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James G. Bigwood (#48231400)
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Bio Photo Research Archivist by trade.

I love anything and everything that has to do with history! Part of my free time is spent volunteering in the Fort McHenry Guard.

I am also an active member in several different hereditary and lineage societies.

O Cruell Deth Paynfull and Smert by James Ryman (15th-c Franciscan Friar)

O cruell deth paynfull and smert,
On the to thenke my hert is colde,
For why noman fro the may sterte,
Neither riche ne pore, nor yonge ne olde.
Thou sparest not for siluir nor golde,
But, in whome thou wilte thy marke set,
He shall departe withouten lette.

Why art thou so cruell to man
Of hym no man grisly to make,
His nose sharpe and his lippes wan,
His chekes pale and his tethe blake,
His handes and his fete to shake
And alle his body quake for colde
And returne hym ayene to molde?

"Like to a thinge vayne man is made,
His dayes passith, as a shadewe,
And, as a floure, fro hym they fade,"
Thus seith Dauid, that prophete true.
Seint Iames seith: "As a floure newe
By hete of sonne turneth to hay,
So mortall man shall passe away."

A thousand yere fro hym be past,
As yesterday, the whiche is gone.
In an ymage he passeth fast,
This worldes figure passeth anon:
It is right nought to trust vppon.
Therefore alwey you redy make,
For, when tyme is, I wille you take.

"What man shall leve and se no deth?
No man, truly," thus seith Dauid.
"Haue myende, my lyfe is but a breth,"
Thus seith Iob according herewith.
His daies, as of a messangere, beth.
"More swyfter my daies passeth and lyfe,
Than a webbe of a wever is cutte with knyfe."

I sende sekenesse you to a taste
And to meke you in euery place,
But, whenne that I come at the last,
I make an ende within shorte space.
I sette no lawe day in the case,
For, whenne that I sey: "Make an ende,"
Withouten delay ye shall hense wende.

Fro mortall deth Crist vs defende
And graunte vs alle by his grete grace,
Out of this worlde when we shall wende,
In heuen blisse to haue a place
And hym to see there face to face,
That was and is and ay shall be
Eternall god in persones thre.

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Re: Walter Biscoe
Thank you so much for sponsoring Walter Biscoe's memorial. Much appreciated!
Added by Karen on May 09, 2015 8:02 AM
wells and mccomas
Thank you for sponsoring the memorials of Wells and mccomas.
Added by Izzebella on May 08, 2015 8:03 AM
John Mitchell, Sr
Transferred his memorial to you as you were kind enough to sponsor it.
Added by Seagull on May 08, 2015 1:16 AM
Deb Redmon
RE: Re: Elizabeth Honnaker
Thanks for your reply and for doing that. I am a Bryant descendant and have read and seen almost all of the arguments made. They are about the same as the arguments for my Redmon family, which previously was Redman which in turn has its origins from the Raymond name. My personal way of dealing with it on here is to do what I do in my own research. That is to go by what surname they were given at birth if there are records to substantiate it. If there is nothing to prove what surname they were given at birth, then I give them whatever they used the most throughout their lifetime, or were using at the time of their death. I made this decision due to getting SACs to change a surname only to get another one after honoring it from someone else wanting it changed to what I originally had. I've stuck with it and been much happier on here.

As for Isaac surname, I have seen it spelled more ways than just what is on here. To me, that just validates how often names were misspelled.

Anyway, I really appreciate you changing it back to Bryant. I will go ahead and transfer the others to you.

Thanks and have a wonderful day.
Added by Deb Redmon on Nov 20, 2014 8:11 AM
Deb Redmon
Elizabeth Honnaker

I transferred her memorial to you as you had requested. I was quite shocked to see that you removed the information that I had. You are not supposed to change a transferred memorial other than to add additional information.

As for changing her surname from Bryant to Bryan, I do wish you would put it back to Bryant. There are numerous direct descendants that state it was in fact Bryant, however, the powers that be in Fayette County decided it would be too much trouble to change all of the history to make it Bryant.

As I can't now be certain that you would not do likewise to the other Honnaker memorials I created, I wish to think more on it before possibly transferring them to you.

Deb Redmon
Added by Deb Redmon on Nov 16, 2014 7:35 PM
Rebecca Emmett
Catesby Brooke Jones
Thank you for sponsoring the memorial for Cateby Brooke Jones, 73950598, at Hollywood Cemetery.
Added by Rebecca Emmett on Oct 15, 2014 8:32 PM
Brett and Nic
Hello James,

Sorry for the delay--I just transferred your 6th- and 5th-greats your way per request. :)
Added by Brett and Nic on Sep 06, 2014 10:45 AM
Deb Redmon
Honnaker Family
I have three of Isaac's and Elizabeth's sons if you want them too. Just let me know.
Added by Deb Redmon on Aug 28, 2014 9:38 AM
Deb Redmon
Isaac and Elzabeth Honnaker
I have transferred them. I am happy that they are with one of their descendants.
Added by Deb Redmon on Aug 28, 2014 9:37 AM
bowyer family
thank you for the connections for the Bowyer family, are you related to the family? thanks
Added by John on Aug 27, 2014 11:46 AM
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