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Shirley Burks Wells (#46511681)
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Bio Photo BEATITUDES OF THE FAMILY GENEALOGIST

Blessed are the great grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters, for they tell the story of their time.

Blessed are all the grandfathers who filed every legal document, for this provides proof.

Blessed are grandmothers who preserve family Bibles and diaries, for this is our heritage.

Blessed are father who elect officials that answer letter of inquiry, for some, this is their only link to the past.

Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends to the family, for one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets with extra data, for them we owe the family history.

Blessed is any family whose members strive for the preservation of records, for theirs is a labour of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say, "Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."
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Karin KL
John Alvin Humphries
Hi Shirley,

Is there some reason that John's two children from his first marriage with Mary Adelle Taylor are not listed as children who survived him?

Thanks,
Karin Lightner
Added by Karin KL on Jul 29, 2015 1:30 PM
N. Duke
Amanda Suttle Pratt
Hello Shirley! Thank you for all you have done with your research and documentation. I didn't see anything about using your pictures, but I wonder if I may use the picture of Amanda Pratt's headstone? I've never known where she is buried. She and her husband, R.H. Pratt, are some of my great.....aunts and uncles.

Sincerely,
Nan H. Duke
Added by N. Duke on Jul 22, 2015 1:32 PM
ronnie martin
lost kin
my name is Sylvia lewis martin my grandmother was eva skinner lewis my father j w lewis would you please call me I feel that we are fairly close kin 601 334 4423 or 601 334 6532
Added by ronnie martin on Jul 22, 2015 12:24 PM
connie merchant
Alfred Hammonds
Shirley

looking for a Alfred Hammonds father of Thomas hammonds looking for a photo of him and his wife mary viola wallace hammmonds
connie
Added by connie merchant on Jul 17, 2015 11:24 AM
DaleB
Royce Manning
Buried in Odgen Cemetery in Winnsboro, LA.
Added by DaleB on Jun 23, 2015 6:26 AM
Mark Hadley
Man in photo not Henry M Scott
Shirley

I have been told by others, and it makes sense, that the man in the photo is not Henry Montague Scott. It is Henry's widow, Elizabeth Burns Scott with her 2nd husband, John Sikes. They married in Franklin Parish, but the marriage license got filed in another place other than the marriage book, that's why it was so hard to find (but I have a copy). The clothing and photography look to be 1870s or so, not 1850s. My late cousin Lucille Scott Sullivan also believed the man in the photo to be Henry, but she also had Henry living until 1899, which he did not. Please look into this, and I can look up the marriage license for you.
Added by Mark Hadley on Jun 11, 2015 8:10 AM
Sandra Mulhern
RE: Re: Beatitudes
Thank you.

Sandy Mulhern
Added by Sandra Mulhern on Jun 09, 2015 3:54 PM
KAREN LOVY
RE: Re: Dale Wayne Eppinette
Your welcome
Added by KAREN LOVY on Jun 06, 2015 8:24 PM
SSGT (USAF) Colleen Jeffries
Jones
No they are not as far as I know!!!
Added by SSGT (USAF) Colleen Jeffr... on Jun 06, 2015 4:01 PM
marelle44
Harold Lafayette Deloney
Shirley,
Thank you for linking Harold to his wife Margaret Hatch Deloney and thank you also for adding his middle name to your Memorial for him. Your time, effort, and Memorials are appreciated.
Mary
Added by marelle44 on Jun 03, 2015 9:13 AM
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