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Laura J. Stewart (#47412616)
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Bio Photo "Remember me in my family tree; my name, my days, my strife; and I shall ride upon the wings of time, and live an endless life."

Gone But Not Forgotten....


ALSO WHEN YOU TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF A FIND A GRAVE MEMORIAL, PLEASE INCLUDE THE CONTRIBUTOR'S NAME! I have seen so many posted on with the contributor left off & "courtesy of findagrave". Remember findagrave did not do the research, the contributor did, please give them credit!!

A little about me...
Glasgow High School graduate
Western Kentucky University:
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Masters - Folklore
I have always enjoyed oral history at an early age. Wish I had asked more questions now... In 1994 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer, went through surgery and chemo, I was given 3-6 years to live. So after I recovered from the treatments, in 1996 I decided to sell my home of 20 years and go on the road to research my family 1st-hand that were in my family files. I became a "fulltimeRVer" for six years; following the paths of my ancestors was a memorable experience and very humbling at times. I visited so many places I would never have visited otherwise... courthouses, libraries, cemeteries, meeting family and getting to actually stand on family land that my ancestors owned. Well, I am still here, I guess I still have ancestors to find and their stories to tell..... the oral history is out there, I just have to find the descendant that it was passed down to..

In addition to my family lines, I research Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe and Warren Counties in KY. (South Central KY)

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Carol Wilson
Mary Holbrook Wilson Strong #132306958
Hi Laura,
A while back you found and shared a photo and the death date of my husband's great aunt. Thank you so much. I read the bio data with interest and wanted to let you know the following: Mary Strong left the house on Nantucket to her 1st cousin 1x removed George Wilson Penny Jr., who then left it to his daughter Clarissa Penny Porter. Various magazine articles have misidentified their relationship.
Carol Wilson
Added by Carol Wilson on Apr 01, 2015 2:07 PM
Amy Waldron
RE: Beckham Cemetery - Warren County, KY
Thanks so much for the updated directions. -- Amy
Added by Amy Waldron on Mar 30, 2015 5:00 PM
Amy Waldron
Beckham Cemetery - Warren County, KY
Hi Laura, I'm trying to document as many cemeteries in my area as possible and am trying to locate this cemetery. I see that you submitted several photos. I tried to find it on google earth per your directions, but cannot find "cafe road". Could you help me with more precise directions? Thanks so much in advance.
Added by Amy Waldron on Mar 29, 2015 11:20 PM
RE: Col Stewart
My pleasure Laura. Good luck to you!

Added by Saratoga on Mar 28, 2015 5:51 PM
Georgette Lee
RE: Burton Cemetery
Well, I think the Shipley is farther up the hill than the tracks. You go toward 90 from Gene Shirley's on Dripping Springs Road, and cross the other crossing, and start up the hill. The farm is on the left. But the graveyard is between the farm and the tracks.
Added by Georgette Lee on Mar 25, 2015 11:41 PM
Georgette Lee
Burton Cemetery
I didn't know if you were the one who set up the memorial page for this cemetery, but I found out when Jr. Wheat photographed the stones in the Shipley graveyard that the Burton Cemetery is roughly 200 yards from it. I remember going to this cemetery in the 1990s, and when Jr. told me that they were that close I thought "Wow, we were that close to the Shipley graveyard and never noticed it!"
Added by Georgette Lee on Mar 25, 2015 10:44 PM
Remember the beyond
Hiram Hagan
Hiram Hagan

Find A Grave Memorial# 34512765

Do you think you could find out if this is the Son of Arthur Hagan & Jane Means?

House Representative of Monroe County in 1863 - 1865

And thank again for finding my cousins grandfather
Added by Remember the beyond on Mar 24, 2015 4:26 PM
Georgette Lee
RE: Nifong Cemetery
Well, I've seen the indents, and Merlene Walker said there were eight altogether buried there, which is how many depressions there were the day I went with Oscar. The other four are Lester's first wife and their children, who all died in the 1918 flu epidemic. But I don't know their names. I guess I need to research. Ben's wife was Ellie Meek. She is buried up at New Salem, beside Lawrence Nifong, whom she took care of until death.
Added by Georgette Lee on Mar 23, 2015 11:05 PM
Georgette Lee
Nifong Cemetery
I was out by there this evening and I took a picture of the field where the Nifong Cemetery is. I posted it on the page, but I noticed there was some old logs and rocks where someone has turned the land over. They must have done that when they put up the cell phone tower a few years back. But I'm betting those suspicious looking rocks were once the markers. Oscar Meek's daughters still own the property, and she was aware the cemetery was there. They may have actually had someone come along and probe for the stones. Where they are laying on the ground is roughly where the graves are. I didn't cross the fence into the field. Noone was home at the house so I just pulled up to the gate beside the road and leaned on the fence to take the picture.
Added by Georgette Lee on Mar 23, 2015 9:56 PM
Georgette Lee
RE: Martin - Foster Cemetery
I can probably get out there to investigate before the end of this week. If I remember right (I'm a little short on my coffe intake too!) the last time I was out there was about 2000, and it was snake season. But I'm wanting to say that the cemetery is not inside the compound. It's just a rough and overgrown path to get to. The way it was cut out for the right-of-way, the cemetery is on a high embankment like a cliff. The answers I needed for Mr. Morgan at the time we were able to get by other means, except for the exact location of the burial of James Newton Morgan. He had wanted to get a tombstone, but when he found we had no way of determining exactly the location, he scrapped the idea. Mr. Morgan has since passed away, but I'm still curious. If I go within the next couple of weeks, I'd be less likely to run into snakes (BIG ones!!) Lol
Added by Georgette Lee on Mar 23, 2015 12:40 PM
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