|Joan Morrison Payne (#46852420)|
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Bio Photo 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 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 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.
~ Author Unknown
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|Lisa Hawk Routh||RE: Kenneth and Gloria Morrison|
You're welcome Joan! I was there visiting my Grandparents and thought I'd go on a little adventure, it is a beautiful place. Take care :)
|Michael||RE: Donald F. Morrison|
No problem. The cemetery is close by.
There are three other Morrisons in line with Donald:
Mary Alice Morrison 1845 - 1906
Rebecca E. Morrison 1840 - 1921
Willian O. Moriison 1892 - 1940
There are currently no memorials for them at Find A Grave. I have photos if you would like them.
Added by Michael on Oct 13, 2013 6:26 PM
|Karen Huerta||RE: Eva, Norman and Wife|
That does make things clearer. She must be in a different cemetery as this one is in Brielle, NJ.
|Karen Huerta||Eva, Norman and Wife|
I added the photo you requested but was unable to find a wife named Ethel. He is buried with a woman named Elizabeth who would be about the right age for a wife. Is it possible that this is the person you were looking for?
|Cheryl Henry||RE: Marilyn Hughes|
My relatives are in New Forest Cemetery in Utica, NY. I have the plot settings, but someone else (non-family) set up the memorials will not turn over control of the memorial so I am not able to
put in the settings with my request--so I have been waiting 3 years. Cheryl Henry
What a great message, unfortunate that the author is unknown.
|Cyndi Saxton Jorae||Eunice Ellen Taylor|
Thank you for the transfer. I've update her and typed in her obit. She's in good hands and you've done a great job.
|Kathryn Hill||RE: Jennie Miller (Elk Creek Cem.)|
I'm not sure about the markers, Joan. I'm in Illinois with no hope of visiting the cemetery myself. Maybe if you to perform a Photo Request, someone in the area will be out at the cemetery and will check for you. The index shows Jennie's site located in the newer section on right of middle road, row 3 (in case you want to add that information before submitting your Photo Request).
Sincerely - Kathy
|colgd||Shultis in Woodstock|
Hi Joan, I tried to find the gravesite for Audrey Shultis and couldn't find her, but I am going back to Woodstock in October and I will give it another try. There are many "Shultis" in the cemetery but I didn't see Audrey. May have been looking in the wrong part. Hopefully I will be able to find it for you in October.
Added by colgd on Jul 24, 2012 4:10 PM
|Terry Goodwin||RE: Craig King|
You are most welcome, glad I could oblige.
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