I am researching the Vosper family tree from my g.g.g grandfather John Vosper, born about 1822, who in 1854 was living in West Street,Millbrook, St. Germans, Cornwall, England. He was listed in the census of 1861 as being a Seaman R.N. and at that time he was living in Greenock, Scotland along with his wife Elizabeth Manning and their three sons. william born in 1846, seveons born in 1849 and john elliott born in 1856
Any information would be appreciated. I am also willing to share the information that I have.
a letter to my ancestor's
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.