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Caroline Feist (#48013565)
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"The Storytellers"

"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 storytellers 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.

... It goes beyond just documenting the facts. ...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.

So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to the one called in the next generation to answer the call and take his or her 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, restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before and to put flesh on the bones."

Della M. Cummings Wright wrote this short essay in 1943. In 1981 her granddaughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis Johnson, working with her grandmother, made changes and additions. Tom Dunn later reworded and edited it. Now, there are many versions. This is one.

I make memorials for family members, friends and people I don't know. If I have a memorial of someone you care about and you would like a transfer, let me know.

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Jehu and Gracy Johnston
I show their marriage as 3 Jun 1819 in Newberry County, SC.
Added by CLAIRE HILL on Jun 02, 2017 12:16 PM
Mem# 132585094, Johnston
Hi Carolyn- I see that my relative is buried in an unmarked grave. I need some kind of proof of her death for my DAR application. What was the source of your information? Does the church have a master list of some kind for the cemetery?
Thank you
Added by CLAIRE HILL on Jun 02, 2017 12:13 PM
Mary C
Jehu and Gracey Johnston
Were married in 1819

Thank you
Added by Mary C on Mar 03, 2017 2:45 PM
Mary C
Setzler Girls
Would you pleas add this information to John Setzler's daughters to connect the family.

Nancy Ann S. Lyle (29445570) 1835-1934 m: Dilmus H Lyle 11 Dec 1856. Elmore Co
Martha Jane S Wallace (13801489)1839-1924 m: Washington M Wallace 17 Jul 1859. Lee Co
Sarah Caroline S Johnson 1831-1904 m: Thomas Johnson 13 Sept 1857 Coosa Co

Thank you
Added by Mary C on Feb 26, 2016 9:10 PM
Mike Huffstetler
RE: Thank you
You are welcome. It was a pleasure to fulfill your request.
Added by Mike Huffstetler on Jul 01, 2015 3:39 PM
RE: John Harold Allen
You are welcome.

I'll now consider 1Lt John H. Allen - home with his family.

Thanks...Anthony L. Destro II
Added by usafdo on Mar 01, 2015 7:02 PM
RE: John Harold Allen
Hi did you have a message for me about Lt Allen?
Added by usafdo on Mar 01, 2015 3:10 PM
Mary C
Concord Methodist
Researching the Johnston family, could you tell me if there are headstones for Jehru and Sarah Johnston in this cemetery or any records indicating they are buried here. Thank you
Added by Mary C on Feb 28, 2015 12:13 AM
Sylvia C Clegg
Cecelius Camp #105816360

Thank you for this memorial !
Cecillius has another sibling.
A brother -Telemachus Camp
born 3 Jan 1790 in ,Warren, Georgia, USA
died 24 Oct 1849 " Edwardsville, IL, USA
Please add to this family.

Thank you,
Sylvia Clegg
Added by Sylvia C Clegg on Jan 13, 2015 1:29 PM
Glen Deas
Loderick Teel #103575216
He was my 4-G Grandfather, and I believe that his first name was William, and that he died in 1867 at the age of 113. I have his wife was Mary Campbell.
Added by Glen Deas on Dec 26, 2014 8:40 AM
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