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Robbie Carnell Story (#46809919)
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Bio Photo Remember me in the family tree
My name, my days, my strife;
Then I'll ride upon the wings of time
And live an endless life


I became interested in genealogy about 1974, after my grandmother gave me two large oval framed portraits of her father and grandmother. I hung them on my wall and would sit for hours wondering about them. Who exactly were they, where did they come from. This curiosity has taken me from Lawrenceville, Illinois to Paris, Tennessee. From Hayti, Missouri to Ellistown, Mississippi. From Smithland, Kentucky to Graves County, Kentucky. I have met so many distant cousins. Cousins that had pictures of my ancestors which had been passed down to them. Thank you all. The search as been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. If you find errors on findagrave that I have entered, please message me and I will gladly make the necessary correction. If any of those that I have placed on findagrave are your ancestors, send me a message and I will gladly turn them over to you so you may add your information. I'm not like some who believe they own Find A Grave. So feel free to use any information or pictures I have uploaded. That's what they were placed there for.
Happy Hunting.



Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marbled stone

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so

I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you


When a face that was dear, no longer is here
And a voice that was loved is now hushed
It seems as if things went too quickly
It seems as if time was too rushed

But one by one we remember
One by one we recall
All the quite and wonderful moments
And the joys we had in them all

So there’s a great feeling of comfort
When a heart that is grieving and sad
Can remember again and be thankful
For all the sweet hours we had


TO THOSE WHO SLEEP IN UNMARKED GRAVES: We have searched diligently for your identity but too many times in vain. You have a right to a stone with your name and dates marking the six feet of earth where you sleep. Many of you once had stones, but time has taken its toll. Your descendants live in faraway places or are no more. The land has changed ownership many times. The fences are gone and livestock wander your graves. Grasping hands always wanting a few more feet of land, and now your gravesite is lost forever to a subdivision. We know you were placed there by loving hands and broken hearts many years ago. We know that you were happy; you were sad; you laughed; you cried; and that you loved. We gaze in admiration when we find the tall cedar trees, the yellow buttercups, the blue periwinkle and the white bridal wreath blooming each spring for you, and in loyalty to the one who planted them there on your grave.
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Thomas Frymire
Linda Louise "Emery" Warren # 65118690
May I use your picture of Union Ridge Cemetery Church in my Family Search and Roots Magic files.
Added by Thomas Frymire on Sep 18, 2016 1:49 PM
T. Morgan
RE: Cox Clan
Given Ernest and Lucy only had one child it won't take much time filling in their family group page.
Just go to Ernest's page and click to my grandmother's entry. By the way, according to funeral records Ernest's cause of death was Typhoid fever.
Added by T. Morgan on Aug 22, 2016 9:24 PM
T. Morgan
Cox Clan
Robbie, Thank you for your quick response. I will certainly be in touch for a possible brain pickin'. My descent from William Simpson is
Andrew Johnson > Ernest Starks > Shellie (Cox) Crawford > my mother Dorothy.

Last night having found Simpson's photo I sent it to my brothers and woke up to a return email from the eldest who expressed his delight and appreciation. He asked me to say thank you for sharing.
In touch soon
Added by T. Morgan on Aug 21, 2016 2:47 PM
T. Morgan
William Simpson Cox
Robbie, Want to thank you for taking the time and effort in posting the photograph of my 3rd great grandfather. I am elated, thrilled and positively tickled pink.
I do hope you don't mind my asking if by chance Edward Cox shared with you his line of descent or do you know how I might touch base with him?
Again thank you.

Added by T. Morgan on Aug 20, 2016 7:39 PM
Wes Hart
RE: Henry Morgan, Susanna Poe
Thanks Robbie;
I am looking at locations. A lot of folks from Grayson, VA and Ashe County, NC went to Knox County, Indiana, I am thinking starting around the 1820's or so. Knox County, Indiana is next door to Lawrence County, Illinois. Groups traveled together or often joined up later I other parts of the country. While that in itself does not establish a relationship of Henry Morgan and Susan Poe to my Permelia Morgan Hart and Hannah Poe Hart, the locations could be helpful.
Permelia Morgan was married to John Hart from Grayson County, Virginia then Whitley County, Kentucky. John's sister Nancy Hart was married to Andrew Hash in Grayson. They also lived in Whitley Kentucky, got a divorce in 1840 then Nancy took most of her children to Knox County, Indiana. I am sure she a support or today we might call it a network in place before she went there.
The Poes, Morgans, Harts and Hash's would have known each other.
Added by Wes Hart on Jun 19, 2016 10:18 PM
Michael J. Rea
Thomas B. "Pink" Busby
Hello Robbie,

I found Thomas's headstone today at Parham Cemetery. I contacted memorial owner to move his memorial from Eastside to Parham. I just thought since you added COD you would like this information also.

Mike Rea
Added by Michael J. Rea on Mar 17, 2016 8:45 PM
Jan Miller
RE: Poem
Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words! :)
Added by Jan Miller on Mar 05, 2016 9:54 AM
Wes Hart
Henry Morgan, Susanna Poe
I want to let you know that Henry's Rev. War Pension application has been added to his bio.
Find A Grave Memorial# 10927332
Also that I have added Susanna Poe Morgan that I can only guess might be buried near Henry.
Find A Grave Memorial# 157957427
They appear to have only had daughters that I have not yet located.
I am related to Daniel and William Morgan as well as Permelia Morgan Hart and Hannah Poe Hart from Montgomery/Grayson County, Virginia and Ashe County, North Carolina.
At this time, I have not established a connection between Henry and my Morgans but I think it likely.
It is also my opinion that Susanna Poe Morgan and Hannah Poe Hart, Find A Grave Memorial# 157957427 were likely sisters.
I would be delighted to share information and maybe we can knock down some of the brick walls.
Wes Hart
Added by Wes Hart on Feb 09, 2016 8:50 AM
Greg Miller
RE: William M. Story
My great great grandfather's brother here in Calloway County served in the same company and regiment in the Confederate cavalry with him. I am a professionally trained historian and the only real professional researcher of the Confederate military units of the Jackson Purchase of Kentucky. I track down all the information I can locate on the veterans, including trying to locate the correct burial location and photograph it. Last Wednesday a buddy from Carlisle County and I made a circuit from Kentucky to Tennessee, to Missouri and back through Illinois to Kentucky. Between South Fulton and Union City we reset and sealed a Confederate veteran of the 12th KY Cavalry's headstone that was in three pieces, then we made it to Organ Cemetery and waded through the poison ivy and dodged a rat snake, and northwest of Bloomfield, MO we rest a Confederate veteran from Graves County, KY's headstone that was in three pieces. Organ Cemetery has at least two to three feet of siltation from the constant floods on the Mississippi River that has caused most of the headstone to have disappeared. We would like to get with some local people there during the winter to really investigate the cemetery so that maybe we could locate a headstone for Calloway County veteran William Story. We could only find a few in the rank growth and even the two wrought iron fences we saw in the cemetery were mostly buried in the soil. Several months back we started for the cemetery and topped the levee when we hit the flooded road and bottomland.
Added by Greg Miller on Oct 01, 2015 5:03 PM
RE: Bennett Augusta Lee
Hi Robbie, I have deleted the memorial that I created for Bennett. I would appreciate it if you would update Billie's memorial to show this name as a "nickname" for Bennett Augusta. Thanks, Patricia
Added by PPC on May 15, 2015 5:09 PM
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