Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cemeteries - Part III

Source: Findagrave.com

Cemetery Name                                             Interments      Percent Photographed

Ellis Cemetery                                                   53                                89%
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.67670, Longitude: -86.81920

Equality Cemetery                                            340                              50%
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.39476, Longitude: -87.07196

Evans Cemetery                                                24
Arnold, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.38445, Longitude: -86.64685

Ezell Cemetery                                                  15                                67%
Ohio County

Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery                  20                                95%
Rosine, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.48825, Longitude: -86.73553

Fairview Cemetery                                            581                              6%
Baizetown, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.38983, Longitude: -86.71507

Farris Cemetery
Olaton, Ohio County

Faught Cemetery                                              9
Beaver Dam, Ohio County

Felix Family Plot                                               2                                  50%
Ohio County

Ferguson Cemetery                                           4
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.44720, Longitude: -86.63190

Field Family Cemetery                                     2
Ohio County

Fisher Cemetery                                                220                              68%
McHenry, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.37690, Longitude: -86.91440

Fordsville Cemetery                                          2,079                           94%
Fordsville, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.63319, Longitude: -86.72207

Forman Cemetery                                             14                                93%
Ohio County

Frank Render Cemetery                                    57                                25%
See: Render Cemetery
Beaver Dam, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.41160, Longitude: -86.89410

French Cemetery                                               12                                42%
Pleasant Ridge, Ohio County

Friendship Community Cemetery                     240                              94%
Fordsville, Ohio County

Fulkerson Family Cemetery                              22                                68%
Ceralvo, Ohio County

Fulton Cemetery                                               1
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.29810, Longitude: -86.91030

Gamble Cemetery                                             1
Centertown, Ohio County

Gary Graveyard                                                6
Renfrow, Ohio County


Geary Cemetery                                                55                                91%
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.41448, Longitude: -86.66767

Geary Family Cemetery                                    3                                  100%
Horse Branch, Ohio County


Gentry-Patterson Cemetery                              10
Prentiss, Ohio County

Gentry-Petty Cemetery                                     127                              40%

Ohio County

Friday, November 27, 2015

Cemeteries - Part II

Source: Findagrave.com

Cemetery Name                                             Interments      Percent Photographed


Boswell Cemetery                                              6
Ohio County
           
Boyd Cemetery                                                  46
Hartford
           
Bratcher Cemetery                                             21
Ohio County

Brick House Cemetery                                       103                              14%
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.37821, Longitude: -86.77997

Brooks Family Cemetery                                   14                                14%
Haynesville

Brown Family Cemetery                                    1                                  100%
Hartford

Buford Community Cemetery                            1                                  100%
Buford, Ohio County
           
Burton Cemetery                                               14
Fordsville
           
Calvary Hill Cemetery                                       2
Beaver Dam, Ohio County
           
Camfield Family Burying Ground                     19                                84%
Beaver Dam, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.26292, Longitude: -86.93631
           
Canary Cemetery                                               3                                  100%
Fordsville, Ohio County
           
Cane Run Cemetery                                           136                              88%
Horse Branch, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.48366, Longitude: -86.69415

Carson Cemetery                                               451                              92%
Hartford, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.47000, Longitude: -86.94780
           
Carter Cemetery                                                 23                                52%
Rockport, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.34078, Longitude: -87.00044
           
Cedar Grove Church Cemetery                         2                                  50%
Olaton, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.51510, Longitude: -86.73932
           
Centertown Cemetery                                        1,137                           87%
Centertown, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.41750, Longitude: -86.99108

Central Grove Cemetery                                    581                              91%
Centertown, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.41171, Longitude: -86.96305

Ceralvo Cemetery                                              266                              83%
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.36634, Longitude: -87.03145
           
Chapman Cemetery                                           98                                66%
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.35890, Longitude: -86.95390
           
Chapman Community Cemetery                       32
See: Hudson Cemetery
Beda, Ohio County

Charles Hocker Burying Ground                       7                                  57%
See: Hocker Cemetery
Ohio County

Chinn Family Cemetery                                     52                                81%
Beaver Dam, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.32095, Longitude: -86.90638

Clark Cemetery near Fordsville                         17                                41%
Fordsville, Ohio County

Clark Grave Yard
Fordsville, Ohio County

Clark Grave Yard                                              5                                  40%
Dundee, Ohio County

Clear Run Cemetery                                          366                              94%
Hartford, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.53759, Longitude: -86.90018

Coleman Cemetery                                            4
Ohio County

Concord                                                             1
Hartford, Ohio County

Concord Cemetery                                             56                                73%
Ohio County

Condit Family Cemetery                                   6
Beaver Dam, Ohio County

Condit/Lindley Cemetery                                  41                                90%
See: Lindley Cemetery
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.45110, Longitude: -87.07080

Cooksey Family Cemetery                                 30                                23%
Ohio County

Cool Springs Cemetery                                      416                              45%
Beaver Dam, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.29350, Longitude: -86.88060

Cooper Cemetery                                               11                                36%
Beaver Dam, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.40047, Longitude: -86.89988

Cow Creek Cemetery                                        1
Ohio County

Craig Burial Grounds                                         2
Fordsville, Ohio County

Craig Cemetery                                                  4
Ohio County

Crow Cemetery                                                 5
Fordsville, Ohio County

Crowder Family Cemetery                                5
Ohio County

Crume Cemetery                                                64                                95%
See: Shiloh Cemetery
Ohio County

Daugherty Cemetery                                          64                                89%
Flint Springs, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.34106, Longitude: -86.72234

Davison Family Cemetery                                 20                                95%
Fordsville, Ohio County

Day Cemetery                                                    21                   
See: Bratcher Cemetery
Ohio County

Deanefield Cemetery                                         161                              92%
Deanefield, Ohio County

Dennis Cemetery                                               29                                72%
Cool Springs, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.29892, Longitude: -86.86843

Dick Horny Taylor Cemetery                            28                                79%
Echols, Ohio County

Dockery Cemetery                                             28
Beaver Dam, Ohio County

Dodson King/Cemetery                                     37                                95%
Buford, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.56670, Longitude: -86.95580

Duke Cemetery                                                  27
Dukehurst, Ohio County

East Fairview Cemetery                                     50                                12%
Baizetown, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.38980, Longitude: -86.71517

East Providence Cemetery                                 134                              81%
Prentiss, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.33575, Longitude: -86.84167

Echols Cemetery                                                837                              67%
Echols, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.33295, Longitude: -86.96544

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CEMETERIES – Part I

CEMETERIES – Part I

It is unknown exactly how many cemeteries are located within the borders of Ohio County.  The local historical organizations have researched this question for many years and have published books with extensive information. Also, volunteers are currently hard at work cleaning up long forgotten cemeteries. Another good source of information is Findagrave.com, which is a volunteer-driven web site, with some maps, marker photos, and other detailed information. If you are not familiar with Findagrave, it is a wonderful research source, and I encourage you to add your information to the Findagrave site – which is easy to do. As I write this, Findagrave has 337 cemeteries listed for Ohio County. Here is part of the list (the first 40 of 337):

Cemetery Name                                             Interments      Percent Photographed

Adaburg Baptist Church Cemetery                216                  26%
Adaburg, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.59168, Longitude: -86.85249
           
Adam Brown Cemetery                                  32                    97%
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.31372, Longitude: -86.92390

Aetnaville Cemetery                                       115                  77%
Aetnaville, Ohio County   
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.67805, Longitude: -86.79463                            

African American Bethel Cemetery               23                    35%
Horton, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.44546, Longitude: -86.81065

Alexander Cemetery                                       220                  83%
Hartford, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.48330, Longitude: -86.92360

Alford Family Cemetery                                 1
Ohio County

Allen Cemetery                                               13                    46%
Ohio County

Alms House Cemetery                                    77                    3%
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.45148, Longitude: -86.86383

Ambrose Cemetery                                         11
Ohio County

Antioch Cemetery                                           178                 29%
Adaburg, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.59693, Longitude: -86.86246
           
Antioch Cemetery                                           184                  53%
Horse Branch, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.40468, Longitude: -86.62962

Arnold Cemetery                                            14
Ohio County

Arnold Cemetery                                            89                    57%
Arnold, Ohio County

Arnold Ridge Cemetery                                 6
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.44310, Longitude: -86.67360

Ashley Cemetery                                            3
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.55920, Longitude: -86.88250

Aunt Jane Tichenor Cemetery                        41                    41%
Matanzas, Ohio County
           
Aunt Nellie Davis Cemetery                           77                    77%
See: Nellie Davis Cemetery 
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.39151, Longitude: -87.07753
           
Austin Cemetery                                             50                    64%
Beaver Dam, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.39212, Longitude: -86.88108
           
Axton Cemetery                                             128                  80%
Olaton, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.53280, Longitude: -86.72560
                       
Babbitt-Smith Cemetery                                 12                    33%
Fordsville, Ohio County

Baird Family Cemetery                                   30                    63%
Beda, Ohio County
           
Baizetown Cemetery                                      48                    67%
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.37890, Longitude: -86.71310
           
Barnett Cemetery                                            7                      29%
Fordsville, Ohio County
           
Barnett's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery      285                  57% 
Bells Run, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.54602, Longitude: -86.93463
           
Barrett Burying Ground                                 5
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.55125, Longitude: -86.71509

Barrett Burying Ground #2                            9
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.54832, Longitude: -86.72492

Bean Cemetery                                               40                    8%
Sulphur Springs, Ohio County
           
Beatty Cemetery                                             7
Fordsville, Ohio County

Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery          333                  88%
Beaver Dam, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.39825, Longitude: -86.87589
           
Beda Cemetery                                               9
Ohio County

Bell Cemetery                                                 117                  96%
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.45250, Longitude: -87.06110
           
Bell's Run Baptist Church Cemetery              447                  58%
Bells Run, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.59295, Longitude: -86.92939
           
Bellamy Cemetery                                          16                    100%
Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.63970, Longitude: -86.80170       
      
Ben Long Graveyard                                      1
Hartford, Ohio County

Bennett Cemetery African American             18
Equality, Ohio County

Benton Family Cemetery                                17                    88%
Heflin, Ohio County
           
Bethel Cemetery                                             421                  70%
Horton, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.44502, Longitude: -86.81032
           
Beulah Cumberland Presbyterian Cem           349                  48%
Beda, Ohio County
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.50810, Longitude: -86.94777
           
Black Cemetery                                              57                    7%
Hartford, Ohio County
                       


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

WILLIAM G. DUNCAN

WILLIAM G. DUNCAN, superintendent of McHenry Mines, postmaster and express agent, Ohio County, is the son of Andrew Duncan, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, who came to America in 1855, and first settled in Pottsville, Penn. He remained there but a short time, however, but went to Airdrie, Muhlenbergh Co., Ky.  Being a practical miner he took a contract to sink a shaft for R. S. C. A. Alexander, at Airdrie, Ky.  Afterward he opened a mine at Paradise, and then went to Butler County, Aberdeen. Twelve years ago he came to McHenry and opened the first mine, becoming one of the owners, and was superintendent until his death, which occurred May 25, 1877. His widow is still living at McHenry. They had eight children, of whom William G. Duncan is the eldest, and was born in Hollytown, Scotland, September 4, 1851; Mary, wife of Oliver C. Roll; Jennie, wife of W. D. Hamilton; D. S. Duncan, druggist, at McHenry Mines; Andrew J., late superintendent of Echols Mine, killed at the age of twenty-one, October 23, 1882; Jennette; Ella; and Maggie. Mr. Duncan was married May 16, 1878, to Mary H., youngest daughter of William Hamilton, also of Glasgow, Scotland. Mrs. Duncan was born in Airdrie, Ky., October 12, 1860. They have two children: Katie Belle, born May 13, 1879, and Andrew Wallace, born July 27, 1880. Mr. Duncan began mining at the age of twelve years, and is a practical miner, thoroughly understanding all parts of the business. He is now one of the three owners of the mines, and is also secretary and superintendent. Mr. Duncan is a self-made man, honest and upright in all his business relations, and has the highest reputation in both commercial and social circles.


Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  William Graham Duncan died 10 June 1929 in Muhlenberg County, KY. I found no records for his place of burial.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

School Days Story - Select, Ohio County

SCHOOL DAYS STORY – SELECT, OHIO CO. KY

Part of Oral History Interview
With my Grandmother, Eva (Smith) Cox
1889 - 1988
November 7, 1976 audio tape
  
Oral histories are stories that living individuals tell about their past, or about the past of other people.   It was not until the late 1960's when I had become hooked on genealogy that I realized how important it was to preserve oral history with my family members.  It finally dawned on me that all the old family stories being told around my grandmother’s dining table were a critical first phase of genealogical research and data preservation, and so I bought a tape recorder and always took it to my grandmother’s house and to my parents when I visited them. 
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In my grandmother’s day, children attended school in between helping make crops on the farm – sometimes going only three or four months at a time.  Grandmother attended Bunker Hill school – a one room framed school house where several grades were taught.  At some point, both she and my grandfather attended a school at Select.

Most of the time the Smith children walked to school about two miles from their home.  Sometimes when the weather was rainy and cold, they went in the buggy, or else stayed at home.  Once in a while her brothers rode their horse.  They carried sandwiches for lunch in syrup buckets most of the time.

School usually started about eight o’clock and lasted until about four o’clock.  Every morning after the teacher rang the school bell, the day began with the Pledge of Allegiance, as the students stood beside their desks facing the flag and reciting.  Lessons included reading, spelling, arithmetic, grammar, penmanship and geography.

When my grandmother first started to school, the first step was to learn the alphabet.  Spelling and reading came next.  Then they learned to print – writing came later.  Number work came soon and it was a terrifying experience to have to stand up at the blackboard to do a sum before all those watching eyes.

Teachers often boarded in homes of residents near the school.

Grandmother remembered that she was punished once because she had her feet out in the aisle and the teacher told her to put her feet under her desk and keep them there.  When she forgot, Mr. Birch Shields, her teacher at the time, made her stand up and hold out her hand, whereupon he applied a wooden ruler to the palm of her hand.  It really embarrassed her.  There were strict rules of behavior in the classroom and punishment for infringement thereof.

~.~

One day while some of the family was sitting around my grandmother’s dining table, discussing old times in Ohio County, Kentucky, my aunt, asked my grandmother to tell us about her school days and teachers, and she told the following little stories: “Oh, tell us about your school days at Select and the story about Aunt Ella.”

Grandmother:  “Oh, my goodness, I don’t want to go into that.  Oh, they had teachers down there and everyone they got – the kids were so mean they ran them off.  And they finally got one teacher – his name was Mr. Floyd.  He was tall and had coal-black hair, and dark eyes, and teeth about that long. (Measuring, laughing.) And I’m telling you, when he got there, he told them that he had come to teach that school and they were going to mind him, and he meant it.  And it was grown girls and boys at that day and age.  And he give orders.  And that little clock set up on that table, and you could hear that clock tick all the time.  And that man could make noise…I’m telling you!  That man would pop his teeth and you’d think he was going to break them.  (Laughing.)  Oh, he was strict.  But he went on…he came back and finished that school out; he came back and taught another school.  And us kids then were just about grown.

“In that day and time, they had platforms, and the blackboard was across the front of the room, and it had two long benches, on this side and on that side.  And you had to stand up to read.  Or, if it was arithmetic, you had to go to the blackboard.  Well, Ella was reading, and Ella couldn’t read too good, I reckon…she couldn’t pronounce her words too good, and the teacher got to mocking her.  She just dropped that book and she just looked at him.  He told her to go on reading.  Ella just looked at him, and she said, “I’ll read when you quit mocking me.”

“And he had a cane and he would always pop it real loud on that bench.  And she was standing right up to him, too.  And Mr. Shields – that was your Aunt Evelyn’s husband, he was a teacher and he just happened to be there visiting.  And he got up and….he always loved Ella…always thought a lot of her when she was his size…and he told her, “You can read – go on.”  And he talked to her and got her to go on.  But Ella wasn’t going to do it.  And Mr. Floyd (or maybe she said Mr. Lloyd) told her, “Go on and read like I told you to.”  And she would start and he would start mocking her.  And she just dropped that book.  But Mr. Birch Shields smoothed things over and she read.  (Ella was two years younger than my grandmother.)

“Then one time I got into it for putting my foot in the aisle.  And he told me not to, but I forgot and did it again.  And he came over across my legs like that with his cane.  I thought I was killed.  (Laughing.)  I never put my feet out like that again.  He told me to keep them under my desk, but I just forgot; I didn’t do it on purpose.  I was studying my lesson, and “whack,” he taken me.

“Now Mr. Shields, he was a good teacher.  But when he got the headache, you’d better look out.  He was strict.”

 “Tell us which teacher it was who made Granddaddy march around that stove at school.”

Grandmother:  “I’m not for sure, but it seems to me like it was Birch Shields.”
 
 “And why did he make him march around it?  Because he had done something?”

Grandmother:  “I don’t remember that.”

(My dad took up the story):  “He put a little coal in the stove, just to be moving around and getting up…to get attention.  But it didn’t need any.  And the teacher told him if he was cold, to sit down by the stove.  And so he sat down by the stove.  And of course it got hot.  So the teacher told him, “Put a little more coal in the stove.  And just march around the stove.”  And then he told him to put a little more coal in.  And of course the stove got hotter and hotter.  And Daddy said in a little while, that stove was red hot.  And he would let him make about two rounds and tell him to put a little more in. And keep marching. It taught him a lesson.”
~.~

Tell about the fascinators you wore to school.

Grandmother:  “Oh, yes, in that time, they called them a fascinator.  They were pink and blue and white.  You could buy any color you wanted, and put them over your head and tied them under each end and keep you warm.  And they were pretty, too.  The rest of the year, the girls all wore bonnets.  We had pretty percale bonnets that mother made.  Red, blue and different colors.  Mother made our dresses and slips.  She had a sewing machine and loved to sew.  We bought our shoes at Beaver Dam – went to town in a wagon. “

Now tell about Auntie fighting at Bunker Hill when you started home from school. (Auntie” was my grandmother’s older sister, Mary Elizabeth Smith, called “Lizzie”, who later married Earnest Everett Sandefur).

Grandmother:  (Laughter).  “Well, I was quite small and Auntie was four years older than me.  But from the time we got out of school after we had started home, and there was boys and girls all the way, and they would have a fight.  They chunked at each other, playing, you know.  Not really fighting…just scuffling.  And I think they called it the battle of Bunker Hill.  Auntie would pull off her fascinator and that’s where they would have their last battle on their way home.  They would get her fascinator and throw it up in the trees…so it would catch up in the trees. 

There were three roads and they turned one way and we turned the other.  And she would get their cap - and no telling what she did do with that – probably went higher than the tree, knowing Auntie - (her sister Mary Elizabeth ).”

Jerri:  Where did you go to buy your shoes and clothes when you got ready to go to school?” 

Grandmother:   “Beaver Dam.  Most of the time.  But they had a good store at Select.  They had shoes there, and grocery stores, post office, and a drugstore.”
  

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Class in front of Bunker Hill School in Ohio County, November 5, 1909. Photo by Schroeter, contributed to An Ohio River Portrait Collection by Carmen Kittinger. KHS Collections.

Bunker Hill School where the Smith children went to school.  One of my Grandmother’s teachers was Birch Shields, who later married my grandfather’s sister, Martha Evelyn Cox, daughter of James William Cox and Mary Elizabeth (Mitchell).

~ Contributed by Janice Brown