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Laura J. Stewart (#47412616)
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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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Bonnie Shirley Amery
Memorial# 114826143 Lettice Bowdry
I am sorry to trouble you with this headstone question, but you are the only one who can answer the dilemma.

Is it at all possible for you to return to McDaniel Cemetery and agonize over an engraving? What a wonderful photo you added of Lettice C. Bowdrys headstone. It appears to be such an old stone. I am thinking it possibly could be the headstone of Lettice (Perrin) Bowdry, wife of James Bowdry born 1770 + or -. And not the headstone for the grand daughter of James and Lettice Bowdry.

I ask because, Austin Cemetery here in Missouri, has just given up two of its secrets. Samuel Perrin Bowdry Sr. and his son Samuel Perrin Bowdry Jr. have headstones in Austin Cemetery. In addition, nearby, I uncovered a foot stone engraved L. B. The flood of 1983 was traumatic to Austin Cemetery.

I am of the opinion, the foot stone L.B would be in memory of Lettice, the daughter of Samuel Perrin Bowdry Sr.

Please Help!
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Sep 21, 2017 3:29 PM
John Blakemore Sellers
Barren County
Hi Laura,
You are the Guru genealogist for Barren County. I am at a loss with the burial locations of many of the Twyman and Dearing family members, as they were pretty prolific in the County. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would hate to delete these memorials.
Best regards,
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Sep 20, 2017 2:02 PM
Jerome Rosenthal
Willie M Gilley
Thanks for getting this photo and posting it
Added by Jerome Rosenthal on Sep 19, 2017 6:12 PM
John Blakemore Sellers
Elizabeth "Betty" Twyman Wood
Bless your heart and souls, and wish you the best!
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Sep 10, 2017 8:46 PM
Chad Davis
Find A Grave Memorial #170657028
Hey Laura, thank you for all of the work you do on here! I was wondering if you might still have a copy, or access to a copy, of the newspaper article you quoted on Find A Grave Memorial# 170657028 for Claiborne Forrest. He is my great-great-great-great grandpa and I am currently researching his branch of the family.
Added by Chad Davis on Jun 29, 2017 9:54 PM
Linda Gravette Gentry
Josie & Oliver Darnell
Hello, I received your edit requests. I have been out of the country and have not got a chance to look them over yet. Just wanted you to know I was not ignoring you (smile)
Added by Linda Gravette Gentry on Jun 23, 2017 11:36 AM
E.M. Smith
Stewart-Emery Cemetery
Hi. Are you aware of this: CLARKSVILLE Stuart Emery was watching the news when he found out archaeologists are digging up the final resting place of his ancestors.

Emery, a Louisville resident, said it's the news he always dreaded hearing.

"It's a worst-case scenario," Emery said. "This is what I have been waiting to see, some encroachment that starts tearing into the graveyard." With development building up over the decades, he knew it was likely inevitable.

Excavations at the Stewart-Emery Cemetery are part of a Clarksville town project to widen Blackiston Mill Road. Because the cemetery is at the edge of the road, town officials must identify whether the work area contains any unmarked graves.

Records indicate the cemetery has 28 graves, according to Clarksville Town Manager Kevin Baity.

But Emery believes there are at least 65, based on his own research. If those numbers are correct, then some graves are unmarked.
Added by E.M. Smith on Jun 23, 2017 9:17 AM
Christopher Padgett
RE: Story about a cemetery
No problem. Just glad a platform like this one exists to connect people who care about these places. Glad you were able to make the connection and hope everything goes well. Best, Chris
Added by Christopher Padgett on Jun 21, 2017 10:42 AM
Christopher Padgett
Story about a cemetery
Wanted to make sure you saw this (was on tv in Louisville):
Added by Christopher Padgett on Jun 21, 2017 8:18 AM
Remember the beyond
Ann (Frazier) Jobe
Thank you so much for posting her headstone photo, I wasnt sure I had the correct date of death on her. Thank you so much
Added by Remember the beyond on May 31, 2017 9:45 AM
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