Friday, July 21, 2017
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Mickleberry Bristow - Mt. Zion Cemetery
Elizabeth Steinbreaker - Smithland Cemetery
Published 13 July 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Descendants of James N. and Josephine A. (Bebout) Croft are invited to a family reunion on Saturday, 24 June 2017, at the Salem Baptist Church in Salem, Kentucky. We will meet at noon for food and visiting until 4 p.m. Please bring a dish to share and old photos you would like to display. Please contact me at email@example.com with the number in your family who plan to attend.
Published 20 June 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Too many questions on this family are unanswered.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Dec. 25, 1808
Aug. 25, 1873
Joined the Methodist Episcopal Church 1824
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
My mother, Lavern Croft Joyce, at the tombstone of her parents, Herman Reeves Croft (1896 - 1970) and Nettie C. Vaughn (1897 - 1958) shortly after her mother's burial in Salem Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky on Memorial Day 1959.
One of the greatest things we can do for our children is to teach them how they fit into this world – the place created just for them by their ancestors. When I was growing up, parents and children cleaned and decorated family graves together on Memorial Day. With every pulled weed or flower placed on a grave, a memory of each relative was invoked – a nickname, a special trait, the color of their hair and how they fit into the family. I learned about Great Aunt Eddie Vaughn Pittillo and how much I resemble her in appearance. I learned who made the concrete border for little Edith’s grave. I learned that the red hair running through the Joyce family comes from Great Grandmother Mary Ann Smith and that she smoked a pipe and used Star brand tobacco. I also learned that her father, Hugh Wolstenholme, "washed his hands in the clouds" when he crossed the mountains. Those stories should not be forgotten.
By noon we were ready for a break of sandwiches and ice cold drinks, welcome treats as it was sure to be hot and sunny on Memorial Day in southern Illinois and western Kentucky. And then it was back to work and we continued until the grass was trimmed, weeds were all pulled and each grave had a bouquet of flowers stuck in a Mason jar or coffee can. There was a sense of satisfaction when we packed up and headed for home.
I worry that when I am gone, my children will no longer visit the little country cemeteries and, oh, how I hope they don’t forget the stories of their ancestors.
This was originally published on Rambling Thoughts ... Out of My Mind http://brendasopinions.blogspot.com/2009/05/memorial-day-memories.html 22 May 2009.
Published 29 May 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Adjoining the church is the cemetery where many members of my family and other families are buried. These families include the following: Croft, Corn, Bebout, Lynn, Jones, Millikan, Watson, Miller and Belt,
Published 25 May 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Sept. 24, 1827
Apr. 3, 1876
48 yrs. 6 mo's, 9 da's
To be most helpful, transcribe every word on the tombstone.