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Bert Higginbotham (#47689743)
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Bio Photo I live in a small town in south central Kentucky, Smiths Grove. The town was incorporated in 1871, but the area began settlement in the 1790's. Smiths Grove has an old cemetery and I have spent hundreds of hours documenting the folks buried there, who owns the plots and photos of the monuments.

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Bayless and Martha Gist
My Great great grandmother is Martha Ann Gist a sister of Rhoda Kinslow. You are listed as the person who originated the memorial for Rhoda so I am inquiring if you have information about her parents Bayless and Martha Gist. I have information but I do not have proof of the dates. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Kerma on Mar 30, 2016 9:14 PM
Chris Forest
RE: Civil War Death
Hi Bert,

William M Arnold (not Willis as previously thought) died during the early part of the Civil War. His wife Mary Marr Arnold and their son Asbury,died on the same day of 6 Feb 1857.

I just checked and there are 14 Marrs buried at this cemetery. Since this was not a huge city back in the 1850-60s I would venture to guess that most probably Mary and her son are buried at your cemetery as well. And perhaps even William. Obviously can not prove it, but it would make sense.

Or are there any more cemeteries in your area, where they might be buried?

Thanks for your help,
Added by Chris Forest on Mar 30, 2016 9:37 AM
Myrtle Logsdon
Bert, thank you so much for the photo of Myrtle's gravestone!
Added by cplawson on Sep 22, 2015 7:36 PM
Williams picture
Just rec'd notice of the above referenced foto.
All your work in the SG cemetery is appreciated.
Second to none.
Added by Shoshana on Sep 10, 2015 12:42 PM
Chris Forest
Civil War Death

I have an unusual question that you might be able to help with

I have a Union sympathiser GG Grandfather William M Arnold who lived in the Smith Grove area in 1861. He was hung by Confederated for stealing food from their army and giving to Union army where his brother served.

He owned a 100 acre farm. Are the chances that he was buried on his farm where he was killed or in the old cemetery there?

Appreciate any help you might be able to give me. Know the Confederates occupied the city from Sept 1861 to Jan 1862. So that is probably the timing of his death.

Appreciate any insight you might have. Or knowledge of his burial in the cemetery or elsewhere.

Thank you,
Chris F
Added by Chris Forest on Aug 11, 2015 5:08 AM
Darla Cannon
So Sorry
My heart goes out to you...Prayers for everyone
Added by Darla Cannon on Jul 01, 2015 4:29 PM
Jesus saves.
Cannon memorial
Thank you.
Added by Jesus saves. on Jun 30, 2015 8:55 AM
Sarah Graham
Berorrial Bell Lindsey.
Mr. Higginbotham, Berorrial was my 4 great grandmother and I would like to know if you would transfer her memorial to me. Thank you for documenting her grave. My great grandmother is 97 and we had no idea where her great grandmother was buried until I got to searching and found where you had documented her. We are taking her over to the cemetery to see the grave soon. Thanks again.
Added by Sarah Graham on Jun 28, 2015 10:27 PM
JoAnn Rowley
Susannah Henry Madison
Bert, the information you provided for Susannah was very good, especially the explanation of the property there. What you have matches the research I've done on her - EXCEPT her husband Thomas died 1798 in Virginia rather than 1816, as in the Find A Grave link to him that you included on Susannah's page. Just FYI, the Thomas Madison who died before May 1819 in Warren County was Susannah's son Thomas. (Unsure where the 1816 date comes from.) BUT you were using information provided by National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). So I got more information about NRHP from you and plan to contact them. THANKS for publishing the info and the references.
Added by JoAnn Rowley on Jun 04, 2015 4:07 PM
Janet Muff
Emry Britt

Thanks so much for transferring my stepdad's father to me. I am so grateful for your kindness.

Janet Muff
Added by Janet Muff on Jan 19, 2015 12:09 AM
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