:17 PM
Wayne Smith
RE: W.A. Smith, Black Jack # 7379956
Thank you, I'll send it your way.
Added by Wayne Smith on Sep 26, 2016 2:34 PM
Wayne Smith
W.A. Smith, Black Jack # 7379956
I browse old newspapers for obits and have his and can submit to you as an edit if you wish to add to his bio; you will be able to copy and paste. He was a civil war veteran and has an interesting account of his service.
Thanks, Wayne Smith
Added by Wayne Smith on Sep 26, 2016 10:52 AM
Lonnie Moore
RE: sponsorship (of WRL Horton)
You are welcome, Deb. Thanks for creating the memorials for Isaac Cemetery. William Horton was my g-great grandfather. If you have time, I have questions about that cemetery. The page for it says it is on private property and very hard to find. There are no photos for any of the 22 memorials. I assume the records used to create the memorials came from some source other than someone surveying the headstones - is it possible to know that source and is it available where I could buy/obtain it? Separately, if it is possible to reach the cemetery, I would be willing to try to get photos.
Thank you for all you do, Lonnie Moore
Added by Lonnie Moore on Sep 25, 2016 5:44 PM
RE: Isaac Clark
Thanks so much. I will work with the creator.
Take care.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2016 1:12 PM
Kerry G
RE: Arthur Malin
Thank you very much Deb. Deletion request was entered. All should be straight now for future family researchers. Kerry.
Added by Kerry G on Sep 18, 2016 10:01 PM
Kerry G
RE: Arthur Malin
Thank you Deb. I will place the edit. I have added the information with references in her Bio. It is messed up but now corrected thanks to Ancestry putting in so many death certificates. Kerry
Added by Kerry G on Sep 18, 2016 9:42 PM
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