Meriwether Trail

Genealogies of the Taylor, Rayborn, Sexton, and Lowe Families

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main imageThe 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. "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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Lamon Taylor Family
Lamon Taylor

Lamon Taylor

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Married Mary Magdalene "Maggie" Rayborn Had 7 children: Ollie Buis, Clara Mae, Francis, Jackson, Ernest, Evelyn, and Elbert

Avery Owenby Family
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Married Marguerite Elizabeth Wood

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Herman John Franklin is the father of Robert 'Bobby' Franklin. Bobby was adopted by his mother's new husband when he was approximately six years old.

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Fred is the grandfather of Robert 'Bobby' Franklin. His parents were Reuben E. Valley and Sarah Ann Trucker.

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