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Victoria Taylor-True (#47036752)
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Bio Photo Wishing everyone a safe prosperous & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 !!
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 mothers' last brother passed away April 8 2012. Such a sad feeling of seeing the family lines end, but the next geneation now becomes the "Elders".

Eagle Clan Woman Elder , AST
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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Charles Wort Zion
Mem. # 63154664, you have his parents listed as Matthew William & Nancy Jane Yeary Zion, they are his grandparents, his parents were; Alexander Hooker and Mary Jane Carter Zion. The source of this information; (1) "Cemeteries of Lee County Virginia", volume 3, page 986, Zion Cemetery. (2)The Powell Valley News, Pennington Gap, Virginia published 13 February 1925; "Wert Zion dies after operation".
Added by Loran SLAGLE on May 18, 2015 8:25 PM
37186281 Helen Holmes Hufford Martin Farmer
On this particular post there is the statement

5/11/2013 PHoto request results: "I made a walk through of the Hufford Cemetery today and did not find Helen Farmer. Did not see any Farmers. Even went back and looked amongst the Huffords and the Martins but no luck. There are several "modern" temp. markers in this cemetery that have "lost their letters". "

This is my grandmother. She is buried beside of her first husband, my grandfather, Eugene Martin. Their son, Rev Jackson E. Martin in buried beside of them. If I can obtain a picture in the near future, I will update your post.
Tracy Martin Lucas
Added by Tracy on May 13, 2015 7:39 PM
Jessie Clarkson
Ruby Terry Myers
I added the obit, per your request, to her memorial Victoria.

Added by Jessie Clarkson on May 12, 2015 4:37 PM
Judy Whisler Zetts
Leona G Dunn
Hi, I am just wondering why you added an additional Find A Grave for my mother. I would appreciate if you would give myself, my sister and brother, the authority over this site, since she is our mother. There was already a site put up by me in Oxford PA. I was there, I buried her. Please contact someone prior to adding info. I know your thoughts were good but we did things this way for a reason.

Thank you

Judy Whisler Zetts
daughter of Leona G. Pennington
Added by Judy Whisler Zetts on May 12, 2015 12:56 PM
Pat M
David B Haga
Thank you for processing the update for David B Haga. Pat M
Added by Pat M on May 04, 2015 12:46 PM
Susan Edwards
RE: Edwards/Gardner
Always nice to meet "kin" :) I am related through Selina, of course. Selina's father (Newell) and my gg grandfather (Elijah) were brothers. And yes, we're probably related through other lines as well. It seems my line curves and twists back on itself a few times. I have many ancestors from Carroll County, VA - both sides. My siblings and I are also 4th cousins. LOL I often tease my cousins that we're related to just about everyone from there or that has family from there. -Susan
Added by Susan Edwards on Apr 29, 2015 6:08 AM
Susan Edwards
Info Selina M Edwards Gardner
Hi Victoria, I saw a request for information on your memorial #144900041 for Selina. Selina is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Kay Co, OK. She has a FindAGrave memorial there #87890464. I have more information on her as well, such as parents, marriage date, and some census info. I've seen your name on many of my family's memorials, so I wouldn't be a bit surprised if we aren't related. Blessings and Happy Hunting! -Susan
Added by Susan Edwards on Apr 28, 2015 2:10 PM
Margaret Fields
HI Vickie, I have fixed that with her name being the mother of Nathan ! Nathan is the uncle of my husband's ggg grandma (I think it is that many greats, it might be 2 ) but we cannot figure out how that is though ! one of those things we all have been digging. Thank you, I do appreciate it very much.
Added by JHarrison on Apr 27, 2015 7:44 PM
obsessive journey
RE: re Stella Smith Taylor
I think Find A Grave deletes the duplicate after they combine the information. It is a nice way to get memorials updated with information when the original contributor doesn't respond. Thanks for reminding me of my duplicate.
Added by obsessive journey on Apr 26, 2015 11:47 AM
obsessive journey
Stella Smith Taylor
Please delete flower on memorial saying Stella had a dup. I asked Find A Grave to merge the memorials. Thanks.

I can't give you the memorial number because I deleted mine and can't find yours. THanks
Added by obsessive journey on Apr 24, 2015 3:38 PM
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