For a Christmas present, I decided to give my daughters and niece a photo album of relatives for a keepsake. When I visited a family cemetery to take photos of markers, I felt surrounded by a lot of love. Everywhere I looked, there were babies who never grew to be an adult. There was my great grandfather, then a great-great grandfather, and the more I dug into the census and the more questions I asked, the more familiar these people became to me. A relative came up with a family tree, tracing our Warren family back to England. I found a great grandfather near my grandfather in a cemetery that the family had visited so many times but no one had ever noticed him. Everyone has been to visit him, now, paying the respects that were long overdue. Beside him, his wife, three sons and a daughter are buried.
I enjoy going to different cemeteries in our area and putting families together. The babies who have no parents with them catch my attention. When I list them, I hope someone finds them and adds them to their family. If I list someone who isn't a family member, I check out the census and our local history books to see if I can find something out about them. My mother has been a tremendous help, as she can recall so many details about these people and the life they lived. My husband has been there with me, wading through stickers, mosquitoes and the Texas heat.
If I have made any mistakes, please let me know. If I have listed your family member, I will be glad to transfer them and let you add them to your listings. I know how important family is to family. Speaking of family, I am researching the Warren , Knapp, Peace, Boydstun, (Boydston), French, Barnett, Carroll and Brim families and families of Navarro Co., Texas.
FAG41892897 Bruce A Melton Thank you and your family for all the work you do for Find A Grave. With people like you I can learn so much more about my family, to pass on to other family members. so thank you. I would like to know if you would allow me to use your headstone pictures of Bruce's and other family members of his that you have posted. I cant let you transfer them to me as I'm on hospice so don't think I can handle that. I will give you and find a grave credit for those that I post. I will be waiting for your reply. Thank you again Jane Leitholt Hall
Cryer Creek Cemetery Karen, I hope things are well for you and your family. We've probably exchanged emails but I wanted to thank you for all your contributions. I see your name all over the Cryer Creek Cemetery - FindAGrave and we appreciate your time and effort. I'm currently President of the Cryer Creek Cemetery Assoc and wanted to invite you and others to our Annual meeting. The meeting is scheduled for May 22nd (3;00PM) at the Cemetery. By that time I hope to have most of the New Plot Survey complete. As you may or may not know, our plot survey was lost sometime ago. Starting over is a lot of WORK!!! Nonetheless, I'm happy to do it as I find it interesting and on occasions get to meet great people like yourself. If you can't make the meeting I completely understand but please spread the word as I would love to get more people involved and serve on our Board. Blessing to you and yours, Jon Thomas email@example.com 817-313-3357
Mary Elizabeth Wilson Mosley Hi Karen, I just added a photo to my great grandmother's memorial, I was going through some pictures and found it, My mother sent it to me several years ago before she died, My mother called her "Granny" as she was her father's mother. So we are related, but I do not know how,
Cemeteries you have photographed You have photographed some tombstones of some distant relatives. I would like to add them to their records at Ancestry.com. May I have your permission to do so? I will, of course, credit you with taking the photographs. Thank you.
Robert Hugh Middleton # 64767496 Are you related to Robert Hugh Middleton? I am trying to find the parents of Winnie Louise (Middleton) Hayes Simmons. The 1930 Navarro Co TX census shows that Robert Hugh and Gertie had a daughter named Winnie L., but she was b ca 1823, while my Winnie was born 3 Nov 1914 in Purdon, Navarro County, Texas. Winnie is actually an ancestress of my daughter-in-law. Any help would be appreciated. She was first married to Mont Hayes, then to a Simmons. Her tombstone, which is Hayes, says Winnie Simmons on it, even though a double stone with Mont Hayes. Thanks.