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Shirley Burks Wells (#46511681)
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Bio Photo BEATITUDES OF THE FAMILY GENEALOGIST

Blessed are the great grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters, for they tell the story of their time.

Blessed are all the grandfathers who filed every legal document, for this provides proof.

Blessed are grandmothers who preserve family Bibles and diaries, for this is our heritage.

Blessed are father who elect officials that answer letter of inquiry, for some, this is their only link to the past.

Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends to the family, for one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets with extra data, for them we owe the family history.

Blessed is any family whose members strive for the preservation of records, for theirs is a labour of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say, "Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."
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Renee Shelfer
Alford
I am an Alford and looking for information or connections connections.
Renee
Added by Renee Shelfer on Jun 11, 2017 8:49 AM
Nancy
S.R. Finklea / S.R. Finklea Sr.
Hello, I've been connecting the dots on my Meeks family. My g'mother's twin sister Effie Mae Meeks married John Hanna Finklea, son of S. R. Finklea (1833 - 1910) & Louisiana Spiller Finklea (1866 - 1961) - which doesn't mesh with the note left on the memorial for S.R. Finklea - where S.R. md(1) to Louisiana Spillers & (2) to Carrie Lee Spillers. So, I looked for more info via google. - - - I don't know how one Barbara J. Frost connects to the Finkleas & Spillers, but here's that family info. on her website: http://beejay1.tripod.com/pafg386.htm - - - Can you give me more info / source? Thanks, much appreciated.
Added by Nancy on May 13, 2017 3:01 PM
Pat Carter
Hi Mrs. Shirley
Tell me again what you wanted me to know
Added by Pat Carter on Apr 29, 2017 11:47 PM
Cherie Gardner Rawlings
Lula M Thomas
FHL-SLC 976.3 B2gr Vol 13-14 Louisiana Genealogical Register Vol 14 Sep 1967 p43 Cook Cemetery submitted by Mrs Melvin B Short Monroe, LA who wrote: Born 8 JUNE 1887...if you live close it might be worthwhile taking a look since I cannot tell from the pic.
Thank you very much for all your hard work!
Added by Cherie Gardner Rawlings on Apr 19, 2017 6:58 PM
Cherie Gardner Rawlings
Lou Jones and Johnnie should be Bonner
according to this source:
FHL-SLC 976.3 B2gr Vol 13-14 Louisiana Genealogical Register Vol 14 Sep 1967 p43 Cook Cemetery submitted by Mrs Melvin B Short Monroe, LA who wrote: The following are all on one headstone, in one grave: Memory of Johnnie, born 7 Jan 1868, died 20 Jan 1869; Lou Jones, born 11 May 1869, died 23 May 1869; and 2 unnamed infants, children of Dr. William and Louisa Bonner.
Added by Cherie Gardner Rawlings on Apr 19, 2017 6:52 PM
Mike Teague
Nancy Peradine Sexton Teague
Could someone tell me the ancestry of Nancy Teague Find A Grave 16717197. There is a daughter of William M Teague named Nancy Teague who married John Goodnight I believe who later died around 1930 or 1940. Could this Nancy be the same Nancy?
Added by Mike Teague on Feb 13, 2017 5:00 PM
S T :)
Thank you for your lovely work
and also what a lovely "Blessed" message you gave!

Wishing you also blessings~
Added by S T :) on Jan 25, 2017 8:31 PM
Al Robinson
Cottons, Bennett, Colemans, Myers and Ballards
My name is Al Robinson and I am a descendant to all of the names listed above. Mostly from Louisiana and Georgia. Contact me if you think we have a mutual interest.
Added by Al Robinson on Jan 10, 2017 10:56 AM
Debbie Z*~
Burks
Hi Shirley,

I don't think I have ever introduced myself so thought I would do so now. My line is...

William Burks Sr

Elisha Burks & Patience Dunston

George Abner Burks & Nancy Mobley

William Henry Burks & Rachel Elizabeth Cates

Samuel Walter Burks & Minnie A Stephens

Rachel Elizabeth Burks Sizemore, my maternal grandmother.

I've linked all my ancestors up George Abner. I know Elisha & Patience died in Henry Co GA but I'm not sure when or where they might be buried. My best guess would be that they rest on old family property.

You can find links to my ancestors, and many photos of them, by clicking on the links on my bio page.

Best regards,
Debbie
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Jan 03, 2017 2:21 PM
K Wrenn
Hardy Lewter Burial site Chatham Co NC
I have added an address and GPS co-ordinates for the location of Rev. War soldier, Hardy Lewter's burial site. Find A Grave Memorial# 10478895.

John Burns (another serious Lewter researcher and author) and I located the site a number of years ago. We knew the general location and I tracked the boundaries of Hardy's land and identified the location of the cemetery by talking to locals who remembered where the cemetery was. The cemetery was plowed over for farming many years ago, but after a thorough search in the tree line surrounding the area, we located a gravestone that had H. Lewter scratched into it's surface.

Kim Wrenn
Durham NC
Added by K Wrenn on Jan 02, 2017 4:53 PM
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