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Skippersgirl (#47820856)
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Bio Photo I believe everyone deserves to be remembered.

That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies. W. Clement Stone

Simple words on a piece of paper will bring life to any character we choose. The ONLY reason we know about George Washington, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Martin Luther King and other great men, is simply because someone somewhere took the time to put simple words on a piece of paper.

I am reminded of confederate soldier gone for such a long time that his family feared he had perished in the war. One day his wife saw him coming up the road and, "was so happy to see him, she didn't bother to open the gate but jumped the fence and ran to meet him". Thanks to Lisa Franklin and other genealogists , I will always have this vision of my ancestor.

I wish only to remember a life. I do not know all the answers and encourage ANYONE related to add memories, corrections and family connections.

An elderly Uncle has filled my ears with his adventures as a child. Missing information prompted me to begin a "short" search for him. However, I am now hopelessly hooked. The more I dig, the more questions I have.

Family connections are Skipper, Waites, Lucas,Kirkpatrick, Burkett, Jernigan, Craddock, Carter, Franklin, Morrow, Nettles, Slack, Bates, McCoy,Kemp, Marsh, Roe plus many more.

In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, the bridge to our future.
- Laura Plummer Ranville


I am the listener…
As the Elders tell their stories
Of their memories of yesteryear
As if it all happened yesterday.

I am the questioner…
That sparks recollections
Of days gone by
Of lives once lived.

I am the viewer…
Of worn photographs
Of the people and places
Now gone from this world.

I am the writer…
That transcribes the frail voices
Piecing fragments together
As their life's stories unfold.

I am the keeper of the memories they've told

Posted by Yvonne Horton at 8:47 AM
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Holly Childs
RE: Robert C Kemp
I don't know where Robert Kemp is buried, and of course I don't know that this is "the" Robert Kemp. But I don't see another Robert Kemp in other censuses that could be the one in Oregon.

This genealogy stuff is so fun. And so weird. I just found a woman who married her daughter's brother-in-law (daughter's husband's brother). Then she married another daughter's brother-in-law. (Four marriages.) I don't think I can even draw a picture of that one.
Added by Holly Childs on Jan 15, 2016 11:30 PM
Brenda and Charles Bailey
RE: Martha Jane Burkett Hood
Ann, I would like that very much if it isn't any trouble for you, thank you so much!
Added by Brenda and Charles Bailey on Dec 27, 2015 3:15 PM
Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
RE: Eckart transfer
Hi, Well I guess we are related also. Cleo Eckart was married to Royce Bender, Royce's mom was Martha Henne she was my great aunt. My Mom's maiden name is Henne. and Dorothy Eckart was married to Vernon Dockter and Vernon's mom was Maria Henne also my great aunt. Martha and Marie Henne were sister.
Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Dec 17, 2015 7:36 AM
RE: Cynthia Roe
I would love to share data. I helped Hello Miss Mary by finding the children's marriage records in Poinsett Co., AR. I didn't realize they had gone to the bootheel of MO, too. Maybe that's where Cynthia married Daniel; we've never been able to find that record. I have researched Roes and Swindles there but never Marsh. Most of the Roes came down from New Madrid Co., MO, but a few came from Greene Co., AR and TN. Most of the TN Roes that I've researched went to Mississippi Co., AR before continuing west.

I hope to make a stop in the boothill next year. I want to get to Henderson Co., TN to research my 2g grandparents, but I hate pulling my 5th wheel through Memphis. So I usually go through Jonesboro and Paragould and do a little more research there then cross the Mississippi at Haiti, MO. There are some cemetery gravestones I want to photograph there. What county did they travel to in MO?

It might be easier to continue this direct. My email is,
Added by droe on Dec 16, 2015 9:39 AM
RE: Cynthia Roe
Sorry, I just got this message--don't check on my contributor page very often. But to answer your questions:

1. Yes. My 3g and 4g grandfathers were born in MD, but they came to TN around 1800. My 2g grandfather was born in Lincoln Co. but came to Tipton Co. in 1850-51 where he married my 2g grandmother. My g grandfather was born in Tipton Co. He married someone from Fayette Co., and she apparently was visiting home when my grandfather was born. In about 1894-5, they moved to AR. My father was born in Paragould.

2. I only know a few contempories, and we are scattered all over--OK, MO, LA, CO, CA.

3. I have pictures of my father and a couple of my grandfather, but no further back.
Added by droe on Dec 15, 2015 9:50 PM
William G. Latham Jr.
Wonderful Work
I really enjoyed reading your bio. it was really good, wish I could write half as good. I'm sure we can learn more about the Norris family together.
Added by William G. Latham Jr. on Nov 25, 2015 6:21 PM
Loyd Franklin
Thank you so much for the wonderful obit. I gladly add any info I'm given,as it makes a memorial more complete. If he's family,I'll gladly transfer,or if you find extra info for anyone else I've listed, please let me know.
Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Nov 03, 2015 9:18 PM
Holly Childs
Robert C. Kemp
He shows up in Oregon in 1880: Scio,Linn Co, Oregon. Robt. C. Kemp, age 42, divorced, wood carver. Born Mississippi, father NC, mother GA.
Added by Holly Childs on Oct 09, 2015 9:23 AM
RE: Cynthia Charlotte Roe Marsh
Very distantly. Cynthia was my 2nd cousin 2x removed.
Added by droe on Oct 05, 2015 9:33 AM
Thomas & Dorothy Powell
Thanks Ann
Added by CMC on Sep 05, 2015 9:12 AM
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