am so very sorry to have to inform you all of the loss
of a member of the WeMightBeKin family. A constant contributor
to our site, fabulous researcher, fantastic “bonecollector”,
our friend, and for many of us, our kin...
Hoke Stewart passed away in a hospital in Topeka, Kansas
on Thursday, March 25th after suffering major complications
from what was supposed to be minor surgery. Needless to
say, his family has been absolutely grief stricken.
only learned of Lee’s passing this past Saturday
night when I opened an e-mail dated April 29th that I
thought was from Lee. I had sent several his way checking
up on him when I hadn’t heard anything from him
after his surgery. The e-mail was from Lee’s account
but had been written by his daughter and was to notify
me of his death.
doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings as I
read those incredulous words. They took my breath away.
How could Lee be gone? I have since spoken on the phone
with Lee’s wife and have let her know how much he
meant to me and to so many of us in the genealogy world.
am building a memorial page to Lee that will be here on
WeMightBeKin as a lasting tribute to a wonderful man who
did so much to put leaves and limbs on so many of our
trees. If you would like to leave some words in memory
of Lee or in tribute to him, feel free to e-mail them
to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of
“Lee” and I will make sure your words are
added to the page.
the meantime, please keep his family in your thoughts
my family lines is an on-going, daily labor of love. My
own lines include, Adams, Byrd, Carroll, Denning, Godwin,
Gregory, Hair, Hockaday, Holmes, Ivey, Jernigan, Johnson,
Langdon, Mason, Matthews, McGee, Parker, Parrish, Smith,
Stephenson, Stevens, Stewart, Tart, Wood, and Woodall...plus
I've added several side lines as well. Please feel free
to use any of the information you find here and I would
greatly appreciate anything you have that might help me.
owe a great deal of thanks and appreciation to James Mark
Valsame of Raleigh, NC for his research on the Zachariah
Langdon (1826-1888) family line, specifically Zachariah
> James Monroe > Grover Cleveland. Thank you Mark.
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you have a photo you would like to contribute, please
e-mail it to me
and I will include it. The older, the better!
If you need specific or particular info on a person or
a family group, just let me know and I will get it to
you in either a Word file or a Text file via e-mail. I
use Roots Magic and I will be happy to forward any reports
you may need in that format as well. Also, don't forget
to check out our GEDCOM
for your patience and don't forget to share a smile with
everyone you meet. You never know...We Might Be Kin!!!