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Deborah Wall (#46976690)
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Bio Photo We Are 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 storytellers 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 am I
and why do 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 at
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john KIZER
RE: Lorraine Patrick
Thanks so much for the Obit.
Added by john KIZER on Dec 16, 2014 12:36 PM
Peggy Rocchio
Calvin N. Kirkbride
Happy Holidays Deborah!!! Thank you for the add'l info/obit for Calvin. It certainly will help in researching his wife Dorothy!
Added by Peggy Rocchio on Dec 12, 2014 10:16 AM
john KIZER
Loraine B. Burlingame Patrick
Thanks for the correction on the above person`s spouse. I don`t know how I got that messed up but it is now corrected. Thanks, John Kizer
Added by john KIZER on Dec 11, 2014 3:49 PM
RE: Woodlawn Cemetery
Thanks much! I have quite a few relatives there.
Added by wndwlker on Dec 10, 2014 9:02 AM
Edward Rowlance
RE: Carrie Lynn Farrall
Thanks, same to you.

Added by Edward Rowlance on Dec 10, 2014 7:01 AM
Christin Craig
RE: Geraldine Ballenger
You are very welcome! You have a great holiday as well!

Added by Christin Craig on Nov 27, 2014 9:02 AM
Sarah Bitter
RE: Elizabeth Aley
Hello Deborah

Oh the fun of genealogy. Elizabeth Veon Aley used so many dates for her birth year over the years.

She was listed in the 1850 Census with her parents as being 1 year old.

1860 she is listed as being 11 years old.

1870 still with her family age 21 years.

in 1880 she is now married and her birth year begin to change she states she is born in 1854

She settles down in 1900 & 1910 her birth year is 1852

Now this is a kicker her death certificate states her birth is 27 Dec 1843. Then the stone states it is 1851.
I have found that using the census as a first entry with their parents is usually the good dates They would have never added them to the census if they were not already born.
So in conclusion Elizabeth was most likely born 27 Dec 1848. the 1850 census page is dated Aug 1850 and she is one year old at the time.
Added by Sarah Bitter on Oct 26, 2014 11:02 AM
Craig Hamilton (Hammy) Clark
Thank you so Much!!
THANK YOU FOR THE TRANSFER. If you could take a moment some time and look at my family profile that I've begun to build, you'll notice a few other family members that could be transferred as well if you'd like.

I noticed that you've done an amazing job volunteering on this site and it's truly a blessing what you're doing for so many families. I'm sure your work will continue to be found by new members just as I've found this morning and praised for your contributions and hard work. Thank you again for helping so many.


Craig H. Clark
Added by Craig Hamilton (Hammy) Cl... on Oct 25, 2014 11:50 AM
Anne Martin
Thank you so much for the transfer.
About my lost gg-grandmother I sort of have a time line on location and I know she died when her oldest was nine yrs old. The biggest problem is her last name was Brown, may as well be Smith!:)

Added by Jill on Sep 22, 2014 3:09 PM
RE: Rev James M Turner
your welcome!
Added by nk on Sep 18, 2014 1:14 PM
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