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Celeste Simmons (#47318155)
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Bio Photo My family originated in England and I also have Native American roots. My ancestors are BASS, HOOSIER, HOLLIE, ASHWORTH, GOINS, NICHOLS & PERKINS amongst others. The BASS'S landed in Virginia and migrated to North Carolina. John HOOSIER married Jeremiah's daughter, Nancy Charity Bass. John was living in North Carolina near Jeremiah Bass when the boundary line for Tennessee moved. At this point they became citizens of Carter County Tennessee. They followed the Natchez Trace to Natchez Mississippi where they both received land grants. When Jeremiah died, John and Nancy Charity Bass, his wife, pulled up stakes and moved to Louisiana settling in the Neutral Strip. Most of my family stayed in Louisiana, but some moved on into Texas. My BASS and HOOSIER Ancestors are some of the first settlers of Virginia, North Carolina (See Bass's Choice), Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

I spend every free moment working on my genealogy and documenting cemeteries. For me it is not just a hobby, but a passion. While traveling on business, I always take the opportunity to locate the nearest cemeteries.

I am not picky about transferring non-family member's memorials. Just contact me and we will see if we can work something out. If you see a memorial that needs correction, feel free to contact me and give me the details, but please remember to BE NICE. If I have taken a photo of one of your ancestors headstones, feel free to use it. That is why I do what I do. You don't have to ask either, I believe that by freely sharing we all benefit.

For those that have photo requests, remember to say thank you to the contributor that fulfills that request. We spend our time and gas going to cemeteries that are not always near. It is always so nice to hear from people that find a loved one that I have been able to create a memorial for.

I live in Northern New Jersey, and in the winter months, I won't be able to go to the cemeteries due to weather but will make every effort once spring and time allows.
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Carol
Ellen Rose Pierce Lyons
Celeste,

Thank you very much for the photo. I took one look at it and the words, "Oh, my!" were the first to come to mind. I thought I was faced with challenges taking tombstone pictures. You got it in the perfect light. And in spite of its condition, it is still legible.

Carol
Added by Carol on Jul 06, 2014 6:31 PM
Nancy Wallace
Photo
Thank you very much for taking and posting the picture of Mary Peckham Clarke's headstone that I requested. She was my 5th Great Grandmother so I am very pleased to have it.
Nancy
Added by Nancy Wallace on Jun 23, 2014 5:33 PM
kkovalek
RE: Christopher Hargill 1634-1718
Thank you so much!
Added by kkovalek on Jun 23, 2014 3:23 PM
Donald Gardner
Captain Benoni Gardner
Thank you, Celeste!
Added by Donald Gardner on Jun 21, 2014 5:35 AM
Scout
RE: Ann Moore
Hi Celeste,
We live in Michigan but were there last Sept. I was fortunate enough to find my grgrandparents X5 there. I am not related to most of those I put up in Newport.
Added by Scout on Jun 20, 2014 10:33 AM
Leslie
Amy Trimmer Hockenbury memorial
Hi,

I sent a message asking to link- Amy to her husband William- I was able to do that from the memorial I created (no duh). Anyway, please disregard the request- I made the fix

Leslie
Added by Leslie on Apr 02, 2014 11:57 AM
Debbie Bleger
Emily (Nichols) Decker
Thank you very much for transferring her.
Added by Debbie Bleger on Mar 13, 2014 10:16 AM
A. Nelson
Merritt
Thank you very much for the transfer.
Added by A. Nelson on Mar 10, 2014 12:30 PM
BB
Bass
I have fulfilled your photo request for Virgil Bass and in so doing, discovered that his ashes are in the Mausoleum at Forest Lawn, Long Beach along with his wife, Frances B. Bass and what appears to be their son, Francis Bass. If you care to create memorials for them, I will be happy to add the photos.
Added by BB on Jan 24, 2014 9:30 PM
Mark Crawford
Transfer
Thank You for the Crawford transfer. It is very much appreciated!!
Added by Mark Crawford on Jan 21, 2014 5:12 PM
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