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BonnieGober12 (#47204700)
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Bio Photo Retired legal secretary. Retirement was not my cup of tea, so I went to work part-time at my local library and ended up staying with them 5 years. Have been working on my family tree since the mid1980s. Find A Grave was recommended to me by an archivist in Lauderdale County, Alabama and I find it an added bonus in my geneaology tracking.

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We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems 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. 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. All tribes have one. 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. 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 they and they are the sum of who we are. 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 my 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 restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."

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Christine Belleci
Mary Bertie Gober Russell
Hi Bonnie,
I'm starting the research for my family and noticed that you entered information for Fay Gober which I'm assuming you are related. My maternal great grandmother was Mary Bertie Gober Russell. I've seen information on Ancestry about Fay Gober. Some say that Mary is his sister and some his mother. I was wondering if you had any information about the Gober family you could pass a long. Thanks so much...Christine
Added by Christine Belleci on May 09, 2017 10:11 PM
RE: Nora Viola aka lola Clemmons Tinker
Re: Mintie Clay's mother. I show her mather as Sarah Jane Canard whose father was David Allen Canard & Lyddia Bundy & that she married James M. Clay before she married William H. Forhand. I do not know where the name Sarah J. Pennington comes in. I am curious about that. Please send me any information you have on that. Thanks.
Added by barbara on Apr 13, 2017 4:51 PM
Buddy Ingram
RE: Memorial# 36798939
Thanks for confirming that for me. They were my Great Grand Parents on my Grandfather Ingram's side. I'm having trouble determining who Thomas's mother and father were. I think his mother was Julie but I can't find anything definite on either or. Do you have any info on that?
Buddy Ingram
Added by Buddy Ingram on Jan 17, 2017 9:58 PM
Buddy Ingram
Memorial# 36798939
Anne Ingram, Memorial# 36798939 was my Great-Grandmother. I see where you left flowers on her memorial quite a while back. do you have any info on her?
Added by Buddy Ingram on Jan 15, 2017 8:59 PM
Sharon Williams
John Floyd Jr
First of all, is your email address still what you have listed on your Find A Grave profile? I sent you a couple of emails yesterday.
I am asking now if Margaret Richardson Mayo is the same person as Mourning Mayo. I have, in my tree, that John Floyd married Mourning Mayo in 1782 VA.
Also, is it possible that William is the son of John Christopher Harbin who is the father of Nathaniel?
Added by Sharon Williams on Jan 12, 2017 11:22 AM
Sharon Williams
RE: John Mayo, son of James 1711
Thank you. I didn't know Elizabeth's mother's name and I showed that John had died in Virginia. That was leading me astray. Here are the children that I have for them. Please correct me if Im wrong. I have some children listed who aren't in his will (Hannah and Elizabeth). If you dont have an explanation for that, I will delete them.
Richardson Mayo * 17611844
John Mayo * 1762
Thompson Mayo * 17621843
Sarah Mayo * 1764
Mourning Mayo * 17661850
Elizabeth Mayo 17701825
Hannah Mayo 17721825
Nancy Scott Mayo * 17871855
Have I asked you if you know of a Nancy Mayo born about 1770? I have her married to John S Harbin b. 1782. They also lived in Fairfield, SC until they moved to Georgia after 1816.
Added by Sharon Williams on Jan 09, 2017 6:24 PM
Sharon Williams
John Mayo, son of James 1711
I see there is no date when his will was recorded. Do you know his birth or death date. I have something showing birth of 1740 and death as 1718.
Added by Sharon Williams on Jan 05, 2017 1:40 PM
Pete Mohney
Margarett Ann Murphee Densmore
I just added a grave marker for this person. I noticed the birth date is different on the stone than on the memorial, but the memorial matches the obituary, so I didn't change it. Thought you might want to know.
Added by Pete Mohney on Nov 25, 2016 6:33 PM
Mona Kizer
Hi Bonnie - My name is Mona Kizer, my mother is Mary Anne Gober Cockerill. My grandfather was Carl Ray Gober, Sr. I just wanted to say THANKS for all of the information you have provided about the Gober family on Find A Grave. It has made my own geneaology search much easier for this branch of my family!
One thing I have been doing to make our family history a little less "dry" to my children is collecting little personal anecdotes about some of our ancestors when I can.
If you have any good Gober stories handed down in your family I would love to hear them!
Also - are you a member of DAR and have you found any documentation there?
Thanks Bonnie!
Added by Mona Kizer on Jul 28, 2016 6:21 PM
Barbara Jones
Reba Ford
Hi Bonnie,
My husband, Phil and I recently started researching his family tree and the Ford family. Reba's husband, Dr Robert Ford was his maternal uncle. I had intended to ask for management of Reba's memorial but when I saw your name was Gober, I decided to just say hi. Reba's daughter, Roberta, is excited that we are researching the families. I was glad to see a copy of her obit, since Roberta was so young when she lost her Mother, I am not sure if she has a copy of it. Have a great day, BJ
Added by Barbara Jones on Jul 20, 2016 8:34 PM
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