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henry osborne (#47228310)
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I am trying to add a pictorial record for our local cemeteries before they are lost forever. I see so many unmarked graves or unreadable headstones. They will be lost forever. Remember your past generations.

I want to thank all who send in corrections/additions for the memorials I have created. I will make the corrections as soon as possible. Please use the edit tab on the memorial.

My feelings are in each family we are 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.
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 storytellers.
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.

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Mairbair57
Feel Cemetery
Thank you so much for the photo requests of mine that you fulfilled from Teel Cemetery...
Added by Mairbair57 on Feb 02, 2016 8:49 PM
Nancy E. Collins
William D. Alford
I have a photo of a W. D. Alford who was a preacher. He married my husband's great grandparents. If you are interested let me know. He is buried in the Minden City Cem. in Minden, LA.

I am pretty sure this is the same person.

Nancy
Added by Nancy E. Collins on Dec 28, 2015 5:16 PM
crutledge
Wiley Burson
Thank for the great pictures you took.
Added by crutledge on Dec 09, 2015 9:31 AM
Barry Holland
Allen pictures
Thanks so much!
Added by Barry Holland on Dec 09, 2015 6:23 AM
Catherine Cramer
Noah "Slim" Humphreys
Hi Henry,

I've just added Noah and Ora Humphreys to Hickory Grove in Crossett AR. I think they are the parents to your Noah Humphreys but wasn't sure so didn't want to connect. I got the info from Ashley County Ledger's cemetery information (updated as of 2003). They mainly have the names and dates, occasionally will show if there is a family connection. Just didn't want to assume, so if you want to make the edits you can or if you'd like, I would be happy to transfer them to you as I have no family connection. I've been updating this cemetery, so if you would like any transfers just ask - would be happy to send them.

Merry Christmas!
Added by Catherine Cramer on Dec 06, 2015 5:57 PM
 

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