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Joyce Tinsley (#47516959)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo My sources for making memorials are
1. The old newspapers at Kentuckiana Digital Library Home
2. Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy
3. Rootsweb Presents Kentucky Death Records
4. Lincoln County, Kentucky Tombstone Inscriptions & 1850 Census by Shirley Dunn
(Memorials have been made for everyone listed in this book except for a few that had no death dates)
5. Bicentennial History of Waynesburg, Kentucky and Southern Lincoln County (Memorials have been made for everyone listed in this book except for a few that had no death dates)
6. Pulaski County KY Cemetery Records, 3 vols.

I include as much information on the memorials that I can find so others that are searching can determine if it is the correct person they are looking for. A memorial with name, birth & death dates isn't always enough information to determine if it's the right person you are looking for. Some birth dates I have taken from the age of a person in their obituary which isn't always correct and just because dates are written in stone doesn't always mean they are correct either. I have come across some obituaries that gives a different burial location than the tombstone inscription books or the cemeteries listed at Lincoln County Genealogy.

~~~~The newspaper images at Kentuckiana Digital Library are in the public domain and can be used on Find A Grave. They ask that credit be given to the Kentucky Digital Library as the source for the images. For those who want to use these newspapers go to Kentuckiana Digital Library Home and click on newspapers. ~~~

For the people that think you need a picture of the tombstone for every memorial - not everyone has a tombstone and this is not Find A "Tombstone." Sometimes the only way to Find A "Grave" is from an obituary. Many tombstones have been removed from cemeteries that were on farmland because the land was later used for farming and tombstones have been damaged or destroyed by farm animals and people. Some old cemeteries have been bulldozed so the land can be used for something else. I even read about a woman that removed a tombstone from one cemetery and put it in another cemetery. This is one of the reasons why I try to do as much research as I can on the memorials I make. Many contributors require proof of relationship before links are made. I consider birth, marriage, obituaries and family relationships that are included on my memorials as proof of relationship.

I am only notified when photo requests for tombstone pictures are fulfilled but not when others are added to the memorials and I "really appreciate" all of them BUT if they can't be read because they are covered with dirt, grass & leaves they are of little use. Please take the time to clean the bird poop, dirt, leaves & grass off so the stone can be presentable.
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Messages left for Joyce Tinsley (434)[Leave Message]
Brian 54
Came across this chap hope the stone is ok for you
Added by Brian 54 on Jan 26, 2016 10:13 AM
Eva Stokes
denver fletcher
are you related to the family? I have learn that he is part of my family and asking for more help. Thanks
Added by Eva Stokes on Jan 21, 2016 11:32 PM
paul chasteen
Joyce, thank you so much for ceating so many of my ancestors in Lincoln County KY. The documention is outstanding
Added by paul chasteen on Jan 21, 2016 12:46 PM
Peggy L
Thank you
Thank you, for all of the work you have done. I was so surprised to see the Estes Cemetery online, a small family cemetery in Lincoln County. I have come across several old photos to go with many of the older graves, and have added them, along with some in Buffalo Springs!
Thank you!
Added by Peggy L on Jan 14, 2016 5:15 AM
Diane Vinson-Childers
Zatts "Doc" Vinson
#93972828. Zatto C. Vinson #134444297. You did yours first. Thank you for the good job. Diane
Added by Diane Vinson-Childers on Dec 12, 2015 5:58 PM
Diane Vinson-Childers
Zatts "Doc" Vinson
Catlettsburg cemetery. I believe Zatts Doc and Zatto C. Vinson are the same person. They may need to be merged. Thanks, Diane
Added by Diane Vinson-Childers on Dec 12, 2015 5:47 PM
Joanne Swart
James Naylor
Thank you so much for all the information that you have researched and added to the Find a Grave Memorial # 117089160 for James Smith Naylor. James was the son of William Naylor b. 1840 KY and Mary Ann "Annie" Blankenship b. 1840 KY per James birth certificate. James was married to Mollie Hixson who was a sister to my great great grandfather. So you have helped me to add more information to my family tree. James and Mollie had several children: Agnes Thelma Naylor Pence 1900-1921, Jasper C. Naylor 1903-1945, Earl James Naylor 1904-1952, and Lucy F. Naylor born about 1910. How sad for James that he outlived most of his children.
Thanks again for all your work at Find a Grave. Joanne
Added by Joanne Swart on Nov 25, 2015 7:23 AM
ClaraRae Haught
Transfer Management
Would you transfer Ila Trowbridge #135860410, Johnson Trowbridge #135860573, Moses Trowbridge #135860543, and Peggy K Trowbridge #135860353? Lee Trowbridge was my maternal grandfather. Grandpa always received his mail at a Eubank address but they paid their property taxes in Lincoln County. I am sure that the cemetery is in Lincoln County not Pulaski County. Thanks for adding the family cemetery to Find A Grave. Thanks, ClaraRae Haught #48260778
Added by ClaraRae Haught on Nov 06, 2015 12:37 PM
Lynda Gibbs
Treisa A Brown.
your # 132212571 appears to be the same person as my Theresa Alice Green Brown Brummet. Theresa is also #Find A Grave Memorial# 130261077 that is my 1st cousin twice removed. What's the best way to get these two graves connected?? I have her parents and siblings. Will you transfer to me please?

Lynda Ellis Gibbs
Added by Lynda Gibbs on Oct 10, 2015 8:51 PM
N.L. Moore
Gossett Cemetery
Hello Joyce, Are you still active with Gosset Cemetery? We were there in 1992 looking for my husband's ancestor . . . and while we were there I copied as many old stones as I could. I added them to the cemetery a few months ago.
We are up in years and I don;t want to leave them in limbo. Would you mind if I transferred them to you. Most are children, so doubt that you will receive any inquiries. GLLinmanMoore (secretary for my husband!!)
Added by N.L. Moore on Aug 28, 2015 3:53 PM
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