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If I've created a memorial, then I have a photo of the tombstone too. If it's not posted, just let me know and I'll be glad to do it.
The Story Tellers...We Are The Chosen
My feelings are that in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story." So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.
How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family.. you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us that we might be born who we are; that we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family story tellers. That is why I do my family genealogy..... and that is what calls those young and old to step up..... and put flesh on the bones.
---by Della M. Cummings Wright
and rewritten by her grand-
daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis
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|Timothy McDowell||Providence Cemetery, Madison Co., TN|
A question for you. Based on the David Donahue 2003/2004 survey of the cemetery- http://www.tngenweb.org/records/madison/cemeteries/donahue/providen.htm -there is a Nancy Yarnell listed as being buried in the cemetery in the middle (white) section.
Nancy Yarnell, Nov. 08, 1807-Oct 06, 1871 It says the stone is broken and fallen.
The grave is not listed on the Providence Cemetery interments. Is it possible the stone is now buried in overgrowth, these 10-11 years later? Thoughts?
|Allen Reedy Curtis||Stamps & Harrell|
Cristie: thank you for all the corrections you made for the Stamps and Harrell families for me.
|Tom Tosh||Balch family markers|
Thank you for the photos. They are appreciated.
Added by Tom Tosh on Jul 25, 2014 2:19 PM
|Ruth Ann Jarrell Ricketts||Elbert & Amanda Weaver|
Hello Cristie are there stones for your entries for Elbert Weaver #33547643 and Amanda Weaver #33547633? Thank you for your time and patience in this matter.
|Carol Robertson White||Era Robertson Palmore|
Thank you so much for taking this photo for me. Era Robertson Palmore is my 1st cousin 2x removed.
Carol Robertson White
|Edward Harrell||RE: Sanders - McNairy County|
Sanders cemetery is north of Lawton. Go East from Selmer on highway 64. Look for Kiddy Road on the left, which is about 9 miles from Selmer. Turn left on Kiddy Road and go to Old Lawton Road. Turn left onto it. The cemetery is on the right. There is a road or drivable path to the cemetery.
Let me know if you find your cemetery.
|wayne chamberlain||Mabel Chamberlain|
Thanks Cristie- One of many times I have had occasion to say thank you for all that you do!! Wayne
|455th AAA Historian||Corp William M McKee|
Cristie, thank you for the grave photo for William M. McKee. Much appreciated!
|Jonathan Phillips||RE: Robert Taylor Tucker|
Thanks so much! :)
|Bobby Jean||J. Blake Stockton|
I've searched our local cemetery records and cemeteries for this individual without success. Can you give me more information about him ...perhaps his first name or names of family members? He may have been interred in this area but perhaps in one of dozens of small rural burial grounds.
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