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Shirley Hammons Smith (#47173111)
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I am a great, great granddaughter of William Hammons (b. 1826-28 in Owen Co., Ky)& Jane Anness (b. abt. 1833); great granddaughter of Robert A. Hammons (b Owen Co.Ky in 1851) & Susan Wilson, (b.1851 in Henry Co., Ky.) They lived all their last years in Junction City in Boyle Co., Ky. I am also a great, great grand-daughter of Samuel & Mary Bowman Hysinger, great grand-daughter of David & Rebecca Owens Hysinger, and grand-daughter of W.G. & Ida Livesay Hysinger of Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Ky.
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Glenda Barry
RE: 92173650 Blanton
Hi Shirley,

Thank you so much for the kind words, I feel blessed to be able to do this work. I have added the info you sent to her memorial, let me know if you want a transfer. There are 8 members of the family buried there that I can transfer to you if you want. Let me know at your convenience. Have a beautiful day!

Added by Glenda Barry on Apr 08, 2014 10:06 AM
Brilla Adams
RE: Hanna anna (McGinnis) Winstead/Pitman/Hasty
I live in London, but still work so it's really hard for me to get to courthouses during the hours their open to do any research. I just turned 60 and plan to retire at 62, so I'm excited about finally being "free" (God willing) to do more in-depth research. I did go to the Rockcastle County Library one Saturday, but I was really disappointed in what little they had. One of the workers there told me that people had stolen a lot of their stuff (unbelievable). I went to the McClung Library in Knoxville, and they had a lot more Rockcastle County stuff than the Library they did. I even found my Great-Grandfather's Guardianship papers there (both his parents died when he was 9 of one of the diseases going through at the time). If you'll send me your "user name" I'll send you an invite to my Tree. For you to invite me to view your Tree, when you first sign in and get to your Tree's main page, on the top left it'll have the name of your Tree - to the right of the name of your Tree, it has "Tree Pages" followed by an upside down triangle. If you click on the triangle, the last drop-down item is "Share your tree." Click that and it'll ask whether you want to share by email or user name. Click user name and type in "brillarose" which is my user name. It'll then ask you the "role" you want to give me. Click on "Guest" as if you click Contributor or Editor, I (or anyone else you invite) will be able to make changes to your Tree or even delete stuff without your permission or knowledge, whether it's intentional or accidental. While I would never do that, you just never know. The only problem with the "Guest" role is that they can only see people who have a date of death entered or anyone who could not possibly still be living. In other words, for security reasons, a Guest can't see any living people in your Tree, so I won't be able to see you in your Tree and you won't be able to see me in mine. By the way, you can also send me messages from which I think is probably safer than through Messages through can only be seen by you and me, but I'm not sure who all can see messages on Brilla
Added by Brilla Adams on Apr 06, 2014 12:45 PM
Brilla Adams
RE: Hanna anna (McGinnis) Winstead/Pitman/Hasty
We have never determined where her first husband James Madison/Matison Winstead(my direct great-great grandfather) died or where he is buried. Some think in Rockcastle, but some say he left the area after killing a man and died out west somewhere. He was a teamster, so he traveled a lot anyway. We also have never found any info on her Pitman husband, either, unfortunately, although if I remember, they did have a daughter together. I believe some of the daughter's descendents lived in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky, but I've never been able to locate any still living to see if they can give us any info on him. As to her third husband, Hasty, the only info I have is in my Tree on I believe she had a daughter with him as well, but I'd have to check my Tree. Do you have an membership?
Added by Brilla Adams on Apr 01, 2014 8:33 PM
Patricia (Patti) Joy Berndsen Jacko
RE: #79055354 - Tharpe
Please use the edit tab process to sub MIT changes. Thanks.
Added by Patricia (Patti) Joy Bern... on Mar 25, 2014 9:57 AM
Colleen Sanders Brown
RE: # 57745778 Laura Hysinger
Hi Shirley!
I don't think that I'm related to this family so if you would just send me the request through the memorial (any that you might be related to) then I'll be glad to transfer them right over to you :)
Added by Colleen Sanders Brown on Mar 13, 2014 3:42 PM
Phil Penny
Good to hear from you
It's been a while. Feel free to email me anytime if there's anything I can do for you. (
Added by Phil Penny on Mar 12, 2014 8:45 AM
RE: Livesay
I know my great grandparents William Henry Sowder 1853-1946 and Mary Jane "Polly" Meece Sowder 1856-1939 and their son John Christopher Sowder 1878-1933 and his wife Lula Mae Harrison Sowder 1888+1932, my grandparents
and their son James Sowder 1916-1920 are buried
at Livesay. When we went there I only knew that my grandparents were buried there and they have a headstone, did not know at that time to look for the others. I visited my great grandfather Wm Henry Sowder shortly before he died and he was
bedridden and living with his daughter and her family. I remember I was about 10 years old and went up to his bedside and he had a long white beard and was very frail. The story of my Grandma Lula was she died of TB and just a few short months later my Grandpa John died of a stroke. My mother, their daughter always thought he died of a broken heart. The children were scattered around to friends and relatives, but stayed close. The story of mother and her twin brother were about 7 years old and took little James with them to play at a nearby lumber yard. They followed their brother's lead climbing over stacks of lumber when it shifted and James was buried underneath. My uncle ran for help as my mother's legs were trapped, but it was too late to save James. My mother recovered from her injuries.
If I make it back down there I will surely look for the other graves. Thanks for your help.
Added by Madeliene on Mar 08, 2014 10:33 AM
RE: Livesay
Parents took my sister and me there to visit my
mother's family buried there-especially her parents. This was in 1950s. My daughter and I were there, too in 2012 on Mother's Day. I live in the country but she is a city girl and seeing the cows so close gave her a little scare. I convinced her they wouldn't bother her and of course they were curious but too busy eating to pay much attention to us. Just this year I find I have other family there and long to go back. Would you know the name and phone number or address of the lady who posted a sign saying she would be glad to accept donations to maintain this cemetery? I was pleased my grandparent's headstone was standing and in good shape. I had forgotten to stop to purchase flowers but there was so many beautiful wildflowers I picked some for them. Good to hear from you.
Added by Madeliene on Mar 07, 2014 10:03 AM
Sandra Koors
Alline Hammons
Hi Shirley,

I read your message on my Find A Grave. I only have 2 husband's for her.

Arthur Earl Lister and John D. Johnson. I have a copy of John D.Johnson and her marriage document under my family tree.

Always glad to help you.

Added by Sandra Koors on Feb 26, 2014 4:09 PM
Mike Denis
RE: Pendygraft
I'll keep an eye out for this name as I'm researching. Thanks for the "heads up."
Added by Mike Denis on Feb 12, 2014 8:19 AM
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