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Tom Barrett (#46914758)
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Bio Photo I have 347 Cemetery's here in Owsley, Lee, Breathitt, Clay, Jackson and Perry County's with over 13,394 picture's. Most (262) are from Owsley County Kentucky. Still have alot more to go. A hobby and a labor of love. I have a site on My with all the picture's. Will be glad to help anyway I can and add anyone who want's a invite. Just email me at my address. Please put Cemetery Invite in the subject line. Belong to the Owsley County Historical & Genealogy Society Lifetime member. They have started replacing older stone here. Our first order of 10 is due 12-1-08!! Something I have want to see happen!! I have been made Difference Marker of the year from Family Tree Magazine for 2008. As of 8-24-2012 we have replaced 60 stone,s. Anyone using the picture's I post please give credit to the OCHGS and Owsley County Cemetery Project.

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Debi Houser
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Added by Debi Houser on May 19, 2017 6:23 PM
Debi Houser
Hey, that's okay. I've been busy working on my Lee County site, transcribing dc's from 1911-1964 and putting them online.

I do have a question for you. Were any of you able to save any info, not just pics, from the old Owsley myfamily site? I'm only asking because when it was announced that myfamily was shutting down, I copied quite a few of the cemetery pages, not just pics, but the whole pages showing posts people made to the pics.

I just put this page up to show you what I'm talking about. Ignore the gibberish at the top - it's stuff from

I just put this up for you to see what I'm talking about and will take it down as soon as you let me know you've seen it. Debi

Did ya'll save any of the pages like this?
Added by Debi Houser on May 19, 2017 6:05 PM
Debi Houser
Thanks for the invite Tom. I just requested access to the site and can't wait to see what ya'll have been up too! ;-)
Added by Debi Houser on May 19, 2017 4:38 PM
Debi Houser
RE: Brandenburg Cem. in Stay
Thanks again Tom. I have the converter site saved in my favorites and sent the converted coordinates to Lucinda.

I'll forward your offer to show her the place and ya'll can take it from there. Take care, Debi
Added by Debi Houser on May 18, 2017 2:01 PM
Debi Houser
RE: Brandenburg Cem. in Stay
Thanks Tom. I'll pass the info on to Lucinda. Sorry to here about your condition. I've smoked for years and I'll probably end up on oxygen too if I don't do something about it before it's too late. God Bless! Debi
Added by Debi Houser on May 17, 2017 6:27 PM
Debi Houser
Brandenburg Cem. in Stay
Hi Tom, do you happen to have the coordinates of the Brandenburg Cem. in Owsley County near Stay? Lucinda Taylor is wanting to visit the cemetery where her great-grandmother Louellen Mays Napier is buried and ask me for directions.

I know there are a couple Brandenburg Cemeteries and you might not know which one I'm referring to. Felix Brandenburg is the oldest Brandenburg buried there as well as some Turners, Taylors, Couches. Any help would be appreciated.

Added by Debi Houser on May 17, 2017 3:57 PM
Diana Roberts Young
Sammy Ray Peters
Thanks Cuz for posting the marker of Sammy Ray Peters
Added by Diana Roberts Young on Dec 28, 2016 6:17 PM
Debi Houser
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Hi Tom, just thought I'd let you know in case you hadn't heard that Denny Roach passed away yesterday. His memorial is at 163751869

Added by Debi Houser on Jun 02, 2016 4:15 PM
Z Hunter
Tom, As an additive, there is no politics for stupidity! These dummys who think they know how to handle power and control don't seem to grasp reality at all. They want big money for their decision-making abilities, but since when did they ever really think they could control the hand of God? Kinda silly, I think. The ocean is a very big place, full of good and bad, and it is an important part of the earth. A politician can not close the ocean to the state nor the coast. Impossible. But they have had meetings and hearings on closing the ocean to conserve the fish.... like I said, they are dummys.

I spent time in western KY and was surprised they had a lot of common ground with parts of Washington. Plenty of green grass, green trees, and the like. What was not common to me was the sky. It seemed like it was closer to the earth...I mean sunrise and sunset, and the rain seem like it came from just above me. Interesting difference. We have what we call rivers over here, but ours are not nearly as wide as many of those in Grayson. And the waters of Green River seem like a passage on the bay, rather than a river. A true surprise to me. I'd love to come back and do more exploring in KY. I didn't get the chance during my two weeks to see all that I had intended, but I was after family information of which I found quite a bit.

Added by Z Hunter on Mar 25, 2016 11:39 PM
Z Hunter
RE: Breathitt CO KY Barrett's

My fun in genealogy was to make an entry for the county records I have for burials in Grays Harbor County. Grays Harbor used to be called Chehalis County back in time, and throws people from far away a curve ball when doing their research up here. You see, we have a town called Chehalis in another county, named after the small Indian tribe of Chehalis. Interesting history of all that...but the tribe and the town have no relation to our county that used to be. This county up until the last few years were mostly timber people, and those who wanted a different experience were in the fishing industry. Sadly, the area has been over fished and the supply does not meet the demand today. Currently there is a war about some non-thinking adults that they was to close the ocean to all fishing....Seems to this old mind that God put that ocean here because of it's wealth..... I won't go into the state of stupidity that faces our locals.

Have you sought out the Barretts up here in the area? Satsop is a mere community on a hill top that encompasses less than a hundred houses, some of which are empty. Poor area, though of the working poor. Couple farms in the valley, and a few inhabitants that are interesting because of their differences.

Let me know if I might be able to help you in your Barrett info.

Oh yes..KY. Love it there. Spent a summer in Grayson and played in Ohio, Butler and the surrounding area. Never saw where you are, but maybe I will get there another time.
Added by Z Hunter on Mar 21, 2016 11:29 PM
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