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Myra IV 💕 (#47941544)
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Bio Photo "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why." ~ Mark Twain

My hometown is the Tri-State area of Ohio, WV, & PA. The ancestry I'm researching are Nease, Wright, Zirkle, Camp, Allmon, Seevers, Cheek, Higgins, McGraw, Shriver, Bishop, Pyle, Jackson, and Moore.

I am the 4th "Myra" in the family...

Every ancestor has a story, and I'm compelled to tell it.

*You are welcome to use any picture that I have contributed in any manner you deem appropriate.

Should I become incapacitated, or no longer be able to maintain my memorials, my assigned steward is my sister, Carrie, contributor # 48016159.

Prayer for Genealogists

Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient road
On which my fathers trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.

~by Curtis Woods

​The Dash

​I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life's actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?

​~by Linda Ellis

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
it is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Life is just a stopping place, a pause in what's to be
A resting place along the road to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys, different paths along the way
We all were meant to learn some things, but we were never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker, for some the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends, we'll claim a great reward And find an everlasting peace together with the Lord.
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Penny D.
RE: James Henry Diven
James Henry Diven had a younger brother named John but other than his name and approx. DOB-1861, I have no more information about him. (Info from 1870 Census)
James Henry Devin, who was about 14 years older than John, married Mary Elizabeth Laney in 1868 (when John was about 7 yrs old). It’s possible that John married someone with a similar name, but he was not married to this Mary Elizabeth.
Mary Elizabeth (Laney) Diven’s two obits are combined on her memorial site - #141711929. She and James Henry had 3 children: Maude Z (Diven) Townsend, Arlington “Arley” Diven MD, and Don Claire Diven.
Do you have access to Ancestry? If so, my Lydic & Feath Family tree shows some of my sources. (If you aren’t a member and want access to my site, send me your email address and I will send an “invitation.”
I am a descendant of Mary McHenry Lydick. Are we related?

Added by Penny D. on Nov 18, 2015 7:27 PM
Lula Willard Keefer
RE: Spradling
Hi Trish,

I have a lot of Spradlings but I do not have Nememiah. Do you have more information on him....could be one I have missed.

Added by Lula Willard Keefer on Nov 05, 2015 4:59 AM
Brent Smith
RE: Limestone Cemetery Jackson County, WV
I am not sure either. The record that I have is very much lacking in detail. I have just put in Limestone Cemetery but haven't provided a location other then West Virginia.

Added by Brent Smith on Oct 10, 2015 4:00 PM
Brent Smith
Limestone Cemetery Jackson County, WV
I noticed that you posted a memorial to the Limestone Cemetery and that is the only interment. The reason that I ask is that I have a record for a distant cousin being buried in Limestone Cemetery. She died in Wirt County but I cant find any record of a limestone cemetery in Wirt County. Is this an abandoned cemetery? I was going to add her memorial to the cemetery but unsure if this is the correct cemetery. I would appreciate any information that you might have on it.

Brent Smith
Added by Brent Smith on Sep 12, 2015 9:41 PM
Debbie Higgins
RE: Related
It may go in your spam since I have never emailed you before. Thank you!
Added by Debbie Higgins on Aug 20, 2015 5:57 PM
Debbie Higgins
RE: Related
There is a link for my grandfather Benson Shannon Higgins and my Uncle Benson. I've found links for my aunts
Leah (Higgins) Kelly
Wilma (Higgins) Landis
My aunt Irene has a link but i found it through her sons William Taylor
My uncle Dallas Higgins
Harry Higgins
I need to look for my Aunts
Margaret Higgins Jackson
Marie Higgins Wonders Edwards
Added by Debbie Higgins on Aug 20, 2015 4:26 PM
Debbie Higgins
Hi, I just came on the site to look around after being off of here for a couple years. I had to make a new account as I could not remember my old email lol
So very nice to meet family I have never known. Benson S Higgins was my grand father. Do you know how to add his children to his site on here. It lists only two of his 13 children.
Thanks Debbie
Added by Debbie Higgins on Aug 15, 2015 11:50 AM
Tammy York Orman & Timothy
RE: Woolard Cemetery
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back. Please send me a memorial number to any one of your family's memorial and let me take a look. Yes, please go ahead and use the photos for your tree. I work on some many cemeteries that I'd have to look at the memorial to see what other info. I might have or can find. I'll try and watch my mail more closely !
Added by Tammy York Orman & Timoth... on Jul 01, 2015 4:45 AM
Gracie's Grammy
RE: Willis Lyndell Williams
Hi Took me a few days to ask Willis's son:
Left to right-Helen Williams Lindsay, Leroy Williams, Aileen Williams Stafford and Willis Williams.
Added by Gracie's Grammy on Jun 25, 2015 3:09 PM
Mary Garland Jackson
RE: Thomas Kimsey Jackson
I am distantly related, but am not sure how. I would suggest that you contact Linda Nix (Winn) Black (Find A Grave member #47294444) or Gigi Monet Jackson(Find A Grave member #47272049). They may be able to give you more information. Good luck!
Added by Mary Garland Jackson on Jun 23, 2015 8:30 AM
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