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gail caraway (#46865810)
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Bio Photo I live in the northern section of Caldwell Co., Ky. although I was born in Chicago, Ill., been here 32 yrs. I enjoy going to the many cemeteries in this area and taking pictures of these graves and having them posted to the Caldwell Co. website. Especially the ones related to us in some degree, now I find myself just taking pictures for the fun of it and posting the info on this find a grave site. I try to research these folks and get as much info as I can find. I'm sure I make mistakes, doesn't everyone? So I have no objections to being corrected. I have photographs of every posting relating to my family, and some that aren't family.
I am a mother of 5, 11 grandchildren and 7
gr. grandchildren. Am retired, and recently widowed, so I have lots of time to walk these cemeteries. I've been doing genealogy for over 35 yrs, still not professional, I just like doing it.
And just to add this little item, I don't mind transferring these memorials to family members, but I will have to think pretty hard about transferring memorials that relate to my family, even distantly. So don't feel offended if I refuse to do so.
P.S. it seems that I've not been as observant as I should be and I have posted memorials that sometimes turn out to be duplicates, if you find a duplicate, and it was posted AFTER
the original, please feel free to let me know and I will correct that over sight.
P.S. I guess I need to ad a postscript, I don't mind transferring some of these memorials, but it would be easier for me if you would give the name and where buried of the person you want transferred and your memorial number, I can look them up, but to be fair, it takes time to do so.
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Bobi DeVore
Maiden name was Brinkley
Added by Bobi DeVore on Jul 23, 2014 9:04 PM
J. Denise Wilkinson Underhill
Baker's - Holeman Cemetery
Thank you Ms Gail for all the transfers!! There is one more I requested today. I appreciate it!!
Added by J. Denise Wilkinson Under... on Jun 26, 2014 1:34 PM
Linda Monticelli
RE: Isabella Guess
Isabella S. Ritchey Guess is #12538394, I have listed her as mother and John T. Guess #12538363 as father for two of their other children; Johnnie Alice Guess and Mary Eloise Guess Blue. I could not find a memorial page for their other daughter, Laura Ellen Guess Davis yet, will keep looking.
Thank you,
Linda Lamb Monticelli
Added by Linda Monticelli on May 03, 2014 11:39 AM
Linda Monticelli
Thank you!
Hello Gail,
I would like to thank you for all that you do in walking these cemeteries, transcribing the gravestones, and creating memorial pages for all of these people. you are preserving history so that others can find the final resting places of their loved ones.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Linda Lamb Monticelli
Added by Linda Monticelli on Apr 04, 2014 5:07 PM
Bobbie Williamson Schaffer
Mary Matilda Williamson Bright
Mrs. Gail,

Thank for the transfer. I'm trying to link everyone so that I can have a family tree online.

Thank you
Added by Bobbie Williamson Schaffe... on Feb 09, 2014 7:44 AM
Muriel Brooks
Nora Mae Teague
There are three listings for the same person. I have added a photo to the one with the birth and death dates. Muriel Brooks
Added by Muriel Brooks on Dec 18, 2013 2:33 PM
Debbie Smith Shaffer
S.D. Lester family
Thank you for transferring these 3 Lesters to me. I will take good care of them!

Debbie Smith Shaffer
Added by Debbie Smith Shaffer on Sep 28, 2013 3:03 PM
Lita Letourneau
Gail, thank you so very much for transferring our Gregston memorials to me :0)
Added by Lita Letourneau on Sep 02, 2013 6:53 PM
Ken Kemp
RE: Ida Crider Winn
My family was one of the many who moved from Kentucky to the Detroit area in search of work. My mother grew up in the Finis Lowry home (on HWY 902 near the Cemetery) as she was a daughter of Annie Lowry, Finis' daughter. After my grandfather, James B Farmer, died, Annie lived with my aunt Ina Doris, her eldest daughter. They lived on Hwy 902 near the church. My aunt use to play the organ at the church, in the 50's. I loved the area. I thought it was utopia compared to the suburbs of Detroit! I never saw a way to make a living there or I would have moved there.

My dad was raised in the Shady Grove area in Crittenden county. By the time we were going back to visit, most of his kin had left the area, so we didn't spend much time there.

I haven't visited the area in about 15 years. I want to get back to see it now, refresh some wonderful old memories, and do some research at some of the area court houses. I have found some of the Lowrys changed the spelling to Lowery and assume it may have been because they were illiterate and whoever filled out some of their paperwork for them may not have realized how their name was spelled. The vast majority of my kin left out the e.

Thanks for all the work you have done in the area.

Added by Ken Kemp on Jul 26, 2013 9:59 AM
Ken Kemp
RE: Ida Crider Winn

"Donaldson is not on the list of towns, but Farmersville is and Donaldson is Farmersville.
Donaldson is the name of the church located in Farmersville."


The whole Lowry side and a lot of the Farmer side of my family are from that area and when I first started genealogy searches I was surprised to find they were from the Donaldson area. So I looked into it. The Donaldson being referred to is a census district situated on a branch of Donaldson Creek. It technically is Magisterial District #2 in Caldwell County but is consistently referenced to in census reports as Donaldson. It is actually closer to Creswell than Farmersville.

Here is just one of many references in census reports that show what I am referring to. This is the 1900 census for Jasper Crider and daughter Ida M. and others. Even more interestingly, to me, the census taker was my great uncle David Lowry who lived there, note his name at the top of the page.

As an interesting aside, here is a hunting outfitter located in the same area:

If you look on a map it is in the same area as the census district and goes by the name Donaldson Creek.

I know Find a Grave does not list Donaldson as a town, I don't think it ever was one. I use Creswell as the nearest town when recording a grave for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in that same area. When my aunt Ina Farmer Doris was there the Creswell store was right there by the Baptist church within walking distance of their farm and their farm was not far from the cemetery. My great grandfather Finis Lowry donated the cemetery land which was originally part of his farm and the census reports for him and many of his offspring, including my grandmother, all list their residences as Donaldson.

Thanks for your help. I appreciate all of your work.

Ken Kemp

Added by Ken Kemp on Jul 23, 2013 2:03 PM
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