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DebRob (#47945281)
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We Are The Chosen

My feelings are in each family we are 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.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,

Breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.
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 I am and why 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 they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
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 them and they are us.
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 their 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 put flesh on the bones.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

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Paula Evans
My Family Photos Requests in Southern Illinois.
Hi, I have 1 photo request in at Drake Cemetery, New Burnside, Williamson County, 1 photo request in at Egyptian Memorial Gardens, Energy or Herrin, Williamson County, and I have 2 photos requests in at: Ebenezer Hall Cemetery, Union County and 2 photos requests in at: Anna Cemetery, Union County.

Are you familiar with: Denning Cemetery, Xenia, Clay County, Illinois, too? I have 2 photos requests in it too also.

Are you familiar with: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Orient, Franklin County, Illinois, too? I have 1 photo request in it too also.

Please kindly respond for me asap? Thank-you.
Added by Paula Evans on Aug 12, 2017 2:42 PM
Ken M Hupp
edit for mae baker.
I have confused this mae baker with an ethel mae scott baker in my wifes tree. after sending the edit request I double check and the deaths and children dont jive.
Added by Ken M Hupp on Jun 28, 2017 2:28 PM
RE: Marion London
Sorry it so long to replay the information you need to help is
Marion L London
Mount Zion Cemetery
Franklin County
Illinois, USA
Memorial# 125625951
Added by on Jun 14, 2017 9:35 PM
Gary & Bobbie Biermann
Incorrect spouse for Columbus Williams
We just sent you an edit trying to remove Robert Martin as a spouse to Columbus. Hopefully it will work.
Added by Gary & Bobbie Biermann on Jun 04, 2017 7:27 AM
Nani Robertson
Nicolas Briscoe
Sorry , I put Nathaniel. I meant Nicholas Brisco
Added by Nani Robertson on Apr 30, 2017 7:20 PM
Nani Robertson
Nathaniel Briscoe
Hi,. I have found the stone for Nathaniel. I found and uncover it in a bunch of vines and brush. I am not sure you would this pic posted. There is no cemetery association for the upkeep of it. I do what I can. I can send the picture to you if you email me at Please be sure to put Nathaniel Briscoe in subject. Thanks.
Added by Nani Robertson on Apr 29, 2017 5:19 PM
No Brats in Wisconsin
William L Powell 121180163
Hi, William Lee Powell is my great-grandfather.

If you're not a descendant, would you kindly transfer the memorial to me? I need to make a correction. His grandfather Baxter Powell (1810-abt 1881) is not buried in IL during the Civil War. That's Baxter's nephew, a common mistake. Baxter Powell, father of Mathew, died in Robertson Co TN.

Jo in WI
Added by No Brats in Wisconsin on Apr 10, 2017 3:55 PM
Kaye Harkins McClintock
99552372 Dora Morgan Nolen
Deb, would you be so kind as to add the info below to Doras Bio? Thank you, Kaye Harkins McClintock #47734417

Dora was daughter of Silas and Malinda (Williams) Morgan.

Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Apr 10, 2017 9:19 AM
Kaye Harkins McClintock
99552372 Dora Morgan Nolen
Deb, would you be so kind as to add the info below to Dora's Bio? Thank you, Kaye Harkins McClintock #47734417

Dora was daughter of Silas and Malinda (Williams) Morgan.

Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Apr 10, 2017 9:17 AM
Kaye Harkins McClintock
99679351 Jonas Sujieta
Deb, I sent you some edits on Jonas just recently, did you get them? I hope you are feeling well! Sincerely, Kaye
Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Feb 10, 2017 10:04 AM
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