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Joan Morrison Payne (#46852420)
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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.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation.

It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. 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 they and they are the sum of who we are. 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 my 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 restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.
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Laurie
Adam Keator memorial # 43348612
Adam Keator (memorial # 43348612) was a first cousin of mine. Would you consider transferring his memorial to me to maintain? I would appreciate it.
thank you,
Laurie Raymond
Added by Laurie on Jan 26, 2015 7:54 AM
Dave Hansen
1Lt Charles R Campbell
Hello, I noticed you put a photo of him in uniform on the memorial. I was over there and took a photo of the headstone. I have posted it to the site.
Added by Dave Hansen on Jan 01, 2015 4:47 PM
Samantha
If you go to the memorial
you are inquiring about and send me an 'edit' through there I'll be able to see which memorial you want me to look at.
Added by Samantha on Nov 24, 2014 4:32 PM
Tom Price
RE: Belva Wilson
I'm sorry but I have no idea who you are talking about. If you have a correction please make it through the person's memorial page so I dont have to go searching and guessing.
Added by Tom Price on Nov 20, 2014 6:26 PM
AndyP
RE: Herman Brewer at Oak Hill
Done.

You should know, however, that the Bartow GenWeb lists Elsie Hamby Brewer as Elsie Hamby Brewer Kown, with a DOD of June 22, 2001.

See here:

http://www.gabartow.org/Cem/OakHill/cem.OakHill_14.1.shtml

Regards,

Andy
Added by AndyP on Oct 21, 2014 2:11 PM
AndyP
Herman Brewer at Oak Hill
Did you also want Homer and Elsie Brewer's markers, as they are in the same plot?

Andy
Added by AndyP on Oct 21, 2014 1:30 PM
Hal
RE: artie leroy woolheater
Joan, you could be correct about the Artie's birth date. I took what I posted from his obituary, his headstone, what I got from his granddaughter and from a couple of other Woolheater researchers. I knew Roy as his wife was my father's sister but had no personal knowledge of his birth. If you have a better date, please let me know and what the source is. Hal
Added by Hal on Sep 18, 2014 7:21 PM
Hal
RE: artie leroy woolheater
Joan, you could be correct about the Artie's birth date. I took what I posted from his obituary, his headstone, what I got from his granddaughter and from a couple of other Woolheater researchers. I knew Roy as his wife was my father's sister but had no personal knowledge of his birth. If you have a better date, please let me know and what the source is. Hal
Added by Hal on Sep 18, 2014 7:20 PM
CindyS
RE: John B. Payne
Hi Joan - Thank you for the death information. Cindy
Added by CindyS on Sep 14, 2014 7:25 PM
sjs953
RE: John and Caroline Jewell, South Hill Cemetery
They're all updated. Thanks for the information.
Added by sjs953 on Jul 25, 2014 6:23 AM
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