Bracken County Cemeteries

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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.

Old Pioneer Cemetery, Johnsville, Bracken County, Kentucky

Cemetery Overview

This cemetery is located on Route 1109 [Johnsville/Western Hills Road] in central Bracken County.

Mary A. Allen
Born May 28, 1818
Died Dec. 9, 1893
Wife of James Ball
Born Dec. 24, 1812
Died Apr. 4, 1873
Blessed are they that die in the Lord
For they rest [illegible]
All their [illegible]
Son of W. L. & M. F. Bradford
Born Jan. 8, 1873
Died Jan. 10, 1875
We loved this little one
And gladly wish him stay
Our Father's will be done
He shines in endless day
  Rest in Peace
Son of J. M & G. A. Burriss
Died Nov. 24, 1883
Aged 16 Yrs 9 Mos & 15 days
Anne Eliza
Wife of J. W. Campbell
Died Aug. 16, 1879
Aged 31 Yrs. 4 Mos. 27 Days
  Johnny W. Clarke
Son of Benton & Love Clarke
Born April 29, 1879
Died Jan. 8, 1880
Aged 8 months 10 days
Love Francis Clarke
Daughter of Noble & Polly Stairs
Born Sept. 23, 1865
Died Nov. 14, 1889
  Icy P.
Dau of Z. & M. E. Craycraft
Died June 1, 1890
Aged 6 Yrs. 19 Days
Wife of John Craycraft
Born in Bath Co., KY
Sept. 11, 1835
Oct. 28, 1874
  Margaret E.
Wife of Z. Craycraft
Died Nov. 26, 1883
Aged 35 Yrs. 11 mos. 4 days
William Z.
Son of Z. & M. E. Craycraft
[Dates illegible]
Aged 12 Yrs 5 Mos 26 days
  James Cribbet
Died Dec. 17. 1887
Aged 66 Yrs.
Mary S.
Wife of James Cribbet
Died Apr. 16, 1878
In the 18 yr. of her age
  Nancy A.
Wife of James Cribbet
Born Jan. 6, 1828
Died Apr. 23, 1895
__[illegible] to a bright home
Where grief can not come
In Memory of Alfred Dougherty
Born July 28, 1838
Died Dec. 31, 1870
Dearest Alfred thou hath left us
And thy loss we deeply feel
Tho its God that has bereft us
But he can all our sorrow heal
Son of A. & E. Daughtery
Born Nov. 19, 1860
Died Nov. 23, 1867
I can't read the first or second lines
God called thee home
He thought it best
At the bottom right of the stone it says C. Whitmore
Son of C. A. & M. Elrod
Born Apr. 16, 1874
Died Oct. 28, 1874
We loved this little one
And gladley wish him stay
Our father's will be done
He shines bright in endless day
  Abraham B. Haley
Born June 16. 1816
Died Mar. 26, 1890
Aged- [Transcriber note: This part is down in the base and can't be read]
J. A.
Son of Sherman & H. E. Haley
Aged 3 Wks. 4 Da.
Rest in Jesus

[According to the historical society book, it is Johnston B. Haley.]
  William A. Haley
Born Dec. 12, 1861
Died Apr. 16, 1887
Aged 25 Y 4 M 4 D
Oshold C. Hiles
Son of William & Lucy Hiles
Born Dec. 28, 1883
Died Apr. 27, 1886
  Flora D.
Dau. Of G. W. & D. B. Holmes
Born Oct. 2, 1876
Died Nov. 19, 1876
[First line illegible]
Jesus took her home to rest
Amanda C. Houston
Wife of Jas. Houston
Born Mar. 19, 1805
Died Dec. 19, 1876
Aged 71 Yrs. & 9 Mo.
  Anna L.
Wife of Frank Houston
Died July 21, 1882
Aged 24 Yrs. 10 Ms & 2D
Gone Home
Euseba Houston
Died 1864
Aged 10 months
[Same stone as Tomie, infant, and Freddie Houston]
  Freddie Houston
Died July 24, 1874
Aged 1 Yr 3 Ms. 9 Ds
Children of A. & C. Houston
[Same stone as Euseba]
Infant Houston
Died Jan. 1862
[Same stone as Freddie, Tomie, Euseba Houston]
  James Houston
Born Feb. 25, 1802
Died Oct. 11, 1877
Aged 75 Yrs. 7 Mo. 16 D.
[Same stone as Amanda C. Houston]
James Houston
[Shows the third side of James and Amanda C. Houston's stone.]
  Sarah W. Houston
Tomie Houston
Died 1867
Aged 7 Mons.
Same stone as Freddie, Infant, Euseba Houston
  Willie L. Houston
Died Jan. 3, 1883
Aged 21 Yrs. 9 Mo. 21 D
Blessed are the pure in Heart for they shall see God
Pure was thy Heart thy life
So thou thy God shall see
Unstained thy Soul with Him shall dwell
Throughout eternity
John Jackson
Died April 21, 1882
In the 62 years of his life
Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection
  Harvey Jordan [Field rock. No dates]
H. T. Jordan
Co. D
16th KY Inf.
Wife of W. W. Kinnett
Died Dec. 1, 1885
36 Yrs. 7 Mos. 24 Days
[The Historical Society Book has his first name as William]
Mary Susan Konkright
Feb. 11, 1853
Dec. 13, 1889
  Alvey Scott Lytle
Born Aug. 27, 1890
Died Apr. 24, 1891
The Lord Giveth and the Lord hath taken
Son of A. L. & S. Lytle
Born Sept. 25, 1889
Died Oct. 1, 1889
  Mary L.
Dau. Of George & Bell Lytle
Died Dec. 21, 1879
Aged 1 Yr. 1 mo. 21 Day
Annie M.
Dau. Of W. H. & H. Marshall
Born Nov. 29, 1858
Died Sept. 14, 1887
Asleep in Jesus
  Harriett Marshall
Born April 15, 1831
Died Feb. 24, 1914
At Rest
Dau. Of W. H. & H. Marshall
Died Apr. 8, 1878
Aged 24 Y 2 Ms & 24 Ds
  Bessie J.
Dau. Of O. B. & L. S. Miller
Died March 5, 1884
Aged 2 Years 10 Mos. 15 ds.
Charles Y.
Son of O. P. & M. J. Miller
Born Aug. 7, 1874
Died June 1, 1875
Of such is the kingdom of Heaven
  Covie M.
Son of S. E. & A. D. Miller
Died Mar. 7, 1882
Aged 3 mos.
Joseph Miller
Died April 4, 1881
Aged 51 Years & 12 days
There is no death no-[illegible]
  Bell Moloney
[Transcriber note: No dates]
A. J. Pepper
Co. E
175th Ohio Infantry
[Transcriber note: No dates]
  Alexander L. Pepper
Born Apr. 24, 1811
Died Sept. 1, 1884
Margaret A. H.
Wife of A. J. Pepper
Died Nov. 29, 1852
Aged 37 Yrs.
  Mary A. Pepper
Jan. 25, 1818
Dec. 17, 1905
Same stone as Alexander L. Pepper
Son of O. & E. D. Russell
Born June 1, 1858
Died Aug. 10, 1866
Lay here dear babe
And take thy rest
God called thee home
He thought it best
  Mary J.
Wife of W. S. Simon
Born Nov. 12, 1849
Died Jan. 9, 1877
Our Little Charlie
Born Jan. 25, 1873
Died Sep. 17, 1875
James M. Smith
Died March 23, 1882
Aged 27 Yrs. 9 Mos. 6 Days
James Stairs
Born June 27, 1818
Died March 2, 1885
[I took the second photo to show how large the monument is and that it's one of 3 inside an iron fence.]
Wife of Samuel Townsley
Born Mar. 14, 1868
Died Oct. 16, 1890
God in his wisdom -[illegible] The boon his love has given
And though the body molders here
The -[illegible] is safe in Heaven.
  N. I. Tull
Born July 13, 1918
Died July 14, 1918

M. F. Tull
Born Feb. 3, 1900
Died Feb. 23, 1900
Carved on field rock
Charlia C. Yelton
Died Apr. 1878
Aged 26 years
Faith, Hope & Charity
Son of J. T. & M. A. Yelton
Born Jan. 3, 1869
Died Apr. 15, 1874
Henry C.
Son of W. A. & H. L.Yelton
Died May 16, 1869
Aged 22 Yrs.
Wife of W. A. Yelton
Died Sept. 22, 1873
Aged 56 Years
William A. Yelton
Died Jan 10, 1886
Aged 67 years

Unreadable stones

Stone #1   Stone #2
Stone #3   Stone #4

Stone #5 [Next to A.J. Pepper]  

Stone #6 [Third Stone Inside Iron Fence;
Couldn't find a name or any dates] _ [illegible] also _[illegible] sleep _ _ _[illegible] God hath with Him

Transcriber comments: Someone first transcribed this cemetery in the '60s and the historical society used that person's work and then updated cemeteries in the county. Many stones are now quite worn. Spellings were verified with the historical society book since they read the stones when they were in better shape.

According to the historical society book, there are five stones I either couldn't find or they are stones I can't read. There is also one stone face down and buried in the ground. They are: Gertrude M. Ball; Virginia Jordan; Sarah Emma Elrod; Argosy P. Lytle; William H. Marshall.

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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