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BonnieGober12 (#47204700)
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Bio Photo Retired legal secretary. Retirement was not my cup of tea, so I went to work part-time at my local library and ended up staying with them 5 years. Have been working on my family tree since the mid1980s. Find A Grave was recommended to me by an archivist in Lauderdale County, Alabama and I find it an added bonus in my geneaology tracking.

"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us.". How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying - I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."

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Pete Mohney
Margarett Ann Murphee Densmore
I just added a grave marker for this person. I noticed the birth date is different on the stone than on the memorial, but the memorial matches the obituary, so I didn't change it. Thought you might want to know.
Added by Pete Mohney on Nov 25, 2016 6:33 PM
Mona Kizer
Hi Bonnie - My name is Mona Kizer, my mother is Mary Anne Gober Cockerill. My grandfather was Carl Ray Gober, Sr. I just wanted to say THANKS for all of the information you have provided about the Gober family on Find A Grave. It has made my own geneaology search much easier for this branch of my family!
One thing I have been doing to make our family history a little less "dry" to my children is collecting little personal anecdotes about some of our ancestors when I can.
If you have any good Gober stories handed down in your family I would love to hear them!
Also - are you a member of DAR and have you found any documentation there?
Thanks Bonnie!
Added by Mona Kizer on Jul 28, 2016 6:21 PM
Barbara Jones
Reba Ford
Hi Bonnie,
My husband, Phil and I recently started researching his family tree and the Ford family. Reba's husband, Dr Robert Ford was his maternal uncle. I had intended to ask for management of Reba's memorial but when I saw your name was Gober, I decided to just say hi. Reba's daughter, Roberta, is excited that we are researching the families. I was glad to see a copy of her obit, since Roberta was so young when she lost her Mother, I am not sure if she has a copy of it. Have a great day, BJ
Added by Barbara Jones on Jul 20, 2016 8:34 PM
barbara laye
martin dobbs
martin dobbs was my g grandfather this is so interesting finding my family
Added by barbara laye on Jun 30, 2016 7:44 PM
julie richey
my family farris
I all so come of the Davidson farrishis son commore farris and Monroe farris and his daughter m farris her daughter opal lee sparks and her daughter betty sue white
Added by julie richey on Jun 30, 2016 5:32 PM
Carole G.
Family tree
Hi Bonnie,

My name is Carole Goldstein. I am working on my mother's family history. I am trying to find information on one of her uncles, Jessie or Jesse Cherry, who married Lottie Davenport around 1906. They had one child, Harriman or Jesse Harriman around 1910. I can't find any dates for the child, or his exact name, and was wondering if you had that information, My mother was Rachel {Cherry} Jones, born February 24, 1916, to William Summers and Cleopatra Shacklett, in Cane Ridge, Tennessee.

Thank you
Added by Carole G. on May 31, 2016 2:44 PM
Betty Monson (Lane& Perry)
I am researching George Gober born 1740 in VA. and his wife Martha Wisdom. Wonder if you have anything on their parents to share?

They are my ggggg grandparents
Added by Betty Monson (Lane& Perry... on May 20, 2016 11:42 AM
Belinda Dover
Moses Curtis
Moses Curtis is my gg grandfather and I just somehow stumbled on this page AM amazed at how much is here I am trying to find my way through my family tree any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated
Added by Belinda Dover on May 19, 2016 3:52 PM
Gulley family
I found your post for Susannah Gulley Curtis
I'm interested in her brother James b.1795
I have a descendant in my line the same as your James (James Thomas/Thomas James) m. 3X Mine had a son James who m. Caroline Hughes and lived and d. in Tn. Family legend says he was b. in Johnson or Johnston Co NC but could be VA. Do you have any other info on him?

Nancy Bowers
Added by Nancy on May 11, 2016 3:13 PM
Lydia Young Noll
George Gober (1740-1786)
Hello Bonnie,
I am a member of the Gober line through my GG Grandmother, Polly Gober Hardman. I am a member of the DAR(Daughters of the American Revolution) and was able to prove that George Gober (1740-1786)served in the American Revolution. Just wondering how you are related to the Gober's and your ancestry line.
Added by Lydia Young Noll on Apr 13, 2016 8:15 AM
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