I have put a few of the death certificates and records on this page that might have interesting facts. I declined from including a birth certificate records page because these often include personal data such as social security numbers that should be kept private. Also included here are clippings of obituary records that share information about the decesased, gravesite records, and gravesite links of family interest.
Benjamin Patterson (1759 - 1830), son of Samuel Patterson and Mary Ann Boone, cousin to Daniel Boone. He fought in the American Revolution, and was an indian fighter like his cousin Daniel. His daughter Hannah Bonham Patterson was the wife of Hartwell Davis's 3rd great uncle Thomas Wheat of Prince George County, Maryland.
Martha Fletcher (1791 - 1854), 3rd great grandmother, was the wife of Josiah Wheat and the daughter of Revolutionary War soldier Captain William Fletcher III of Madison County, Alabama. Captain Fletcher served 3 year in North Carolina during the revolution and is listed in the DAR records for North Carolina where he received a 1000 acre land grant in Davidson County, TN. Martha was born in North Carolina, but died and was buried in Tyler, Texas.
Josiah Wheat (1779 - 1850) (3rd Great Grandfather), wife of Martha Fletcher, descendent from Moses Wheat of Concord (8th Great Grandfather of Hartwell Davis) came to Texas in 1835 and donated the land that became the city of Woodville, TX. He was the first physician of record for the area of Tyler, Texas. The 1835 letter written by his grandson, L.M. Wheat, tells of the migration from Alabama and the later incidents of John (son of Josiah) and his fight in the Texas Revolution.
Brice M. Wheat (1816 - 1894), 2nd great grandfather, a corporal in the War with Mexico.
John Leonidas (Lonnie) Amerine (1962 - 1894), great grandfather and father of Ella Amerine, was buried at Midway (Bell County) Texas.
Richard Leonidas (Lonnie) Amerine (1887 - 1960) is buried in the Pine Grove Cemetary in Moscow (Polk County), TX
Mary Suzanna (Nowlin) Peck (1850 - 1917), 2nd cousin 3 x removed, is the daughter of Bryan Ward Nowlin V and Mary Proctor Cummings. Bryan Ward was born in Bedford County, Tenn., 4 July, 1815, embraced Mormonism and was baptised by Elder James W. Cummings, who was presiding as a Mormon Missionary at that time in Pontituke, Miss., October, 1844. Read more of Bryan Ward in the Stories page.
Thurman Mageors (1913 - 1925) was only 12 when he died of Encephilites. The death certificate shows his father, Samuel M. Mageors born in Illinois (Lincoln)
Sarah Moody (1873 - 1945) grandmother of Hartwell Davis, married to Samuel Morgan Mageors, was born to William Moody in Murfreesboro, (Rutherford) Tennessee. According to her death certificate, she "Native White" and listed in Ancestry as "Native American". She is buried in the Methodist Cemetary (Harris County) Texas. See her story and newspaper clipping in the stories page.
James Caroll Mageors (1879 - 1960) rode with the Rough Riders of Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish American War. James Caroll was a blacksmith in the Army. He was kicked by a horse and injured in the leg which never healed properly. He drew a medical pension upon his discharge November 14, 1898. It began at $10 per month and was increased to $125 at the time of his death. After the patients' discharge from the Spanish American war, he assumed his trade of blacksmith and was self-employed for several years. He worked in Mooreville, TX in 1900; in Bonham TX in 1905 and 1906, then in Wallace, TX for several years - later in Denison, TX with B.W. Franklin. In 1925 to 1929 he worked with Fordson Brothers, Rice, tX. He 1929 he became crippled with arthritis. Click on the picture link to view his death certificate.
CEMETARY LINKS OF INTEREST
BillionGraves is the world's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, and is growing bigger and better every day. You can help by collecting headstone images from local and other cemeteries, and then by transcribing the personal information found on the images.
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.
This website focuses mainly on local New England, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont history, genealogy of early ancestors who settled the area, and early New England artistans. Your contributions help keep this site growing. Please consider a donation if you've found anything interesting here. The heart of the history of any New England town can be found in its cemeteries. This website is a collection of photographs and historical information of colonial cemeteries and gravestones of New England in southern Maine, southern New Hampshire and northeast Massachusetts. There are so many significant aspects of tombstones, from the symbolism and artwork of the carvings themselves, to the marks the individuals themselves made on history. They are a valuable learning tool that must be preserved. These headstones represent our past. They are a tangible glimpse of history. By preserving these cemeteries we gain something more to learn history by besides reading it out of a book. In genealogy research, they are often overlooked for the valuable resource they are.
A page of 978 memorials placed by volunteers for those buried at Pine Grove Cemetary (Moscow, Texas). Included are Amerines, Davis, Barclays, Dickens and others in our family tree.
MORE LINK FOR CEMETARIES AND DEATH RECORDS
This site has over 300 million records in the database that can be retrieved. This is a subscription site and will have fees.
This is a link to the Find-A-Grave site and is a search engine for gravesites.
This is a site primarily of the West, Southwest, Midwest, and East. This is a membership site with a small annual fee that will research deaths and gravesites for members. A research assistant is available for helping those involved in geneaology research. Most cemetery websites post an alphabetical listing of burials for a single cemetery. NAMES IN STONE allows the visitor to search an alphabetical listing of multiple cemeteries AND view the actual grave location on an interactive map. It’s almost like being there!
This website is a directory of links to online military indexes and records for USA genealogy research. Included are rosters, databases of soldiers, draft card databases for World War I and II, and listings of military and war casualties. These are links to other pages, some of which are military links by Ancestry or Family Search.org
Daughters of the American Revolution
Daughters of the American Revolution
The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) is a free resource provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. The GRS is a collection of databases that provide access to the many materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.