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Virginia Wilson Bailey (#47178014)
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Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years age
spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

I found this and fell in love with it but, do not know who wrote it.

Hope that you enjoy reading it.
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Gwen Langley Pittman
RE: Nancy Pate West
Hi Virginia, I am sorry you could not find the markers of Stephen and Nancy West. The markers are very hard to read.But Stephen has a new C.S.A. marker in front of his old marker. I know their markers are there. It seems like I remember their markers were about middle of the cemetery.
Added by Gwen Langley Pittman on Dec 03, 2016 2:16 PM
RE: Ozeda Pate Lynch, White Rock Cemetery
I updated everything and transferred it to you.
Added by MATTHEW KENT MORELAND on Oct 24, 2016 5:21 PM
GP - Searcher
Catherine Pate
Hello Virginia! Are you a descendant of Catherine Pate? I noticed you left flowers on the memorial page I created from what sketchy information I had. Thank you and have a great day!
Added by GP - Searcher on Sep 28, 2016 11:00 AM
Elaina Mc
RE: Amy Lane
Thank you...but Amy was still alive when her daughter died in 1961. I'm sorry I haven't researched any other people on the Wilson branch yet. Just focusing on this couple for now. I was sick for a week and then vowed no family history for another week so I could catch up with other things. Thanks Cousin.
Added by Elaina Mc on Sep 25, 2016 6:04 PM
Elaina Mc
RE: Thanks!
Thank you- I can not find the marriage record for James Samuel Wilson and Amy Lane. The only one even close sent me on a wild chase to NY and England. Amy Laneand J.F.M Wilson.....mother Alaide Cotton. I find that Amy Lane married to another man and on a NY census same year as James' Amy. It may end up being her but idk. I don't know her parents names either.....
Added by Elaina Mc on Sep 05, 2016 2:27 AM
Elaina Mc
RE: Amie Lane Wilson
Amy Wilson is in Charles and Martha Wilson's household as James Samuel's wife- both listed as boarders in 1910 Shelby Texas. 1920 Clay Texas Census ANZ and James Samuel with correct kids. 1930 Seminole , OK Census Amy with Jones S. and correct kids. 1940 Seminole, OK Census Amy with J. S. Wilson. Her maiden name is listed as LANE on their daughter'death cert.- Maurice Hargis d. 1961 Borger, Texas. Amy and J.S. were living in Dallas at the time of her death. I don't know her resting place. Yes, thanks.
Added by Elaina Mc on Sep 04, 2016 5:16 PM
Foster LaVaughn Spurlock
RE: John Henry Wilson
Virginia -I have read the messages of Scott Wilson and that's what continues to confuse me. I know your family line and your grandfather, James Taylor Wilson, Sr., brother of John Henry Wilson and William Oliver Wilson. William Oliver Wilson married Mariah "Callie" Bagwell. Mariah Bagwell is not Caldonia Elizabeth Bagwell who married Lucillus B. Caldwell. Several researchers have wrongly mixed these two women. In the two documents that I mentioned, one stated that John Henry Wilson was married to Thurza (Thirza) Bagwell and the other stated, "Forest and Nancy Ann left Georgia in 1895 with John Wilson and his wife Thurza Bagwell, sister of Nancy Ann." Both of these documents are independent of each other and I'm not sure if both men who submitted them are of each one. Both appear reputable. Again, since there is not an 1890 census and the death of Thurza in 1897, we're without any proven documentation on whether John Henry Wilson of St. Johns County, FL. and John Henry Wilson of Shelby and Hardin Counties are the same man. If any male descendants of each John Henry Wilson have taken DNA test, it may solve this mystery. Let's keep trying. . . .
Added by Foster LaVaughn Spurlock on Aug 08, 2016 5:49 PM
Foster LaVaughn Spurlock
John Henry Wilson, Son of Elijah Henry Wilson
Virginia - I've had very little interest in John Henry Wilson until recently. A person under the name of Edjohnson2 contacted me in mid-July to clear up my "cautious" claim of the parents of James Forest Johnson, my G-grandfather, father of Selma Johnson, Grandmother. I will scan his e-mail to me and post it to the profiles of James Forest, Selma and all others mentioned. Edjohnson2 descends from Alexander Johnson and Martha Ann Smith and is part of the family line of James Forest Johnson. His info clears up a lot of confusion on the parents of James Forest Johnson and adds info on the Johnsons and Bagwells. James Forest Johnson was married to Nancy Ann Bagwell and Nancy Ann had a sister named Thurza or Thirza, b. April 1869 and died April 1897 in Shelby County, Texas. Little is known of Thurza. A few years ago a person under the name of iwatson143 posted info on Bagwells to his family tree, Bagwell-Reeves-Lee/Harris-Miller. This page is headed, Bagwell, with the number 20 at bottom with no other identifying info of its source but clearly from a published document. I have posted this info to all referenced people in my Spurlock family Tree. This page states that Thurza Bagwell was married to John H. Wilson. In Edjohnson2's e-mail to me he stated, "Lawrence Raymond Bagwell relates that Selma's sister Bertha had told him that "Forest and Nancy Ann left Georgia in 1895 with John Wilson and his wife Thurza Bagwell, sister of Nancy Ann." Since there is not an 1890 census and Thurza dying before 1900, there is nothing to track her or John Wilson during this time. But John Wilson does appear in the 1880 census in his father's home in Gwinnett Co., GA., and in 1910 in Shelby Co., TX., with wife Ella (Lula Ella Fair Martin). The problem is with the 1900 census in St. Johns County, FL., where he is cited as being married to Annie McSwain with three children. The dates don't fit if this is the same John Wilson. The John Wilson who married Lula Ella is cited as the John Wilson of Gwinnett Co. and the John Wilson of St. Johns Co., FL., is also cited as the same person. If this the same person who is cited as Thurza Bagwell's husband and leaving Georgia in 1895 for Texas, somethings not right. Watson's info contains info on all the Bagwells and is posted in my Family Tree. So, let's see if we can clear this mystery up. Thanks to all.

Foster Spurlock
Added by Foster LaVaughn Spurlock on Aug 08, 2016 8:53 AM
Jon and BJ Pitts
RE: Georgia Ann Pate Spurlock & Baby
The book was compiled by Karen Elaine Mills, Nancy Sanders Mills, Amy Elizabeth Owens and Connie Sanders Owens. The information for ordering a copy of the book is:

Nancy and Karen Mills 936-275-5634 and Connie and Amy Owens

If you don't get a response, let me know and I will try to locate them locally.
Added by Jon and BJ Pitts on Aug 08, 2016 7:30 AM
Jon and BJ Pitts
RE: Georgia Ann Pate Spurlock & Baby
Do you have the book? If not, I believe there was an e-mail on the introduction page. I can send it to you if you find that you need it.
Added by Jon and BJ Pitts on Aug 07, 2016 7:49 AM
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