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John Vincent "VINCE" Powers (#47110613)
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Bio Photo "A people that takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendents." Macauley.
I'm a Homesite Acreage REALTOR in Montgomery County, Texas...working on my Family History when I can...joined F-A-G not long ago and have already had alot of success, I think this is great and would like to applaud all involved!

I am also a Member of the Class of 1979 at St. Frederick CHS (Go WARRIOR'S!) in Monroe, La., and have begun a new project...gathering F-A-G info for all our deceased ALUMNI....and would like to THANK all my fellow WARRIORS for any assistance!!


...and now I've been vol-recruited by the 75th Ohio Inf (yep, YANKS!), to help get all members of the original CW Regiment located &/or memorialized! This was the unit in which a GGGrand-Uncle, Capt. Thomas J. Wheeler (#22988649) served with until his death in 1863...he died of multiple GSWs inflicted on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg!


On 1/19/2011 my father, CMDR Thomas J. Powers passed away suddenly....upon hearing the news I immediately sat and began his Memorial (Find A Grave Memorial# 64427239) which I posted to F/B as I was unable to speak of it on the phone. He was very proud of the work I had been doing on Ancestry & F-A-G, both for the Family...and for the "forgotten" CW Vets! He had just visited "Chancellorsville" the day before his death and purchased 2 books for me there, one was "The Last Days of Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson"! RIP Dad.


"Restoring HONOR, and TRUE American or two profiles at a time!"



SUMMER 2011...Frank & Jesse James CAPTURED!

In my TREE!!! My Dad died suddenly in Jan, leaving a lot of unanswered ???s on his maternal side as his mother had died just after his birth, and her mother died when she was only 4, and her mother, when she was 22....3 generations all died young in Ark, away from the Old Kentucky Home!!? Then a 2nd cousin of Dads found me thru F-A-G, who provided a lot of new info that sent me up several of his "lost" maternal lines and resulted in several surprises such as his GGG-Gpa was GEN Jesse Cole Lindsay (KY Militia)! I was excited with this till I discovered his sister was the Grandmother of FRANK & JESSE JAMES....making me their 2nd (4x's) Cousin!!! Then also there was my GGG-Uncle, COL John Anthony Lindsay (CSA-Ark), #75652636, who served GEN Sterling Price in the 1864 MO Campaign as his Guide!!! I finally found those REBELS in the woodpile I've been in search of all my SPADES!!! Iiiiiiieeeee!!!

My Dad never knew any of this....DA*N!

Last words of a mortally wounded 20yr old Confederate Officer: "No, I am done for. You can do me no good. Save yourselves and tell Pa good-bye and I died right. I did my duty. I died at my post." ~RIP Sir
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Debby Terrian
William Atkinson
I visited Greenwood Cemetery today. Unfortunately the lot listed on this site for William Atkinson does not have a headstone. The office gave me a map that shows the lot was purchased by Duff C. Atkinson. I posted a few pics of the area. Sorry I couldn't do more.
Added by Debby Terrian on Sep 26, 2015 5:33 PM
Richard Graves Memorial# 137896273
I can't find any sources on my quick look that suggests this grave belongs to Richard Cole Graves. Can you help me locate your source?
Added by Deb on Sep 15, 2015 10:59 AM
L.C. Williams
Sirmon Twins
Hello Vince,
I just ran across the photo and memorial for a twin boy and girl, children of R.G. and M.J. Sirmon. The Sirmons were my great grandparents. I was unaware of these children. Do you have more info to share? Did you actually see the stone?

Thanks so much for what you are doing. R.G. Sirmon served in the CW from 1861-1865. Such a sacrifice was made by all the families of that era.

Added by L.C. Williams on Aug 26, 2015 10:11 AM
Tammy Rupp
I found some Larsh's but not sure if it is the right one due to the fact that all the headstone says is Larsh. NO dates. So I took pic. of the ones around it. Was wondering if you have any other family names you can throw at me so I can check to see if it is the right one.

Thank you
Added by Tammy Rupp on Jul 21, 2015 3:11 PM
Eric Strand
photo added
I noticed you had added a memorial to this one: # 59622073

I just added some pictures for the grave, and you may want to check them out.

Best Regards,
Added by Eric Strand on Jul 09, 2015 8:08 AM
Jacki Klawonn
Alexander Anderson
A few years back you had requested a photo for PVT. Alexander Anderson # 63183017.
You have his memorial in a non-existent cemetery.

I have posted a picture of his military stone. It is in the cemetery where he is buried, "Andover Old Methodist church cemetery".

I am going to have Find A Grave help me in deleting the non-existent cemetery where you have his memorial, so you might consider doing a burial edit to the correct cemetery, at which time I will add the photo to your memorial and then delete the memorial that I created for him.

Thanks for your attention to this matter.
Added by Jacki Klawonn on Jun 08, 2015 11:10 AM
John Gavin, FL
You bio story is fantastic. Love the enthusiasm for charting our history. Me too!

Please be sure you add what you learn to the trees at FamilySearch because they have a free system with a global research collection of sources that can reach more people everywhere.

They have improved their tree pages to give you better information and it finds duplicates that help you improve your source details. Be sure to remove/unmatch any errors that you find when using it. Their system also retrieves Findagrave memorials when doing searches, probably because people like you are making it such a great genealogical site.

Good searching,
John Gavin
Added by John Gavin, FL on Jun 04, 2015 8:21 AM
Rev Waistell Avery Richards
Hi, John,
I just want to let you know that I left a picture on the memorial you created for Rev. Richards. Hope it's okay with you. Suellen
Added by Suellen on May 25, 2015 6:41 PM
Susan Lundin Smith
James Martin photo request
You are receiving this message because you have submitted a photo request for the above named person(s). I wanted to let you know that I will be traveling to that area from Dallas during the first week of June and I would be able to get the requested photos for you. I do need some help from you tho. While I am in the Chicago area, I intend to get as many names off the list for Evergreen Cemetery as possible. The list is growing every day and is now at 263 requests! Evergreen Cemetery is near and dear to my heart as I have several of my own family members there. If you would please call the cemetery office and obtain the burial plot locations and send them to me, I will for sure get them for you when I go there in June. If everyone could get me the locations I could really get a lot of requests done but I can't do it alone! The office number for Evergreen Cemetery is 708-422-9051. They will also be able to tell you whether or not there is a headstone. You can leave me a public message with the information, or you may email me at Please be sure to reference the requested names. Thank you!
Added by Susan Lundin Smith on May 15, 2015 3:26 PM
K Stout
James M. Parks
Hello Vince
Can you tell me where you got the information on Memorial#62161308 James M Parks? Could the name have been John Martin Parks who was married Mary Mahala Brown Parks?
I wait to hear from you.

Karla Stout
Added by K Stout on May 02, 2015 8:29 AM
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