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Shirley Hammons Smith (#47173111)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 6 days
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I am a great, great granddaughter of William Hammons (b. 1826-28 in Owen Co., Ky)& Jane Anness (b. abt. 1833); great granddaughter of Robert A. Hammons (b Owen Co.Ky in 1851) & Susan Wilson, (b.1851 in Henry Co., Ky.) They lived all their last years in Junction City in Boyle Co., Ky. I am also a great, great grand-daughter of Samuel & Mary Bowman Hysinger, great grand-daughter of David & Rebecca Owens Hysinger, and grand-daughter of W.G. & Ida Livesay Hysinger of Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Ky. I have mostly focused on Hysingers, Owens,& Livesays, on my maternal side and Hammons & Boone's on my paternal side, but I am always willing to learn more and to share what I know with others.
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RE: 91911950 Virginia Gillespie
I think that this is my mistake. Thanks for noticing. There is a group photo that exists listing many family members. Harry's uncle, Rufus
Wood married Lillie Mae Gillespie. I have omitted
the maiden name.

Added by pontrhydyfen on Sep 28, 2016 10:12 PM
Nan Harvey
RE: Louise/Louisa E. Tyree Sowder # 334936805
Hi Shirley,

William R. Tyree and William M. Tyree were cousins, close to the same age. William R Tyree as far as I know always lived in Rockcastle County, KY. William M Tyree was born in Scott County, VA; lived in Rockcastle County for a number of years then moved to Crawford County, IN. They both had daughters named Louisa/Louise.

In the 1870 Rockcastle County, KY Census William R Tyre with his wife Rhoda were in District 1, dwelling 61, family 53. Their daughter Louiza was two years old.

William (M.) Tyre and his wife Ellen were also in the 1870 Rockcastle County census, District 5, dwelling 150, family 145. Their daughter Louisa was also two years old.

Louisa (Lou E, Louise) daughter of William M. Tyree was my great grandmother. She is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton, Indiana.

If you are interested in exchanging more info on this family let me know. The two Williams were confused more than once and both of them having daughters named Louisa who were the same age didn't help!
Added by Nan Harvey on Aug 15, 2016 4:11 PM
Beth Kessler
Great work
You do great work for our family. Maybe someday we will know who we are.
Added by Beth Kessler on Jul 06, 2016 8:28 PM
James K Hayes
RE: George Layton Htsinger
Yes, I am Barbara's son and Layton Hysingers grandson. Would you transfer Laytons memorial page to me.

Ken Hayes
Added by James K Hayes on Jul 05, 2016 3:14 AM
Carmen Dessenko

I've transferred Wathalee Hysinger Brumfield #155260079 to you. I am not a related. If you want any others in Richmond that I have posted just let me know.

Carmen Dessenko (#47869815)
Added by Carmen Dessenko on Jul 03, 2016 12:59 PM
Peggy L
RE: 129269859 - Beulah S. Greene
I try to add any information when I can and am now adding some information to graves that are listed. I do Google searches on them.

I went though Maple Grove taking photos to make a record of those gone a head of us, I will try to get back and see if I miss another grave close with the Greene name.

This is a nice size beautiful cemetery.
Added by Peggy L on May 03, 2016 5:18 AM
Denny Jackson
RE: martha White Sallee # 22931268
I'm not sure. Someone else added the name on her memorial.
Added by Denny Jackson on Apr 29, 2016 11:11 AM
RE: Helen Elwood
Hey Shirley,

I posted Helen Elwood's obituary at her memorial. Please check to see if you recognize any of the names.

Added by donn1e on Feb 27, 2016 11:10 AM
RE: Helen Elwood
Hey Shirley,

Thanks for the kind words, but the site is not mine. I am simply a contributor to the website we are using.

I am not sure how much help I can be but I will make an attempt. For starters, we need to find out if this Helen Louise Elwood is the right person about which you speak. I did a quick search and did find out she was born a Burnett in Illinois. When she died, she was a resident of Tennessee. I don't know much else about her. All I did was take a photo of her tombstone and place it here with her memorial.

When I get the chance, I will run by the library to see if I can find an obituary for her. Hopefully that will give us some names to see if you might know any of them. When I did a search at, it brought up several Helen Elwoods from around the United States. I want to make sure you have the right Helen.

Not sure what would have been wrong with the email addresses. I am thinking you might have tried to respond to the generated no-reply emails Find-a-grave sends out to us to notify us of changes to the memorials.

Try sending me another email at my regular email:

Please give me a little bit more detail so I can see if we are in the right ballpark. I might be able to find some things here if this is the correct Helen. If she ends up being in another state, I may not be able to assist much.

But let's try this to see what we can do.


Added by donn1e on Feb 26, 2016 9:33 PM
Patricia Laird
RE: Leonard Ball #111103039
Thank you, Shirley! I am a family member. My Grandfather is Lemuel Ball. Leonard and Lemuel were twin brothers.
Added by Patricia Laird on Nov 09, 2015 6:35 AM
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