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Not Forgotten (#47093036)
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Bio Photo I consider my "roots" from East Tennessee and Bell County, KY. Many of my direct line moved to Monroe, MI as early as 1923 and that is where our line also starts to include the State of Michigan. I've done as much as possible here on Findagrave to preserve our families past, that they will be remembered. I have contacted and visited with those in our line as often as I can and gathered as many of our old family photos as possible and shared them here. There is nothing quite like a photo to bring a person to "life".
It is sad how often you see an old unmarked photo whose identity is now lost to all time.

My interests with Findagrave have expanded far beyond my family. I love most that it is free for all to share and that it helps to keep the memory of those gone before alive:

Someone once posted a grave memorial here that led me to my Great-Aunts resting place... I hope my work here will do the same for someone else.

THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For those whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record that will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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Chris
Find A Grave Memorial# 35082710
Thank you so much for the info on my 5th great grandpa. Bless You !
Added by Chris on Sep 17, 2014 3:07 PM
Sherry Hess
RE: Moore
Thank you so much, I was hoping you were family.

Thank you for all the wonderful photos.

Sherry
Added by Sherry Hess on Jul 15, 2014 7:32 AM
Sheila Robbins
Robert Owsley
Hi, Robert's father was, indeed, John Owsley who is buried in Pleasant Point Cem. in Sharp's Chapel, TN, with a Rev. War marker. His mother definitely was not Charity (Barton) Owsley. Robert was one of 4 children John Owsley had with a woman who lived on Indian Ridge in Grainger Co., TN. The story about Robert's and his brother Joseph's being left out of the Bible was speculation by descendants. It wasn't an original family Bible record which we all had thought. It was a Bible page torn out out of the family Bible after John Owsley died. His wife Charity had someone who could write enter the names of her children with John on this Bible
page to send to DC to get John's Rev War pension as his widow. The person began the list of Charity's children--out of order. So that list was scratched out and another list entered below with names of children in birth order. Joseph and Robert and their two sisters were not entered for Charity on her Bible page as they were not her children. Charity was denied the widow's pension because clerks in DC could tell page she submitted was not done as children were born. Merle Sundwall's sister-in-law, Margaret Owsley, is a member of the Owsley Family Historical Society (as were two of Merle's brothers). Bible page and documentation for above were published in OFHS Newsletters--available on cd from the Society. Website: ofhs.org
Added by Sheila Robbins on Jul 04, 2014 8:57 PM
wrmcferrin
RE: Photos
Thank you so much. wrmcferrin
Added by wrmcferrin on May 21, 2014 8:54 AM
Sandy Vandertol
Elton Piersma
Thank you for the gift of Elton in a transfer! Much appreciation!
Added by Sandy Vandertol on May 02, 2014 8:15 AM
John C. Hall
Correction to Oakes Family
The Father of Archie Oakes #95639219 is Dustin Oakes #45830378. David Oakes Jr #8522728 is the Grandfather of Archie Oakes.

Sorry!
John Hall
Added by John C. Hall on Dec 25, 2013 6:39 AM
Bushong Weiss
Frank Day
Thank you for adding the additional information.
Fraya
Added by Bushong Weiss on Dec 11, 2013 9:04 AM
Karen Foster Montgomery
Find A Grave Memorial# 45079082
Some information that might be of interest.

Find A Grave Memorial# 45079082

Ruth L. Seymour (nee: Westover)
born Oct 1864, Ottawa County, Mich.

father:
Jonathan Gleason Westover
born 26 Jul 1836 Haldimand, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
died 10 Jun 1911 Nunica, Crockery Twp., Ottawa County, Michigan USA (Find A Grave# 11611494)

he married, 13 Sep 1860, Brock, Ontario, Canada

Jane Rae
born 13 Jan 1839 Georgina Township, York Co., Ontario, Canada
died 11 May 1896 Possibly Michigan (Find A Grave# 11611497)
Added by Karen Foster Montgomery on Dec 07, 2013 3:19 PM
Karen Foster Montgomery
Find A Grave Memorial# 44832759
Find A Grave Memorial# 44832759
LEONE V. WESTOVER (nee: Mosher)

While researching yesterday on my Gleason lines in Ontario Canada I ran across the fact a branch ended up in Michigan. That is where I discovered I am connected to the Westover line. I am still working on these lines, however, this morning ran across your Findagrave for Leone.

So far, I have had much difficulty finding an obit or other information about Leone's death. However, and this might be a long shot, a few minutes ago I searched for "Leone" born "1913" and died "1997" at Ancestry and ran across only one match.

Michigan Find A Grave: LEONE V. WESTOVER (DOB: 31 Aug 1913; DOD: 20 Jun 1997)

California Death Index: LEONE VIRGINIA FORMAN (DOB: 31 Aug 1913-Michigan; DOD 20 Jun 1997-Los Angeles)
mother's maiden name: REED <== correct ==> Blanche Fern Reed
father's surname: HENRY <== ? Could this be Weeden H(enry?) Mosher?

Please let me know your thoughts.
Added by Karen Foster Montgomery on Dec 06, 2013 8:25 AM
James Allen "Jim" Rogers
William Scoville Rogers
Hello and thank you for the links - Jim R.
Added by James Allen "Jim" Rogers on Nov 26, 2013 11:27 AM
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