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Victoria Taylor-True (#47036752)
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Bio Photo Hi! Welcome to my little part of the world at Life in the Past Lane. [Online 10 years but offline for now]
Honoring the past generations, helping families to find their ancestors and finding out how many of us all have a connection and many more cuzins than we ever dreamed. Finding our ancestors and walking through the lands of times past.

I only work on genealogy on days ending in "Y" ©

For the cuzins I have met previously "Hi" and for the new cuzins I hope to meet "HI" to you to.
We have many many paths to walk that our ancestors walked, and our time here is in honor to them.

6-2013 NOTICE: PHOTOS of family members of my current lines - DO NOT TAKE without asking!!!! I have recently found my parents grandparents aunts uncles on other personal sites and have NO IDEA of when the cuzin took them or who they are. We are online to share information with family: BUT not without asking .. COPYRIGHT photos of precious parent /family photos etc are NOT TO BE TAKEN!!
Ask and see what happens ;-> !!!!

I leave "Daisys" on all family members that are in my data and lines [direct and extended].
I leave other flowers for memorials I have help link up and/or helped someone else with.
Other flowers also can mean I havent located or logged them in my data . We all have ALOT of branches and trees to climb and explore.

I do enter cemeteries when possible. It is to help others find their family members as well as it probably has an ancestor or two of mine.
I am not about numbers , I am about family and heritage and our ancestors. If I have a memorial that is part of your family line, I dont mind transfering [as long as it isnt part of my direct]. If I have made an error, just let me know and if I have dupped in error. Just let me know where and who. We have many generations , with so many simular names - errors are possible . But puzzles are so much fun finding validation of one piece at a time, till the picture among the pieces start to take form.

I do choose to post death certificates. DC's help with family medical history documenting. We all need to know what our family medical history was/is also.

Dates on papers, bibles, headstones, & certificates may vary. We are working through our families pasts and lives and getting the dates may sometimes be the best drawn conclusion that is to be drawn.

My immediate direct lines I am working with are:
Ward, Pennington, [Taylor-Gardner] Chapman, Lawless
Direct GG+ Grandparent lines:
Adkins, Anderson, Bawle, Beaumont, Belcher, Blevins , Brockett, Canoe, Carpenter, Cock, Coleman, +++[will update list again]

My Mother Mary Jane Gardner Taylor passed away Dec 26,2011. She did so enjoy learning of all my new finds and helping as she could, to fill in missing information and facts. She will be greatly missed by so many family members and friends.

My Uncle James Edward Gardner passed away April 8 2012. He was the last of the family line of that group. Such a sad feeling of seeing the family lines end, but the next geneation now becomes the "Elders".

Eagle Clan Woman Elder , AST
Victoria Spirit Owl Searching

I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I looked back and saw my father and his father and all our fathers, and in front to see my son and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes. As I felt so they had felt, and were to feel, as then, so now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and no end. And the hand of his father grasped my father's hand and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand and all, up and down the line that stretched from Time That Was to Time That Is and Is Not Yet, raised their hands to show the link. And we found that we were one....

From: "How Green Was My Valley", by Richard Llewellyn

A Prayer for Genealogists
Lord, help me dig into the past
 And sift the sands of time,
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.

Lord, help me trace the ancient roads
On which my fathers trod,
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.

Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt;

Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
my soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
that ends the same as mine.
N. Curtis Woods

WARNING....GENEALOGY POX; [very contagious to adults]

Continual complaints as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has blank expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries, courthouses and internet, Has compulsion to write letters and send e-mail. Swears at mailman when he doesn't stop and leave mail. Frenquents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls. Hides phone bills from spouse and mumbles to [him or her] self. Has strange far away look in eyes.

Medication is useless. There is no known cure. Disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogy magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he or she can be alone.

The unusual nature of this disease is...the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she seems to enjoy it!

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Lawrence D. McCoy
RE: re Redmond H Boyle 136740287
done and done
Added by Lawrence D. McCoy on Nov 24, 2014 2:05 AM
Faye Merideth
RE: Transfer request -- Samuel Pennington
Samuel Pennington is my husband's great grandfather & I prefer not to transfer his memorial. If you have additional information I would be happy to add.
Added by Faye Merideth on Nov 23, 2014 2:44 AM
Judy (Moore) Hill
RE: re Jacob Anderson 84793991
Thanks for taking care of this so quickly, Vickie! I appreciate it!! - Judy
Added by Judy (Moore) Hill on Nov 22, 2014 6:12 AM
Judy (Moore) Hill
Jacob Anderson
Victoria, can you check the death date on Jacob Anderson (Find A Grave Memorial# 84793991) please? I believe he is my ggg-grandfather. I noticed that his memorial lists his death date as 1822 but the picture of the marker has 1825. Thank you! - Judy
Added by Judy (Moore) Hill on Nov 21, 2014 5:35 PM
Pat Shepherd
Ira F Pennington
I am trying to sort out the Pennington, Caudill, Wells connections, and I think (hope) I have, but I have one question. Apparently, William Robert Pennington (1838-1896) married twice, first to Nancy Elizabeth Caudill (1843-1879) and second to Nancy Wells (1846-1909). Since Nancy Caudill died in 1879, I don't see how Ira F Pennington (1883-1973) can be her son. Do you know the names and mothers of all William Robert's children? I found William Robert's find-a-grave memorial via search since the Ancestry link to his site doesn't work. Many thanks.
Pat Shepherd
Added by Pat Shepherd on Nov 20, 2014 2:07 PM
carole taylor puntenney
RE: re Elizabeth Rimer Haga
no, not just the Haga, side I bet...
I am a Taylor-Lee WOW! your Dad was a very handsome man.....nice photo...

How far back does your Taylor's go?
back to Little Gun Powder River Maryland?
1645 is mine JOhn Taylor father to Arthur..
and then my Twigs go both thru Ann Taylor-GREER and also thru her brother John Taylor to my grandfather Clarence LEE Taylor (Lee is maiden name of mother)

I better stop
Thanks again Cuz'
Added by carole taylor puntenney on Nov 19, 2014 2:58 PM
carole taylor puntenney
RE: re Elizabeth Rimer Haga
I am mostly obsessed with the Civil War and to find another Uncle that was on the Grey side is awesome I will be mostly searching for his military history hopefully Virginia kept records like Missouri did. please check out my g-g-grampa
Morrison M Lee memorial.. I got major long winded on that one.. But I am so excited to get the right data on the correct Aunt Elizabeth this time... There are too many Elizabeth Rhymer... Rimer's Anyway, thank you so very much for letting me put all their history on your memorial. Do you want me to transfer her back when I have finished?
Added by carole taylor puntenney on Nov 19, 2014 2:49 PM
Brian K. Caudill
RE: transfered
I really appreciate the transfer of my great grandmother, Eva (Back) Dixon. Thanks! :)
Added by Brian K. Caudill on Nov 18, 2014 5:31 PM
aye ain't
Accepted Edit for 90275071. Please remove the death certificate image from the memorial.
Added by aye ain't on Nov 15, 2014 7:16 AM
Richard Taber
link update
Your Find A Grave Memorial# 49508689 (Sampson Taylor, Jr) had a daughter (Bertha C. Taylor). Could you please link her site (Find A Grave Memorial# 42754007) to Sampson Jr's?
Added by Richard Taber on Nov 14, 2014 4:39 PM
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