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Denise51977 (#47676766)
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Bio Photo I began researching my Ancestry back in 2009 after my father passed away suddenly only 5 days after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, since then I've learned that I have relatives literally buried all over in my little hometown of Whitley County, KY though many of those I never knew their names or where they were laid to rest until I started contributing to this site so I try to help others while finding out more about my kin who have passed on as well.

I am proud to be a member of The Whitley County Historical and Genealogical Society & I try to do my best to contribute my own data and also to pickup where other researchers have stopped, there is much to still be learned & found in the Ancestry of Whitley County, KY.

When I first began researching the cemetery books and records of Whitley County, KY it didn't take long for me to realize that they were in some need of updating so this is another one of my goals in my researching as I appreciate and I'm proud of those who have before me went out into these beautiful Bluegrass mountains looking for their ancestors & documented all that they found for the future generations to be able to research to.

I specialize in the very old, forgotten, unknown location, and lost to time cemeteries of Whitley County, Kentucky, and so far I've had alot of luck.

I do all of this work thoroughly because I know that my parents would have wanted me to so for my Dad & my Mom I will always remain strong, focused, & truly grateful for all that you both have taught me.....this is for you both my very much missed everyday, remarkable, unforgettable parents I am so proud to be your daughter.

Our lives are like a vapor merely here for a while, and then gone so every moment is important.

I will live for the simple beauty of the present moment remembering those who have gone before me because the spirit of the dead shall survive in the memories of the living.

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.

My feelings are that in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

~DEAR ANCESTOR~
Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiselled 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.
Author Unknown.....
My sister Pat sent this to me.

Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Heard a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel's favorite hiding place. ~ Carrie Latet

Note - I and two of my siblings including one brother have done DNA testing thru www.23and.com so if there are any others who have also tested and would like to compare DNA just send me a message & by the way the Rose/Bennett/Harp/Powers/Hamblin DNA tests showed some Native American DNA.

Note - I descend thru 3 Bennett's:
1 - Rebecca that married Jesse Powers.
2 - Levi that married Nancy Harp.
3 - Edward that married Elizabeth Rose.

I want it to be noted that I DO NOT believe Ezekiel Bennett is the father of the above 3 mentioned Bennett's, I DO believe that John Bennett is their father.
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Rhonda D.
George Reeves stone
Thank you so much for photographing my 3rd great grandfather's grave stone, George Washington Reeves. I visited Whitley County several years ago and I couldn't find it. I left a little sad that his stone might have been lost.
Added by Rhonda D. on Aug 10, 2016 7:31 PM
Karen Donnelly
Mahala Hubbs
I would love to know if you have any documented information on Mahala Hubbs. I know that she married John Henry Grant. I am looking specifically for any information linking her to Stephen and Elizabeth Hubbs. It appears that my grandmother is a descendant of the Grants and I can not find any specific information.

Thank you.
KdonnRN
Added by Karen Donnelly on Jul 30, 2016 5:47 PM
Christy Morris
6th great grandfather
I'd love to know more about Rev. Peter Perkins. I've traced him back and had his line wrong. I'd love to know what you have that's not on here. I'd be happy to share my line to him with you. I'm getting ready to do the ancestryDNA test. Going to mail it out on Monday (July 25th, 2016)

Christy Morris
Added by Christy Morris on Jul 23, 2016 1:02 PM
Mary Haler
Elizabeth Rose Lawson
Hi Denise -

I am so impressed with the work and research you have done so far! Perhaps you can help me. I am researching Elizabeth Rose Lawson and need to prove that Benjamin Merritt Rose is her father for my DAR application. I have everything except for that. I have been to Tennessee and Kentucky researching but do not have anything official. I noticed that you had records from the Jacksboro Court House relating to her. That is one place I have not been. If you would be willing to share that would be much appreciated. I have done my DNA through Ancestry.com and would love to share with you. Anything I can do for you, just let me know. Thanks in advance.

Mary
Added by Mary Haler on Jul 06, 2016 8:08 PM
Billie Powell
Possible Relative
I am the grand daughter of Nannie Marie Croley Paul. My sister has trace our family back to Samuel Crowley. My name is Billie (Parks) Powell I live in Danville Ky. But my family is from Whitley County. All my family is from Neversdale area. Little berry was a relative on my grandmother side. I will have to get with my sister for the details.
you can reach me at bmp4974@gmail.com
Added by Billie Powell on Jul 04, 2016 1:52 AM
gayle L.E.S.
Michael Lafayette Elliott
I am a direct descendant of Michael. He was my great-great-great-great grandfather. (My great-grandfather's grandpa.)Unfortunately, this particular line stops with me.
Added by gayle L.E.S. on Jun 25, 2016 11:43 PM
quiltedv
RE: Tobias Rose
Thanks, I sent you an email. (Look in your junk folder)
Added by quiltedv on Jun 25, 2016 9:11 AM
quiltedv
Tobias Rose
Hi, I saw you posted that Tobias Rose was your first cousin.
I really could use some information. He is showing up as my ancestor.... Could you please message me a way I can contact you.
Thanks, Victoria
Added by quiltedv on Jun 22, 2016 11:19 PM
GWLawson
RE: Elizabeth Merritt's Picture
Thanks so much for getting back to me. And you are absolutely correct about the graves of Elizabeth and William. I have visited both. But don't think I would have been able to find Wm until I read that Wm. was in the Partin Cemetery at Buc Creek Mt Ash area Rose Cemetery. I have started working on the Lawson lineage back to William Rose, as my dear Grandmother was Daughter of the American Revolution. I am using Facebook under Lawson Genealogy. I did mention your name, but I will modify the pictures to include your contribution. Shall I use Denise or do you want me to use your last name too? Which I don't know. Again thank you so much.
Added by GWLawson on Jun 21, 2016 7:06 AM
GWLawson
RE: Elizabeth Merritt's Picture
Thanks so much for getting back to me. And you are absolutely correct about the graves of Elizabeth and William. I have visited both. But don't think I would have been able to find Wm until I read that Wm. was in the Buc Creek Rose Cemetery. I have started working on the Lawson lineage back to William Rose, as my dear Grandmother was Daughter of the American Revolution. I am using Facebook under Lawson Genealogy. I did mention your name, but I will modify the pictures to include your contribution. Shall I use Denise or do you want me to use your last name too? Which I don't know. Again thank you so much.
Added by GWLawson on Jun 21, 2016 7:03 AM
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