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We Are Chosen
My feelings are in each family there are those who seem called to find their ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell their story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but, breathing life into all who have gone before us.
They cry out: "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 my 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 us…I cannot say.
It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who we are and why we do the things we 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 folks here are bones of my bones 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 up or never giving in. Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
With love and caring we record each fact of their existence. Because we are them and they are us. We might be born that we might remember them. So, we the chosen tell their story.
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|Joseph R. Klett||RE: Ayers Line|
Thanks for your message (and your patience!). Thomas Ayers (1692-1732) is buried in Metuchen, not Basking Ridge, according to Patty B. Myers' genealogy, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman ..." (1995), p. 443. I consider that source to be highly reliable (and was a contributor to its sections relating to the early Freemans and my own line of descent).
The same source notes Thomas's father's connection to the Basking Ridge Church and burial at the churchyard there. However, Thomas's estate records show he lived in Woodbridge Township (where Metuchen was located), Middlesex County, at the time of death. Basking Ridge is in Somerset County.
Fyi, Patty Myers' work does not identify Thomas's wife Mary's maiden surname, nor does it state where Mary was buried. Please note that the memorial created for Mary at Basking Ridge shows a cropped image of the gravestone of Thomas's sister-in-law Mary Creshaw Ayers (d. 1759), wife of his brother John (1692-1759).
It appears that some "creative genealogy" has been employed to place Thomas and Mary in Basking Ridge with other family members. I have no idea whether Mary was really a Tappan, by the way, as her memorial shows, so I am not linking to it. I did link Thomas to his parents. In my opinion, the Basking Ridge memorial for him should be deleted, and the one for wife Mary should be changed to
"burial unknown" status and the false image removed.
Lastly, Thomas's birth is recorded in the Woodbridge town records. I have no idea where the notion of Sussex County being his birth place comes from.
I will send a note to Find A Grave. Thanks again for pointing out the issue.
With best regards and wishes for a Merry Christmas.
|Mary Ann Bumgarner||Pierre Peter Cresson|
Would you please consider transferring Pierre (#97892505) to me (#47200592). I have quite a bit info on him and get a lot of ??? about him. It would help to have him on board. He is my 11th gg father...Thank you...Mary Ann Bumgarner
|Mary Ann Bumgarner||Pierre Peter Cresson|
Would you please consider transferring Pierre (#97892505) to me (#47200592). I have quite a bit info on him and get a lot of ??? about him. It would help to have him on board. Thank you...Mary Ann Bumgarner
|Curtis Garrison||Garrisons from Autuxit|
Did you get my e-mail with the copy of "The Garrisons from Autuxit"?
Hi, Sharon - yes, I did receive your email and I replied to it. Did you not get my reply? Thanks for your offer of the birth certificates but that is probably a little further than I need to go. My husband is related to William's wife, Isabella, so I should concentrate my research on her and her parents.
Added by manders on Jun 17, 2016 8:02 AM
My apologies. I now see that at least on two censuses, he was listed as born in England with immigration in 1886 or 1887. However, on his draft registration for both WWI and WWII, he said he was born in Pittsburgh.
Added by manders on Jun 15, 2016 10:24 PM
|manders||W. Williams #42774502|
I am researching William Charles Williams because my husband is related to his wife, Isabella Alice Hall Williams. I see that you have William born in England, however, all of the records I find on him say he was born in Pittsburgh. I looked at the passenger list and I suspect that this was a trip that his parents made with him to go back to visit their family, rather than their original arrival in the U.S.A.
Added by manders on Jun 15, 2016 5:10 PM
I do not link to burial unknown.
Added by Kat on Mar 06, 2016 4:03 PM
|Barbara Boram||Gerrit Jansen van Oldenburg|
there are a lot of issues, errors and assumptions in sources quoted. Further research is needed. I am working on an update but there are many problems everywhere so it will take some time. It will be posted in rootsweb.com message board under "Garrison"
|MooreToots||Henry Alward @ #153966444|
Just doing some research and ran across this on my wife's side of her families. In Ancestry, its stating that Henry, is Henry Alward the 3rd, and his son Henry is the 4th(IV) in line, shouldn't Henry senior be the 3rd (Henry Award III, 3rd or ?) in name only?
Upon reading the list of names below, as to his children and who is married to who. When you get Henry the 3rd at he bottom, is this the same Henry in #15396644 ??
I think its such a wonderful piece of family genealogy history, and actually see someone take the time to put all this in here, so much beautiful information..., but I find it just a bit confusing.
Maybe when adding Henry the 3rd's children (#'s 1 through 3), write in who they married and/or with explanation..., and try to leave out the numbers of 1 thought 7.
Sincerely, and God Bless!
I really apologize, if I'm barking up the wrong tree in this delicate matter
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