|Judy in California (#46930755)|
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"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'd 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."
Author Unknown (but still searching)
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 hallowed 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.
'A man who thinks too much about his ancestors is like a potato - the best part of him is underground.'' Dr Henry Sage Fenimore Cooper
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|John & Retta Waggoner||John Stone Cemetery|
We enjoyed visiting this beautiful cemetery and taking these photos for you. A while back I purchased a Clay County Cemetery book on ebay. On a visit to this cemetery I carried the book and to my shock and surprise the former owners whose names were written on the inside cover were buried there.
(Wade & Loretta Stone). They had added several margin notes about their family. When I was having a problem locating the cemetery in the index I looked on the top of the page and written in pencil was "Stone page 227". Uncanny.
|Jane Stacy Eubanks||Harrison Stacy|
Hi Judy...the only info I have on my Harrison is that his father was Benjamin Stacy and he was born in Kentucky and died in Arkansas. I believe all my Stacy's were from Kentucky.
|SLW||Mary Mefford, Traughber Cemetery|
You have a photo request for this grave. I really doubt the stone is there or readable now. My Granny and Daddy walked the cemetery probably 50 years ago so I used their notes and added as much info as I could to Find A Grave. I stopped at the cemetery about 4-5 years ago when I visited my cousin on Stateline Rd. The cemetery was very overgrown with weeds. After I got a couple of photos a snake ran me out of there and I never went back (hate snakes!). Dennis Peterson photographed the rest of it after a group cleaned and sprayed the weeds. He got photos of all the markers...but you might double check with him to make sure. I imagine her marker is one of the broken ones laying in the fence row. Just didn't want you to think your request was ignored. I live 9 hrs away now so I can't go check it for you. Dennis will know anyway.
Added by SLW on Jun 30, 2014 7:00 PM
I added Sally, as well as, Stokes. The markers are almost hidden under a large Peony Bush that was planted at their graves long ago. I hope you will gain management of these or ask that the couple be linked, whatever their relationship might be. I hope tis helps in your search.
Added by John on Jun 19, 2014 11:12 AM
|Krys Cooper||Amos and Rosa Cooper|
I'll be heading up to Newton this Friday. Have to check on a few things. I'll swing by the cemetery and get those pictures for you. I have to get in contact with my cousin but he knows where Amos and Rosa are both buried. They're just a little tough to find because they're stones are flat and sometimes you can just walk over them and not even realize it.
Are you related to the Coopers? Amos and Rosa are my grandfather's grandparents.
|Anonymous||Donald E Eaton|
I'd like to thank you for placing my Grandfathers burial information on this website. I'm so grateful for selfless people like you who do so much for others out of the goodness of your heart.
I've added a few items to help complete his memorial here and would ask that if you ever have a chance to post his grave marker online it would be very much appreciated. Thanks again for all that you do...
Mark S Lord
|Renee Arnold||RE: Joseph Cooper amd wife|
I was glad to be able to help. Thank you for your kind words (:
|Renee Arnold||Joseph Cooper, North Chemung Cemetery|
Your photo request for Joseph Cooper has been fulfilled. His marker also included info for his wife Sally. I
|Ken Dickey||Duck and Green Headstones|
Glad I can be of help. I was in the area of the cemetery this week, and photographed every headstone. There are several more Ducks and Greens that I will post in the coming week. My pleasure!
|Bill T. Whitis||RE: lynnie Setty Mcmichaels|
Not a problem. I'm in the process of photographing and adding GPS coordinates to all burials in Algoma Cemetery.
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