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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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Myra IV
RE: Good morning
Thank you Deborah! You're always so quick at editing & I really appreciate the care you give. :)
Added by Myra IV on Jun 28, 2014 9:47 PM
RE: Hello
Sorry I got the wrong Leander, Ours was born in WV moved to Ohio and also married a Mary, I have found that there are 3 Leanders in the area, Sorry for the mistake. I have been doing so much searching lately that I have confused myself. I need to take a break. Also my Leander is the son of Jacob and Mary McBride.
Added by marian on Jun 27, 2014 6:19 PM
Chuck Johnson
RE: Rachel & Polly Owens
Hello Deborah, This reminded me that I also had a photo for William Owens and I added that photo that was taken at the same time. Best regards, Chuck
Added by Chuck Johnson on Jun 20, 2014 8:21 PM
Chuck Johnson
RE: Rachel & Polly Owens
You are welcome.
Added by Chuck Johnson on Jun 18, 2014 1:43 PM
RE: Just me
Hi Deborah,
I am so glad you found the correct cemetery.
A good way to make the changes without losing your original memorial numbers would be to make the changes (under editing the cemetery/plot) rather than deleting the memorials and creating new ones. (The memorials are not new and others may have used the present numbers in their file.)
If you do it using edit it will automatically remove from the incorrect cemetery.
Hope this helps.
Added by bluebelles on May 28, 2014 1:43 PM
Gloria Beasley Arnold
Whitson family
I got the message that you are looking for headstones on Lewis Whitson 26750802 buried Cove Haven; and Stella May Whitson #26942312 in African Cemetery no 2.

On it has a list of the markers in that cemetery, and the list shows there are no stone markers for any Whitson. Yvonne Giles is a historian that works with Lexington Public Library. She has done extensive work on both Cove Haven(she has list of those buried here) and African Cemetery No 2.

I really do not have time presently to go to Cove Haven but will keep the request just in case I am going that way.
Added by Gloria Beasley Arnold on May 27, 2014 11:01 AM
William Hughes
Thanks Deborah! You rock!
Added by dranet on May 20, 2014 7:16 AM
David G. Briggs
You are most well! Happy I could be of assistance.
Dave B.
Added by David G. Briggs on May 13, 2014 7:14 AM
RE: Roth Family
Thank you so much!
Added by dranet on May 07, 2014 8:30 AM
D. Singleton Shell
Deborah, I was there once to fill a request. I'm sorry I can't help you. I don't know anyone who might know that you could ask, sure sorry. Darla
Added by D. Singleton Shell on May 01, 2014 7:06 AM
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