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barbara sterling (#47067092)
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Bio Photo My family noted for are Turner/Hose/Nesselrodt/Nazelrod/Ritchie/ my husbands side. Sterling/Purcell/Poulson.
pic is my mom Nellie Hose Turner
We Are The Chosen Author Unknown
My feelings are in each family we are called to 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.To me.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. 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 times have I told the ancestors you have wonderful would be proud of us? It goes beyond just documenting facts.. It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do? The bones here are bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh.It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what are 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 they fought to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. 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 them and they are us. 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 their place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family gealogy.
When I first started my family resource. it was with great honor and respect to remember those who were my dearly closet family members. honored person's to served my country to keep me free.friends and most of all that that gave me live my dear loving parents. Noah and Nellie Turner.In the close five years that I have been searching for my family. friends I also wanted to add those whom I did not help others who's love ones they may not be able to locate.this time the search for my love ones over the past few years has become more difficult then I expected, all thou, I still hope and pray by the will of God that I will beable to add or help anyone whomay want resource on a friend or family member that I have all ready added.but please do not ask me to transfer any of my family or closes friend. and picture maybe copied, but not transferred, and hope that its not for a sale to someone eles. remember you copied it FREE.when I started this I was in company with a very dear niece. who so enjoyed this.and helped me to get 2013 along this past years I have losted afew close other relatives., that were apart of my life. or just there to talk to.this year alone I losted a dear niece.two great nephews.a niece has lost her mother-in-law, another niece has losted her father-in-law. what may behold in store for the rest of the year only the Lord knows.i look say here as I have so many times before. my resource is not to be counted my names or pictures. but remembering, honoring. missing terribly.theses family names for me are Turner's and Hose's are from Hardy Co,Wv,and my Sterling family is from Crisfield MD of the Eastern Shore.

It was the first day of Census,and all through the land.The pollster was ready,a black book in hand.He mounted his horse for a long dusty ride;His books and some quills were close by his side;
Along winding ride down a road barey there;Toward the smell of fresh bread wofting up through the air.The woman was tired with lines on her face;and wispe of brown hair,She tucked into place.
She gave him some water,as they sat at the table.
He asked of her children.the best she was able.The oldest was twenty,the youngest not two.She held up a toddler with cheeks round and red;his sister she whipsered was napping in bed.
She noted each person who lived there with pride.and she felt the faint stirrings of the wee one inside.He noted the sex,the color,the age. The marks from the quill soon filled up the page.At the number of children.She nodded her head.and he saw her lips quiver for the three that were dead.The places of birth she never forgot,Was it Kansas?or Utah? or Orgean? or not?They came from Lithuania of that she was clear.But she wasn't quite sure,Just how long they been here. They spoke of employment of schooling and such.They could read some. and write some.though really not much;
When the questions were answered his job was done.So he mounted his horse.and rode toward the sun.We can almost imagine, his voice loud and clear May God Bless you all for another ten years. TO Those of you who keep reviewing my resources. ido not know how you can seek someone out who is trying to honor and remember their love one. several times i have bben ask to remove several of my immate family members.because considered dupleted. have you took a real hard look at mine as their there for remembrance not number like i believe all of yous who do big count numbers, mine are not there for num,bes but remember, i suppose not even 1/2 of yous dont even know all the people that yous add for numbers. well mine is not the case, all pics resouce and obits etc are all my finding and doing, by visiting, talking to such as family, friends, i have visited several of thses cemeteries thru the years, such as it may be of yous who add my family with a name poss headstone, why dont you check mine with full family resouce, and i do not have e-mail, nor do i use it.
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Richard Simpson
RE: Nesselrodt
Hello and nice meeting you too. Sorry for the late email. But just been thinking of the past family and seeing how I could add more to them.
Richard, Geneva's " Neva " son.
Added by Richard Simpson on Mar 09, 2015 6:59 PM
James Henry Ford Sterling
Barbara, It has been over a year since I have emailed you. Do you have any more updates on James Henry Ford Sterling or his relatives?

We recently moved and I have not located the pic you asked me about of his son, (my maternal grandfather) James T. Sterling, Sr. (1901-1982) but will get it to you when I locate it.

Thanks for any updates or help in my family research.

Donna Sizemore
Added by Donna on Feb 14, 2015 10:49 AM
Kathy Thompson
RE: Ford and Sterling
I believe that my family is looking at the famous car person, Henry Ford.
Added by Kathy Thompson on Jan 03, 2015 5:07 AM
Kathy Thompson
RE: Sterling/Ford
I think I answered my own question. I was asleep this morning. I wish I knew which Ford Maggie Tyler married. If you find out, would you please contact me.
Added by Kathy Thompson on Jan 02, 2015 6:50 AM
Kathy Thompson
RE: Sterling/Ford


I am from Fernandina Beach, Fla, which is 35 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Florida.
My uncle was Wallace Stine Sterling, who was the son of James Henry Sterling and Katherine Burke. Before he died, he told the family he was related to the famous Ford family.
The question I have for you is this: James Henry Sterling is the son of John L. Sterling and Maggie Tyler Ford. James Henry is not adopted!from the Ford family?
I am trying to clear up a mystery and you are the first person that I have found with some kind of an answer.
Kathy Thompson
Added by Kathy Thompson on Jan 02, 2015 6:13 AM
Kathy Thompson
Re: James H. Sterling

I am interested in James H. Sterling and Katie Burke. You mention that John Sterling and Maggie Tyler are the parents of James H. Sterling. I am related to Wallace Stine Sterling. He was my uncle. There is a rumor that the Ford family is connected. The files on Ancestry are so twisted about Maggie that I am confused. Some say that John married a Maggie Ford and some say Maggie married a Cox. Is there a Ford connection in this family??
Kathy Thompson
Fernandina Beach, Fl

Added by Kathy Thompson on Jan 01, 2015 9:25 AM
nita stolns
RE: Hastings
Hello, thanks for getting back with me. I wouldn't never delete it. Its a great picture of Jim's mom and a very nice write up. Thank you soo much. I did go back and posted on Ancestry. Going to do FB again, havn't got around to that yet. Put some flowers on the grave. Do you know what happened to John's second wife Fannie??? I asked Jim but he didn't know, any infor on that would be appreciated. Jim did say that not too long ago that Marys other sister passed. are you in charge of Find A Grave on that also??? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..
Added by nita stolns on Dec 19, 2014 4:11 PM
nita stolns
Mary Lee Wilson Thomas Hastings
#95360783. I posted Marys pic to my website on Ancestry and gave you the credit. Then I posted it to FB also giving you the credit last evening. I went to get on FB this A.M. and noticed that it had been removed??? I had a couple people that liked it and now finding ALL removed??? I wanted my daughter to see the pic. She is married to Marys son Jim. Jim is my son in law. Can you tell me why?? it was removed even tho still on FB it gave you Find A Grave# and your name as having created the memorial for Mary. Can you give me any insight on this? Thanks
Added by nita stolns on Dec 19, 2014 10:24 AM
Nancy Yankie Sidarous
The first Yankeys ( three spellings ) came from Northern Germany on The Snow Irene, a vessel that arrived at Philadelphia, PA, with a father and three small boys. Their father died in the Revolutionary War, and these three sons were left alone. Two were adopted ("bonded out") two to a family in Va. and one to a family in Oh. I descend from Michael Yankey and Mary Magdalene Hottinger of Va. I have the history of both branches. This repetition of "three boys" would be repeated until my sister was born after three decades of Yankey/Yankie sets of three boys!

My father was seriously interested and did a lot of research prior to the internet "easy access". He was born in 1915. I was my father's "little shadow" and along with documents, photos and letters, have notes my father dictated to me from my childhood through adulthood. This is something we did together and he followed in the same pattern with my own daughter, his favorite granddaughter. My Grandmother Yankie went through these trunks with me, and me alone --I guess because of my avid interest. My two children, a son and a daughter, grew up under Boots Yankie's tutelage and interest in genealogy. My daughter followed in my footsteps in recording family history my Father passed on. My Father, Boots Yankie, was a Man who exuded all things good and who had a charisma that drew all family members to adore and follow (or at least try to follow) his example. He truly "walked on water". He was the true Patriarch of The Family and all were drawn to him; he was the Center and Head of our family and extended family in every way. All turned to him for help, guidance and direction. He was "the chosen one'" in our family and extended family --the stable, constant provider and advisor. The man who could move mountains if so needed! This is not just the adoration of a loving daughter, but of many members of immediate and extended family. Boots was the "go to " person, the person to ask for advice, guidance and a buck or two when needed.

We have a lot to contribute and would like the opportunity to do so for future generations.

Kindest Regards,
Nancy Yankie (and Proud to be one, one of Boots Yankies')
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Dec 06, 2014 12:33 AM
Nancy Yankie Sidarous
I'm very close to Charlotte Yankey Crider, a cousin who is the daughter of Lewis "Papa""Yankey. She lives still at the Yankey place at Friendship Park at the bottom of Yankie Mtn near the Yankey Cemetery. We have the Yankey/Yankie Family Reunions there every July. Nancy Yankie
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Dec 05, 2014 11:34 PM
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