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I live in Southeast Missouri & I think too many of our cemeteries are being lost. I try my best to document what I find in hopes that it helps others.|
Looking for burial info on James Socrates Richey(in AR) he married Maryann Oldham 1-16-1881,had a son Oliver Jackson.
Also looking for info on Robert Mize Sr. family.
I enjoy looking thru cemeteries,new and old.
I will gladly transfer any name I have added to you at your request.(Except my family names.) :)
Thank you to everyone who leaves tokens for my family. It is a pleasure to leave tokens for yours.
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely,windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For loved ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds-
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it,my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER
Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born
I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on
So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain
I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere
The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair
The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!
And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone
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I'll bet the same cemetery is set up twice under different names.
Added by SteveZ on May 17, 2013 7:43 PM
|SteveZ||RE: William Connell|
I just searched at ancestry.com and he is listed in U.S. Veterans Gravesites. It says Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Greenville, MO 63944. I would contact the people who made the other memorial and ask them if they're sure about what cemetery they took the pictures in :/
I think it's unlikely that he was moved.
Added by SteveZ on May 17, 2013 7:36 PM
|Becky Krueger||Martha Iva Cook Duncan|
Would you please link Martha Cook Duncan, # 53485833 to her parents:
George Washington Cook # 43937497
Margaret Ann Miller Cook # 43937469
Ivy Duncan is my grand aunt.
Thanks a lot! And thanks for all the work you have done!
|E. Stephens||Maggie M Stephens|
I am near tears right now knowing that someone was finally able to get out to Harris Ridge and clean it up to record the graves. My great-grandmother Maggie M Stephens is buried there. About 5 years ago I made a trip out there while visiting family who live in the area. We were unable to get to it because it was overgrown and unkept. I was never able to make another trip out. I can't begin to express my gratitude. Thank you so much.
Erica Stephens Tomlin
etomlin41610 at gmail dot com
|Patty Paterson||John Rushin|
Thanks so much for helping me with my tree!
|Brian Greeno||Issac and Caroline Pennington Stones|
Thank you StoneSeeker for taking these headstone photos.
|seedsofcuriousity||Audrey Earnest Pennington|
|seedsofcuriousity||George B Wisdom II|
|Jo||Thank you so much!|
WOW! Thank you for the great headstone photo for Caleb I Blagg and Mary Jane (Petree) Blagg. I can't tell you how very much I appreciate your Help, kindness and true "labor of love." And a huge thank you for all of your contributions! All the best - JoAnne
Added by Jo on Feb 20, 2013 3:05 PM
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