Bracken County Cemeteries

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    Tombstone Transcriptions and Photographs Contributed by Suzan Taylor

  • Eden Ridge 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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Eden Ridge Cemetery, Bracken County, Kentucky


Cemetery Overview

This cemetery is located on Eden Ridge Road, off 1019 on private property. At one time there was a Methodist Church here. From the book "Recollections: Yesterday, Today for Tomorrow, by the history committee of the Bracken County Homemakers: The first congregation worshipped in a church that was built in 1868. It was torn down and moved to Lenoxburg, just up the road, but that one was also torn down. The cemetery is in terrible shape. The majority of the stones I found are in dense brush, trees, and briars. The few others I found are in a pasture. Very few of the stones are standing.

Elizabeth Boseke
Farewell dear mother sweet thy rest

Cora Chamberlain
Born Sept. 29, 1867
Died Aug. 12, 1870
Aged 2 yrs. 10 mos. 14 days

Sallie J. Chipman
Born April 10, 1845
Died Mar. 9, 1882

[Same stone as Sallie]
Annie K. Chipman
Born Oct. 3, 1871
Died Aug. 23, 1873

[Same stone as Sallie]
Hattie C. Chipman
Born March 28, 1877
Died May 20, 1885

Polly B.
Wife of
W. J. Dix
Born Oct. 20, 1815
Died Apr. 25, 1873
Farewell dear husband my life is past
___ friendship until death did last
And after me no sorrow take
But love my Children for my sake

William J. Dix
Died Feb. 25, 1875
Aged 63 yrs. 1 mo. 5 days

Leander Dixon
Born May 15, 1860
Died April 17, 1885


Infant Ernst
[two views]


Died 1879

Charles W. Heaverin

Ida L. Heaverin


John T. Heaverin

Mary L. Heaverin

James Dow Houston

John S. Houston
Died Feb. 7, 1875
Aged 45 yrs.

Louis W. Houston
Son of
J.F. & Mary A. Houston
Born Mar. 17, 1872
Died May 28, 1896
Lord teach me to give
Back to thee __
[A final line I couldn't read]

Flora A. Webb Jorda
Dau. of G. W. & A. E. Webb
Born Mar. 12, 1864
Died April 16, 1884

[Inside a small iron fence]
Michael Laux
Born Oct. 27, 1845
Died March 6, 1875
[Masonic symbol]

[probably Archie G. Parker]

[probaby Warren D. Parker]

Children of J.L. & Frances Parker

[possibly Freddie Parker. These three small stones are behind the stone that says Children of J.L. and Frances Parker.]

Henry Simon



Unidentified Stones

Footstone #1



No Writing #1


No Writing #2

No Writing #3


No Writing #4

No Writing #5


Footstone #3

No Writing #6

    No Writing #7
From the BCHS Book: "The cemetery has been recorded before and they have 3 people on their list that we did not find a stone for: John McRollen no dates; Mary Barber McRollen no dates; Theresa McRollen no dates."

They also said they found 16 fieldstones which I couldn't find: Andrew Bosake, Johnson Bosake, Doretta E. Bosake, Christian P.F. Lach, Infant Dixon, Nora E. Dixon, Mary Barbara Lach, Jacob McMullen, Theresia Ann Lach, Anna Lach, Thomas heaverin, Nellie Heaverin, Lizzie J. Houston, Barbara K. Huston, George W. Landen, Rebecca A. Landen, Anna May Landen, Almedia E. webb, David Klauk, Spohia K. Klauk, James A. Heaverin, Catherine Heaverin, Virginia B. Heaverin, Robert F. Heaverin, Freddie Dix, Mariah R. Cottey, Mary Ann Simon, Andrew M. Bosake.

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

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