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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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Mary Magdalene Davis
Thank you so very much for responding so quickly to my photo request. I am happy to be able to confirm the correct dates of birth and death.
Added by Sharon on Sep 20, 2016 7:53 PM
Vicki Arnold
Thank You
Laura, Your research is fantastic and your story even more so!!! I came across this in researching Cassandra Baker & John Winstanley for my new grandson Liam born this year.

I agree with you that so many people do not give credit to the real researchers.

We are deeply in debt to you for making these ancestors come alive.

Gratefully, Vicki Frazer Arnold
Added by Vicki Arnold on Sep 10, 2016 5:51 PM
Gail Davis
Boyter photos
Boy, are you quick. I just put the request in the other day. Thanks you so much for the great photos. You are Awesome!

Added by Gail Davis on Sep 09, 2016 8:57 AM
Barbara Davis Brown
Holland family
Hi Laura, I am the widow of Jerry Brown. He was a grandson of Mary Queen Elizabeth Holland Brown. She was the daughter of John H Holland and Catherine Devine.
I have some pictures from the Holland family on my Ancestry site that I wanted to see if you know them. I am not sure who they are, the pictures just said Grandpa Holland. If you are a member of Ancestry could you please go to my site and check out the pictures. Otherwise I could email them to you if that is better. Thanks
Mrs. Brown
Added by Barbara Davis Brown on Aug 11, 2016 3:51 PM
Raymond B.
Lucretia Henrietta [Tudor] Bellamy
Laura, may I call upon you to help with just one other memorial: Lucretia Henrietta [Tudor] Bellamy #77112938. She is my 3ggmother. She died in 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, and we don't know where she is buried. It would mean a lot to me if you could find out where she is buried and if you could find her obituary. Thanks.

Added by Raymond B. on Aug 01, 2016 11:06 AM
Raymond B.
Samuel Thomas Bellamy
Thank you for finding my great-great-granduncle's obituary and burial location. I appreciate you taking the time to do this. Thanks! :)

Added by Raymond B. on Aug 01, 2016 2:40 AM
Sue Schlueter
Kinslow Cemetery #5
While searching for the graves of my husband's ancestors, I discovered your description/comments explaining that the Kinslow#5 cemetery was destroyed. I believe my husband's ggggrandfather, Andrew Carpenter Kinslow was buried there. I was hoping to take a picture of his headstone and visit his grave. Can you tell me what happened to those graves ? Were the bodies moved elsewhere? We live in Texas but came the Barren County this week to do some genealogy research. I really appreciate any info you can give me.
Added by Sue Schlueter on Jul 05, 2016 3:35 PM
RE: Mary Ford
John L and Mary Ford are listed as being in Fairview Cemetery Section J Row 8.
I could not find any listings for Johns father or mother. Fairview would not been opened when either one of them died so Old Brownstown is a good bet I can not verify it. John Sr. had a brief mention in the Seymour Times issue of March 27, 1862 which gave his date of death as March 18, 1862.
If the parents were moved to Fairview at a later date they do not have markers.
Added by Tom on Jun 28, 2016 2:28 PM
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
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