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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 still live in Kentucky. My feelings for all geneology 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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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
Joyce Tinsley
RE: J R Dollins
if you are sure this is him you can add the info you have for him.
Added by Joyce Tinsley on Apr 05, 2014 4:31 AM
Liane Bamburg
Francis B "Fannie" Lotz
Thanks for the information, I have updated her memorial with this as well as her death date.
Added by Liane Bamburg on Apr 04, 2014 2:39 PM
Joyce Tinsley
J R Dollins
I don't know anything about him. I found his obituary in the newspaper and made a memorial for him. It says he was buried at the old Tucker burying ground. At Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy there were two cemeteries that were aka Tucker Cemetery:
Moreland-Tucker Cemetery
Wood/Tucker Cemetery

These cemeteries change names over time and it's hard to locate the proper one. I noticed the pictures of the Wood/Tucker Cemetery showed the grave markers as field stones, so if he had a military marker it doesn't look like it was at this cemetery.
Added by Joyce Tinsley on Apr 03, 2014 1:21 PM
Hollie Riddle
Thanks for the information on Hollie Riddle.
Added by SWF on Mar 25, 2014 8:45 PM
The Todd's of Scottland
Amanda Todd
Thank you for add her to her parents.. just like I promised I took mine down.
Added by The Todd's of Scottland on Mar 02, 2014 10:49 PM
Tombstone Treasures
Raymond Alvin Damerell 101034002
Hello Robert,

I have linked Raymond to his father, and thank you for that information.


Pat Long/Tombstone Treasures
Added by Tombstone Treasures on Mar 01, 2014 7:32 PM
RE: Thomas Logan
Thank you for working with me on this memorial

Thank you
Added by Jack on Feb 13, 2014 12:26 PM
Marvin Gregory
Haydon Becknell
Thank you for your suggestion. I linked Haydon to his Mother, Sudie Huff.
Added by Marvin Gregory on Jul 28, 2013 7:36 PM
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