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Joyce Tinsley (#47516959)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo To the people on (or anyone else) that use the pictures and documents on the memorials I have added:
At "least" leave a flower and if you have a picture of the person "please" add it to the memorial. Be a giver and not a taker only. Find A Grave is about sharing and working together.

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.

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.
Memorials have been made for everyone listed in Shirley Dunn's Tombstone Inscription book except for a few that had no death date; and the Bicentennial History of Waynesburg, Kentucky and Southern Lincoln County.

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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George Seitz
Dr. Alexander Tinsley
Hello Joyce,

I thought you might have interest in this page;

It shows a marker in West Virginia that seems to be the same gentleman you have listed in Kentucky. I believe he served the Confederacy as an assistant surgeon.

Thank you,

Added by George Seitz on Oct 14, 2014 6:56 AM
Thomas W Tankersley
Re: Mrs Susan Tankersley
Thank you for posting my great grandmother's memorial. I have been trying to find her burial place for more than 10 years. Would you please transfer her to me.

Thomas W Tankersley
Added by Thomas W Tankersley on Oct 10, 2014 2:07 PM
James R. Columbia
RE: William Boyd Sims 75374658
No, sorry, I have not identified William Boyd Sims parents.
Added by James R. Columbia on Oct 07, 2014 8:02 AM
Tree Shaker
RE: Pictures
You are most welcome
Added by Tree Shaker on Oct 06, 2014 5:50 PM
Tree Shaker
RE: Pictures
You are most welcome
Added by Tree Shaker on Oct 05, 2014 1:31 PM
RE: Pictures
My pleasure.
Have a great day!
Added by JW on Oct 02, 2014 4:38 PM
Earl C. Padgett
RE: Rube Padgett
Dear Joyce,

Many, many thanks for all the hard work that you have done, are doing and believe you will be doing on "Find-A-Grave". I have been using it for "Padgett"'s throughout KY and other western states for years.

You are appreciated.


Earl C. Padgett
6522 Summit St
Kansas City MO 64113-1821
Added by Earl C. Padgett on Sep 28, 2014 10:26 AM
Linda Key-Muller
RE: Cyrus Curtis Taylor # 103234330
That makes sense. Thank you!
Added by Linda Key-Muller on Sep 24, 2014 12:05 PM
Linda Key-Muller
RE: Cyrus Curtis Taylor # 103234330
Joyce, can a person be listed on this site without knowing where they are buried? If so, would you Mary L Coutant Taylor? Then she can be connected to her family and not forgotten. She was born about 1807 in New York. I won't bother you again:-) Thank you so much!

Added by Linda Key-Muller on Sep 23, 2014 2:39 PM
Linda Key-Muller
RE: Cyrus Curtis Taylor # 103234330

Lewis Dudderar and Anna A Taylor married 4 Oct 1859 in Garrard, KY. I'll check find a grave in that county. I can't thank you enough!

Added by Linda Key-Muller on Sep 23, 2014 2:17 PM
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