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Ann (#47184218)
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Bio Photo I'm a 7th generation Texan who has been doing family history research for 50 years.

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William Bingham Meade, Sr.
Hi Ann,

I was looking at your memorial for William Bingham Meade and was wondering where his birth and death dates come from? I am related through his daughter Elizabeth Meade who married Isaac Brewer.

Added by Kristy on Feb 19, 2017 9:33 PM
Joe Weaver
RE: Martha Ann Ross -- DeWitt County TX
Thanks for the response. Looks like it may be a brick wall. Here's something that's not helpful, but interesting (to me, anyway!):
In the 1870 census, she is listed as Martha Springer, married to Reny Springer, and both were listed as living with the T J Thigpens. Not too surprising. I notice that Reny is listed as a "stock driver" or cowboy. I found this impressive because my GGF Wm Thigpen (adolescent at the time) grew up to be a cowboy and I can imagine he was impressed by Reny's tales.
(I figured Martha was his older sister until I went to the 1860 census and realized she wasn't, though I suspect they all regarded her as such.)
But what REALLY got me was the census takers footnote at the bottom of the page. He noted that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Thigpen were home, that Mrs. Springer did not know where Mr. Thigpen was born. He also noted that Mr. Springer had "gone to Kansas." He was on a cattle drive!
Added by Joe Weaver on Jan 18, 2017 3:25 PM
Joe Weaver
Martha Ann Ross -- DeWitt County TX
My GGF was William H. Thigpen. Martha Ross lived in the Thigpen household as early as 1860 (US Census) and I have become intrigued by her.
You state in your story that her parents were named Byars. Why is she named Ross?
Why is she living with the Thigpens?
She was 29 when she died. Do you know what she died of?

Thanks for the memorial.
Added by Joe Weaver on Jan 15, 2017 9:17 PM
John Hash
RE: Pigeon Creek Cemetery, Mingo County, WV
Thank you, Ann. I will follow up. I know what you mean about not having time now that you are retired. I don't think I have ever been so busy. Best wishes. Thanks again.

John Hash
Added by John Hash on Oct 22, 2016 9:15 AM
Robin L. Thackston
RE: Mary Mitchell
I've JUST found this message! Yikes!
I did find a picture of this grandmother I'd asked you about! How I find time to look thru these other memorials...
Sincerely Robin
Paulding County GA
Added by Robin L. Thackston on Oct 21, 2016 10:14 AM
John Hash
Pigeon Creek Cemetery, Mingo County, WV
I am trying to locate this cemetery. Please let me know where it is on Pigeon Creek. thanks for your contributions. Since you are from Texas, how do you acquire such detailed knowledge of West Virginia?
Added by John Hash on Aug 10, 2016 7:15 AM
Jaycie Smith
Leagueville Cemetery
I saw your biography for John Henry Vieregge on his memorial. There is a Leagueville Cemetery Homecoming in June and we are looking for interesting family histories or stories to display during the homecoming. With your permission, I would like to include the photos of the Vieregges and your biography. You can contact me at if you have any questions or concerns.


Added by Jaycie Smith on Apr 22, 2016 12:41 PM
Marsha Ellis
I have a question about this information. Please contact me.
Added by Marsha Ellis on Nov 23, 2015 3:06 PM
Missouri Ann Tendall Cosper
May I copy the information on Missouri Cosper? My husband is descended from her through her daughter Mary Elvina.
Added by sjones on Nov 22, 2015 1:59 PM
Lonnie Moore
RE: Mattie Moore
Of course, I will do the transfer tonight, Ann.
I inherited the memorial after Frank Irons passed away and don't know the history of it. You are my 3rd cousin. I and my brother Alan have greatly benefited from your work on Find A Grave. Very detailed, very thorough. I believe Alan had corresponded with you some many years back by mail when he first began working on our Moore tree (Moores11 on ancestry now). Please contact me directly as there are a few questions about the common family line that have come up here and there that I really wanted to run past you for feedback but I did not know how to reach you. My direct email is
Thanks, Ann.
Added by Lonnie Moore on Oct 03, 2015 11:17 PM
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