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Kate Cuneo (#47446182)
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Bio Photo I am currently living in Lansing, Michigan. My ancestors are mainly from Ohio, Missouri, Belgium and Holland. I am researching Clemons (or any alternative spelling), Lunsford, DePauw, Harper, and the list is way too long!

The Story Tellers

We are the chosen. My feelings are that 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.

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; all tribes have one. We have been called as if it were in our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: "Tell our story", and 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 and 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 am I and why do I do the things I do? It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I cannot 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 and how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, and 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 and that we might remember them, and 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 I am 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.
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Wesley Blackstone photo request
I went to Mount Tabor Christian Fellowship Church Cemetery and attempted to locate a marker for Wesley that you requested. I did not locate a marker, but I then went to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery (just a couple miles away) and while there I located Wesley. I also noticed when I got back on the Internet there is a memorial for him in this cemetery with a photo of his marker. Find A Grave Memorial# 108688245.
Added by RickC on May 24, 2017 2:33 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Rhoda Estelle Field
Yes, you twist and turn. But what I would now be interested in is how Mary Bryan Stone Field is related to Richard Warren. You state that Richard was one of Mary's ancestors. I don't have that at all. Would he be a direct ancestor or more twisting and turning? I thought I had all of Mary Stone's ancestors accounted for:
Parents: Joseph Frederick Stone & Grace Fowler
Grandparents: Joseph Stone & Sarah Beach and Abraham Fowler & Lois Fowler
Great-Grandparents: Joseph Stone & Eleanor Beach and Samuel Beach & Mary Nettleton and Abraham Fowler & Elizabeth Bartlett and Timothy Fowler & Anne Collins.
I have another generation back, but doesn't include a surname of Warren of any name. If Richard Warren isn't a direct ancestor, then I guess I really wouldn't say that you are related to my mother. But if you would like to honor her with a flower due to some twist/turn connection, that is fine with me. Enjoy your obviously enjoy how you do it.
Added by Diane Gravlee on May 10, 2016 1:10 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Rhoda Estelle Field
Not a problem having the flower, was really just curious. I think all persons with relatives back in CT. or MA. in the 1600's are related in some manner. Thanks for taking the time to answer my curiosity.
Added by Diane Gravlee on May 09, 2016 5:57 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Rhoda Estelle Moore
Are you sure you have the right Rhoda? My mother was an only child and her maiden name was Field and she married 1st to my father, Harvey Garland Druin. I truly would need more information to confirm what you are telling me about the Blackstone family...would this be through the Moore line rather than through the Field or Druin line? I have been doing my mother's genealogy for over 45 years and have never run into the Blackstones. Please send more info as I would be most interested in this. Diane (send by email:
Added by Diane Gravlee on May 09, 2016 1:51 PM
Diane Gravlee
Rhoda Estelle Moore
Wondering why you left a flower on my mother's memorial? Did you know of her? She is well remembered by two daughters and 8 grandchildren.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Apr 30, 2016 7:43 PM
beverly johnson richards
looking for family
hi my name is beverly gailgher johnson i saw the flowers left on my dad grave site. my dad is bernard david johnson jr his parent are bernard d johnson sr and harriett pinkerton johnson and.papa johnson parents were clara harper and james johnson all from ohio papa Johnson had a brother john russell johnson lived in zanesville Ohio last i can find for him. my grandmotherharriett pinkerton johnson mom was katie gailgher. ever where i look for johnsons my age i can't find them. but should be some harpers great grandma on johnson side was clara b harper please contact me i am on face book as beverly johnson richards wv
Added by beverly johnson richards on Apr 14, 2016 8:10 PM
Dawn Haase
Edmund Wood
Hi Cousin,

Hi my name is Dawn Haase

Edmund Wood is my 9th Great Grandfather. If you would like to exchange information I'm on ancestry (not a member anymore) Family tree DNA and you can find me on facebook under Dawn Gleason Haase

Added by Dawn Haase on Feb 02, 2016 6:00 PM
Nancy Milburn
RE: Mary Ann Blackstone
Mary Ann Blackstone Tinker Is my 2xgreat grandmother on my father's side. I have her father, Ebeneezer Blackstone dying in 1824. I have Ebeneezer's y o d as 1824 and Hiram's DOB as 1820. I also have 2 more children (twins) born to Ebeneezer and his wife in 1822. Not sure if all of this is accurate, but these are my clues so far. And a lot of trees as well as find a grave have second Ebeneezer as this Ebeneezer's brother. Why would parents name two sibs with the same name born only a few years apart? Both lived well into adulthood evidently so naming another child with the same name because the first sib so named died does not seem to explain this one.
Added by Nancy Milburn on Jan 12, 2016 4:23 PM
monte kimes
good Morning Cousin: Ok we now no how we are related. So what is your line to the above. Have you researched Kearns. I have researched them for about 5-8 years. My Grandparentswere Her parents Thomas and Virgini Kearns> I have a fewpictures of May. She was a pretty girl. If you will send me your mailing address ( I can not prnt off my computer) I will send them to you. This is and interesting family, Your cousin Tom
Added by monte kimes on Jan 10, 2016 8:27 AM
monte kimes
Winfield May Kearnes
Kate> While looking at people buried in the Capehart cementary in New Haven, West Virginia that you had placed some items on her grave. Are you related to this line?She was my great aunt
Added by monte kimes on Jan 03, 2016 10:59 AM
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