This blog was originally set-up for the Tri-State Genealogical Society. Under the new leadership, this blog and the original web site are no longer officially recognized by the society; however, it is continuing to be maintained by its creator, John G. West.
I was in the 5th. Grade of school when I first saw this memorial monument to my great grandparents and it and the Civil War marker for another great grandparent in Owensboro, KY was a strong motivator to learn more about my family history! Seeing their photo made the fact that they once were living and raised a family seem more real to a kid like me.