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Location: Clay County KY

Paces Creek Cemetery, Garrad, Clay County, Kentucky

Paces Creek Cemetery is in Garrad, Clay County, Kentucky, up on RR 3. The post office is listed as Manchester. I have listed the entire cemetery here, with the help of my parents, Arla and Gladys (Owens) Smith. Explanation of terms used: s/o = son of d/o = daughter of w/o = wife of Female maiden name added when known. Front, left side of the drive. Addition and corrections marked with * and enclosed in brackets *[ ] by: James E. Welch, Sr. 54 Creekstone Lane, London, KY 40741 GRAY, Hobert M. May 10, 1933 Jan. 5, 2001 *[s/o Shirley & Belle] GRAY, Pearl Dec. 6, 1937 no date, Married: Aug. 22, 1958 *[Wombles] WAGERS, Elvie Feb. 18, 1928 May 17, 2001 “We love you Mom” More writing on front and back of the headstone. Arnett, James M. Feb. 18, 1952 no date ARNETT, Brenda S. Jan. 26, 1952 Sept. 15, 1996, Married: Sept. 4, 1971 “Forever in our Hearts” *[White] On the back of their stone, it says: “Our children Charlie, Shannon, and Misty” Two more stones in the same fenced in area. No names on the front, on the back it reads: “Precious Moments” on both stones. ABNER, Fred 1948 1992 *[8-30-92] ABNER, Ollie 1910 1986 * [11-25-86] *[Estep] *[w/o William Lawrence] ABNER, Lawrence *[William Lawrence] 1900 1989 ABNER, George 1939 1998 *[12-14-98] ABNER, Cloyd 1950 2001...

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Old Benge Cemetery, Clay County, Kentucky

“Old Benge Cemetery” is located on Euwell and Ann Rader’s farm at Fogertown, KY on Highway 472, between Burningsprings and London, KY. There are 68 identifiable graves with markers and others marked only with field stones. Mosley, Darrel 12-29-1955 12-1-1970 Grimes, Angela L. 1967 1985 Mosley, Donna J. 4-29-1951 5-5-1951 Mosley, Kenneth J. 12-29-1954 10-11-1975 Mosley, Eldon 8-26-1910 7-19-1949 Mosley, Margaret N. 1884 1954 Mosley, William 1883 no date Mosley, Richard 1905 1976 WWII Sgt. US Army Mosley, Pearl Ison 9-13-1908 3-6-1986 Mother One broken headstone – no name or date Cornett, Daniel 11-14-1887 12-7-1892 Benge, John D. 7-22-1886 12-23-1957 Benge, Pitt 6-23-1923 3-16-1945 KY Pvt. 259 Inf 65 Div WW2 Benge, Sophia 12-30-1891 1-29-1938 Benge, Dock 11-8-1921 8-5-1930 Stivers, Joe 1904 1955 Stivers, Mae 1909 no date Bowling, Jesse B. 1-31-1882 7-7-1882 Son of J.W. & Kittie Bowling Castell (?), James E. 7-12-1889 8-13-1898 Powell, Bill no date 1893 Powell, Elizabeth no date 1896 Powell, Monroe 2-4-1914 6-22-1915 (Gone to Rest) Powell, Lula C.(triple stone) 1898 1929 Powell, Roscoe 1890 1981 Powell, Susie M. 1908 no date Two graves marked with field stones between row 3 and row 4 Anderson, John W. 4-11-1819 8-10-1889 In Memory Of Powell, Grover 10-22-1940 12-19-1940 (Son of Herman & Alpha) Powell, Lee W. 9-23-1943 12-30-1943 (Son of Herman & Alpha) Fields, Beatrice (Our Baby) Age 7 Mos 3-28-1926 Walden, Margaret 7-8-1834 11-10-1931...

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Old Ben Hacker Cemetery, Clay County, Kentucky

Directions – Out of Laurel County, East 472 into Clay County – Fogertown. Turn left at Russell House Store, 1/2 mile on left, top of hill. WESTERFIELD, Edith Marie 13 Aug 1925 28 May 1947 WESTERFIELD, Celia 7 Jan 1929 12 Mar 1932 WESTERFIELD, Ernest G. 12 Jul 1902 23 Mar 1926 US 6th Cav. WESTERFIELD, G.M. 21 Jan 1924 24 Jan 1926 WESTERFIELD, Elza 18 Aug 1908 5 Aug 1922 WESTERFIELD, Walter 19 Mar 1920 19 Jun 1920 WESTERFIELD, Pearl 7 Mar 1916 12 Feb 1919 MARCUM, Hiram R. 8 Mar 1877 26 Oct 1908 FELTNER, Bill 2 Mary 1904 31 May 1967 FELTNER, Dona 31 Jul 1906 LAWRENCE, Audrey Fay Creech 25 May 1925 19 May 1976 CLARK, Cora 28 Nov 1900 29 Dec 1972 WESTERFIELD, J. M. 6 Dec 1867 22 Feb 1943 WESTERFIELD, Tobitha Margret 27 Sept 1880 28 Apr 1966 BUTTERY, “Doc” Stanley 26 Oct 1927 12 Oct 1982 MARCUM, Rebecca 1801 10 Jun 1910 WESTERFIELD, Donald Henry 3 May 1913 25 Dec 1979 MITCHELL, Nathaniel Lee 13 Dec 1977 13 Dec 1977 MITCHELL, Robert Lee 28 Dec 1926 5 May 1986 MITCHELL, Mary Katherine 27 Jan 1933 BYRD, John W. 14 Mar 1860 10 Feb 1950 BYRD, Lester 8 May 1915 22 Aug 1947 BYRD, Jeff 4 Jul 1895 24 Mar 1942 1 unmarked stone DEES, Beulah Jean 23 Apr 1947 9 Feb...

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Engine Cemetery, Clay County, Kentucky

Here is a partial list of names. We’d love to get this cemetery completed but the hill is rather steep and the weather hasn’t been good the last few times we were there. Directions as recalled by friends: Coming from London, on the Parkway: turn left (toward Manchester) off the Parkway. Turn right at the first red light (in front of the Wal-Mart shopping center) onto 421 & Hwy 11. (There is a Stivers Chevron station in the direction you turn on 421.) About a mile, 421 bares to the left and Hwy 11 bares to the right. Follow Hwy 11 (Barbourville Rd.) to the right. Engine Cemetery Road is on the right, off Hwy 11. (About a mile from the 421 – Hwy 11 intersection) Engine Cemetery Road dead ends at the Cemetery. FINLEY, Elmer Oct. 11, 1928 Oct. 9, 1996 “Father” FINLEY, Betty June March 5, 1930 Wedding Feb. 6, 1951 “Mother” “The Lord is My Shepherd” 2 unmarked JONES, Cobie March 27, 1918 Jan. 2, 1998 JONES, Bettie Aug. 12, 1921 Apr. 30, 1994 Wedding Sept. 7, 1940 “Parents of Martha and Mary” JONES, Reuben June 26, 1874 May 7, 1949 JONES, Margaret May 7, 1876 no date “Forever with the Lord” JONES, Josie Jan. 27, 1921 Feb. 14, 1973 “Husband” “Rest in Peace” CRAWFORD, Laura 1898 19?? “Mother” CRAWFORD, Charlie 1886 1946 “At Rest” CRAWFORD,...

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Brown/Wilson Cemetery, Clay County, Kentucky

The entrance to the cemetery is located one quarter to one half mile past Goose Creek on Fork Field Road. There is a cattle gate where the cemetery road goes to the right up the hill. Make a right turn at the cattle gate and proceed up the hill. Where the road forks, keep to the left and continue up the hill to another cattle gate. This will bring you out on a plateau with the cemetery slightly to your left in the open field overlooking Red Bird River. To date there are thirty two graves. The oldest birth date is W. H. Brown – 10-21-1819. The oldest burial date is W. H. Brown – January 20,1897. Explanation: h/o – husband of w/o – wife of m/o – mother of d – died s/o – son of d/o – daughter of b – born Brown, William H. b. 11-12-1897 d. 12-3-1961 h/o Nina s/o Lee & Margaret Wilson Brown Brown, Nina Gibson b. 9-8-1902 d. 12-15-1962 w/o Wm. H. Brown Spurlock, T. H.(baby) b. 4-16-1923 d. 8-19-1923 s/o Theo & Mary Kate Brown Spurlock Brown, William H. b. 10-21-1819 d. 1-20-1897 77 yrs, 3 mos, 29 days h/o Nancy Rains Brown (W. H. Brown’s first wife, Mary Elizabeth Mahan, is buried in the City Cemetery, Bellview, Danville, KY.)Mary Elizabeth Mahan & Nancy Rains were cousins. Brown, Nancy Rains b....

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Slave Narrative of Amelia Jones

Interviewer: Perry Larkey Person Interviewed: Amelia Jones Location: North London, Kentucky Place of Birth: Manchester, KY Age: 88 Concerning slaves of this section of the country, I will quote experiences and observation of an old negro lady who was a slave, Mrs. Amelia Jones, living in North London, Kentucky. “Aunt Amelia” as she is known around here is eighty-eight years of age, being sixteen years of age at the close of the Civil War. Mrs. Jones says, “I will tell as best I can remember, I was born eighty-eight years ago in Manchester, Ky. under a master by the name of Daw White. He was southern republican and was elected as congressman by that party from Manchester, Ky. He was the son of Hugh White, the original founder of Whitesberg, Ky. Master White was good to the slaves, he fed us well and had good places for us to sleep, and didn’t whip us only when it was necessary, but didn’t hesitate to sell any of his slaves, he said, “You all belong to me and if you don’t like it, I’ll put you in my pocket” meaning of course that he would sell that slave and put the money in his pocket. The day he was to sell the children from their mother he would tell that mother to go to some other place to do some work...

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Slave Narrative of Sophia Word

Interviewer: Pearl House Person Interviewed: Sophia Word Location: Kentucky Date of Birth: February 2, 1837 Age: 99 The following story of slave days is the exact words of one who had the bitter experience of slavery. Sophia Word, who is now ninety-nine years of age, born February 2, 1837. She tells me she was in bondage for nineteen years and nine months. I shall repeat just as she told the story: “I wuz here in time of Mexican War and seed ’em get up volunteers to go. They wuz dressed in brown and band played ‘Our Hunting Shirts are Fringed with Doe and away We march to Mexico’. “My grandmother came straight from Africa and wuz auctioned off and bought by William Reide Father. When he died William Reides inherited my mother. Mother married a Bates and had ten of us children. “Our Master didn’t auction off his slaves as the other masters would for he was a better master than most of them. When he started to sale one of us he would go out and talk to the old slave trader like he wuz g’wine to sale a cow or sometin and then he would come back to git the slave he wanted. This wuz the way my mothers’ brother and sister wuz sold. When the other masters at other places sold a slave they put the...

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Biography of Henry C. Ambrose

HENRY C. AMBROSE. A large class of the farmers of Stone County, Missouri, lead such modest and quiet lives as to be seldom heard of outside of their own townships. They are doing fine work in their own community, but do not care to mingle in the more public matters of political life, as they wish to devote all their time and energies to the cultivation of their farms and the development of the resources of their lands. Such men deserve more mention than they ordinarily receive, and we are pleased to present here one of them, in the person of Henry C. Ambrose, who resides in James Township. His parents, Merida and Ann (Clark) Ambrose, were natives of Kentucky, born in 1805 and 1803 respectively, and in that State spent their entire lives, the former dying about 1881, and the latter March 16, 1891. Mrs. Ambrose was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Ambrose was a farmer, and although left an orphan at an early age and reared by an uncle, was possessed of an unlimited amount of perseverance and industry which brought him in good returns and left him in easy circumstances. In politics he was a Whig until after the war, when he became a stanch Democrat. Our subject’s maternal grandfather, Henry Clark, was born in Tennessee, but moved to Clay County, Kentucky, where...

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Biography of James Henry Powell

James Henry Powell. Chautauqua County had never had a more popular official than James H. Powell, who is now concluding his second term as sheriff. He had been a farmer, public official and prominent citizen of this section of Kansas for a quarter of a century. A noteworthy fact is that when he was re-elected in the fall of 1914 he was given the largest majority ever given a candidate for any office in Chautauqua County and carried every voting precinct. One of the valleys of the State of Tennessee had for many years been known as Powell’s Valley. The Powell family were the earliest and most influential settlers there, hence the name. It was in that locality that Stephen Powell, father of James H., was born. He was in that section of Tennessee which furnished many soldiers to the Union army during the Civil war. He enlisted himself in the Union army, served until he was taken prisoner, and he endured captivity in the notorious Andersonville prison. He was a farmer by occupation, and after or during the war he had his family removed to Clay County, Kentucky, in order to escape the hostility of the Southern sympathizers in Tennessee. Stephen Powell died in Clay County, Kentucky, in 1867. He married Lavina Stanaford, who was born in Virginia in 1825 and was killed in a railway accident in...

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Clay County, Kentucky Census Records

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Clay County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

  Clay County Kentucky Cemetery Records hosted at AccessGenealogy Brown/Wilson Cemetery, Clay County, Kentucky Engine Cemetery, Clay County, Kentucky Old Ben Hacker Cemetery, Clay County, Kentucky Old Benge Cemetery, Clay County, Kentucky Paces Creek Cemetery, Garrad, Clay County, Kentucky Clay County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Clay County USGenWeb Archives Project Patsey Allen Cemetery Boone Hill Cemetery Taylor Broughton Cemetery Beech Creek Cemetery Bundy/Delph Cemetery Burns/Davidson Cemetery Campbell Cemetery Carpenters Branch Cemetery R. H. Davidson Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Farmer/Asher Cemetery Hibbard Cemetery Hatton Family Cemetery Harts Branch Cemetery Hoskins Cemetery Hoskins Family Cemetery Hubbard Cemetery Hunter Cemetery Joe Smith Cemetery Maxline Baker Cemetery Mud Lick Cemetery , Partial Oneida Cemetery Pleasant Run Cemetery , Partial Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Potter Cemetery Rasner Cemetery Riley Wagers Cemetery Rogers/Tanyard Cemetery Sams Cemetery Sizemore Cemetery , Partial Old Smith – Henson Cemetery Spurlock Cemetery Spurlock Cemetery #2 Stringtown Cemetery Clay County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Clay County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Abner Cemetery Allen Cemetery Maxline Baker Cemetery Bishop Cemetery Boone Hill Cemetery Taylor Broughton Cemetery Bundy Delph Cemetery Burns/Davidson Cemetery Campbell Cemetery Carpenters Branch Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Farmer/Asher Cemetery Hacker Cemetery Harts Branch Cemetery Hatton Cemetery Hibbard Cemetery Hoskins Cemetery Hoskins Family Cemetery Hubbard Cemetery Hunter Cemetery Joe Smith Cemetery Laurel Point Cemetery Mud Lick Cemetery Old Smith – Henson Cemetery Oneida Cemetery Patsey Allen Cemetery Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery...

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Biography of Prof. James Anderson Yates

Prof. James Anderson Yates. From England to North Carolina, in colonial times, the Yates family may be traced by generations as it extended into Tennessee and Kentucky and 1916 finds it firmly and honorably established in other states. For two decades this name in Kansas has been connected with the educational field, the scholastic attainments of Prof. James Anderson Yates, the head of the departments of chemical and physical sciences, in the State Manual Training Normal School at Pittsburg, having won recognition in this and in other large institutions of learning. Professor Yates enjoys a wide acquaintance with the leading scientists of the country and is valued as a member of numerous scientific bodies. James Anderson Yates was born October 24, 1865, at Bush, in Laurel County, Kentucky, and is a son of James F. Yates and a grandson and namesake of Anderson Yates. The latter was born in 1810, in North Carolina, and died in 1885, in Grainger County, Tennessee, in which he had been an early settler and farmer. He married a member of the Mitchell family. James F. Yates was born in 1835, at Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee, and died at Bush, Kentucky, in August, 1903. He was reared in Tennessee but during the Civil war went to Kentucky. When the war opened in 1861 he enlisted for service in the Union army, entering the Third...

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Cemetery Hill

Cemetery Hill as it is known to us here, being in London, Ky. was a hill on which a Civil War battle was fought. The trenches are still here. The hill was given to the north to bury their dead by Jarvis Jackson, a great grand father of the Jarvis Jackson who is now city police of London, today. By some reason, the soldiers were taken up and moved to a different place only a few years ago. Mrs. Hoage says “the first daisies that were brought to this contry were put on that hill” and she can remember when the entire hill was covered with them. The southern side had trenches on the east side of the Dixie Highway on and surrounding the site where the Pennington Hospital is now standing, which are very vivid today. The London City School being in the path bears a hole today from a cannon ball. Shot no doubt from the Southern forces. The new addition to the school hides the hole, but until recent years it could be seen being about ten inches in diameter. Zollie Coffer a southern general had camped at Wild Cat, Ky. but was forced to retreat when general Garrad and Lucas and Stratton two captains under him, all from Clay county, with a large crowd came in. He, on his retreat came through London and had...

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