|henry osborne (#47228310)|
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|I am trying to add a pictorial record for our local cemeteries before they are lost forever. I see so many unmarked graves or unreadable headstones. They will be lost forever. Remember your past generations.|
I want to thank all who send in corrections/additions for the memorials I have created. I will make the corrections as soon as possible. Please use the edit tab on the memorial.
My feelings are in each family we are 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.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.
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 I am and why 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 they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
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 them and they are us.
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 their 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 put flesh on the bones.
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|ko||Cliff Adcock #173207695|
Wasn't sure if you received my email, but I sincerely request the transfer of management of the above memorial to me (ko). I would certainly be most grateful. Thanks.
Added by ko on Dec 07, 2016 3:21 PM
|D Donald||Glen Post, Jr #31437598|
I just sent you an email requesting correction on Glen Post, Jr. #31437598 and Mary Turbeville Post #142827371.
They are NOT buried the Port Union Cemetery; FAR from it.
Added by D Donald on Dec 06, 2016 10:49 PM
|Larry E. Barnes||Irwin Barnes|
Can you complete the edit for him that will link him to his family?
|Nancy Jane Faulk White Adams||Mary Hazel Davis Freeman|
Hi, do you mind if I use the pict. of Mary in my tree? Thank you so much for the hard work you are doing. I am so happy to be able to find family through Find A Grave.
|Syble Cline Glasscock||Memorial# 11871653|
According to one of my DNA matches, she is the daughter of Marshall Day Find A Grave # 40142634 & Winifred Pierce Grumbles Find A Grave # 40142704
|Syble Cline Glasscock||Day-Pierce family- Liberty Cemetery, Linville, Union Parish, LA|
I appreciate all you've done in documenting these families and that's an awesome statement from "unknown".
|Vicky Willoughby||Edward Nathan Franklin Witt|
Thank you for getting the picture, vicky
|George Cabat||l# 109979882 &9890|
Thanks for the gravestone photos of the Goodwins.
May I use them in my ancestry.com tree? I will credit you.
|Robert Braselton||Headstone Photo in Arlington Cemetery|
Thanks so much for the headstone photo for Etta Hays Mathews. She was such a sweet lady.
|Pamela||Louis Fletcher Hollinger, Sr|
Thank you so much for taking the time to fulfill my request for the photos of the headstones for both Louis and Alice Hollinger in the Arlington Cemetery.
I have many relatives buried in the cemeteries in El Dorado. My 2nd great grandfather brought his family there in the early 1850's. His name was William Chandler. He owned what once was Chandler's Tavern at the northwest corner of Main St and Washington across from the old courthouse. It was a hotel with 22 rooms and a bar. During the Civil War he was called to act as a substitute sheriff while the younger men went to fight in the war. Several prominent older men including my grandfather were given a smallpox vaccine that a soldier had brought home for his parents. His parents had already been given a vaccine and didn't need it. The vaccine that the soldier brought home had become rancid due to the lack of refrigeration and all but one man died from it. My grandfather was the first to go. My grandmother, Sarah Melissa Prime Chandler, continued to run the hotel for several years. She sold it to the Armstrong family and the name was changed to the Armstrong Hotel. William Chandler is buried in the Old Presbyterian Cemetery and my grandmother is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
I'm sorry that I've rambled on but I love the history of El Dorado.
Thanks again for the photos.
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Added by Pamela on Sep 29, 2016 12:52 PM
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