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Dancing With Ghosts (#47068368)
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Bio Photo PLEASE BE PATIENT I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WILL GO THROUGH REQUESTS IN THE ORDER THEY CAME IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DANCING

First thanks to Basil McVey and Robert Moorefield for all the pictures (hundreds)of graves and cemeteries in Johnson County Tennessee they have donated. Big HUGs. Also Big Hugs to Dixon Marshal for All the Photos of Rural Cemeteries.

If you are a cemetery photographer and do not want the work of imputing individual graves send to me and I will do it. I always give proper credit for others work. The goal for me is to get the information out there.

I am more then happy to post family links, bios, obits and photos to any memorial. Please do not post with a flower but click the edit button and give me a day or 2.

I hail from Riverside County CA, I restore antique photographs, love my iguana (very large very cranky lizard)and am willing to photograph graves within 75 miles of Riverside.

WE ARE THE CHOSEN...

We are the chosen. 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.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers 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 do 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach.

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 they and they are the sum of who we are. 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 my place in the long line of family storytellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

Della Commings
1943
http://www.ancestorhunt.com/the-chosen.htm

To Cღ (#47360448)Thank you so much for the writer's information on "The Chosen." Folks like you are what makes Find a Grave the resource treasure it is!

PLEASE BE PATIENT I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WILL GO THROUGH REQUESTS IN THE ORDER THEY CAME IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DANCING
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HRS
Martha McPheeters
Hi there,

May I request a correction? According to my records, the birth date listed for Martha McPheeters is 20 years off-- she was born in 1775, not 1755. Her age and the death date on her grave marker will back this up, as well. Thanks so much!
Added by HRS on Jun 06, 2015 12:16 AM
Mary Priske Fecteau
Eleanor M. Welch (72648154)
I see that a request to have Eleanor's maiden name (Longtin) added to her memorial was declined. Not sure why?!? You appear to be a relative of her 3rd husband, James Welch. Eleanor's previous husbands were: Gerald McVey & Leroy Trammell. Eleanor is my husband's 3rd cousin. Thanks! ~ Mary
Added by Mary Priske Fecteau on May 21, 2015 9:49 AM
Victoria
Robert Barnett of Virginia
Your Robert Barnett is in the wrong Cemetery you have him in New Hampshire Cemetery. He lived and died in Virginia thousand miles apart to take a body in 1700. just to faraway. This Cemetery is the burial of Robert Barnett born 5 Jan 1735 Londonderry, New Hampshire his parents are in the same cemetery you can take your Robert Barnett and mark Cemetery Unknow under edit that way you don't have to delete it and I will add my Robert Barnett of New Hampshire to Forest Hill Cemetery in East Derry Rockingham County New Hampshire "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing" George Bernard Shaw

Victoria
Added by Victoria on Apr 28, 2015 2:36 PM
Mary Eleanor
re: Memorial# 69262657
The date of birth stated on the page for this person does not agree with the tombstone date which reads d. 10th M 18th D 1830... that, in my book would be 18 Oct 1830.
Added by Mary Eleanor on Apr 04, 2015 3:34 PM
marelle44
Marsha Poe Burden
Thank you for taking the time to add Marsha's maiden name to your Memorial for her and also for linking her to her father, Leon Frank Poe.
Mary
Added by marelle44 on Feb 17, 2015 8:47 PM
ATJ
RE: wILL DO
Hi, just getting back to you regarding this - I'm not interested in any transfers whatsoever, just looking for info on loyalist and/or other migrants, in particular Jonathan Stanton of Orange Co NY.

Sorry for the late reply!
Jane

yOU POSTED: interested in those born on the frontier along the Delaware River in Tristate New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Whether Loyalists,

Are there any of mine you are thinking of...i transfer no questions if not a relative?
Added by ATJ on Feb 07, 2015 11:32 AM
S Everman
RE: SUSAN?
Yep, it's Susan
Added by S Everman on Feb 01, 2015 2:00 PM
Linda Mecham
RE: John Millard Everman (William)
I have a new printer and am having trouble getting things into My Documents. I think it was set up wrong so I will need to get it fixed.
On the internet, put in Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1962; you will get a list so go to Missouri Death certificates 1910-1963 Missouri Digital. Click on that. Go to the bottom of the bottom of the page to "search Death Certificate Index" Enter Everman, John
County: Linn Year: 1912
He is the only entry that will show up. Go to far right of screen and click on View Image. It will bring up the certificate and you can print it.
Sorry for the your having to do the work to get the copy.
Added by Linda Mecham on Jan 31, 2015 3:43 PM
Daniel Maxwell
RE: I got the long detailed message on my profile page. I think you have mixed me up
Yes, that was a mistake of mine. You left a comment on one of my Estep memorials saying my information was wrong and pointing to one of those other, duplicate memorials. I assumed (wrongly) that they were your memorials.

Added by Daniel Maxwell on Jan 29, 2015 8:58 PM
Daniel Maxwell
RE: Also
No, that cannot be the same couple. Thomas Estep was having his children baptized with his wife Mary starting in 1730 in Frederick CO MD. The Thomas Estep and Mary Letchwalt couple married in 1797, long after the last appearance of Thomas Estep in records (the 1772 land transaction).
Added by Daniel Maxwell on Jan 29, 2015 8:57 PM
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