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PLEASE BE PATIENT I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WILL GO THROUGH REQUESTS IN THE ORDER THEY CAME IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DANCING|
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.
To Cღ (#47360448)Thank you so much for the writer's information on "The Chosen." Folks like you are what makes Find a Grave the resource treasure it is!
PLEASE BE PATIENT I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WILL GO THROUGH REQUESTS IN THE ORDER THEY CAME IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DANCING
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|marelle44||Marsha Poe Burden|
Thank you for taking the time to add Marsha's maiden name to your Memorial for her and also for linking her to her father, Leon Frank Poe.
|ATJ||RE: wILL DO|
Hi, just getting back to you regarding this - I'm not interested in any transfers whatsoever, just looking for info on loyalist and/or other migrants, in particular Jonathan Stanton of Orange Co NY.
Sorry for the late reply!
yOU POSTED: interested in those born on the frontier along the Delaware River in Tristate New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Whether Loyalists,
Are there any of mine you are thinking of...i transfer no questions if not a relative?
Added by ATJ on Feb 07, 2015 11:32 AM
|S Everman||RE: SUSAN?|
Yep, it's Susan
|Linda Mecham||RE: John Millard Everman (William)|
I have a new printer and am having trouble getting things into My Documents. I think it was set up wrong so I will need to get it fixed.
On the internet, put in Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1962; you will get a list so go to Missouri Death certificates 1910-1963 Missouri Digital. Click on that. Go to the bottom of the bottom of the page to "search Death Certificate Index" Enter Everman, John
County: Linn Year: 1912
He is the only entry that will show up. Go to far right of screen and click on View Image. It will bring up the certificate and you can print it.
Sorry for the your having to do the work to get the copy.
|Daniel Maxwell||RE: I got the long detailed message on my profile page. I think you have mixed me up|
Yes, that was a mistake of mine. You left a comment on one of my Estep memorials saying my information was wrong and pointing to one of those other, duplicate memorials. I assumed (wrongly) that they were your memorials.
|Daniel Maxwell||RE: Also|
No, that cannot be the same couple. Thomas Estep was having his children baptized with his wife Mary starting in 1730 in Frederick CO MD. The Thomas Estep and Mary Letchwalt couple married in 1797, long after the last appearance of Thomas Estep in records (the 1772 land transaction).
|Rick Redman||Pleasant Eastridge|
No problem, we all have them days. Thanks for making the correction.
|Linda Mecham||John Millard Everman|
I found a copy of John's Death certificate. His middle name should be William. Would you be so kind as to correct this. He's grave memorial #102348346.
Thanks so much! Linda
|ATJ||RE: Thank you so much|
Thanks for all your efforts!
This is not a relative, I just got pulled into researching Ontario folk who's tombstones reference where they were born ... mostly interested in those born on the frontier along the Delaware River in Tristate New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Whether Loyalists, or for economic or marital interests, they headed into Upper Canada from 1780 to abt 1820.
If you do find "Born in..." do please drop me a line & I will add to a virtual cemetery I have building.
Added by ATJ on Dec 08, 2014 11:27 AM
|Lisa Clark King||Lenau Larrison # 69262543|
Hello, my husband is a descendant of Lenau Larrison and I would like to manage her memorial. Could you please transfer that to me?
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