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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.
Please be kind when asking for an edit or deletion to a memorial that has been created. Mistakes are made and can be corrected very easily, please be nice. After all this is done voluntarily to help others. It is not a job that we are paid to do. Thank you.
Also: If your loved one does not have a headstone, or the headstone is damaged, please try to save a little money here and there to purchase them one.
Stop by a CVS or Dollar Tree and pick up a $2 bucket, 4 or more gallons of distilled .59 cents water jugs, a very SOFT Scrub Brush and scrub lightly the growth and stains on the old tomstone. Go easy, you could easily cause damage. But PLEASE HELP. . Preserve and clean your family's tombstones. This will help another century of kin to find your family
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|david ford||crownland Pierces|
just letting you know i found Pierce fam bottom of the hill by the GOH or BOH i think it is..in a nice plot i do not think that request is in sec2 the one request that gotten taken down that is in the link is there to i sent the requester an msg on here hopeing to hear something it might be possible that there is no headstone and there all together just leting you know
|Patsy1945||Nottingham Memorial & Photos|
Thank you not only for the photo but for the memorial for her husband.
|Charles Wilton||Lawtons @ Crownland|
Thank you for your photo!
|rocu||Pierce family at Crownland|
Thank you for trying to find Mary and the other Pierces at Crownland Cemetery. And thank you for adding the photo for Lloyd Pierce and adding Halcy! I'll be sending you some info to add to Halcy's memorial.
Added by rocu on Jun 18, 2014 1:22 PM
|Heather Cottrell||RE: Cooks|
I appreciate the offer. Wright, Sr. and his wife Sarah had several children. Many more than just William and Abraham. Wright was my Great Great Great Grandfather's younger brother. A sister married a Moore which is why I said those Moores might also be in my tree but haven't been able to connect them yet. Sarah and Wright are both alive in 1900 and on the census. I do not know Sarah's maiden name. All that I have is what is on Find a Grave pretty much. If you follow the link back you will find Wright's parents. He is linked to them. My ancestor is his brother Joseph.
Joseph raised his family at Boxley instead of Hortonville. I looked up the two towns the other day on the map and saw they are only around 10 miles apart. My Great Great Grandma Serilda Cook Cornelius was born in Boxley.
|Heather Cottrell||RE: Cooks|
Oh my is that what they were going to do? Good grief. Since there are at the very least two Civil War veterans there some of the Civil War lineage groups should get involved in saving the cemetery. Did they not know it was there?
PS I imagine all those Moore children ( those belonging to S.W and P.J. Moore) are connected to my family somehow. Haven't figured out how either and I've searched Find a Grave for their parents so links could be made but had no luck. The S.W was for Samuel Wesley and the P. J. is for Phebe Jane.
Thank you very much for following through with this. It is very much appreciated. Both Abraham and William were sons of Wright Cook, Sr. They were both in the Civil War and Abraham died during the war. They both happened to also be in my Great Great Grandpa's company of the 47th IN infantry. He ended up marrying William and Abraham's cousin who was my Great Great Grandma. I do very much appreciate these photos. May I ask if you took all the stones still there in this small cemetery? I have not been able to locate Wright's wife Sarah but she may be buried elsewhere in IN.
Thank you very much for taking the picture. Sue was a dear sister and sister in law.
Added by J.E.E.S. on Jun 10, 2014 9:20 PM
|Heather Cottrell||RE: Thomas Moore|
That's great. I don't know if there will be markers left there. Maybe they are all pulled up? I figure the two Cook boys may have military Civil War markers. All three brothers were in the war. I do appreciate your efforts.
|Heather Cottrell||RE: Hi|
So sad when people "develop" over cemeteries, especially with veterans there. So disrespectful. Thanks for checking. At least it is not my direct ancestor and only his brothers..............
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