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Robbie Carnell Story (#46809919)
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Bio Photo Remember me in the family tree
My name, my days, my strife;
Then I'll ride upon the wings of time
And live an endless life


I became interested in genealogy about 1976 after my grandmother gave me two large oval framed portraits of her father and grandmother. I hung them on my wall and would sit for hours wondering about them. Who exactly were they, where did they come from. This curiosity has taken me from Lawrenceville, Illinois to Paris, Tennessee. From Hayti, Missouri to Ellistown, Mississippi. From Smithland, Kentucky to Graves County, Kentucky. I have met so many distant cousins. Cousins that had pictures of my ancestors which had been passed down to them. Thank you all. The search as been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. If you find errors on findagrave that I have entered, please message me and I will gladly make the necessary correction. If any of those that I have placed on findagrave are your ancestors, send me a message and I will gladly turn them over to you so you may add your information. I'm not like some who believe they own Find A Grave. So feel free to use any information or pictures I have uploaded. That's what they were placed there for.
Happy Hunting.

TO THOSE WHO SLEEP IN UNMARKED GRAVES: We have searched diligently for your identity but too many times in vain. You have a right to a stone with your name and dates marking the six feet of earth where you sleep. Many of you once had stones, but time has taken its toll. Your descendants live in faraway places or are no more. The land has changed ownership many times. The fences are gone and livestock wander your graves. Grasping hands always wanting a few more feet of land, and now your gravesite is lost forever to a subdivision. We know you were placed there by loving hands and broken hearts many years ago. We know that you were happy; you were sad; you laughed; you cried; and that you loved. We gaze in admiration when we find the tall cedar trees, the yellow buttercups, the blue periwinkle and the white bridal wreath blooming each spring for you, and in loyalty to the one who planted them there on your grave.
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Greg Miller
RE: William M. Story
My great great grandfather's brother here in Calloway County served in the same company and regiment in the Confederate cavalry with him. I am a professionally trained historian and the only real professional researcher of the Confederate military units of the Jackson Purchase of Kentucky. I track down all the information I can locate on the veterans, including trying to locate the correct burial location and photograph it. Last Wednesday a buddy from Carlisle County and I made a circuit from Kentucky to Tennessee, to Missouri and back through Illinois to Kentucky. Between South Fulton and Union City we reset and sealed a Confederate veteran of the 12th KY Cavalry's headstone that was in three pieces, then we made it to Organ Cemetery and waded through the poison ivy and dodged a rat snake, and northwest of Bloomfield, MO we rest a Confederate veteran from Graves County, KY's headstone that was in three pieces. Organ Cemetery has at least two to three feet of siltation from the constant floods on the Mississippi River that has caused most of the headstone to have disappeared. We would like to get with some local people there during the winter to really investigate the cemetery so that maybe we could locate a headstone for Calloway County veteran William Story. We could only find a few in the rank growth and even the two wrought iron fences we saw in the cemetery were mostly buried in the soil. Several months back we started for the cemetery and topped the levee when we hit the flooded road and bottomland.
Added by Greg Miller on Oct 01, 2015 5:03 PM
RE: Bennett Augusta Lee
Hi Robbie, I have deleted the memorial that I created for Bennett. I would appreciate it if you would update Billie's memorial to show this name as a "nickname" for Bennett Augusta. Thanks, Patricia
Added by PPC on May 15, 2015 5:09 PM
Walter Alexander Smith
Hi Robbie,
My name is Jennifer House and I have been searching for any information on my fathers maternal side of the family. Unfortunately, they are Smith's. I saw where you had my gg uncle listed and just wondered if you had come across any other information?
My grandfather's name is Walter Alexander Smith. Hi son was Duel Smith in Carroll Co, TN.

Thank you
Added by Jennifer on Mar 24, 2015 12:20 PM
James Allen Gooch
RE: Permission to use photo
Yes, please do. Would like to also know of any of the Gooch family that you may have run across that he may have deleivered.Thanks, Allen Gooch
Added by James Allen Gooch on Feb 03, 2015 8:27 PM
The Watchers
RE: William Earl Murren
Thank u for letting me know about this. Jerry
Added by The Watchers on Feb 01, 2015 3:29 PM
Nena Smothers
Just had to say I love the way your name sounds together, just sparked that to me, and do have a son a bit younger than you also named Robbie Lee actually. Your mother was beautiful and your Bio pic reflects her in you, God bless and god speed.
Happy trails along the way!
Added by Nena Smothers on Nov 04, 2014 2:00 AM
nancy ashley
J.Irons #20612182
just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done. I've been searching for my gg gpa, John Irons for many years, and this probably isn't him, but the closest I've come yet. he and my gg gma, Lizzie Garland Irons, died about 1850, and their children were raised by the grandparents, Harmon Irons, in Monroe co TN. my g gma, Patience Irons is #35183033. anyway, it's good of y'all to do what you do. nancy
Added by nancy ashley on Nov 03, 2014 7:33 PM
Jo Ann Phillips Kelly
Crews/Cruse descendants
Robbie, I appreciate the transfer of the Cruse/Crews ancestors in my direct line. I also appreciate all the hard work you have put into researching the Crews/Cruse family, through the years, and sharing your information with us. It is an honor to manage these, and continue learning facts, as to our ancestors and loved ones.

Thanks so much!
Jo Ann
Added by Jo Ann Phillips Kelly on Oct 13, 2014 9:04 AM
Descendant Seeker
RE: Link A Child
She has been linked. Thank you so very much!
Added by Descendant Seeker on Sep 10, 2014 1:43 PM
Kimberly Parker
RE: Lewis Cemetery
Thanks for the information. Link done. Thanks again.
Added by Kimberly Parker on Aug 17, 2014 2:16 PM
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