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Spirit Wanderer (#46826198)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised, by my grandparents, in Wheeling, WV. My husband and I have lived in GA. since 1967. I have been married 50 years, to the same man. We have 8 children; 1 daughter and 7 sons. We have 4 grand-daughters, 9 grandsons, and 1 g-granddaughter.

My grandmother was the first one, to give me a portion, of our family tree (Parham, Scott, Elliott, Robertson, Rudd, Baldwin, Williamson, and Dennis). I was about 11 years old. In my years at home, a day didn't go by, that a story was told about a member of the family or they were spoken of. My great-grandmother came to live with us and then that just added to the stories. My grandmother knew everyone's full name, when everyone was born, died, got married, or any event in their lives. Oh! To have her memory!

To understand my love for my family and ancestors, you have to know my grandparents. When my grandfather, Clifton Baucum (Baucum, Baucom, Boozer, Buser, Knox, Meetze, Edwards, Tolson, Barker, and Senn) was traveling, he would go to a phone booth and start searching the phone book looking for family names. He would call them to see if they were kin. They always checked for Parhams because my grandmother's younger brother left home and nobody ever heard from him. They would hear stories of his where abouts and what he was doing, but never saw him, again. I continue to search, for his grave.

I can remember when they heard about a Boozer Family Reunion in Lexington, SC. That was my grandfather's mother's family. Everyone was trying to get all the info they could, about each other. There was a book out, The Boozer Family of South Carolina. Guess who inherited it? We went to the family reunion several years and then they stopped having them. So sad! They said the younger bunch wasn't much interested in it and it was getting harder for the older ones. We still stayed in contact with the "ole fogies" and enjoyed every minute of it. We missed out on so many years, of not knowing this super part of the family but we were going to make up for lost time.

Friends use to spend hours at our kitchen table, drinking coffee, and listening to their stories, like when they bought their first car. At that time, you didn't have to take a test to get your drivers license. When he bought the car, he was given his license. Grandpa drove home. He never shut the car off and they packed it for a vacation, back home. They went to his brother's first. After greeting his family and talking a spell, his brother said something about going into town. They said they would take grandpa's car, since it was the last in the drive-way. My grandfather told Uncle Dan that he would have to get it out of the drive-way, that he couldn't back it out plus he didn't know how to start it. Uncle Dan asked him how did he make it from WV. to AR., without starting it or backing up. He said the man, that sold him the car, started it and he never shut it off. Whenever they stopped, he made sure he parked where he didn't have to back up. They all had a great laugh and Uncle Dan gave him a lesson in driving his car. Up to the day he died, he still wasn't good at backing up.

I work on my family trees and find my ancestors, so that one day my children, grandchildren, and etc. know who helped form their lives. With Find-A-Grave, I believe it to be the last way you can connect your family. It is so good to go to a family member and be able to click on a name, and to connect to each one's resting place. When I first found it, you could put the relative's info on their memorial, no matter who set it up. Loved it when they started the connections. But now, you have to ask permission, from someone who usually isn't a relative, to add anything. I believe a lot of history is lost that way.

I have a 2nd cousin, that I dearly love, but I couldn't find out where he was buried. His wife was buried in LA. and I was able to make the memorial for her. After, searching and searching, I found him in TN. How important was this to me? When I found him, tears poured down my cheeks. I contacted the lady, who made his memorial and thanked her so much. If it hadn't been for Maryanne A. McCracken, I wouldn't have found him. I deeply appreciate her and she was kind enough to transfer him to me. Connecting them is important to me. It doesn't have anything to do with "owning" my relatives. It has to do with connecting them, for the final time, in death.

I will follow Maryanne's way. If you have a family member, I have made a memorial for, I will gladly transfer them, to you, if they aren't related to my husband or myself. I want you to take care of your family, as most of them would do for you.
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TMM
Is the email address still good?
Hello,
I sent you an email to the AOL address in your profile. Just checking to see if that was the current email address for you.
Thanks.
Added by TMM on Aug 14, 2014 3:22 PM
Marjorie Crews
Journey Cowart & Father Richard Blake
July 27, I left you a message concerning the photos on memorial and I have not received an answer.
Added by Marjorie Crews on Aug 10, 2014 8:46 PM
Virginia Wilson Bailey
John Wesley Knox
Thank you for sending the information that I added to his memorial. Also, I found his obituary, and added it.

If you have a photo of him, feel free to add it to his memorial.
Added by Virginia Wilson Bailey on Aug 04, 2014 10:32 PM
Marjorie Crews
Ref:124097426 & 109166468
I have received photo request for grave markers for Journey Ann Cowart and her father Richard Blake Cowart and in order to fulfill these request, I need you to remove two photos from each one of these memorials. There is a five photo limit and no room for the new grave markers that were placed on the graves this past Friday. Can you take care of this request? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Added by Marjorie Crews on Jul 27, 2014 12:05 AM
Christine McDermott
RE: Spargo Family in Greenwood Cemetery
Hello. You are very welcome for the photo's. I do go to Greenwood Cemetery very often. If you private message me more specific directions and the names of the family members you need, I'll look for them the next time I am there. I have a cemetery map that I can send you to look at, it might be easier that way.
Added by Christine McDermott on Jul 21, 2014 12:19 PM
Karla Kelley-Cardell
Oscar Kelly
Thank you! I noticed you transferred Oscar Kelly to my care. :)
Added by Karla Kelley-Cardell on Apr 09, 2014 10:57 PM
In Memory Of My DAD
RE: Journey Ann Cowart
You are more than welcome. It's the least I could do.
Added by In Memory Of My DAD on Feb 10, 2014 6:47 PM
F Chambers
RE: Smithweck & Southern Families
Glad to help. Just let me know each time you find others for transfer. I love it when families can be entirely linked together.
Added by F Chambers on Dec 08, 2013 3:05 PM
F Chambers
Smithweck & Southern Families
I am glad to transfer these memorials to you. Let me know if you find others among my memorials and I will transfer those also. I always prefer that family members manager memorials. I photographed the entire Kennesaw Memorial Park cemetery a couple of years ago and added memorials for each photo. Now I'm adding memorials from the obits in the daily newspaper, of course without a photo. The cemetery is just too large to revisit to find the individual graves for recent burials.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Added by F Chambers on Nov 28, 2013 3:04 PM
✨Ouida Morris Price✨
William Aden Anderson
Thank you so very much for the transfer. Many blessings!
Added by ✨Ouida Morris Pric... on Aug 06, 2013 7:52 AM
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