Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Russell Perkins (#47213352)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 14 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo

Born 11-22-1933 in Ball Hollow, LaRue Co., Ky.
Clark Elementary School at Pleasant Ridge Church.
Buffalo High School 1950 Grad
U.S. Navy 1951-1954
Continued to work for the Navy in the design, development, and maintenance of Guns and Missile systems until retirement 1988
U of L Speed School Engineering Technology 1962
Owner/Operator Perkins Landscape Maintenance 1982-1999
Genealogy research since 1974. Green, LaRue, and Taylor Counties and surrounding areas.
My Family Tree Maker contains over 157,000 individuals.

Me and that big red machine have traveled and camped in all 48 states. All after my 75th birthday and in a time period of 5 years.

The Find-A-Grave (FAG) Cemeteries that I have been primarily interested in are all the cemeteries in LaRue, Green, and Taylor counties, Kentucky. I have family connections in many of them.

I have provided thousands of name corrections, date corrections, Links to family members and hundreds of biographical additions for the following and other FAG cemeteries:

Baird family cem. - Gensing, LaRue Co.
Masonic Hall cem. - LaRue Co.
Jones Creek Cem. - Taylor Co.
Corinth Baptist Ch. Cem. - LaRue Co.
Rolling Fork Baptist Ch. Cem.- LaRue Co.
DeSpain Cem. - Green Co.
Morris Cem. - Taylor Co.
Reuben Brown family Cem. - LaRue Co.
Dewitt Cem. - Taylor Co.
Dewitt family Cem. - Taylor Co.
Sandlick Cem. - Green Co.
DeSpain Cem. at Brushy - Green Co.
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Ch. Cem. - LaRue Co.
Read family cem. @ Tonieville - LaRue Co.
Shofner family cem. #5 - Taylor Co.
Sprowles Cem. - Taylor Co.
New Bethlehem Baptist Ch Cem. - Attilla, LaRue Co.
Hash Cemetery #1 - Mac, Taylor Co.
Hash Cemetery #2 - Taylor Co.
Houston Cemetery - LaRue Co.
Howell Family Cem. - Ginseng, LaRue Co.
Skaggs Cem. #3 - Mac - Pitman Rd., Taylor Co.
Oak Grove Ch. Cem. - LaRue Co.
Ratliff Family Cem. = Marion Co.
Skaggs Cem. - Attilla, LaRue Co.
Spratt Fam. Cem. - Taylor Co.
Underwood Cem. #2 - Taylor Co.
Ball Hollow Cem. - LaRue Co.
Wright Cem. #1 - Taylor Co.
Bloyd AKA Young-Bloyd-Pierce Cem. - Green Co.
Howell Cem. - White Rose, Taylor Co.
Mt. Sherman Cem. - LaRue Co.
Mt. Tabor Cem - LaRue Co.
Otter Creek Cem. - LaRue Co.
Saloma Cem. - Taylor Co.
Dezarn Cem - Green Co.
Abney Cem - LaRue Co.
Hill Cem - LaRue Co.
Elmore Cem - Green Co (on Dodson Rd)
Bethel Cem. - LaRue Co.
Magnolia Cem - LaRue Co.
Warren Cem - Green County
Levelwoods Methodist Church cemetery - LaRue Co.
Cole Fam Cem - Nelson Co
Red Hill Cem - LaRue Co.
Roark Fam Cem - LaRue Co.
Benningfield Chapel Cem - LaRue Co.
Little Mount Cem - LaRue Co.
Nelson Cem - Taylor Co.
Coakley Cem - Taylor Co
Thomas Coakley Cem - Green Co
George Coakley Cem - Green Co.
Union Sep Bapt Ch Cem - Green Co.
Shiboley Cem - Hart Co.

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 2,158 Memorials Added
 • 539 Memorials Managed
 • 5 Memorials/Week
 • 4,391 Photos
 • 3 Photo Requests
 • 87 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 343 Virtual Flowers
 • 4 Sponsorships
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Messages left for Russell Perkins (88)[Leave Message]
Krissi Rice Smith
Vernon Underwood
Yes thats the same one. He was my step grandpa. All my mothers family is from LaRue County. Gibson,McDowell,Rice,Dyer,Puckett,and many more.
Added by Krissi Rice Smith on Oct 18, 2017 7:09 PM
James Richards
Bettie Jane Puryear Houston


Way back on August 10th you sent me a lot of info on Bettie Puryear Houston to post into her bio. First, I apologize for lack of my action, but I was away from home for all of August of the first half of September. I am just now catching up on old emails, and I have updated the bio with the information you sent. Thanks very much!
Added by James Richards on Sep 24, 2017 12:04 PM
Diana Martin
Celia A Perkins Warren
In looking at the information for Celia Perkins, spouse Lewis Chatham Warren, their child, Emmett Irvin Warren, born January 20, 1890, is not listed. A number of other documents that I've come across also does not list Emmett. He was my grandfather on my father's side.

Can you verify that my information above is correct? We communicated a number of years ago (15+) and you were most helpful in getting me started with the Kentucky family.

Thank you.

Added by Diana Martin on Aug 21, 2017 8:35 PM
Gerald & Martha M. Thompson
Mary T. Hedgespeth
Thank you for the obit information on Mary T. Hedgespeth.
Added by Gerald & Martha M. Thom... on Aug 10, 2017 11:54 PM
Candie Rogers
Shreve Albert Money
Thank you for the additional information on Shreve Money. If this is a relative of your's I'd be glad to transfer his Find A Grave memorial to you. He is not a relative of mine. Thank you. Candie Vaughn Rogers
Added by Candie Rogers on Jul 25, 2017 5:55 AM
Eye Remember U
RE: Henry Francis Martin
Thank you for the information. I knew that Bessie was married to an Underwood but have never really gotten into very much on their life together. I did find where they had two children.

Daughter--Mattie Gertrude 01 May 1918--24 Apr 2013
Spouse-- William Albert Willett

Son--Olden Francis 18 May 1916--16 Apr 1983
Spouse--Mary Catherine Mattingly

Thought you may find relationship to them and this might be of interest to you. If it was please let me know.
Added by Eye Remember U on May 11, 2017 9:43 AM
Eye Remember U
Henry Francis Martin
I was wondering if you are related to the Henry Francis Martin family that is buried at Rolling Fork Baptist Cemetery in Larue County, Ky? If so, what is your connection to them if you don't mind giving out that information.
Added by Eye Remember U on May 10, 2017 9:23 AM
Tom Houston
Thanks so much for the info for his bio! Look it over and make sure I didn't make a mistake.
Added by Squad546 on Apr 08, 2017 8:06 PM
Barb Richmond Martin
RE: Ersley Underwood Gorton
Ben Gorton was actually named John Benjamin Gorton. He died 5 Feb 1935 so he has an IL death info page on Ancestry. He was first married to Susan Seek who was the widow of Dr Isaac C Seek who died at Shiloh. Their son, William, was buried in Forest Hill along with his two wives. Hope this helps. Barb
Added by Barb Richmond Martin on Apr 02, 2017 4:29 PM
Diane Addington
Jones Creek Cemetery in Taylor Co. KY
A big "thank you" to you for your many contributions to this great site. I appreciate your notes and photos on the above cemetery.

I agree with you on your assessment of the vultures too! I can think of one particular person on this site who is a hoarder of memorials. It is all about the numbers to them.

You had indicated you may have photos of some stones in Jones Creek. I am looking for two:
Elizabeth Morris Price,
Find A Grave Memorial# 121860894
and hubby: Israel “Ezra” S. Price
Find A Grave Memorial# 121860969
Any help is appreciated. Diane
Added by Diane Addington on Mar 23, 2017 12:07 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service