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Kelly Loveall (#47407283)
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For many years I've been a genealogy nut and random acts of kindness throughout the years, people have taken photos of my ancestors. When I discovered this site I wanted to pay it forward. I live in Alachua County Florida and can help in this county and could possibly venture beyond if asked. I saw this poem on another's website and loved it.

THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other 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.


DEAR ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder as you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
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Barbara Wilson Krause
Mather (Mayther) Clark Tombstone
Kelly, Would you be so kind to delete the tombstone since I have added a better one which can be read a little better. Thanks for your kind deed.
Added by Barbara Wilson Krause on Jan 16, 2014 6:32 AM
Barbara Wilson Krause
Mather (Mayther) Clark Tombstone
Kelly, Would you be so kind to delete the tombstone since I have added a better one which can be read a little better. Thanks for your kind deed.
Added by Barbara Wilson Krause on Jan 16, 2014 6:31 AM
amy kolan
loren and elizabeth loomis
i do not believe they are buried in ohio. i think they are in the east. connecticut/mass/ posibly in maryland. i would love to know if if find them ggggg-grandparents. amy loomis kolan
Added by amy kolan on Oct 05, 2011 8:12 AM
Debbie Hime
MONDS
I GUESS THAT WAS THE EASIEST ONE TO DO,SHE DOES HAVE A DAUGHTER I HAD TALKED TO YEARS AGO TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE THAT IS KIN TO MY GRANDFATHER, BUT SHE DIDN'T KNOW ANY THING.THANKS AGAIN DEBBIE
Added by Debbie Hime on Oct 01, 2011 5:09 PM
Debbie Hime
Monds
Thank you very much Debbie
Added by Debbie Hime on Oct 01, 2011 9:47 AM
DeanD
Loren Loomis Photo Request
Hi Kelly,

Is it possible that Loren Loomis may be listed on another persons marker? With a death date of 1802 he is not buried at Scotch Ridge. There was no settlement in the area until the early 1830s.
Added by DeanD on Aug 20, 2011 2:50 PM
Cherie
Thoms Fitzgerald
I am not any relation. This is a small cemetery at a country crossroad not far from where I live. I just photographed the whole cemetery and confirmed the stones that were buried too deep to see with the DAR book at the local genealogy library. I am glad that you made a connnection, always a good day when that happens. =)
Added by Cherie on Aug 11, 2011 8:43 PM
Kayleigh
Edward Hancox
I noticed you left a message on his memorial listing him as your 7th great grandfather. He is my 6th great grandfather. :) Hello from a distant cousin!
Added by Kayleigh on Aug 11, 2011 3:16 PM
Texas Salzburger
RE: Photo Req. for Edward and Emily Heidt
Hi Kelly. Will definitely check on that. Left a message for the Church Pastor to check on that end. Emily passed in 1928, in the middle of when the other six in the family are buried there, so will be really surprised if she's not there, and that indicate she's somewhere else with Edward and not sure where that would be. Just have to keep looking. Thanks for your help.
Added by Texas Salzburger on Feb 08, 2011 4:55 PM
Texas Salzburger
Photo Req. for Edward and Emily Heidt
Kelly, so sorry you made that trip and they're not there. We'll do some checking. Their granddaughter and neice were positive they were there with some other family we have documented. Very weird. Will have to check further. Thank you for trying. Very sorry they were not there to be found.
Added by Texas Salzburger on Feb 07, 2011 11:10 AM
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