Bracken County Cemeteries

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    Tombstone Transcriptions and Photographs Contributed by Suzan Taylor

  • Burkett Cemetery


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All transcriptions and photographs were taken by Suzan Taylor and contributed for use by the KYGenWeb. Suzan has undertaken a project to record several Bracken County cemeteries and add them to this site as time permits. We all owe a big "thank you" to Suzan for sharing this important resource with family historians.

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Items in [brackets] are transcriber notes.
Entries are displayed in alphabetical order by surname.

Burkitt Cemetery, Bracken County, Kentucky

Cemetery Overview

The cemetery is located on 1019/Lenoxburg-Foster Road on private property.

From the Bracken Co. Historical Society Book: "There is an iron fence around the Burkitt section, and stones on the outside of the fence, on the south side. A Bracken County resident told me that a railroad crew is buried there, and they had to bury them quickly for they had cholera."

UPDATE: Suzan participated in the Burkitt Cemetery clean-up featured in The Bracken County News on April 16, 2009. She forwarded this photo of the gratifying results.

Dortheam S.
Daughter of John A. & E. S. C. Boseke
Born Jan. 31, 1837
Died June 11, 1854
A good life hath but a few days
But a good name endureth forever

[Outside the iron fence]


Catharine Burkitt
Born April 3, 1795
Died Nov. 3, 1877
Aged 82 Years 7 Ms. & 1 day


John Burkitt
Born Aug. 20, 1789
Died Jan. 9, 1870


Son of S. & S. V. Burkitt
April 15, 1862
Aged 1 day


Newell W. Burkitt
Died Jan. 27, 1862
Aged 27 Yrs. 7 Mos. 25 Days


  Dr. Samuel Burkitt
Born April 17, 1829
Died Nov. 5, 1872

[Base of stone:]
A. White Cin. O.

Sarah Black
Born July 29, 1801
Died June 17, 1855
Aged 53 Yrs. 10 Mos. 18 Ds.





  Abigail G.
Wife of J. H. Kirtley
Born April 26, 1806
Died Sept. 1, 1864
Her nieces arise up and call her blest.

[Base of stone:]
C. Rule & Coleman Cin. O.

To the memory of Martha K.
Wife of Richard T. Lindsay & Daughter of J. B. & Mary Jane Holton
Born Nov. 29, 1822
Died July 10, 1849
[Outside the fence]

  [Double stone]
Lemuel Whitney
Born Warwick Mass
Aug. 15, 1786
Died July 13, 1860
Aged 73 Yrs. 10 Mos. 28 Ds.

      [Double stone]
Sarah Pratt Whitney
Born Oxford Mass
April 19, 1783
Died Feb. 14, 1868
Aged 84 Yrs. 9 Mos. 25 Ds.

Field Rocks
Based on the placement of the rocks, they are believed to be grave markers.

Field Rock #1
[May be one of the unlocated stones listed below]
  Field Rock #2
[May be one of the unlocated stones listed below]
Field Rock #3
[May be one of the unlocated stones listed below]
  Field Rock #4
[May be one of the unlocated stones listed below]
Field Rock #5
[May be one of the unlocated stones listed below]
  Field Rock #6
[May be one of the unlocated stones listed below]
Field Rock #7
[May be one of the unlocated stones listed below]
  Field Rock #8
[May be one of the unlocated stones listed below]

The historical book lists five stones I couldn't find: Thomas Courtney; Elizabeth Courtney; John H. Scheeve; Elizabeth S.C. Boseke; John Scheeve. Others said to be in the cemetery but not found by me or previous transcribers: John A. Boseke; S.V. Burkitt; Mary J. Gosney; Frances Perrin [or Peere].

Contact the Bracken County Historical Society for further information about tombstone inventories contained in their copyrighted books, Bracken County Cemeteries & Burial Sites 1796-1999 and Bracken Co. Cemetery Location Map.

A KYGenWeb Bracken County lookup volunteer may be able to provide you with the inscription for a specific name.

If you have photos of other tombstones in Bracken County cemeteries, please consider contributing them to the KYGenWeb.

Formatted for web display by Marla McCullough, Bracken County KYGenWeb Coordinator.