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Princess Roddy O'Brien (#26569077)
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Bio Photo My name is Princess Lynn O'Brien (maiden name Roddy). I am the daughter of Joseph Thomas Roddy Jr. of Galvez, Louisiana and Carol Ann LeBlanc of Sorrento, Louisiana. I married May 22, 1982 in Columbia, Mississippi to Richard Erwin O'Brien. He is the son of William Earl O'Brien of Bogalusa, Louisiana and Betty Louise Thomas of Thomas Town, Louisiana. I have three boys. Joshua DeWayne O'Brien, Jonathan Ervin O'Brien and James Daniel O'Brien.

We Are The Chosen

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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RE: Mary Frances Roddy Graziano
dont blame you. i love up there too
Added by Bobby on Jun 10, 2016 5:59 PM
RE: Mary Frances Roddy Graziano
you live in tennessee?
Added by Bobby on Jun 06, 2016 7:07 PM
RE: Mary Frances Roddy Graziano
I was so happy to find this one.It was raining, as you well know this morning, and I had my umbrella, but then it started lightning so I headed to my truck when I saw it..also I added a few Roddy`s from Tennessee and Virginia last week
Added by Bobby on Jun 04, 2016 2:25 PM
Marilyn C
RE: Sammy Ellis Roddy
Thank you for your kind words. It appears he is one of your family members. I will be happy to transfer his memorial to you if you would like.
Added by Marilyn C on May 09, 2016 4:25 AM
Elizabeth Houghton
RE: Eddie Yard
Sorry it has taken me so long to reply.... I am happy to have been able to provide the photo(s). I don't remember any other Roddys but I will check again on my next visit to the cemetery.
Added by Elizabeth Houghton on May 07, 2016 8:21 PM
Joseph Mann
RE: Hayton and Chestnut

I do not believe there was a mistake. I fully believe they are buried at McDonoghville. I have a suspicion where Annie Chestnut is buried as I did find a Chestnut (not Annie) buried in a mausoleum.

It is very likely that Annie and Eliza Hayton are buried in the beginning of the cemetery, as those are the oldest graves.

Cemetery records prior to 1945 were lost or damaged and are not available to the cemetery staff. I will continue to look but I wanted to advise you that it is unlikely that their particular location can be determined.

Added by Joseph Mann on Apr 28, 2016 8:07 PM
Joseph Mann
RE: Aaron Johnson

I am persistent.

Added by Joseph Mann on Apr 23, 2016 5:25 PM
Helen Babin
Thank you for contributing to the Memorial. Phil
Added by Wildcajun on Apr 18, 2016 3:33 PM
Joseph Mann
RE: Mrs Aaron Johnson

It has been a while since I fulfilled one of your requests. I hope you are doing well.

The best I can find, so far, is that Mrs. Johnson died on December 8, 1915, which matches your input, but I cannot find her name . . yet.

I will keep looking and let you know what, if anything, I can find.

Added by Joseph Mann on Apr 18, 2016 1:32 AM
Ashley Accardo Albritton
Mary Graziano
Hello, if you are able to get the location or name of the plot in Greenoaks Cemetery, let me know and we'll look for it next time we are there.
Added by Ashley Accardo Albritton on Apr 12, 2016 11:57 AM
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