Each month, The Kentucky
Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from
our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as
many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for
"Letters to the Editor."
Here are actual letters from May 2011
Cemetery, Monroe Co., Ky.
I am looking for information on the Tompkinsville National Cemetery
which was a military cemetery located in Tompkinsville, Monroe
County, Kentucky, during the Civil War.
Soldiers were brought to Tomp-kinsville from all over Southcentral
Kentucky and buried in this cemetery. In 1867 the cemetery was
moved to the new Nashville National Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.
Apparently, the cemetery in Tomp-kinsville was very small, and
it was decided to move the soldiers to the larger cemetery.
I believe a few soldiers, with local relatives, were left in
the Tomp-kinsville cemetery, and it later became a public cemetery,
known today as the Old Soldiers Cemetery, which contains 24 Civil
War soldiers and veterans.
If anyone has any information, feel free to contact me.
P. O. Box 99
Gamaliel, KY 42140
Thanks For Sharing Seeds
I recently subscribed to The Kentucky Explorer and enjoy it very
I would like to thank Calvin Samons of Barlett, Tennessee, for
sharing the muskmelon seeds that belonged to his grandmother,
4309 Forsythe Drive
Lexington, KY 40514
Lindsey Family Information
I have information on a Lindsey family that my sister collected
on her husband's line.
Any readers researching the Lindsey family are welcome to send
me a short family line of theirs, and if the lines match, I will
send the material I have for the cost of the postage. I have
a two-inch notebook of information.
The first matching response gets the material.
No phone calls, please.
Effie B. Foster
122 Varsity Circle
Arlington, TX 76013
Searching For Old Guitar
I am very interested in locating a guitar I owned in 1945, when
I was 17 years old. I went into service and was away for most
of the next five years and then married and have lived in New
Jersey ever since.
My parents moved from Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky, to
Indiana, and I never knew what happened to my guitar.
The guitar was a Kay brand. When I was about 11, I attempted
to tattoo a Hawaiian dancer behind the bridge of the guitar with
a fountain pen. I would sure like to make contact with anyone
owning or having seen this guitar.
I sure hope this guitar is in someone's belongings. It would
mean so much to me if I could locate it. Any and all leads will
be followed up.
Erb James Thorpe
183 Chatham Avenue
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.