Just 15 minutes is all it takes for me to go visit my ancestors
Templeville Cemetery is an important place for my family. It’s where several Emersons are buried. Some of which go all the way back to the 19th century! It always makes me happy to go see the family that I never met, but are members of my family tree.
In this cemetery is relatives like my great-grandmother, my great uncles, my great-grandfather, as well as ancestors that are even older than them! There’s so much family history in this one cemetery.
I usually go with my mother to the cemetery. She enjoys the trips too. This time I went I made sure to get pictures of every headstone.
My great-grandfather died long before even my mother was born. He suffered from heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver. He was an alcoholic according to my mother. However, my great-grandmother was so incredible. She raised 5 boys all on her own.
She died when my mom was only 2, but my mom is very fond of her grandmother. I’ve compiled some records of her on Family Search.
I absolutely love this website, because I have learned so much about my ancestors. I’ve found records like marriage and death certificates, as well as things like draft registrations.
This is my great-uncle. He served in World War I at the age of just 22. While he was never a high ranking member of the military, his service is still a thing to be proud of. He also died long before my mom and I were born so I never met him.
These are my great-great-grandparents. They’re the furthest back this cemetery goes. They had 8 children! In addition Mollie (Cahall) Emerson had her first child at just 18! I’m 20 now and I couldn’t imagine having a two year old to take care of.
I have so much respect and gratitude for my ancestors. They weren’t perfect and my family is known to be dysfunctional, but it’s my family. The Emersons are a legacy family in Delaware, and I’m proud of that.
I hope you feel inspired to look into your roots. It’s something that brings me joy. Every time I learn something new, whether it be finding a new record, picture, or fact about my family I get excited. This is my family and there’s so much still to learn.
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