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Sandra Casteel (#48323020)
 member for 3 years, 2 months, 15 days
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Within the last few years I have become very interested in genealogy. Following my retirement as a math teacher and the deaths of my parents and grandparents, I have tried to piece together the family history that I failed to capture while they were alive. One of the most valuable tools I found was findagrave and I used it often as I was searching for answers. Soon I realized I was enjoying filling in the gaps and searching for answers on findagrave as much as the genealogy. So... I put two and two together and realized I really wanted to work as a contributor. Here I am, volunteering and feeling like I am working toward something great!

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Michael Pitcock
RE: Wheat Cemetery
Excuse my misspelling. The first one to tell me about it.
Added by Michael Pitcock on Oct 14, 2015 8:40 AM
Michael Pitcock
RE: Wheat Cemetery
I don't know whether or not they are the same cemetery. A former uncle-by marriage of mine may also be a 6th cousin of mine through these Hoods. He may be the fist one to tell me of the cemetery and the first one to travel with me to it in January, 1986.
Added by Michael Pitcock on Oct 14, 2015 8:33 AM
Michael Pitcock
RE: Wheat Cemetery
Hi Sandra. Go on road 63 to Mudlick, Ky. & turn there west /southward on the Gum Tree / Gum Stump Road & take that to just past the old Mudlick School location on the left and turn there to the left and go on that little road a short ways and keep looking on the right side for a small paved turnoff road with a house on the left side of it very shortly onto the road and also nearly if not exactly across from the house, on the right of the road, a small cemetery. The Wheat cemetery, that in 2011 on my most recent visit to it at this point did have a number of stones. You might be prepared in case of some vegetation growth. The cemetery may be a little after the house. A dog may come to You from the house if it's like it was when I visited it last. I don't know if it will be friendly to You but it may have not bothered me any then. Thomas & Lucy may be 2 of my 4th Great Grandparents. The stones may have been with readable writing in 1986, but now, who could say if they are or not? (Pretty close to the old Mudlick School, it may be pretty close to the 1st turnoff on the right side down that little road by the old school place)
Added by Michael Pitcock on Oct 11, 2015 9:49 PM
Zona Belle
how are you related to the rich family ?? Iam not directly related but Zona was my childrens GGrandmother..I placed her memorial and had intentions of linking her to her family parents etc soon..note I just made the memorial in march of this year! Thanks for the reminder..all linked now! Oh the irony in this family that my direct family came from Cumberland/Clinton/Wayne Counties Ky which is just a few counties over from Monroe county..I thought wouldn't it be a hoot if my bloodline family knew my childrens bloodline in the area! I met my childrens dad in Nevada and never knew his family was from Kentucky too! Do you have other family photos you can email is

Thanks Barb!
Added by barbara on Jun 11, 2015 7:05 PM
RE: Dora Bartley cousins
How sweet of you to think of me. Unfortunately, we have state gymnastics competition both sat and sun in Decatur, IL. I hope its a lovely time for Dora and family. Sorry we will be missing it. Thank you again.
Added by Gilly on Apr 25, 2014 2:15 PM
RE: Elijah Gillenwater (2nd msg)
It was worth a try! Thank you bunces.
Added by Gilly on Apr 06, 2014 7:18 PM
RE: Elijah Gillenwater (2nd msg)
I agree with you Sandra. Sometimes information can be lost over the generations, I think we were extremely lucky to be able to find out this information on Elijah before it was lost forever. Do you know if there are any Gillenwaters at all on the Liberty Church list? Thank you for your hard work.
Added by Gilly on Apr 05, 2014 1:50 PM
Donna Rich
RE: Rich Family Cemetery
Thank you!
Added by Donna Rich on Mar 31, 2014 5:31 AM
RE: Elijah Gillenwater (2nd msg)
I was not aware of the book. It sounds like a great reference. Even if he is not listed in the cemetery I am comfortable with info passe down throughout the years throgh the family as Dora says, but it would be nice to have it in writing too. I look forward to hear what you are able to lcate.
Added by Gilly on Mar 10, 2014 3:47 PM
RE: Elijah Gillenwater
Sandra I tried to find out someone I could talk with about Liberty Church a bit. I was given Frances Bowman because she is a long time member of the church. She told me that there are about 12 unmarked graves but there is no cemetery list of the interments to her knowlege that exists. She said if she finds out that there is, she will contact Dora because she attends Garden Club with her daughter. She said Dora knows her stuff and if she said he's there, he probably is. So I'm going to go with that as the only proof we need. Just wanted to keep you up on the info.
Added by Gilly on Mar 10, 2014 9:55 AM
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