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Christy Cole (#48237924)
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Sharon Penny Henry
RE: New cousins!!!
Hi Christy,
I know how you feel about meeting relations that you've never met. I had the same experiences doing Ancestry and Find A Grave.
I told Steve about you last night, but at the time I wasn't sure that you were directly related or how. Now I can tell him that you are!
I returned an email to you and gave you some names, etc.
I don't know if I've seen the newspaper article or not. We have a copy of a newspaper article about G.W. and his wife Aurelia, but I don't recall where I got it. It might or might not be the same one that you have, I'd like to see the one you have if you don't mind emailing it. I think what I have may have been something that I got from Steve's mother. It had been copied to regular paper. I keep everything like that, that I can get my hands on. I have all kinds of stuff in acid-free sleeves (look like plastic, but aren't) that go in a notebook. I have 5 inch thick notebooks with family tree stuff for the the Henry's, the Alexanders (Steve's mother's side), my father's side (both parents), and my mother's paternal side (I can't find a thing on her mother's side, past my mother's grandparents).
If you wouldn't mind emailing it to me, I really appreciate it. I copy everything I can find about any of our families, regardless of where I find it. Lol!
I've found a lot on Find A Grave, and I've also contributed a lot of info to it. Although I couldn't exactly be considered a "graver." I don't go to cemeteries and take photos of all of the headstones, I just go to specific cemeteries and take photos of my own relatives and then submit them to Find A Grave.
I always try to find ancestors/family members on Find A Grave and then post the Find A Grave number on their individual pages on Ancestry. Doubtless, most Ancestry people don't have a clue what they represent, even though it is plainly written: Find A Grave #--------.

I have one notebook almost totally full on my mother and it is only as far back as my great grandfather and his immediate family. Lol! He had a public life for a while before moving to Texas. He was an officer in the Confederate army and then was elected as a State Representative after the war (he was in Alabama), and most of his brothers were also soldiers in the Civil war. A very interesting family.
Ancestry keeps me pretty busy, especially since I'm doing Steve's and my family.

No, I'm sorry, neither one of us do Facebook anymore. Both of us did at one time, until we realized how intrusive it is into one's private life. Everyone can see what is posted there and there are a lot of not-so-honest people who could steal one's identity in a heartbeat from what they learn on it. It would be extremely easy to get one's S.S. number and all kinds of other things just from the information given on a person there. On Facebook they could know when people are not going to be at home, and when they'll be back, etc. Home break-in time for some creep. Something happened (I don't recall what it was) that clued me in to what could happen, and it really creeped me out.

You said you live in McAlester, right? I have been trying to get a photo of my father-in-law's headstone for months and haven't gotten a response. He is not buried in McAlester, though. Do you know anyone who lives in Okmulgee who does this sort of thing? He is buried in Okmulgee cemetery. I know he is buried there because I attended his funeral, so, I assigned a number to him, but haven't gotten anyone to take a photo for me yet. Someone took a photo of the Cemetery sign, but no headstone photo. I guess I'll have to go there and do it myself the next time we go visit Steve's mother in McAlester.
(I think I mentioned to you that we live in Texas. We live in the WORST part of Texas...the Panhandle. We'll be so GLAD to be able to get out of here! If we liked where we are living Steve would probably work a few more years before retiring, but since we don't like it here, we'll be moving as soon as we can. Lol!)

It has taken me several hours to write this email. We are having new kitchen counter tops and a new counter top for the master bath delivered in the morning, and I have had to stop every few minutes because Steve keeps yelling, "Can you come here a minute?" Lol! He has been disconnecting the sink faucets and drains. You know how men are, they never think something through and plan what they are going to need, they just jump in with both feet and start doing it. Lol! He's an electronics guy, not a plumber, but he doesn't want to pay one for doing it. Lol!
Now he's asking me how to soak these nasty drain pipes (he has them in a bucket). Lol! I told him to take them outside and put some liquid soap in the bucket and fill it with water. Lol! Men are always little boys, aren't they? Lol! Of course then he wants to know where the liquid soap is. Lol! Right where it has been for the last 30 years. Lol! I bet that sounds familiar, doesn't it? Lol!
Well, at least there is another bath room which isn't scattered all over the place. Lol! There is a toilet and two working sinks in there. Lol!
I'll be sooooo glad when we get finished with this! We have been updating the bathrooms and kitchen as much as possible to make the house more sellable. We have put new carpet in half of the house and Steve scheduled someone to put it in the other rooms, too. We've put new ceramic tile in the kitchen, dining room and entry, and both bathrooms. We've put in new light fixtures in every room except one hall, and I'm going to do that, too. We still have a couple or bedrooms and a hall to paint, but that won't be difficult.
I don't know how it looks to people who've never been in it, but it certainly looks better than it did. Lol!
Good to meet a previously unknown relative!
Sharon (wife of Stephen D. Henry)
Added by Sharon Penny Henry on Sep 23, 2013 11:36 PM
Sharon Penny Henry
George Washington Henry
Hi Christy,
George Washington Henry #18336598 was my husband's 2x great grandfather. My hub's great grandfather was Phillip Henry #25012100 and his father was I.D. "Dee" Henry Find A Grave #114239351.
We met in Oklahoma, but haved lived in Texas for 30 years +/-.
You guys are apparently cousins a couple of times removed. Have you ever met?
Sharon

Added by Sharon Penny Henry on Sep 22, 2013 8:33 PM
 

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