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Virginia 'Ginni' Wright (#47274024)
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Bio Photo Being partially retired, I find myself with more time on my hands and a desire to do more research for our ancestors in our large family. I felt the need to carry on the works of an aunt, Mary Hester Enlow McCubbin memorial # 70405630, who started her journey nearly 60 years ago. I have followed the paths she marked and hope to contribute and complete our family history for my family, siblings, and cousins. Her work was done by foot, tracing our ancestors through family records, court records, census and tax records and other descendants of our lines. I hope to complete what she started so many years ago and find our ancestors, many of which, I never knew; tell their story and leave their footprints for my children and grandchildren to follow.

My journey started in 1987 before the death of my mother who helped me by providing names and dates of family members to create my starting point. Back then, the internet was in infancy and not much was available online, so I took the documents left to me to sort through and begin my journey. Today, we've come a long way, and I am proud to be among other genealogist who love to tell the stories of the pioneers in our and others' family history.

Now, I find myself searching, matching and sorting through thousands of records, old publications, old family pictures and notes putting life into the faded, torn and tattered pages of my aunts research. I know my mom and my aunt smile upon me knowing I took the challenge to carry on her work.

I ran across an article which says so much for what we do and I will share, in part with you:

"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 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." by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."

I enjoy what I do. I have moments of excitement paired with moments of silence and sorrow, but my quest is to continue my journey, and complete my task of love.

I was born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky; returned to my birthplace in 1996 until 2011 then moved back to Louisville after 17 years in Bardstown. I have personally transcribed all the burials at First Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky and have provided pictures of headstones where none were present before. This information has been uploaded on Find-A-Grave to be share with other families, researchers, and genealogist. I am still a member of the church as were many of my ancestors and have served on the Cemetery Committee as well as several other positions with the church. I will keep this cemetery updated along with photos of monuments as they are placed.

Names in my research which are significant to me are: BARNES, BRUCE, ENLOW, GREENWELL,KENDALL, LARUE, SWANGO, WATSON, and WRIGHT.

Thanks for visiting, and thank you for using Find-A-Grave, the first Memorial site online.

Last but not least, if any memorial I have uploaded is a direct relative, and not a direct relationship of mine, I would be happy to transfer the memorial to you for management; following the guidelines of Find A Grave. Just contact me through the Edit tab on the memorial and I will be happy to transfer it to you.

If you'd like a copy of a picture I have posted to a memorial, simply copy and paste. I ask only that you give me credit for the photo/s...Ginni Wright # 47274024 at Find-A-Grave has given me permission to use this photo in my family tree.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy your journey! There's still so much to uncover and explore.

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Larry E. Barnes
Chester Barnes and wife
Hi, I've transferred these memorials to you. By the way, what is Chester's line? I never had him linked to his parents. Chester certainly died young. Let me know if there are others there you want. I really like seeing these people linked to their relatives, spouses.
I entered the memorial for Hazel Sorrell just the other day at Cedar Creek. I met her (briefly) when I stopped by to see Lucille Seigrist in 2001. We first went to Bowman Cemetery though I can't remember whether it was an interest in James and Mildred Barnes or what. I now see that Hazel was a Culver and her mother was a Bowman. I'd like to link Hazel to her parents so I've sent a letter to her daughter, but I'm not sure of her address. All the while I forgot about you being right there. I don't find memorials for Hazel's parents. I list their names on her page - I think it's John and Maggie Bowman Culver.
Speaking of Bowman Cemetery, I've never figured where that James Barnes belongs in the family. I show on James' page that Elijah lists his son James B. Barnes in his will to inherit land on which he was then living in Larue County. In 1850, James B. Barnes, born about 1805, and wife Mary, born on Scotland are in Larue Co. At a quick glance that seems fit the son Elijah mentioned, not the James born 1798 that married Mildred Berry. Though Samuel's marriage date may be not quite right, I think Samuel is the father of James, born in 1798, and buried at Bowman Cemetery. I sure wish we could find more family Bibles with names and dates.
Another mystery is where are Reason and Phebe Dunn Barnes buried? In an 1896 Nelson Co. newsletter mentioning his son Robert, Reason is alive, but not shown in the 1900 census. Phebe is supposedly in the 1900 census. Reason's name is on the plaque at Cedar Creek Church with his cousin Gideon Barnes (died 1864) as being members of the building committee. Ironically, one or both could be buried at Cedar Creek. Unless someone has family Bible notes, Gideon and his wife's place of burial is probably gone, but Reason and Phebe are certainly a solvable mystery, since they died in modern times.
Added by Larry E. Barnes on Jul 30, 2015 2:26 PM
Sandra Lytch
Joseph Harve Ross, Samuel Ross, etc.
Hi Ginni, Well...I've found out a lot since I last spoke to you. I believe we are cousins, by the way. Samuel Ross was Joseph Harve Ross' youngest son. I have finally established the lineage to this Ross family, and believe me, it wasn't easy. Because of their relationship to Col. James Rogers who built the Roger's Fort, I was finally able to concretely say that Lord Francis Ross was Joseph Harve Ross great grandfather. Joseph Ross' Uncle James Ross listed a Matthew Rogers in his will and as his close friend. Matthew Rogers' son was Col. James Rogers. I have also received information online from "Descendants of Lord Francis Ross" written by Charles Brashear. After thinking that Joseph Harve Ross' father was a James Ross, brother to George Ross; signer of the Declaration of Independence, it is nice to now finally have the correct information. Have a nice weekend. - Sandra Lytch
Added by Sandra Lytch on Jun 13, 2015 9:44 AM
Sandra Lytch
Abell Cemetery
It has been a long time since we spoke. Thank you again for the photo of the Abell Cemetery showing how over grown it is. It is a shame that it is so over grown, as the Joseph Harvey Ross who is supposed to be in amongst these trees was the son to Lt. Colonel James Ross who was brother to George Ross; signer of the Declaration of Independence. I am attempting to make this connection much stronger than what I have, but will post some more info on find a grave soon. It is possible that Joseph Harve Ross was in the revolutionary war in Pennsylvania as his father was. Thanks again, Virginia.
Added by Sandra Lytch on Apr 10, 2015 10:59 AM
Tammy McCool
Re: Anna Josephine Bryson Veely
I am the daughter of Walter Mertz, Wally's twin brother. I had never heard the story of Uncle Wally going to an orphanage. Dad always talked like they grew up together. In regards to Anna Josephine, she married again to a Christopher Schafer. They lived just outside Louisville somewhere on a farm. Anna died in 1949 and is buried at Resthaven Cemetery in Louisville. She never lost contact with her children. Dad was with her when she died. Hope this helps. If you have any other info I would love to hear it. Oh, I spoke to Joyce Mertz , the widow of James Edward, dad's brother and she said she thought Anna's parents came from Mississippi. I have searched and searched and can not find any info on her prior to being adopted by the Veelys. I would love to know more.
Tammy Mertz McCool
Added by Tammy McCool on Mar 10, 2015 10:36 PM
Robin Coots
Garner Ray Swango
Thank you for updating his info!
Added by Robin Coots on Feb 04, 2015 11:38 PM
Robin Coots
Garner Ray Swango
My name is Robin Renee Swango Coots. In your disciption about Garner some of your facts were wrong. Garner was indeed married to Eddie Ernestine Welch (my Mother) and from that marriage they have one daughter(myself). I was born May 19, 1969 and was raised by my maternal grandparents Edward and Ruth Welch. I am hoping your listed e-mail is still good as I would love to talk with you. Garner now has 4 grand children one of which is deceased and listed on this site.(Rebecca Joyce Scudder)He also has 1 great grand daughter. Thank you, Robin
Added by Robin Coots on Jan 27, 2015 10:48 PM
RE: Mary Catherine Harrell Barnes
Thank you for transferring Katie's memorial to me! Oh yes, close is how I will keep her, she was so much fun to be around :)
Added by Lori on Apr 28, 2014 7:58 PM
Bill Cheatham
Brothers Family
Ginni - Thank you for all your help on the links for this family. Eventually I will try to link them all back to James E. Brothers and his wife Sallie Etta Hahn. Sallie's grandmother Elizabeth Louisa Calvert was the sister of my gg-grandmother Emily Calvert. I'm currently working on the descendants of Elizabeth Louisa Calvert Hahn. Best regards - Bill C.
Added by Bill Cheatham on Aug 21, 2013 12:16 PM
Sharon Collins
Frank B Delph
Dear Ginni,
I think Frank is my biological grandfather. I have my mother's birth certificate with Frank Delph(Father) and Obie Mullins(mother) listed.
My mother was Martha Lee Delph born Feb. 06, 1922.
She told me that she had step brothers and sisiters. Would love to find out if this is the same Frank Delph.Have some great pictures of Frank and others I would love to send to you.
Sharon Collins
Added by Sharon Collins on Jun 20, 2013 11:52 AM
RE: John Kendall Family - Union Cemetery
Hi Ginni,

Glad to have helped. It was fun. On my photos, please include "used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave" in the caption. You will always know where to find me and maybe I can help you again!
Added by Chip5610 on Jun 02, 2013 10:51 AM
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