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Gaye Hill (#46915711)
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Bio Photo "Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many."
from LaDon Brennan (#46902635) profile page
"The love of a child goes beyond time, culture or boundaries".
ó Angelica Awayan, funeral attendee - during the 2016 reburial ceremony for a child's remains left behind during the City of San Francisco burial relocation of the 1920's.

Miranda Eve
The child loved around the world
ďIf no one grieves, no one will remember.Ē
Find A Grave Memorial# 163371918
Our greatest treasure is our family, not only the warm circle around the Christmas tree, but all those whose lives gave us life, and those who will carry our love into the future. ~ Anonymous
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~ William Penn
Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives. -Author Unknown
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. -Anonymous
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."
Leonard Nimoy 1931 - 2015
"Family is not an important thing. It's everything."
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"Let us before we die, gather up our heritage, and offer it to our children." Will Durant, "The History of Civilization"
Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease.
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A 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
We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within ... this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories, and future promises.
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Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.
Albert Einstein
SO much of what is placed on Find A Grave is searchable, but in order to assist others in their research, I also use

Disasters strike us all, and it helps to put family moves into context when they abruptly move, relocate or - frankly - just disappear!

Please take a look, it's an interesting site.
In the eastern United States you can often "discover" old cemeteries by the daffodils.

Daffodils are not a feast for deer, they multiply and spread on their own and were often the flower of choice to plant at grave sites.

And I love the sunny, bright daffodil, reminding me the long winter will soon be over and I can get out again to seek and document ancestors - both my own and for others living too distant to be there in person.

If I have "planted" a daffodil on a memorial, it is one which I have directly touched or made an addition.

My Find A Grave 'anniversary' date is 12 June 2007

"Remember me in the family tree, my name, my days, my strife; then I'll ride upon the wings of time and live an endless life."
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howard tranor
RE: Virginia Berneeker Reynolds
I know only Reynolds information that is availble on & Familysearch. I would be happy to get you copies if you do not have access to these sites.

On the Bernecker line, I have a little more, mainly because I actually met several of them when I was younger. (Cliff jr & Virginia).

My mother Shirley A. Grabel, (Virginia & Cliff Bernecker's niece) passed away 6 years ago, and my father, Howard W. Tranor passed away January of this year. I have boxes & boxes of old family pictures, letters, cards, etc. All of these heirlooms moved from storage into my garage after dad died, so I am working as fast as I can to look through them but my wife wants me to look faster :)

I am still looking thru many of them, but if I find any Reynolds Pictures at all will be happy to get you a copy.

Let me know if you need information from Ancestry or Family search.


Howard M. Tranor III aka "Mick"
Added by howard tranor on Nov 30, 2016 6:10 PM
P Renee T

I am in here looking at some things that should have been fixed by Find A Grave.

They merged this one which should have been a centopah.

Not sure what to do know ???

Picture mom took is in Wiggington Cem

James Lee Woodyard 7568656
PFC James Lee Woodyard 3796850
Added by P Renee T on Nov 23, 2016 4:18 PM
P Renee T
Rough Creek Cemetery

I am adding pictures in Rough Creek Cemetery.
Here is 2 I think is the same person What do you think

Added by P Renee T on Nov 18, 2016 4:34 PM
RE: Bertha Lee Dezarn Bowling Find A Grave Memorial# 10275182
The DCert does give her parents as Clarence DeZarn and Susan Hornsby ... AND THAT she is buried at Glen Haven Cemetery in Harrison, OH. This Bertha Bowling IS NOT buried at Rough Creek Cemetery near London, KY. Find A Grave Memorial #141435470 was created by Julie Saylor in Jan 2015 to reflect this fact.

Bertha Lee 'Johnson' Bowling IS BURIED at Rough Creek Cemetery ... her parents = Winfield Scott Johnson (1864-1945) & Charlotte "Lottie" Suttles (1866-1927). They too are buried at Rough Creek.

I saw your Oct 18 note by P Renee T. The child mentioned (Hazel Ellene Sacajawea Bowling) DOES BELONG to Bertha & Charlie Bowling. She was child #6. Their oldest daughter (Almalea "Alma" - 1928-2006) is buried at McDaniel Cemetery near London. She married Willard Booth Steward on Jun 21, 1947. Her Find A Grave Mem # is 131495522.

Winfield Scott Johnson is the s/o Thomas Jefferson Johnson (1840-1926) and Malinda Jane McCowan (1843-1920). I am yet to know for sure who Lottie's parents were. I know she was the sister of Mary Ann "Mag" Suttles who married my great uncle Louis B. Johnson (1854-1920/1) -- the s/o John Emory Johnson (1831-1867) and Mahala Abigail "Halie" Watkins (1834-1908). John Emory is my great grandfather and the s/o William B. Johnson (1812-1890) and Abigail Carrier (1809-1886). William B. was the s/o Aaron Johnson and Susannah "Susan" Young.
Added by Anonymous on Oct 21, 2016 10:22 AM
P Renee T

I am in her checking stuff I have posted and to make sure edits have been fixed by Find A Grave.

When and if you have time. Could you check this one.


I put picture in there mom took, I think the lady that left the flower might be right it might be wrong.

There is also a child next to them Hazel Ellene Sacajawea Bowling Birth Jan 6 1943 - March 21 1943

I put them in tree and it is going crazy with them LOL

Added by P Renee T on Oct 18, 2016 7:00 PM
P Renee T
New Salem Cem

I am working on and Having some trouble with Telitha Jane in New Salem.

Robert Firman Tower 7730358 New Salem Cemetery

Telitha J. Reams Young 7597865

Telitha Jane Tower 7730356 New Salem Cemetery
1905 - 1979

Mom has looked for this one several times and can not find her in New Salem Cemetery


Telitha J Tower
Death Date: 16 Oct 1979 Death Place: Knox
Age: 74 Residence: Laurel Volume: 55 Certificate: 27184 Certificate: 27184
I have this one Telitha Jane with no last name Tower being her married name to Husband
Robert Firman Tower
June 2 1900 Tipp City, Miami Ohio
June 6 1984 Laurel Co Ky

In our main Ancestry tree we have
Telitha J Reams Married to Barton P Young and Having child of Opal (Young) Parsley
We have this Telitha J's Birth as Sept 15 1871 - Sept 1 1971 Laurel Co

My ??? is could the 2 be the same person and Mr Mike got New Salem dates wrong.

Do you have anything on this family at all ???

Added by P Renee T on Sep 24, 2016 5:25 PM
Jo Taylor
RE: Reams Infants
Thank you for your kind reply & thank you for all of your researching. I do 90% of mine on line which is most tricky as one needs to constantly check to see if dates&locations fit. I have just returned from visiting my sis & my bro-in-law had recently received pics & info from a cousin. Also his oldest bro is newly interested in researching & has found some fam records also. I scanned all of this & have it on my laptop. I have a page that was from a printed book on the Reams. I am very sorry to say that the title page is not included so when or who wrote it is not clear. If you would like a copy & would like to send me your email; I would be glad to send it. I am very pleased to see that there are quite a few nice pics on for this family. John R Reams is my bro-in-law's 2G. John R only lost 1son&1dgh as infants; Lucinda has a memorial 136201569. God Bless
Added by Jo Taylor on Sep 16, 2016 6:53 AM
Shannon B
Harrod Family in Leavenworth County
Hi Gaye! I saw a note on your memorial Benjamin Harrod and you were looking for the location for Harrod's Ridge and Cemetery.

Depending on what you were looking for I may have some answers for you. First, unfortunately, the Harrod Cemetery is abandoned and the spot is now farmland, whether or not the owners of the land kept the gravestones there or not is hard to say. From an aerial view of the area I can see no definitive cemetery or formation that may resemble markers.

Second, I have a map showing the location of the Ridge and the Cemetery. I can also show you a feel time aerial on both locations.

Let me know what it is specifically you are looking for.

Shannon B
Added by Shannon B on Sep 15, 2016 2:43 PM
RE: Sarah Emaline Hill Carmichael
Hello Again!
I just wanted to let you know that we dropped off a green folder full of Carmichael, Hill, and some Fleetwood info at the Jackson Co. Library in Seymour this afternoon. They said they would put it all in a 3 ring binder, and eventually would also digitize it and put it online. No timeline on all this, I'm sure, although I'm guessing you could ask to see it before this is done. There are many things included that I've gleaned in my own research, however, the gold in this info has to be the pages from two old Bibles. I am not personally a Carmichael, Hill or Fleetwood. My maiden name is Denney, however, Dolph (Aronal Randolph) Carmichael, the youngest child of John Wm Carmichael & Amanda Ann "Kate" Fleetwood, was my father's step-father. When I found this info when we had to sell our parent's home, I knew I couldn't keep it to myself. Dolph was just a name to me growing up. It has been interesting putting his family together and seeing a bigger picture. I hope this is helpful to you and others searching for info on these families.
Added by DJ on Sep 08, 2016 3:13 PM
RE: Sarah Emaline
Hello Gaye!
Thanks for getting back with me! I assume by your last name you are descended/related to the Hill family? I do have quite a bit of info on the Carmichael/Hill families, which includes Sarahís obituary, and I also have Bible records for the Carmichael and Hill families. According to Sarahís obit, John Hill and Elender J. Prather were her parents, and it also says that she is buried in the Houston Cemetery. I did locate her death certificate and you are correct that it gives a different name for her father and for her burial location (interestingly, John had a brother named Thomas). The birth and death dates are the same so Iím sure it is the same Sarah. One thing Iíve learned regarding death certificates (since Ancestry made them available a few months ago, Iíve been downloading them like crazy as I search for ancestors) is that, more often than we might think, the information is inaccurate regarding the cemetery and even the parentís names, spellings of names, etc., Iím sure for a host of reasons. With a Dr. or coroner filling out the certificate, obtaining info from distraught family members, or younger ones who are unsure, mistakes can be made. Since the info includes no name for the mother, they were likely confused about the father's name. It is frustrating for us genealogy enthusiasts!
I am currently working to copy and organize everything I have and am planning to take it to the Seymour library for their records Ė I live a good hour and a half from there Ė but it will take a bit of time to copy and organize everything. I promise I will let you know when I get this done, but in the meantime Iíve typed up Sarah Emalineís obit for you, word for word.
Sarah Emaline Hill, daughter of John and Elendar Hill, was born Feb. 8, 1836, near Houston, and departed from this life December 27, 1918, aged 82 years, 10 months and 19 days. She was united in marriage to John Carmichael, June 28, 1855 (this is recorded in the Bible records as well), and to this union five children were born, three having preceded her to the grave. She leaves to mourn for her, one son, John William Carmichael, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Brown, both of this place; thirteen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Barker, of Sardas, Ohio, and two brothers, Scott and James Hill of Oklahoma, also a host of relatives and friends. She united with the M. E. Church in early girlhood and was a faithful member until death.
Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church Sunday morning by Rev. Weever, of Freetown, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Houston cemetery by the side of her husband.

I am actively working on this project, so you will be hearing from me.
Thanks again, DJ
Added by DJ on Aug 31, 2016 5:34 PM
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