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Celeste Simmons (#47318155)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 20 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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Mary Louise Guerin Toms
Haddon grave
Thank you so much for posting this picture. Does anyone know what exactly is written on it, other than the names Thomas and Sarah Haddon? I am a descendant who lives in Virginia and would love to know what other information can be gleaned from this memorial.

Thanks for posting again and thanks to anyone who can help me with this line.

Mary Louise Guerin Toms
Added by Mary Louise Guerin Toms on May 25, 2016 1:26 PM
Jeanne Sutherland
RE: Elizabeth Storm
Thanks for taking photos. Some time ago the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery page indicated that the ODC cemetery had become part of SHC so I started adding memorials to SH and not to the ODC. The SH page has changed the commentary on their page and most people I think now consider it one cemetery.
Added by Jeanne Sutherland on Apr 04, 2016 11:15 AM
Olive Hoffman
John HIlleker photo
Thank you Celeste for taking photo of this gravestone; I appreciate you taking the time to do this. It does help me in my research.
Added by Olive Hoffman on Apr 03, 2016 1:37 PM
Sheila Acker Dryer
Minnerly family tree
Thank you so much for the headstone photos. I appreciate all you do for those researchers living many miles away!
Added by Sheila Acker Dryer on Apr 03, 2016 12:05 PM
J Rispoli
Thank you!

Thank you so much for taking photos of Thomas, William & John Reed headstones at the Old Dutch Burial Ground in Tarrytown, NY.

I truly appreciate the time and effort you put forth to help me.

I am trying to locate the grave of my 4th Great Grandmother, Eliza Denike Reed - b 1815 / d 1889, so hopefully this brings me a little closer to finding her memorial.

Thank you again!

Added by J Rispoli on Apr 03, 2016 8:10 AM
J Rispoli
Thomas Reed Photo
Thank you so much!

Jenn R
Added by J Rispoli on Apr 02, 2016 10:16 AM
Tom McManus
RE: Shea, Vincent
You are welcome. The snow has melted, sorry bfor the wait.
Added by Tom McManus on Feb 21, 2016 6:04 PM
Charlotte Henry Hughes
Katie Colley
At Walnut Grove Baptist Cemetery, there are two memorial pages for baby Katie Colley. Perhaps they can be combined. I worked on this part of the family tree about a year ago. Has anyone figured out who her parents are???? Charlotte Henry Hughes
Added by Charlotte Henry Hughes on Feb 15, 2016 9:07 AM
Brenda Aubert
RE: Henry Thomas
Celeste There are not my family. I just took them because they were old and I wanted the to be recorded somewhere.
Added by Brenda Aubert on Feb 13, 2016 9:20 AM
Violet "Roach"-Sanders
Walter J. Dyson
Found the 1st message I sent to you after sending the 2nd.

There was a Walter James Dyson Sr. then their son Walter James Dyson Jr.

Let me go back and check my tree on this and see what I have done etc etc etc.
This will take another day to complete task.If any problems or not I will let u know.

Thanks Vi.
Added by Violet "Roach"-Sanders on Jan 04, 2016 4:22 PM
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