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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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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
Hi John, wanted to ask what you source of info was for the Sailor Sailer memorials you have.

Please note I have been looking for Louis and had located him. I requested a headstone photo on the other and they say he's not buried there. Can we fix this? I'm pretty sure they are one and the same person.


Pvt Louis Sailer # 68122057
Pvt Louis Seiler # 16990263
Added by Capt on Apr 02, 2016 2:05 AM
debra clifford ancestorville
alanson packard grave


our hero also had a daughter named Adelaide Marie Packerd, and interestingly, she married luther bingham newell, also a sharpshooter in the 2nd US sharpshooters....

just thought you might want to add her to his page. I cannot find her grave, as i believe she may have remarried after divorcing luther in 1872.

sincerely, keep up the good work. ~debra
Added by debra clifford ancestorvi... on Feb 20, 2016 9:00 AM
Joel Shore
Sorry, I meant to include links to the records:
Added by Joel Shore on Feb 11, 2016 5:13 PM
Joel Shore
Pvt Louis Sailer memorial, Mount Hope...

Someone has requested a photo of the grave of Pvt Louis Sailer for memorial #68122057 that you created. I live here in Rochester and trying to fulfill the request but I can't find any evidence from the cemetery's online interment records () or a survey of surviving gravestones that he is actually buried here.

I also noticed that there is another memorial for him (#16990263), albeit with a quite different birth date but other details like regiment being the same, at the Andersonville National Cemetery.

Can you tell me what evidence you have that he is buried at Mt Hope Cemetery in Rochester?

Added by Joel Shore on Feb 11, 2016 5:10 PM
Chris Carpenter
John H. Good
Hello there Vince. I'am a ggg grandson of John Harvey Good. About 8 yrs ago I accidentally found a cousin and she hooked me up with all of this information about my dad's side of the family. Much of which I'm sure my dad didn't know anything about. I've found about 7 "ancestors" who fought in the Civil War. So far all for the Union . I'am extremely proud of these findings ! I actually visited Good Cemetery which was called , Teague cemetery at the time. I have pics and notes and all the information I could get from a great aunt. Would love to go back someday and revisit ! Thanks : Chris
Added by Chris Carpenter on Feb 11, 2016 12:53 PM
lisa hoffman
Minor Paine

I just saw your notes for Minor Paine. You had his name as "John Minor Paine", and also had his birthday. I was wondering where you found his name as John Minor? I had always had him as only Minor Paine. This might be a clue that I need! He had a brother, John M. Paine, but if he is also a John, I can have something else to look for. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio. Thank you so much!

Lisa Hoffman
Added by lisa hoffman on Jan 25, 2016 11:29 AM
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