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Gathering Roots (#47213048)
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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 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.

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carol ann primmer schoonover
absalom guthrie

Was at the Armstrong Cemetery on September 13th, 2014. I noticed that Absalomís stone was reset back by the fence. Have not had a chance to talk to the trustees, but if this is the stone that was propped against the big tree, his grave was moved to Union Grove Cemetery at Canal Winchester, Ohio, several, several years ago. You can view his current stone and site on Find-A-Grave, also. His wife was Sarah Armstrong Guthrie. She was born Nov. 15, 1817 in Preston Co. VA (WV) and died Dec. 31st, 1901 in Canal Winchester, Ohio and is also buried at Union Grove.
Three of their daughters are buried there also.

My Dad was William Armstrong Primmer and he told the story many times about the grave being moved, and the stone being left, because a new stone was bought.

My Dadís Mother was Nellie Mabel Armstrong and she was married to William Albert Primmer.

I spent many hours of my childhood and adulthood at the cemetery, with the family working, before it was turned over to the township.

Hope to hear back from you....

Carol Ann Primmer Schoonover
Added by carol ann primmer schoono... on Sep 20, 2014 3:57 PM
RE: William A. Roemer 1871-1921/Charles Roemer 1874-? & Katherine Roemer 1877-1945
You can add them if you want too. Carla:)
Added by Peace4me on Sep 19, 2014 12:38 PM
Leslie Robinson Coleman
Henry Emswiler
Great! Which child of Henry's did you find this for?
Added by Leslie Robinson Coleman on Sep 19, 2014 9:37 AM
Leslie Robinson Coleman
Henry Emswiler
Good evening. I am looking for clear evidence that Henry Emswiler (1829-1899) was the son of Johan (John) Emswiler. Both are buried in Turley Cemetery. Do you have anything? Henry was a young adult and on his own in 1850 so he isn't with John and Fannie on the 1850 census. This is the only relationship that I can't document for my DAR application.

Thank you.
Leslie Robinson Coleman
Added by Leslie Robinson Coleman on Sep 18, 2014 4:28 PM
Pat Shaw
Andrew Jackson Abbott Sr
Rose, I see your correction on his birthdate am curious where you found it? I have his military records I ordered from the archives years ago, but there is no birthdate on them or anything I have found since then.

Added by Pat Shaw on Sep 15, 2014 4:30 PM
Pat Shaw
RE: Looker
Thanks Rose, just read this am afraid I send you new messages before I found this from you1
Added by Pat Shaw on Sep 15, 2014 4:28 PM
Margaret Michael Baker
Buried at Sinclair Memorial Park; Just wanted to tell you I think she was the daughter of William and Hiley Fazenbaker Michael buried in Westernport, MD. Have seen lots of variations of Hiley.
Added by deemb on Sep 06, 2014 8:45 AM
Pat Shaw
James Looker
I sent an edit from this memorial, just want to make sure you get it! Thanks

Bennett Cem. Nodaway co., Mo.

Someone has connected a child of James Looker in the text of this memorial that is totally wrong the name of Thomas Looker.!! He had a son Thomas Looker that lived in Nodaway co., Mo. until 1900 his wife Catherine Monroe divorced him. Can you please correct this info and remove the link to the wrong Thomas Looker from this memorial?????
Thanks Pat Shaw

Thomas Looker
Age: 63
Birth Date: Apr 1837
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1900: Polk, Nodaway, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Divorced
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: View on Image
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Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Looker 63
James P Looker 50
Dowl Looker 10
Added by Pat Shaw on Sep 05, 2014 1:57 AM
judy ratliff
abner allmon jenkins,d.,apr.8,1946
Would like to know if anyone would have a copy of Abner or Amanda B. Shireman Jenkins obituary, maybe died in Winchester, Va. Thanks for any help.
Added by judy ratliff on Sep 04, 2014 7:28 PM
Mary Barbara Teter
I am going to visit the Old North Mill Creek Lutheran Cemetery in Petersburg WVa next month from California to take a picture of Mary Barbara Teter's gravestone and I was hoping that you could tell me exactly how to get there. I will be staying close to Harman WVa which is where my family is from -- my mom was a Harman. Thank you very much.
Added by Cheryl on Sep 03, 2014 5:39 PM
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