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CL Hileman (#47502760)
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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.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by 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 and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach.

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 they and they are the sum of who we are. 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 my 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 restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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Danny Baker Jr
Hi
You said you were out of town. Just checking back with you in case you got busy and forgot.
Added by Danny Baker Jr on Aug 28, 2016 8:46 PM
linda bateman rothwell
Lucille Tarkenton Mem 71213726
I believe you have the mother wrong for this woman. Her father married Lydia Virginia Bateman in 1907. Lucille was born in Jul 1896. Her mother I believe was Sarah J (Sadie) Wickers - this is information given on Carrie Louise Tarkenton's death certificate. In 1900 James R Tarkenton was married to Sadie J Tarkenton and 2 children were listed...Herbert and Lucille. Carrie was born in 1900. She is listed on the 1910 census
Added by linda bateman rothwell on Aug 22, 2016 12:15 PM
Carole Conrad
baker bible
tks for the note. Sherry Baker just mailed me this extra info.

8/21/2016
The bible that was taken to the Library of VA in Richmond was taken there physically by Grace Witt Brockman

in 1941 she wrote a letter to Worthy Ray and at that time had not see the bible.

Shortly after this she found the family who had the bible and it was loaned to her to take to the Library of VA to be microfilmed.
Which it was.

The Bible that Roger Baker just donated to the Lee County Historical Society is the same bible.

I called the Library of VA and talked to the Manuscript Archivist it is in fact the same bible.

There is only 1 bible.

Sherry L Baker



Added by Carole Conrad on Aug 21, 2016 11:36 PM
Carole Conrad
bible for rev andrew baker is on his grave

Record from Andrew's Bible
Added by: Phillip Walker
10/25/2015

is that info wrong?
Added by Carole Conrad on Aug 19, 2016 6:12 PM
Cheryl Ayres
Re: Iva Hileman
I got this out of the Lower Columbia Genealogy Society Cowlitz Co. Cemeteries book which was published in 1983. I does have some errors, this may be one of them. I did find in the obituary index for the Longview Public Library that there is an obituary for her in the Longview Daily News. This index is online. http://www.longviewlibrary.org/genealogy/index.php
Added by Cheryl Ayres on Aug 12, 2016 6:51 PM
Danny Baker Jr
Baker
Hello. My name is Danny Baker Jr. My father's great great grandfather would have been John C. Baker, son of Joseph. I would love to get in touch with you somehow to find out all that you know. Ancestry has this lineage tying into the Andrew Baker/Bolling clan, which you've found to be false. Instead of the Ancestry site, I like to find confirmed information. I hit a road block when I get to Joseph's father. I have been trying to get past that for years.
Added by Danny Baker Jr on Aug 08, 2016 11:41 AM
Don Looser
RE: SAMUEL MOBLEY
Many thanks for your correction and additional information. It takes a village, doesn't it? I'm attaching your email to my data base. Stay cool!

Don
Added by Don Looser on Jul 25, 2016 8:59 AM
Katie
RE: Florence Miles Houston
Thank you for this information..I am getting confused, whst is your relation to Florence miles Houston? Was she your aunt? You said direct line of your mom, just wondering...I had a sister that favored Florence, I love seeing family traits, and I see it in my sis and gma Houston, my older sister said she would sit in her rocking chair and read the bible...I love this thought..Thank you for sharing anything you know about her, i was born after she died, so I only heard bits about her and charles. Would love to know more. ..Katie, I feel like my dad must have given me this nickname because of his great grandma...
Added by Katie on Jun 26, 2016 7:11 AM
Katie
RE: Betty Houston
Hi, thank you for transferring my moms page, I wasn't sure if you got my message, and I was wondering how her name was put as Elizabeth.? Weird stuff has been happening with not just hers but my brothers also. I am very thankful to maintain them now. My father is Russell Houston Sr. So Florence Elizabeth Houston was my grandma, Was she your great grandma? I would love to get the Houston tree competed, I haven't got much information. Hey did you look on Charles Houston page and see the picture I posted of him and Florence? So who are your parents? My mom betty married Russell sr. I guess you know charles and Florence had like 14 kids I think. Only 2 still alive now, which are my uncle Aubrey and aunt annie. . Anyway I would love any information you have to share. I hope you are feeling better, Katie
Added by Katie on Jun 25, 2016 11:41 PM
Katie
Name incorrect!!
I have tried to submit name change, but not getting anywhere, My moms name IS NOT Elizabeth! Her name is Betty Ann Frith Houston, How did this happen? It was not like this 2 weeks ago, who changed it to Elizabeth? Also I have requested to maintain this page but haven't haven't heard from anyone. Please help with these matters. Thank you,Katie
Added by Katie on Jun 24, 2016 2:25 PM
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