|Michael Strickland (#47524219)|
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Have worked with a local geneology group in Walton County for a short while, photographing graves in area cemeteries. Enjoy very much finding another cemetery that is not well-known and making available information found there.|
I have become persuaded of one thing while working area cemeteries. When I meet these people in Heaven, whose headstones I've photographed and whose obituaries I've helped post, it will be apparent to me when I see them as to who they are. I'll be able to say, "You are so-and-so, who was buried at such-and-such a cemetery. I took a photo of your headstone, and there were two (or three or however many) children's graves beside you." If it is not public knowledge right away as to why his children died so young, I can ask him there, and find out what happened. I may be giving license to an over-active imagination, but the Scripture does say that we have no idea what is in store for us over there, and these fanciful ideas that pop up about these things may come no where close to what all will actually be the case when we find ourselves in Heaven.
Well, how do we get there? We should do good deeds, you might say; and that's good, but it will never pay our way into Heaven. It's like a street urchin thinking that by giving two pennies he has found on the street to a millionaire that he happens to meet, that somehow the wealthy person will be enriched by his gift. The gift is good, but it doesn't make a dent in the financial situation of the other.
No, we must be covered by something much more valuable than good deeds, or acquired finances, in order to find ourselves in Heaven. We must be covered with that which cannot be bought--the Blood of Jesus Christ, who allowed His Blood to be let out so that all our sins and our sinfulness could be atoned and done away with. He also did more than that, for He rose again from the dead after three days, showing that He has power not only over death, but over sin, over the grave, and over all that can stand between us and Him in Heaven.
So, there are many people I plan to meet in Heaven, who have also believed in the finished work of Jesus, who have believed that what He did for them is enough to take care of all that can come between them and a loving heavenly Father, a Father who wants them to be with Him, and Who sent His Son to make that way possible. I invite you to ask Jesus to forgive your sins and sinfulness as well, so you can also meet many people in Heaven, the ancestors you research, the many geneological links that you work to establish, and the people living that you enjoy being with here on earth. The way to Heaven that Jesus has provided in His finished work is the only sound way to arrange for a definitely promising future in eternity. I invite you to ask Jesus to forgive you sins and come into your life be your Lord and Savior.
The other option, Hell, is one of separation, anguish, and never-ending disappointment and screaming terrors. I encourage you to make arrangements to miss that place--with all possible speed!
You have a loving Heavenly Father Who desires to meet you, and a lot of friends and family to meet and talk with and get to know--don't miss out on any of it!
"To the pagan, life was the road to death; man was characteristically a dying man; but Jesus came with the good news that we are on the way to life and not to death." -William Barclay
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|Durl Odom||RE: Linda Fay Sable Johnson|
Are u able to forward her message???? I don't know what it is/was.
Thank you for the transfers. I will take good care of them.
It is always a pleasure to work with you. You are the best of the Find A Grave spirit.
|AAndrewsRF||RE: Elijah Taylor Reynolds confirmation|
Margaret Anna "Annie" Andrews married Joshua "Taylor" Reynolds.
Her brother John B. Andrews married Annie Reynolds 1868-1931. They had no children. We would be looking for an Andrews female with those dates. Perhaps her first name was different and Annie was her nickname? Since they had no children, I wonder who would have buried her. And where?
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Can you provide comment to these observations?
Michael, I'm not sure what you mean about providing comment? Let me know and I'll take care of it.
These are my grandfather's brothers and sisters. I keep the family tree for our Andrews Family-Holmes County website, so I'm constantly bothering you with all these Andrews links. I appreciate your help.
|AAndrewsRF||Elijah Taylor Reynolds confirmation|
I just checked that cemetery in Idaho where he is buried and his daughter Jewel's first husband is buried in the same cemetery.
This is definitely "our" Elijah Taylor Reynolds. Mystery solved!
|AAndrewsRF||RE: Elijah Taylor Reynolds|
Interesting find on that Elijah Reynolds, but that's not him.
The one we are looking for went by Taylor Reynolds. Dates are 1848-abt 1920. He was born in Dale, Alabama.
His wife Margaret Anna "Annie" Andrews Reynolds outlived him by 11 years. She and all of their sons are buried at Sandy Creek. Since two of the boys died before their father, you would think that they would have buried the father in the same cemetery near them, but as you see, we find no tombstone. I was guessing at his death date as 1920 because I've seen correspondence with his signature in 1919, but he is not shown with his wife in the 1920 Holmes Co. census. There is no Florida record of his death.
I've been mystified by this one for a while.
Wow, I may have just found him. Check out this record:
There is another record with Elijah Taylor Reynold's death in Baker, Oregon 6/25/21.
Sounds weird BUT his daughter Jewel lived in Baker, Oregon in 1920 and in the 1930 census, she was in Idaho where her husband's family lived. Sounds like he went to visit his daughter and died during the trip. Who would have thought to look there? This is undoubtedly him. Let's link him.
|Donell Mills||John Baldwin|
|Pat Palmer||Ollie Creech|
Have added the obituary.
|Wendy Mapes O||RE: Loyce James Kelley|
You are welcome. Let me know if you want any other pictures from this cemetery.
|Donell Mills||Mabel Idagrace Morris Mitchell|
|Whit Gainey||RE: Katie Lawrence|
Thanks. Someone asked me about what to do and if I could correct it. I,too, have had to have errors pointed out. Those who make no mistake, do nothing.
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