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Shirley Burks Wells (#46511681)
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Blessed are the great grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters, for they tell the story of their time.

Blessed are all the grandfathers who filed every legal document, for this provides proof.

Blessed are grandmothers who preserve family Bibles and diaries, for this is our heritage.

Blessed are father who elect officials that answer letter of inquiry, for some, this is their only link to the past.

Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends to the family, for one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets with extra data, for them we owe the family history.

Blessed is any family whose members strive for the preservation of records, for theirs is a labour of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say, "Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."
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John Duchesne
Thank you so much, Shirley, for the transferal of John's memorial. Have a great evening. Fondly, Suse
Added by sniksnak on May 19, 2016 4:57 PM
Debbie Parker
Minerva Braswell Burks

BTW, I sent a message to Cathy-O, the owner of the page that you linked Minerva with to advise her of the error.

Added by Debbie Parker on Apr 15, 2016 12:43 PM
Debbie Parker
Minerva Braswell Burks
I believe Minerva's date of death (1884) is incorrect on her page. It looks like 1881 on her stone with W.P. Burks and he married Louise Ledbetter in 1882. Just an observation.

Added by Debbie Parker on Apr 15, 2016 12:34 PM
Danielle Bonner
Joshua Wade O'Neal
Hi. Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to create the memorial for my son. I appreciate it very much.Thanks for transferring it to me. God Bless.
Added by Danielle Bonner on Apr 07, 2016 9:44 AM
William Pryor Ensminger Info
Hi Shirley
In the entry below you say that Mary was the daughter of Robert Bowman. How do you know this? Do you have any more info about Mary? Was she Mary Ann? And do you have any more info re Robert? His occupation? Any dates and places of birth?Anything in fact! Is this because you've seen the marriage certificate? Do you know how to get a copy?
Keep up the good work!

Birth: 1808
South Carolina, USA
Death: 1863
Franklin Parish
Louisiana, USA

William was the son of David Ensminger and Rachel Ballard. He married 1. Eliza Toles. Their children were Margaret, Andrew Jackson, *David Wesley and Frithania "Fanny" Ensminger. He md. 2. Mary Bowman (born 1826 S. C.) on July 6, 1850 in Franklin Parish, LA. Mary was the daughter of Robert Bowman. Their children were Robert Bowman, Thomas L. and Henry Ensminger.

Oakley Cemetery
Franklin Parish
Louisiana, USA
Added by Sheila on Feb 08, 2016 2:01 PM
Marianne Granoff
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 29759093
I just enlarged and enhanced the photo of his tombstone, and it does say 1814 is when he died.

Marianne Manley Granoff
Albuquerque, NM
Added by Marianne Granoff on Jan 18, 2016 1:30 PM
Marianne Granoff
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 29759093
I believe the March 5,1795 date is the date he and Margaret married. He is in the 1800 and 1810 Federal Census Records in Sumter, South Carolina with the children and Margaret.

I have seen one record that says he died 5 Mar 1814 at Cherryvale Plantation, Sumter, South Carolina. I think this is more accurate.

Best regards,

Marianne Manley Granoff
Added by Marianne Granoff on Jan 18, 2016 1:19 PM
Marianne Granoff
Find A Grave Memorial# 29759093
For Henry Bradford Vaughan

If his date of death is correct, then none of the children listed as his can actually be his since they were all born well after he died.

There were at least two Henry Vaughan/Vaughn people living in Mississippi between ~1830-1870. One is the son of John Bradford Vaughn and the other was supposedly the son of Henry Bradford Vaughan. Both were from South Carolina. I am trying to figure them out. If Henry Bradford Vaughan died in 1795, then Henry Vaughn b 1800 cannot be his son, however.

If you have any information regarding these folks, I would appreciate hearing from you.

Best regards,

Marianne Manley Granoff
Albuquerque, NM
Added by Marianne Granoff on Jan 13, 2016 4:07 PM
Christine Jones Price
RE: Re.: Annie Mae and R. L. Vail Memorials
Thanks. Whatever you can do, it would be appreciated. I sent some edits to the others, but I can delete them until I hear back from you.

Added by Christine Jones Price on Jan 12, 2016 2:17 PM
Hi Shirley
Just read your bio, "Beatitudes of the Family Genealogist"; loved it!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Added by CSC on Dec 19, 2015 6:16 AM
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