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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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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
Andrea Price
Crenshaw Cemetery in KY
Thanks for you work. I can't believe you just posted information (yesterday?) and here I am already appreciating it.
Added by Andrea Price on Mar 16, 2016 2:17 AM
David L Gray
RE: Thomas Smithwick photos
These were among the possessions of Ed Baker (150144556), a high school classmate. Several classmates & I cleaned out his apartment after he died. His mother had albums of old family photos, including Baker & Michel. These are now in the possession of Ed's sister Sharon, after I scanned them. You can contact me at if you want more information. I have a genealogy file of about 500 persons in his family.
Added by David L Gray on Jan 18, 2016 12:36 PM
Dorothy E. Hare Wigginton
Thanks for change of cemetery name
Thanks Laura for the change of cemetery name for Asenath "Senie" Bewley Britt and her husband John F Britt. I had them in the Bewley Burial Ground and moved them to Pleasant Home Cemetery via your request. I couldn't find them on the Barren County Cemetery Site or the Book, Barren County Cemetery Records in this cemetery, but I do see it list this cemetery in Bewleytown section of Barren County...You are such a great helper to keep me straight on my finds....Thank you so much.
Added by Dorothy E. Hare Wigginton on Dec 06, 2015 3:52 PM
Deidre Stevens
This is my grandfather my mother was their only child.
Added by Deidre Stevens on Nov 30, 2015 8:11 PM
Dorothy E. Hare Wigginton
RE: Bernice Byrd change of cemetery
You have so much information. You are like a history book...Thanks again.
Added by Dorothy E. Hare Wigginton on Sep 08, 2015 9:57 AM
Sue Lynn McDaniel
I took the time to read your bio. I"m thankful you are a fellow cancer survivor. Mine was breast cancer in 2000 -- found early, surgery, 28 radiation treatments, and tamoxifin -- but it keeps me humble.

I'm WKU grad '81, '83 (BA in History, MA in History).

If I can help you with quick questions for the Kentucky Building, or 270-745-3246.

Looking forward to learning more together.

Sue Lynn
Added by Sue Lynn McDaniel on Jul 18, 2015 7:42 AM
Your dedication to accuracy
I just want to express a few words, simple but most sincere. Thank you for using your time to turn memorials from fiction to history. There are tines when I find incorrect copy-paste on wrong decedent. There are times cemeteries are entered under multiple names.
You and contributor "chobe" ARE MIRACLE WORKERS..
Added by Shoshana on Jun 23, 2015 1:05 AM
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