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BonnieGober12 (#47204700)
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Bio Photo Retired legal secretary. Retirement was not my cup of tea, so I went to work part-time at my local library and ended up staying with them 5 years. Have been working on my family tree since the mid1980s. Find A Grave was recommended to me by an archivist in Lauderdale County, Alabama and I find it an added bonus in my geneaology tracking.

"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 story tellers 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 I am, and why 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 who we had never known before."

by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."

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Betty Monson (Lane& Perry)
I am researching George Gober born 1740 in VA. and his wife Martha Wisdom. Wonder if you have anything on their parents to share?

They are my ggggg grandparents
Added by Betty Monson (Lane& Perry... on May 20, 2016 11:42 AM
Belinda Dover
Moses Curtis
Moses Curtis is my gg grandfather and I just somehow stumbled on this page AM amazed at how much is here I am trying to find my way through my family tree any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated
Added by Belinda Dover on May 19, 2016 3:52 PM
Gulley family
I found your post for Susannah Gulley Curtis
I'm interested in her brother James b.1795
I have a descendant in my line the same as your James (James Thomas/Thomas James) m. 3X Mine had a son James who m. Caroline Hughes and lived and d. in Tn. Family legend says he was b. in Johnson or Johnston Co NC but could be VA. Do you have any other info on him?

Nancy Bowers
Added by Nancy on May 11, 2016 3:13 PM
Lydia Young Noll
George Gober (1740-1786)
Hello Bonnie,
I am a member of the Gober line through my GG Grandmother, Polly Gober Hardman. I am a member of the DAR(Daughters of the American Revolution) and was able to prove that George Gober (1740-1786)served in the American Revolution. Just wondering how you are related to the Gober's and your ancestry line.
Added by Lydia Young Noll on Apr 13, 2016 8:15 AM
Cassie oh
RE: Curtis family Arkansas
But I thought the Tressie Curtis family, Like Julia Curtis, James Curtis etc were your distant cousins:: you have left flowers saying so.... What ever you say bossy bonnie
Added by Cassie oh on Feb 22, 2016 1:50 PM
Cassie oh
Curtis family Arkansas
Have you found how far back the Andrew D Curtis family goes and to which country the came from ?
Added by Cassie oh on Feb 21, 2016 4:58 PM
Herschel Lambert
James Clyde Lambert
Thank you Very much for this, He was my Great Grandfather. I have been trying to find out where he come from and was born (Before Tennessee), for years. He and his two Brothers who come to Mississippi from Tennessee.
Added by Herschel Lambert on Jan 24, 2016 12:01 AM
Just wanted to say Hi!
Bonnie, I'm still hanging in there and plodding along slow but still researching at times. Hope your new year has began great! Tania
Added by T.O.T. on Jan 21, 2016 9:50 AM
St. Hogustine
Arkansas Roberts family connections

I just left a note on Melissa's wall about my search for the father of my GGF, Will Bart Roberts (New Hope Cemetery). I suspect his dad is Samuel Roberts, son of Reuben F Roberts. Do you have any information about Samuel that could confirm or disprove this relationship? Thank you for the information you have shared- I have learned a great deal from your postings.
Added by St. Hogustine on Jan 11, 2016 9:04 PM
June Tedder Martin
RE: R Mayo
I manage the memorial but didn't set it up. I had to send a request to Find a Grave to delete it. You will have to wait until they handle the request.
Added by June Tedder Martin on Dec 21, 2015 6:55 PM
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