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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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david simmonds
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I sent you a message four weeks ago today and you can't be sodding arsed to reply. Go take your own photo of the grave because I can't now be sodding arsed to do so.
Added by david simmonds on May 28, 2016 9:02 AM
Emerson Powers
My relatives are living right next to Emerson Powers on the 1860 fed census Burlington PA. My relatives are Warren Powers as head of house with his Mother Amanda and siblings. The father is Joseph Powers birth 1798 NY. I wander if they are related?
Added by KBishop on May 17, 2016 1:15 PM
Jane Hodgson
Ira H Shaw
Hi Vince, just wanted to thank you for photo of tombstone of my 3rd g grandfather Ira H Shaw (memorial #67185375). Volunteers like you make the Find a Grave website simply the best! I don't have his exact birth date but it should be ca 1806 and I was wondering where the birth date of 1820 on Find a Grave came from. If you have any info I would very much appreciate it! Sincerely, Jane Hodgson
Added by Jane Hodgson on May 14, 2016 11:48 AM
Denise Bordelon Wood
Larry Bordelon
Vince, I tried to email you; Larry passed away.
Added by Denise Bordelon Wood on May 05, 2016 7:11 AM
Elizabeth Clark
Transfer request
Hi I am requesting memorial transfers for Pvt. Jacob D. Miller and any of his descendants that you have he is my 3rd great grandfather and I would like to have control of these memorials.
Added by Elizabeth Clark on May 01, 2016 6:48 PM
david simmonds
Clara R Starkey
Hi Vince,
I can find only one Clara R (Rosetta?) Starkey who died in Leicester England UK. She died in late 1961/early 1962. Is this the one you are looking for?

I live about a 10 minute walk from Welford Road cemetery.

Added by david simmonds on Apr 30, 2016 10:26 AM
Nancy Varkalis
Crawford Barclay
I am a relative of Crawford - requesting transfer of his memorial to me so I can do a family link up. You did an awesome job on his memorial thank you . Have family info on his children
Added by Nancy Varkalis on Apr 26, 2016 11:55 AM
Bill Blimes
Chloe Goodspeed 1808-1892
Chloe is the older sister of Allen Goodspeed-1820-1906. Allen and Elizabeth are not her parents because Chloe was older than Allen. Her parents are Solomon Goodspeed-1782-1842 and Sarah-1784-1829.
Added by Bill Blimes on Apr 22, 2016 6:20 PM
Travis Neville Hopson
Augustus Bryant Scholors
In your research of this man and his wife Isadora Cannon..did you ever find any children or living descendants associated with them...I am hunting Descendants of her mother Lunica Stuart Cannon for our family reunion....Thanks Travis
Added by Travis Neville Hopson on Apr 12, 2016 5:44 PM
Colleen Kean Horton
fag 65379542 John Powers
Hi Vince,
would you happen to have any more info about Corp John w powers buried in elmwood cemetery,cook county,IL. ? I am wondering where you found the birth and death dates. My grandfathers name is John W Powers born Jan 1843 in Sherburne ,NY. I have a death year of 1909 but not 100% sure of it and have been searching to find where he is buried and how he died. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
thanks so much,
Added by Colleen Kean Horton on Apr 09, 2016 7:03 PM
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