|Robert S. Damrell Jr. (#46810279)|
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|I am the eldest child of Robert Samuel and Barbara Lois Huff Damrell. I was born and live in Kentucky. Find-a-grave is terrific for adding memorials that have no gravestones and are soon lost to others. My feelings for all genealogy is best summed up by the Poem; |
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 birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. 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 they and they are the sum of who we are. 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 my 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 restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.
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|sue chappell||RE: creech family|
I know this name. So we are somewhat cousins. My line runs thru James MOnroe and Nancy Pennington Creech.
|sue chappell||creech family|
are you related to the Creech family of Garrard co Ky.
|Sandy Rice||RE: Delaney Bowling & Aigness Jane McWhorter|
There is only the front drive picture I have found are there more picture you have. If so where can I find them.
|Sandy Rice||Delaney Bowling & Aigness Jane McWhorter|
Looking for picture from the cemetery of these persons. Walnut Hill Cemetery on Terrills Creek Road in Jackson Co., Kentucky can you help PLEASE.
|Barbara Howard Pointer||RE: Charles Kelley Transfer|
My Pleasure, Robert.
|Herman Childs||RE: Mary Gabbard's Family|
Thank you Mr Damrell for the clarification - I appreciate your help very much.
|Herman Childs||RE: Mary Gabbard's Family|
I inputed: Brownlo Poynter however, support documentation shows his name spelled: Brownlo where you put a " w " at the end of his name. Which spelling is correct please?
Once again, thank you very much for your input.
|Herman Childs||RE: Mary Gabbard's husband|
Where I came up with that - I can't figure it out
I messed up
Thank you for your help and information - I have inputted corrections.
Sorry to have messed you up
|Carmen Dessenko||John Raymond Tevis|
The photo I took did not turn out great. The plants are growing over the headstone for John Tevis. I will try to go back in a month and get a better photo after the plants loose their leaves.
|RMW||RE: John W. Huff edit|
Yes, I got the date from his marker. If it is wrong, you might want to put a note on the memorial.
"Date of death on the Marker is wrong, s/b Aug 31, 1912."
Added by RMW on Sep 09, 2015 11:17 PM
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