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Doug Wilson (#47157477)
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Most of my ancestors were early settlers of Kentucky who migrated from Virginia and Maryland.
Direct line surnames on my father's side include Holsclaw, Snawder, Harshfield, McDaniel, Buckman, Jones, Paulley, and Collins. My father's ancestors settled in Nelson, Bullitt, and Hardin Counties. Some family members later moved to Jefferson County.
Direct line surnames on my mother's side include Dennis, Taylor, Logsdon, Haycraft, Atterberry, Elliott, Wells, Richardson, Saltsman, and Craddock. My mother's ancestors settled in Grayson, Hart, Larue, and Hardin Counties. Some family members later moved to Jefferson County. A few wayward family members crossed the river and settled in Floyd and Harrison Counties in Indiana.

I also like to take time to pay respect and honor all veterans when I visit cemeteries in my area.
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James Richards
Pvt Henry Ament

I would like to suggest the following be added to his biography (I tried to send this through the edit function but I keep getting an error):

"In his wife's (Belle Richardson Ament) petition for a pension after his death (visible on, she wrote that he was born near Howe Valley, Hardin County, Kentucky and they were married in Breckenridge County. She also wrote that he joined the Confederate Army in October 1864 and served in Captain Press Williams' Company and in Chenoweth's Cavalry Regiment until the end of the Civil War. He, with his unit, returned to Elizabethown and surrendered there on May 8, 1865."

Added by James Richards on Nov 22, 2015 8:13 PM
Gary Stanford
Pioneer Cemetery Photo
Hi Doug, Thank you for taking the photo of the Pioneer Cemetery. I would like your permission to use your photo for my ancestors buried at Pioneer Cemetery? I have been using it after our last conversation but want to make sure that I have your permission to continue to do so? Thank you, Gary Stanford Find A Grave #48432959.
Added by Gary Stanford on Oct 21, 2015 2:34 PM
molly hall
Badger Cemetery
Thank you for taking the photos of the Veterans. Our DAR Chapter in Perry County is currently putting together a Veterans book and this helps us tremendously. Molly Hall
Added by molly hall on Oct 06, 2015 7:59 PM
Dani Cash
Badger Cemetery/ Cash Family
Wondering if you would be willing to pick up my photo request for this cemetery? Would like photos of Julia Cash b.1903 - d.1993 and George Cash b.1929 - d.1930.
Please and thank you!
Dani Cash
Added by Dani Cash on Aug 10, 2015 5:49 AM
debbie edwards (Samuels)
bullitt county kentucky/ bullitts lick area
this was where my family settle into kentucky.. think it may have been part of Virgina back then... my family was Samuels, Smith, Snawder, and Shepherd ... had never heard of the Westervelt massacre... would be interested in any other names if any that were involved ... p.s. Did you ever live in Louisville, Camp Taylor ? ? ? Thanks for getting back with me if you can.. I grew up in Louisvlle after i was adopted... my adopted name was Debbie Edwards... my facebook page is debbie edwards Samuels .....
Added by debbie edwards (Samuels) on Jun 30, 2015 12:11 PM
William P. Hartlage
Ruth E. Hartledge Thompson Skaggs
Doug - Would you please link Ruth E. Hartledge Thompson Skaggs with her first husband Donald E. Thompson, your #55188547? After Donald's death she remarried on Nov. 18. 1983 in Jefferson Co., KY to Kermit T. Skaggs. She was Ruth Thompson Skaggs in her obit, but Mr. Skaggs was not listed as a survivor. Thanks.
Added by William P. Hartlage on May 09, 2015 11:03 AM
Karen Prather
Elizabeth Champion Williamson
The birth date should be 1781. She is one of my patriot's wife. I can't read the tombstone picture you have posted. Would it be possible to either post a clearer picture or send me the picture so I can try and make it readable and submit it with a DAR Application Supplemental to prove her birth and death date?

Thank you,
Added by Karen Prather on Apr 28, 2015 7:59 PM
Lesa Trimble
James Shepherd
James Shepherd #40583214 (Bullitt Lick Cemetery)
is my 3rd great grandfather. Would you transfer his memorial to me?
Thank you
Added by Lesa Trimble on Apr 26, 2015 8:12 AM
Gary Stanford
Pioneer Mass Grave
TO: Doug Wilson

My name is Gary W. Stanford and I am of Westerfield/Westervelt descent. My Uncle, Robert Edward Westerfield began doing genealogy in the 1960's. He handed the responsibility down to myself and his son Robert in the 1980's. He asked that I find all of the Westerfield family members in southern Indiana. I promised him that I would.

During my research I traced everything back to as far as Jacobus Westervelt. I found his sons, Samuel Leander Westerfield and James Westerfield, but had great difficulty finding Jacobus Westervelt. I even created a Find A Grave #: 141718166.

Finally I found a note that my Uncle had left me. All it said was: after Jacob (Jacobus)was killed, Samuel Leander and his mother relocated to Ohio from New Jersey. I knew this note was important because our genealogy line had somehow been broken with the death of Jacobus Westervelt.

Further research has led me to the "Westervelt Massacre". A group of forty-one settlers were traveling through what was then Virginia. They were south of what is today known as Louisville, Kentucky. Further investigation led me to my families mass grave in Shepardsville, Kentucky in Bullitt County. I have reason to believe that I know at least some of the Pioneers who were buried at Bethany Cemetery (later relocated to Jefferson County, Kentucky's Pioneer Cemetery. The Westervelt Massacre has also been recorded in history and I would like to share my documentation with you. Jacobus Westervelt led the caravan of settlers who were ambushed and killed by Indians on June 27, 1980 at 3:00 AM. The Westervelt family had tem men, woman and children killed that night! There was estimated to be at least seventeen killed from ten different families. History has documented this tragedy as The Westervelt Massacre. I can be reached at for further information. Thank you, Gary W. Stanford
Added by Gary Stanford on Jan 24, 2015 8:15 PM
Shirley Gragg
Wright Cemetery Washington County Indiana
Doug - hello. You took the wonderful pictures of the Wright Cemetery [aka Philbert Wright Family Cemetery].

I have accounted for about 16 altogether - including Eli Wright who is annotated as being in the PWFC. A descendant of PW recently confirmed that both cemeteries are actually one-in-the-same and I am trying to rectify that and have find-a-grave merge the two.

I'm trying to find out just how many grave sites there are and wonder if you did any kind of 'survey' of the cemetery when you took the picture.

I, too, am a Wright descendant of Philbert. He was the last of 8 sons of my 3x great-grand father, Richard Wright, Sr. of MD, VA and later NC.

Any information on this site would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Shirley Gragg on Jan 18, 2015 5:34 AM
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