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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!!

From "How Green Was My Valley" by Richard Llewellyn:

" I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come, I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes. As I felt, so they had felt, and were to feel, as then, so now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my father's hand and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand, and all, up and down the line that stretched from Time That Was to Time That Is, and is Not Yet, raised their hands to show the link, and we found that we were one, born of Woman, Son of Man, made in the Image, fashioned in the Womb by the Will of God, the Eternal Father."

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.

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A Thankful Heart, Tears of Joy
We meet again. When I opened this page tonight, I am ecstatic with emotion and tears Even my mother was never sure where she was buried. Thank you so much for putting this wonderful page up. I have been searching for her for years. And, now, I can physically go to her graveside.
Sincerest wishes for you and yours.
Nancy Kathryn ____
(her only) Great grand daughter of Nancy Kathryn Ball Trainor
Added by nancy_B1952 on Sep 12, 2014 4:44 PM
Deidre Stevens
Edith Florence Winnett Whistler
Was my grandmother My mother Nancy Ann was her only child
Added by Deidre Stevens on Sep 11, 2014 8:41 PM
Evelynn Bauernfeind
Let me know if you would like me to transfer her memorial to you.
Added by brknhrt on Sep 11, 2014 4:44 PM
Florence Lessenberry Holman
Thank you for updating the Lessenberry information.
Added by mjpsc on Aug 08, 2014 6:11 AM
Florence Lessenberry Holman
You have recorded many of the folks interred in the Lessenberry cemetery at Beckton. Do you have any information about Florence, the oldest daughter of Jim and George Ann Lessenberry? She is the only one of their 11 children not listed in Find a Grave. Her husband was Luther Holman. I know they lived at Beech Grove and maybe Oil City during their marriage.
Added by mjpsc on Aug 07, 2014 3:31 PM
sherri schaefer bagby
Thank you for all your hard work and for making updates for these family memorials.

Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Aug 05, 2014 3:46 PM
Carol Wilson
Wife of Joseph Austin Strong
I appreciated your information on playwright Austin Strong. Do you have any data on his wife Mary Holbrook Wilson Strong? I am looking for her death date and burial site. Thanks, C. Wilson
Added by Carol Wilson on Jul 03, 2014 4:00 PM
Joanna Case
RE: Hammonds
The stones are very hard to read. they are quite exposed and in the ground.
Genevieve : "Beloved wife & mother. Sprite. Loved by all."
George : "Loving husband, father. Captain of his industry"
Sarah : "Beloved wife & mother. Memories of love and song."
William : Beloved husband & father. Immortal in his love and his music."

I knew Mr & Mrs George Hammond. I was Mystic town librarian for 35 yrs and they used the library a lot. Very nice couple.
Added by Joanna Case on Jun 21, 2014 6:09 AM
Gail Lyons Grier
RE: Burgess...
Thank you on Burgess information, I wonder if you are able to find any information on Hugh Norvell dates are 1767 to 1848 concerning his wife Susannah 1771 to 1846 they are my 4th great grand parents and are buried in Lyons Cemetery on Lyons Rd Barren Co Ky. People think Susannah maidens name is Bush but I can not find documentation to that. I do know that Bush family is around Barren Co Ky.
Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Gail Lyons Grier
Added by Gail Lyons Grier on Jun 12, 2014 2:10 PM
Annita Dial Barnett
RE: YES YOU DID!!!!!!!!
You are very welcome!!! It was the least I could do with all the help you have given us in the last few hours. Be sure to let me know if there is anything else I can help you with on this end.
Added by Annita Dial Barnett on May 25, 2014 5:33 PM
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