Archive for the ‘Genealogy’ Category

Ta Daaaa (Pretend you hear trumpets blowing)

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

I have just updated all of the Family Reports and added a pile more. You now have 73 to choose from…how’s that for variety?

Please do keep in mind that Bone Collecting is always, always, always a work in progress so don’t expect to see a completed report anywhere. :)

I’m sure you realize, Say-rah, that there is no way your your pure mountain range of info made it into the reports yet either…you do realize that, don’t you? Sure you do. I hope.

Anywho, if any of you still don’t see a report you need, just drop me a line and I’ll try to get what you need out to you. As we say here in “The Creek”…”Ain’t nothing but a thang.”

See ya’

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Well, I’ll Be

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

I had a real nice conversation tonight with a new found cousin, Say-rah (aka Sarah) from Oklahoma, who just so happens to be related to me in about 52 different ways. What a delight! We certainly share the gift of gab if nothing else. Oh, and by the way, she loves Cemetery Hoppin’ about as much as I do! Yep, we’ve decided we “am” kin… :D

As soon as I am able to get a few things fleshed out that she has sent my way (lots of Beasley and Tart info), I hope to update the Family Reports. That hasn’t been done in quite a while so you folks should find loads of new info once that happens.

I was also contacted by descendants of Kitty Langdon Williams (03/02/1889 – 03/14/1964), daughter of Willis Carroll and Delia Thompson Langdon. Thanks to their willingness to share info, we are going to be able to flesh out that family as well. Good things happening all around.

Pops has had a rough couple of days with pain in his legs. We are beginning to think that perhaps his chloresterol medicine is affecting his legs. His cousin, Barbara, found out a while back that she cannot take statins due to severe pain it causes in her legs and I had the very same problem. Our doctors finally had to move us to meds that do not contain statins. Pops has been suffering with the pain in his legs for quite some time now and we were attributing it to the hernia. Now with it happening in both legs and being so bad, we are wondering about the idea of the statins. To be on the safe side, he has stopped his medication until he sees the surgeon on Tuesday. Please continue to pray and I’ll keep you posted.

Have a great day tomorrow and find lots of reasons to smile!

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Good Morning

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

It’s been a hectic day already! Whew! I just got into the office. I had to go by the firing range at the Academy first thing and qualify for the first half of the year. I figured to get it out of the way before the heat got too bad today. It was still hot but not as bad as it will be by this afternoon I’m sure.

Posted 17 new Death Certificates this morning. Check them out under “New Stuff”. Maybe you’ll find something you can use. I have almost 20 pages of obituaries aleady but I’m not ready to post them yet. I’m also still working on the cemetery photos of St. Mary’s Grove and I started a new project involving Military Records from WWII…You guys are gonna love this one…Trust me.

Remember when I mentioned a possible great genealogical discovery in my Holmes line the other day. Yeah well, let me just say this about that. Never, NEVER, never attempt to make great genealogical discoveries when you are under the influence of mind numbing allergy drugs. Yep, not such a good idea. Things end up not at all being what they seem to be. Nope, not at all. False alarm. Pardon me, please.

By the way…Hiya Juli! Thanks for stopping in. Sit a spell and visit!

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She Lives!!

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Hellooooo my people. I have missed you all dearly. I was way, way, way under the weather but things are finally looking up and I do believe I am going to live.

During my recuperation, I managed to catch up on all of the episodes of “24” that I had TiVoed. Have I mentioned before that I love me some TiVo? Yum! Anyway…I have now made it through an entire day (24 hours) of Jack and I have yet to see him: 1. potty 2. eat or 3. sleep. Is this man a robot? Truly, I want to know. Seriously though, the only way I can watch this show without totally screaming out loud, “You have got to be kidding me!” is to try to forget that everything is happening in just one hour and that the entire season takes place in just one day. Good Lord! Who lives like that? It boggles the mind don’t cha know. Still, you gotta love Jack.

I have started transcribing the photos I took at St. Mary’s Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. This time, since I have photos and not video to accompany the text, I intend to link the appropriate photo to each name. How cool is that? I’ll be working on it in addition to everything else so it will take time to make it to the site. Patience, please. In the meantime, if you have a request for someone you think may be buried there, drop me a line and we’ll see if I got the photo when I was there.

I am hoping to have some really good news in the next day or so concerning a possible genealogical discovery of mine. I think I may have figured something out…could I be any more vague…that will answer a lot of questions for a lot of folks diggin’ up bones in the Holmes family tree. Keeping my fingers crossed. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything.

I have been tasked by my Great Aunt Rebeth to put together a book of her ancestry and descendants. I have decided to go whole hog with it and present her with a bound product, including photos and a few other extras, at our annual Family Reunion in Coats, NC in August. It will also serve as a present for her 95th birthday. I am having a ball putting it together and working with various family members gathering needed info on her descendants. She is such a sweet lady and I am honored to do this for her.

More later. Much to do. Have a great day.

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I’m Baaack

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Good Morning Fellow BoneCollectors,

I am back from my trip to parts southward and I had a pure ball! Not only was it fun but it was fruitful as well. I ended up waiting until Saturday morning to head out due to a nagging headache that was threatening to become a migraine on Friday night. The Great Prophetess Helen was disappointed but I think she might have forgiven me by now…maybe.

Anyway, she and I set out to find a cemetery late Saturday afternoon and we actually were able to go right to it. How cool is that? It was just too hot to snap shots of every stone there but I think I probably managed to get about a third of it done or almost a third anyway. Wondering where we were? We were at St. Mary’s Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Johnston County, NC and what a find it was! I think you will all be pleased at what we found there. I’ll get to work on it as soon as I can.

After we left the cemetery, we went over to Stephenson’s Barbecue and had a bite to eat. Okay, that’s not quite the truth. We had A LOT to eat and it was some kind of good. Oh my! If you have never had the pleasure, you need to make the time to sit down and stay a while. You will not be disappointed.

When we had had our fill, we helped each other up from the table and headed out to the truck and decided to drive over to see Aunt Re. Her children and grandchildren had been at her house earlier in the day and had done a massive spring-cleaning. The place smelled so clean that I told her it made me think of those Pine-Sol commercials where the people say “Whoo, that smells clean”. I think she got a kick out of that.


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Monday, June 4th, 2007

The Death Certificates have been uploaded. Happy hunting!

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Good Morning

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Let’s talk a little genealogy, shall we?

I updated the GEDCOM last night. We are quickly approaching the 31,000 mark. How cool is that? Check it out and see if you can find anything you might need for your own research.

I am going to try to sit myself down and post the nearly 50 death certificates I have waiting to find their way onto wemightbekin. It’s just a matter of discipline really. Hang with me please.

Also, I was contacted this weekend by a Mr. David Connelly with some wonderful information on the family of William Thomas and Nora Ann Stephenson Avery. He has his family tree hosted on Hopefully he will see this here and invite you all to come see it.

My work on Four Oaks Town Cemetery is still continuing. I want to finish fleshing it out like Rehobeth but, since it is sooooooooo large, it is taking quite a while to accomplish. Again, bear with me please.

I’ll be heading to Carolina this weekend for the Byrd Family Reunion. It will be a real quick trip but I’ll get to spend some time with the Great Prophetress Helen (a.k.a. Aunt Joyce) so that’s always a good thing.

Have a great day and I hope you all find lots of reasons to smile.

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Bunches of Info

Friday, May 25th, 2007

I’ve just finished adding over 150 more obituaires to wemightbekin. As always, the best way to check out what’s been added is to click on New Stuff. That’s the easiest way to find the new obits too and will save you lots of time trying to sort through the piles of information already there.

By the way, a little hint for you…when you open an obituary file, always click on the tab on the side of the page that says “Bookmarks”. That will open a window which lists each individual obituary and will allow you to click on the one you want to view.

Enjoy yourselves and I hope you find something you can use.

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Saturday, May 19th, 2007

Good Lord in this world! It is finished and it lives! Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present to you all…

Rehobeth Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

I shall now go take a nap.

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A Little Help Here

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Does anyone have any idea who the parents of Wyatt Manly Johnson (1860 – 1935) were? He was married to Ella F. Parker Johnson and they are both buried at Rehobeth Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Johnston County, North Carolina. I have been able to locate their children and Ella’s parents but not Wyatt’s parents. Little help please?

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