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ReLyRoTh (#46556292)
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Bio Photo Finding the graves of ancestors can be an overwhelming challenge. What started out years ago as an innocent quest to find the graves of my grandparents has become my passion. Vacations often end up with side trips to libraries or cemeteries, camera in hand, documenting the final resting place of my ancestors and special people. It is my contribution to others who share the special connection to those who are gone, but not forgotten.
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THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones 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 the 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 we hope 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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Sarah L Nelson
James Hollinger Forbes
Hello! I am looking for information on James Hollinger Forbes as I think he may be my ancestor. I love the information you've put out. I was wondering if I could get links to your sources so I can review them myself to glean additional confirmation/information.
Thank you,
Sarah
Added by Sarah L Nelson on Oct 18, 2016 7:21 PM
Mary Beth Turecek
Thomas Cushman Jr. 1637 - 1726
Would like to ask permission to use your tombstone photo of Thomas Cushman Jr. 16 Sept 1637 - 23 Aug 1726, Plympton, Plymouth, Mass.

cyberspace thank you for all the work you do to contribute to genealogy data.

Mary Beth Turecek
Added by Mary Beth Turecek on Oct 18, 2016 11:41 AM
Jrocket
Malinda Burton
Malinda 2nd wife of Etheldred Griffin
Died August 28th 1857
If I am wrong forgive me but felt intrigued by a marker I found. During my research of the name I saw that your post and in it showed body lost or destroyed. I found her grave site off of GA HWY 87 appx 10 miles north of Cochran and have a picture of it. I registered on this site just to leave you a message. If you want more info on it please email. My name is Jay
Hope you find this helpful.
Added by Jrocket on Oct 14, 2016 10:38 AM
Neil D Scheidt
RE: Nagle updates
My appreciation
Added by Neil D Scheidt on Aug 31, 2016 2:16 PM
Seth Quick
Bob Williams' memorial
I did not realize that a memorial had been created for my great uncle (my grandmother's brother) until I came across it today via ancestry.com. I created one after yours, but hoping that you could delete yours (memorial #55215221)as the memorial that I have for him (memorial #124507129) has him linked to his parents' memorials and has the cemetery that he is buried at along with picture of his headstone that I took. Thanks in advance.
Added by Seth Quick on Jul 20, 2016 4:21 PM
Joel H. Hutto
Maria Catharina MELL
You have the burial date for Catharina SNELL, wife of Henry SNELL, not the Maria Catharina, widow of Isaac Hotto(w) and subsequent wife of Henry MELL. Henry Snell and Henry Mell are 2 totally different people.. Henry Snell came to SC in 1735, Menry Mell came much later.

https://sail.home.xs4all.nl/orange/bur82bur87.html
Added by Joel H. Hutto on Jun 09, 2016 12:20 PM
virginia
Britain Mills - wife Catherine Jinks
Do you know where Britain Mills' wife Catherine Jinks might be buried? That is a wonderful photo of the tombstone. Any idea when this was created? Looks more recent than 1865.
May I have permission to use the tombstone photo on my Ancestry Pages, giving you the proper credit?
Added by virginia on Jun 08, 2016 7:47 AM
PMS Sillix
RE: Again it didn't work, I'm sorry
Thank you for your help.
I have tried several times to do this based on the instructions at the location given below. I cannot make it work. Once I save the string to a memorial the name shows but does not respond as a hyperlink. If you ever get it to work let me know. I will do the same. Regards, PMS Sillix

You sent: Again it didn't work, I'm sorry
I found the answer in the FindAGrave FAQ section called "How do I add a link from one memorial to another?

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=listFaqs#52
Added by PMS Sillix on May 24, 2016 8:28 PM
Susan Barwick
RE: Archibald Odom Rev. Soldier
Thank you so much.
Added by Susan Barwick on May 17, 2016 3:16 PM
Susan Barwick
Archibald Odom Rev. Soldier
Hi, Thanks for all you do.
I just sent you a sac email with information for his Bio that will answer many questions about Arch and his descendants.
When you can please check your email. It is an official paper for application of his Rev. War Pension made by my 4th great aunt, Elizabeth Jackson the second wife of Arch.
I found more info and will be sending that also in a separate email, being recordings from family records on his children.
Just a heads up to please check your email.
Thank you so much.

Susan
Added by Susan Barwick on Jan 29, 2016 6:57 AM
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