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Retired legal secretary. Retirement was not my cup of tea, so I went to work part-time at my local library and ended up staying with them 5 years. Have been working on my family tree since the mid1980s. Find A Grave was recommended to me by an archivist in Lauderdale County, Alabama and I find it an added bonus in my geneaology tracking.|
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 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 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 who we had never known before."
by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."
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|CMRushing||John Thomas Gober and wife|
Great, detailed materials!
I, too, am researching my ancestors. Am trying to locate Mary Turner Gober as an aunt. Can you tell me more about her? Why does the death certificate list her as Mary but the stone reads Nancy?
My Mary Turner was born in Scooba, Kemper Co., MS. Can you confirm?
Since it appears she is your family if you want her transferred to you just send a request through her memorial.
p.s. love your story
Added by Eileen on Mar 31, 2015 7:26 PM
|Chavers||RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 50881999 and Find A Grave Memorial # 50881405|
Thank you very much I was confused by the tombstone on her memorial. I appreciate your patience with me.
Added by Chavers on Mar 12, 2015 7:18 AM
|barbara||RE: Nora Viola aka lola Clemmons Tinker|
Thank you Bonnie for that information. I have seen the information on Sarah Jane Pennington but have also seen her listed as Sarah Jame Canard. I am wondering if Pennington could be anoter married name or one of them is a step father. Canard or Pennington? We will have to talk later. I think both William Nixon and Mintie were both killed in 1911 when Lola was about 2 years old. I will get bacl to you on this. I think William Noxon's father was a Vincet Clems who married a C. E. Floyd. i will get back to you with more information on this.
Added by barbara on Feb 22, 2015 11:18 AM
|barbara||Nora Viola aka lola Clemmons Tinker|
Hi! Bonnie Thanks for the nice article you wrote on your Bio. It was lovely. Thank you for posting the grave site for Nor vIOL aka as lola Clemmons Tinker. She is my son's grandmother on his father's side. But I think Mintie Carter madian name was Clay. She was married to a carter before she married William Nixon Clemmons. We come in through the Tinker/Clemmons/Clay/Floyd side.
Added by barbara on Feb 20, 2015 11:56 PM
Hi! I am researching my dear cousin's family and am encouraged that you may hold the key. Her grandmother was Bonnie Lee Palmer, born in Missouri about 1894-she married Robert Rogerson in Fort Morgan in August of 1913, and settled near Walden, Colorado. She died in 1995 and is buried in the Walden Cemetery. Knowing that they were married in Fort Morgan led me to the Palmers in the cemeteries-where you left a note of the ancestors of Letha. With your name being the same as the one I am looking for, you can probably sense my excitement. Also, on Letha's husband Orren-Bonnie Rogerson's son was named Robert Orin.
Hope you can fill in some blanks! Deb Davidson
|tania thompson||William H. Gober 11|
Hi Bonnie, I fulfilled your request for transfer. I know it will be well maintained by you! Tania :)
|Debbie Westbrook||Littleberry Holcombe|
I am related to LittleBerry Holcombe via his brother, Clayton Holcomb. I have more information on him and Clayton if you need it. Records show that the Holcombes lived in Starrs Mill, Fayette County, Georgia. If you want more, let me know. I am his 5x great granddaughter. Hope to hear from you.
|Gina Lawrence||Libson Gober|
I have added the Civil War Record for Libson Gober. Please let me know if you would like for me to transfer this memorial to you. I am not related to the Gober family.
|terry tackett||RE: Richard A. Floyd # 48521958|
I have posted a picture on Find A Grave of John Green Farris, spouse of Molly Floyd. Its on his page at Mt. Zion cemetery. There are 2 people in this picture that are unknown. John is standing. Was wondering if there might be pictures in your collection that you could compare them? The boy may be one of his sons and he has changed so that i do not know him now.
The woman could be Susie Farris his daughter. Or maybe Molly. They maybe be his siblings? Do not have pics of those people.
Thanks for any help
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