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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.

The Story Tellers.....Unknown Author

We are the chosen. My feelings are 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. 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. 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 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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Melody Roswell
Elizabeth Ann Allen McMullen
Findagrave Memorial #80298789
Henry,
You have her in the wrong Cemetery, she is actually buried in the Old Salem Cemetery. If you do not want to move her then please transfer her to me an I will take care of this. I am working on the McMullen family line and would be grateful if you would just transfer them to me.

Thanks,
Melody
Added by Melody Roswell on Jul 26, 2015 8:10 AM
Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
Eliz Ann McMullen, Episcopal Church Cemetery
Henry you have Eliz in the wrong cemetery, she is buried in Old Salem Church Cemetery #80298789 added on Nov. 12, 2011. Would you delete this one.
Thank you for your help Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
Added by Richard B. Tucker, Sr. on Jul 26, 2015 7:28 AM
Susan Bruffey Lehman
nie Bell Jordan Upshaw & Henry Jefferson Upshaw
Annie Bell Jordan #92813212 is the daughter of my Maternal 2nd great grand uncle, her husband is Henry Jefferson Upshaw #92813359, If you are not related to this couple would you consider transferring their Memorials to me? My Find A Grave ID is #47357320.
Thank you,
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on Jul 23, 2015 7:47 AM
Robert Rainbolt
William Payne and Genevea Polk Payne
Henry, I had made duplicate memorial for William Payne #155490358. I linked him to his first wife (my cousin) Geneva Polk Payne#124336356.

Would you please either transfer ownership for your memorial for William to me or link your to Geneva. Let me know which you had rather do. Either is acceptable for me.

Thanks to Phil and donna Whitaker for reporting the duplicate to me.

Thank you
Robert Rainbolt
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Added by Robert Rainbolt on Jul 15, 2015 12:32 AM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
Calkins, Elmer
First of all I want to let you know how very much I loved what you wrote in your biography. Second, I wanted to say I am sending you a information to add to Elmer’s biography. A friend sent me his obituary because of his teaching in the Petoskey area and because he owned a local sawmill. I made a memorial for him, and later discovered your. Anything else you may know about Elmer would be appreciated. Appreciatively, M. for Petoskey History 1852-2002.
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Jun 21, 2015 8:06 PM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
Calkins, Elmer
First of all I want to let you know how very much I loved what you wrote in your biography. Second, I wanted to say I am sending you a information to add to Elmer’s biography. A friend sent me his obituary because of his teaching in the Petoskey area and because he owned a local sawmill. I made a memorial for him, and later discovered your. Anything else you may know about Elmer would be appreciated. Appreciatively, M. for Petoskey History 1852-2002.
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Jun 21, 2015 8:02 PM
Gerald Allen
Herman Roberson at Mount Zion, Homer, LA
I believe that according to the obituary you posted for this person states that he was from Lisbon, Arkansas. I have been taking pictures of graves in Mount Zion Cemetery near Homer, Louisiana, and I cannot find him buried here. Please see if he needs to be moved to a Mount Zion Cemetery in Arkansas. Thanks, Gerald Allen
Added by Gerald Allen on May 09, 2015 2:59 PM
Alicia Myers
E. C. Yeates
Is this the E. C. Yeates who was married to Etha or Ethel May Camp and father of Alice May Yeates who died 20 February 1925 Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana. Ethel May Camp: Louisiana, Deaths Index: no date listed at LDS. United States Census, 1900: Etha M Camp, Daughter, birth: March 1898, Louisiana. Parents John Camp [J.J.,Jr. or John N.] & Katherine [Cathron/Cathon] S Camp; Siblings: Arthur Camp, Cihelle E Camp [Emily Cibelle], Robert W [Walter] Camp, Marvin Camp ???? Thank you
Added by Alicia Myers on Apr 24, 2015 7:15 AM
Snoop
Leroy & Margaret Nichols (Oak Ridge Cemetery)
Can you add a picture of the whole headstone, please?

Thanks
Added by Snoop on Apr 15, 2015 1:38 AM
Melody Roswell
Mariah )Maria) Nettles DeWitt-Loftus
93070848
This memorial should be in a cemetery called Old Salem Cemetery. She in fact is the wife of Patrick Johnson Loftus. There is a picture of their grave stone at Old Salem Cemetery, so my suggestion is to delete this memorial because actually it is a duplicate and then add your flowers to her memorial at the number that I have given you? Please?
Thank you.
Melody
Just for your information, none of the McMullen or Loftus members are buried at Gloster, they are buried at Old Salem Cemetery and a few scattered here and there. Cullen we do not know his burial date but we have found out that he died Oct 1853, possibly in Bossier Parish, LA where his son Mark was living at the time. Harriet, Dempsey and Mary and Elizabeth should also be moved to the Old Salem Cemetery because All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery and Old Salem Cemetery butt up against one another so they are often confused with no lines drawn now. Also they are not at Gloster. Thanks, Melody
Added by Melody Roswell on Mar 26, 2015 9:09 PM
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