|Mary Hall Nelson (#47912823)|
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I have been interested in cemeteries nearly all my life. I have taken many many photo's of stones in cemeteries, mostly in Kentucky. I was born in Webster, Ky, Breckinridge County in 1935. Back in the day, it seemed to be a custom to have a family cemetery on your farm. Not always, but a lot of families did this. My husband and I have tramped through brush, wild rose bushes and you name it, to get to some of these cemeteries. It's always worth the trip.|
The photo above, is of my granddad's barn. It was built by my gg grandfather, Andrew Jackson Keys I, located on the Keys homeplace on the Rd. from Webster to Lodiburg. This is where I remember going as a child to visit my grandparents.
My Granddad's Barn
It was always there, My Granddad's barn. It stood so gracious and did no harm. On the road from Webster to Lodiburg, near the R.R. tracks, Oh my, how it takes me back, my Granddad's barn. When I was very little, every year we made the trip. It was long and hot and not much fun, but it was worth the wait. I can still feel the excitement when we rounded that last curve and I could see my granddad's barn. Now I am older and I knew, my Granddad's barn would someday be gone. It's 2011 and this was the year, the year of all my fear. I went down the road and it was gone, my Granddad's barn. Oh how I miss my Granddad's barn, on the road from Webster to Lodiburg.
Written by Mary Hall Nelson
Dear Ancestor, your tombstone stands among the rest, neglected and alone. The name and date have all worn off the weathered marble stone. It reaches out to all who care, it's now too late to mourn. You did not know that I'd exist, you died and I was born. Yet, each of us are cells of you, in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our hearts contract and beat a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled, some hundred years ago, spreads out among the ones you left, who would have loved you so. I wonder how you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew, that someday I would find this place and come and visit you.
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|Kaye Lee||Jesse m shaw|
My gig grandfather. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Could you provide info further back. We have non. Thank you, Kaye lee
Added by Kaye Lee on Sep 05, 2016 3:03 PM
|Robert Hawkey||RE: Marlene Leesman|
Your welcome...just repaying what others do for me...Later
|houstondma||RE: Family Photo|
Thanks very much! Those names are exactly what I needed!
Thanks for making me the "manager" of Violet Johnson's information. She was my grandmother.
Could someone please identify the people by name and location in the family photo, possibly taken at the 40th Wedding Anniversary??
|Bob & Nancy Cannon||Margaret Leesman|
You can't click on it....you have to copy and paste.
|Bob & Nancy Cannon||Marlene Leesman|
|Carol McCabe||Nelson Family Reunion|
I attended a family reunion at your farm (I think it was your farm) several years ago. There were over 500 hundred of us there, with a photographer on a lift to accommodate all of us standing in front of your home. My mother, who is now 92, is the daughter of Lillie Jensen, who was the daughter of Wilhelmina Knudson, the daughter of Julianne and Martin Nelson. This is at the point where our lives cross! I love the description of your grandfather's barn. That is the one of the fondest memories I have of the Nelson reunion. Your wonderful (spotless) barn full of good food and a photo wall of our family history. Thank you for all you do!
|Tracy Komhyr||RE: looking for info. Daniel Hardin|
Thanks for the information, I'm related to Obediah S. Basham, Sr. I'm always looking for DAR information. I got my membership from a never before declared ancestor, that was fun! "Baldwin Parsons"
Thanks for looking.
|Tracy Komhyr||looking for info. Daniel Hardin|
Daniel Hardin b. 1762 d. 1830 married to Alice Jolley.
What info. do you have on him. I'm looking for info. to the war you state of. Revolutionary war?
|Tambri Junco||RE: Hall Cemetery Breckinridge County|
Thanks for your message. Please send me Fred's email address. Even though my research has been non existent for quite a while, I would like it for my records. Hopefully I can continue research soon.
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