Touching History And Healing Souls – A Day Visiting Ancestors

I have been writing about our tour last weekend visiting our ancestors’ graves here in East Tennessee. We embarked in prayer, asking the Lord to guide us. Throughout the day the Lord continued to touch us as we found our relatives.

We started this journey a short while ago with the loss of my husband’s brother to cancer. We moved here to East Tennessee to be with him. Over the course of last weekend’s discovery of graves we came across a big cemetery with DAVIS graves all over it! These were more contemporary to the 1700s graves we found further down the road with Mike’s GrGrGr Grandfather’s grave.

This particular grave moved us to tears in the more contemporary cemetery. It is because of this……….poem. We met a man at the cemetery. He told us the story of the Davis boy who died of cancer. Mike’s brother too died of cancer. This boy is likely our kin as the cemetery sits near Orchard View where our ancestors land was/is. And, all the Davis graves in this cemetery (there were at least 30) are all likely direct line ancestors.

This touching headstone deserved its own blog.

The Gravestone Of Another Davis Soul Lost To Cancer


We little knew that morning, that God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you, the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide.

And though we can not see you, you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same.

But as God calls us, one by one, the chain will link again.

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