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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 her research, 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, Jernigan, Craddock, Franklin, Morrow, Nettles, Slack, Bates, McCoy 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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RE: 126565432 Jack M Spear
Then my mission has been successful! You are very welcome. Have a great week!
Added by Elaine on Aug 19, 2014 9:15 AM
Patricia Dacus
Re: Kemp/Blow/Mann
I have been unable to find any info on your Kemp, Blow and Mann families in The History of Montgomery County. Sorry
Added by Patricia Dacus on Aug 19, 2014 6:50 AM
Donna Hinton Warke
RE: Wimberly cemetery
Thanks Ann, We got that took care of. Thanks for your help.
Added by Donna Hinton Warke on Aug 12, 2014 11:24 AM
Cheryl Falter
RE: Blow Family
I think the main reason she was listed as a Blow in the census was that whoever gave the info probably said "my sister" or daughter and didn't give the married name.

I think I tried to trace Robert Kemp down before he married Mary Ann but didn't come up with anything concrete.

Funny about James having so many wives! I used to feel bad about Mary Ann in the cemetery by herself. I didn't know what happened to James -- I think I maybe was in contact w/Trudy a few years ago?

I don't know much about the Mann family. I did follow Thomas Hendon for abit -- he remarried at least twice??
Added by Cheryl Falter on Aug 06, 2014 11:59 PM
Cheryl Falter
RE: Blow Family
Well, the big thing I have to tell you is something you might not want to know -- Robert Kemp did not die in the Civil War (I do have copies of the pension application Mary Ann completed). I was looking around several years ago and put his name in -- turns out in 1880 he was in Oregon. I have not found him in 1870.
On subsequent censuses he either listed he was divorced or a widower. Right. What really got me is the fact he was in Oregon close to where I grew up -- he remarried, she died in the Oregon State Insane Asylum (Salem) and then he died down near Roseburg -- I'll have to dig dig dig to find the info I found on him. I am pretty positive it's the same Robert Kemp.

I have not followed up that much on the other girls. I'll have to check & see what I have.
My big thing was going on back -- 1700's.

Most of my research I have done in Southampton Co Va where James Gray Blow was from. I have looked at most every record they have :). There's a wonderful website -- that has scanned and put on line most of Southampton County's old records. James' mother's name was Elizabeth Darden, she was daughter of Jethro Darden of Hertford Co NC.
I can take you back further -- on the Blow's.
James' father was Henry Blow, he died ca 1832 or so, his parents were Henry Blow & Mary Kello.
Took me 20 years to find her maiden name. I can take you on back on both of them.

Added by Cheryl Falter on Aug 06, 2014 11:24 PM
Cheryl Falter
Blow Family
Hi Ann, I have been leaving messages for you in different places in hopes that you see one. I can help you with the Blow line, I'm desc. from Clementine Blow & Richard Barrett. I'm happy to find you - I've never come across anyone in 22 years of research that has also been really researching my Blow family.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Added by Cheryl Falter on Aug 06, 2014 10:37 PM
Joe W Tippit Sr
Shepherd appears to be a duplication.

Added by Joe W Tippit Sr on Aug 05, 2014 6:49 PM
RE: Thank you for the momentos
You are very welcome for the flowers on the memorials of your loved ones! I enjoy reading the biographies posted here and remembering those who are no longer with us.

Added by D McK S on Aug 05, 2014 3:45 AM
Felicia W
RE: In search of Kemps
Hi Ann,

I come from a huge family of Kemp's! My Grandpa and Grandma Kemp lived in West Ridge, right across the Pointsett County line in Mississippi County, Arkansas, and we still visit Arkansas almost yearly. My other grandparents are from Marked Tree, in Pointsett County, not far from Trumann.

My Kemp family came from Mississippi as well, and settled in Arkansas between 1920 and 1930. The 1930 census shows my grandfather, Oscar, still at home with his parents in Fletcher, Mississippi County, Arkansas. My great grandfather was Lonnie Kemp.

I haven't run across your grandfather or great grandfather in any of my records yet, but I will be sure to keep an eye out as I continue my research. My Great grandfather Lonnie Kemp had 10 siblings, and while we don't know much about him, Lonnie's father John B. Kemp had 7 siblings. Our Kemp line could cross somewhere!

Added by Felicia W on Aug 05, 2014 3:22 AM
RE: Updates Made
If you come across any of the memorials that I have added that you do have an interest in, please let me know and I will transfer them to you. Otherwise, I will go ahead and hang on to them in case relatives come along wanting management.

Thank you for everything!

Have a peaceful and blessed Sunday!
Added by D McK S on Aug 03, 2014 4:00 AM
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