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Mary Nelson (#47912823)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in cemeteries nearly all my life. I have taken many many photo's of stones in cemeteries, mostly in Kentucky. I was born in Webster, Ky, Breckinridge County in 1935. Back in the day, it seemed to be a custom to have a family cemetery on your farm. Not always, but a lot of families did this. My husband and I have tramped through brush, wild rose bushes and you name it, to get to some of these cemeteries. It's always worth the trip.
The photo above, is of my granddad's barn. It was built by my gg grandfather, Andrew Jackson Keys I, located on the Keys homeplace on the Rd. from Webster to Lodiburg. This is where I remember going as a child to visit my grandparents.

My Granddad's Barn
It was always there, My Granddad's barn. It stood so gracious and did no harm. On the road from Webster to Lodiburg, near the R.R. tracks, Oh my, how it takes me back, my Granddad's barn. When I was very little, every year we made the trip. It was long and hot and not much fun, but it was worth the wait. I can still feel the excitement when we rounded that last curve and I could see my granddad's barn. Now I am older and I knew, my Granddad's barn would someday be gone. It's 2011 and this was the year, the year of all my fear. I went down the road and it was gone, my Granddad's barn. Oh how I miss my Granddad's barn, on the road from Webster to Lodiburg.
Written by Mary Hall Nelson
September 2011

Dear Ancestor, your tombstone stands among the rest, neglected and alone. The name and date have all worn off the weathered marble stone. It reaches out to all who care, it's now too late to mourn. You did not know that I'd exist, you died and I was born. Yet, each of us are cells of you, in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our hearts contract and beat a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled, some hundred years ago, spreads out among the ones you left, who would have loved you so. I wonder how you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew, that someday I would find this place and come and visit you.
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Tambri Junco
RE: Hall Cemetery Breckinridge County
Thank you so much for your reply and all that you do for people searching for family information.
Added by Tambri Junco on Jun 26, 2015 2:01 PM
Tambri Junco
Hall Cemetery Breckinridge County
Hello Ms. Nelson,

I see where Gideon McCoy and Sarah Hall Mccoy are both listed in Hall Cemetery. I don't think either have headstones. Do you have any information that would help me find their graves?

Thank you!

Tambri McCoy Junco
Added by Tambri Junco on Jun 24, 2015 1:34 PM
Barbara Sibole
Henry Graham
Our son recently purchased the property where Henry Graham and his horse are interned. Thank you for posting. If he had not found this there would have always been questions. But this definitely answers some of them.
Added by Barbara Sibole on Jun 22, 2015 8:18 PM
RE: John Hall
You're more than welcome. I enjoy sharing the information I find. I hope you'll add it to his page so that it shares with everyone that reads his page.
Added by NJBrewer on Apr 24, 2015 12:50 PM
J. Edward Ross
Reply to your question
Good morning Mary,

I don't know why Bruce Arden Wittrup's siblings do not appear on his memorial page. He is linked to his parents and his siblings are linked to the same parents, that's what normally triggers the siblings' links to appear on a memorial page.

I suggest referencing your question to the Find A Grave staff at either of the following e-mail addresses..., or

Sorry I couldn't figure this one out myself.

Have another great day,
Ed Ross
Added by J. Edward Ross on Apr 13, 2015 9:47 AM
RE: Grandmother
Funny how it's an oldies magazine & the issue seen over 3 years later! :) And still passing around...Awesome
Added by KP on May 03, 2014 4:37 PM
Saw the article on your grandmother in the 1/2011 issue of Reminisce - Awesome! :) KP
Added by KP on May 02, 2014 5:34 PM
Glenn Fleming
Jill Lynette Nelson


I thought you might like to know that I posted a headstone photo today for Jill Lynette Nelson in the Atlantic,IA. cemetery.

Best regards,

Glenn Fleming
Added by Glenn Fleming on Apr 20, 2014 6:42 PM
Julie Grabill Rasmussen
RE: Sorensen/Sornson
Thanks, Mary!
Added by Julie Grabill Rasmussen on Mar 30, 2014 5:17 PM
Julie Grabill Rasmussen
I am looking for relatives of Jens Sornson (He changed his name form the original Sorensen because there were too many of them). Jens #112843725 is buried in the Adventist Cemetery At Exira, IA. I think he must be related to Carl F. Nielsen's wife, buried nearby in the same cemetery. Do you have any information? All of what I have is on Jens' memorial for him. Thanks!
Added by Julie Grabill Rasmussen on Mar 30, 2014 1:21 PM
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