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ButterflyGirl (#48029050)
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Bio Photo I've been a part time researcher for a few years. Still working for a living, so still a part time researcher, although I have more time to devote to research these days than I ever used to have. Learning more each year about how and where to search. I really appreciate the help I've been given by more seasoned researchers and I want to give back to others. So I've joined this site and will do my best to help others.

😢I am sorry to have to add this note to my page, but due to some of the really hateful communications I've received lately, I am adding this notice. * * * * Any defensive or demanding messages about a memorial is not acceptable communication and will be dismissed. I do the very best I can to maintain accurate records and there's just no excuse for rude behavior.

TRANSFERS: I will transfer memorials within the Find A Grave four-generation rule. While I do believe memorials best belong with family members, I may in some cases choose to retain them. In those instances, I will be happy to add additional information or links. Certainly, I will not transfer my own relatives except in very rare instances.

REQUESTING TRANSFERS: Use the "Edit" button; I will not respond to email transfer requests. This helps ensure accuracy. Please do not request multiple transfers in one message; one person per request. Do not send requests like "transfer all Smiths in this cemetery". To comply with transfer policy, you must fully explain your relationship to the individual. You must include your Find A Grave name and contributor number.

Please use the edit button to contact me with any information you want added to a memorial that I manage. I almost always take the time to research and verify, so if you've asked me to link memorials and don't see it linked right away, that's why. If you have documentation to verify relationships, please mention that to help reduce my research time. I appreciate each one of you who do so much to keep accurate records here on findagrave.


We are the rememberers,
the people left behind...
to keep the ones who've gone from us
alive in heart and mind.

The people left to cherish
and preserve a legacy....
Yes, we are the rememberers
and we will always be.

We are the chosen.
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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Messages left for ButterflyGirl (91)[Leave Message]
Elsie Gambrel
RE: Hubert
Don't know what happened. I received message saying it had been declined. Actually I had never used the edit function on someone else's memorial. Didn't know you could. Will inform you in the future and let you make changes, as it should be.
Added by Elsie Gambrel on Apr 14, 2014 6:54 AM
Elsie Gambrel
RE: Hubert Lee
From information provided to me George is his father and Susie is his mother.
Added by Elsie Gambrel on Apr 13, 2014 6:47 AM
Leah Savage
Moss cemetry
Thank you for making all the family connections I requested.
Added by Leah Savage on Mar 31, 2014 4:52 AM
William Roha
RE: Mrs C.O. Allen
No confusion if you add the prefix field as FindAGrave intends.
Added by William Roha on Mar 20, 2014 7:43 AM
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Eads-Denton memorial
I have attached Laura Denton to her husband. Thank you for the information.

I read that you have taken over memorials for this cemetery to help. If you want to, I am MORE than happy to take any MOSS, CLANCY and connected memorials to help you. They are all my direct family and family siblings. I have just been having a hard time finding their final resting places.


Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Added by Carolyn Leverich Atkinson on Mar 05, 2014 1:05 PM
RE: Johnson Everett
Thanks so much - greatly appreciate!
Added by macmadam on Mar 04, 2014 9:11 PM
Devie Herring Dolphay
Clifford E Nottingham
Thank you for the excellent quality headstone photo for Clifford E Nottingham.
Added by Devie Herring Dolphay on Feb 24, 2014 8:34 AM
Devie Herring Dolphay
George L Nottingham
The headstone posted for George L Nottingham 1863-1940 is not correct. It is a headstone for his mother and father. Could you please try again. I would be very grateful.
Added by Devie Herring Dolphay on Feb 24, 2014 8:29 AM
Dan Curd
Harvey and Betty Curd
Thank you for this photo!
Added by Dan Curd on Feb 12, 2014 5:37 PM
Dan Curd
Harvey and Betty Curd
Thank you for this photo!
Added by Dan Curd on Feb 12, 2014 5:37 PM
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