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Joyce Tinsley (#47516959)
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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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Shirley Hammons Smith
RE: Crim Smith
We were finally able to get the tombstone for him - furnished by the VA. I think I already told you this. As soon as we set a date for the Dedication, I will let you know. My grand-daughter is going to play "Taps" on her trombone.
Added by Shirley Hammons Smith on Feb 11, 2017 7:55 AM
Scott Stone
John Thomas Stone Grave
Hi Joyce!

My name is Scott Stone and I'm a relation of John Thomas Stone who is buried at Horton Graveyard in Lincoln County.

I live in Kansas and was hoping to take a road trip to Kentucky this summer to see some of my family's graves. Do you have directions to this particular graveyard? I would surely appreciate it if you could pass them on to me.

Thank you so much!

Scott Stone
Added by Scott Stone on Dec 02, 2016 9:59 AM
Lorna L
Ellender Gillingtine
Hi Ms. Tinsley: I just came across something that read "It is believed that Eleanor was full-blooded Cherokee." I can't find any evidence of this. Have you ever heard of it? Thank you for your time! All the best, Lorna
Added by Lorna L on Nov 12, 2016 1:43 PM
J B Gilkerson
Judge Stephen Burch, whose serious illness was told of in our last issue, died at 8 P.M. Tuesday of brain clot and paralysis - the 51st anniversary of his birth. He was born at Crab Orchard, where the greater part of his life was spent and where he and Mr. J.B. Gilkerson ran a successful merchantile business for a number of years.

Hello, Do you have any information on J.B. Gilkerson [James Buchanan Gilkerson Birth Jun 25, 1840-Barnet, Vermont-Death Oct 23, 1920 Old Masons Home Shelbyville, Kentucky] mentioned in the above.
Thank you for all your dedicated research.
Added by knightingale on Nov 04, 2016 11:33 PM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
Nelson Young #126366652
I have also found a rather lengthy obituary for the widow of Nelson Young. It has a great deal of the family history and I thought you might also like to review this article. It was in the same paper (Interior Journal) on 11/3/1916.
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Nov 03, 2016 1:57 PM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
Glen Ratliff #101994561
I have found a wedding announcement in the Interior Journal (Stanford, KY) on 11/3/1916 for Glen Ratliff and Mary Ferrell. I believe this to be the Glen Ratliff of your memorial. The age and location seem right. I am sending along a link, in the hope you can use some of the information.
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Nov 03, 2016 1:47 PM
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
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