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DebRob (#47945281)
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We Are The Chosen

My feelings are in each family we are 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.
To me, 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.
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 they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
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 them and they are us.
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 their 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 put flesh on the bones.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]


Della Commings
1943
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Nani Robertson
Nicolas Briscoe
Sorry , I put Nathaniel. I meant Nicholas Brisco
Added by Nani Robertson on Apr 30, 2017 7:20 PM
Nani Robertson
Nathaniel Briscoe
Hi,. I have found the stone for Nathaniel. I found and uncover it in a bunch of vines and brush. I am not sure you would this pic posted. There is no cemetery association for the upkeep of it. I do what I can. I can send the picture to you if you email me at nanirobertson@live.com. Please be sure to put Nathaniel Briscoe in subject. Thanks.
Added by Nani Robertson on Apr 29, 2017 5:19 PM
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William L Powell 121180163
Hi, William Lee Powell is my great-grandfather.

If you're not a descendant, would you kindly transfer the memorial to me? I need to make a correction. His grandfather Baxter Powell (1810-abt 1881) is not buried in IL during the Civil War. That's Baxter's nephew, a common mistake. Baxter Powell, father of Mathew, died in Robertson Co TN.

Thanks,
Jo in WI
Added by No Brats in Wisconsin on Apr 10, 2017 3:55 PM
Kaye Harkins McClintock
99552372 Dora Morgan Nolen
Deb, would you be so kind as to add the info below to Doras Bio? Thank you, Kaye Harkins McClintock #47734417

Dora was daughter of Silas and Malinda (Williams) Morgan.

Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Apr 10, 2017 9:19 AM
Kaye Harkins McClintock
99552372 Dora Morgan Nolen
Deb, would you be so kind as to add the info below to Dora's Bio? Thank you, Kaye Harkins McClintock #47734417

Dora was daughter of Silas and Malinda (Williams) Morgan.

Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Apr 10, 2017 9:17 AM
Kaye Harkins McClintock
99679351 Jonas Sujieta
Deb, I sent you some edits on Jonas just recently, did you get them? I hope you are feeling well! Sincerely, Kaye
Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Feb 10, 2017 10:04 AM
Kaye Harkins McClintock
# 108745278 Nora A Beasley Edwards
Deb, I sent you this obit to be added to Nora's Bio back in April of this year. Did you not get it? Kaye


"Nora died from Lockjaw which developed from a splinter in her left leg over two weeks ago. The splinter came from a basket of tomatoes that she pressed her against her leg.

She was a life-long resident of Thompsonville community and a member of County Line Church. She would have observed her 54th wedding Anniversary April 4th, the day of her funeral rites.

She is survived by her husband, Scott and her two daughters, Mrs Wesley and Mrs Mary Rotramel east of this Thompsonville; three sons, Hester, Harvey and Bryce Edwards south of Thompsonville; a brother, Hester Beasley of Pittsburg, two sisters, Mrs. Roy Clayton south of Thompsonville and Mrs. Troy Mitchell of Johnston City; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren."

Info source: Daily American Newspaper Obituary Apr 2, 1947
Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Oct 10, 2016 8:34 PM
Shannon Knapp
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I am Arvil Lee Craig's niece and I was wondering where you got the info on him at for I have been trying to find other family members his parents were my grandparents and my mom was his sister. Any info would be helpful.
Added by Shannon Knapp on Aug 12, 2016 2:53 PM
Kaye Harkins McClintock
RE: 107425995 Zella Boner Spani
Deb, if it was mine, I would delete it. Hope you are doing well! Thank you for all you do on Find A Grave, Kaye
Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Aug 07, 2016 8:51 AM
Phil Hollinden
RE: Lithuanian Masonic Cemetery
Hi,
Yes, I found it. There are two sections to the cemetery. The section that has my family is located behind an auto body shop. Duvall's Auto Body Shop 15558 Shakerag Rd, Johnston City, IL 62951.
Thanks
Phil
Added by Phil Hollinden on Aug 07, 2016 6:49 AM
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