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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.

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

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ppdavis
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
Jason O
RE: Hannah Holt Collins
The mother of Frankie (Collins) Holt was found to be Lydia on Frankie's death record. I don't have a cooy of it.
Added by Jason O on May 14, 2014 1:42 PM
deegraver
Tinnie Martin
I guess I got it from Larry Lewis.
I don't remember.
He added photos on her memorial.
Added by deegraver on Apr 28, 2014 3:44 PM
deegraver
RE: Nancy MIntoria Jefferson Foley Richardson
i deleted my memorial.
Her parents were James Marshall Jefferson and Nancy J. Hughes.
Where are they buried ?
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She married Andrew on 5 April 1877 in Patrick County, Va.
Added by deegraver on Apr 28, 2014 1:55 PM
B.Hooker
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
B.Hooker
Boulding
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
Dianne
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
thanks
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
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