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Joy (#46629895)
 member for 10 years, 27 days
Daniel Bode
RE: Bernard Oates, Sr.
Thanks for the connections!

Sure, I'll take Uncle Bernard and Aunt Lula Oates and their son, Bernard,Jr., (or B.C. as I knew him) if you don't mind transferring them to me.

Added by Daniel Bode on Aug 30, 2010 7:53 PM

Daniel Bode
Bernard Oates, Sr.
Hi Joy,

I see that you have Bernard Oates, Sr (who is buried in the Peebles Cemetery) listed on finagrave. Uncle Bernard was the youngest brother of my great-grandfather, Robert F. "Bob" Oates. I was wondering if you would mind linking Bernard to his parents and wife, Aunt Lula on Findagrave.

Uncle Bernard's father was Stephen Moses Oates and his ID number is 28974870.
Uncle Bernard's mother was Margaret Wilson Oates and her ID number is 28974901.
Uncle Bernard's wife, Aunt Lula Thomas Oates' ID number is 13907883. They were married in 1926.

I truly appreciate you doing this for me!


Daniel Bode

Added by Daniel Bode on Aug 25, 2010 4:09 PM

Mary Ann Tarkington Johnson
RE: Cemetery Photos
Mary Ann

Added by Mary Ann Tarkington Johns... on Aug 15, 2010 8:36 PM

Robert Fowler
Elbridge Augusta Seagroves
Blue Water Cemetery, Polk County, Texas. I just noticed that you had placed a photo of his tombstone on findagrave recently and wanted to thank you for doing that.

Added by Robert Fowler on Aug 15, 2010 12:58 PM

Mary Ann Tarkington Johnson
Several Isaac/Isaack family at magnolia cemetery
May I have your permission to add some of the photos to my tree
MAry Ann

Added by Mary Ann Tarkington Johns... on Aug 07, 2010 3:49 PM

Terry Lee Cochran
Betsy Cochran Bennington
Hi! Joy…Your ggg grandmother was my ggg grandfather's (Joseph Sidney Cochran) sister.

Small world.. I have allot of genealogy to share with you, and I'm hoping that you have some
family genealogy to share with me and our other cousin's.

I've copied the other family genealogist who are also related to J S Cochran and Elizabeth "Lewis" Cochran

Best Regards, Terry Cochran

Added by Terry Lee Cochran on Jun 18, 2010 6:01 AM

Larry Clark
Appreciate the transfer. Larry

Added by Larry Clark on May 28, 2010 7:04 PM

Mary Ann Tarkington Johnson
joseph dark moss hill cemetery
may I have your permission to give the photo you took to a family member. If we have the correct person he was a doctor and another family member was named after him
Mary ann

Added by Mary Ann Tarkington Johns... on Mar 22, 2010 2:18 PM

Genealogy Girl
Genealogist's Christmas Eve
'Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even my spouse.

The dining room table with clutter was spread
With pedigree charts and with letters which said...
"Too bad about the data for which you wrote;
Sank in a storm on an ill-fated boat."

Stacks of old copies of wills and such
Were proof that my work had become too much.
Our children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.

And I at my table was ready to drop
From work on my album with photos to crop.
Christmas was here, and such was my lot
That presents and goodies and toys I'd forgot.

Had I not been busy with grandparents' wills,
I'd not have forgotten to shop for such thrills,
While others bought gifts to bring Christmas cheers,
I'd spent time researching those birth dates and years.

While I was thus musing about my sad plight,
A strange noise on the lawn gave me such a great fright.
Away to the window I flew in a flash,
Tore open the drapes and yanked up the sash.

When what with my wondering eyes should appear,
But an overstuffed sleigh and eight small reindeer.
Up to the house top the reindeer they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys and 'ole Santa Claus, too.

And then in a twinkle, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of thirty-two hoofs.
As I drew in my head, and bumped it on the sash,
Down the cold chimney fell Santa--KER-RASH!

"Dear" Santa had come from the roof in a wreck,
And tracked soot on the carpet, (I could wring his short neck!)
Spotting my face, good 'ole Santa could see
I had no Christmas spirit you'd have to agree.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work
And filled all the stockings, (I felt like a jerk).
Here was Santa, who'd brought us such gladness and joy:
When I'd been too busy for even one toy.

He spied my research on the table all spread
"A genealogist!" He cried! (My face was all red!)
"Tonight I've met many like you," Santa grinned,
As he pulled from his sack a large book he had penned.

I gazed with amusement--the cover it read
Genealogy Lines for Which You Have Plead.
"I know what it's like as a genealogy bug."
He said as he gave me a great Santa hug.

"While the elves make the sleighful of toys I now carry,
I do some research in the North Pole Library!
A special treat I am thus able to bring,
To genealogy folk who can't find a thing."

"Now off you go to your bed for a rest,
I'll clean up the house from this genealogy mess."
As I climbed up the stairs full of gladness and glee,
I looked back at Santa who'd brought much to me.

While settling in bed, I heard Santa's clear whistle,
To his team, which then rose like the down of a thistle.
And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight,
"Family history is Fun! Merry Christmas! Goodnight!"

Added by Genealogy Girl on Dec 25, 2009 12:35 AM

Charles T. Baggett
Bluff Creek Cem.
Ms. Joy, I just visited Bluff Creek cem, Polk Co. because I saw the sign from the road side, and turned off to find it down the long road that turned to dirt surface. This was interesting even more when I began to see many graves with the name "Creel". You see, I live in South West La. in Allen Parish, & and there are Two cemetery's named Creel cem. about 20 mi's apart. Just thought it was unusual, am not related to them. I have photographed both these cem's. I enjoyed seeing the C.S.A. stones here. If you want or need more info on La. Creel cem's, Email me anytime... Thanks....Charles T. Baggett

Added by Charles T. Baggett on Dec 12, 2009 4:22 PM

Cecil Vaden Jr.
RE: Photos of Duff relatives
You are welcome. I was glad to help.

FYI: Section 19, Lot 422

Added by Cecil Vaden Jr. on Aug 04, 2009 9:20 PM

RE: Tammy's birthday, April 30
Thank you so much. Yes one day we will be together this I know. She now has 4 beautiful grand daughters. But how I wish I could see~ hold~ and talk~ to her now.
Love Janyce

Added by Janyce on Apr 30, 2009 3:53 PM

Leroy Gongora
RE: Your loving message to your son
Thank you so very much for your email. You have no idea how much that means to me. God bless you as well and may he keep watch over you and your house hold .

Added by Leroy Gongora on Apr 26, 2009 6:44 PM

Floral Designer
for leaving a token to my parents, I really appreciate it. Thank You for listing Our Service Men.

Added by Floral Designer on Feb 16, 2009 1:23 PM

Thanks so much Joy!

Added by jrrmr910 on Jan 12, 2009 8:36 PM

Watts tombstone
Thank you so much for your efforts. We have just returned from an extended travel and I have not had time to check anything out yet. If I find anything for him at that cemetery I will let you know, but I have a feeling the information I received on his burial may be incorrect.

Thank you for all the photos they are beautiful,

Added by Cheryl on Nov 03, 2008 7:39 PM

Rod & Donna Erps
Thank you!
Thank you for taking the picture of my Uncle John Erps's grave. I didn't realize that he had no tombstone but just a marker. He was not close to his family. He turned his back on them all. It's a sorrowful thing. He's still my family though and I thank you!

Added by Rod & Donna Erps on Oct 19, 2008 9:40 PM

Janice Weber
Sally Penry
Thanks so much for your dedication.


Added by Janice Weber on Oct 19, 2008 4:38 PM

Janice Weber
Penry Photo
Thanks so much. I appreciate your dedication!


Added by Janice Weber on Oct 19, 2008 2:42 PM

Janice Weber
Penry Photo
Thanks so much. I appreciate your dedication!


Added by Janice Weber on Oct 19, 2008 2:42 PM

Mary Harper
James M. & Emma Calliham
Thanks so much for posting the photos for the Callihams. I do appreciate it.

Added by Mary Harper on Oct 19, 2008 10:03 AM

Hannah Whisler
Union Springs
Joy- Thank you for your photo's of Union Springs in Corrigan. I plan on posting photos to the listings of my Great- Grandparents and to my sisters father who are all laid to rest there. My Great-Uncle is one of the burial contacts listed in one of the photos.

Added by Hannah Whisler on Jun 16, 2008 7:51 PM

Dan Hill
Thank You from Dan

Dear Joy,

Thank you so much for finding and taking the photos my ancetor's graves...they were my 2nd and 3rd great-grandmothers..I am in Montana now but most of my family roots in East Texas; Tyler, Livingston, and Houston areas.
Thank You, Dan Hill

Added by Dan Hill on Apr 09, 2008 8:22 PM

Carol Peeler
You're welcome!! I sent you an email regarding Yvette Wilson... The cemetery has no record of her. Was there another name that she might be listed under? Or, they said that they are sometimes confused with Forest Lawn in Orange, Texas. Do you think she might be buried there??

Added by Carol Peeler on Feb 18, 2008 9:14 PM

family tree
From reading your bio, I see that Hawthorne is a family name of yours. My brother has been doing a lot of family tree research and Duncan Morgan is our G-G-G-Great Grandfather. If you would like to contact him for some possible information trading, he is linked as one of my friends.


Added by Lonnie on Dec 30, 2007 2:09 PM


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