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Joyce Tinsley (#47516959)
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Bio Photo 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. I was taught to do my own research and not rely on research done by someone else. I only use other peoples research for clues. I found online that someone had my grandparents as my parents - so beware!
My family tree can be found in the Virtual Cemeteries.

~~~~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. 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 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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Beverly - Ohio
Joan Belcher Puckett
Updated! I'm originally from Middletown, now in Richmond, KY. I feel from reading your bio, I could learn a great deal from you. Sorry, I don't live closer. Have a great Easter!
Added by Beverly - Ohio on Apr 18, 2014 5:54 PM
Sheila Skidmore
Thanks for the recent additions - I added them. Thanks again for all the time you spend on Find A Grave.

Added by Sheila Skidmore on Apr 17, 2014 10:13 AM
David Gambrel
RE: African American Cemeteries
There are several little cemeteries at Boneyville. There are couple at Milledgeville. I'll check.
Added by David Gambrel on Apr 13, 2014 3:13 PM
Robert S. Damrell Jr.
RE: J R Dollins
Dear Joyce,

I have not been to the cemetery yet, I am planning a trip to Lincoln County for research, then I will go there and see If I can Find anything.
Added by Robert S. Damrell Jr. on Apr 11, 2014 2:17 PM
Thanks so much for the transfer! I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on Apr 05, 2014 6:59 PM
Lydia Austin-Ealy
Thanks so much for updating her information. She is not a relation of mine but I was working on another family connection and came across her burial and realized who she was.
Added by cplawson on Apr 05, 2014 7:45 AM
Robert S. Damrell Jr.
RE: J R Dollins
Dear Joyce,

Thank you for your kind reply. I have already found his marriage info. I believe his name is James Randolph Dollins, his nickname was Randal and he was the son of Reuben and Ruth Manuel Dollins. With your permission, I would like to post a couple of pictures of his pension and gravemarker info.

Thank you so very much.
Sammy Damrell
Added by Robert S. Damrell Jr. on Apr 03, 2014 5:34 PM
Sarah Vanderpool Smith
Hi,added the info you sent me,and found some more.Is she family ? I don't mind transfers.
Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Apr 02, 2014 3:36 PM
Cliff Blanchard
Yocum Cemetery
Joyce, I found it! I just got off the phone with Manford Sims, and he's 92 years old. The cemetery is 1/4 mile north of his house on M. Sims Rd. south of McKinney, Lincoln County, KY. He informed me the cemetery is overgrown (not on his property) just south of the river. M. Sims Rd is name after Mr. Manford Sims. He told me to visit him, and he show me where the cemetery is located. Thought you'd like to have this information. Good luck in your research.
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Mar 31, 2014 4:36 PM
Cliff Blanchard
Yocum Cemetery
Joyce, I'm researching the Yocum/Yocom/Yoakum families, and found a memorial you established for Matthias Yocum buried in Yocum, McKinney, Lincoln, KY. Where's the cemetery? I've talked to the Fox Funeral Home in Stanford, KY, and they told me it's at 201 Manford Sims Road. Nobody seems to know where's located. I even talked to the McKinney Post Office, and they have no idea. Do you know where it's located?

I linked Matthias Yocum & Eleanor Zeh Yocum to one of their sons, John Yocum (Find A Grave#102299032). A Revolutionary Soldier.
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Mar 31, 2014 1:49 PM
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