Remember me in the family tree My name, my days, my strife; Then I'll ride upon the wings of time And live an endless life
I became interested in genealogy about 1974, after my grandmother gave me two large oval framed portraits of her father and grandmother. I hung them on my wall and would sit for hours wondering about them. Who exactly were they, where did they come from. This curiosity has taken me from Lawrenceville, Illinois to Paris, Tennessee. From Hayti, Missouri to Ellistown, Mississippi. From Smithland, Kentucky to Graves County, Kentucky. I have met so many distant cousins. Cousins that had pictures of my ancestors which had been passed down to them. Thank you all. The search as been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. If you find errors on findagrave that I have entered, please message me and I will gladly make the necessary correction. If any of those that I have placed on findagrave are your ancestors, send me a message and I will gladly turn them over to you so you may add your information. I'm not like some who believe they own Find A Grave. So feel free to use any information or pictures I have uploaded. That's what they were placed there for. Happy Hunting.
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 ago 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
When a face that was dear, no longer is here And a voice that was loved is now hushed It seems as if things went too quickly It seems as if time was too rushed
But one by one we remember One by one we recall All the quite and wonderful moments And the joys we had in them all
So there’s a great feeling of comfort When a heart that is grieving and sad Can remember again and be thankful For all the sweet hours we had
TO THOSE WHO SLEEP IN UNMARKED GRAVES: We have searched diligently for your identity but too many times in vain. You have a right to a stone with your name and dates marking the six feet of earth where you sleep. Many of you once had stones, but time has taken its toll. Your descendants live in faraway places or are no more. The land has changed ownership many times. The fences are gone and livestock wander your graves. Grasping hands always wanting a few more feet of land, and now your gravesite is lost forever to a subdivision. We know you were placed there by loving hands and broken hearts many years ago. We know that you were happy; you were sad; you laughed; you cried; and that you loved. We gaze in admiration when we find the tall cedar trees, the yellow buttercups, the blue periwinkle and the white bridal wreath blooming each spring for you, and in loyalty to the one who planted them there on your grave.
Henry Morgan, Susanna Poe Robbie; I want to let you know that Henry's Rev. War Pension application has been added to his bio. Find A Grave Memorial# 10927332 Also that I have added Susanna Poe Morgan that I can only guess might be buried near Henry. Find A Grave Memorial# 157957427 They appear to have only had daughters that I have not yet located. I am related to Daniel and William Morgan as well as Permelia Morgan Hart and Hannah Poe Hart from Montgomery/Grayson County, Virginia and Ashe County, North Carolina. At this time, I have not established a connection between Henry and my Morgans but I think it likely. It is also my opinion that Susanna Poe Morgan and Hannah Poe Hart, Find A Grave Memorial# 157957427 were likely sisters. I would be delighted to share information and maybe we can knock down some of the brick walls. Wes Hart
RE: William M. Story My great great grandfather's brother here in Calloway County served in the same company and regiment in the Confederate cavalry with him. I am a professionally trained historian and the only real professional researcher of the Confederate military units of the Jackson Purchase of Kentucky. I track down all the information I can locate on the veterans, including trying to locate the correct burial location and photograph it. Last Wednesday a buddy from Carlisle County and I made a circuit from Kentucky to Tennessee, to Missouri and back through Illinois to Kentucky. Between South Fulton and Union City we reset and sealed a Confederate veteran of the 12th KY Cavalry's headstone that was in three pieces, then we made it to Organ Cemetery and waded through the poison ivy and dodged a rat snake, and northwest of Bloomfield, MO we rest a Confederate veteran from Graves County, KY's headstone that was in three pieces. Organ Cemetery has at least two to three feet of siltation from the constant floods on the Mississippi River that has caused most of the headstone to have disappeared. We would like to get with some local people there during the winter to really investigate the cemetery so that maybe we could locate a headstone for Calloway County veteran William Story. We could only find a few in the rank growth and even the two wrought iron fences we saw in the cemetery were mostly buried in the soil. Several months back we started for the cemetery and topped the levee when we hit the flooded road and bottomland.
RE: Bennett Augusta Lee Hi Robbie, I have deleted the memorial that I created for Bennett. I would appreciate it if you would update Billie's memorial to show this name as a "nickname" for Bennett Augusta. Thanks, Patricia
Walter Alexander Smith Hi Robbie, My name is Jennifer House and I have been searching for any information on my fathers maternal side of the family. Unfortunately, they are Smith's. I saw where you had my gg uncle listed and just wondered if you had come across any other information? My grandfather's name is Walter Alexander Smith. Hi son was Duel Smith in Carroll Co, TN.
You Just had to say I love the way your name sounds together, just sparked that to me, and do have a son a bit younger than you also named Robbie Lee actually. Your mother was beautiful and your Bio pic reflects her in you, God bless and god speed. Happy trails along the way!
J.Irons #20612182 just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done. I've been searching for my gg gpa, John Irons for many years, and this probably isn't him, but the closest I've come yet. he and my gg gma, Lizzie Garland Irons, died about 1850, and their children were raised by the grandparents, Harmon Irons, in Monroe co TN. my g gma, Patience Irons is #35183033. anyway, it's good of y'all to do what you do. nancy