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Kelly & Connie Byrd (#47428292)
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Bio Photo Connie: Originally from the mid-west, I now make my home in Texas. I've been researching genealogy since 1999 using Family Tree Maker and Ancestry.com since 2007.

Kelly: A Texas native, I am a descendent of Texas pioneers who came with the Empressarios. My mother and her sisters researched our family tree for over 50 years and left a lasting impression on me.

Please visit the memorials of our dearest family members that have gone on: Eugene Allison and Arline Lucille Sullivan Byrd, Kelly's parents and Gilbert Stivers Marshall, Connie's father; and our nephew, Nicholas Paul Marshall.

You are welcome to use, for genealogy, any pictures or information we have added; please be so kind as to credit us for our work as we would you. If you are a relative or even a friend, in most cases we will be happy to transfer a memorial to you. Just ask! We post many memorials for souls unrelated to either of us and always hope someone who loved them will find them and tell their stories.

The way we see it:

Unknown Author: The Story Tellers.....We are the chosen. My feelings are 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 now 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 bone 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.

Happy hunting!


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Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Seth Bradford
Thank you for the edit. Are you related?
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jul 03, 2014 9:21 AM
D. Sjolander
Doris Cain
Thanks for the additional information.

Debbie
Added by D. Sjolander on Apr 10, 2014 9:24 PM
Pamela Johnson Mortensen
Laura Casey Garriot
How gracious of you to transfer Laura to me - thank you very much. She is my grandfather's cousin - one of many - and it would be so much more convenient if everyone had your wonderful philosophy! Pam
Added by Pamela Johnson Mortensen on Apr 10, 2014 4:18 PM
D. Sjolander
Thelma Gore
Thanks for the information.

Debbie
Added by D. Sjolander on Apr 02, 2014 6:13 PM
Janet Buck
RE: Your father's memorial
Thank you so much, I do very much appreciate your kindness.
Added by Janet Buck on Mar 28, 2014 7:51 AM
Bob Walls
Wanda Walls transfer
Thank you very much for the transfer of Wanda Walls.
Added by Bob Walls on Mar 15, 2014 4:26 AM
Kandy Back Agee
Charlie Robertson
Hi Connie,
I just went ahead and transferred Charlie Robertson to you. I am not related. Very interesting info you sent!
Added by Kandy Back Agee on Mar 12, 2014 2:03 PM
Nancy
Virgia Myers
Thank you for the added information! I added it today.
Added by Nancy on Mar 07, 2014 3:47 PM
CJ
Glen Baker
Thanks for the updated photos for Glen. I appreciate your visiting his gravesite. CJ
Added by CJ on Mar 06, 2014 1:05 PM
M W Bencal
Mary Ann Kinney Baker #120668604
Hi Kelly and Connie,

Thank you for the note and letting me know you have taken photos of Mary Ann's headstone on the front and back. The photos are lovely.

I rearranged the photos as you suggested. I saw that a volunteer had posted a photo of the front side of the headstone on 1/12/2014, so what I did was leave her photo first, and second, I put the photo you took of the back side.

Thank you for your kindness.

God Bless,
Maurene
Added by M W Bencal on Mar 06, 2014 7:44 AM
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