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Joyce Tinsley (#47516959)
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Bio Photo I descend on my father's side from Thomas Tinsley who died 1716 in Essex County, Virginia and his wife Sarah Jackson; on my mother's side from Roger Delke who came on the Southampton Feb. 1623/24 and his wife Alice.

I was born in Cincinnati (Elmwood Place), Ohio. I was never interested in family history until I went to live with my mother and brother in Great Falls, Montana in 1990. I was so bored I decided to start working on my family history and used the information my aunt Lillian (Campbell) Delk had given me back in the 1960's to get started. I started at the Great Falls Genealogy Society, which also provided classes, and then on to the LDS Family History Center in Great Falls.

Long before the computer age my mother and I would stop at cemeteries when we were on one of our road trips to look at the headstones, but never dreamed of taking pictures of them, except for one when we were in Chicago, because it was so unusual, and is shown as my bio picture.

My mother died in 2005 and my brother died in 2010 and I moved back to Ohio and now live with my son and his wife in Fairfield, Ohio (north of Cincinnati). I've joined the computer age since I've been back here, and Find A Grave is one of my favorites.

My sources for making memorials are the old newspapers at Kentuckiana Digital Library Home; Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy; Rootsweb Presents Kentucky Death Records; Lincoln County, Kentucky Tombstone Inscriptions & 1850 Census by Shirley Dunn; Bicentennial History of Waynesburg, Kentucky and Southern Lincoln County; and Pulaski County KY Cemetery Records, 3 vols.

I include as much information on the memorials that I can find so others that are searching can determine if it is the correct person they are looking for. A memorial with name, birth & death dates isn't always enough information to determine if it's the right person you are looking for. Some birth dates I have taken from the age of a person in their obituary which isn't always correct and just because dates are written in stone doesn't always mean they are correct either.

~~~~The newspaper images at Kentuckiana Digital Library are in the public domain and can be used on Find A Grave. They ask that credit be given to the Kentucky Digital Library as the source for the images. For those who want to use these newspapers go to Kentuckiana Digital Library Home and click on newspapers. ~~~

For the people that think you need a picture of the tombstone for every memorial - not everyone has a tombstone and this is not Find A "Tombstone." Sometimes the only way to Find A "Grave" is from an obituary. Many tombstones have been removed from cemeteries that were on farmland because the land was later used for farming and tombstones have been damaged or destroyed by farm animals and people. Some old cemeteries have been bulldozed so the land can be used for something else. I even read about a woman that removed a tombstone from one cemetery and put it in another cemetery. This is one of the reasons why I try to do as much research as I can on the memorials I make. Many contributors require proof of relationship before links are made. I consider birth, marriage, obituaries and family relationships that are included on my memorials as proof of relationship.

I would also like to add that not all of us are able to get out and walk through the cemeteries but we still have something to contribute to Find A Grave even if you don't like the way we do it.

I am only notified when photo requests for tombstone pictures are fulfilled but not when others are added to the memorials and I "really appreciate" all of them BUT if they can't be read because they are covered with dirt, grass & leaves they are of little use. Please take the time to clean the bird poop, dirt, leaves & grass off so the stone can be presentable.
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Earl C. Padgett
Rube Padgett
Please note that #118296292 and #101865293 are both for Rube Padgett but one is in Double Springs Cem and one in Olive Cem.

Which one actually has his grave?

You have done greatwork on the Padgetts plus so many others. Congratulations.

Earl C. Padgett
Added by Earl C. Padgett on Aug 31, 2014 2:26 PM
Sheila Skidmore
Welch Skidmore
Joyce - do you have a death date for Wesley Craig Skidmore - I have no record of him being killed by his brother John H. Know he was born in 1858. How old was he when he died? I have no additional info on Welch.

You amaze me with all the info you are able to find and post - thanks for all you do - you have been a tremendous help for me.

Sheila Skidmore
Added by Sheila Skidmore on Aug 30, 2014 1:42 PM
Stephen Lee Krou
Elizabeth Gooch Death Cert
Hi Joyce,

Thank You for correcting my error, that was suppose to be on Memorial# 118581758.

THANX Again - Steve
Added by Stephen Lee Krou on Aug 25, 2014 5:32 PM
Sheila Skidmore
Katie Huffman Walton
Joyce - Thanks for catching this error - Gladly fixed it.

Added by Sheila Skidmore on Aug 13, 2014 8:18 PM
Valerie Thompson
RE: Brock
Short answer: No. However, I have done some research on Richard Brock. I am a descendant of Jesse Brock, Revolutionary War soldier from Harlan County, Kentucky.
Added by Valerie Thompson on Aug 08, 2014 9:27 AM
Roberta F. Bobbi Jenkins
Eliza Ellender "Ellen" McKenzie Ellison
Hi Joyce

Thank you for the family link


My grandmother was Sarah Ellison
Added by Roberta F. Bobbi Jenkins on Aug 06, 2014 3:05 PM
Cassandra Parks
Facebook Group
I would like to invite you to my Facebook Group for Descendants of Abraham Estes.
Added by Cassandra Parks on Aug 05, 2014 2:15 PM
Robin Upchurch
Pansy Viola Delk Upchurch
#67281861. Sorry it has taken me so long to answer. The story with Pansy, is that she was born as the midnight hour struck. She was born on both or either. Her choice was Jan. 1 1892. Sherwood Delk was buried at Wolf River Cemetery in Fentress Co. TN #7758184 entered by Anna Mcqueen. Genetta Jane Cobb Delk is at the Delk Cemetery Fentress Co. TN # 56957478 entered by JoAnn Stephens Graham. Once again, I'm so sorry I was so slow in responding! Robin Upchurch Pansy is not entered as one of Genetta's children by JoAnn yet either. James Logan Delk is also buried at the Delk Cemetery. Pansy's brother.
Added by Robin Upchurch on Jul 29, 2014 5:47 PM
Oh, that is heartbreaking! I never met her but emailed back & forth, she was a hard worker on this site, she will really be missed!! Thanks for letting me know, I really appreciate it. I'll say a little prayer for her!
Added by Yvonne~~~ on Jul 18, 2014 7:55 PM
Eldred Melton
RE: Memorial
Joyce, I have had some unfortunate problems since we last communicated. However, I am again working to record family members. I am working on graves not marked in the Double Springs Cemetery, Waynesburg, KY. If you are still working on family research, could you please contact me at Thank you.
Added by Eldred Melton on Jul 17, 2014 6:51 PM
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