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Mary Hall Nelson (#47912823)
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Bio Photo 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
September 2011

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 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
Added by Robert Hawkey on Aug 28, 2016 3:01 PM
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.
Added by houstondma on Aug 28, 2016 10:59 AM
Family Photo
Could someone please identify the people by name and location in the family photo, possibly taken at the 40th Wedding Anniversary??
Added by houstondma on Aug 27, 2016 8:40 AM
Bob & Nancy Cannon
Margaret Leesman
You can't click on have to copy and paste.
Added by Bob & Nancy Cannon on Jul 09, 2016 11:47 AM
Bob & Nancy Cannon
Marlene Leesman
Added by Bob & Nancy Cannon on Jul 06, 2016 6:12 AM
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!
Added by Carol McCabe on May 19, 2016 10:55 PM
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.

Added by Tracy Komhyr on Apr 10, 2016 2:33 PM
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?


Added by Tracy Komhyr on Apr 06, 2016 8:51 PM
Tambri Junco
RE: Hall Cemetery Breckinridge County
Hi Mary,

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.

Take care!!
Added by Tambri Junco on Apr 04, 2016 5:40 PM
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