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Joyce Tinsley (#47516959)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo My sources for making memorials are
1. The old newspapers at Kentuckiana Digital Library Home
2. Lincoln County, Kentucky Genealogy
3. Rootsweb Presents Kentucky Death Records
4. Lincoln County, Kentucky Tombstone Inscriptions & 1850 Census by Shirley Dunn
(Memorials have been made for everyone listed in this book except for a few that had no death dates)
5. Bicentennial History of Waynesburg, Kentucky and Southern Lincoln County (Memorials have been made for everyone listed in this book except for a few that had no death dates)
6. 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 have come across some obituaries that gives a different burial location than the tombstone inscription books or the cemeteries listed at Lincoln County Genealogy.

~~~~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 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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Karen Partridge Mann
Pleased lady from research you do
Hi Joyce, thanks so much for all the research and hard work you do for people like myself to be able to see how family members come together. I so appreciate you very much. Karen
Added by Karen Partridge Mann on Oct 26, 2016 9:10 PM
Nora Hauck-Drudy
Moses Soard
Wife was Susan Caroline Cummins
Lula Mae
Julia Florance
Julia was my Great Grand Mother who loved me well.
Added by Nora Hauck-Drudy on Oct 21, 2016 6:39 AM
Lynzi Coffey
Earl Propes

Would you be willing to transfer the memorial for Earl Propes #90955780 to me? He is my grand-uncle. Also, if you have any other memorials for Propes or Coffey in Hustonville, I would love to manage them as well. They are all kin to me.

Thank you so much for all your efforts! I am so thankful for people like you who do so much to preserve the memories of our loved ones.

Sincerest thanks,
Lynzi Kidman Coffey
Added by Lynzi Coffey on Oct 19, 2016 10:49 AM
Sallye B Martin, nee Jones
Hi Joyce,

with regards to the 1st wife of Richard Shelton Martin:

This is Sarah Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Benjamin Jones & Elizabeth Depp, born on Dec. 18, 1844 in Henry County, VA. She married Richard Seldon Martin on Feb 2, 1865 in Henry County, VA.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2016-10-10), entry for Sarah Elizabeth /Jones/.

She's still listed in 1880th census together with her husband Richard and her daughter Mamie in Brodhead/KY. Richard and his second wife Louisa Harris (born July 2, 1868 in Rockcastle County/KY) have been married since 15 years per 1990th census. In case the assigment of Hugh Melvin Martin (born in 1884) to Richard and Sarah is correct I would assume that Sarah Elizabeth died in 1884. Otherwise (Hugh Melvin is the son of Richard and Louisa) Sarah Elizabeth died between 1880 an 1883.

Just for your records.

I cannot find any date of death for Louisa Martin, nee Harris. Do you have any info??

Best wishes from Berlin/Germany and God bless you and your family,
Added by Ulli on Oct 10, 2016 8:28 AM
Linda Knowlton
Black Family
Edit tab not working for me today, went this route

Would you please transfer my g grandfather to me

Thanks for your kindness

Joe Black # 135363231

Kind Regards, Linda # 46638892
Added by Linda Knowlton on Sep 21, 2016 10:23 AM
David Gambrel
James W. Carter
Joyce how certain are you that the James William Carter 1844-1893 is the same person as J.W. Carter Co D 15th Iowa
Added by David Gambrel on Sep 17, 2016 9:03 PM
Thank you ...
for creating this memorial for my great grandmother Cecilia Bessie Etta Baugh VanHook memorial# 130929415. I would like to request a transfer please and promise to maintain as well as you have.
Added by KathyL on Sep 11, 2016 5:17 PM
Matilda Centers
Hi Joyce, I am the great granddaughter of Matilda Centers #101414547 and was wondering if you would transfer her memorial to me?
Thank you,
Frances K. Madison-Frazier #4732194
Added by MyFamilyFinder on Jul 28, 2016 8:21 AM
Emily Ray Elliott
Jubal & Catherine Wray, Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Lincoln County, KY
Are you related to Jubal & Catherine Wray and their extended Wray family who are buried in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, near Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky? I am anxious to find a living descendant, as Jubal is the brother of my 3G grandfather Isham Wray/Ray. Any lead you coyld provide would be greatly appreciated! And, thank you for all your great postings with the obituaries included. Your thoroughness is very helpful.
Added by Emily Ray Elliott on Jul 10, 2016 7:45 AM
M (Dillon) Goddard
Memorial# 90785924
The father James Wilmot is also listed as a child of James R Wilmot (Memorial# 90579594) on this memorial.
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on Jun 16, 2016 7:26 PM
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