|Kathy Worley Peters (#48133640)|
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I am a retired counselor and school teacher. I have a masters in Sociology that seemed to go unused until I started working on the family tree. Then I felt I had again found a calling. The following fits my feelings to a T. The unknown author expressed my heart as well as his/hers.|
WHY I DO GENEALOGY
We are the chosen. My feelings are, 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. " 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 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 can't 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. How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building 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 never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us.
That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. 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 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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|LS||RE: Jan Faber|
I always put mine in. I've never had a complaint.
Added by LS on Mar 13, 2017 3:09 PM
|Carole Marie McMahan||George Gibson|
I am guessing that this George Gibson is the husband of Jane Curry. I will have to make a trip to the Old Kimbolton Cemetery to find his grave and see how close he is to Jane. Do you know where he is in the cemetery? I have never been there. There is no picture of his marker on your site. Did you get the date of his death from records? Anyway if you would care to transfer him, I would be obliged. Blessings, Kathy Peters
In answer to all your questions....
Added by Carole Marie McMahan on May 11, 2016 11:49 AM
|Carole Marie McMahan||RE: Jane Curry Gibson 35000624|
I'm not really sure what you want me to do with this so I transferred it to you. If you need any others let me know.
|Janice Lapp||RE: Ralph Wood George 144848128|
Yes, that's what I will do.....When I started reading, I was just thinking I'd do that......
Check the WORLEY names in the Belmont County tree at ancestry.com.
James Edward Worley
Birth 04 APR 1905 in Belmont Co, OH Death 22 SEP 1960 in Mead Twp, Belmont Co, OH
Might you have an ancestry.com account ?
|Family Tree Climber||RE: Worley|
I reviewed the memorials, and I did correct Mary's maiden name from Burkett to Burgett according to their marriage license. For now I'll keep the Worley's. If you find you are related at some point in the future, let me know.
|Double L||Albert Worley & Wife|
Hi Kathy, Thank you for the correction. I corrected the date and name. Your name being Worley, take it Albert L. Worley is your kin folk, I transferred them to you. I am kin to the Buckner, but know they will be in loving and caring hands.
Blessings for a wonderful Christmas, "CHRIST is the Reason"
Added by Double L on Dec 19, 2013 4:22 PM
|JanisG||RE: Chesterfield Cemetery Isabella Virtue|
Hope this helps, but we are agreed that it's Chesterville that we're working on here (I'm not familiar with Chesterfield Cemetery), aren't we? If it's Chesterfield, then I don't have any info for you. Chesterville PRESBYTERIAN Cemetery was used during the 1830s-1850s. Chesterville METHODIST Cemetery was active during the 1840s-1870s, but it's been bulldozed, so we won't ever know much more than that. The death record that you have would be referring to "Maple Grove Cemetery" in Chesterville (even though it's official mailing address is Fredericktown) or the Chester Baptist Church Cemetery. Most of the families who buried at the old Presbyterian Cemetery went over to Maple Grove. Maple Grove is your best bet, since your Presbyterian family would probably not have been burying in the Baptist cemetery. Besides which, Maple Grove is nowhere near complete in its transcription. Hope you find Aunt Isabella.
Added by JanisG on Nov 26, 2013 2:22 PM
|kevin Myers||RE: Myers Family Cemetery|
I dont have any info on that cemetery my Myers(Meyer) are buried in Pigeon creek cem in Washionton county and Bealsville cem, I dont know how the name got changed no one left to ask
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