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Gravestone Recorder (#46960440)
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I'm a preservationist and historian descended from many generations in Texas.

I was so happy to find some "lost" ancestors through Find A Grave. I joined the Find A Grave community as a volunteer, to help other people find where their ancestors and loved ones are buried, and to see photographs of markers in cemeteries they will never be able to visit personally. So many wonderful, dedicated people have volunteered time and money to make this website a success. I am disappointed it is now owned by a for-profit company, using the time and efforts of numerous volunteers.

Please give credit to the volunteers who have created memorials, and ask permission to use photographs. I will be happy to add information to memorials, with proper documentation, and to transfer memorials, following the guidelines of Find A Grave.

Regrettably, due to recent hateful messages, I have changed my contributor name to an anonymous pseudonym. As a serious researcher, I thank all of you who are kind, generous, and working relentlessly to make Find A Grave an incredible resource.
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Company A, 10th Regiment,... (65)
Company A, 12th Regiment,... (25)
Company A, 12th Regiment,... (4)
Company A, 13th Regiment,... (29)
Company A, 14th Regiment,... (28)
Company A, 19th Regiment,... (26)
Company A, 21st Regiment,... (9)
Company A, 28th Regiment,... (40)
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Jeanne Bryan Insalaco
Sherlock H. Bishop photo
In writing on his son Yale D. Bishop, I wondered why there were no photos of them as you created a memorial here. I live local so I searched them out and took photos. Do you plan on adding photos, I can supply them to you.
Added by Jeanne Bryan Insalaco on Oct 01, 2017 10:27 AM
L. Knight
Adding info to virtual cemetery
What a shock when I discovered the names/gravesites of those who were part of Texas 28th Regiment, one of your virtual cemeteries. What a great idea!

At any rate, I wondered if there is a way to add one more participant. He already has two write-ups on FindAGrave, so perhaps it won't be difficult.

His name is John Leonard Randal. He was a surgeon.

Obviously, I'm ignorant as to the feasibility, but if it's possible, I think it would be nice.

Thank you in advance and KUDOS on all the work you put into this genealogical goldmine!

Laura Knight
Added by L. Knight on Sep 26, 2017 12:26 PM
Luther Opdycke #177963551
Dear GR, I believe Luther's death year is in error. It should be 1838. Ref: Opdyke Genealogy by Chas W Opdyke, Pg. 229, 267. Luther's page nicely done. Opster (#47595619)
Added by opster on Sep 25, 2017 7:16 PM
L Evans
Benjamin & Phebe (Sharpless) Hibberd
Thanks so much for writing concerning them.... i have evacuated Irma and writing from VA. I took a few moments while watching weather channel....
I have found a complete birth date for Ben and posted it.... I had the memorial for his dad/mom and linked him to them :)
Will look more for Phebe later...
Added by L Evans on Sep 10, 2017 1:46 PM
ralph a. applegate
Who prepared this Find-a-grave ? There are a number of questions about it such as "If John(1818)Walker did disappear , when did he , and what is source for such a cockamamie story ,how could he have returned and have been buried , otherwise , in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery . Also what, if anything, do you have on William M.Walker , and where did you get that information . If you have nothing on William , M. , I believe I do. If you who wrote this got this info from somebody else it may have been fabricated . I have some information that William M. Walker was , instead , a William Applegate , that John(1818)Walker gathered up on Walker Run Road in late 1880 after that 1880 Census was enumerated .There was no William that 1880 Census , so , where did you get it . And where is your copy of proof . William Applegate was dropped off in later 1880 along Walker Run Road from a horse and buggy . There is more . If you have proof , let us see it . Did a later person put that gravestone there ? Why ?
Added by ralph a. applegate on Aug 28, 2017 12:05 AM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 152052748
I found this article about the death of this young man. You may add to the memorial if you wish. Thank you. Mary

Article appears in the Daily Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas, Friday, 30 November 1888 reads...


New Haven, Connecticut, November 29 - Shortly after 5 o'clock this afternoon people passing along Orchard Street near Henry Donovan's Saloon heard two pistol shots in quick succession and they rushed to the shot just in time to see John B. King, a young student in Prentice Chase's Office, fall to the sidewalk dead. A man was seen running up the street, but he disappeared before any one could stop him. The saloon proprietor denies all knowledge of the affair and states that there was no row in his place. The affair is very mysterious and up to 11 o'clock no very satisfactory explanation of the shooting had been obtained and no clew to the murderer.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Aug 26, 2017 9:06 PM
L Evans
Joseph Way
Thanks for sending an edit for his birth... I try to stay with OS dating with Quaker records.... the 3rd month would be equivalent to May.... March being the first month pre 1754.... I have a link on my home page for more on this.
Added by L Evans on Aug 18, 2017 3:23 PM
Dorothy Daskam Sargent
Cyrus Hall Beardsley
You might want to add the following information. It further tells of the man's abilities!
"Death of Judge Beardsley
We regret to learn that the Hon. Cyrus H. Beardsley died on Friday last, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Curtis, in Fairfield. He was 53 years of age, and had been in poor health for a number of weeks.
Mr B. was a man of fine natural talents and high attainments. He was honored with numerous public offices, during a period of over 20 years, the duties of which he discharged with affibility and fidelity, and at the time of his death, held the office of Commissioner of the United States."
Thursday, Aug. 19, 1892 Bridgeport Farmer.
Thanks for all the hard work you have put into this site. It has helped so many of us in so many ways.
Sincerely, Dorothy Daskam Sargent (#47197822)
Added by Dorothy Daskam Sargent on Jul 26, 2017 10:18 PM
De Soto Parish and Panola, Shelby Counties
I am doing a lot of research on cemeteries in De Soto Parish and will be making a lot of updates to existing entries. I've run across your handle quite a bit and would like to discuss with you.

My email address is mike dot register, at iCloud dot com.
Added by mregisterga on Jul 20, 2017 2:42 PM
Sue Murphree
Mary Jane Hagler Passmore and Samuel "Sam " Passmore
Mary Jane Hagler Passmore, born September 2, 1845, died February 1922 is shown under your research recorded July 24, 2008, as Find a Grave Memorial No. 28499482 (By the way, her gravestone says that she died January 17, 1922 but you have it listed as February 22, 1922).

Mary Jane Hagler Passmore is also shown as Find a Grave Memorial No. 19569141, in the record added May 28, 2007, by EastTexan

Burial for both is Antioch Cemetery (Caucasian) - San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas USA.

These are the same person and yet they have two different Find a Grave Memorial Numbers.

In addition, Mary Jane Hagler Passmore's husband, Samuel "Sam" Passmore, in your research as being added also on October 6, 2007, as Find a Grave Memorial No. 21984544; but EastTexan has added record on May 28, 2007, as Find a Grave Memorial No. 19569147.

You show that Samuel Passmore is buried at Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Shelby County, Texas, USA. But EastTexan shows him as being buried at Antioch Cemetery (Caucasian) in San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas USA.

Again, these are the same person and yet they have two different Find a Grave Memorial Numbers and are buried at two different cemeteries or so it seems.

So which Find a Grave Memorial Number is correct in each case? And which cemetery is correct for each grave?

Added by Sue Murphree on Jun 11, 2017 6:42 PM
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