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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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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
Patricia Alessandri
Pvt. Pleasant Parish
#62159520, John I think I finally found my husband's maternal ggg-grandfather Pvt. Pleasant Parish thanks to you. You also noted his wife Mary was in the same Montpelier Cemetery but w/o Pleasant, so I take it you mean in a different section.
Researching this family is somewhat confusing as there are 3 different Pleasants'.

1. Pvt. Pleasant Parish, wife Mary, hope this is the ggg I have been looking for. Will do more research to confirm if correct by looking at Census, seems I saw something about this guy being born in VA but not too sure.

2. Pleasant Richard Parrish, b.1836* IN, note spelling change, now using 2 r's in the name. wife Mary Ann Richardson b.1836* Had 8 children, Edward Francis, Mary Eliza, Pleasant R., William, Douglas, Christa B., Burton, and George. Pleasant and Mary buried in Fairmount Cem., Davenport

3. Pleasant R. Parrish b. Jan 19,1858 d. Jan. 15, 1924. Served in the Spanish American War, buried at Veterans Home Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA. Wife Mary Mae Brandow 1872-1939, she is buried at Fairmount Cem., Davenport. Had 7 children, Raymond, Maude, Frank P., Erwin, Mildred Eliza, Willie, and Earl Lester. Pleasant later left his family and married Harriet Eleanor Small Lightle. He died 8 months after this marriage. If and when I can make a definite connection with your Parish will let you know and may ask you to transfer him.

Thanks so much for your memorial.
Pat Alessandri
From the Chicago area, now retired in Ocala, FL

Added by Patricia Alessandri on Nov 30, 2015 6:56 PM
L. Forbes
Glen Dale
Memorial# 61956064

Please update, I thank you.

Birth Date:
Oct. 1, 1882

Birth Place:
Iowa, USA

Death Place:
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA

L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on Nov 01, 2015 1:39 PM
Woodstock Hill Cemetery Woodstock CT
I went to this cemetery yesterday and found your PR for Abigail Aspinwall d 16 Apr 1736, Unfortunately it is under a shrub and very difficult to photograph...but I have the Hale Listings and know it is hers because it is next to Zeruiah Tew d 1770 who is buried on the other side of the shrub. Planting a small shrub was a good idea at the time of death but 250+ years later, it is now a "big" shrub!!
Good luck with your genealogy,
Added by Sara on Oct 20, 2015 4:23 PM
L. Forbes
Sgt John W Berry
Please check you Edits.
Thank you,
L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on Oct 17, 2015 2:27 PM
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
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