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Joyce Petty Adams (#48241087)
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Bio Photo IMPORTANT: Please support your local historical societies by purchasing their books, because without their knowledge many of the names you find listed would be lost forever. BALLARD/CARLISLE HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY BOX 279 WICKLIFFE, KY 42087 and GRAVES COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY P. O. BOX 245, MAYFIELD, KY 42066.
I recently visited Palestine Cemetery in Carlisle County where my grandparents are buried and was surprised at the number of stones that were broken or missing and came home with a mission to photograph all of the remaining stones and post them on I helped my grandfather (Papa Petty) Leonard Petty, who was the caretaker of the cemetery; mow the grass in the cemetery. I helped by cutting and cleaning the grass from and around the stones.

Several years ago Bob and Carolyn Milner's started recording names and produced a cemetery book which I used as a guide to identify the graves. Several other people had already added information which really helped. Many trips were made to the cemetery to photograph the stones but there were still some that were unable to read because the stones need to be cleaned to produce quality pictures. Another problem found was the glare from the sun on stones when photographing. Anyone with family members buried at Palestine may contact me at to update information.

I am a graduate of Murray State University with a Master's, + 30, Rank 1 in Library Science, recently retired as Librarian from Paducah Tilghman High School after 24 years. I also was elementary librarian in Ballard Co. 1986-1988 and was Ballard/Carlisle/Livingston Public Library Bookmobile Librarian 1975-1985. A charter member of Ballard/Carlisle Historical Society; Charter & Board member of Carlisle Museum and Library; Carlisle County Party Line Homemakers; KLA/KSMA; FDLA; RTA; NEA; I have been involved in genealogy since I was in the sixth grade when my teacher Gladys Lovelace Williams, introduced me to tracing my family tree and have helped many families with their roots.
Married to Joe A. Adams and the mother of three children, Beverly Barnhill, recently deceased, Amy Davis and husband Chuck, Joey A. Adams and wife Lisa. Three grandchildren Michael McNeil and wife Abby, Michelle Housman and husband Eric, and Kelsey Mantle.
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Mary Blunt
Isaac Baker
Is there anyone who can take a photo of Isaac Baker gravestone. He died 7 Sept 1870 buried in Mayfield Creek Cemetery, Carlisle Co., KY.

Wife was Pamela Barkwell Baker died 20 Nov 1874 do not have a location for her.
Added by Mary Blunt on Nov 12, 2016 5:57 PM
Mrs Fenton
RE: Updates
And thank you for having them all typed in already ...makes it much easier for me. I try to send the edits when something doesn't match up. I've not finished transcribing all of the Ballard area, so be expecting more as I go along. And I said I wasn't going over there and take a bunch of pictures HA! I couldn't help myself! Beautiful tombstones & cemeteries in that area and not many of them photographed. So I took pictures till my phone went dead!
Added by Mrs Fenton on Oct 29, 2016 8:46 AM
Gary Griffin
RE: Adams
Thanks! I took photos of all the grave stones and did the research on all relative's buried there. That is our family cemetery on dad's side of the family. I hope you do not mind, I would like to in incorporate your family data in my tree, below Abby and Michael.
Added by Gary Griffin on Oct 21, 2016 9:24 PM
RE: Thomas
You have 2 FB accounts so I sent friend requests to both.
Added by TexasBluebonnet1953 on Sep 09, 2016 3:09 AM
RE: Thomas I saw how it duplicated my name. I am also on FB under Janie Wilkey. I have a picture of me with a red shirt on standing in front of a fence.
Added by TexasBluebonnet1953 on Sep 08, 2016 6:55 PM
I saw your post on the memorials for Thomas Petty and his wife Catherine Garton. They are also my 7th great grandparents. Please contact me at or on FB under Janie Wilkey. I have a picture of me in a red shirt standing in front of a wooden fence. I have a family tree with over 76,000 names in it and would like to share info with you.
Added by TexasBluebonnet1953 on Sep 08, 2016 6:44 AM
Diana Yancey
RE: Yancey
Thank you!
Added by Diana Yancey on Jul 17, 2016 8:41 PM
Diana Yancey
Hi, Joyce,

In Oscar Community Cemetery you have a J. H. Yancey born in 1879. His name is Joseph H. Yancey and was born in September 1879 in Halifax Co., VA. He died 12 August 1962 in Ballard County. His wife is Alpha Webb Yancey and she was born in 1879 and died in 1947. Joseph's Find A Grave number is 153043760. His parents are Robert S. Cass Yancey (Find A Grave 130553417) and his mother is Rosa B. Frazier Yancey (Find A Grave 130567902). Would you please link Joseph to his parents? Thank you for all of your hard work.
Added by Diana Yancey on Jul 17, 2016 6:29 PM
Kate Eakman
RE: James and Arminta Loudermilk #127998777 and #127998891
Thank you. If I discover anything new I will certainly let you know!

Added by Kate Eakman on Jul 10, 2016 8:31 AM
Kate Eakman
James and Arminta Loudermilk #127998777 and #127998891
Thank you for all of your hard work! I am curious about the death dates on these two memorial pages.There is a year for James and a specific date for Arminta but the biographies you included suggests only that James died after 1870 and Arminta after 1900. Can you clarify, please? Did James die in 1870 and Arminta died on 18 August 1898? If so, how and where did you find those dates? Any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Added by Kate Eakman on Jul 07, 2016 6:40 AM
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