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Robert S. Damrell Jr. (#46810279)
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I am the eldest child of Robert Samuel and Barbara Lois Huff Damrell. I was born and live in Kentucky. Find-a-grave is terrific for adding memorials that have no gravestones and are soon lost to others. My feelings for all genealogy is best summed up by the Poem;

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 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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Anne Dammarell
Dammarell Family
Not sure if you got my message re how we may re related.

If you are interested, email me

Anne Dammarell, great granddaughter of Annie Brennan and William John Dammarell. Both died in Cincinnati.
Added by Anne Dammarell on Dec 07, 2014 6:55 PM
Shirley Vail
Your Article
This expresses exactly how I feel! Cannot make others understand this, tho, so maybe it will help if I can show them the article. Thank you for this. I was doing research on distant in-laws and came across the grave of Elisha Jefferson Damrell. So glad I did.

Shirley Vail -
Added by Shirley Vail on Dec 02, 2014 2:39 PM
Sarah Jane Fulmer 24774248
Thank you for the information. If you don't mind, I would appreciate the removal of the death certificate on her memorial page. Have a great day.
Added by CJSwann on Aug 15, 2014 5:37 PM
Watson line
My name is David Watson and I have been searching my family's genealogy for many years. My grandparents were Walter & Bessie Watson. Walter is the son of Josephine Angel & John Watson.

Let me know if you I can be of any help to you, as I live in Butler County, OH, not far from Greenwood Cemetery.

Added by DWatson on Aug 06, 2014 6:56 AM
Gloria Beasley Arnold
william kinnard
Hi, The last name is spelled Kinnaird 127428479 on the monument and in many documents; Frances Kinnaird his dau is also buried in Paint Lick Cem.
Added by Gloria Beasley Arnold on Jul 01, 2014 8:33 AM
Jen Bawden
Morris Calico

I've made the additions you sent me. Thank you so much. I have no relationship to Mr. Calico. If you do and would like his memorial, I'd be glad to transfer it to you.

Have a blessed day.

Added by Jen Bawden on May 23, 2014 7:08 PM
mike shelton
thanks for the links to mr combs ... mike.
Added by mike shelton on May 10, 2014 10:04 AM
Alex Mobley
thanks for the Obit for Alex Mobley. It ties alot of loose end together....Carol
Added by Carol on Apr 17, 2014 12:06 PM
Joyce Tinsley
RE: J R Dollins
I changed him to the Wood/Tucker Cemetery because that one is Crab Orchard.
Added by Joyce Tinsley on Apr 11, 2014 2:41 PM
Joyce Tinsley
RE: J R Dollins
Have you ever been to the Wood Cemetery near Crab Orchard? I went back and looked at the pictures and it is a possibility he could be there. There are a few tombstones pictures and it is really grow over. If he had a military stone it could be hidden in the undergrowth. The paper for his stone says near Crab Orchard & the other cemetery is in Moreland.
Added by Joyce Tinsley on Apr 11, 2014 10:52 AM
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