Tracey Lewis

Member for
7 years · 3 months · 13 days
Find a Grave ID
48554241

Bio

I live in the midwest and caught the Genealogy bug over 30 years ago. I thoroughly enjoy research and spend hours going through Ancestry.com, Newspaper.com, Find A Grave and many other research sites digging up information on families. The information is like pieces of a jig saw puzzle, and I love putting the pieces together.

While I'm researching, if I come across interesting articles or obituaries I research to find the family information. If a Find A Grave memorial exists, I will verify and add the information, editing the memorial with names, dates and locations. If a memorial doesn't exist, I will create it adding the information that I find. It's very exciting to see families linked together and remembered.

My family line is as follows:

Henry Milden Raynor was my maternal great grandfather.

The Raynor line has been traced back as follows:

Elaine A Raynor, Arthur Henry, Henry Milden, Joel, John, Josiah, Josiah, Joseph, Thurston Raynor, Edward Reynere, Robert Reynere

Thurston Raynor immigrated to America, with his family, departing from Ipswich, England in April 1634 aboard the ship, ELIZABETH, and landing in Boston in July of that year. They settled in Hempstead, L.I. N.Y

Robert Anthony Troxell was my paternal great grandfather.

The Troxell line line has been traced back as follows:

Robert Leonard Troxell, Robert Anthony Troxell, Thomas Sherman Troxell, John J Troxell, Abraham Troxell, Jacob Troxell, Christian Troxell, Johannes Peter TRACHSEL, Jakob TRACHSEL

Johannes Peter TRACHSEL and Jakob TRACHSEL immigrated to America from Switzerland and lived in Pennsylvania.

Also researching my husbands Lewis line:

Daly and Lewis from Boydton, VA and Morristown, NJ
Simmons and Gregory from Pontotoc, MS, Wynne, AR and Muskogee, OK

~Dear Ancestor~
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'd 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.
~Walter Butler Palmer

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"Who will reap what I have sown here in this almighty sweet land? You and I will be forgotten. Others will come and go; these, too, shall pass, as you and I shall pass, and others take their places, each telling his love, as I tell you, that life is sweet."
- Jack London circa 1913
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