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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
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I've been into genealogy for close to 30 years.

I live in Ottawa County, Ohio but I'm willing to drive to neighboring counties to take photos.

If there are my memorials that are part of your family, I will transfer the memorial, unless its part of my family.

If you want a memorial transferred to you, please do it from the memorial with your member account number, thank you! If you request a transfer and I don't respond, please leave me a message on my message board with the information. If I consider the transfer as part of my family, I will respond back why I'm not transferring.

We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. 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. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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Patsy Lubben DiMarco
RE: 33089555/33089626 Boatman
You are very Welcome.

God Bless Patsy
Added by Patsy Lubben DiMarco on Feb 04, 2016 6:11 PM
Patsy Lubben DiMarco
RE: 33089555/33089626 Boatman
Beulah & Robert are on thier way home. God Bless Patsy
Added by Patsy Lubben DiMarco on Feb 02, 2016 3:54 PM
William Joseph Partin/Parton
He went by the name of Joe/Joseph later on in life. Buried under the name of Joe Parton (Mem #53622470) and is buried w/2nd wife Caroline Rathbone Parton (#53622479). Son = William Thos. Parton (#74015174), b. Feb. 25, 1877 in Haywood Co, NC. William Thos. m. Elmina Clarissa Moore Oct 1, 1873 in Haywood Co, NC. Per info found on "Samuel Moore" family, Rootsweb, this same entry states Wm. Thos. Parton's F = William Joseph "Joe" Parton and M = Cassandra Roberta "Cassie" Kirkpatrick. Cassie was Wm. Joseph's first wife. (1880 Census Gum Log, Union Co, GA they lived nxt door to Harriet, his widowed mother.) Wm. Joseph & Cassie had two sons then, William T. and Silas. Cassie may have d. betw 1880 & 1900, 1900 census Fines Creek, Haywood Co, NC shows Joseph & Caroline m. for 8 yrs. 1910 & 1920 census Fines Crk, Haywood Co, NC: Joseph W & Caroline, then Joseph & Caroline respectively. Many more children listed, check it out. Not sure if this pertains to Partin/Parton for whom you were searching. Regards, sjmohr
Added by sjmohr on Jan 13, 2016 8:19 AM
Thank you for the Transfers
I appreciate you transferring Walter & Esther Smith to my account. I have only one more sibling to go, thanks to your help. Again, many thanks! sjmohr
Added by sjmohr on Jan 11, 2016 12:06 PM
Donald W Hons
Hi Connie, Could you please transfer one memorial to my account #48485782. Hilda L Dubbert # 151688429. She was my Grandfathers sister and my Great Aunt.

D. Hons #48485782
Added by Donald W Hons on Jan 09, 2016 9:16 AM
Cindy Hinton
William Johnson Partin
I will continue to research Urtie Partin Whitehurst's father and hopefully find his death certificate. His name was William Johnson Partin, son of James J. Partin and Martha H. Partin. He was born in North Carolina and lived in Halifax County, NC all of his life. His birth date is shown as December 13, 1877 on his WWI Draft Registration Card and as April 1878 on the 1900 US Census. Unfortunately, he is not the William Joseph Partin that was born in GA and died in Haywood County, NC for whom you are searching.
Added by Cindy Hinton on Jan 03, 2016 9:01 PM
Bill Cherepy
Which Memorial?
I'll gladly fix my mistake, but which memorial did I add the wrong photo to?
Added by Bill Cherepy on Jan 02, 2016 7:51 AM
Karl Brunjes
RE: 96839503
It is the same headstone only from the opposite side. The two families are buried together it seems. I added the second side to show the full context.
Added by Karl Brunjes on Dec 30, 2015 5:29 AM
Walt & Esther Smith
Hi Connie, Could you please transfer 2 memorials to my account? Walter Smith #89071970 and his wife, Esther Smith # 89071940. (My Great Uncle & Aunt).
I have some family photos of them, with my Dad in the photographs.) My acct # 47586291.

Thanks for photographing their headstones; I wouldn't have found their burial location without your memorial you created for them. Thank you!

sjmohr #47586291
Added by sjmohr on Dec 25, 2015 2:45 PM
Debra Blanchard Gibson
RE: 146974935
Hello Connie,

Thanks for the message about picture. I am new at this and I am very sorry for the error, Please send the name, since I dont know which number you are referring to.

Thanks for all you do!

Added by Debra Blanchard Gibson on Dec 23, 2015 5:00 AM
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