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Patty Shreve (#47563794)
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Bio Photo Lake Sinclair, Putnam County, Georgia

Welcome! Just to let you know, most of my family roots are in Kentucky; so, if related, I am more than happy to transfer the memorial pages I have created. I love to reunite families with their loved ones. If needed, feel free to use the photographs I have posted on Find A Grave for your personal ancestry documentation. If so inclined, you can always give credit for the source.

I stumbled upon the following poem and thought it was so succinct in describing why we do what we do. . .

THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hallowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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Janet LaMotte
The Ball family of Arlington
I hope that you are posting a family tree on ancestry.com or one of the other genealogy websites.
You have a lot of sources to share and a genealogy website has unlimited file space links to sources.
Added by Janet LaMotte on Feb 28, 2015 10:47 AM
Janet LaMotte
Horatio Ball
Regarding: The Virginia Deaths and Burials Index indicate that Horatio Ball died Feb 8, 1873, in Alexandria County, Virginia.

Unfortunately, the index does not take into account all the boundary line changes in early Arlington, VA.


Added by Janet LaMotte on Feb 23, 2015 5:52 PM
Janet LaMotte
Edwin Ball
You raised a good question. Either the dates are wrong or he had a different mother.
Added by Janet LaMotte on Feb 23, 2015 5:46 PM
Linda Simpson Davidson
Mary Johnson
Added the information. Let me know if you would like a transfer.
Added by Linda Simpson Davidson on Feb 11, 2015 2:53 PM
Seagull
Rev Benjamin Franklin Ball
No worries! I made the correction and then transferred his memorial to you as you are family. Have a great week!
Added by Seagull on Feb 10, 2015 9:57 AM
Janet LaMotte
Andrew Veitch
Do you know where Andrew Veitch married Emma? Was the record found in Arlington, Alexandria or Fairfax County?
Added by Janet LaMotte on Feb 07, 2015 6:56 AM
Karen
Julia Greenwood
Yes you may use my photo. Thanks for asking.
Karen
Added by Karen on Feb 05, 2015 8:40 AM
jeanpiclewis
RE: John Woolard
So glad to do it.
Jean
Added by jeanpiclewis on Jan 30, 2015 2:59 PM
CAROLE MILLAR
Mcmillan
Many thanks for posting information for the Mcmillan burials for Kilmuir Cemetery.They were the family I was looking for this morning.They are from my husbands family.
McMillan Isle of Skye.MacDonalds,Millar from Boarhills
Many thanks for you labours
Carole Millar
Added by CAROLE MILLAR on Jan 26, 2015 8:05 PM
Adrienne
Brown
Too late - you already did!!!

:)
Added by Adrienne on Jan 21, 2015 10:30 AM
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