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Ray Bobo (#46978725)
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Bio Photo I am a 10th generation descendant of Gabriel Baubau (also spelled Beaubeau, Babeau, Baubeau, etc.), who is believed to be the first Bobo immigrant circa 1700. He came from western France to Virginia under the headright system. For more information on the headright system click here.
For documentation about Gabriel Baubau and his descendants click here.
Though Bobo is an uncommon name, there are thousands of us all over the US. It is absolutely amazing how quickly a family can grow from an original pair. Why, just look at the human family! Bobos have fought in every American war since the Revolution. One was awarded the Medal of Honor, and several are on the Viet Nam Wall. One was with Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer at the famous "last stand" (see here.)

PLEASE LEAVE ONLY THANK YOU NOTES ON THIS PAGE!! Send personal notes to email address below. Thanks.

Sadly of late it seems that Find A Grave has turned into Find An Obituary. I do not post obits word for word from the newspaper. First of all, out of respect for the living, and second because once the funeral is past it is old news. Yes, I post deceased relations and other pertinent information. I especially dislike scanned obits (or any other documents) that are posted as photos in the photo section. FAG rules say not to do this. Another thing I increasingly detest is "flowers" that are about three inches long, which cause several regular sized ones to be moved off the page. Only two of such long flower notes can show on the memorial at a time. It's selfish.

Here is a poem I like by Emily Dickinson

I Died for Beauty, but was Scarce

I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth, -the two are one;
We brethren are," he said.

And so, as kinsmen met at night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.
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Ronnie Stepp
Snoddy Infant
Thank you for Transfer
Added by Ronnie Stepp on Aug 20, 2017 11:15 AM
Mike White
Tilman Bobo
Thanks Ray, 's was removed... Mike
Added by Mike White on Jun 02, 2017 12:21 PM
Bobo
RE: Gabriel Baubau
Hey,

I am slightly familiar with Robert "Bob" Bobo's France research. Problem is the great website that used to exist that had a lot of it and a family tree, no longer exist. This has made it hard to find information, especially when some info you run across seems to contradict each other at times. Some seem to list some people as one person's siblings and another source will list those same people as the person's kids. I am always open to any info as well, as I want my own research to be accurate as well.
Added by Bobo on May 31, 2017 11:06 AM
Debra
RE: 51973911
Thank you very much!
Added by Debra on Apr 18, 2017 2:03 PM
Debra
51973911
The photo you posted for this memorial is a double headstone but you only posted part of it. I would be curious to know who is buried next to her. It is not her husband.
Thanks
Debra
Added by Debra on Apr 18, 2017 1:28 PM
Jim Savage
Mary Kate Swink Wilkins edit
Thank you.
Jim Savage
Added by Jim Savage on Dec 26, 2016 11:24 AM
Evelyn Mathis-Switzer
John M Switzer
Love your photos on his memorial, if you are related give me a hollar. I am working at putting the Switzer's together on findagrave and we have family group on facebook.
Added by Evelyn Mathis-Switzer on Oct 17, 2016 1:55 PM
LouieNH
Beautiful photo
Quick note to say really love your beautiful photo of Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham Ala., especially happy you got the crepe myrtles in it. They are truly my favorite & bring back wonderful memories of my dad's meticulous pruning of ours to keep them in prime shape and gorgeous health. Thanks for the memories!!!
Added by LouieNH on Sep 17, 2016 5:57 PM
Caron D. Register Mullininx
RE: Cyrilla King
You are so welcome! There were two certificates of death on her, one of them said she was buried in the Douglasville City Cemetery. That is what must have thrown your search for her down a mysterious pathway. You know, can't find 'em when they are not buried there :). I LOVE a great challenge. Doing Ancestry, and now helping with F.A.G. is so enjoyable and interesting to me. Let me know if you have any more ties to the Douglasville area that I can help you with!
Added by Caron D. Register Mullini... on Aug 30, 2016 2:13 PM
Amy T.
Old Fairforest Cemetery/David Sloan
Thank you for posting the photo of the headstone of David Sloan (a direct ancestor) in Old Fairforest Cemetery in Union County. Do you know of any way to reach the graveyard, as it looks to be literally out in the woods? Appreciate any assistance to access and visit David's gravesite. Thank you!
Added by Amy T. on Aug 29, 2016 6:32 PM
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