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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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Ben Tilford Calvert
RE: Howdy Ben!
Not that I am aware of. Have a great trip. Ben
Added by Ben Tilford Calvert on Sep 13, 2014 7:56 AM
Janet LaMotte
Dorothy Higbie
Info added. Links done. Thank you.
Added by Janet LaMotte on Sep 03, 2014 6:09 AM
Missing My Loved ones
Leslie Delancy
Hello I haven't had a chance to go out to rose hill cemetery as I am under the weather, But I did get information on her plot location in case you want to add it to your request. they said its section 14 lot 544 northwest corner
Added by Missing My Loved ones on Aug 25, 2014 10:08 PM
Dennis Harmsen
Edit Requests
Hello! You probably have some Edit Requests pending your attention. Are you aware of Edit Requests in your Edit Tab? If not, contact/email me and I will assist you with these. They can only be approved by you since you hold the memorials. Thank you.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on Aug 15, 2014 4:35 PM
Linda Sochnuk
#55300319 75th OVI, E C Wayman EC w
This is my great great grandfather Ephraim Cromwell Wayman, 1st Lieutenant of the 75th OVI Company D. Enlisted 2 Oct 1861, resigned his commission 24 March 1862.

Born 9 April 1836 on Wayman's Ridge, Marshall County near Moundsville, (West) Virginia.

Fraternal twin brother of Manassah Bane Wayman, Chaplain of the 3rd Iowa Calvary (d.2 July 1864, buried New London, Iowa.)

Ephraim died May 10, 1894 in Ransom, Illinois where he was a retired Methodist circuit rider and preacher.

Son of William Wayman of Frederick, MD and Amy Bane of PA. Husband of Abigail T Fuller. Father of: Ida May, Emma Dora, Mary P, William A, Charles, Eva, Abbie E and Mabel.
Added by Linda Sochnuk on Aug 11, 2014 4:59 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 67177184 Henry M Shaw
This is my gg-grandfather and would love to manage this memorial, could you please transer to me (CalyBejo #47818935)?

Added by CalyBejo on Aug 09, 2014 11:31 AM
Pvt Robert Henry Madden
Hi John, Thank you for the merged two Memorial's on Pvt. Robert Henry Madden. I have some clues on his mother Esther as her name continues to be used into the 1900's. She must have touched the families greatly. When I get more valid proof of Esther maiden name, I will share with you. Thank you greatly for all that you do to honor each Person individually on their Memorial's. You are a blessing to Find A Grave. Carolyn
Added by C💗 on Jul 22, 2014 3:48 PM
Charolette Gould Lathers Brown
Lieut. Abraham COLE #128607483
From Find A Grave Sponsor #48133744

Hi John,

Thank you for finding my grandfather, Abraham COLE's grave site :) I would love to manage his memorial; but it looks like he may also be your grandfather.

I hope you don't mind me asking anyhow :)

Some important questions:

Did you actually see his inscribed tombstone? Or was the information taken from your sited source?

My records show our surname spelled COALE/COAL. I am thinking the compiler of your source book compiled all the spellings under COLE aka COLE/COALE/COAL.

Which of his children do you descend from and do you know if our grandmother is also buried there?

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Added by Charolette Gould Lathers ... on Jul 20, 2014 3:53 PM
Margie Montag
Old Lancaster Burial Ground
I have pursued your photo request. The Old Lancaster Burial Ground no longer exists as a cemetery. Many of the people interred there were moved to Forest Rose Cemetery or Elmwood Cemetery. Some families relocated loved ones' remains to other cemeteries in and out of state. Unfortunately, I am unable to verify that your relative was re-interred at Forest Rose or at Elmwood using cemetery readings of the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Please contact FCCOGS at for more information.
Added by Margie Montag on Jul 18, 2014 12:08 PM
Margie Montag
Old City Burial Ground
The old City (Lancaster) Burial Ground/Old Methodist Cemetery no longer exists. In 1907, the remains were to be moved. Many were moved to Elmwood or Forest Rose Cemeteries in Lancaster. Contact the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society for more information.
Added by Margie Montag on Jul 11, 2014 11:50 AM
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