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James A Gamblin (#46962775)
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Bio Photo I have been into genealogy since 2000 and get a lot of my information from the internet. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to others if I would load the memorials and photos of the loved ones of other genealogists.

CHANGES & CORRECTIONS & REQUEST FOR TRANSFERS

If you want corrections made please use the EDIT tab. It makes it a lot easier to go to the site and make changes.
If the memorial number is not included in the correction request, there is no guarantee the changes will be made.
If you see some of your kin and would like to manage the memorial let me know and I'll be glad to release it to you.
I am not concerned about the number of memorials I manage.
I am very concerned about accuracy.


I don't know who wrote this poem but how true it is.

THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER

Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone



THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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Messages left for James A Gamblin (32)[Leave Message]
Liz Smith
RE: Christine Noble Memorial 30261315
I don't think I'm ready to be in charge of a memorial yet. I am pretty new at this Find-a-Grave stuff. And if I find any other photos/memorials that you contributed, do I need to contact you again for permission on each one?
Added by Liz Smith on Sep 17, 2014 7:19 PM
Liz Smith
Christine Noble Memorial 30261315
May I have your permission to link this photo to Ancestry.com and to download a copy for my personal family history program?
Christine Noble, Memorial 30261315, Malakoff Cemetery, Henderson County, Texas.
Liz Smith
g.grandmaliz@gmail.com
Added by Liz Smith on Sep 16, 2014 7:22 PM
Shirley Chandler
Dovie Ainsworth
She is buried here,I was her daughter-in-law,there isn't a marker on her grave at this time but I plan to fix that problem this year.I can get you a photo of where she is buried,her husband is buried next to her.
Added by Shirley Chandler on Sep 15, 2014 7:39 PM
Jeannie Marshall
RE: The Cooks
Sam and Dosia Cook were my Great- Grandparents. Their oldest daughter was Helen Cook Featherston who was married to Roy Featherston. Aunt Helen's other name was Dosia, but I can not remember if it was her given name or her middle name.
They had 4 children. Dorothy Helen Featherston Hamrick was their daughter.
I think I got that part mixed up because of them both having the name of Helen.
Added by Jeannie Marshall on Sep 08, 2014 9:46 AM
becky bushnell
RE: Jessie Misseluin
Duplicate memorials are 55736583 and 83810191.
I am sorry I didn't list the memorial numbers in my note. Thank you James for everything you do.
Becca
Added by becky bushnell on Sep 06, 2014 12:18 PM
MMM
Ruby Grissom
Thanks for adding the full name and linking her to her parents. I appreciate it very much.
MMM
Added by MMM on Sep 05, 2014 5:52 PM
jleontx
Daniel Capehart
Thanks so much for the transfer of my cousin I really do appreciate it.

Thanks For All You Do

Julie
Added by jleontx on Sep 05, 2014 4:43 PM
Lisa Callaway McClain
RE: William Gamblin
You are so welcome! We are going back to the cemetary once again so many unmarked and not able to read many. ...next within the blocked in area next to William Lee was another infant, Curtis Lee, 1846. There were 4 headstones all Gamblin, I believe...either way they all had the same flowers recently left at the headstones.
P.S. also if you need a better picture, I can take more. The inscription at the bottom didn't show well...the photo of it was too zoomed in.
Added by Lisa Callaway McClain on Apr 05, 2014 9:00 AM
Louis Roth
RE: Jennie Rigdon
hi
did you see the caption?
happy to remove if you like
Added by Louis Roth on Jan 16, 2014 4:13 PM
Kelly Ratterree
RE: Judy Johnson
You are welcome. I would gladly do whatever you like to the picture. I'm viewing it as straight forward on the website. Are you wanting it rotated to see Judy's name from the side?
Added by Kelly Ratterree on Nov 20, 2013 3:33 PM
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