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Chesnut/Behunin Descendant (#47104688)
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Bio Photo .I use Familysearch all of the time. Not every detail is accurate but it gives you a jumping off point. I have just been playing around in the Familysearch Family Tree and I have notice that "Stories and Documents" section have familysearch members "Copy/Pasting" from Find A Grave Memorials. A few of them MINE. I like to think I am a story teller though my guys think I am just long winded.
. A LOT of time and energy goes into research and writing the stories on My Memorials. My Family and people who have gotten a hold of me and led me on the trail of their lives so I could tell their story, but they are no relation to me or mine or indirect connection. IF YOU are going to "Copy/Paste" these stories, NOT just mine but Every contributor on this SITE, who puts in the energy and sometimes expense of creating these Memorial pages PLEASE give the Find A Grave MEMORIAL #'s at the very least:::OR SOURCE IT in the Source section.
Please Use the information, that is why I put it out there on Find A Grave, most of it is fully verified, but use at your risk. IF you "Copy/Paste" please give my Memorial # credit so I can smile to my guys, 'some people appreciate my long winded." It is not like we get paid for this research. Please Do not steal our efforts and have it look like yours on Familysearch or Ancestry.

. If you serve your country, in the Military, Police Force, Fire Departments or in the Schools. For what it is worth, you have my gratitude.
. When I fulfill a request, I will get every family member, surounding my original request. If I can catch connecting names, either in the field or in the records, I get those as well. IN family plots I always try to find those within the plot that do not have stones{maybe there was a stone but the GOPHERS got there before me} and forward that info.
THe pic on my bio was a great man who believed in being kind. If someone does something for you you repay them. I have spent my life trying to honor him.
This site those people who have helped me the most: Nancy K, Chantell, Shirleen, Kara and others there is nothing I CAN Do to help them in the way they have helped me. So I try to pay it forward. By finding these burials and everyone in them and trying to track down and link the entire family.
I cannot THANK YOU people enough. So I hope doing for someone I can help, shows how grateful I AM TO YOUR HELP.

History is my Passion. Knowing how my Family Connects is the Cream on top.
As a child, I wanted to time travel backward. Now there are people I want to meet.

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RE: Hi friend
I'm so sorry about your Oreo. :( Pets can be just as hard to lose as people. I lost my cocker spaniel Princess four years ago this Halloween. I got her as a puppy when I was five. By the time she turned 12 she was blind in one eye and completely deaf, but still as much of her lovable self as ever. Then she got really sick the end of October 2011, and I knew a few days in advance that we were going to lose her, but I don't think anything could have really prepared me for it. Twelve years seemed too short, but it was her time.

Charley and I stopped by a pet adoption event over the summer just to ooh and ahh over the puppies... there ended up being a black and white spaniel puppy that looked JUST like Princess and I had to hold and pet that one for an extra long time. It was hard not to take her home.

I really do hope the dream involved a guide of some sort. I never really remember my dreams anymore, and this one was one of the more vivid and memorable ones that I was just never able to shake. It's comforting to know someone's out there looking out for me, even if I don't know who they are yet.

You give good advice :)

I hope things are going a little better now.

Take care :)
Added by Chantel on Sep 19, 2015 1:06 AM
Scott McKinzie
RE: Froisland
You are so very welcome. I have to tell you that the photos already on the page are as good, if not better, then the ones that I took yesterday. I would recommend leaving them as they are.

If you or any other relative ever has the opportunity to visit the cemetery, it is a beautiful place with phenomenal views of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Take good care,
Added by Scott McKinzie on Sep 14, 2015 12:31 PM
Hi friend
One month later and I suddenly remembered to take another look at the Saxtons. I'm sorry it slipped my mind!

Thursday was my grandma's birthday (87!), so I've been thinking about her a lot lately, which lead me to thinking about visiting her at the AF Cemetery, which lead me to Oh! Cemetery! The Saxtons!

I searched and searched and couldn't find anything on Aslone's passing. No death register, no newspaper clippings, nothing... either its been lost or badly transcribed somewhere. But looking at the information we have, I'm pretty sure you're right about Miss Saxton being Aslone. FamilySearch is such a great tool we have. I wish I could be more help on this one! I hate it when the little ones get forgotten. I'm so glad you never forget them.

Wanna hear a random story? I had a weird little frustration over the past few days and I feel the need to share it. Wednesday night I had a dream that I was going through old family photos with an old man I didn't recognize. He pointed to a photo of my dad and said, "Look at his blue eyes... just like his dad!" And when I woke up I thought that's funny... I know for a fact grandpa had brown eyes... all of my dad's older siblings have brown eyes... where did my dad get his blue-grey? So I started searching through all the photos I have trying to find out if my grandma had blue eyes. I don't know why it was so important to me, maybe with it being her birthday, and how sad I was that my memory of her had faded so much. But I searched and searched and was so disappointed that all of the photos I have saved are in black and white. The few colored photos I have were from a sunny day where she was either squinting or wearing sunglasses!

I had basically given up when out of nowhere I remembered a colored photo taken maybe a year or two before she passed away. A copy of it is sitting on my parents' fireplace, and as soon as I thought of it I knew I'd be able to see her eyes. I tracked it down a sure enough, she's wearing a bright turquoise sweater and it brings out the blue in her eyes like none other. My dad somehow got his mom's blue eyes instead of his dad's dark eyes, and I got a variation of my dad's eyes rather than my mom's... it was just something small and special for me to hold on to and I'm glad I finally figured it out.

Anyway, I hope you're doing alright. Looks like the temperature is finally supposed to start dipping into the 70s next week, so no more roasting in the sun... I can feel fall in the air :)

Take care,
Added by Chantel on Sep 12, 2015 1:28 AM
It's okay
The "novel" is good.....getting it out is better than trying to forget - I bet Oreo was just like a hyper kid, but also with separation issues.

We left Rose one time in her life, with a neighbor girl she loved, while we went to Disneyland. The girl (25 years old) even stayed at our house, so Rose would not be in a strange place, but she still nearly had a nervous breakdown, thinking we were never coming home - it was so sad & she worried for weeks afterward, would not let me out of her sight!

They say dogs who chew everything, eat their way out of confinement & act up when left, are extra active & have those "separation" issues.

Bless Oreo's big heart, it was probably a heart attack happening - that's what the vet said about that behavior of "circling around" with Rose ...she was trying to get away from the pain - I just HAD to make the decision to let the vet help her go...but with you guys, it was in the middle of the night & you did the best you could to comfort her.

Get out and do some fun things and take care - sorry for your loss - loving too much sucks!
Added by history4sure on Sep 08, 2015 8:22 PM
So sorry, sweetie - I DO know how you feel - I do not know why the good Lord lets us love our pets so much!

I have this poem on my Rosie's memorial & it kills me to read it - but it is so true...we need to take comfort in believing there IS a rainbow bridge!

~~~~~~~A Loan From God~~~~~~~~

God promised at the birth of time,
A special friend to give;
"Her time on earth is short", He said,
"So love her while she lives."

"It may be six or seven years,
Or twelve or only three,
But will you, till I call her back,
Take care of her for me?"

"A wagging tail and cold wet nose,
And silken velvet ears,
A heart as big as all outdoors,
To love you through the years."

"Her puppy ways will gladden you,
And antics bring a smile;
A guardian and friend she'll be-
And loyal all the while."

"She'll bring her charms to grace your life,
And though her stay be brief,
When she's gone, sweet memories
Will be solace for your grief."

"I cannot promise she will stay,
Since all from earth return;
But lessons only dogs can teach,
I want you each to learn."

"Whatever love you give to her,
Returns in triple measure.
Following her lead will bring,
A life so full of pleasure."

"Enjoy each day as it comes,
Allow your heart to guide;
Be as loyal-steadfast in love,
As the dog, there by your side."

"Now will you give her all your love,
Nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call,
To take her back again?"

I pondered what the Lord had asked
And searched my frightened heart.
Promises, I thought I'd keep;
But could I bear to part?

I fancy each of us would say,
"Dear Lord, thy will be done,
For all the joy this dog shall bring,
The risk of grief we'll run."

"We'll shelter her with tenderness,
We'll love her while we may,
And for the happiness we've known,
Forever grateful stay."

"But shall the angels call for her,
Much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
And try to understand."

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Author Unknown
Revised & verses added, Shirleen Farley 2014

Bless your grieving heart....Love ya!
Added by history4sure on Sep 08, 2015 4:47 PM
Go away!
I meant to hit the "capital" key and instead hit enter - so that's what that was! Anyhow...., you need to go away and get away from that cemetery and computer!

Have fun at the fair or what ever - the people you are looking for will still be there [at the cemetery... hopefully, not at the Fair], ha!

Get back to you in a week or so - I'm helping my hubby paint old windows, yuk...
Added by history4sure on Sep 04, 2015 3:35 PM
Go away!
Added by history4sure on Sep 04, 2015 3:29 PM
Squires pillar
You know, the North side of that pillar is one I would like to feel...

I can make most of it out because I think I already know the dates, but here are the ones too worn:

The death year on Richard is 1853, because that is when they were on the trail & I have his mother's biography, but the carving looks very much like 1863.

William S., according to LDS Church membership was born 1851, but the stone carving really looks like 1854 (and he is NOT on Utah Burials Data Base.)

Emiline H. very faint - I thought it was readable, but the birth year is 1861 and almost looks like 1864. I had to use a mag. glass to see mother's name, and do not know if it reads Catherine F. or H., or like the other wife... if the maiden name is spelled out "Fell" and has just worn out. I guess seeing it wet with water would not help. Happy to have what you got!
Added by history4sure on Sep 04, 2015 11:07 AM
What a wonderful job you did on that old pillar stone..... I have just let SMSmith know what plot location was on the mother (Johannah...who is on the Burials Data Base as "Jane", go figure...)

She bore some of the babies I have entered memorials for - sad story on the last one, Samuel... as they died together in childbirth.

Thanks so much for the great work - stay home for awhile ... this wind is awful and those big old trees scare me! Might have some dry lightning also!
Love Ya! Me

Added by history4sure on Sep 03, 2015 7:31 PM
Just sent you an email - hope that is what you wanted....
Added by history4sure on Sep 03, 2015 3:42 PM
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