COUNTY, KENTUCKY CEMETERY NEWSLETTER
DID YOU KNOW . . .
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Cemetery was known as Saltsman Cemetery
Cemetery on Merritt Ridge was known as Verge Hill Cemetery
Cemetery was known as White Oak Cemetery
Hill Cemetery was known as Poplar Hill Cemetery
Fair Cemetery is
known as Walnut Hill Cemetery
was known as Riffe Creek Cemetery
progress is being made on adding names & photographs to the Find a
Grave website. Since the last newsletter the following have been
Luttrell Cemetery on Turner Ridge
Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (Dunnville)
Thomas Family Cemetery
Watson Chapel Cemetery
Wilkerson Cemetery (Russell
Casey Memorial Garden
Grove Ridge Cemetery
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Patterson Family Cemetery
Hill Family Cemetery
HOLLIS has posted his photos for Carson Cemetery,
Riggins and Riggins-Drake Cemeteries
and they are complete.
WATHEN is in the process of updating Cold Springs
Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with names and photos.
Thanks to VALERIE THOMPSON
who has given her permission to post her photos of the May-Rogers
Cemetery to Find-a-Grave.
Thanks to MIKE DENIS
who has volunteered to do Butchertown
and perhaps some more.
With new volunteer photographers, this project will hopefully be
completed by June 2008. I believe there to be approximately 320
cemeteries and family burial grounds in the county. However, as the
cemeteries get larger, it takes much longer to do the postings.
In a joint effort between SONNY
COLEMAN and myself, we now
have the 1961-1972 obits available to post to Find a Grave. I copied
the obits, Sonny scanned them and then I cropped. There were 1570
files when all was said and done. Thanks, Sonny.
now for the BAD news… As you have probably
read, SONNY COLEMAN
reports destruction of stones at the Green River Cemetery at Lake
Liberty and ROBERTA TAYLOR JONES
reports destruction at the Old Ben Tapscott
Just about a year ago the cemetery in Junction City was vandalized.
See the following articles:
boys who did this were charged with Class D felonies.
The possibility of vandalism is not the only reason our project is
There are of
course other problems that can occur. In the Middleton Cemetery in
Shelby Co., IN (where some of my grandparents are buried) a giant
oak tree fell over into the middle of the cemetery crushing every
stone in its path. Also in Shelby Co. at the
Simmon's Cemetery, I photographed great grandparent’s stones
in 1974. I unfortunately took Polaroid pictures which have faded.
Last fall I decided to return to take digital photos and was shocked
to see that the cemetery fence had been opened up and cows had been
allowed to trample the stones into very small pieces.
Prior to 1911 in
Kentucky, birth and death records are very scarce. Other than Bible
records, tombstone inscriptions may be the only record available for
TO ALL THAT ARE HELPING!!!!