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Ellece (#47103719)
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The Story Tellers...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.

Originally written by Della M. Cummings Wright. Re-written by her Grand Daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis Johnson. Edited and Reworded By Tom Dunn
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Samuel Alexander McGaughey
Samuel is my fifth Great Grandfather. Don't know if I can be of any help to you . Bill Hale
Added by William Hale on Sep 18, 2014 11:50 AM
Willie Penola Floyd
When we were first married my husband I rented the upstairs apartment from Willie and Doc. They were wonderful people. She was always immaculate, in her dress and her housekeeping. She taught me some recipes that I still use today, and this was 50 + years ago. Her love for Doc and Ronnie and her church was so evident. She was truly a "southern lady" and affected many lives.
Added by c.walker on Sep 09, 2014 7:32 AM
Debbie Z*~
Obviously we are ALWAYS working on the same families. :) I just tried to submit an edit for William Oscar House to his parents and couldn't because you have an edit pending. LOL!

His son, William Hane House married Bula Burks, one of my distant cousins. One of his cousins, Thomas Jefferson House, married (2nd) her sister, Millie. They were daughters of David C Burks & Josie (White) Burks.

Are you connected to these people?
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Sep 08, 2014 12:26 AM
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Parker/Floyd Family
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Added by Robert Longbottom # 465... on Sep 06, 2014 4:58 PM
Benae Williams
You Bio
Wow! I somehow just stumbled across your bio and I must say I am so glad I did. The passage you have on there is brings tears to my eyes and goose bumps to my goose bumps! Perhaps never a more true passage has ever been written. Thank you for sharing it on your bio.
Be blessed,
Benae Williams Hogan
Added by Benae Williams on Aug 31, 2014 3:51 PM
Debbie Z*~
RE: Children of George Thomas Willams
I just found the same census record on Ancestry. What census did you find?
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Aug 28, 2014 10:35 PM
Debbie Z*~
RE: Children of George Thomas Willams
I show 3 daughters on the 1880 Carroll Co GA census from the book copy. Don't remember when I viewed it or where I saw the book but probably from one of the libraries in Columbia SC. Here's what I recorded:

1880 - Carroll Co GA, book copy p 51, # 2
George T Williams 26m GA SC NC
Margaret 24 GA GA GA
Martha 5
Ida 4
Elmira 2
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Aug 28, 2014 10:31 PM
RE: Christine Ugan- Holy Cross
You're so welcome. Photos added.

Added by Denise on Aug 24, 2014 2:04 PM
Christine Ugan- Holy Cross

I fulfilled your photo request today. Her husband is next to her. Although you didn't have a request, I took his marker photo and added it to his page. There is another family member next to him. She does not have a page. If you make one, I'd be happy to add the photos I took of her marker.

Elizabeth Ugan
sec 20
lot 4453

Take Care,
Added by Denise on Aug 24, 2014 1:51 PM
Eric Brantley
RE: Gaines PHotos in Aragon Cemetery
The mother was Fannie, that is about the only thing I can see for sure.
Added by Eric Brantley on Aug 19, 2014 3:17 PM
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