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Greg W.Jones (#47281565)
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Bio Photo 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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Yvonne
Old Liberty Cemetery, Blount Co., AL/Wilson CLOWDUS
Greg,
Thank you for the nice gravestone photos. I like the 2 photos, rather than just one close up.
Yvonne
Added by Yvonne on Mar 29, 2014 9:09 PM
William Hooper
Guy Hunt
You posted the picture of Governor Hunt's grave. Just where is this I went to Mount Vernon church on highway 69 and walked the small grave yard and did not find it. I did find his brother's grave Elder Olen hunt.
Added by William Hooper on Jan 20, 2014 7:37 PM
Vickie Elam White
Thanks!
Thank you for the photo of William Smith's grave. I really appreciate it.


Vickie Elam White
Added by Vickie Elam White on Oct 29, 2013 7:52 AM
Sherry
Smith
Thank you for the Smith marker that you posted. Your time is greatly appreciated.
Added by Sherry on Mar 24, 2013 8:09 AM
Deborah Wall
Georgia A. Patton McPherson
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
Added by Deborah Wall on Mar 13, 2013 7:16 AM
Olen Minton
RE: Welcome to Find A Grave
Thanks for your volunteer work.We need people like you.
Added by Olen Minton on Aug 09, 2012 2:00 PM
rebekah younce
RE: Picture Request-Price
Greg, Thank you so much for your offer of help.
Since I am so far away and researching my family
history, your offer is very appreciated. I may
indeed ask you again.
Sincerely, Becky
Added by rebekah younce on Jun 06, 2012 8:04 AM
rebekah younce
Picture Request-Price
HI Greg!

Thank you so much for filling my picture request
of John and Sarrah Price grave markers!!
I live 350 miles away - here in Elberta, AL -
and getting to North Alabama does not happen
very often for me. This is WONDERFUL!!
Again thank you. These graves are my ggg grand
parents graves.
Sincerely,
Becky
Added by rebekah younce on Jun 02, 2012 8:06 PM
Sarah Johnson
From Sarah
Thus far, I have discovered that Mamie Gibbs Dover's maiden name was Crumbley. She was married to a Gibbs, but I don't know which one. Mamie was a sister to Levie Wilson Crumbley, who is also buried in the Duck River Cemetery. Gadsden Gibbs was a son of William Warner Gibbs and a grandson of William C.
Added by Sarah Johnson on Jun 02, 2012 1:48 PM
Johnny Tidmore
Nectar
Thanks a million, Greg, for the photos at Nectar Cemetery.

I appreciate it!

Johnny
Added by Johnny Tidmore on Jun 02, 2012 1:18 PM
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