C White

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9 years · 5 months · 24 days
Find a Grave ID
47475761

Bio

Please be kind to one another.

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Ellis was chosen to be my dad’s middle name in honor of Rev J H H Ellis, who officiated at the wedding of Grandmother and Granddad White in 1899. Rev Ellis and his wife became live-long friends to my grandparents. Also, Rev Ellis’ family were Texas pioneers who played an important part in the life of the Republic of Texas and its transition into becoming a State. Rev Ellis’s uncle John Littleton Ellis was a friend of Sam Houston and served as his Indian Agent for many years.
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NOW is the time to ask YOUR Great Aunt Lizzie about HER mama and dad. I often wish I had asked more questions as a child.
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To get started in genealogy, begin by recording, at least privately, the experiences and memories of your immediate family. Write them down. Tell them to your grandkids. Slip a copy into the family Bible or other safe place. Also, label those family photos! Then, work your way back through the generations and, as the secrets of the past are revealed, remember to focus on the courage, compassion, and hard work of our ancestors. Highlight the good stuff, honor the struggles, and look for the lessons to be learned.
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“If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn't want to know.
But, here's another question, which
Requires another view,
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?
---Arkansas Parent-Teacher”
Courtesy of FindAGrave member 46794418, Neil B (John 3:16)
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Photograph all those old records and share and store them digitally, but also hang on to any original documents and preserve them carefully in an acid-free environment.
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Good luck in your search. Feel free to contact me at CarolynWDavis@yahoo.com, just remember to put FindAGrave in the subject line.
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2020.06.25 CarolynWDavis@yahoo.com

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