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Lois Baker (#46507660)
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Sara Cobb
Ida Foster Cobb
Hi Lois,

I just saw your memorial page for Ida Foster Cobb and the messages between you and Christopher Rhorer. I'm also very interested in the conversation about her. She is the mother of my 1st cousin 1x removed Donald "Ray" Cobb. I just got in touch with Ray and his family recently, but I haven't spoken with him directly. My dad had a phone conversation with him and got a few family history details. He says that his mother stepped out onto a porch (it may have been icy or slick) and she slipped, fell in got a head injury and died. I don't know if it was instant or if she lingered awhile before she passed. So tragic! She was so young, only about 18 and Ray was just about 10 months old. I have some follow up questions for him, so I'm going to try and give him a call soon and see if he knows anything more. He was so young though, that he may not. I have never been able to find birth or death certificates for Ida Mae either. I'm also in touch via with Ray's son Randy and we matched as cousins through DNA testing. We are starting to exchange messages and I will ask him as well, to see if he has more information. I'll keep you posted if I find out anything helpful. I'd love it if you would let me know as well if you find a death cert for her or if her gravemarker is ever discovered. Thank you so much!

Sara Cobb
Added by Sara Cobb on Jun 18, 2016 3:47 PM
Christopher Rhorer
RE: Ida Foster Cobb
How are you connected to her? So we are cousins of some degree. lol
Added by Christopher Rhorer on Apr 20, 2016 12:51 PM
Christopher Rhorer
Ida Foster Cobb
Hi Lois! We recently did a clean up of the Land Cemetery in Cuzick, Ky. I was curious if you had a certificate of death for her. We didn't find a stone or marker for Ida. Several were buried and it could still remain undiscovered. If you have any further info please let us know. I think we will still be working in the future to find graves and markers. I am Fannie Foster Christopher's great grandson. Thanks in advance! :)
Added by Christopher Rhorer on Apr 19, 2016 10:55 PM
Nancy House Perry
Elliott Tramel "Dinky" Conn
Betts and West funeral home obit

Elliott Tramel "Dinky" Conn, 78, husband of Betty Ann Allender Conn, died Wednesday, September 16, 2015. He was born June 7, 1937 in Wilmore, KY to the late Elliott and Edith Hardin Conn. Dinky was a member of Wilmore Christian Church, a Army veteran, American Legion Post # 63, Jessamine County Sheep Association and sports hall of fame in Jessamine County. He was a coach, referee and co-president of Jessamine County Soccer League. Dinky drove the Senior Citizens Bus and was a former driver for Bluegrass Ultra Transit.
Added by Nancy House Perry on Sep 17, 2015 4:44 PM
re: Infant Wilder Memorial# 128859916
Hi, this is a duplicate memorial of one that was made back in 2007, Memorial# 128859916. Thanks.
Added by EmLynn on Apr 09, 2015 9:57 PM
John Calvin Gilreath
Look again,'I' do not have ANY father listed,or mother.His headstone says GILREATH. His father may have been Wilson but I can not link him to a father with a different surname unless you have a birth record or something to verify it,to many people would get upset about the different surnames.
Added by Theresa/Thunderbird584 on Feb 02, 2015 9:06 AM
Sheila Skidmore
John W. Edwards Family
Lois - I recently found the following article in the Danville Advocate Newspaper of Danville, KY. Wanted you to see it and see if you were interested in posting it to the Find A Grave Memorial of this family.

Sheila Skidmore -- Find A Grave Member

Edwards family has roots in Salem Baptist Church

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Edwards family has roots in Salem Baptist Church

Edwards family has roots in Salem Baptist Church

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 5:03 am

By BRENDA S. EDWARDS Contributing writer | 1 comment


Contributing Writer

John Will Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Fletcher Edwards donated land July 20, 1911, where the old Salem Baptist Church stood on Scrubgrass Road.

The church was built several years before on the land formerly owned by the Benjamin F. Whitehouse family. John W. and Elizabeth got the land in an exchange with Lafe and Martha Morgan, Bell Pope and Fannie McGraw in 1899.

After John W. got the 13-acre tract then decided to sell it and move to Nelson County, he made a deed for the land to go to the church with the stipulation that if services ceased to exist, the property would go to the state Baptist Mission Board of Kentucky.

The second church building was used as a worship place until the congregation dwindled and closed in 1950s when Ernest C. Richardson was minister. It now is a private residence and remains in the Edwards family.

The old church became known as Salem Baptist Church burned in October 1924, then rebuilt in May 1925 by residents in the community. James J. Edwards and his son, Roy, reported May 18, 1925, to the Kentucky Advocate on progress of the new church saying ti was ready for the finishing touch.

The first sermon was preached there by the the Rev. Dr. J.L. Dodson on the fifth Sunday morning and by Rev. L.W. Doolin in the afternoon.

Dodson became pastor of the church Feb. 21, 1913. Other ministers include B.T. Griffin, H.O. Nicely, J.W. "Marrying Parson" Edwards, and Richardson was the last one to preach there.

The Advocate newspaper reported Children's Day at Salem on Aug. 8, 1913, was a success. "A large crowd, good behavior, plenty of good things to eat and a very enjoyable afternoon."

Another article in the Advocate showed in December 1894 a series of meeting closed with 28 additions to the church. They were baptized near David Whitehouse's farm on Scrubgrass Road.

Not all reports of the church were good. In July 1889, The Danville Messenger reported an incident during Sunday school.

"Pistols, guns and clubs figured in, but no one was hurt much. There are some good people over that and it is a shame that they are continually molested by a set of scoundrels who respect neither man, God or Devil." (No names were mentioned in the report.)

Edwards family moves

John W. was the son of Mason and Lucinda Whitehouse Edwards. They left Boyle County in 1899 and headed for Nelson County where they lived until their deaths.

John W. was born April 17, 1860, in Boyle County and died March 19, 1936, at the age of 75 in Cox Creek in Nelson County. He is buried in an unmarked grave in the Lamb Cemetery on Scrubgrass Road.

He was a farmer and a Baptist.

John W. and Elizabeth Ophelia Fletcher were married March 24, 1885, in Boyle County.

She was the daughter of Henry Jackson Fletcher and Mary Elizabeth Pipes. Elizabeth was born Sept. 5, 1868, in Boyle County and died April 25, 1933, in Nelson County. She also is buried in Lamb Cemetery.

The 1900 Boyle County Census shows John W. was 39 years old, his wife, Lizzie was 30, and their child Evart (Eva or Evie) L. 14; along with Lila Watkins, 7, (an adopted son) and Lizzie's father, Henry J. Fletcher, 66.

In 1910, John W. 48; Elizabeth, 41; and Lila Watkins, 17, a servant, were living near James and Ellen Chambers and Terry Shannon and Samuel Chambers on Scrubgrass Road.

By 1930, John W. and Elizabeth lived in Nelson County with their daughter, Eva and her husband, James T. Watkins, (brother of Lila Watkins). The Watkins couple were listed as age 46, and their children: Ora, 23; Eula, 22; Ruth, and Edith Watkins.

John W. was the brother of Sarah E., James J., Robert G. and Lewis H. Edwards.

(Editor's note: Monty Bryant, a former member of Salem Baptist Church, researched information for this article.)
Added by Sheila Skidmore on May 31, 2014 6:51 AM
Thank you

Thank you for posting the photo of Daniel & Sarah Robert's headstone. They are my Great-great grandparents.

Added by KLSHewett on Sep 26, 2013 4:35 AM
I have transferred this memorial to you. If any of the memorials I have submitted for Letcher County are your family, I will be glad to transfer them to you. Go to the memorials you want and at EDIT just type the word TRANSFER. I submitted these memorials hoping to put them in the hands of family.
Added by S PRICE Nance on May 11, 2013 7:24 PM
chuck cummins
re = John Sewell
As there are no Find-a-Grave memorial ID #'s to the additions you have suggested, your information has been added as a note to Flower Section. Thank You.
Added by chuck cummins on Sep 04, 2012 9:05 AM
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