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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 and the registrar 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.

"The Roots that make Us One are Stronger than the Branches that Divide Us."

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Arthur Ayers
RE: Harry Lee Foley
Didn't know I entered it twice.
No, not a relative.
Added by Arthur Ayers on Jul 28, 2015 8:19 AM
Robin Overstreet
Mary Jane and Walter Foley
There is a mistake in their children. They had a child born on Aug 28, 1908 and passed away on Aug 22, 1988. Here name was Elizabeth Bertha Emma Foley. She was my grandmother. If you need more information you can contact me at
Added by Robin Overstreet on Jul 23, 2015 5:41 AM
Timothy Warf
RE: Myrtle Inez F. Pratt
Memorial is transferred.
Added by Timothy Warf on Jul 14, 2015 8:53 PM
RE: Ishmae Worth Wade 20299636
I can't transfer because River Rat made his memorial.
Added by deegraver on Jul 13, 2015 5:40 PM
Larry Lewis
RE: Richardson Family Cemetery
No, I have not been, but my sister, Becky Wilson, went with Tony Hill approx. 2 months ago. Tony is the son of Kares Hill and their phone number may be in the Madison phone directory.

Mintoria is the great grandmother of my wife, Deborah Ziglar Lewis. Mintoria married Andrew Jackson Foley first before marrying Tommy Richardson for her second marriage. There were approx. 3 tombstone at the cemetery with names on them, but they were broken. There are some stones that have no names of course. One of the stones is for an infant Ziglar who is the son of Dewitt Ziglar and Tinnie Foley Ziglar. Dewitt and Tinnie are buried at Mt. Herman UMC.

Are you related to Ida Belle Foley?
Added by Larry Lewis on Jul 13, 2015 11:01 AM
Mary Lynn
RE: Sterling Tilley
Thank you. I lost my dad when I was 8 and lost all track of my half sister. I know basically nothing about my dads side of the family and am anxious to learn whatever I can. You can email me at
Added by Mary Lynn on Jul 08, 2015 7:10 AM
James Webster
You left me this message:

Thanks for the information to add to the memorials.
Is it possible that they are sisters?

Which memorials are you referring to? I am all over the place sometimes in getting my genealogy fix. And may submit corrections for several memorials in one day. Couple that with my bad memory...

Jim Webster
Added by James Webster on Dec 12, 2014 4:41 AM
Donald James
RE: Ida Bailey Clark
Added by Donald James on Oct 20, 2014 7:03 AM
Re: Troy Adams
Today I posted grave marker photos for Troy Adams--28215318 @ Reidlawn Cemetery in Reidsville, NC. This is a shared headstone with Maggie C. Adams--Dob 10/17/1911, Dod 06/02/2001. Do you know if they are husband/wife? Maggie does not have a memorial. Thanks, Peggy
Added by ppdavis on Jun 08, 2014 4:30 PM
Jason O
RE: Hannah Holt Collins
No. Lydia would be Hannah (Holt) Collins' mother-in-law.
Added by Jason O on May 14, 2014 2:38 PM
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