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CL Hileman (#47502760)
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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 storytellers 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach.

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 they and they are the sum of who we are. 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 my 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 restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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Michelle Adams
RE: John Bottorff
Thanks for the suggestion. I don't do much on findagrave but do like to add info and pictures when I can although I have noticed that some people are rather judgmental when it comes to adding information. I am always of the opinion more is better then less.
Added by Michelle Adams on Jul 06, 2015 1:24 PM
On the memorial for Silas C Jones, you stated that you were "~1st cousin 3x removed~." I am also his 1st cousin 3x removed. If you would like to know about the genealogy I have put together, please contact me at Thank you, Ron Setzer
Added by PapaSetzer on Jun 29, 2015 2:50 PM
Gerald Whelpley
Nancy (Davis) Hileman
Thanks for the bio. If there are any Hileman's that I have and you would like transferred let me know.

Gerald Whelpley
Added by Gerald Whelpley on Jun 22, 2015 12:22 PM
Cardinals Fan
RE: Annnie Hubbard
You're welcome. I'm always glad to help. Thank you as well.
Added by Cardinals Fan on Jun 12, 2015 12:18 PM
John Massey
RE: Catharine Barrier Massy and Jacob
Catharine Barrier Massy is burried in Mount Moriah Cemetery along with her daughter who married a Stogsdill. Jacob "Jac" Massy is buried in Montgomery County Kentucky on the farm of John Allen. Jacob Massey/ Massy's grave has not been found by the Massy/ Massey family as of date. The memorial should be changed to show he is buried in Montgomery Co. Kentucky on the farm of John Allen who owned several pieces of property in that area at the time of Jac's death.
Added by John Massey on Jun 11, 2015 7:01 AM
RE: Dexter Earl Wisener
Thank You! Any corrections are always appreciated!
Added by Rose on May 01, 2015 11:17 AM
RE: Parker/Rogers
You are quite welcome. I found Midgette at Forest Lawn. However, it needs to be brushed off and I did not have my brush with me the other day. Looks like little 'stuff' growing on them. Hope to get back out there this week if it does not rain.

Added by Dottie on Apr 29, 2015 5:52 PM
Hester Kindred Hicks
Hester Hicks was married to my cousin, Floyd Hicks. Dad and Floyd ran around together in their younger years and before their deaths. His mother was my Grandfather's sister. If you want to add or delete something on her bio, I will be glad to do so.
Added by wanda on Apr 20, 2015 6:05 AM
Oak Hill Lot 533
Cemetery records indicate Parker owned space 3 and Lola Rogers owned the other 3 spaces. Parker and Rogers are the only two listed as interred there.

Added by Dottie on Feb 16, 2015 9:16 AM
Larry & Edie Doepel
RE: Merry Christmas - Happy New Year
Thank you so very much! I pray for God's blessings on you and your family all through next year. May He hold you close, and keep you all safe in His arms.

I would probably say that the Jellico authority on the history of that town would be the librarian of Jellico, Mark Tidwell. You can reach him by phone at 423-784-7488. There is a museum just north of the library that may be interested in what you have.

Many kind regards,

Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Dec 28, 2014 6:28 AM
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