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Anita R. Austill (#47729061)
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I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. We collect, glassware, vintage jewelry, Cowboy Collectables, and dust. We love Flea Markets, Country Auctions, and long highway yard sales.

I started Find a Grave as a Photo Volunteer and decided that was too hard. I started photographing the entire cemetery, this way I could add them to the Computer at the Research Center and put them on Find a Grave also.

I walk the Cemeteries and take the photographs of the memorials I put on Find a Grave. I do not set at the computer and put memorials on in another state that I have no intention of putting a photograph on with it. I do not do this for the numbers, I do it to help others.

I will have to add to the above and say this winter I have been going through our county Cemetery Books and Creating new Cemeteries and making memorials for the ones buried in Family Cemeteries. It has been interesting to find them on Census records and connect them. I will try and locate the cemeteries and make a picture if I can. Sometimes the older family Cemeteries do not exist anymore. I did not want to add memorials that I could not add a picture. I decided that these people did not deserve to be forgotten, thus said here's hoping I can find a picture to add to the memorials. Keeping our County as up to date as possible.

I believe family should be with family. I make mistakes, I am human, just be nice when you let me know. It is not my intention to make duplicates, but names, initials, nicknames are not all known, and I gave up mind reading a few years ago. I try to correct, link or transfer as fast as I can. I do not believe it takes two months to type a few numbers.

I look at the old monuments that have weathered many storms and mowers and wish they could tell of what lies beneath them. I feel that by photographing them now could be the last means of preserving them for our generation. Find a Grave is a wonderful site for sharing the photographs of family and discovering death and birth dates that might have been lost.

It is wonderful to meet and make friends with people I would otherwise never know. I love being able to help others in any way I can.

I believe in God, Family and Country. If this offends you, I am sorry. This is a short bio of me.

God Bless you and
God Bless the United States of America
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Anita
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Charlene Kimpler
Morris and Bertha Snell
Thank you for full filling my request for a gravestone photo.
Added by Charlene Kimpler on Jul 22, 2014 6:41 PM
nora barton-carver
re: bartleys
thank you so very much for the info on wavie bartleys children, helps a WHOLE lot to fit people into the correct place, im working with another researcher now on the bakers/bartleys to try and fit that last piece together on which line thomas bartley is from. no need to transfer, theres a TON of them lol i do appreciate the updates and thank you so much for maintaining the memmorials, if i find more info i will submit per indiviual memorial. my you are fast! thanks again for all your help in this.
Added by nora barton-carver on Jul 22, 2014 10:08 AM
Genia Boyken
Boyken
Ms. Austill- I was so surprised to have the picture of my husbands headstone to pop up on my search for some information. I live close so I visit the graveyard often. Thank you for doing this.
Added by Genia Boyken on Jul 21, 2014 3:07 PM
nora barton-carver
re: thomas smith bartley
oh my, that is alot of information, thank you so very much for taking the time out to send this, its fills in sevearl blanks i have in this line for me. after pouring over the census records all night and the various other scanty recors i have for thomas, i have come to the conclusion that the two smiths are being mixed up. somewhere along the way someone has attached my thomas smith to the smith bartley married to eliabeth ratliff, son of issac bartley. he may in fact not be of that bartley line at all, i havent found a way to plug him into it yet.

the fred and william you foun in mt vernon are children of thomas smith bartley an luella baker these are the two oldest known children i have found in the 1900 census with the family William is William Leslie Bartley, there is another child enumerated the same year as their son but name thomas, i think this is a transcription error. wavie is also transcribed in one census as Morly lol.

the nellie bartley m. william whitaker is their next known child,

lydia virginia m. jack wright is the child of Plesant bartley of the issac bartley c. 1777 line, this line was the one connected to thomas that i believe is in error although i am still collecting data for that line to see if there may be connection.

melvin bartley m. nellie hays is their child though there ARE two melvins listed as thier children, this melvin was born c. 1893 so coincides with marriagable age along with luella bartley being the surety. had no idea where he went suspect melvin is also a midle name for him.

i am not sure who james robert is, will have to look and see if he is on the tree elsewhere i dont have him in any of the census records for thomas and luella.

also not found on Thomas Bartleys line so far is mary agnes or annie frances but they are later on so may be decendents, still compiling his childrens family records. Mack allen, joseph thomas and john henry are likewise unrelated, though i am looking into joseph thomas because there is a child listed as thomas on two census recors that falls on both the spot for william leslie and later on as thomas though i beleive that thomas to be a grandchild, luella wuld have been in her early 50s when she gave birth to him which though not unheard of would have been rather unusual. also unknown at this time vera mae.

Larry bartley is unknown to me, may be a decendent of the issac bartley line.

roscoe married elizabeth, they were my great grand parents. he married hattie wilson first i have found she is dead by 1920 he is listed on census as widowed in fathers household homer lee was their child, ill have to check with family but it was either this child or roscoe albert, one died young, he got sick i believe it was homer lee the other ran off on the railroad and was killed while traveling, ill get back to you on that one when i find out which one was which and where they are buried.

annie catherine was my grandmothers older sister, i vaguely remember meeting her, did not know who she married or when she passed my parents were military so we didnt see much of the family when i was younger and my grandparents lived in in. so i only saw her once when she had come to visit over christmas.

hansford earl has passed i do not recall meeting him i suppose he probably died way before i was born or i was very little.

viola is my grandmother, still alive and kicking, as onery as ever, she was married to franklin barton, he is buried in evansville, indiana.

i have not found any more information on Lee A. other than he was married to an Ona a.? and had two chilren who are probably still alive, George M. his brother is listed living with them at one point.

George M. lived in kentucky for a while, i do not know if he was married before but in his golden year, he married my grandfathers mother edna tate and lived in indiana for a time, they retired to florida shortly before his death the weather was supposed to help with their health, she died in 2005 and is buried next to her first husband who is my great grandfather on the other side (lol family can be so complicated)

Charlie Melvin i found on the Find A Grave website with attachements to his spouse.

Dorthea I had no other info on before you sent me the marriage records for them, i found her death record said she died in davies ky so am looking for her possible burial location.

the mary bartley married to curb jolly i beleive is a child of the other smith bartley i had discussed was confused with mine.

missing are Frances Bartley b c. 1891 listed on one of the census records but not found after tha so possible he coul be fred misnamed 1900 census i beleive have to double check, he may also have died young. hattie a. i have no other info on other than the census with her at home. bertha b. i believe to be the bertha attached to elizabeth ratliff on Find A Grave, married to an owens.
i will have to research that.

thank you so very much for sending me all this info, i did not have alot of it esecially the marriages and some of the death and burial locations.
Added by nora barton-carver on Jul 20, 2014 7:19 PM
nora barton-carver
re thomas smith bartley
hi! and thank you SO much for helping with the marriage look ups for me. im at a quandry right now, i was looking at the 1900 census on line and see both smith bartleys married to the two women mentioned in seperate households and different counties lol also i did find a transcript of a death record for thomas bartley, it didnt have smith in it and only death date 1945 which is obviously correct year from the tombstone picuture you generously shared. however, my records have an issac bartley and rutha davis as his parents not the willie bartley and elizabeth singleton in the transcript. sooooo.......... im at an impass again, it seems both these smiths lived near each other, and they BOTH moved to arkansas for a few years and then back to kentucky. i am sure the smith bartley in the 1900 census married to luella is correct, but after that he shows up as Thomas which no one seems to recall, though the other family names are also correct. is it possible that both these guys die in 1945 in mcclean county? what would the odds be? i cant seem to find smith (jasper) bartley anywhere before 1900 but i do have smith bartley in the household of the supposed parents issac and rutha im stumped, unless great great grandpa was a real rounder and had two families, i suppose its not unheard of happening but id be shocked if it happened in my family lol and yes, if you have the time, i would definately appreciate help on the childrens marriages, ive confirmed a total of 14 for thomas smith and luella with one possible other (may be a grandson listed as a son in a late census) and i am trying to discover also, if wavey one of their children had another marriage besides laura bush because i found a transcribed marriage record under the name william bartley married to a trillie gibson same birth year 1903 est (so likely to be same) and parents were thomas smith bartley and luella baker as well. i havent found proof of them having a child named william however and i cannot see the original image online. any help with that would be MOST appreciated, i really do appreciate the time it takes to go out of your way to help look up these records, you have my deepest regards, please dont feel like you need to rush, do it as you have time, this stuff has been collecting dust for 10 years or more, a few more weeks aint gonna hurt it lol thank you once again!
Added by nora barton-carver on Jul 18, 2014 11:15 PM
nora barton-carver
Re: roscoe bartley
hi, no he is my great grandfather, my grandmothers father. I dont have a whole lot of information on him or the further back generations unfortunately other than info gleaned from other public family trees. yes he was married to hattie wilson but she was his first wife, i dont know if they divorced or she died. they had one child who died young, then he married my great grandmother and had several more children. there is supposed to be someone in the family who has the bible records but i dont know who or how to contact them. i have managed to find several other bartley and jennings memorials, they are spread out from ky to indiana, older ones being in virginia. i was hoping to find some clues about his father smith bartley. he was married both to luella baker and elizabeth ratliff but the one that i found doesnt seem to be the correct one although he is linked to an elizabeth ratliff. there is a smith jasper bartley and a thomas smith bartley of the same time frame from the same area. i am trying to sort that out with records, doesnt seem the children on the memorial linked to ms. ratliff are on my genealogy chart and she died only a few short years after luella so i dont see how that one could have been married to roscoes father and had so many chilren that late in life, its likely my records are incorrect on some of the dates. if you happen to be interested or know more of the bartley line in this area i would love some imput, i would be glad to send you a link to my tribal pages tree and see if you had anything that could be added or corrected if you could find the time.
Added by nora barton-carver on Jul 18, 2014 1:04 PM
Don Coleman
Westerfields
Anita, thank you so much for your time and effort in obtaining the headstone photographs of the Guyman Westerfield family....
Added by Don Coleman on Jul 18, 2014 12:05 PM
Gail Naranjo
Arnold E. Daugherty,Bethel
Dear Anita,I wanted to thank You again for Your time and research You have done for My Ex-Husband,Arnie.You do not realize how deep Your love was for someone until They are gone.I think about You every day and think about all of the other Families You are reuniting.You are a wonderful person.May God bless You and Yours for this wonderful service of photography and research You do for so many others.Sincerely Yours,Gail Naranjo.
Added by Gail Naranjo on Jul 18, 2014 7:25 AM
Terry Tichenor
Tichenor monument
Anita,
Thank you for the photo upload.
Great job as usual.
Hope you had a restful few days away from the rigors of cataloguing!

Best Regards,
Terry Tichenor
Added by Terry Tichenor on Jul 18, 2014 12:41 AM
Brenda White Broadway
Transfers
Thanks for the offer of transfers but I am not related to any of these people that I am sending edits for. It was so nice of you to offer. If I have any that you want transferred please let me know.
Added by Brenda White Broadway on Jul 17, 2014 8:46 PM
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