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Birthday Wish: I need an Angel to guide me
GG-granddaughter of William & Harriet Conover (Cownover) McCaffree has pinpointed location of desecrated resting places with the help of Ernestine Bennett at the Adair County Public Library and a long talk with Frances Glasgow. Now, she writes 'I need that angel to guide me, to help me to communicate how much it hurts knowing that my family is being disrespected. I need that angel's help to get the area protected and no longer disturbed in the future. . . Don't these people deserve the right to spend their final resting place in peace?"
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By Sandra McCaffree Flickringer
My name is Sandra McCaffree Flickinger. I would really appreciate it if you added my birthday wish to your website. Thank you.
Today, Nov 17, is my birthday and my birthday wish is a little odd, to say the least.
I wish for a cemetery angel to guide me, to help me protect what is not protected at this time. I am not getting any younger and one of my projects was to confirm the desecration and location of my gg-grandparents' Mr. & Mrs. William McCaffree's, graves.
William's birthday is Nov 19 and it will be his 198th birthday. He left this earth on August 4th, 1899.
His family was in Kentucky before it was Kentucky. He came from a long line of farmers and spent the majority of his life farming in Adair County. Most of his children were born in Adair County; his first three were born in Cumberland County.
Just a simple man, farming and raising a big family and yet his final resting place is disturbed and driven on every spring and fall. William's wife Harriet Cownover (Conover) and his second wife Mary Ann Emarrilla Suddarth, are buried with him, along with other family members in Milltown.
It took several months of research, documents, and help from Ernestine at the library, a couple of trips to Columbia, and a long conversation on June 16 with Frances Tutt Glasgow, to pinpoint the location.
Now that I have the location and documentation of the cemetery, I need that angel.
I need that angel to guide me, to help me to communicate how much it hurts knowing that my family is being disrespected. I need that angel's help to get the area protected and no longer disturbed in the future.
But it just isn't my family being disrespected and the land around them disturbed. There are others buried in this cemetery that lived and settled in Kentucky long before it became a state. Simple people and influential ones, and possibly some who had no choice or say in how they lived there lives.
Don't these people deserve the right to spend their final resting place in peace?
Yes, I need that angel's help.
Sandra McCaffree FlickingerThanks, Cousin Sandra. I have posted your birthday just now as well as an in memory birthday for William McCaffree. And I share your prayer to find your guiding angel. Looks like you have already found some angels in the genealogy room at the Adair County Public Library and in Frances Glasgow. Maybe someone knowledgeable in these matters will help us. - ED WAGGENER
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