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Dancing With Ghosts (#47068368)
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Bio Photo PLEASE BE PATIENT I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WILL GO THROUGH REQUESTS IN THE ORDER THEY CAME IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DANCING

First thanks to Basil McVey and Robert Moorefield for all the pictures (hundreds)of graves and cemeteries in Johnson County Tennessee they have donated. Big HUGs. Also Big Hugs to Dixon Marshal for All the Photos of Rural Cemeteries.

If you are a cemetery photographer and do not want the work of imputing individual graves send to me and I will do it. I always give proper credit for others work. The goal for me is to get the information out there.

I am more then happy to post family links, bios, obits and photos to any memorial. Please do not post with a flower but click the edit button and give me a day or 2.

I hail from Riverside County CA, I restore antique photographs, love my iguana (very large very cranky lizard)and am willing to photograph graves within 75 miles of Riverside.

WE ARE THE CHOSEN...

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 I am 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.

Della Commings
1943
http://www.ancestorhunt.com/the-chosen.htm

To Cღ (#47360448)Thank you so much for the writer's information on "The Chosen." Folks like you are what makes Find a Grave the resource treasure it is!

PLEASE BE PATIENT I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WILL GO THROUGH REQUESTS IN THE ORDER THEY CAME IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DANCING
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Victoria
Two Robert Barnett
I ask you to make a correction politely before Please Correct
Find A Grave Memorial# 18085664 Robert Barnett he IS NOT BURIED in the cemetery you have him in.Your Robert Barnett died in the " STATE " of Virginia in 1772 not State of New Hampshire mark your memorial to unknown .If you don't have "documentation" or been to a burial location take consideration in others doing there Genealogy an mark unknown. The Robert Barnett who is buried in this " STATE" of New Hampshire Cemetery was born in in NH and died in NH along with his family I been to this NH Cemetery and seen his grave along side his family there is only one R Barnett in this Cemetery ( Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry ,Rockingham County,State New Hampshire )
Added by Victoria on Sep 21, 2016 7:09 AM
JWR
The TWO Adam Walkers
I have to say that the Military record you show for Adam Russell Walker rightly belongs instead to Adam Walker, 1786 - 1818, memorial # 154146197. Also the journal written about the Tippecanoe campaign was written by the Adam Walker who died in Boston, Suffolk co, MA. I have a copy.
No doubt your ancestor Adam Russell Walker also was a veteran of that War of 1812 action, and perhaps had a similar record. But I feel as I'm sure you do, that we would hope to have the most correct data possible, placed on Find A Grave. Walker is a very common name and there are so many inacuracies on the Internet.
Please give this some thought, and consider changing your description. I would be happy to answer any questions you have. Julia Walker Ritterbush jwritter@aol.com/
Added by JWR on Sep 01, 2016 3:39 PM
MJ
John D. Arnold Cemetery
Hello! Thank you for all you do for Find A Grave. In researching I found mention on a death certificate that this cemetery was once known as "Howard's Cemetery". It was known as this in the 1960's. Could you please mention 'AKA Howard's' in the cemetery description? Thanks for your consideration.
Added by MJ on Aug 23, 2016 5:33 AM
Krys Oller
Oscar F. Kalwa
His birthday is 31 Aug 1898 born Indiana
Death Date is 15 Aug 1970
Added by Krys Oller on Jul 06, 2016 7:21 PM
priscilla ross-fox
Kimball burial
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79811329&ref=acom

I have different information than what is on the stone which appears to be rather new. Uncertain what to think.
B: 11 May 1841 in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA
D: 10 Sep 1908 in Canton, Fillmore, Minnesota, USA

Guess I need to do some more digging.
This is from 1900 census (we know they aren't always accurate):
Name Louis Kimball Age 60
Birth Date May 1840 Birthplace Illinois
Home in 1900 Canton, Fillmore, Minnesota
Head of House
Spouse's Name Anne Kimball
Marriage Year 1865 Years Married 35
Father's Birthplace Vermont
Mother's Birthplace Vermont
Household Members
Name Age
Louis Kimball 60 Anne Kimball 49
Wm Kimball 26
Lorena Kimball 15
Parnell Kimball 13
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Jun 16, 2016 1:07 PM
Diane Rice
Howard Newcombe Wallace memorial
I have been working on Howard's wife's family for many years. June Wallace is now 90 years old and her daughter is working with me to connect many of these family members.

Would you please transfere his memorial to me, so that I can add more info and connect him with other family members?

Added by Diane Rice on Jun 12, 2016 12:57 PM
JWR
Adam Russell Walker
Hoping to hear from you as soon as you can catch up.

Julia Walker Ritterbush jwritter@aol.com
Added by JWR on May 05, 2016 10:28 AM
Jean Boling
Memorial# 134358433 Telford
All three Telfords are in the IOOF cemetery, with markers.
Added by Jean Boling on Apr 27, 2016 3:25 PM
Jean Boling
Memorial# 134367352 Tony Ray Lansford
He is in the IOOF Cemetery, plot M-06-02, and has a marker.
Added by Jean Boling on Apr 25, 2016 8:59 PM
Jean Boling
Memorial# 134380516 Theodore Coke
He is in the Pioneer Masonic Cemetery, plot 9-9-3 with his wife Ethel.
Added by Jean Boling on Apr 23, 2016 1:44 PM
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