|Deborah Wall (#46976690)|
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We Are The Chosen |
We are the chosen. 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.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing
life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us at
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I love your profile story. Did you write this. It is so true about those that search the story of their families. I would like to print it for my record if I may.
Thanks so much, Herb
Added by Lovelee on Dec 16, 2013 10:32 AM
|Eric Manton||Martha Manton|
You posted photos for the headstones of my great grand parents:
Thomas C. Manton
and Fannie R. Manton
It looks like there is the name of Fannie's grand daughter Martha Naomi Manton 1944-1945 shown on the front of her headstone. Would it be possible to get a better picture of my Aunt Martha's name?
|Jennifer||My grandmother <3|
Requesting transfer of my grandmother Beverly Ann Cekovich # 35632233.
Added by Jennifer on Nov 22, 2013 5:50 PM
|MK||Thomas Jefferson Kerr|
Thank you for the transfer of my GG Grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Kerr. Are you related to the family?
Added by MK on Nov 15, 2013 4:44 PM
|Christine Smith Romans||Emma Durbin Crawford|
Thank you for the transfer of my gr. grandmother, Emma Durbin Crawford, would you be willing to transfer her husband Warren S. Crawford, and any DIRECTLY related (parents/siblings/children) memorials that you have as well, so that I might manage them all together,? Thank you for your transfer and fir your consideration in this manner.
|Leona R. (Lodge) Duncan||copy & paste|
No. Deborah - I haven't found out how to copy & paste - haven't been looking to find out, busy doing other things, I guess. I think I mentioned to you, I'm not computer literate when it comes to all the technical stuff. I probably should take an adult class on computer's, maybe next year!
Thanks for your concern!
|Milton "Shorty" R. & Vickie L. Adams||Wieneke|
All that I would have is a family picture of the family taken somtime in the 1800s with all on the porch of the old house. Also, I don't know if my brother iinformed you about a scale model of the house that a cousin of ours pain stakenly built about 50 years ago for my mother. I think the model ended up with a niece of ours. I could send you a copy of the original picture and one of the model if you like.
|Milton "Shorty" R. & Vickie L. Adams||RE: Wieneke|
Yes I am. I am the oldest of Rachel (Horner) Adams' children. I have read all your corresponds you have had with my brother Gary Adams. Thanks for your hard work in making connections to many families and more!
Milton "Shorty" Adams
|mizliz||RE: Good morning|
John D. Owen is most likely a relative (1917-2006). There was also a Jack Lee Owen, born around the same time. You have found the correct Florance, also! So how can we find out what happened to her? Her husband, John, had, by November of 1900, a son to a wife (or whatever) up here. Is there a source to check birth or death records for this area?
Added by mizliz on Oct 27, 2013 1:18 PM
|mizliz||RE: Maiden name|
Hi, Deborah! I haven't been able to find her maiden name. I had heard that she had three children by 1900, none of whom lived past birth, and she died in childbirth in 1900 I was told. She would have been in her early twenties, according to the 1900 census. Of course we may be off by a few years, because it was through family stories that I learned this. Her husband was John, known as Jack, came from Canada, who worked at a pottery down there of course. So suddenly he, between a few years before and after 1900, ends up in little Augusta, Ohio, supposedly to marry my great-grandmother Lelah Bettis and quickly father a son up here. I assume all of the Owen family that you posted are our relatives - John D looks familiar.
I assume they buried infants with family members back then, but searched through your people and found no Florence. I saw a Florence who was married to a Charles Owen. My search continues. Is the son up here to his first wife, or his second wife up here? He had a son Jack Lee possibly. I am wandering but hope some of this helps you. Thanks. Liz
Added by mizliz on Oct 26, 2013 1:46 PM
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