Casey  County Cemetery Newsletter



VOL. 2 JULY 2007






I will be in Ky. on the first week in Sept, 2007 to access the repairs and upkeep needed at our Shreve Family cem. "Pleasant Valley Church Cemetery" on Ky. Hiway 49 near the Marion /Casey Co. line. While there I intend to access the Malone and James Belden Cem. also which are located first and second roads on Hiway 49 as you enter Casey Co. From Marion Co. you will take the first road to the left for Malone and the second Road to the left for the Belden Cem. That is generally considered the Rush Branch area. They are in very ,near extinction ,condition . I wonder if any one local even knows of these Cem? I will attempt to make arrangements to clean them and to see if some perpetual care can be arranged for them. Any info any one can provide of these small last resting places of Ky.'s Pioneers would be appreciated. John C. Harmon


MAX TURPIN has volunteered to film cemeteries in the northern “panhandle” section of Casey County. I am getting a list together for him.


EVA COCHRAN has volunteered to photograph the Maxey Valley Cemetery.





Thanks for all you are doing!  I for one really appreciate your efforts, time and hard work, etc.. to this cemetery project. I promise to see to it that the one cemetery in Dunnville (Rice Cemetery) will be cleaned up this fall. I already spoke to Mr. Davis about it.”


RICHARD HOLLIS continues to add his photos listed in the last newsletter to Find A Grave.


SONNY COLEMAN has taken photos of the King Cemetery on Martin’s Creek Road and of the Falconbury Cemetery. He will be doing quite a few more in the weeks to come. He has also begun to scan the obituaries from 1961-1972.


SUZANNE SHEPHARD (Webmaster for Casey County KYGenWeb Project )writes:


“I would like to start a section of the web site for your newsletters so please keep including me in the list! Thanks for everything you have done and are doing for Casey County!!!”

 Suzanne has been posting the lists of names and dates as well as a link to each cemetery on Find A Grave where the photos may be found as I complete them. To date the following cemeteries have been completed:

Allen Family Cemetery

Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

Antioch Christian Church Cemetery

Austin Cemetery

Block Pentecostal Church Cemetery

Bowmer Cemetery

Carr Family Cemetery

Cedar Hill Mennonite Church Cemetery

Cedar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

Combest-Rodgers Cemetery

Corn Cemetery

First Baptist Church of Yosemite Cemetery

Full Gospel Church Cemetery

Jennie’s Chapel Memorial Cemetery

Lanhamtown Cemetery

Lawhorn Hill Cemetery

Luttrell’s Creek Cemetery

Milton Durham Cemetery

Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery

Murphy Cemetery

Napier Cemetery

Noel’s Chapel Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery


And now a little bit about the Find A Grave website. I am the volunteer coordinator for Casey County. The goal is to photograph, transcribe and post all tombstones in the county. In addition, maps and driving directions will eventually be included as well as GPS coordinates. Obituaries and photos of people may be attached to the records. It should be a fantastic place for researchers to find info they are looking for. Best of all it’s FREE!

 I will be returning to Casey County from October 8-13 and then again the last week in May. In the meantime I will continue to add the photos that I have taken, make a list of some stones that need to be rephotographed and try to get the mapping and driving directions done.

 Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help. Many people who do not live in or near Casey County have asked what they can do.

 1.We need people to rename photos,

2. Research birth, death, Social Security records and marriage records for complete dates and women’s maiden names.

3. Search the posted obituaries for maiden names of mother’s and spouses.

4. Research their own family genealogy records for additions and corrections.

5. Post family photos.


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