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Texas Tudors (#46931048)
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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.
Wife of Leonard Ross Tudor.
Daughter-in-law of Donald Wayne & Annie Mae (McCann) Tudor, of Uvalde, TX.
Mother of Jason Ryan Fallin of Houston, Harris County, TX.
Daughter of Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill and LeRoy Eugene Frederick.
Step Daughter of Louis Clifford Mancill, formerly of Mobile, Alabama.
Sister of Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean (Hyden), Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie (Vanderford)(Harrod), and Sarah Kay (Moore) Frederick.
Granddaughter of Phyllis Eugenia Adele (Palen) Linderman; formerly of Caledonia, MN, & Harry William Linderman, of Houston, TX; formerly from Dubuque, IA.
Granddaughter of Elizabeth Annie "Bessie" (Mazac) Frederick, from Crosby, TX (formerly Granger, TX); & Charlie F. Frederick, (aka Karel Fredrick) (formerly from Moravia) from Taylor, TX.
Great Granddaughter of Leopold Frank Palen & Besse Leone (Koch) Palen, from Luxembourg; and Jan "John" & Annie Marie "Mary"(Dudika) Mazac, of Moravia.

Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time,
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient roads
On which my father's trod,
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript,
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find,
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.
Author Unknown

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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Waynette Davis
Nice poems
I enjoyed the "sentiment" so well put in the poems you shared.
Added by Waynette Davis on Jul 17, 2017 7:44 PM
Kelly (Strait) Swick
RE: M. A. Herron
Sally, Thank you for forwarding the correction on. Unfortunately, at this time, I do not know where her mother is buried.


Added by Kelly (Strait) Swick on May 01, 2017 9:39 PM
Linda Wiesner
RE: Anna BENA and Antonin Frank Cernosek
Im so glad that my information was helpful to you. Of course you are welcome to share it on familysearch - I would like the family history to be preserved, shared, and remembered. Anna was my g-g-grandmother Frantiska's sister.
Added by Linda Wiesner on Apr 18, 2017 11:18 PM
Rev. Isaac Cantrell
Rev. Isaac Cantrell was my husband's 4th great grandfather. I'm sorry, but I cannot add the middle name of "Thornton" unless you can provide me with a source document with his name listed as Isaac Thornton Cantrell. I have researched the Cantrell history for over 30 years and have many documents but have never seen his name listed as Isaac Thornton Cantrell.

Joyce Qualls
Added by jcq on Apr 10, 2017 4:22 PM
RE: Infant Christ
Added by yellorowz on Apr 07, 2017 8:42 AM
Vonnie L Cantrell
Thank you for your message and for the transfer. Since the Cantrell line is mine and not yours, I will be happy to take any Cantrell memorials you would like to transfer even though I do not collect memorials: I try to correct them.

We are all in this together. I am a direct descendant of both Rev. Isaac Cantrell and his brother, Rev. John Cantrell. I am from Spartanburg, SC, the home of this branch of the Cantrell line for over three centuries. It is understandable that I would have more information on my family than you would just as you have more information on your family than I.

I do thank you for sending the documentation proving that my 4XGGF's birth name was: Isaac Cantrell. Perhaps now we have traced the origination of the illusive "Thornton".

This case illustrates the care we must give to the information posted online and the way that information evolved. The LDS files are so convoluted. At one time, they were considered infallible. Researchers now know, however, that those records are compiled by descendants who may or may not have conducted in-depth research. The same is true of NFS legacy. It is a prime example of GIGO: garbage in - garbage out.

Read the US and International Marriage Records referenced below: it states clearly his birth name: Isaac Cantrell.

It is too bad that you choose to feel "attacked". Dr. Phil has taught me that no one can make me feel a certain way: only I can do that to myself. Now that I realize you are a sensitive soul, I will try to adopt a style less brusque should we need to correspond further and I do enjoy corresponding with dedicated researchers.

I am in the unsettling process of perusing house plans, so can allocate only a limited time to the requests people send me for help on ancestry and Find A Grave and tend jot messages off quickly so I can go on to the next with no thought of "attacking". As someone who has researched almost as long as I, you can relate to the number of descendants who contact me and, in turn, my desire to help each even though I am swamped with other projects.

Again, thank you for the transfer. More importantly, thank you for reminding me of a pertinent source of documentation on Reverend Cantrell. I considered the issue finalized decades ago and have been shocked that we are having to "redo" verticals rather than spend our precious time establishing horizontals.

Vonnie Cantrell
Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Apr 03, 2017 11:05 AM
The Real McCoys
Sebird Rhea
Are we cousins? Sebird is my 3rd great grandfather.
Added by The Real McCoys on Feb 21, 2017 5:52 PM
RE: Mary Walsh

Thank you for the message. I didn't know much about my great aunt's husband either. I always thought he lived in or near Mason City where she was from, but after researching Peter's line, I was surprised to find that he was from Dubuque. Out of curiosity, how is the Palen line connected to this family? Kind regards, Jamie
Added by JFINK on Feb 13, 2017 5:06 AM
Mary Walsh

Thank you for the edits on Peter Haupert & Mary McMenimen Walsh. For Peter's birth date, I changed it back to reflect the headstone & his military headstone application but made a note on his memorial that his Iowa birth record shows 1893 as his birth year. For Mary, her middle name is recorded in my family Bible as Anna. My aunts/uncles have indicated that she was given that name because of her mother's name and that her daughter Anna was named after her. I am wondering if you have another record that my family doesn't know about showing Alice? Are you related to this family? Looking forward to hearing from you. My personal email is if you would like to contact me that way. Kind regards, Jamie
Added by JFINK on Jan 12, 2017 5:37 AM
Craig McCraw
RE: Roy Albert Swayze
Hi Sally,

I'm so SORRY that I haven't gotten back to you re: my duplicate entry of Mr. Swayze!!! I've been "inactive" over the past year+ due to travel & professional issues,... which went on much longer than anticipated. I'm back now and trying to catch up.

I've always tried to be careful to avoid duplicates, but have noticed a few messages on others as well. Not sure how I missed these, but don't doubt it one bit. I'll be glad to delete my entry, but before I do: please take a look to see if there's any information you'd like to copy, transfer, etc. There are a few Notes & Flowers that I'd hate to get lost in the process,... Hopefully they can be preserved/recovered. I'm thinking that they can, but I'm a little rusty on how things work, etc.

I grew up in Eutaw and remember when Roy & Mary began the work on Kirkwood. It was amazing,... and they were wonderful people.

Once again, I apologize for not tending to this earlier.

Added by Craig McCraw on Dec 28, 2016 2:19 AM
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