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Robbie Carnell Story (#46809919)
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Bio Photo Remember me in the family tree
My name, my days, my strife;
Then I'll ride upon the wings of time
And live an endless life


I became interested in genealogy about 1974, after my grandmother gave me two large oval framed portraits of her father and grandmother. I hung them on my wall and would sit for hours wondering about them. Who exactly were they, where did they come from. This curiosity has taken me from Lawrenceville, Illinois to Paris, Tennessee. From Hayti, Missouri to Ellistown, Mississippi. From Smithland, Kentucky to Graves County, Kentucky. I have met so many distant cousins. Cousins that had pictures of my ancestors which had been passed down to them. Thank you all. The search as been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. If you find errors on findagrave that I have entered, please message me and I will gladly make the necessary correction. If any of those that I have placed on findagrave are your ancestors, send me a message and I will gladly turn them over to you so you may add your information. I'm not like some who believe they own Find A Grave. So feel free to use any information or pictures I have uploaded. That's what they were placed there for.
Happy Hunting.



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


When a face that was dear, no longer is here
And a voice that was loved is now hushed
It seems as if things went too quickly
It seems as if time was too rushed

But one by one we remember
One by one we recall
All the quite and wonderful moments
And the joys we had in them all

So there’s a great feeling of comfort
When a heart that is grieving and sad
Can remember again and be thankful
For all the sweet hours we had


TO THOSE WHO SLEEP IN UNMARKED GRAVES: We have searched diligently for your identity but too many times in vain. You have a right to a stone with your name and dates marking the six feet of earth where you sleep. Many of you once had stones, but time has taken its toll. Your descendants live in faraway places or are no more. The land has changed ownership many times. The fences are gone and livestock wander your graves. Grasping hands always wanting a few more feet of land, and now your gravesite is lost forever to a subdivision. We know you were placed there by loving hands and broken hearts many years ago. We know that you were happy; you were sad; you laughed; you cried; and that you loved. We gaze in admiration when we find the tall cedar trees, the yellow buttercups, the blue periwinkle and the white bridal wreath blooming each spring for you, and in loyalty to the one who planted them there on your grave.
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Tina Cavitt
James Lee
Who would this be. I found this today
in the comments it says on the stone :Marker reads:"TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES LEE
DIED MAY 15, 1852
AGE 62
Added by Tina Cavitt on Oct 06, 2017 6:17 PM
Brett Lashlee
RE: Martha Almira Hollingsworth Lashlee
I will email you per the Hotmail email you have in your profile.
Added by Brett Lashlee on Sep 14, 2017 2:03 PM
V Moss-Flesher
Harmon L Quinn
The photo you placed on Harmon Quinn's memorial, identified as HL Quinn and IF Pinson, may be Ivie Franklin Pinson instead of Isaac Franklin Pinson. Ivie was Harmon's uncle, born 1894, making him about age 36 when the photo was taken, if it is 1930. His #85092953
Added by V Moss-Flesher on Apr 23, 2017 6:10 PM
James Allen Gooch
RE: Permission to use photo
Thanks. Will check it out.
Added by James Allen Gooch on Feb 27, 2017 10:03 AM
James Allen Gooch
RE: Permission to use photo
Has the book you mentioned about Dr. Charles Elsworth Bolen been published yet? Thanks, Allen
Added by James Allen Gooch on Feb 23, 2017 2:44 PM
Thomas Frymire
Linda Louise "Emery" Warren # 65118690
May I use your picture of Union Ridge Cemetery Church in my Family Search and Roots Magic files.
Added by Thomas Frymire on Sep 18, 2016 1:49 PM
T. Morgan
RE: Cox Clan
Given Ernest and Lucy only had one child it won't take much time filling in their family group page.
Just go to Ernest's page and click to my grandmother's entry. By the way, according to funeral records Ernest's cause of death was Typhoid fever.
Added by T. Morgan on Aug 22, 2016 9:24 PM
T. Morgan
Cox Clan
Robbie, Thank you for your quick response. I will certainly be in touch for a possible brain pickin'. My descent from William Simpson is
Andrew Johnson > Ernest Starks > Shellie (Cox) Crawford > my mother Dorothy.

Last night having found Simpson's photo I sent it to my brothers and woke up to a return email from the eldest who expressed his delight and appreciation. He asked me to say thank you for sharing.
In touch soon
Added by T. Morgan on Aug 21, 2016 2:47 PM
T. Morgan
William Simpson Cox
Robbie, Want to thank you for taking the time and effort in posting the photograph of my 3rd great grandfather. I am elated, thrilled and positively tickled pink.
I do hope you don't mind my asking if by chance Edward Cox shared with you his line of descent or do you know how I might touch base with him?
Again thank you.

Added by T. Morgan on Aug 20, 2016 7:39 PM
Wes Hart
RE: Henry Morgan, Susanna Poe
Thanks Robbie;
I am looking at locations. A lot of folks from Grayson, VA and Ashe County, NC went to Knox County, Indiana, I am thinking starting around the 1820's or so. Knox County, Indiana is next door to Lawrence County, Illinois. Groups traveled together or often joined up later I other parts of the country. While that in itself does not establish a relationship of Henry Morgan and Susan Poe to my Permelia Morgan Hart and Hannah Poe Hart, the locations could be helpful.
Permelia Morgan was married to John Hart from Grayson County, Virginia then Whitley County, Kentucky. John's sister Nancy Hart was married to Andrew Hash in Grayson. They also lived in Whitley Kentucky, got a divorce in 1840 then Nancy took most of her children to Knox County, Indiana. I am sure she a support or today we might call it a network in place before she went there.
The Poes, Morgans, Harts and Hash's would have known each other.
Added by Wes Hart on Jun 19, 2016 10:18 PM
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