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CL Hileman (#47502760)
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In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach.

That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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James Meadors
Josiah Smith and Betsy Todd Smith
I am of his lineage through James C. Smith and wife Nancy Meadors to Elizabeth Smith Angel and Her Hsb. Lewis Sevier Angel to Sarah Adeline Angel and her Hsb. James Westerfield Meadors to Benjamin Harrison Meadors and his wife Calestine Moses Meadors to Ancil V. Meadors and wife Jeanette Shelley Meadors to (Me) James E. Meadors.
Added by James Meadors on Oct 24, 2016 1:21 PM
Susan Earnheart-Terrell
Hello, I just found your contact information on Find-A-Grave. This is one of my Brick Walls. My earliest Barker ancestor is Jonathan Fielding Barker, born around 1790 in Delaware. Jonathan was one of the first settlers of Henry County Missouri. He passed away 4 Sept 1854. Do you have any information on Jonathan Barker?
Added by Susan Earnheart-Terrell on Sep 29, 2016 5:04 PM
Dan Miller
Yes that is one of my ancestors Christian Daniel Miller.
How does Donald Atkinson tie into the Miller family?
Loved to get any info....
Added by Dan Miller on Sep 19, 2016 6:58 AM
RE: Iva May Gilman Hileman
No problem. I'll try and get it this week
Added by Betty on Sep 12, 2016 1:55 PM
Carol L Inman
Josiah Smith
I am a descendant of Josiah through William Troy Meadors and Sara Smith. I was wondering if there is a way I can get a copy of The Pioneer Family of Josiah Smithİ By CL Hileman. I would also like to know if you have a family tree on line that I might be able to view. Thanks Carol Inman
Added by Carol L Inman on Sep 10, 2016 3:16 PM
jennifer heilman
RE: Heil Heilman
my dad had a copy in late 84 or early 85 it had a spiral binding it fell apart a pg or 2 at a time the
the 1 i have is a real hard back book.
Added by jennifer heilman on Sep 09, 2016 6:31 PM
jennifer heilman
RE: Jacob
have u read the history of lehigh county pa?
Added by jennifer heilman on Sep 09, 2016 10:59 AM
Danny Baker Jr
RE: Baker lineage
Hello. John C. Baker and Malinda had a son named Doctor Grant Baker. That is my relative. I am Danny Baker Jr. My father is obviously Danny. His father is Spencer Johnson Baker. His father is Cicero Stone Baker. His father is Doc (Doctor Grant) Baker. His literal name was Doctor. Haha. He was no Doctor.
Added by Danny Baker Jr on Sep 08, 2016 8:19 PM
jennifer heilman
RE: Jacob
in 2011 i got a new copy of the book heil heilman stand proud the story of the heilmans. before i posted the info on findagrave i asked the church to verify several people on april 2nd 2015 1 of the church members that helps out there sent me a email that said accoding to the cemetery records johann jacob/john jacob heilman, maria margaret heilman, maria polly woodring heilman, christina heilman weidner, milton lewis heilman are all buried at jordan lutheran.

book margaret elizabeth heilman
pg 57 she died at sea on the way to america
pg 437 on march 1st 1765 she was a sponcer at johannes ehrenhard
pg 438 on jan 10th 1773 she was a sponcer at andreas ehrenhard.
Added by jennifer heilman on Sep 08, 2016 1:33 PM
Carole Conrad
baker bible
tks for the note. Sherry Baker just mailed me this extra info.

The bible that was taken to the Library of VA in Richmond was taken there physically by Grace Witt Brockman

in 1941 she wrote a letter to Worthy Ray and at that time had not see the bible.

Shortly after this she found the family who had the bible and it was loaned to her to take to the Library of VA to be microfilmed.
Which it was.

The Bible that Roger Baker just donated to the Lee County Historical Society is the same bible.

I called the Library of VA and talked to the Manuscript Archivist it is in fact the same bible.

There is only 1 bible.

Sherry L Baker

Added by Carole Conrad on Aug 21, 2016 11:36 PM
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