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Ray Bobo (#46978725)
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Bio Photo I am an 11th generation descendant of Gabriel Baubau (also spelled Beaubeau, Babeau, Baubeau, etc.), who is believed to be the first Bobo immigrant circa 1700. He came from western France to Virginia under the headright system. For more information on the headright system click here.
For documentation about Gabriel Baubau and his descendants click here.
Though Bobo is an uncommon name, there are thousands of us all over the US. It is absolutely amazing how quickly a family can grow from an original pair. Why, just look at the human family! Bobos have fought in every American war since the Revolution. One was awarded the Medal of Honor, and several are on the Viet Nam Wall.

PLEASE LEAVE ONLY THANK YOU NOTES ON THIS PAGE!! Send personal notes to email address below. Thanks.

Sadly of late it seems that Find A Grave has turned into Find An Obituary. I do not post obits word for word from the newspaper. First of all, out of respect for the living, and second because once the funeral is past it is old news. Yes, I post deceased relations and other pertinent information. I especially dislike scanned obits that are posted as photos of the individual.

Here is a poem I like by Emily Dickinson

I Died for Beauty, but was Scarce

I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth, -the two are one;
We brethren are," he said.

And so, as kinsmen met at night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.
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RE: James Vincent Gregory
Thank you.

Added by Toots on Sep 02, 2015 7:36 AM
Jim Savage
Terry Wayne Dunagin (1944 - 1947)
Thank you for making these links.
Jim Savage
Added by Jim Savage on Jul 18, 2015 8:20 PM
Jim D
Thank You
Mr. Bobo I would like to thank you for the work that you do for! My family history went back on my maternal Grandfathers side to only his name and his approximate year of death, I still have not found much information about my Grandfather but I chased a lead on his parents to Spartanburg, SC. and after searching I found a picture of my Great Grandfathers headstone in the Episcopal Church of the Advent Cemetery, the picture was taken by you. This spring I made a short trip to Spartanburg and put flowers on my Great Grandfathers,Great Grandmothers, Great Uncles and Great Aunts graves.I went to the Spartanburg Library and with help I found approximately where they lived and that my Great Grandfather was a successful businessman [as far as I knew he could have been a horse thief] who died very unexpectedly after a buying trip, his wife died 4 days later and they left 5 young children [I thought that there were only 3 children] behind that were sent to Baltimore Md. to live with an aunt. In the end I have so much more to learn about that side of my family but thanks to your picture I now know alot more than I ever did before and have been able to follow my family back one additional generation. I will make another trip to Spartanburg soon and hope to check a few additional leads I found on the site to a possible Great Aunt buried in a different Cemetery and the possibility that some of her descendants might still live in the area.

So in case you ever wonder if the work you do provides people with valuable information I just wanted to let you know that not only do your pictures help in locating a grave the pictures helped me to find 2 generations [and I hope more] of my family that we knew nothing about and for that I Thank You!

P.S. I also found my Great uncles and Grandfathers enlistment papers for World War 1 and a letter that was written by Grandfather to his aunt in Baltimore when he was serving as a forward post lookout just before the start of the Battle of the Bulge, again this all started with your picture and some accidental good luck that came from finding the picture you took.
Added by Jim D on Jun 14, 2015 10:43 AM
Elijah P Bobo
Thank you for the info. I made the correction.
Added by SilWil on Jun 12, 2015 1:18 PM
Arminda Bobo
Bobo Family
Gabreil Beaubeau from France was my 7th Great Grandfather. I have been able to better piece together my tree from your information. Thank you!!! I am new to this, but have tons of fun and have found out amazing things!
Added by Arminda Bobo on May 25, 2015 1:50 PM
Kathy Nance
Elsie Bratton Sadler
Thanks for finding my typo on the marriage. I had reversed the 7 and 8.
Added by Kathy Nance on Mar 28, 2015 3:39 PM
Annie Hollis
RE: Thomas Hollis
Thank you. I'll look forward to hearing from you later this spring.Annie
Added by Annie Hollis on Mar 15, 2015 11:24 AM
RE: Gabriel Beaubeaux [Bobo]

Thanks for the info on Gabriel. I am using info I get from Ancestry.
I will make the correction to my tree that you suggested.

Added by SilWil on Mar 09, 2015 1:54 PM
Fredrick Tucker
RE: Lillian Sims
Thanks so much for this transfer.
Added by Fredrick Tucker on Feb 17, 2015 6:07 AM
Annie Hollis
Thomas Hollis
Hi there. I think Thomas is my great, great, great grandfather.
Father: John Henry Hollis 1918 - 1995
Grandfather: James Walter Hollis 1876 - 1930
Gr Grandfather: Richard H. Hollis 1852 - 1912
Gr Gr Grandfather: James Willis Hollis 1816 - 1899
Gr Gr Gr Grandfather: Thomas

Can you give me the information on the headstone? I can see it has the number of years, etc but there is also an inscription I can't read.

Thanks so much. I guess you and I are related!!

Annie Hollis
Added by Annie Hollis on Feb 10, 2015 10:27 AM
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