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If I've created a memorial, then I have a photo of the tombstone too. If it's not posted, just let me know and I'll be glad to do it.
The Story Tellers...We Are The Chosen
My feelings are that 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. To me, 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 they fought to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us 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 them and they are us.
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 their place in the long line of family story tellers. That is why I do my family genealogy..... and that is what calls those young and old to step up..... and put flesh on the bones.
---by Della M. Cummings Wright
and rewritten by her grand-
daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis
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|David W. Parker jr||My grandfather|
Cornelius Parker? Anything, thanks in advance!
|Sarah Jones||Frances A. & Henry H. Warmath|
Thank you so much for adding a photo of the headstone for relatives Frances & Henry Warmath at Rose Hill Cemetery - Humboldt, TN.
I appreciate your kindness.
|CAN||R. Bowman pic.|
Added by CAN on Oct 01, 2016 4:43 AM
|Sarah Jones||John W & Mary O. Forsythe|
Thank you for posting a photo of the gravestone for relatives John W. & Mary O. Forsythe.
You are appreciated!
|Ann Ebling||Olivia and Guy Good|
Thank you so much for trying to find their tombstones.
|Ann Ebling||Olivia and Guy Good|
|Ernest Reed Sr. and Elizabeth Reed||Charles L. Brown|
I am a friend of Charles L. Brown(son) and his wife Judy asked me to do family research for a Christmas Gift. Are you related to Charles L. Brown who is buried in Tenn.? Birth 1913.
Thanks so much..
|Alan Miller||Wimpee Family|
All of the Wimpee burials at Rocky Springs are related to me through Mallie E. Wimpee who was Mallie Ethel Crews before she married Mark Ragan Wimpee. She was my great aunt. They are all in my family tree on Ancestry.com.
Account no. 47205091
|Alan Miller||Record #41503281|
Mallie Ethel Crews Wimpee was my great aunt and was married to Mark Ragan Wimpee. She was born in the Cedar Grove Community of Henderson County, TN near where I grew up. After her mother's death in 1918, her father moved in 1919 to the Westover Community of Madison County, TN along with her siblings who were still living at home. Unless you are a closer relative, would you transfer her record to me, Alan Miller. I have sent in edits to what you have and would like to write a biography also. My account number is 47205091. Thank you.
|James Twitdy||My Relative|
Hello, I'm trying to gf find information about James Twitdy who was buried in Tennessee in 1922. My father name is James Twitdy and he passed away in 1984. I'm his son James Twitdy II. I was born 1981. If you have any information on the 1st James Twitdy I would appreciate it Ma'am.
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