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Celeste Simmons (#47318155)
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Bio Photo My family originated in England and I also have Native American roots. My ancestors are BASS, HOOSIER, HOLLIE, ASHWORTH, GOINS, NICHOLS & PERKINS amongst others. The BASS'S landed in Virginia and migrated to North Carolina. John HOOSIER married Jeremiah's daughter, Nancy Charity Bass. John was living in North Carolina near Jeremiah Bass when the boundary line for Tennessee moved. At this point they became citizens of Carter County Tennessee. They followed the Natchez Trace to Natchez Mississippi where they both received land grants. When Jeremiah died, John and Nancy Charity Bass, his wife, pulled up stakes and moved to Louisiana settling in the Neutral Strip. Most of my family stayed in Louisiana, but some moved on into Texas. My BASS and HOOSIER Ancestors are some of the first settlers of Virginia, North Carolina (See Bass's Choice), Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

I spend every free moment working on my genealogy and documenting cemeteries. For me it is not just a hobby, but a passion. While traveling on business, I always take the opportunity to locate the nearest cemeteries.

I am not picky about transferring non-family member's memorials. Just contact me and we will see if we can work something out. If you see a memorial that needs correction, feel free to contact me and give me the details, but please remember to BE NICE. If I have taken a photo of one of your ancestors headstones, feel free to use it. That is why I do what I do. You don't have to ask either, I believe that by freely sharing we all benefit.

For those that have photo requests, remember to say thank you to the contributor that fulfills that request. We spend our time and gas going to cemeteries that are not always near. It is always so nice to hear from people that find a loved one that I have been able to create a memorial for.

I live in Northern New Jersey, and in the winter months, I won't be able to go to the cemeteries due to weather but will make every effort once spring and time allows.
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Jacqueline Wells Lubinski
Barbara Gonzol
Thank you for taking the picture of the stone for Barbara Gonzol. She was my mom's baby sister who died as an infant.
Added by Jacqueline Wells Lubinski on May 11, 2015 7:23 PM
jeff cox
RE: Pellett stone
Thanks for the reply Celeste, good to know...
- Jeff
Added by jeff cox on Apr 23, 2015 4:16 PM
Mary Lou Pfenning
Noah Dayton
Buried in Anderson Cemetery in Lagrange County Indiana. We are trying to find any Veterans that may have served in the War of 1812. Anyone that may have any information on Noah would be greatly appreciated.
Mary Lou Pfenning
Added by Mary Lou Pfenning on Apr 22, 2015 6:34 PM
jeff cox
Pellett stone
Looks like the picture you have for Obidiah Pellett is for possibly his son as the dates do not match the memorial.

Find A Grave Memorial# 14534427

- Jeff
Added by jeff cox on Apr 19, 2015 3:32 AM
ReeT
Duplicate Memorials
FYI Your memorial #93195907 for Kezia Westervelt Hopper should be deleted as an early memorial for her #16479217 exists. Thanks, Ree
Added by ReeT on Apr 18, 2015 9:10 PM
Lisa Squared
RE: Mamie Chappell
You are very welcome
Added by Lisa Squared on Apr 09, 2015 12:59 PM
A Family Who Loves Genealogy
Hugs of appreciation sent your way!
Thanks ever so much for the updates!
Added by A Family Who Loves Geneal... on Mar 27, 2015 9:06 AM
Wayne Apgar
Bound Brook Cemetery
Thank You for all the work your doing there
Added by Wayne Apgar on Mar 17, 2015 6:12 PM
pamrobin
Bound Brook Cemetery
Thank you Celeste for doing all the updates.

Pam
Added by pamrobin on Mar 11, 2015 7:02 PM
Ethel Brooks
RE: Laura Forward
Good deal, thanks
Added by Ethel Brooks on Feb 22, 2015 11:50 PM
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