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Celeste Simmons (#47318155)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo My family originated in England and I also have Native American roots. My ancestors are BASS, HOOSIER, HOLLIE, ASHWORTH, GOINS, NICHOLS & PERKINS amongst others. The BASS'S landed in Virginia and migrated to North Carolina. John HOOSIER married Jeremiah's daughter, Nancy Charity Bass. John was living in North Carolina near Jeremiah Bass when the boundary line for Tennessee moved. At this point they became citizens of Carter County Tennessee. They followed the Natchez Trace to Natchez Mississippi where they both received land grants. When Jeremiah died, John and Nancy Charity Bass, his wife, pulled up stakes and moved to Louisiana settling in the Neutral Strip. Most of my family stayed in Louisiana, but some moved on into Texas. My BASS and HOOSIER Ancestors are some of the first settlers of Virginia, North Carolina (See Bass's Choice), Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

I spend every free moment working on my genealogy and documenting cemeteries. For me it is not just a hobby, but a passion. While traveling on business, I always take the opportunity to locate the nearest cemeteries.

I am not picky about transferring non-family member's memorials. Just contact me and we will see if we can work something out. If you see a memorial that needs correction, feel free to contact me and give me the details, but please remember to BE NICE. If I have taken a photo of one of your ancestors headstones, feel free to use it. That is why I do what I do. You don't have to ask either, I believe that by freely sharing we all benefit.

For those that have photo requests, remember to say thank you to the contributor that fulfills that request. We spend our time and gas going to cemeteries that are not always near. It is always so nice to hear from people that find a loved one that I have been able to create a memorial for.

I live in Northern New Jersey, and in the winter months, I won't be able to go to the cemeteries due to weather but will make every effort once spring and time allows.
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william emery
Thank you for photographing this stone. May I use your photo in my family tree on Ancestry,please?
Added by Ann on Nov 11, 2015 6:52 PM
Vickie Smejkal
Melita C Condit Grover 76359961
Hi Celeste,

Anyway of finding out if this is a cenotaph for Melita C Condit Grover Find A Grave #76359961?

I ask because she also has a Find A Grave site for Romeo, Macomb, Michigan -- where her husband Andrew M Grover is buried. The Michigan site number is: 9061647

Thank you,

Vickie Smejkal
Added by Vickie Smejkal on Nov 10, 2015 7:56 PM
Lynn Demytruk
Uzal Tompkins
Hi Celeste,

Thanks for the photos, but I think that they are attached to the wrong Uzal as there are two Uzal Tompkins.
Added by Lynn Demytruk on Jul 16, 2015 9:40 PM
Lynn Demytruk
RE: Roy, Lena and Mat Tompkins
Thanks Celeste!
Added by Lynn Demytruk on Jul 14, 2015 6:07 PM
Lynn Demytruk
Roy, Lena and Mat Tompkins
Thanks for taking the photo and creating memorials for his sisters Lena and May.
Added by Lynn Demytruk on Jul 13, 2015 6:23 PM
Lynn Demytruk
Theodore, Sarah, Alson and Jennie Tompkins
Thank-you for taking the photo's.
Added by Lynn Demytruk on Jul 13, 2015 6:01 PM
Linda Lyons
Mary Croot Lewis
Thank you so much for finding her marker. She was my grandfather's older sister and I have been "reuniting" the family.

Linda Lyons
Added by Linda Lyons on Jul 13, 2015 5:53 PM
Vikki Prudden
Mathew Kennedy #93000705
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Vikki Prudden on Jun 16, 2015 7:43 PM
Vikki Prudden
Mathew Kennedy #93000705
Added by Vikki Prudden on Jun 16, 2015 7:43 PM
Tammy Satter
RE: Thomas Havens
Hi, I do not know where he is buried. I noticed that there were a lot of Havens in the Decker-Union Cemetery. Have all the graves been identified? He was born July 19, 1768 according to the LDS. Thank you for getting back to me. Tammy
Added by Tammy Satter on Jun 16, 2015 9:07 AM
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