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If you have a moment, please consider leaving flowers for my Grandma Marian who passed away June 28, 2014. Sincerest thanks for your consideration.
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Dear Ancestor, Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn You did not know that I'd exist You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled one hundred years ago Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so. I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. ...(Author Unknown) - - - - - - - - -
"To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without roots." - Chinese Proverb - - - - - - - - - "If you could see your ancestors All standing in a row, There might be some of them, perhaps, You wouldn't want to know.
But, here's another question, which Requires another view, If you could meet your ancestors, Would they be proud of you?"
Mary Strange (born ca. 1836) was the youngest child of Samuel and Elizabeth Strange. She is buried in the original Strange family cemetery on the old Bennett Strange property between Swainsboro and Lexsy.
Mary Strange had five children that I have been able to document: Preston L. Strange, Walton (died in childhood), Luther Carswell Strange, Molisa (aka Leasy or Lesie or Lecie) Strange and Sarah L. Strange.
In the 1900 census, Mary Strange lives with her daughters Lesie (born in 1866) and Sarah L. (born in 1880) and two grandsons, whose names appear to read James N. (or H.) and Samuel (born 1897 and 1900, respectively.) On the form, it is indicated that Lesie has had 2 children, so James and Samuel would be hers.
On the same page, David H. Smith, 57, is married to Mary A. Smith, also 57. They state that they have been married for 39 years. They've had 7 children, of whom 4 are still living: David, born 1884; Neil, born 1887; Catherine, born 1890; and Thomas, born 1895.
In 1910, David H. and Mary Smith live next to Lecie Strange. Lecie indicates that she has had 10 children, of whom 8 are still surviving. Five still live with her: Thomas, James, Robert, Maxie and Luther.
Leasy Strange is buried at the Kemp Cemetery, which is about 3 miles southeast of Swainsboro. If memory serves, she died about 1918. I would be happy to email you copies of the census files I cited, as well as a photo of Leasy's gravestone, which I have in my files.
My family line goes back to Samuel Strange via Zachariah Strange and his mother Elizabeth, who was one of Mary Strange's sisters.
John Martin email@example.com
David Harrison Smith (1843-1924) is said to be the father of her children.
RE: correction suggestion I think you're referring to 13210850. Early census records indicate her name was "Molisa", etc. An authority on Strange family research has confirmed that her name was Melissa.
Desiderio Zamora I saw your photo request and took a quick look in the area I thought he might be in. Unfortunately, without luck. Many of the gravesites in that area are unreadable or missing. I might suggest contacting Concordia Heritage Association and have them research the location. They have copies of most of the old ledgers. Look on my profile for the link.
RE: Marian Stern Yes, good idea to recheck with the cemetery. My next door neighbor passed away, and is buried at El Camino. The headstone arrived at the cemetery, and sat in the groundskeepers shed until her son called to find out why it hadn't been installed. Good luck, Larry
RE: Genevevo Arroyo 43694148 Hi I posted Clemente Aguilar's naturalization and death certificate on his page. Your information on him is already impressive. If you want to forward your email address to me and can more easily share what I found. Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks