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segarrison (#47120179)
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We Are Chosen

My feelings are in each family there are those who seem called to find their ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell their story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but, breathing life into all who have gone before us.

They cry out: "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 my 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 usI cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who we are and why we do the things we 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 folks here are bones of my bones 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 up or never giving in. Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

With love and caring we record each fact of their existence. Because we are them and they are us. We might be born that we might remember them. So, we the chosen tell their story.

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BMcSweeney
might be related
Hi, This is Brenna McSweeney. I think we might be related. You have a lot of family members who are on my family tree on my dad's side of the family and who are on my grandma's family tree, the one she had started to put together. So...My dad's name is Thomas McSweeney and his brother is John McSweeney who lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Their mother (grandma) was Maryon Beulah Nielson. Her parents (great granparents) were: Harold R. Nielson Sr. and Erma Ethal Felton (Harlan Felton sister). He also had;sister: Oril Mae Felton, and William Henry Feltonl,nicknamed Willie. Erma parents were: Mary Rebecca Garrison and Fredrick C. Felton (my 2nd great grandparents). Mary's parents were: William Church Garrison and Emma Jane Fairbrother (3rd great grandparents). Will's parents were: John Jay Garrison and Rebecca Mills (my 4th great grandparents). Thank You for putting all of our family members on this website and for listing who Mary Jane's mother was...it wasn't on my grandma's family tree. Are you aware that John Jay Garrison had wrote a story called "The first lands Pioneers"? I have it and it is still in good condition. Mary Rebecca Garrison was a poet. I have one of her poems. She is also in a book and her son William Henry Felton was a photographer. My great uncle Don Fredrick Nielson (grandma's brother) had given then to a museum somewhere in Iowa after my grandma had passed in the early 90's but sorry do not know which museum he took them too.. :( I do remember looking at all of uncle Willie's photos and the black book in which mary's picture was in. It was a big book and kind of heavy. Hope to hear from you..
Added by BMcSweeney on Aug 04, 2017 10:46 AM
Shane
RE: Jacob Bridenstine
I found a bunch of local articles in the paper. Would you like me to send them to you?
Added by Shane on Jul 17, 2017 8:43 PM
Shane
RE: Jacob Bridenstine
Sorry I meant to say check out the memorial. Click the picture to see the citation for the article.
Added by Shane on Jul 17, 2017 8:41 PM
Shane
RE: Jacob Bridenstine
I found a local article that tells about his death and Salina asking for A. T. Dickerman to be administrator for his estate. I hope this helps. I do a GPS tag when I take a picture. Holler if you need anything else.
Added by Shane on Jul 17, 2017 8:40 PM
Linda Lyons
RE: Sarah Compton Alward
My Patriot is Abraham Williamson of Hunterdon. I have others including Cornelius Tunisian who married Mary Alward, but I am too lazy to do the supplementals. Clearly they knew each other. Old New Jersey was a small world. A woman in my chapter's Patriot was in the same militia unit, lived next door in what is now Stockton, and my ancestor purchased her ancestor's land from his heirs. She has a distant cousin who is a NJ genealogist who I already knew and it turns out the his mother and my mother went to high school together. LyonsLW@aol.com
Added by Linda Lyons on Apr 28, 2017 6:01 AM
Linda Lyons
RE: Sarah Compton Alward
My Patriot is Abraham Williamson of Hunterdon. I have others including Cornelius Tunisian who married Mary Alward, but I am too lazy to do the supplementals. Clearly they knew each other. Old New Jersey was a small world. A woman in my chapter's Patriot was in the same militia unit, lived next door in what is now Stockton, and my ancestor purchased her ancestor's land from his heirs. She has a distant cousin who is a NJ genealogist who I already knew and it turns out the his mother and my mother went to high school together. LyonsLW@aol.com
Added by Linda Lyons on Apr 28, 2017 6:01 AM
Linda Lyons
RE: Sarah Compton Alward
First, yes, I am a descendent via their daughter Mary who married Cornelius Tunison. He's buried in the middle of a 1950s housing development in Martinsville. So we are some kind of distant cousins. I'd have to count on fingers and toes to figure it out.

Basking Ridge is so central that you'd think everything there will have been noted. Still, things are always missed. I found two gravestones (one largish) that no one else had posted at Fairmount. I was particularly interested but still. My cousin (1st) is an active member there--actually I think she is a big fish in the tiny puddle. Maybe I'll ask her what they have.

Don't you wish that there was a better Find A Grave mechanism for dealing with 18th and 17th century graves that we know are in an area but the specific graves are lost in the past.

Added by Linda Lyons on Apr 27, 2017 5:40 PM
Linda Lyons
RE: Sarah Compton Alward
You are right of course. I saw that after I posted because I was just reading the Littel quote.

Do they actually have gravestones or not?

What about Sarah having remarried?

Added by Linda Lyons on Apr 27, 2017 1:13 PM
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Ebenezer Adamy
And I posted Charlottes obit

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83206430
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jan 23, 2017 4:11 PM
Conservative Patriot
Ebenezer Adamy
I posted his obit for you too

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76023663
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jan 23, 2017 4:04 PM
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