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Donna Taylor Montgomery (#46520310)
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Rosanna Bencoach
RE: Joseph Hall (husband of Polly Combs)
I bet he was upset. I ordered his pension application and her widow's pension application from the KY state archives. He was writing normally until the last question, which asked if he had ever sworn an oath of allegiance to the United States, and when and under what circumstance. His writing then becomes very large, dark and forceful. "April 1865. Surrendered. Forced to." A transcription just can't relay the personality in his writing in that one line of the application. I'll have to look for my copies. When I got them, back in the days of dial-up internet, not today's information, I was about 95% sure that they were "my" Joseph and Polly. Bet I can confirm it now with the online sources.
Thanks again for finding and posting his picture!

Added by Rosanna Bencoach on Aug 01, 2013 9:33 PM

Rosanna Bencoach
Joseph Hall (husband of Polly Combs)
Donna, Thanks so much for adding the drawing of Joseph Hall. I'd love to know where you found it and any history you have on this couple. (I had previously provided the photo of his wife, Polly Combs Hall, which is in my possession, and came down to me from my grandmother, Rosa Lee Hall Seifert. Polly and Joseph were my gg-grandparents.) I'm also curious about the artwork of the American flag. Wasn't he a county judge? I'd found a copy of confederate pension application that I'm pretty sure was his (and Polly's subsequent widow's application), and in the application he sounded like he was still mad about the war over 40 years later!
best wishes,
Rosanna Bencoach (near Richmond VA)

Added by Rosanna Bencoach on Jul 28, 2013 10:44 AM

Charlene Ada Bugg
RE: Hester Rowe Bailey
Sure, I'd like a close up of the sign on Find A Grave, please. But no hurries. I have tons of stuff to do. Take your time please and thank you!

Added by Charlene Ada Bugg on Feb 24, 2013 9:04 AM

Charlene Ada Bugg
Hester Rowe Bailey
Thank you for posting an extra photo of the tombstone. Could you post a photo of the cemetery sign, please. Thank you so much!

Added by Charlene Ada Bugg on Feb 22, 2013 3:18 PM

Bobby Davis
William Riley Shepherd

We would really appreciate if you would transfer all the memorials in the William Riley Shepherd cemetery to us. This is our immediate family cemetery. We would like to maintain the memorials and add additional information and such. My number is:


Thank you

Added by Bobby Davis on Feb 05, 2013 2:47 PM

Tanya Sturdivant
RE: Hall
Hi Donna,

Thanks for getting back with me. My mother was Rayma Sue Hall. Daughter of Irving and Claudia. I never got to meet my grandfather. He passed in 1971 and I was born in 1973. I was the youngest grandchild. My mother is also buried in Fisty. I still have one aunt the lives in Kentucky. Mary Jean Ritchie. She lives just above Clear Creek. Not to far from my grandparents home that still stands. She was married to Cullen Ritchie who is also buried in Fisty. I have some family pictures if you are interested. I know I have one of Irving's father. I can look through them and see what else I have. My mother left me a few photos. I started doing research on both sides of my family. Grannie Claudia was a Ritchie (which you probably know). My dad's family is from Virginia. My grandmother (my dad's mother) is also a Ritchie. Its very interesting. :-). But she was born in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Added by Tanya Sturdivant on Jan 21, 2013 5:18 PM

Tanya Sturdivant
Hi Donna,

Irving and Claudia Hall are my grandparents. Trying to get in touch with family. I love the picture of Polly you posted!

Added by Tanya Sturdivant on Jan 08, 2013 11:01 AM

Arthur Pigmon
RE: Austin Ritchie
Here is a link to some Ritchie Family info. It does not list a cemetery for Austin but does for Zach. If your on Facebook check out this group,¬if_t=group_comment It is the Kentucky Genealogy Network, there are some very helpful people in there.

Added by Arthur Pigmon on Dec 24, 2012 10:23 AM

Arthur Pigmon
RE: Austin Ritchie
There is a Webb Cemetery in Mayking, KY about 35-40 miles from Hazard in Letcher Co. Do you think that might be it?

Added by Arthur Pigmon on Dec 20, 2012 8:17 PM

Arthur Pigmon
RE: Austin Ritchie
Yes I saw where you said he is buried in Webb Cemetery. I am having a hard time finding that cemetery online also. I'll keep searching.

Do you have the correct dates for Austin and are the dates for Zachariah correct?

Added by Arthur Pigmon on Dec 20, 2012 5:10 PM

Arthur Pigmon
RE: Austin Ritchie
OK - I'll look around and see what I can find. I have a few dead-ends as well.

Added by Arthur Pigmon on Dec 14, 2012 9:49 PM

Judy Williams Walker
Ezekiel Hall
Hi Donna,
There is a lady, Jolene Morgan Boyer... Email may be kin to you, she is seeking info on Ezekiel Hall and Chloe Branson Hall... this is in the Kentucky Explorer magazine Sept.2012. I was unable to email, sorry.

Added by Judy Williams Walker on Oct 01, 2012 7:51 PM

Lloyd Irvin Taylor
Woodson Sizemore
Thank you for looking for the headstone. Other researchers indicate he may be in Red Warrior Cemetery, Cabin Creek, West Virginia. I have requested an headstone photo.
Lloyd Taylor

Added by Lloyd Irvin Taylor on Aug 19, 2012 3:56 PM

Alton Wireman
Thank you for transfer of Alton Wireman,that just leaves me finding and linking two more children of Uncle proctor's..Thank You once again,,Sharon

Added by Sharon on Aug 16, 2012 6:33 AM

L. Diane Black
Pearl Howard, 1886-1958
Just wondering if you have anymore info on this person, I'm looking for anything on my G'pa Burnie Howard's sister, who supposedly died in childbirth ( but maybe didn't!).

Added by L. Diane Black on Jul 16, 2012 2:40 PM

L. Diane Black
Pearl Howard, 1886-1958
Just wondering if you have anymore info on this person, I'm looking for anything on my G'pa Burnie Howard's sister, who supposedly died in childbirth ( but maybe didn't!).

Added by L. Diane Black on Jul 16, 2012 2:40 PM

Gaye Hill
Alex Ritchie
Hello Donna,

Thank you for the very nice photo, plus for the information about the wrong location. How did you ever find him?

I did move his memorial to the Ritchie Cemetery at Fisty in Knott County. Is that correct?

Thank you for being a Find A Grave volunteer!

Gaye Hill

Added by Gaye Hill on May 02, 2012 1:48 PM

Thank you for replying to my message, Someone have already goting Jesse's photo today.

Added by Tentis on Apr 10, 2012 6:26 PM

Elick Trent cemetery
Is there anyway you can get picture of Jessie Fultz grave? his Memorial# 49047739.Jesse is my father in-law and my wife have never seen her father's grave. We live down here in NC.Location of Cemetery:From Morehead, Rt. 32 East to Wagner Store (Rt. 32 & Rt. 173). Right (South) on Rt. 173 about 0.5 mile to the cemetery. Just wonder if you can help?

Added by Tentis on Apr 10, 2012 7:09 AM

Hi there :) My name is Mary I am believed to be George Goldenhawks 5th Great Grand-daughter my mother being fourth and of course her father being his 3rd (g-son). I have been researching our ancestry on and this is what I came up with......Just wondering how we are related and what you know. My grandfathers name is Jasper Mitchell his mother was Dealie Liza Mitchell (Vicars) If you have any info please please email me at xxx Thank you :)

Added by Mary on Jan 07, 2012 7:20 PM

wrong address
you have listed # 77072124 under shepherd cemetery at gunlock .wrong she is buried at willie shepherd family cemetery at royalton,ky magoffin co .location (sand bottom)need to correct info..

Added by Sharon on Dec 06, 2011 7:11 AM

melissa dean
polly hall howell
hi my name is melissa dean my great grandma was polly howell her husband was nelson he had a child by the name of june she was my granny was this your sister my email is

Added by melissa dean on Nov 30, 2011 2:38 AM

Bill Vanderpool
Edward Vanderpool
Thank you for the assistance on Edward and Thelma's memorials.


Added by Bill Vanderpool on Nov 17, 2011 9:00 AM

Elizabeth (Fugate) Fugate
Thanks so much for the double stone picture in old Grassy Cemetery.
Now I know that Jesse Browning Fugate is buried there also. I have listed him to the cemetery and would like it very much if you added your picture to his memorial find a grave #80285938.
Thanks so very Much Nancy

Added by Nancy on Nov 11, 2011 10:46 PM

Judy Williams Walker
Ritchie Cemetery
Hi Donna,
Thanks for the picture of the headstones for Sidney and Bertha Ritchie.
Could you look at the picture again? It has Bertha born 1918 not 1908, and Sidney's has one born Sep 8 1904 and the other born Sep 28 19?? (1916).
Let me know, Judy

Added by Judy Williams Walker on Oct 31, 2011 4:39 PM


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