|Barbara Bland (#47163258)|
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I've been researching my families for 30+ years and owe gratitude to the gravers here who've memorialized my people before I even knew where to look for them. My families: Bland, Graham, Wise, Hanson, Von Inse/Ince, Randolph, Bolling, Padfield, Hill, Tadlock, Bacon, Cocke, Jones, Poythress, Houston, Rice, Peeler, Allgood, Brown, Rumfelt, Marly/Marley, Patrick, Mashburn, Johnston, Brown, Wetherington, Taulbee, Armstrong, Lockhart, Campbell.|
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This verse is mine, dedicated to my Bill, to gravers everywhere, especially to DPlus9 (#46635247), Buck Ivey (#46557951), Bill's cousin Roanna (#46932997), my cousin Jan (#46607804), my cousin Tunie (#46536984), my cousin Daphne (#46889859)--all cousins discovered through findagrave. If you like my poem, you should see Jan's. Feel free to share my verse and credit my name or not.
My Bill looks red and windblown
As he trundles down the hill.
We seek Mary Bland, the widow, who lies
Buried and is missing still.
Those in the past who'd found her
Six miles from town had said.
No road nor which direction. I ask,
"Where were their heads?"
We've rushed to use the sunlight
And there's snow just past sunset.
The antique shop man has sent us
To these Quakers who lie here yet.
Best do it now while the weeds are low
And before it gets too hot,
And he'd called ahead to the hunt club
So we'd not be shot.
Bill went to do the scouting,
Crossing dales and over berm.
The wind blows cold, cuts to the bone,
And we think I'm too infirm.
"There are so many small ones,"
As his tale he does relate,
"But no sign of Bland in all this land."
Hmmm, is this our fate?
Bill says, "There are so many,
Both looking high and looking low,
They're scattered every which way
To squeeze them in just so.
The markers all lean over
Midst the reeds and midst the thorn.
Some stones peek up just barely
As if they had been shorn."
His knees were groaning loudly
As he stooped to see beneath.
His back was aching badly as…
Oh, dear, "The name was Heath."
He gazes o'er the distance,
Looking tired and looking worn.
He sighs, then cheers, "Next weekend...."
A new "graver" has been born.
Mary Bland is still missing near Disputanta VA and local hunters are helping us to look for her, organized by the local antique store owner. They say they trip over grave stones in the woods all the time.
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A AAA American ..., bob hampton, Brnc, Daphne Lockmane..., David Woody, deegraver, DPlus9, Finding Family, Jan Miller, kfrenfro, Maggie McGinnes..., Marita Edmondso..., Roanna Camden C..., Tim Connor, Tommie Moser Ni..., Trink J., Tunie
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|Trink J.||RE: Theodorick Bland photo|
I always worry that photos are not correctly identified and wish folks would give their sources to double check. I knew YOU'd know. Thanks again and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Added by Trink J. on Nov 05, 2013 12:04 PM
|Dorothy Gaston||Agnes Bland revisited|
You are correct in identifying Jesse Scribner as her husband. I found their marriage record in Macon County, Missouri for 4/30/1870. I've requested that the manager of her site correct her bio and add that link.
|Dorothy Gaston||RE: Agnes Bland Sturdevant|
John E Bland's death record lists the same parents as does Agnes' death record. The index on Ancestry errs in making her father's birthplace Kansas. It should be Kentucky. Beyond that, I have not found anything for their parents. I have found one other sibling: William T Bland born 9/12/1860 in Missouri, died 12/7/1919 in Alton, IL. Married in IL on 7/1/1886 to Leona Scroggins. His death record doesn't even list his parents.
I think the name "Bland" has been misspelled many ways on public records. It wasn't until I had her son's death certificate in hand that I could be certain what her maiden name had been. I've never found her parents on census records, either, which is a bit unusual.
I've never found Agnes' first husband's death record or burial site, either, even knowing that it is likely Alton, IL.
|Dorothy Gaston||Agnes Bland Sturdevant|
I not only linked her son to her, I also linked her husband, JE Studevant II to her.Are you a descendant?
|Kees Vandenberg||RE: Portrait for Elizabeth at #43661543|
Thank you for pointing this out to me. I've removed the photo.
|A AAA American at Find A Grave||TNX|
Dear Barbara Bland,
First Maam so many Bland's are in and from our Virginia. My moms dad , my grandaddy was/is T.Bland Harvey, Sr. you may have seen his photo as it went all over the World in 1969 with his words " ITs GODs WILL!" that was the storms we had and the big hard rtain when it even killed birds in the trees in Nelson County, Va. 22967-9999 yes he even had built the US Post Office etc.. that safe 5 ton washed down Tye River over 5 miles.
On those Cem. Stones..etc..etc my Great Uncle, my Grandaddy Harvey's Brother-In-Law, Hon. E. Floyd Yates, Sr. of Downtown Powhatan, Va. had his first Bill in VA. passed which was the Cem Bill and forbade the plowing and /or destruction of ANY CEM. ! ( Well in Virginia ) he was also the one who saved the Wild Turkey.. no not that glass bottled one..: -))
I saw you list Campbell as well. In Va. , New England, Scotland ?
We have many sides and lines direct.
Please add me as your friend Maam on Find A Grave too.
|Marita Edmondson||Margaret Jane Houston Rice|
I am a great-grand-daughter of Margaret Jane. I have a niece whose name is Barbara Bland. I would like to know how you are related to Margaret Jane. You mentioned that she passed William's bible down to you, or your family. My sister, Pat, has done a lot of research but I don't believe she has your family.
|Trink J.||RE: #49568878 Anne|
So nice to hear from you. Good luck finishing your project. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be great if you cc me on Randy's emails as it would save him from forwarding them. So nice to find another cousin active in working on our lineages. Trink J.
Added by Trink J. on Jul 31, 2012 12:34 PM
|Trink J.||RE: #49568878 Anne|
Hi, Barbara Bland!
Thanks so much for this confirmation and the lead to her obit (found it). Here she is in my brother's extensive (40 years worth) database:
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=randyj2222&id=I12686. Mrs. Frank/Franke is daughter Eliz. Tate Jones, and George is here, too. Nannie is my 2nd cousin 5X removed, and her husband is my 2nd gr-grand uncle. We must be cousins, too. Do you want to try to figure out how? I'd love to. Thanks again, Trinkle Jones
Added by Trink J. on Apr 09, 2012 6:39 PM
LOVE your poem (everyone loves a mystery!) and thanks so much for the "plug"! :)
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