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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!!

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 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 Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren Counties in KY. (South Central KY)

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Russell Ludvell McKinley, 146702515
Hi Laura - You wanted me to link Russell to Clara Lucille Langford Shute, 168446935, however his obituary says his mother is Rosa Johnson McKinley of Phoenix, Ariz.? Please clarify. Thanks.
Added by Sheila on Aug 15, 2016 5:01 PM
Barbara Davis Brown
Holland family
Hi Laura, I am the widow of Jerry Brown. He was a grandson of Mary Queen Elizabeth Holland Brown. She was the daughter of John H Holland and Catherine Devine.
I have some pictures from the Holland family on my Ancestry site that I wanted to see if you know them. I am not sure who they are, the pictures just said Grandpa Holland. If you are a member of Ancestry could you please go to my site and check out the pictures. Otherwise I could email them to you if that is better. Thanks
Mrs. Brown
Added by Barbara Davis Brown on Aug 11, 2016 3:51 PM
Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for taking the photo of Nina Elmore Bertram for me, I really appreciate it.

Added by GenealogyGirl on Aug 07, 2016 10:18 AM
Raymond B.
Lucretia Henrietta [Tudor] Bellamy
Laura, may I call upon you to help with just one other memorial: Lucretia Henrietta [Tudor] Bellamy #77112938. She is my 3ggmother. She died in 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, and we don't know where she is buried. It would mean a lot to me if you could find out where she is buried and if you could find her obituary. Thanks.

Added by Raymond B. on Aug 01, 2016 11:06 AM
Raymond B.
Samuel Thomas Bellamy
Thank you for finding my great-great-granduncle's obituary and burial location. I appreciate you taking the time to do this. Thanks! :)

Added by Raymond B. on Aug 01, 2016 2:40 AM
Sue Schlueter
Kinslow Cemetery #5
While searching for the graves of my husband's ancestors, I discovered your description/comments explaining that the Kinslow#5 cemetery was destroyed. I believe my husband's ggggrandfather, Andrew Carpenter Kinslow was buried there. I was hoping to take a picture of his headstone and visit his grave. Can you tell me what happened to those graves ? Were the bodies moved elsewhere? We live in Texas but came the Barren County this week to do some genealogy research. I really appreciate any info you can give me.
Added by Sue Schlueter on Jul 05, 2016 3:35 PM
RE: Mary Ford
John L and Mary Ford are listed as being in Fairview Cemetery Section J Row 8.
I could not find any listings for Johns father or mother. Fairview would not been opened when either one of them died so Old Brownstown is a good bet I can not verify it. John Sr. had a brief mention in the Seymour Times issue of March 27, 1862 which gave his date of death as March 18, 1862.
If the parents were moved to Fairview at a later date they do not have markers.
Added by Tom on Jun 28, 2016 2:28 PM
Bible of Jane N Rhoads Murray
Just wondering if her bible mentions anything abou her siblings? I am looking specifically for information on Thomas Rhodes -- to prove he is the son of same John Rhoads (and Jane's sibling)
Thanks for any info,
Ann Rhodes Neal
descendant of Thomas Rhodes > James W. Rhodes, both died Harrison County, Indiana
Added by AnnNeal on Jun 17, 2016 7:14 AM
Stephen Kronberg
Ethel Steenbergen at Acacia
WOW! That was fast, I was still working on adding memorials for others in this same section. Thank you. Stephen
Added by Stephen Kronberg on Apr 29, 2016 11:28 PM
Nancy Jane Gist Williams
I have seen your memorial for Nancy Jane Gist Williams. I am seeking information about her sister Martha Ann Gist Headrick and her parents Bayless and Nancy Ray Gist. I have the information in the Christopher Gist book but do not have proof of those dates. Do you have information that might help me? I would appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you.

Kerma Headrick Crouse
Added by Kerma on Mar 31, 2016 6:45 PM
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