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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!!

From "How Green Was My Valley" by Richard Llewellyn:

" I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come, I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes. As I felt, so they had felt, and were to feel, as then, so now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my father's hand and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand, and all, up and down the line that stretched from Time That Was to Time That Is, and is Not Yet, raised their hands to show the link, and we found that we were one, born of Woman, Son of Man, made in the Image, fashioned in the Womb by the Will of God, the Eternal Father."

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 Stage 4 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 and Warren Counties in KY.

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Gail Black
Stacy Cemetery
getting to be warm weather...gonna go poking around by the plantation soon! I will keep you posted.
Added by Gail Black on Feb 08, 2015 4:11 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 140751958
I moved the one twin to the Cemetery you told me he is at. His twin (Find A Grave Memorial# 134967204) is still listed at the Woodsonville Memorial Gardens Rowletts Cemetery. Just FYI. There is another double Ella Locke Dixon (Find A Grave Memorial# 51483615) Listed as Ella Dixon Locke, which is clearly incorrect, since her headstone indicates her father's last name is Locke on her headstone (Find A Grave Memorial# 142261146).
Added by KinSearchin on Feb 06, 2015 12:31 PM
I did place a "report a problem" on all the request for one cemetery, that I found in the Green River cemetery. I am not from the area and did not wish to wait for someone to move the memorials before I could upload the photos. So I created the memorials(online) in the cemetery I found the markers in (actual cemetery).
Added by Thomas on Feb 06, 2015 11:47 AM
Old Green River Union Cemetery mixed up with another cemetery.
Regarding my Find A Grave memorial for Annie Dixon, J. Dixon, and several others... I photographed the headstone at what is listed as the Old Green River Union Cemetery. I am not from the area and do not know of the black/white distinction. I did first go to the other cemetery to photograph the request but could not locate a single requested stone. After arriving at the Old Green River Union Cemetery, I thought the names seemed familiar. After completing the request for that cemetery, I pulled up the names from the other cemetery and found as many as I could until my camera phone battery gave out.
Added by Thomas on Feb 06, 2015 11:45 AM
Patsy Davidson
Gaddie Cemetery
Hello Laura. My maiden name was Gaddie and I have photos left to me from my father(none are properly identified). I have one of a tombstone but I cannot read the names clearly. I think the name is Martha Oakes. Martha raised my father until he was about 17 yrs of age. May I forward a copy of the photo to see if it looks at all familiar to you? Maybe the landscape will be familiar? Thank you. Pat
Added by Patsy Davidson on Feb 05, 2015 2:28 PM
LaDon Brennan
Old Green River
Thank you for clarifying the various AKAs for these cemeteries, I BELIEVE I have everyone in their proper resting spots now, let me know if not.
Added by LaDon Brennan on Feb 03, 2015 8:10 PM
Donna Rich
Thank you for the transfers and all your research and hard work that helps us all!!
Added by Donna Rich on Jan 20, 2015 5:30 AM
Michael V Drachman
RE: The Sinking of the Leopoldville
My pleasure Laura,, the epitaph is now up on the page..

Added by Michael V Drachman on Jan 11, 2015 2:44 PM
Harold Steenbergen
RE: Joseph Higgins Steenbergen 1813-1901
My Father did not know the month his GGF Joseph died or that he left a will. Joseph's Father was Robert Pendleton Steenbergen and his Mother was a McGary. Robert was buried at the Old Concord Church in Barren County.
Joseph spent his life on the farm at Tracy near where his parents lived. My Father (Julian G. Steenbergen, 1915-) and I would like to solve this puzzle. My Father's Grand father was William McGary Steenbergen and he is buried at the Glasgow Cem. His farm was nearby.

I hope this helps. I am trying to find the Bill of Sale for Joseph's property and which son it went to, but I believe it was Marcus Steenbergen.
This would be the brother of William.
Added by Harold Steenbergen on Jan 06, 2015 7:09 PM
Harold Steenbergen
Joseph Higgins Steenbergen 1813-9001
I seen your contributions to the William McGary Steenbergen site. Thank you. He was my Great Grandfather. Is it possible to find the gravesite of his father and mother? Joseph Higgins Steenbergen (1813-1901) and Rachael Pinkley, (181-1880). It is believed he was buried on his farm at Tracy. It was noted in his sale of his property to his son.

If anyone might find it, please let me know.

Harold Steenbergen
Added by Harold Steenbergen on Jan 06, 2015 12:30 AM
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