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Timmy and Cindi Bouldin Tilley (#46940341)
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My Dad's family is Bouldin, Foley, Shelton, and Keaton. From Patrick County, VA. Dad had his DNA done before his death and we found out that Bouldin is NOT the correct spelling of his name. It is Bolling(Bowling). Seems his great grandfather and siblings started spelling it Bouldin and it stuck.
Mom's family is Patterson, Shelton, Forbes and Flanagan. They are from Henry County, VA.
Everyone drifted to NC looking for work and here in Rockingham County, NC is where my part of the family has stayed. I am finding family in Stokes and Surry County also.
I am currently the president of my local UDC chapter and the chairman of the Indian Committee for my DAR chapter.

Timmy has lived in Western Rockingham County, NC all of his life. He loves taking pictures and doing family research. He has found alot of his ancestors in Stokes and Surry Counties in NC and Henry and Patrick Counties in VA. His family lines are Dalton, Shelton, Clark, Joyce, Dunlap, Ball, and Tilley.

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We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors, to research the family history, putting flesh on their bones and to make them live again; to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one, and we have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our Story. So, we do, and in finding them, our ancestors, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors that they have a wonderful family, that they would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt that there was love there for me? It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference, and saying that I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish and how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us that we might be born who we are, and that we remember them. So, we do with love, caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. Now, it is up to the one called in the next generation to answer the call and to take their place in the long line of family storytellers, to step up and put flesh on the bones of our ancestors. (Author Unknown) I have been such a scribe or one of the chosen, a story teller of my family. This is one reason why I do family research, to find not only our family's ancestors but to hopefully find out stories about them. It is always interesting, but it can be frustrating, too. There have been many times when I wanted to throw my hands in the air. But, then I find a little morsel of information that I use to find a bit more about the family or another name to follow to yet another county or state, and there I go again, digging into the books or trying to find that old country road on which a family cemetery is hopefully located. As I have said many times before, in blogs, newsletters and/or programs, finding one's ancestors is really finding one's self.

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Cornell Bowling
You have a memorial for a Cornell Bowling. His actual name is Colonel Roosevelt Bullin. His father was Moses T.J "Mody" Bullin. Colonel was born in Stokes County in 1916 and was in WWII. He was my great-grandfather's brother. Several of the Boulding/Boudlin/Bowling families of Rockingham, Guilford, and Alamance Counties were originally Bullin/Bullen.
Added by B.Hooker on Feb 27, 2014 10:40 PM
Was Hillery Calvin Boulding a relative? I know his lineage to the American Revolition. I have been in contact with his son Doug. Hillery's father was Jim, a brother to my great great grandfather.
Added by B.Hooker on Feb 15, 2014 6:48 PM
Cyndi Bennett
Bouldin/Boling family
Hi Cindi - I have Bolings (as it ended up being spelled here) from Patrick Co. VA and I wonder if they are related to yours... James Luke Boling (b. 1800) settled in Indiana, son of James Marcus Boling (1775-1861) and Elizabeth Frances Morrison... Let me know if you know the connection. The name was spelled Bolding in some documents by James Luke's granddaughter... I have her family Bible... Thanks!

Cyndi Bennett
Added by Cyndi Bennett on Feb 12, 2014 4:51 PM
RE: Jerry Foley
You wrote: Jerry Foley
This Jerry Foley is only kin to Stephen Foley by marriage. Jerry's wife Josie, her mother, Mary, is Stephen Foley's sister. Stephen died in a Civil War Camp in Bowling Green VA on Jan 13, 1863. I have not found where he was buried. I am in the United Daughters of the confederacy and my Uncle Stephen is on of the soldiers that I have done extension research on. I doubt if he is the one buried in SC. Home was in the mountains of VA, so if he was not buried in Bowling Green, he is buried somewhere in Patrick County, VA.
Cindi Bouldin Tilley

Thank you so much for the information. I'll just keep trying to figure this Jerry Foley out. I appreciate your detailed information and wanted to thank you. Strange and intertwined relationships people had back in the old days! LOL
Added by Dianne on Jan 26, 2014 9:32 PM
Ann Ono Mouse
thank you for your effort in posting photos of headstones. any photo posting is helpful!
Added by Ann Ono Mouse on Jan 17, 2014 8:47 PM
Grave Wanderer
Glad you saw the transfers. You'll be able to do a much better job than me since they are your family. Nice to have "met" you!
Added by Grave Wanderer on Jan 11, 2014 6:13 PM
Charles Mattes
RE: Josephine Bouldin # 45649314
Close....but not quite.

My wife is Gaynell Hicks Mattes (1936-)daughter of Clayton Gray Hicks & Ethel Minnie Bailey (1910-2004 #8650146)
Joseph J Bailey (1886-1971 #76052777)& Kate Alice Puckett
William G Bailey & Mary Ellen Ashby (1867-1945 #86726799)
Joseph C Ashby & Theodocia Puckett (1834-1911 # 64130440)
Anthony Puckett & Hannnah Holt (# )
David & Frankie Collings (1778-1871 # )

Gaynell has 3 sisters living and 16 children living between them.
Added by Charles Mattes on Dec 19, 2013 8:11 PM
Bernie Radford
Ethel Catherine Adkins
Timmy and Cindi: Thanks for your much work for Find A Grave. Ethel Catherine Radford Adkins was an older sister of my father. Could you please add her father 21022641 and mother 21922684 to her family index. Thanks for your kindness, Bernie Radford,
Added by Bernie Radford on Aug 06, 2013 8:09 AM
John Shelton
RE: Shelton family in Rockingham Co., NC
Hello Tim and Cindi,

My Sheltons came from Hanover County through Mecklenburg (VA) to Caswell just next door to Rockingham. David Shelton, the first High Sheriff of Caswell, was my 3g-granddad, and he had at least one child who wound up in Patrick County, VA. The others seemed to have ended up scattered. My line is the Peter/Thomas Shelton line from Hanover according to the DNA studies. Would love to hear which line you descend from. Many thanks for contacting me.

Added by John Shelton on Jul 09, 2013 9:21 AM
John Doe
How about everybody just add whatever memorials they want to create and forget about transfers? That way everybody can have "millions" of memorials and be happy. I'm deleting mine as fast as I can so there will be more out there for others to get. I'm sick of all the selfishness with people hiding behind the stupidaxx Find A Grave guidelines.
Added by John Doe on Jun 27, 2013 10:01 PM
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