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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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wish you happy and god blessed Easter days.
Added by Nana on Apr 19, 2014 2:37 PM
Hello, I have a question and wondering if you could help me. On William L Wiley Tomlinson Find A Grave # 43471562 you listed a brother named Humphrey Wiley Tomlinson.
Are you familiar with the Tomlinson's. I was wondering where you got the name of Humphrey Wiley. I have been searching for my gggrandfather Humphrey Wiley for years. Family said he was from a large family and was born in Jasper or Oglethorpe GA. Just hoping you might have info that could get me on his trail.
Appreciate any bit of info you might could give me.
Added by Vicki on Apr 02, 2014 6:27 PM
|E L Hon||The Hutto Family|
I am wondering where you came by the information on the Hutto family: Jacob K. Hutto 1783 - 1891, Charles Hutto Jr 1755 - 1817, etc. What were your sources for this information on the Hutto family. I anxiously await your reply.
Added by E L Hon on Mar 31, 2014 1:54 PM
|Karen Carr||Mary Elizabeth Cross Memorial # 44833395|
Thank you for all the work and information you have provided on Find A Grave.
I found a picture of Mary Elizabeth Cross' tombstone and it shows her year of death as 1873. This is the website where I found the picture:
Thank you again.
|Sue singletary||Odom cemetery|
Do you have the GPS coordinates for the Odom cemetery in Hawkinsville?
|Glen Thorpe||Midway cemetery|
Can you tell me where I can find the cemetery records for Midway Cemetery?
I believe I have some relatives buried there.
|Doug Thompson||We must share some of the same blood|
ReLyRoTh - I have been researching some of my direct ancestors and the ones I can find have all been linked back to you.
First - thank you. I would not have known about some of them.
Second - are we related? We must be, or at least it would seem that there is a good chance of it.
|Julie Lake||Benjamin Graves|
Thanks for your note, ReLyRoTh! Benjamin Graves is my direct ancestor, too, and we'll just have to live with the anachronism that Grandpa was born in the USA 131 years before it was a country! Oh well, if that's how we do it here, at least he's not the only one. Again, that really is a lovely bio you wrote for him. Thanks so much, Cousin!
|james rowell||RE: Hayes photo|
i took a picture of husband as well. i just added it to her page so you can see it. james
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