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Ed Smith (#47100545)
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I have met many wonderful people on Find A Grave. Thanks to all the contributors for all you have done and continue to do. Thanks everyone for all the suggested corrections, and extra information provided to me.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of individuals who do not understood that we are volunteers, who have been rude, who have been otherwise abusive or who have been frankly bizarre. Because of this, I will follow the Find A Grave guidelines. It is about the hunt, not the numbers. But dealing with some of the Find A Grave members and interlopers, I have learned to follow the guidelines.

I am always happy to to update or correct memorials but PLEASE use the "EDIT" tab on individual memorials to suggest information corrections or additions. This sends a direct link to the memorial as well as your own profile page. If a request is left on my profile page it will be ignored and deleted. I just don't have the time to search for the individual memorial and then make the update.

If you discover that I have made a mistake or created a duplicate later than one you created, please use the Edit tab and send me the correction and I will delete the duplicate immediately. And please be nice. A simple request is all I ask. I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible, but I am human and I will make mestakes.

I will only transfer listings of one's direct relatives within four generations as defined in Find A Grave Guidelines. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. Consider using the Virtual Cemetery feature. It's an easy way to collect all of your ancestors either in one big VC or you can have several VCs for various family lines.

What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us that is begging to be revealed. There is one of us in most every family, called to be the scribe. I am but one of the many in the long line of storytellers of our clan. Like others I am called to gather and assemble the ancestorsóto breathe life back into them as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names and who they were and what they did. They are the sum of who we are, for without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in the familial line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, and lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding themówe find ourselves.
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Messages left for Ed Smith (8)[Leave Message]
Re: Transfer of Roger Orndoff
Thank you so much for the transfer! Wishing the best in your endeavors! Sincerely, Linda
Added by WindChimes on Aug 24, 2016 9:37 PM
Thank You
Thank you for your assistance and the time you took in helping me.

Happy hunting
Added by pottsancestry on Aug 19, 2016 2:27 PM
steven campbell
RE: Wm
Hi Ed thanks for the heads up I deleted my listing for the wife as yours is more complete. I did not on the husband as someone has listed a photo there and I need their permission first before I delete mine. Thanks again Steve Campbell
Added by steven campbell on Aug 18, 2016 12:17 PM
John E Sisk/Stanislaus County, Ca
John E Sisk was my great uncle. While I had never met him, the story I had heard regarding his suicide was that he used a .22 rifle and shot himself thru the roof of the mouth six times, using a stick to pull the trigger.
Added by JHSisk on Aug 15, 2016 9:05 PM
Lucy Young memorial
Thank you for her edit in family!
Added by JuJu on Aug 04, 2016 7:22 PM
Thank you Ed for all the Ennis updates. I appreciate it.

Added by Beth on Jul 22, 2016 12:31 AM
Memorials# 55761760 & 55761762
Thank you for the edits and for all of your work here at Find a Grave. It is a lasting gift to so many people. Best wishes to you.
Added by RoseOfThePlains on Jul 20, 2016 1:22 PM
Sandra Gwilliam
Isaac Newton Smith death & burial question
Ed, this is your cousin. I have lost your email address. Question about the date and place of Isaac Newton's death and burial. According to the 1880 US census, his wife, Mary Childress Smith was a widow:

Any thoughts? It seems that if she is a widow, then he would have died before 1880. You can email me. My email address is on my find a grave profile. I would love to get in touch with you again.

Name Mary Smith
Age 46
Birth Year abt 1834
Birthplace Alabama
Home in 1880 Bosque, Texas
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Self
Marital Status Widowed
Father's Birthplace Virginia
Mother's Birthplace South Carolina
Occupation Keeping House
Household Members
Name Age
Mary Smith 46
General Smith 25 [son]
J. N. Smith 13 [son]
Elizabeth Smith 24 [daughter-in-law]
Nora Smith 3 [grandchild]
Agnes Smith 2 [grandchild]
Added by Sandra Gwilliam on Jan 27, 2016 11:53 AM

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