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Laura J. Stewart (#47412616)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo "Remember me in my family tree; my name, my days, my strife; and I shall ride upon the wings of time, and live an endless life."

Gone But Not Forgotten....


**Permission is granted for any gravestone photo. If I have given credit to someone who granted me permission to use the photo, please include their name when saving.**

ALSO WHEN YOU TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF A FIND A GRAVE MEMORIAL, PLEASE INCLUDE THE CONTRIBUTOR'S NAME! I have seen so many posted on with the contributor left off & "courtesy of findagrave". Remember findagrave did not do the research, the contributor did, please give them credit!!

Find A Grave rule states : "No scans of obituaries or newspaper articles." I am in the process of removing mine, but I wanted to add the following information on "public domain" for fellow genealogists...

Public domain rule in the U.S. as of 2017:
"In the United States, anything published on or before December 31, 1922 is considered to be in the Public Domain, which means that it is not protected under copyright, and no copyright permission is needed to copy, digitize, or use the publication in any way."

A little about me...
Glasgow High School graduate
Western Kentucky University:
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Masters - Folklore
I have always enjoyed oral history at an early age. Wish I had asked more questions now... In 1994 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, went through surgery and chemo, I was given 3-6 years to live. So after I recovered from the treatments, in 1996 I decided to sell my home of 20 years and go on the road to research my family 1st-hand that were in my family files. I became a "fulltimeRVer" for six years; following the paths of my ancestors was a memorable experience and very humbling at times. I visited so many places I would never have visited otherwise... courthouses, libraries, cemeteries, meeting family and getting to actually stand on family land that my ancestors owned. Well, I am still here, I guess I still have ancestors to find and their stories to tell..... the oral history is out there, I just have to find the descendant that it was passed down to..

In addition to my family lines, I research Allen, Barren, Butler, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren Counties in KY. (South Central KY)

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Carma-lu Thompson
Ralph Compton photo
Wow that was fast. Thank you so much.
Added by Carma-lu Thompson on Mar 22, 2017 1:41 AM
David Tibbs
Vera Clyde Mercer Tibbs Photo
Wow that was fast! Thank you so much for taking the time to get the photo and of Clarence too. Your just what makes Find-A-Grave so great. Now I need to get busy and fulfill some requests around here. Thanks again, David
Added by David Tibbs on Mar 05, 2017 7:33 AM
RE: Joan Richie Elliott obituary
Laura, You are so welcome! Let me know if you ever need an obit from Livingston and I can try and find it for you:) Have a wonderful evening! -Caroline
Added by Caroline on Feb 23, 2017 3:38 PM
K. Miles
RE: Photo request - Katherine Graham Prince
Hello Laura,

You are very welcome. I travel to Virginia all the time and have been going to Blandford to research my husbands family buried there and thought I would try to fulfill as many requests as I can each trip. Yours was the only one of 8 that I could find this time.

I also took pictures of the others in that plot for the family and posted those as well.


Added by K. Miles on Feb 12, 2017 5:11 PM
Johnny C Mink
RE: Memorial photos
Thank you.Thank you for all that u have done for Metcalfe county.everywhere I have been u have done been there and done got chased by 50 cows at barton cemetery today.
Added by Johnny C Mink on Feb 03, 2017 4:21 PM
RFB Jenkins
The Houk Cemetery

Thank you for taking the time to let me know about
the wrong cemetery. I really appreciate it.

Added by RFB Jenkins on Jan 26, 2017 9:23 AM
carole taylor puntenney
Poynter family TREE
WOW! Gosh I knew you were a wealth of DATA... Thank you so much for getting MY Poynter family TREE correct with not 1 SOURCE but 2... Thank you so very much keep up the good work and maybe all TREES will be corrected.
Added by carole taylor puntenney on Jan 24, 2017 9:11 AM
Dave Wilkinson
Willis Bybee
Laura....thanks to your encouragement several years back, we have finally pinpointed and visited the Allee-Hodge cemetery near the intersections of the Barren-Metcalfe-Monroe County borders. We photographed the tombstone of Willis Bybee which is still standing and attempted to add it to your Find-A-Grave memorial. The actual cemetery is located deep in the woods on the southern edge of Piercy Hollow in Metcalfe County. Half a dozen stones remain; the remainder of the cemetery is covered by thick, ground-hugging crepe myrtle vines and multiple depressions marking burials are readily visible. Locals believe multiple Bybees from the mid-19th century, including Neil McCann Bybee and Milly Allee Bybee are also buried there. If I can provide additional information, please just let me know. My thanks for all you do and for your earlier encouragement.
Added by Dave Wilkinson on Jan 23, 2017 1:20 PM
sherri schaefer bagby❦
as always, thank you for creating and processing updates for Bagby family memorials !

Added by sherri schaefer bagby ... on Jan 23, 2017 10:12 AM
Claudia Jansen Hartley
Helen Hester Kayrouz
Thank you for the links to Helen's parents. This has also allowed me to further her family line on my family tree. I appreciate it so much!
Added by Claudia Jansen Hartley on Jan 10, 2017 10:47 PM
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