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Virginia Wilson Bailey (#47178014)
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Bio Photo DEAR ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years age
spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
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I found this and fell in love with it but, do not know who wrote it.

Hope that you enjoy reading it.
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Surnames that we are working on are:

WILSON, O'BANION, PATE/McCAIN, PEACE,
BAILEY, WISE, YOUNG & SPURLOCK.

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Elijah&Martha
RE: O'Banion, Jesse Lee & Susan Jane Mathews/Mathis
Thanks so much, Virginia.

I am Margaret Sue O'Banion's daughter. Mother died in 2012. Researching the family history was one of the hobbies we shared.

Sarah
Added by Elijah&Martha on Sep 02, 2015 5:47 AM
Julane
RE: Grover McCollum, Bistineau Cemetery, Heflin, Webster Parish, LA.
Hi..

From the U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936 - 2007

Also found his second wife and where she married again and changed her last name.

Julane
Added by Julane on Sep 01, 2015 5:14 PM
Elijah&Martha
Elijah O'Bannon
I am the great-grandaughter of Jesse Lee O'Bannon and and his first wife Susan Mathis.

I've researched Jesse's line back to Elijah in the 1790's in Washington Co., GA. Most of the records in Washington County burned in 1855 so tracing the family has often been a matter of following slender leads. I would be most grateful if you would share your family research notes.

I'm happy to share my research. I have not found Elijah as a head of household in the 1820 census. William Bargaineer applied for letters of administration on his estate in 1821. Betsy divorced William Jasper after he deserted her. Although we have found no record of a marriage, Betsy married Stephen Passmore and had moved to Texas by the 1870's which you probably know.







Added by Elijah&Martha on Aug 29, 2015 9:54 AM
Joybug
RE: David Bruce Davis # 150953814
Thank you very much. I do appreciate what you do and personally know the time you put in. Again, thank you. I'm not sure why he didn't show up in my original search. You actually did yours the day before mine.
Added by Joybug on Aug 21, 2015 4:50 AM
Joybug
David Bruce Davis
First, thank you for your hard work and dedication to Findagrave. It is much appreciated. I called myself searching for Uncle Buddy's name (150953814) prior to creating his memorial and when I came back in this evening, two showed up, mine and yours. Would you like for me to delete mine since you did make yours before I did? Take a glance and let me know. Either way is okay. I want to sponsor his page so I can add more pictures. Thank you. Joybug
Added by Joybug on Aug 20, 2015 5:26 PM
J McMenis
Thank you
Hi Virginia. Thank you for all you do. I wish to email you regarding Sechim Hunter at Bistineau. Please email me at jerrymcmenis@hotmail.com
Added by J McMenis on Aug 19, 2015 2:10 PM
James Haney
RE: William Duncan Hicks, Nacogdoches County, Texas
I STAND READY TO TALK WITH YOU ANY TIME. TRY CONTACTING THE PERSON WHO HAS THE RECORDS ON THIS CEMETERY. THERE SHOULD BE A SIGN OR SOMETHING UP WITH A PHONE NUMBER ON IT. PLEASE CALL.
THANKS
Added by James Haney on Aug 19, 2015 8:53 AM
Steve McCalip
Ernest Culpepper
Was wondering if you could help. I am a Howard descendant, and Ernest was the grandson of Benjamin Warren Howard Sr.. who married Elizabeth Pickering. Do you have any known photos of ERnest's grandfather or grandmother. I have some info I could share as well. Thanks. Steve McCalip
Added by Steve McCalip on Aug 17, 2015 9:48 AM
Leah
Virginia Wilson Bailey
I just wanted to tell u that u r the best!!!! Thank you for all of the help you have given me over all of the years!
Added by Leah on Aug 13, 2015 1:42 PM
James Haney
RE: William Duncan Hicks & Family
I am very sorry but I do not have a book on the Hicks. I read the story on the Duncan's and was very moved. I also have some pictures of that hanging of the man who committed the deed. My father witness the hanging when he was just a 12 years old. I also repaired the grave stones of the Duncans"s a few years back they were broken and I put them back up. If you would like to talk about this I would be happy to talk with you. My phone number is 832-215-8770
Added by James Haney on Aug 11, 2015 9:59 PM
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