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Kentucky Kindred Genealogical Research

I am a family historian, a genealogist, one who puts families together, who finds those who have been lost for many years and acquaints modern day generations with their ancestors. There's nothing like having a full family tree! Email me at

Isaac Washington “Pappy” Banta and Isabella Dooley “Mammy” Banta Buried at Pleasureville Cemetery – Henry County

I. W. Banta, Pleasureville Cemetery, Henry County, Kentucky. It must have been that Isaac Washington Banta was so well known that having “Pappy” written on his individual gravestone meant everyone in Shelby and Henry counties knew exactly who he was.  His devoted wife, Belle Dooley Banta, has “Mammy” […]