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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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Keith Meadows
Donnie Blankenship Jennings

As soon as your edit goes through for Donnie changing the wife link for John Douglas Jennings - I'll delete her. Thanks for letting me know!

Best regards,
Keith Meadows
Added by Keith Meadows on Aug 30, 2015 11:22 AM
Barbara Howard Pointer
Ethel Pennington
Hi Victoria, I just wondered if you ever found who Ether Pennington was, who is buried in my grandparents Scott family plot in Mercer, WV.? There are several Ethel Pennington's in the records. It has been a mystery to me. Barbara Howard Pointer
Added by Barbara Howard Pointer on Aug 21, 2015 3:39 PM
Shirley Ogden
RE: active?
Yes, I'm still active.

Received a few request from you a few weeks ago but due to computer issues I have not reviewed them but will shortly.

Added by Shirley Ogden on Aug 10, 2015 3:43 AM
Dean Thomson
I read the obituary of della frost Devries--it stated she is survived by 2 brothers, 3 sisters--therefore there should be a total of six children--five are in 1880 census--check the 1910 census lynch, Boyd county, Nebraska-I see Francis Frost & a son Andrew Is this a missing child?
Francis birth is 1858 in this case but I still think this is him-the town is right
PS. I think he may have had a homestead in Holt county next to boyd. I need to check fold3 somewhere because this is where it shows up-Frances M Frost
Added by Dean Thomson on Aug 05, 2015 8:28 PM
L. dalesandro
Thank you,thank you,thank you for the very quick transfers. I am excited to start updating my work and adding to the pages. Thanks again!
Added by L. dalesandro on Aug 05, 2015 4:02 PM
RE: Mary Angeline Cutshall Krier (1858 - 1930) Memorial #40843190
Mary Angeline Cutshall Krier(1858 - 1930)
Memorial #40843190

I had linked Frost with a marriage date to get the order of marriages correct. Undated marriages sort to the bottom. I had hoped Find A Grave would correct the order. Instead mine was in the correct order and yours was put last. Thanks for your correction.

PL Greenlee
Added by Greenlee on Aug 05, 2015 11:35 AM
MaryAnn Farmer
Added by MaryAnn Farmer on Jul 31, 2015 4:27 PM
Elizabeth Bowman--Woodlawn UMC
The E and H refers to Emory & Henry College.

Elizabeth is probably still among us. Her son attended E & H but not sure she did.

Good luck with the research.


Added by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2015 6:57 AM
Susan Edwards
Re: John & Lydia Mabe
Thank you so much for the transfer!! -Susan
Added by Susan Edwards on Jul 27, 2015 5:49 AM
Susan Edwards
John David Mabe & Lydia Mabry Mabe
Hi Victoria, We have spoken on another occasion or two. I wonder if you would be willing to transfer the memorials of my great grandfather, John David Mabe #62554591 and great grandmother, Lydia Mabry Mabe #62554698 over to me. I would be most grateful to be entrusted with their care. Thank you so much!
Added by Susan Edwards on Jul 22, 2015 10:50 AM
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