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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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Merry Christmas, Laura! I'm dreaming of Kentucky Snow:)

Added by dhb on Dec 24, 2014 1:24 PM
Cathy Sowders-Fern
# 113416841
Thank you so much!

Added by Cathy Sowders-Fern on Dec 18, 2014 11:35 AM
John Bird "Jack" Farris
Are you related to John Bird "Jack" Farris?
Added by Sherry on Dec 17, 2014 7:19 AM
Steve Seim
Barren Co Farm Cemeteries
Do you have GPS coordinates for these cemeteries as well?
Added by Steve Seim on Dec 08, 2014 9:14 AM
Barbara Melson
The Speake Family
Hello Laura--
Are you in any way related to the Speake Family?
My ancestors were the Speake Family of Carlisle ,Indiana.

B. Melson
Added by Barbara Melson on Nov 19, 2014 1:37 PM
Gail Black
Stewart Plantation/Cemetery
Hi Laura,
This is driving me crazy. Have you been there? I am looking a the map drawn by Col Long, but I just can't quite see where the house and cemetery might be. I have been looking at topo maps as far back as 1912 and can see Long Cemetery, but no house or cemetery info for the Stewarts, etc. Do you have any additional info?

Added by Gail Black on Nov 15, 2014 8:34 PM
Kathy & Jerry Strickland
Oops 5 th one from the right side
Added by Kathy & Jerry Strickland on Nov 10, 2014 3:40 PM
Kathy & Jerry Strickland
Grandpa Kendall
5th one from the left on the second row from the top...he really looks like daddy as a young man
Added by Kathy & Jerry Strickland on Nov 10, 2014 3:35 PM
Kathy & Jerry Strickland
I have looked close at the photo, but not able to recognize him..Grandpa died before I was born and do not have any photos of him..i need to look closer and see if I can spot my daddy, I am sure they had similar features
Added by Kathy & Jerry Strickland on Nov 10, 2014 9:46 AM
Kathy & Jerry Strickland
george kendall
Thank you fro adding the photo to grandpas memorial..Please tell me where you found that..Are you related some how
Added by Kathy & Jerry Strickland on Nov 10, 2014 6:07 AM
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