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John Drew (#47435689)
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Bio Photo I have photographed all of the gravestones in the Versailles Cemetery in Woodford Co., Kentucky-about 9,000 graves. Recently, I have looked at the 3900 memorials created for the Versailles Cemetery and posted gravestone photos on any that lacked them if there was an existing stone on June 2011.

On March 22, 2016, there are 395 memorials without gravestone photos. The majority of these have no stone or lack evidence that they are buried in the cemetery. A small number are burials since 2011 that will be updated.

UPDATE: (July 2016) Last month I was in Versailles and photographed the stones that have been added since 2011. This resulted in about 900 new pics including multiple shots of some. There were quite a few of the newer burials that still had no stone and a few that the death date had not been updated.
I know that there is at least one that I missed, based on feedback.

NOTE: I have just completed my upload of these photos to and added or switched out all the new photos on Find-a-Grave.

UPDATE: (August 2016) I have been updating the Versailles Cemetery F-G memorials with my latest photos and will continue to do so,as new memorials are create. [I do not create memorials]

Recently, I looked at the related F-G memorials that do not have photos. Iíve compared them to my photo list, the records I have from the cemetery and the two local funeral homes. When the name does not appear in any of those, I have questioned the burial, by sending out a message to the original F-G creator.

Clearly, there are people buried in the Versailles Cemetery that are not recorded, and Iím hoping to narrow down which ones are actually there. There are a number of infants that do not appear in any records, but I have not questioned those, as we know the records on them are sketchy and many have family members buried there, making the burial more likely.

The majority of the adult interments that lack official documentation, seem to have come from being listed in Kentucky Death Certificates. While many of these are accurate, some are not.

I appreciate any feedback, supporting information, and even personal knowledge of a burial that can give greater accuracy to our historic information and F-G memorials.
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Cindy Neureuther
RE: James BenAli Haggin
Thanks for checking that out!
Added by Cindy Neureuther on Sep 10, 2016 4:21 PM
Gary Powell
Walter R. Elsey - CORRECTION Year of death
CORRECTION regarding his year of death:

Walter R. Elsey (1918-2005)
Added by Gary Powell on Sep 02, 2016 8:02 PM
Gary Powell
Walter R. Elsey (1918-1905) Find A Grave Memorial# 75518914
The source of this burial information is taken from whose source is U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006. His information from this source is as follows:

Name Walter R Elsey
Birth Date 30 Mar 1918
Death Date 17 Mar 2005
Cemetery Versailles Cemetery
Cemetery Address Lexington, KY 40504

Citation Information
Birth date: 03/30/1918 Birth place: Death date: 03/17/2005 Death place:
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Source Information
U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
National Cemetery Administration
Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator
Repository Information
Added by Gary Powell on Sep 02, 2016 8:01 PM
The Collector
Payne Burial
My source for the burial of Catherine (Peters) Payne and her son William is: Brooke Payne, The Paynes of Virginia (Harrisonburg, Virginia: C. J. Carrier Company, 1937), pp. 277, 320.
Added by The Collector on Sep 01, 2016 12:20 PM
Kay G. Richards
37086508 June Rolph and 37086506 Mayme Prather
I put these up in 2009. Will have to research were aI received the information. Could have been in my Mothers records, I tried to save them all when she died in Nov. But not sure. Thank you for getting me to check this out.
Added by Kay G. Richards on Aug 29, 2016 11:01 AM
Cheryl Nienhaus
Sarah Bryan Waltton
I've attached a copy of her death certificate which states that she is supposed to have been buried in that cemetery. Maybe she doesn't have a marker. Thanks for letting me know
Added by Cheryl Nienhaus on Aug 29, 2016 8:05 AM
D. E. Beeson
Sarah Graddy #135404556
I have attached her Texas Death Certificate that shows the name of cemetery for her burial. I would appreciate any help you could provide for the proper burial location...

Added by D. E. Beeson on Aug 29, 2016 8:00 AM
Maryann Smith
Vernon Sutton
Thank you so much for the headstone photos for Mr. Sutton. I appreciate it very much!
Added by Maryann Smith on Aug 29, 2016 5:50 AM
Gaye Hill
Leslie Harrod - record of burial
Courier-Journal (1869-1922) [Louisville, Ky] 13 Nov 1919: 4.
Hello John,

Is it possible there is a baby or small child area? OR another HARROD family lot he might have been placed into?

Leslie Harrod - Leslie Harrod, six years old, died from infantile paralysis at the home of his parents this morning. Burial took place this afternoon in Versailles Cemetery.
Leslie Harrod in the Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1963
Name: Leslie Harrod
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Place: Kentucky
Death Date: Nov 1919
Death Place: Woodford, Kentucky, USA
Father: David Harrod
Mother: Annie Lowden
Informant: David Harrod
COD: cerebral meningitis
Burial: Versailles Cemetery
Date of Burial: 12 November 1919

Gaye Hill
Added by Gaye Hill on Aug 28, 2016 6:23 PM
W H Edwards
Thanks for the photo! LG
Added by Leslie_G on Jul 06, 2016 6:57 AM
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