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henry osborne (#47228310)
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I am trying to add a pictorial record for our local cemeteries before they are lost forever. I see so many unmarked graves or unreadable headstones. They will be lost forever! Remember your past generations!

I want to thank all who send in corrections/additions for the memorials I have created. I will make the corrections as soon as possible. Please use the edit tab on the memorial.

The Story Tellers.....Unknown Author

We are the chosen. My feelings are 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. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers 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 they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. 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 them and they are us. 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 their 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 put flesh on the bones.
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Amy McPherson Davis
my dad
my brother is buried right beside my dad .... can you please link them .... I was going to do my dad's and brothers but you beat me to it ... would you let me add pictures and is there a way to link him to his parents and sister ? ....thank you Amy Davis
Added by Amy McPherson Davis on Oct 17, 2014 6:56 PM
Nancy Collins
Heath Cemetery
Hello, may I use your photograph of the cemetery giving you full credit in my ancestry family tree. Thank you.
Added by Nancy Collins on Oct 16, 2014 12:11 PM
JoAnne Keene
Hixie Glover
Henry,
Noticed your memorial for Hixie Glover (memorial #118102410) in Osborn Cememtery. I believe her to be buried in Friendship Cemetery, Amity, AR. There is a marker with the name "Hixie Rosser Nutt Glover" (memorial #44081074)with the same birth and death dates. Many of my family are buried in both cemeteries.
Added by JoAnne Keene on Sep 19, 2014 11:34 AM
steph7896
Carrie Trexler
Henry,
Thank you for the transfer. Also, thank you taking the time to make sure one was created for her. A lot of times families don't know about this site and new memorial don't get added.

Steph
Added by steph7896 on Sep 15, 2014 10:22 AM
Vickey
J.W. Gross
Thank you so much for the memorial transfer. I really appreciate this.
Vickey
Added by Vickey on Aug 22, 2014 8:02 AM
Farrar and related families
Thank you, Henry.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Aug 19, 2014 5:18 PM
Jerry W. Ferguson
Turner Cemetery
Thank you for the Turner edits.
Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Aug 09, 2014 3:23 PM
Leona Henderson
Harrison Sarah
Henry--

I have added a suggestion regarding the birth date for Sarah Harrison. Your memorial shows 1899 while the stone shows 1865. That is quite a big difference in her age.

Do you know more about her? Was she married to Wyatt M Harrison? If so, would you contact me..

Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave
Added by Leona Henderson on Aug 09, 2014 6:50 AM
James H
RE: photo
You welcome ! I am slowly making my way through thi cemetery so if you have any other kin here hopefully I will have their grave photos in next month
Added by James H on Jul 31, 2014 9:58 PM
Alicia Myers
RE: Information
Henry, you have done a good job. I have been having health problems; so if you don't mind I'll let you keep doing the good job you have been doing. Alicia
Added by Alicia Myers on Jul 28, 2014 11:19 PM
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