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James A Gamblin (#46962775)
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Bio Photo Genealogy & Family Trees without documentation is worthless.


If you want corrections made please use the EDIT tab. It makes it a lot easier to go to the site and make changes.
If the memorial number is not included in the correction request, there is no guarantee the changes will be made.
If you see some of your kin and would like to manage the memorial let me know and I'll be glad to release it to you.
I am not concerned about the number of memorials I manage.
I am very concerned about accuracy.

I don't know who wrote this poem but how true it is.


Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone


Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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RE: The Rigdons
There were requests for two Willie Rigdons on the request list. I used the dates to match the photos. I apologize for any incorrect entries.
So far, I have not found a marker for Willie Rigdon b.1898 & d. 1941. I intend to look again.
Added by Pauletta on May 29, 2016 6:59 PM
Charles McCartney
Nell Rigdon - Cotton Valley Cemetery

Nell Rigdon - Cotton Valley Cemetery

I've added a Nell Rigdon memorial page. She is buried next to Mr. And Mrs. Rigdon. I'm assuming this is their daughter. I don't want to link them on an assumption. She was nine years old.

Find A Grave Memorial# 160189412

Nell Rigdon
Added by Charles McCartney on Apr 10, 2016 9:30 AM
Mary Gamblin
I live in Dumas, Texas and I was just curious if you can tell me if Mary and her husband or a child passed away at the same time. The reason I ask is because we have a temporary headstone that I have always read at Camblin Family but if it made sense, it could be Gamblin Family.

Added by SaraPar on Dec 19, 2015 12:46 PM
Roger Woods
RE: Edward Rigdon
James, To the best of my knowledge Boyd-Greens Creek cemetery was redesignated to South Prong years ago. The is no record of Boyd- Green Creek cemetery in the Baker County Cemetery Indices.
Added by Roger Woods on Nov 26, 2015 10:09 AM
Don Henderson
Dollie Viola Rigdon Reed
Cemetery office has no record of this person. If you obtain location information, resubmit your request - ok?
Added by Don Henderson on Nov 14, 2015 10:29 PM
RE: Elda Rigdon
I am glad that you liked it.

Btw, both my son's had a Mrs. Rigdon, as their 4th grade teacher, here in St Louis. But she is transplant from Texas. So that is why I really wanted to go get this one.

Happy Hunting
Added by Kathie on Nov 11, 2015 5:36 PM
Shari Hoover
Kite Family
Thank you for the updates. Have a great weekend!
Added by Shari Hoover on Nov 07, 2015 12:55 PM
Tira Rogers
Re: Rigdon requests
If I'd had more than two hours available I'd have fulfilled more requests. My sole purpose in visiting New Ebenezer today was to fulfill requests. I said hello to my Grandma and Grandpa Henley (graves at the front close to the entrance) and then went to the back of the cemetery to methodically cover a section. Luckily there were a bunch of the same last name buried close together :-)
Added by Tira Rogers on Oct 22, 2015 11:37 PM
Julie Blichmann
RE: Jack Rigdon
You're welcome, although I'm sorry it's just the funeral home marker and not an actual headstone. Feel free to re-request a photo in a few months, and maybe I'll be able to get an actual picture of his headstone.
Added by Julie Blichmann on Oct 14, 2015 1:53 PM
Vickie Warren
David O. Warren
James, thank you so much for transferring my 2nd Great Grandfather's memorial to me. I have found information that I would love to add and I am putting together a Family History Book, so this is wonderful.
Added by Vickie Warren on Oct 08, 2015 10:59 PM
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