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. Miller/Cox/Brogan/Parks. I started in the 90s to visit with those in our line and to gather as many of our old family photos and stories as possible ; before those who can share them with us were gone. There is nothing quite like a photo, story or memory to bring a person to life. In many cases I don't have any photos of an individual. If you do, PLEASE post them in their memorials! If you have obituaries, biographical sketches or first hand accounts, I would love to add them. It makes me a little sad to realize that most of my immediate line will have little ties with the areas of my childhood of TN and Monroe, MI, but those ties are preserved here.
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.
ringenberg Good morning, Thank you for your reply. I will also go with that spelling in my family genealogy.When I get to the archive's again I will double check that to make sure for both of us and will let you know what I find out. Thank You so much wanda
Frances Rinkenberg Hi On Frances Rinkenberg #47306594 the family has it spelled ringenberg and the same on her death cert.I hoping you would know what spelling is right because on the death cert.. they have the mothers maiden name spelled wrong to it should be Bywater. Hope you can help thanks wanda
James Wildey I have an amazing wedding picture I would love to add and hate to pay $5 to do it. If you are willing to delete one tombstone pic I will add. Just let me know if you do it and I will add right away. Thanks Terri Huizenga
LEWIS KOON https://books.google.com/books/reader?id=dYCivZgc3_4C&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&pg=GBS.PA545 THIS GOOGLE E BOOK TELLS OF A LEWIS COON BLINDED OR PARTIALLY BLINDED BY HIS SERVICE IN THE CIVIL WAR. I was wondering if you can prove his connection to his possible father Willis S. Coon(51153037) and his possible mother Patience Nichol Koon(15120434). . I have linked this family through the edit system except for Lewis,John B. Emma, and Mary L.Coon to this point.Sincerely and thank you.
Permission to use on of your picture Hi, I was wondering if it was okay to put a picture you took of my relative on ancestry. I will make sure the credit goes to you. I will write it on picture. thank you Mary Lou
RE: Bios I have a lot of family in the Nunica/Spring Lake area, so I just pass along what I am seeing. Thanks for all the great work you are doing to help others locate family members. It's really nice to meet you.