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Virginia Wilson Bailey (#47178014)
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Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years age
spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

I found this and fell in love with it but, do not know who wrote it.

Hope that you enjoy reading it.
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Pat Carter
RE: Verna Moore Young
Mamie Hicks Moore is my aunt....her and Bessie Hicks Boyer were sisters. Bessie were my grandmother Granny.
Added by Pat Carter on Apr 27, 2016 6:54 PM
KD Burleson
RE: Lola Lea Young
Your welcome. Glad I could help out.
Added by KD Burleson on Apr 26, 2016 8:51 PM
Scott Wilson
RE: John Henry Wilson
Thank you do much for filling in my blank spots. As far as Annie Wilson it was always thought that John Henry had abandoned her and the kids. She later remarried Jacob (Jake) Higginbotham and had 2 more kids. She is buried in Miami Florida. Her and Johns oldest child Earnest is my Grandfather he stayed in St.Johns county Florida his entire life and had multiple businesses he farmed potatoes and cabbage owned a welding shop and drilled water wells. Earnest first married Flossie Evans and they had 7 children. My father (their youngest) William Paul followed in his father's footstep and started farming for his self in 1955 and to this day my brother and myself work those same fields. If you would like to know more about the Florida Wilson's I would be glad to fill you in. Of Ernst and Flossie kids only 1 is still alive and that would be Donald and he resides in Tampa
Added by Scott Wilson on Mar 30, 2016 6:28 PM
Ruth Dobbins Bennett
RE: Bakers of SC, Al. & LA.
Amos was married to Lucinda Stocks (died after Sept. 1878) and Sophronia Mounce (m. Sept. 1879). Who is the 3rd wife? James married his daughter Roxey--there are several of Mounce/Baker connections.

Samuel L. married Adaline Lipsey October 14, 1865 and Zachariah married her sister Angoline Oct. 24, 1865 . Samuel died on the trip, as Adaline is living with her mother in AL for 1870. I have her remarrying--Redden Bowden and died March 27, 1936 in Jefferson Co., AL. Angoline must have died on the trip as Z.S. married Matilda Holland in Bienville Parish in 1867. The Lipsey girls are the daughters of Wealthy Bowden and Hiram Lipsey.

Samuel Green Baker is the name for son of GTR Baker. The Bakers named their children for other family members. I am really confused and very curious about him now. Deenie Baker Watson reported he died on the trip. Where did this info originate?
Added by Ruth Dobbins Bennett on Mar 28, 2016 6:06 PM
Ruth Dobbins Bennett
RE: Bakers of SC, AL. & LA.
Yes, I went to Archives and got her death cert. It was not very helpful. Many of the Bakers gave their children 3 first names.
Amos Faust went to war from AL, he is buried in Pleasant Grove. Z S. is probably Zachariah but he is lost after the move to LA. Not sure about Samuel or William. My Malcolm was too young.
There are several theories about Bartholomew DOD and POD, I can find no proof of any of them. The Crossland Cousins book has the information about making a crop in Meridian, my mother remembered the story as well. Harriet Baker Mask has a DOD in Bayou Macon. Part of the story indicates they came with some of Eliza's family--that makes sense with Harper and Kidd families in the area. Some of Amos's in-law family settled in Bienville. There are many unknowns about them before arriving in Louisiana.
Added by Ruth Dobbins Bennett on Mar 28, 2016 3:07 PM
Scott Wilson
RE: Mistake!
Thank you so much for any information you can find.i only have one uncle left (Don Wilson) who is in his late 80's now. My Grandfather was Ernest Henry Wilson born 1899 in Hog Mountain Georgia and moved with his family to St.Augustine Florida in 1900 per the census. Our family legend has it that John Henry was kicked by a mule and died. We had all assumed it happened in St.Augustine not long after they moved,but there was no record of it happening. In my search I found John Henry in Texas that was kicked by the mule and died,which leads me to believe that some family here were still in touch with that side. Most of the Wilsons here are buried in the Pellicer cemetery in Hastings Florida
Added by Scott Wilson on Mar 26, 2016 7:28 AM
Scott Wilson
John Henry Wilson
I was wondering if you had any knowledge of him before arriving in Texas. I believe he came to Florida in 1900 with a wife Annie or Aliph maiden name of McSwain and 4 kids his youngest being my grandfather. Any info that might help me would be greatly appreciated. My group of Wilsons do not know much about our ancestors before my Grandfather and his mother,just that they came to Florida around 1900 from Gwinnet Co Hog Mountain Georgia and that my great grandfather John Henry disappeared between 1900 and 1910
Added by Scott Wilson on Mar 24, 2016 4:20 PM
Ruth Dobbins Bennett
RE: Eliza Ann Mounce
Thanks for the info on Eliza. I agree that Hurricane Cem. makes more sense than Haynesville. My mother remembered Eliza also--said she had serious developmental issues.
She is not listed in the Tombstone project as being buried in Hurricane. I wonder if Centenary has a better record of burials? Thanks for your help! Ruth
Added by Ruth Dobbins Bennett on Mar 08, 2016 9:23 PM
Ruth Dobbins Bennett
Eliza Mounce
Hi Virginia
I know you are a Baker-Spurlock researcher. Do you know where and when Eliza Mounce (daughter of Olla Baker and James Mounce) died. Olla is buried in Hurricane Cemetery but I cannot find Eliza.
Ruth Bennett
Added by Ruth Dobbins Bennett on Mar 08, 2016 4:17 PM
Pat Fillingim
RE: Pat,
Glad I could help you out. We live across the road from the church and cemetery so it was no problem at all. Let me know if I can do anything else. Pat
Added by Pat Fillingim on Feb 16, 2016 12:22 PM
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