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BonnieGober12 (#47204700)
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Retired legal secretary. Retirement didn't "take" 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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Lance J. Gosnell
RE: Martha A Craig Storment
Do we know of any letters her late Husband John Storment may have sent her from the battlefield or Alton Prison?

Did she ever know her husband was captured and taken to a Union Prison? If she did I am interested in knowing the details.

I am attempting to write a book or something about John Storment and his time at Alton Military Prison and as much detail as I can obtain the better.

Added by Lance J. Gosnell on Apr 12, 2014 6:55 PM
RE: James E. Gober
Thanks so much for your response.
Can you tell me who Belle Kilpatricks parents were. Delmer is in my brother's wife's tree and my husbands family are Kilpatricks. My husband has many relatives in and from Mississippi so I was wondering if somehwo Belle was in our line. I don't have her in the line but I could be missing something.
Again, thanks for helping me.
Added by Linda on Mar 07, 2014 7:15 AM
James E. Gober
I am following a line of Delmar Kilpatrick Gober and was wondering if James E. Gober was his wife. Do you know anything of this line?
Added by Linda on Mar 06, 2014 9:51 AM
Dennis Earle
Velma Curtis McAlister
Hi Bonnie:

I added my Aunt Velma's mom and dad links you provided, but also transferred her to you as she is your cousin and only my Aunt by marriage, and you have an active interest.

Most warmly,

Dennis Earle
Added by Dennis Earle on Feb 16, 2014 12:07 PM
Janet M.
Thomas Jefferson Preston
Thanks, I have corrected his dates. I accidentally put the dates for his son, also named Thomas Jefferson Preston.
Added by Janet M. on Jan 29, 2014 5:33 PM
Magnolia Beverly
I have transferred these memorials to you as I am not able to merge or delete these duplicates.

Thank you
Added by Anne on Jan 21, 2014 6:08 PM
RE: Sarah Jane Floyd
Thanks cousin! I had a lot of information on
the Floyd & Mayo Families from when we visited Butts County Georgia before 2000, but the information you had was so comprehensive that it took me several hours to add your information to my data base. By the way Mary C. Floyd, Sarah Jane Floyd's sister married Seaborn Jones Rountree (a brother to my Reuben Rountree) and both Seaborn and Mary are also buried in the Opal Cemetery in Wise County Texas with my Sarah Jane Floyd.

Thanks again for sharing!

Added by Dave on Dec 23, 2013 9:04 PM
Sarah Jane Floyd
Thank you for listing the descendants of Mourning Mayo.
She was my GGG Grandmother.

Also on Mourning's memorial page, you list the children of
Reuben Thompson Floyd and Galazie (Galacy) Mayfield
One of their children Sarah Jane Floyd is my G Grandmother.
You don't have any details about her so I thought I would
offer some in case you might want to append some of her information on Mourning's memorial page.

David Pitts

Reuben Rogers Rountree
b. 25 Dec 1839, Alabama
d. 7 Mar 1924, Coleman County Texas
buried: Santa Anna Cemetery Coleman County Texas
& Sarah Jane Floyd
b. 14 Mar 1844, Georgia
d. 16 May 1877
buried: Opal Cemetery, Wise county Texas
Joseph Allen Rountree
b. 27 Aug 1866, Texas
d. 11 Jun 1950, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
& Gebanna Smith
b. 2 Apr 1870, Navarro County Texas
d. 19 May 1953, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
m. 5 Aug 1888, Wise County Texas
Reuben Richard Rountree
b. 5 May 1889, Springtown, Parker County Texas
d. 30 Nov 1971, VA Hospital Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Don Rountree
b. 28 Nov 1890, Texas
d. 6 Dec 1954, All Saints Hospital, Forth Worth, Tarrant County Texas
& Mattie Thomas Forester
b. 16 Nov 1891, Tennessee
d. 10 Nov 1965, Tarrant County Texas
Bessie M. Rountree
b. 5 May 1894, Texas
d. 5 Jan 1935, Lubbock, Lubbock County Texas
& James Anderson Ray Jr.
b. 25 Nov 1883, Wise County Texas
d. 17 Jan 1968, Randall County Texas
m. 26 Dec 1913, Wise County Texas
William Jennings Rountree
b. 22 Oct 1896, Poolville, Parker County Texas
d. 7 May 1973, John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Galveston County Texas
& Lillie Mae Straw
b. 31 Mar 1903
d. 27 Nov 1995, Bacliff, Galveston County Texas
Seaborn (Sebe) Rountree
b. 14 Nov 1900, Opal, Wise County Texas
d. 26 Mar 1984, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
& Ola Virginia Elkins
b. 3 Feb 1909, Oklahoma
d. 26 Mar 1973, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
Reuben Thomas Rountree
b. Sep 1868, Texas
d. 30 May 1954, Taylor County Texas
& Ida B. Bryan
b. Mar 1872, Texas
d. 1 May 1909, Coleman County Texas
m. abt 1895
Lawrence Keith Rountree
b. 2 Jan 1898, Texas
d. 6 Apr 1978, Santa Anna, Coleman County Texas
Charles Elliott Rountree
b. Sep 1899, Poolville, Parker County Texas
d. 30 Jan 1951, Hendrick Memorial Hospital, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas
Ruby M. (Or R.) Rountree
b. 29 Aug 1902, Texas
d. 4 Aug 1993, Georgetown, Williamson County Texas
& Joe Bailey Cheaney
b. 30 Dec 1902, Texas
d. 16 Mar 1983, Hays County Texas
m. abt 1928
Elizabeth Burgess (Lizzie) Rountree
b. 10 Aug 1871, near Springtown, Parker County Texas
d. 10 Dec 1952, at the home of Ita Ross Parrish, Eastland, Eastland County Texas
& William Pleasant Ross
b. 24 Oct 1868, Benton, Polk County Tennessee
d. 20 Apr 1940, Bridgeport, Wise County Texas
m. 18 May 1890, Wise County Texas
Added by Dave on Dec 22, 2013 9:45 AM
Richard Mayo
Help with a mystery
New mystery??/ as far as i can find out Estella Garner Schott Memorial# 51505821 was in Jail in San Antiono Texas 1920's till her Death in 1931, census show her as inmate for 1920 and 1930 she was married to Willie Schott, well a Willie Schott's # 120427153 was shot to Death in Travis County about the same time, I did find their Daughter in Dallas looks like she never married, heck of a mystery huh!!!!

let me know if you can help solve this
Added by Richard Mayo on Nov 17, 2013 11:18 AM
Cheryl Hanson
Alvin Curtis
Parent links have been added.

Thank you,
Added by Cheryl Hanson on Nov 12, 2013 5:46 AM
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