I was in Casey County from May 17-
June 2. While there I managed to take more than 16,000 tombstone
photos. For a list of those cemeteries photographed to date please
consult the last page. These photos need to be cropped, transcribed
and uploaded to the FindAGrave.com website. As you can imagine, this
will take a great deal of time. I will send updates on those that
COLEMAN spent 1600 hours
cutting and scanning more than 9100 obituaries from the “Casey
County News” for the years 1972-2006. He is currently anticipating
beginning work on 1911 to 1972. Sonny is also donating his photos of
Middleburg Cemetery to our project.
Sonny has scanned these obits and
they are available on 3 CD’s from him for $50.00 which includes the
shipping. If interested please contact him at
She organized her church to clean up the Vandever Cemetery near
Liberty Lake. An article appeared in “The Casey County News” on May
23. She will try to organize Scouts and other church groups to
“adopt” a cemetery for cleaning. While there, Brenda and I tried to
locate the Rice Cemetery in Dunnville. We finally found where it was
supposed to be but it was so overgrown with vines and poison ivy
that not a single stone was visible. This cemetery will be a fall
project for clean-up. Another cemetery that has grown over is the
Matherly. Only the sign and the tops of two stones are visible.
Brenda and I took a tour of some of
the lesser known cemeteries and she compiled driving directions to
their locations. I still need to get these typed up.
One more note on Brenda. She has
donated four disks to the Casey County Library that contain
genealogical information that she has compiled on scores of Casey
PATTON WATHEN very generously
gave her permission to publish three cemeteries that she
photographed on the Find A Grave website. (Cold Springs, Antioch
Baptist and Shady Grove).
HOLLIS gave his permission to
post his photos of South Fork Cemetery and has contributed a lot of
info to the Ancestry Casey County, KY One World family tree.
In addition, he was in Casey Co. the
week following me and took more than 2000 photos for
Findagrave in the following cemeteries:
(aka Miller or Robertson Cemetery)_Russell;
Poplar Grove Baptist
South Fork Separate Baptist
Bapt Church Cem_Casey County;
Church_Russell County (Took complete,
already uploaded names to Findagrave,
now working on pictures);
Cemetery_Casey (Took Complete);
Cem_Casey (took complete);
took a bunch but not all;
Cem_Casey (took complete).
Cemetery_Casey (took complete);
Cemetery_Pulaski (took complete)
Cemetery_Pulaski, took complete
Cemetery_Casey or Pulaski, took a bunch but not all ran out
Cemetery_Casey took complete,
Cemetery_Pulaski took complete,
Cemetery_Pulaski, took complete,
Church Cemetery_Pulaski, took complete
FRANCES WADE transcribed
several cemeteries and contributed many, many obituaries. One of the
cemeteries she transcribed was Wilkerson. This is actually in
Russell County but is less than ¼ mile from the Casey County
boundary. I photographed this and will be posting it as well to Find
A Grave as many former Casey County residents are buried there.
who helped me with relationships and women’s maiden names in the
Lanhamtown Cemetery. You might want to take a look because they
posted photographs of the people as well.
MATTINGLY gave his permission
to post his photos taken on the Bob Evan’s farm.
If you live in or near Casey County
and would like to volunteer to help clean a cemetery or photograph
one, please contact me.
If you have knowledge of additions or
corrections that need to be made to the postings. Let me know i.e.
women’s maiden names.
If you do not live in Casey County but
would like to volunteer in another way, there are many jobs
Cemeteries photographed by Rochelle
Allen (Canoe Creek)
First Baptist of Yosemite
Luttrell on Merritt Ridge
Luttrell on Turner Ridge
Oak Grove Baptist
Oak Grove Christian
Rubarts AKA Luttrell Creek
Spring Hollow AKA McDonald
Wilkerson (Russell Co)