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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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Lisa R. Garrett
RE: Moses whitson

Glad you were able to find the cemetery. Now, hopefully, someone will photograph the tombstone.

Added by Lisa R. Garrett on Nov 05, 2016 6:55 AM
Joseph Utano
You were kind enough to leave flowers on his page...did you know him?
Added by Travelingal on Oct 10, 2016 3:42 PM
Margaret Webb
RE: Sallis
The church sits on a dirt road off a pave road in the country out from Goodman, MS. The church is either in a new building or recently had repairs done. There was no office that I saw, no one was there and I was there in the morning. The older part of the cemetery is down the road about 1/2 miles on the left. I almost missed it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of unmarked graves, which is so much more common that I realized and so much more common in black cemeteries I have found. It is not well kept - not mowed much. Some stones are right up on the barb wire fence. If I had some help, I would take a rake and weed eater and go over the ground thoroughly as there are quite a few flat stones which are covered by leaves, grass, etc. I wish the church would get together and have a cemetery day. You might could get in touch with the City Hall or Police in Goodman to find out who you could call about the records. I found a John and Lillie Sallis at another cemetery. Pleasant Grove, which is down the road a few miles from New Banyon. I need to go back and retake a picture so I will double check.
Added by Margaret Webb on Oct 06, 2016 6:56 PM
RE: Just me
Hi Deborah Sorry I forgot to give his memorial number. Can you give me the link to the obit please ? Thank you for your reply
Added by KJ on Sep 29, 2016 5:07 PM
Milton Jones
Have just had my DNA results back and believe I am connected to Milton Jones. Are you a relative ? Was happy to see the photos
Added by KJ on Sep 28, 2016 7:21 PM
RE: Florence Miller
You are welcome. I added some print to the picture.
Added by Patty on Sep 06, 2016 6:25 PM
RE: Florence Miller
You are welcome. I added some print to the picture.
Added by Patty on Sep 06, 2016 6:25 PM
Jill Wave
Turk photo requests at Loachapoka,AL
Hi Deborah, I took a picture of Charlie Turk that you requested. He was actually in Pine Level, next door to Loachapoka Cemetery. You have a request for Nellie also. How are they related? He was in an area with no one next to him. There were some other Turks as well, Willie and Katie, but she wasn't with them. I'm assuming she (Nellie) is in Pine Level too if they are related.
Added by Jill Wave on Sep 02, 2016 4:53 PM
Glenn R. Smith 27244946
I don't believe that this is the son of John William Smith and Charlotte Robinson. Their son is Glenn Edgar Smith 24 Apr 1892-09 Nov 1973 and is buried in Tampa, Florida. I'm not sure who Glenn R Smith is. Thank you, Sharon
Added by SGirton on Aug 15, 2016 6:19 PM
Peter Barber
Margaret O McGarry
Margaret O Mc Garry is my mother. There is an error on the site for her. Her mother is listed as a spouse. Could you eitjer correct that or give me ownership of the site?

Thank you, Peter W Barber
Added by Peter Barber on Jul 20, 2016 2:26 PM
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