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Bobby Hunt (#47510951)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo Eastern Cemetery, Jefferson County KY became a special place to me, due to its history of abuse and neglect. Since 2007, I have tried to photograph every readable memorial I could find. I was honored to spend time with Dr. DiBlasi at his lab, researching and scanning burial records, journals, maps, lot cards, and documenting cremations. I have walked every square inch of the cemetery as my own small way of honorably remembering those people buried there.

I do not have family buried in Eastern Cemetery, nor do I have family in any of the cemeteries in the county, as I am not originally from Kentucky. I have always believed that those at Eastern Cemetery belong with their families, no matter how distant the link. Feel free to copy and use my photos for your personal use.

The goal is to have something out there for a family member who might be searching for that one particular ancestor. Hopefully, I've made the search easier. In September of 2015, I petitioned the court to allow me and four other individuals to probe for stones that have fallen over and were covered by dirt over time. I received that permission after appearing before the Court.

I have transferred all records to a couple of friends I've made through findagrave, and have had the privilege of meeting one of them. Their goal is the same as mine.

November 2015: Because of the egos of a couple of people, I will no longer be involved with Eastern Cemetery, and will be transferring all records I have created and all information/databases I have regarding Eastern to a friend who has family there. Once I ensure the friend is comfortable with the "how to" of the databases, I will delete everything I have.

I spent years "fighting" drug users and homeless on the cemetery grounds, well meaning groups who are clueless, some neighbors of the cemetery that were clashing with the groups, dog walkers who would sic dogs on me because they thought I was a member of a one of those groups, and rude, obnoxious individuals that should have been thinking of recovering markers rather than stroking their egos, and I'm tired of fighting. Yeah, Ken, you were the final straw.

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Messages left for Bobby Hunt (286)[Leave Message]
Mayme W. Alexander
On behalf of my family, thank you so much for taking a picture of the gravestone of my Great-Grandmother Mayme. I appreciate all of the hard work you all put in maintaining the cemetary. We will CONTINUE to support you!
Added by Rachel on Sep 08, 2016 8:33 PM
Dario J Manze
Could you add it to Robert Moller?
Added by ShaneO on Aug 21, 2016 7:42 PM
Lawrence Henry Vogt
Photo doubled up
Added by ShaneO on Jul 29, 2016 8:30 PM
Elsie Gambrel
RE: message
Sorry dear, I had Gesler on my mind. I really meant the Joseph and Mary Grasch Eaton ts. Thanks for my screw up and the photo
Added by Elsie Gambrel on Jul 28, 2016 4:50 PM
RFB Jenkins
Your Work
Hi Bobby

I just read your BIO and want to take the time to tell you THANK YOU for all the hard work and your dedication.

It seems there are far too many nutts out there ... it is good to know you are one of the nice people.

Again Thank you

Added by RFB Jenkins on Jun 25, 2016 11:39 AM
larry eanes
RE: Maude Cundiif and James Alexander Hunt
Bobby, at one time, you sent me pics of all the Hodges & Hunt folks you wanted me to enter & take control of when you were having troubles with F-A-G, so most likely you sent them to me. I haven't worked on Franklin County cemeteries since I started doing the City of Danville in 2012, except for a time or two when someone wanted me to look up their family. I hope all is well and you are getting along well, hope this kicks your memory into gear also, take care, Larry
Added by larry eanes on May 15, 2016 8:37 AM
Eastern Cemetery
I am so grateful to you for all the work you have put into Eastern Cemetery in Louisville. I was there in late April and it looked pretty good. There was some mowing that needed to be done in certain areas but, overall, it didn't look bad. I'm especially grateful to your for your photographs of all the markers. Because of you I found the grave of my 2nd great-grandparents.
You will understand how excited I was to find their marker. Thank you very much. I'm so sorry that you had to give up the good work you were doing because of difficult people. How sad!
Added by Germanflower on May 09, 2016 4:27 PM
Shelly Tindal
Just me...
Long time. Hope you're well. Are you still doing the cemetery thing?
Added by Shelly Tindal on May 05, 2016 12:03 AM
RE: Found some more
Yeah I don't like to go that route...too many tattle tails and then you gotta prove to them its kosher to use your photo.
Added by ShaneO on Mar 24, 2016 8:52 PM
RE: Found some more
A couple of them are groups that you added before ...just missed one of them...such as Elmer Vishion/Carl Phillips...don't need to re-take them...just click on the Vishion picture...copy an save and then add it to Phillips.
Added by ShaneO on Mar 22, 2016 8:31 PM
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