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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 am not notified when most tombstone pictures are added to the memorials and I really appreciate them BUT if they can't be read or if 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.

I don't mind doing transfers outside the FAG guidelines as long as they are related to you and you are not a surname collector.
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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
D. Singleton Shell
The info has been added mother and son linked :)
Added by D. Singleton Shell on Jul 13, 2014 10:59 PM
D. Singleton Shell
You are such a blessing! Obits, links, photographs, all the research you do.... You must have great eyes. I can no longer read the newspapers online. Take care, you are a blessing :) Darla
Added by D. Singleton Shell on Jul 08, 2014 1:08 PM
Son Nunnelley
Thank you for linking poor little son Nunnelley to his papa and mama, Robert L. and Mary Katherine Hocker Nunnelley.
Added by marelle44 on Jul 04, 2014 2:04 PM
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Jack & Maggie Harris
Thank you very much!
I really appreciate it.
Added by Spaceman Spiff on Jun 26, 2014 9:23 AM
Spaceman Spiff
RE: Okie B. (Millarn or Maggard) Snyder
Hi, Joyce.
Thanks very much for all the info you've gathered.
(By the way, looks like FindAGrave is still running slow with its notifications. I didn't receive your 1st message through send-a-correction until after I had made the comment on your profile page, but I see you sent it at 6:21 pm yesterday although it didn't arrive in my email inbox until 6:11 am today. I've also received your 2nd message through send-a-correction as well as your reply on my profile page).
Your info looks perfect to me. I'll go ahead and process your suggestions/updates now.
Thanks again!
Added by Spaceman Spiff on Jun 25, 2014 9:31 AM
Spaceman Spiff
Okie B. (Millarn or Maggard) Snyder
Hi, Joyce.
I received your suggested correction for Okie at Mount Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery. May I please ask for your source of her maiden name being Maggard? The reason I ask is because her son Jack's obit gives her maiden name as Millarn. (Click on the link to Jack's memorial on Okie's page, to see his obit).
Thanks in advance for any clarification you can provide.
Added by Spaceman Spiff on Jun 24, 2014 10:32 PM
Melissa Martin
Thank you for the info. I have never heard of that book. Does it have any Martin's in it? I know my great great grand father was suppose to be buried there. There's no tomb stone for him. Than you again.
Added by Melissa Martin on Jun 23, 2014 3:15 PM
sweet Ellie
RE: Marguerete Boblitt
glad to do it, labor of love, more to come, photographed the whole campground cemetery last weekend, but the process of adding everything is taking much longer than I expected. Love the part your doing, those additions from the kentuckiana digital library. Wasn't Wm C. Smith's "Tinner" writeup you added so sweet?!!!
Added by sweet Ellie on Jun 13, 2014 7:13 PM
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