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About Honor and Remembering
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Leaving a legacy,

As with most family research and the writings that follow, it is a labor of love, passion bordering on  obsession to give the past life again. It is my intention to give our ancestors a voice and to let them  know they are not and will not be forgotten.
        As I took on this mission, I would lie each night asking for guidance and wake the next morning  with renewed energy and a sense of direction. Yes, it’s a calling that cannot be ignored… There are some gaps in our historical timeline due to lack of historical record keeping, lost writings, lost  photographs and limited oral folklore.  I don’t think many of our ancestors realized they were making  history. I think many just were just too busy trying to make a living and keep their families out of harm’s  way.

After much study of the various periods in history, I have taken the literary liberty of including what  I feel might have taken place in some of the aforementioned gaps. Please rest assured that all material  was based on the historical events of the times.

We are, however, very fortunate that many in our family were groundbreakers in countless areas.    That in itself led to the documentation in newspaper articles, books, land patents, deeds, manumission  papers, wills, census records, ship rosters, and manifest.  Additionally found, was  travel/movement  passes, school records, military, Masonic and professional associations records.  Obituaries, letters,  and oral recounting also supported this research and continue to give direction.

So this is my gift to family and friends..  A limited peek into our historical past and the lives of many  who bled, fought, protested, cried, labored, loved and died so we all could stand where we are today...

                                                               Tall and Proud

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Check out our website http://www.jgraydiscovery.com -for the link to our family history in print!

Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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