|Dancing With Ghosts (#47068368)|
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First thanks to Basil McVey and Robert Moorefield for all the pictures (hundreds)of graves and cemeteries in Johnson County Tennessee they have donated. Big HUGs. Also Big Hugs to Dixon Marshal for All the Photos of Rural Cemeteries.|
If you are a cemetery photographer and do not want the work of imputing individual graves send to me and I will do it. I always give proper credit for others work. The goal for me is to get the information out there.
I am more then happy to post family links, bios, obits and photos to any memorial. Please do not post with a flower but click the edit button and give me a day or 2.
I hail from Riverside County CA, I restore antique photographs, love my iguana (very large very cranky lizard)and am willing to photograph graves within 75 miles of Riverside.
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 I am 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 birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach.
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 they and they are the sum of who we are. 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 my 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 restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.
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|Annie||Robert M Newsom|
Thank you for the transfer of this memorial.
Thank you for the wonderful work you do putting memorials out there for family members to find and research their ancestry. It must be a labor of love because I know how time consuming it must be. I and many others really appreciate all you do!
Added by Annie on Dec 01, 2013 7:41 PM
|Keith||Transfer Requests...No Responses|
I have made repeated requests to you to transfer family profiles to me in order to update, add information to and link up with family members. I cannot seem to get a response from you. Would you please respond? Thanks, Keith
Added by Keith on Oct 13, 2013 4:06 PM
|Brigitte Tucker-Ford||Edith M. Wagner|
Whilst I was out this weekend fulfilling a photo request at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Riverside, CA., I took the headstone photo for Edith M. Wagner. Saw you have already created her memorial. Would you like me to add her headstone photo? (I always ask first), its no trouble.
Please use the 'Suggest A Correction' edit tab to contact me on any of my memorials. I had to disable my messages due to a few bad apples on this site.
Please let me know, its no trouble to add it.
|Grace Honeywell||Find A Grave Memorial# 69262655|
Correction: This is Martha Ellen Canaday, daugher of Joshua S. Canaday and his wife Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Mills, born 12 February 1836 in Wayne County, IN. She died unmarried on 21 September 1851. Thank you.
|greensboro24||Transfers of The Spence Memorials|
Thank you so much for honoring my requests.
|Bretton Palm||RE: George Kingman|
I would be honored. His daughter raised my mom.
|greensboro24||Transfer Request For Spence|
I am kindly requesting the transfer of Elijah Spence #58805364 and Leonard Spence# 58805365 to me for my Spence Ancestry.
It will be genuinely appreciated.
Hi, I'm the Mike who is trying to update the Masonic Cemetery in Old Shasta. You'll probably dread opening your in-box for the next week or so. But aside from that, I wanted to comment on your memorials to your father Phillip and sister Belinda. I was moved when I read their bios. Your sincerity and passion in telling their stories was inspirational. I am truly sorry for your losses and I wish you healing and happiness. I hope you find comfort in knowing that your shared memories of them have touched others. Mike
Added by Mike on Jul 27, 2013 1:33 PM
|NLF||RE: THANK YOU!|
Would be quite happy to manage Garth Walden's page if you would transfer. Thanks so much.
Added by NLF on Jul 03, 2013 12:36 PM
|llj123||(Eliza) Jane (Muldrow) Stevenson|
"Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850
about Jane William Muldraw Stephenson: Spouse 1: Muldraw, Jane Spouse 2: Stephenson, William Marriage Date: 17 Feb 1819 Marriage Location: Kentucky, Fayette County"
William A Stevenson (1789 - 1879, Find A Grave Memorial# 79173362, BURIED IN PISGAH), m. Eliza Jane Muldrow(1796-1852, BURIED IN PISGAH, Find A Grave Memorial# 58795027); mother and father of Andrew Muldrow Stevenson, George Bushrod Stevenson,...
William is the son of Benjamin and Mary Polly Cox Stevenson of Peace and Plenty MD.
Death: "Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953
about Jane Stevenson (Eliza Jane Muldrow) Jane Stevenson 56 yrs-Flux, b. Fayette (actually VA) d. July 23 Woodford (difficult to read-her tombstone reads 21), name of parents (deceased)-Hugh and Jane Muldrow."
Added by llj123 on Jun 12, 2013 7:32 AM
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