Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Deborah Wall (#46976690)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 12 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. 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 at
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 15,324 Memorials Added
 • 15,127 Memorials Managed
 • 47 Memorials/week
 • 10,540 Photos
 • 70 Photo Requests
 • 49 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 29,707 Virtual Flowers
 • 25 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 279 Fame Ratings
 • 222 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
1. Mom (1)
2. My Dads (2)
3. Sister (1)
3. Whitson Family (7)
4. Uncle (5)
5. Aunts (4)
6. Brother (1)
7. Wieneke Family (13)
8. Grandmothers/gg (5)
9. Granddads (2)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
A. L. Parrish, A. Medina, Ada Leopold-Geo..., Alisohn - Highl..., amanda christod..., Angela Sandusky, Anita, Anne Rupert, Annie202, Anonymous, Anonymous, B. Morrow, Babe, Baby Girl, Barbara McBane, Barbara Wiley H..., Barbarella, Becky Kingan, Bev, Bevyk, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Deborah Wall (748)[Leave Message]
Jan Summers
The Marsh Extended Family
Thank you for updating the memorials for Elizabeth Mae Crawford Marsh, Frances Jane Marsh Wheeler and Mary E. Marsh Wherry. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Apr 22, 2014 9:53 AM
Anastasia Schmidt
LJM's memorial
Hello Deborah,

Thanks a million for the recent transfer of Louisa Jane Mercer's Memorial. I will begin working on enhancing it today.


Added by Anastasia Schmidt on Mar 13, 2014 8:41 AM
William Nees
Are you aware that you now have to go to your profile page while logged onto Find A Grave and "click" on the edit tab located upper right side to find SACs?
This will bring up a drop down menu with a list of SACs to you and those you have requested?
You might share this information with others that have not yet added any SACs of yours?
Added by William Nees on Mar 06, 2014 2:26 PM
S-P Allison
RE: Monroe Patterson Hague
Thank you for the corrections!

Added by S-P Allison on Feb 06, 2014 6:59 AM
Thank you for the transfers! And thank you for all you do for Findagrave.
Added by dranet on Jan 27, 2014 8:24 AM
Kris D
Thank you so much for the transfers of my family members! Your work has been a great blessing, Deborah.
Kris Dannecker
Added by Kris D on Jan 23, 2014 4:43 PM
I love your profile story. Did you write this. It is so true about those that search the story of their families. I would like to print it for my record if I may.
Thanks so much, Herb
Added by Lovelee on Dec 16, 2013 10:32 AM
Christine Smith Romans
Emma Durbin Crawford
Thank you for the transfer of my gr. grandmother, Emma Durbin Crawford, would you be willing to transfer her husband Warren S. Crawford, and any DIRECTLY related (parents/siblings/children) memorials that you have as well, so that I might manage them all together,? Thank you for your transfer and fir your consideration in this manner.

Added by Christine Smith Romans on Nov 12, 2013 12:39 PM
Milton "Shorty" R. & Vickie L. Adams
Ms. Wall,
All that I would have is a family picture of the family taken somtime in the 1800s with all on the porch of the old house. Also, I don't know if my brother iinformed you about a scale model of the house that a cousin of ours pain stakenly built about 50 years ago for my mother. I think the model ended up with a niece of ours. I could send you a copy of the original picture and one of the model if you like.
Added by Milton "Shorty" R. & Vick... on Nov 09, 2013 4:01 PM
Milton "Shorty" R. & Vickie L. Adams
RE: Wieneke
Ms. Wall,
Yes I am. I am the oldest of Rachel (Horner) Adams' children. I have read all your corresponds you have had with my brother Gary Adams. Thanks for your hard work in making connections to many families and more!
Milton "Shorty" Adams
Added by Milton "Shorty" R. & Vick... on Nov 08, 2013 8:19 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service