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About Rose McConnell
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First off;

I, through my ineptness have been overwriting my “sources” each time I upload a new GEDcom. Proper credit has not been given or posted each time, Major apologies to Beverly from which most of my Dewalt information was gathered. 
 I have taken steps to correct this (I hope) so if you see information or a photo which you would like or should have credit for and I have not noted it as such please let me know and I will correct it. Thank you.
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A major thank you to Steven Davis for the bulk of the Speedy family information, i appreciate it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Any corrections or additional information is always appreciated. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

THE STORY TELLERS... (Unknown Author)

We are the chosen. My feelings are that 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. 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. 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? 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.

I go beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do 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 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, 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 story  tellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to  step up and put flesh on their bones.


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