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I've been a part time researcher for a few years. I have recently endured some major health issues, and so I am still a part time researcher. I have just retired and do have more time to devote to research these days than I ever used to have, doing my best to continue keeping accurate records here on Findagrave and also in my own tree research. I am looking forward to not having to get out in the cold weather as I have for most of my life. Learning more each year about how and where to search. I really appreciate the help I've been given by more seasoned researchers and I want to give back to others. So I've joined this site and will do my best to help others.|
😢I am sorry to have to add this note to my page, but due to some of the really hateful communications I've received lately, I am adding this notice. * * * * Any defensive or demanding messages about a memorial is not acceptable communication and will be dismissed. I do the very best I can to maintain accurate records and there's just no excuse for rude behavior.
TRANSFERS: Certainly, I will not transfer my own relatives except in very rare instances. I will transfer memorials within the Find A Grave Direct Descendant four-generation rule (direct descendants do not include cousins - please take the time & effort to read and abide by FAG guidelines).
Rude and hateful messages will not make me more inclined to transfer a memorial. While I do believe memorials best belong with family members, I may in some cases choose to retain them. In those instances, I will be happy to add additional information or links. It is responsible record-keeping practice, and proper according to FAG admin to ask for proof or documentation before adding to, or linking to, a memorial, and there is no reason to be offended if asked.
REQUESTING TRANSFERS: Use the "Edit" button; I will not respond to email transfer requests. This helps ensure accuracy. Please do not request multiple transfers in one message; one person per request. Do not send requests like "transfer all Smiths in this cemetery". To comply with transfer policy, you must fully explain your relationship to the individual. You must include your Find A Grave name and contributor number.
Please use the edit button to contact me with any information you want added to a memorial that I manage. I almost always take the time to research and verify, so if you've asked me to link memorials and don't see it linked right away, that's why. If you have documentation to verify relationships, please mention that to help reduce my research time. It is well within FAG guidelines to ask for documentation, and also within FAG guidelines to decline to add information & links that appear to be incorrect. I appreciate each one of you who do so much to keep accurate records here on findagrave.
We are the rememberers,
the people left behind...
to keep the ones who've gone from us
alive in heart and mind.
The people left to cherish
and preserve a legacy....
Yes, we are the rememberers
and we will always be.
We are the chosen.
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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|mike shelton||RE: Thanks|
I really appreciate the kind words and all the great people on f.a.g team work makes all the difference. Mike.
|Leah Savage||RE: Cate Moss|
I think recorder misread the cemetery book. On the line with Lener's information it says died 2 weeks later. Cate/Kate is on the line above. Charlie's line states: died in June 2 days later. I think they just got off the line. Thanks for all the corrections.
|Sean Magan||you left a message for Barbara Davis|
Barbara has died last month. Here is her obit: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/appealdemocrat/obituary.aspx?n=barbara-ruth-davis-hammons&pid=174071758&fhid=7688
|mike shelton||RE: documentation for change in birth year?|
No I don,t if you look at everything your data looks more correct than his stone. But clearly it reads 1835. Best of luck to you. Mike in Berea ky.
|mike shelton||RE: Francis steel|
Your welcome, wished I had found more for you, Mike.
|Mike Porter||Roalnd Martin|
Thanks for the info. I added his middle name.
|Debbie DuBrucq||Eugene C Howes/Henry Cole/Allie Miles|
You asked me a question, so will try and answer it here as I do not see an email address. No offense taken, so please do not worry, I understand how some folks can be.
I uploaded the Military Headstone app for Eugene Howes to his memorial. It shows Allie Miles name on the application (which is her remarried name). Still digging for that date of marriage.
Henry Cole - The dcert is attached to the memorial, although the mother's last name is spelled incorrectly. The correct spelling of her maiden name is Delilia Byrley. This line has been slightly difficult to trace with all the multiple spellings, as I am sure you have run across.
Allie Cole and Henry Cole are the children of Andew J Cole and Delila Byrley Cole. There are additional children: Claud Cole, John Cole, and Marjorie Cole. The Cole family and Allie an her family are showing on the 1910 census.
Hope this helps, have a great day.
|OkieMoss||RE: Rice Moss|
Totally not offened. Rice Moss is on the 1940 Federal Census with wife Polly (died in 1957)and children: Amos, Bertha, Verda, Olyne (actually Oline) and Ora. The SSDI has a listing for him as Rice Moss, living in Moss, Clay County, TN with birth date as 17 Nov 1890 and death as 15 Feb 1970. No pressure on changing date only do so if you can verify. Rice is a 1st cousin 1x removed, but I never met this part of the family as we live in Oklahoma. As a side note I am going to change my public name to OkieMoss, if it is available. Thanks
Added by OkieMoss on Feb 09, 2015 10:49 AM
|Leah Savage||RE: Plumlee dates/wives|
That would be fine with me. Mistakes happen and I am glad this one is getting fixed. FYI. this cemetery is located beside where I attend church. I hope to one day have lots of memorial linked.
|Leah Savage||RE: EugenePlumlee|
I am glad you noticed because I did not want to address that in such a public way. I think it was a simple mistake. In the Clay County Cemetery book, Joyce and Hunter Plumlee are listed just above Eugene and Tula. Joyce and Hunters's marriage date in the book is 8-1-1964. Tula and Eugene states 8-1-1926. I think the typist just lost their place. These 2 couples are buried side by side in the cemetery.
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