JOHNSON CEMETERY
Copied and submitted by Bettie Cummings Cook CG

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Located approximately four miles west of Cloverport, KY off the highway between Cloverport and Hardinsburg on private land know as the old Gosnell Farm. Not accessible. This graveyard contains approximately forty graves apparent only because of sunken places. A few of those sunken places are marked with a rough fieldstone but no inscription. The only tombstones there are copied. The land was formerly owned by Lewis Burdette in the 1850’s and 1860’s. It is believed most of the early graves are of his family and neighbors. Some older residents of the area recall a few burials after 1900. The land was owned at one time by a Gosnell who fenced the cemetery because earlier owners had allowed cattle to knock down the stones. It is said stones were carried away from the graveyard.
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Existing stones:

Blake, Eliza A., wife of George D. Blake b. Feb. 4, 1840 d. June 27, 1930
Clemons, Rachel His wife (w/o Clemons) b. Sept. 7, 1828 d. Feb. 15, 1900
Clemons, Riley b. 1821 d. Aug. 6, 1897
Cummings, Sarah A., dau of J. P. & Louisa Cummings b. Oct. 13, 1849 d. May 27, 1852
Lynch, Sarah A. Wife of Benjamin Lynch b. May 1815 d. Oct. 17, 1864
Smith, Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin b. Feb. 8, 1814 d. Aug.27, 1885
Worley, Allen, Son of J. & F. Worley b. June 11, 1895 d. Feb. 18, 1905
Worley, Annie A. wife of J. W. Worley b. May 23, 1852 d. Jan.27,1888

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Two other persons are proven to be buried in this graveyard by the obituary of Louisa (Burdette) Cummings Ambrose, daughter of Lewis Burdette and wife of John P. Cummings, which states she was buried in the Johnson Cemetery next to her husband John P. Cummings.

Ambrose, Louisa (Burdette) Cummings, wife of John P. b. Jan. 29, 1830 d. Aug. 19, 1879, Perry Co., IN
Cummings, Captain John P., Company L, 3rd KY Vol. Cavalry USA Company A, Green River Veteran’s Battalion USA b. July 20, 1830 d. April 27, 1865 - killed in a skirmish with guerillas at Big Springs, KY
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Other likely burials are:
Blake, George b. 1844 d. Apr. 30, 1907 Burdette, Lewis b. 1786 Virginia d. Nov. 1864
Burdette, Hannah (Clemons), Wife of Lewis Burdette b. 1796 d. 1863
Clemons, Perry P., son of Riley and Rachael Clemons b. Apr. 12, 1846 d. May 30, 1868
Cummings, Alexander Harrison, son of John .P. and Louisa (Burdette) Cummings; b. Mar.22, 1860 d. Oct. 20, 1883
Cummings, William T. Sherman, son of John P. and Louisa (Burdette); b. Dec.30, 1864 d. before 1870

 



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