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Melva "Jo" Wright (#47320354)
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Bio Photo I took over after my Aunt Geraldine Martinez passed. This is all new to me but I have become addicted in finding where my family members rest. No one should be forgotten.

I was born in Alexandria, Virginia and now resides in Florida.

I am researching, on my fathers side of the family, Rhodes, Walters, Wright & Brockman in Virginia. On my mothers side, Lytle, Channing, Hayden & Moore in Pennsylvania. And for my Grandchildren, Greene, Caudill. Hutchinson & Vallance's in Kentucky.

I have noticed that I am not the only one impatient with the tokens coming up and I end up with two. I found that if you click on the flowers it will take you to a link to delete the extra one. =)

I have also found a link to calculate birth dates, so when you only have a date of death & the headstone gives you their years it will give you the date of birth. http://longislandgenealogy.com/birth.html

I have met the most wonderful people with Find-a-Grave. What a great family we have here. Thank you all for doing what you do.

Everyone has been so generous with their photos that I would like to reciprocate. You may use my photos in you family trees. All I ask is recognition from whom you got them.

Happy Hunting =)

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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
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Strangers in the Box
By Pamela A. Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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Alesia
Pletcher
Ok just saw that you left a flower on Sam Clements memorial
Added by Alesia on Sep 03, 2016 6:59 AM
Alesia
Clements
Samuel was family . Great uncle. Do you have old pics by chance? Thx
Added by Alesia on Sep 03, 2016 1:24 AM
Diane LM
RE: Harriet Moore
Thanks for your note. Very glad to be of help.
Added by Diane LM on Aug 20, 2016 7:31 AM
mousefd
RE: Charles Dean
Sorry it took so long to reply. I couldn't seem to find a chance to get back to the cemetery to answer your questions. There is another side of the monument with words on it but I couldn't make it out. I will try to add the picture of that side to the page for Charles. Sadly a lot of the markers in the cemetery are illegible or possibly missing.
Added by mousefd on Aug 08, 2016 4:38 PM
Carol Johnson Wallace
RE: Edward Smouse
You absolutely have my permission to do whatever you wish with the picture I took. It was an honor to help!

Carol Wallace
Added by Carol Johnson Wallace on Jul 31, 2016 4:12 PM
Nelson Welch
Wright connection?
My wife did not know, until 2013, that her father's real name was Charles Enoch Wright. Charles Enoch Wright left his wife and two daughters in 1932 and changed his name to Gene Dane, remarried, had three more children. Since 2013, we have connected to some of her family that she never knew existed. I notice that you are probably her cousin having grandparent of Stephen Hayden (1776-1857). Her line goes from Stephen Hayden to Charity Hayden (1799-1872) then Oliver Handley (1837-1910) then Charity Elizabeth Handley (1862-1927) then Charles Enoch Wright (1906-1967). Are you connected to Charles's father Jesse F. Wright (1867-1938) or his grandfather James Wright (1827-1912) mainly living in Indiana??
Added by Nelson Welch on Jul 12, 2016 10:18 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Aldens
Excellent! And thank you for thanking me, so many do not. Have fun, tee hee!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on May 27, 2016 4:58 PM
Vernon Dean Gentry
RE: gentry
Hello Melva, No, I don't have a tree online yet but am working at it. Can you share yours with me, so I get a idea of to do it? Sincerely Dean
Added by Vernon Dean Gentry on May 24, 2016 6:16 AM
Susan Sheldon
RE: Pierces
I don't have an online tree yet. None of them begin in Virginia, but it appears some wandered that way at one time or another.
Unfortunately there have been some misidentifications over the years due to similar names and origins as I'm sure you know.
I think my line began in the states as Roth because of the germanic pronunciation. My forefolks originated in France and Mannheim Germany it seems. It looks like yours may be from Normandy?
I suspect we're all related at some point in history. Whatever language or pronunciation, the name always means the same.
Added by Susan Sheldon on May 21, 2016 11:33 AM
Susan Sheldon
RE: Pierces
Hi Melva,
Ah, I see. She's my great great grandmother. Her line was fairly easy to trace, probably a great deal of that is thanks to you and your aunt. :)
Although there was quite a bit of movement in our Rhodes branch, I haven't run across a Hezekiah to my knowledge. I'll check back through my source material though, Some of them ventured pretty far afield.
Do you have an estimate on his birthdate?
Susan Sheldon
Added by Susan Sheldon on May 21, 2016 8:28 AM
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