I love doing genealogy. The search for our ancestors and their stories have intrigued me beyond my own imagination. I love walking the old cemeteries and then, the search that comes with them. I hope I can help another person in their research.
Please, do not add death certificates to the memorials I have created. Sometimes, they can be hurtful to family members. Also, any pictures or information I have added, feel free to use them. It would be nice to have credit for them.
RE: Miller Franklin Keith Hello Connie, If you wouldn't mind, I usually put, "information provided by contributor on memorials where people add information. My number is #47447776" - Kat B Not to be mysterious, but I'd rather keep it at Kat B! Thank you, I appreciate your help!
Thompson Hello, There is an Oil Spring Cemetery in Tatums, someone added him there but he is not. There is also an Oil Springs Cemetery in Healton this is where he is and there is a stone and memorial for him there also. I've been to both and photographed both. Need anymore info or explained better let me know. Audrey
RE: Minerva I have been working on this, I really doubt seriously that this grave is my Minerva who supposedly was born in 1852 in Texas per the 1880 census Hamilton Co. TX after she married James E. Ferguson. (listed under his initials J.E. Ferguson.....don't know what the Hamilton Co. connection was. They married in Mason believe it was 1877. Anyway the stone in Newton Co. says that Minerva was born in 1852. The OTHER Minerva Jane Nolin (Nolan) married and M. Ferguson in the county I live in now, Tyler Co. TX in 1851. But, supposedly (per census, she was born in 1835) So, that date isnt correct either. And no one seems to know exactly when each of these women died. It may be more likely that it was her instead of my Minerva because she did live in adjacent county Jasper Co. on 1870 census. So, I don't know what to do and don't know who changed the Find A Grave "label" to include this other Minerva. Suppose she was married to a Malkijah A. Ferguson
Its a mystery for sure. What do you think I should do? Dorothy
RE: Minerva Wow, I didnt put that on there! Wonder who changed it and why. Is it possible to find out who added the Nolan? This MAY be pointing to the fact that this is NOT my Minerva Roberts Ferguson????
Minerva Connie, Well, I am not really sure about Minerva EXCEPT that she is listed as Minerva E.Roberts on my grandfather's death certificate, I believe it is. Anyway, I really know nothing of who her family. However, I concluded (mostly because of proximity etc) that she probably was the daughter of Abram Roberts....Believe there is a Minerva listed on Abram's census record ONE TIME. I have no proof. Many people have taken it for "gospel" and ran with it. She could have been married before, but I really don't know. I also am not sure that she is the correct person who is buried in Newton Co. TX, its only a guess again because of proximity to the Sabine River.(Where the Ferguson's lived for many years before the move to Mason) So, I really cant answer your question, don't know where the Nolan came from. I don't recall that. Can you tell me where you saw it on my tree? Because, I thought I only had Minerva as James E. Ferguson's 2nd wife. Thanks, Dorothy
RE: Veatrice Hinds You're welcome and you're right - it is sad, but not uncommon, and for several reasons. The locator marker shows you I was in the right place. But I often find such a case. Sites like f-a-grave may be the only direct evidence a person was once among us.