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k watts (#47277608)
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Bio Photo The Story Tellers: We are the chosen ones.

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My feelings are that 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.
To me, 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. How many graves have I stood before 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 bones 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 they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. 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 them and they are us.
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 their 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 put flesh on the bones.

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annette gipson collett
your biographical article
I have read your article that you wrote about geneology and why you do this. I just wanted to say it is really good, and so true.I agree and also believe that there is a family member that is chosen for the task of researching and recording the history of our family members. It seems there is no rest to one that fills this position until the story's are brought about. Thank You for the article.
Added by annette gipson collett on Jun 19, 2015 11:17 AM
FAG Memorial # 40571557
Please remove photo you have attached to this memorial. It is not a photo depicting the headstone of Rebecca Elizabeth Boone McCrary. Thank you for making this correction.
Added by Myra on Sep 03, 2013 8:49 AM
FAG Memorial 29801856
Arminda Ferrell Young, can you delete the tombstone photo from her memorial, it is the wrong person.
Added by Melody on Feb 19, 2013 2:11 PM
Tim McDaniel
FAG MEMORIAL #40571557
Can you delete grave picture on above memorial? The memorial is for Mrs. R.E. McCrary, but the picture is that of the gravestone of Rebecca Lashley.
Added by Tim McDaniel on Mar 24, 2012 8:36 PM
Billy Harvel
Andrew Swann
Thank you for the photos of Andrew and Nancy Swann's headstones @ Ebenezer Cemetery.
Added by Billy Harvel on Feb 20, 2012 3:48 AM
Shelley Norton
Another tidbit
My grandfather William Lee Robertson was named after his grandfather in your pictures.
Added by Shelley Norton on Nov 16, 2011 11:04 PM
Shelley Norton
I have found the names on your site. Thanks...if you would like my pictures of Lumis and his brother let me know.

Added by Shelley Norton on Nov 16, 2011 11:01 PM
Shelley Norton
William Robertson
William Robertson buried in Ebenezer cemetary is the father of my g-grandfather Lummis or Loomus Robertson buried in commanche county..I would love to ask for the identifications in the family picture you posted. I have pictures of Loomis and his brother Icould share with you.I also have pictures of his wife Mary Ann Clemintine Gray also of Clay county.

I would love any help you could give me.

Shelley Norton
San Angelo, Texas
Added by Shelley Norton on Nov 16, 2011 10:53 PM
Joyce Rye Kasberg
Old Connections
Hi, Kaye!!
Remember me from the Robertson-Ashcraft family research Clay County Ala-Texas connections??
Contact me via e-mail if you like.
I got some questions to ask you. Also will check out your web-site.
Thanks, Joyce
Added by Joyce Rye Kasberg on Nov 07, 2011 8:20 AM
Ann Rorabaugh
Photo for Mrs. R. E. McCrary
Photo does not match info given in memorial.
Added by Ann Rorabaugh on Oct 04, 2011 2:52 PM
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