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Joan Morrison Payne (#46852420)
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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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sjs953
RE: John and Caroline Jewell, South Hill Cemetery
They're all updated. Thanks for the information.
Added by sjs953 on Jul 25, 2014 6:23 AM
Mary Agnes Hammett
RE: Re: C A DuBois request, Roselawn, Baton Rouge, LA
You are welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by Mary Agnes Hammett on May 04, 2014 1:56 PM
Mary Agnes Hammett
Re: C A DuBois request, Roselawn, Baton Rouge, LA
I also found some DuBois's in Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, LA

Lynnie K DuBois 1920-1962
Clyde L DuBois Sr 1928-1988
Alice N DuBois 1929-1999
Added by Mary Agnes Hammett on May 04, 2014 1:34 PM
Mary Agnes Hammett
Re: C A DuBois request, Roselawn, Baton Rouge, LA
In the same plot with Chency Aaron DuBois are

Ardis Catherine DuBois 1900-1987
Birdella Trelease DuBois 1874-1968
Chency Aaron DuBois 1876-1944
Mildred DuBois 1904-1990

Should you need clearer, better photos, please do not hesitate.
Added by Mary Agnes Hammett on May 04, 2014 1:32 PM
Laura Goodman
Thanks
Glad that I could help. Have a great day.
Added by Laura Goodman on Feb 20, 2014 8:10 AM
Laura Goodman
Obituary
I found the obituary that you are looking for at http://www.fultonhistory.com
Added by Laura Goodman on Feb 19, 2014 6:42 PM
Elizabeth
RE: Townsend Family
Thank you. Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth on Feb 15, 2014 4:32 PM
Elizabeth
RE: Townsend Family
Yes, that would be great. Thank you.
Added by Elizabeth on Feb 15, 2014 3:09 PM
Elizabeth
Find A Grave Memorial# 25641695
I would like having the memorials for Chester, et al. transferred. Thank you.
Added by Elizabeth on Feb 15, 2014 3:08 PM
Elizabeth
Find A Grave Memorial# 25641695
Would you please link Chester Watson with his wife, my great Aunt, Eula Verda Townsend at Memorial# 25641552. Thank you. Elizabeth Radley
"To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root."
Added by Elizabeth on Feb 15, 2014 10:56 AM
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