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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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Janet Taylor
Pvt Edgar Pringle
Hi, I was taking pictures of a whole section in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Saginaw, MI. I took the picture of Pvt Edgar Pringle's headstone and after putting the picture on Find A Grave and after reading your bio I thought maybe he was a relative of yours and you might be interested in seeing the headstone. His memorial is 69748599. Love the military ones also. Janet
Added by Janet Taylor on Oct 01, 2017 6:40 PM
Brenda Hebert Thibodeaux
2n request for tranfer of Mem. # 62997455
This is the 2nd transfer request to have this Memorial of my Maternal 2nd Great-Grandfather transferred to me, so that I can add more info on the memorial. I have not been able to make any relation connection between you and my Maternal 2nd Great-Grandfather - if there is please explain. I would hope you give this your utmost consideration.
Thank you!
Added by Brenda Hebert Thibodeaux on Sep 18, 2017 3:44 PM
Brenda Hebert Thibodeaux
Desire Bernard (F-A-G # 62997455
oops I was logged in as the Lafayette Genealogical Society, I would like the above memorial transferred to me Brenda Hebert Thibodeaux # 46908820. Thanks.
Added by Brenda Hebert Thibodeaux on Sep 04, 2017 2:00 PM
Lafayette Genealogical Society
Desire Bernard (F-A-G # 62997455
This is my maternal 2nd great-grandfather. I would like this transferred to me, as i have other info to add. Thanks!
Added by Lafayette Genealogical So... on Sep 04, 2017 1:56 PM
C C Danner Memorial
When I check with the cemetery office at Greenwood
Cemetery for a Charles Danner this is what they had listed for him. He was buried 8/17/1892 as a Veteran in Fletcher 2nd Addition Block 18. I noticed the death dates are different , but I hope this information and Pics help
Added by Rick on Aug 12, 2017 5:44 AM
Phil Dearing
RE: James Franklin Dearing
I was not aware of the Graves/Cole link to the James family. Must confess, I get lost on the multiple cousin/x removed relationships. But thanks so much for the info...I'll pass it along!
Cheers, Phil
Added by Phil Dearing on Aug 07, 2017 10:54 AM
Phil Dearing
RE: James Franklin Dearing
He was my grandfather. It's possible the name Franklin came from the Graves side of the family, Martha Jane Graves was his grandmother. Also could have come from the Dearing side, as his uncle was Franklin Black. My brother continues the family tradition with Franklin as his middle name. Thanks for the note! Best Wishes, Phil.
Added by Phil Dearing on Aug 07, 2017 9:28 AM
Ruth Smith
William Sackman Sr and William Sackman Jr.
We do indeed have a mystery concerning these gentlemen. See what you think about this: I made a memorial page today for William Sackman Jr. - at Old Lorimier Cemetery - #181702153. According to Ancestry records he was born in 1855 and died in the Civil War June 8, 1877. They shipped a grave stone for him to the Old City Cemetery which would be Old Lorimier. The confusing part is, it looks like his parents were Christian William Sackman (also known as Charles) and Wilhelmina Koch Sackman. The 1870 census records have 2 William Sackmans in Cape Girardeau. William and Augustine or Christina Sackman had a son named William who was 3 years old. This would not fit the date of death nor would he have served in the war. Then there was Charles William (Christian) and Wilhelmina Sackman who had a son named William who was 15 years old in 1870 - this seems more likely to be our william Sackman Jr.
Therefore, I listed them as his parents on his memorial page. I would be very glad to transfer this new page to you and wanted you to know for sure he was not lost.
There are 5 Sackman family members listed on the Old Lorimier burials. - only two have dates. D. W. Sackman March 13, 1820 - Nov. 16, 1899 - I believe this is the same person you have listed at Cape Girardeau City Cemetery memorial #67805765.He is listed as David William Sackman memorial #106069074. His son is listed as William Sackman but born in 1820 which is not possible since he himself was born in 1820. the other person listed at Old Lorimier with dates is his spouse: Augusta Sackman Feb. 8, 1935-Oct. 25, 1909.
By now you probably think I have lost my mind but I really would like to see this straightened out. Please let me know if I can help and thank you ever so much for all the work you have done. Ruth Smith (aka The Bulldog)
Added by Ruth Smith on Jul 23, 2017 4:02 PM
Ron Bremner
David William Sackman and William Sackman
Hi John,
I notice that you are the owner of one of these pages. Per both pages, one of these is the father of the other, though they were born in 1820 and 1821. Both of them have the same death date.

One of the pages was recently merged.

There were two William Sackmans in the 5th Mo.S.M. Cav. One was 35, the other was 18. I believe in merging the two, we lost the younger Sackman. Is that possible?
Added by Ron Bremner on Jul 20, 2017 10:35 AM
Hello John, I wan to thank you for all the wonderful work you do for Findagrave, CW info. and helping out so many people. So sorry for the loss of your Dad in 2011. My own dear Dad passed Apr of 2011.

My quest and I hope you can help is to find my grt grt grandmother who was a Power - Eliza Ann Power her father was Absalom Power. Anyway she married 3 times, first husband James Sayles, second William Mathews who died in the CW 1863, then last married a Lloyd Wardell. I can't seem to find where she is buried but several of her kin lived/died around Lafayette/Grant Co WI. Have you come across her by any chance. She died abt 1868-1870.

With kind regards, Marilyn
Added by Marilyn on Jun 24, 2017 6:18 PM
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