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

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Fay C. Leonard
Julius Russell
Thanks for the heads up! I moved him to the correct cemetery.
Best regards,
Added by Fay C. Leonard on Oct 08, 2015 5:09 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
Dorothy E. Hare Wigginton
Bernice Byrd change of cemetery
Laura, thank you so much for the change of cemetery name for Bernice Byrd. I wasn't aware of the name change Strader Burial Ground to Malone Cemetery. You have been so helpful. Can't thank you enough.
Added by Dorothy E. Hare Wigginton on Sep 08, 2015 8:53 AM
Ara Jane Cary
Hey Laura,

Thanks very much for the link and additional vital information on Laura, her spouse, and family.

Appreciate the help.......and thank you for having her listed.

Best Regards,

Bob Akin
Birmingham, AL
Added by RCAkin148 on Sep 01, 2015 4:19 PM
Emerson Cemetery #3 - Jesse Emerson's brother?
Thank you for adding the memorials for this cemetery. We just visited this cemetery, after traveling from Houston, Texas last week to Kentucky. I am about to upload my photos to Find-A-Grave and

According to my research, my husband is descended from Jesse Emerson and wife Nancy Furlong, Jesse being the half-brother of this Joel E. Emerson buried in Emerson #3 in Barren County, Kentucky. Jesse Emerson and wife's burial places are unknown. But after their deaths their son Samuel Emerson left for Cooke County, Texas, around 1888, and this branch of the family tree has been in Texas ever since.

I am trying to connect with other researchers descended from Jesse Emerson and Nancy Furlong to share info. Thanks again for your Find-A-Grave work in helping in my Jesse Emerson family quest. Lori Domel
Added by Lori on Aug 19, 2015 5:37 PM
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
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Hattie Robinson
Thank you, thank you, and Thank you!!! for the cemetery location for her and the headstone photo!!!!!
Added by Remember the beyond on Jun 30, 2015 10:30 AM
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Hattie (Kingery) Robinson
Hi Laura, I found Harrie's death certificate, and for burial all it states is Vernon,

Find A Grave Memorial# 148458602, I thought you might known which cemetery she is buried in
Added by Remember the beyond on Jun 29, 2015 8:05 PM
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
Sally Buckingham
J B Buck Buckingham
Good afternoon,

I am Sally Buckingham, JB Buckingham is my Great Uncle
My Great Grandfather was Thomas C Buckingham
His father.... I am looking for the grave of Thomas C Buckingham ; died April 10, 1864 nr Glasgow Kentucky... Mary Brown Buckingham His wife, died between 1861 and 1970... because they died before 1911... I am having a hard time locating where they are buried... Would Walnut Grove Cemetery have the information ???? in 1860 they were living next to JB Buckingham.... but this residence is not indicated on the Memorial Site for Martha ?????

Can you left me know your lead on this.

Thank you,

Sally Buckingham
Added by Sally Buckingham on Jun 21, 2015 8:03 PM
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