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Ellece (#47103719)
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The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are 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 am I 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 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 storytellers.
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.

Originally written by Della M. Cummings Wright. Re-written by her Grand Daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis Johnson. Edited and Reworded By Tom Dunn
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Ur Inquiry on Luther Burns
I believe mine was incorrect and I have deleted it... Thanks..
Added by Chief on Jul 24, 2014 7:32 PM
Connie Meeks Duffey
RE: Porter DeFoor
I am not in the numbers game either...just trying to get my relatives in one basket...

He is my Mom's uncle....

Added by Connie Meeks Duffey on Jul 09, 2014 12:26 PM
Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures you have taken. Brenda
Added by huffybuffy on Jul 03, 2014 10:05 PM
Mike Adams
RE: Yancy Hall
Thank you for what you have already done.
Added by Mike Adams on Jun 27, 2014 3:46 PM
Robert Woolfitt
RE: George Eugene Williams JR
A. You are welcome.
B. Sorry that I didn't think! I'll fix that and the other one. Thanks for letting me know!
Added by Robert Woolfitt on Jun 26, 2014 2:48 PM
bob hampton
RE: Libbie Rachel Robertson Porter
thank you
Added by bob hampton on Jun 23, 2014 2:31 PM
RE: Mary S Meade
No connection to McGauhey family. Mary's name was Hamby and her mother was my great aunt.
Added by Colonel on Jun 23, 2014 11:04 AM
Mary Meade transfer
No connection to the McGaughey family. Mary's name was Hamby and her mother was my great aunt.
Added by Colonel on Jun 23, 2014 11:03 AM
RE: Omie Gaines duplicate
Ellece, we all work towards keeping the records straight for our family(s). Thank you for your time and efforts with findagrave!
Added by Virginia on Jun 22, 2014 6:04 PM
Barbara Parks
RE: Ridgeways at Mount Zion
Just repaying w
hat has been done for me as a member of for over 9 years. I know there are more Ridgeway tombstones in this cemetery and will be going back in the coming days to take more photos. It is only 8 miles from my home. I have added almost 100 names to this cemetery and over 125 photos just from my last visit.
I will let you know when I take more photos
Added by Barbara Parks on Jun 13, 2014 1:47 PM
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