|Michael Strickland (#47524219)|
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Have worked with a local geneology group in Walton County for a short while, photographing graves in area cemeteries. Enjoy very much finding another cemetery that is not well-known and making available information found there.|
I have become persuaded of one thing while working area cemeteries. When I meet these people in Heaven, whose headstones I've photographed and whose obituaries I've helped post, it will be apparent to me when I see them as to who they are. I'll be able to say, "You are so-and-so, who was buried at such-and-such a cemetery. I took a photo of your headstone, and there were two (or three or however many) children's graves beside you." If it is not public knowledge right away as to why his children died so young, I can ask him there, and find out what happened. I may be giving license to an over-active imagination, but the Scripture does say that we have no idea what is in store for us over there, and these fanciful ideas that pop up about these things may come no where close to what all will actually be the case when we find ourselves in Heaven.
Well, how do we get there? We should do good deeds, you might say; and that's good, but it will never pay our way into Heaven. It's like a street urchin thinking that by giving two pennies he has found on the street to a millionaire that he happens to meet, that somehow the wealthy person will be enriched by his gift. The gift is good, but it doesn't make a dent in the financial situation of the other.
No, we must be covered by something much more valuable than good deeds, or acquired finances, in order to find ourselves in Heaven. We must be covered with that which cannot be bought--the Blood of Jesus Christ, who allowed His Blood to be let out so that all our sins and our sinfulness could be atoned and done away with. He also did more than that, for He rose again from the dead after three days, showing that He has power not only over death, but over sin, over the grave, and over all that can stand between us and Him in Heaven.
So, there are many people I plan to meet in Heaven, who have also believed in the finished work of Jesus, who have believed that what He did for them is enough to take care of all that can come between them and a loving heavenly Father, a Father who wants them to be with Him, and Who sent His Son to make that way possible. I invite you to ask Jesus to forgive your sins and sinfulness as well, so you can also meet many people in Heaven, the ancestors you research, the many geneological links that you work to establish, and the people living that you enjoy being with here on earth. The way to Heaven that Jesus has provided in His finished work is the only sound way to arrange for a definitely promising future in eternity. I invite you to ask Jesus to forgive you sins and come into your life be your Lord and Savior.
The other option, Hell, is one of separation, anguish, and never-ending disappointment and screaming terrors. I encourage you to make arrangements to miss that place--with all possible speed!
You have a loving Heavenly Father Who desires to meet you, and a lot of friends and family to meet and talk with and get to know--don't miss out on any of it!
"To the pagan, life was the road to death; man was characteristically a dying man; but Jesus came with the good news that we are on the way to life and not to death." -William Barclay
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|Alison||RE: Mr. Rolf Perry|
I forwarded your message to a friend down in the area so if anyone can resolve this, he will be able to!
Added by Alison on Nov 28, 2013 6:53 AM
|Alison||Mr. Rolf Perry|
At the moment I have no ideas on how to be sure that this is the right man. I will take a peek at the Canadian census records for the Crows Nest Pass area and see if I can find any clues. Would be sad to miss posting that unique piece of history. Are you related to these people? If so I would be happy to transfer them to you!
Added by Alison on Nov 28, 2013 5:46 AM
|Donell Mills||Walter McIntosh|
|Bob||RE: Bessie Queenie Johnson|
You are very welcome. I'm sorry that I couldn't provide more.
Added by Bob on Nov 09, 2013 8:52 PM
i dont know
|Becky James||RE: Ethel Virginia Mangham McConnell (Memorial# 92272658)|
Thank you so much for the transfer!!!
|Becky James||Ethel Virginia Mangham McConnell|
Find A Grave Memorial# 92272658;
Dear Michael; Ethel Virginia Mangham McConnell is my great grandfather's second wife; I was very close to their daughter, my great aunt, Elsie McConnell Lewis. Would it be possible for you to transer Ethel to me or in the alternative, to link her to her husband William George McConnell at Memorial# 81591832 in Magnolia Cemetary. Thank you for your help. Becky James
|Jen||Sgt William Kemper Croft - Davis|
Thank you so much for working with me to update this brave, young American and for "remembering" him.
Added by Jen on Oct 05, 2013 9:07 PM
|Rosemary Pines||Willie D. Hart|
I am assuming that Willie was a child of John F. and Nancy Ella Hart. The location of his grave in relation to theirs would tell more since he was born and died between the censuses. If he is in the plot with Lee Hart Davis, then he might have been one of her children.
In the earliest records of Lee Hart Davis, it appears her name was P. D. L. Hart which some Ancestry trees list as Pearl Doxie Lee Hart. It appears it is a play on the popular abbreviation for Ponce de Leon. In all of the censuses after she married, she is only referred to as Lee so it must have been her choice to drop the first two names.
|Rosemary Pines||Sarah Elizabeth Deer|
Mickey, thank you for your speedy response. I was thrilled to have a photo of Granny Hart's marker. As to her birth date, her marker has created a bit of a problem. I believe that marker was placed by my aunt Mae in the 1960's. So, she was obviously the source of the 1836 birth year. Perhaps my aunt misremembered the date.
However, in independent research, I located Lizzie's parents' Bible records several years ago and it states that her birth date was Dec. 10, 1832. She was the daughter of John Peace Deer and Elizabeth Platt. The birth of her first child (my great grandmother) is also listed in this Bible.
You may want to include the information that John F. Hart, also at Sandy Creek, was Lizzie's youngest son by Edwin Hart. John's daughter Lee Hart Davis and son Willie D. Hart are also buried at Sandy Creek.
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