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Babs Bishop Lawrence (#47119272)
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To any fellow genealogists stopping by...Some of the most peaceful places I've ever been were in the cemeteries I visited. I found a particularly peaceful cemetery near the former community of Rockvale in the southern part of Burnet County, Texas. After years of searching for the final resting place of David Andrew Anderson, my father's great grandfather, I found him in the Rockvale Cemetery! For just a little while I rested under a tree on a small hill not far from my ancestor's grave and the serenity of the place helped me understand why they chose Rockvale. It was a warm, summer day, with a soft wind blowing and my discovery made my visit all that much sweeter. Most genealogists will appreciate what I felt that day.I take the time to say this because of this wonderful website,, that has made it possible to document the death and interment of those people we do not want to forget. I'm so thankful for the people who take the time, use their gas, and energy to find these cemeteries and take pictures of tombstones after they pull the weeds and clean up the headstone so the wording will be visible in the photo. Then they go home and upload all those wonderful photos to, and we all have the opportunity to visit, so to speak, the graves of our ancestors. Thanks to all those generous, giving people like my life long friend Janet Bertram, her sister, Sandra, and mother, Norma, whom, as of this writing, have added and manage almost 7,000 memorials, and have uploaded an unbelievable 17,629 photos!! Please, when you add a photo and/or memorial to your research,don't forget to give credit to these people.They certainly deserve it.I am a native Texan now living in north Alabama and have been researching family history for over 35 years. My research has taken me into the dark, damp, moldy basements of county seats, wonderful libraries, on long unforgettable road trips, and some I'd like to forget (the ones that resulted in a dead end.) The paternal surnames I research are: Bishop, Johnson, Springfield, Langston, Jones, Williams, Rogers, Collins, Lane, Anderson, Haynes, Heron, Boyce, Swan, Chesser, Singleton, Sparks, Dennis, and Bennett (whew!)The surnames I research for my Mom's side of the family are: Qualls, Napier, Vaughan, Carter, Holland, Epperson, Hoflander, Stegner, Bell, Bates, Tinnell, Hubbard, Perrin, Royal, Bouth, Wallas, and Banks. I have had our paternal and maternal DNA tested and will share that with anyone who might be interested. The computer age is wonderful. I have found things in a week that it would have taken me years to find before. Yet, sometimes I miss those wonderful road trips to almost forgotten cemeteries, and, yes, the moldy, dark courthouse basements. Feel free to contact me at and put "genealogy" in the subject line so I won't overlook it. To those just beginning your search, savor each moment, enjoy the ride, and happy hunting! Your descendants will be glad you did.Babs
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Janet Bertram
Messages left for Babs Bishop Law... (8)[Leave Message]
albert qualls
I have 2 pictures that Bessie Qualls passed to me I believe that Albert is in both the photos, however I'm not certain which person is Albert. I have a good idea, I wonder do you have a photo that I could compare to the 2 I have? you can connect with me via email
Added by lilwof on Feb 28, 2013 2:42 PM
Carl Langford
James M. Lane
Do you know if he's a Civil War Vet. Carl
Added by Carl Langford on Jul 10, 2012 6:11 PM
Carl Langford
Do you know any of the Lanes's relatives.
A Gregg Lane has passed away. Santa Anna,Tx No known relatives here. Contact Police Dept.
Added by Carl Langford on Jun 17, 2012 10:33 AM
Janet Bertram
Hey Babs hope you have not frozen this winter. Miss you and just wanted to say thanks for visiting Daddy's memorial and leaving that pretty poem. It is still hard everyday. Living where he walked and gardened and mowed is hard. One day at a time. Love and miss you so... Janet
Added by Janet Bertram on Feb 06, 2011 2:02 PM
Carl Langford
Santa Anna Cemetery
Hey. You would reconize the cemetery we have reveveled 150 memorials. Nothing laying on the ground now.
Added by Carl Langford on Jan 13, 2011 8:53 PM
Carl Langford
Santa Anna Cemetery
Added by Carl Langford on Jan 13, 2011 8:51 PM
Walk The Earth
Dicey's Funeral
Yes, that is what it said when I went to it- must have lost my mind that day. It has been taken off, as I do not have the names. If you find them, please do let me know.
Added by Walk The Earth on Oct 07, 2010 8:35 AM
Walk The Earth
: Dicey's Funeral
Hi, I'm not quite sure where you found this information as I have none of the names of the people at Dicey's funeral - I wish that I did - how great would that be? Anything you can help on will be most appreciated.
Added by Walk The Earth on Oct 07, 2010 6:21 AM

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