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Celeste Simmons (#47318155)
 member for 4 years, 7 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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Messages left for Celeste Simmons (338)[Leave Message]
Ethel Brooks
RE: Laura Forward
Good deal, thanks
Added by Ethel Brooks on Feb 22, 2015 11:50 PM
Eric Baker
Baker Memorial
Thank you for the transfer of the Baker memorial page in Warren. Eric Baker
Added by Eric Baker on Feb 20, 2015 3:36 PM
# 57338809
Thank you so much for the better quality picture for this memorial. :)
Added by Kendra51673 on Feb 07, 2015 8:47 PM
Susan Magaw
RE: John Magaw
Thank you so much Celeste
Added by Susan Magaw on Jan 30, 2015 7:10 PM
Vicki C.
Marie Gamo
Thank you for the transfer of Marie Gamo.
Vicki C.
Added by Vicki C. on Jan 20, 2015 12:39 PM
Linda Lyons
Thanks for adding the links.
Added by Linda Lyons on Jan 05, 2015 10:59 AM
Leslie Dare
Transfer - Brown

Would you be wiling to transfer these memorials to me? They are my husband's g-g-g-grandparents

81630443 - Sedgwick Brown
81630473 - Annie Atchley Brown

Thanks for considering this request!
Leslie Dare
Added by Leslie Dare on Dec 28, 2014 10:07 AM
John N Colby, Jr
Grave of Samuel Cook, Dorchester, MA
Dear Celeste,
Thank you for posting this grave, he is my great great grandfather, I have been searching for info on him for years. His being from Vermont had me searching there, not in Massachusetts. The last record I had of him was at the Soldiers Home in Revere, MA. The unbelievable part of this is my parents, my sister and my brother are all buried in this cemetery, also. I will be looking up his grave on my next trip to the cemetery and will leave flowers. Thank you, Again
Added by John N Colby, Jr on Dec 25, 2014 10:48 AM
Sheila Miller Mason
lewis e. marshall
Thank you so very much for your time and efforts to get this photo for my genealogy research. It is greatly appreciated. May God be with you.
Added by Sheila Miller Mason on Dec 14, 2014 7:09 PM
Tim Bear
Bonnie Hill
Thanks far the picture.
Added by Tim Bear on Nov 24, 2014 7:36 PM
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