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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
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Bio Photo I'm a dedicated & fanatic family historian & have been on THE QUEST since 1955. I can concentrate on my ancestors but get easily side-tracked by in-laws & the cousins of cousins of cousins, if you know what I mean, & if you love family history as much as I do, then you do know!

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"As we think well of ourselves, let us remember that we are standing on the shoulders of the generations before, for if they had not come, we would not be here."

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"A US military veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"

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THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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Ricky Parham
RE: I have transferred ~
Thanks for the transfer...I concur with your assumption...During the search of records, we noticed that Sophia Coleman (wife of Allen Parham) was born in 1871. We also noticed that Allen's son, Johnnie William Parham, was born in 1879. Because the difference in age is minimal, we made note of the fact that Johnnie William's mother may have been someone other than Sophia Coleman. In the 1910 U.S. Census, it is recorded that Sophia had three children that was alive. Also it is indicated that this is the second marriage for both Allen and Sophia. Since the number of children born of Sophia was three (as listed in the 1910 U.S. Census), we believe the three daughters are the three children of Sophia which are indicated on the 1910 U.S. Census. We believe John William's mother may have been someone other than Sophia.

From oral history given by Johnnie William Parham's daughter Sallie George Parham, it was told that Johnnie William Parham's mother name was Sophia. Also, Sophia Coleman is listed on John William Parham's death certificate as mother of John William Parham. Thus, we listed Johnnie William Parham as a child of Allen and Sophia Parham with a footnote of the above info.
Added by Ricky Parham on Jul 29, 2014 6:09 PM
acybersleuth
Memorial Transfers
Nice again, Syd, thank you so very much!
Added by acybersleuth on Jul 28, 2014 10:21 PM
Betty Anne Roberts
Raymus Ray
I have added additional information to Raymus Ray.
Thanks for information.
Added by Betty Anne Roberts on Jul 28, 2014 8:13 AM
BBrown
bollock
Thanks for the info
bbrown
Added by BBrown on Jul 20, 2014 5:21 PM
Reed Young
Larry Young
Thank you Syd, I appreciate it!
Added by Reed Young on Jul 20, 2014 11:30 AM
Tom Denardo
RE: Since I'm unable to ~
Use the Edit button which is on each memorial. it allows you to link parents, edit dates, locations and bios.
MR Wood is a famous record so when you use the edit button. F-A-Grave will update it. All famous records have to be updated by them.
Added by Tom Denardo on Jul 18, 2014 4:37 AM
John
Dame/Lane in Nashville, Tn.
Syd,

Please check my entries and let me know if they are correct, ect. Also I note a different year of birth on the marker for Cecil?

It's great to be able to better tell the story behind these two markers. Thank you for all your work.

j tanner
# 47161441
Added by John on Jul 17, 2014 10:29 AM
Mary Bob McClain
RE: I'm happy to transfer ~
Syd
Thamk you so much. It really means a lot to me
I have 8 great grandfathers buried in that cemetery from 1771 to date. Almost eveyone in that cemetery is related to me.
Thanks again.
Mary Bob
Added by Mary Bob McClain on Jul 17, 2014 8:52 AM
MHN
Bennie McClelland
I think you are correct. Check the memorial for the note I added to the bio.(128422795 Find A Grave #.) Also changed the date. Thank you. MHN
Added by MHN on Jul 17, 2014 5:42 AM
sjs953
John Lellyett
Information added; thanks for sending it.
Added by sjs953 on Jul 15, 2014 7:11 PM
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