Editor's Note: The following
materials first appeared in The Kentucky Genealogist some
An Early Cemetery in Ohio
This cemetery is located on the Old Leitchfield
Road, several miles east of Whitesville, Kentucky; and just east
of the Herbert Road, on the Ohio/Daviess County border, on the
Aud farm. The inscriptions were copied by Mr. M. J. Edgeworth,
March 4, 1964.
Brown, Nannie T., born 9/21/1847, died 9/26/1928.
Coleman, Lemuel T., born 6/16/1885, died 2/8/1908.
Crow, Elizabeth, wife of S. H., born 1/25/1829, died 2/26/1858.
Ellis, William P., born Goochland County, Virginia, 8/23/1780,
Ellis J. P. (Elder), born Shelby County, Kentucky, 10/18/1811,
Ellis, Jane S., wife, born Fairfax County, Virginia, 8/3/1811,
Ellis Luther C., born 2/10/1838, died 1/29/1892.
Ellis, Sallie E., wife, born 1/16/1849, died 1/4/1924.
Haynes, John R., born 5/4/1832, died 9/29/1925.
Haynes, Rebecca A., wife, born 3/7/1841, died 1/4/1914.
Huff, John J., born 1835, died 1910.
Huff, Mollie, born 1852, died 1912.
Kelley, Elizabeth, wife of J. T., born 7/27/1822, died 7/17/1890.
Lloyd, T. H., born 10/15/1854, died 8/11/1935.
Lloyd, Susan F., wife, born 3/9/1860, died 2/15/1904.
Lyons, John, died 7/13/1874, age 67 years.
Lyons, Kassandria, born 3/25/1818, died 3/27/1876.
McCarty, Frances O., dau. of J. M. & R. W., born 1/23/1854,
McCarty, Liza Hudson, died 6/3/1906, age 80 years.
McCarty, William W., born 2/2/1826, died 11/20/1910.
McCarty, Elizabeth E., born 2/25/1831, died 2/9/1911.
Norris, Lucy P., wife of H. C., born 2/25/1851, died 9/22/1889.
Ragsdale, Eliza A., wife of W. G., born 7/22/1826, died 5/2/1872.
Ragsdale, Bettie, born 6/3/1857, died 8/26/1865.
Taylor, Kitty A., wife of J. T., born 10/15/1848, died 12/9/1888.
Whitely, Henry, born 12/6/1817, died 3/8/1894.
Whitely, Ellen, wife, born 1/17/1821, died 6/1/1857.
Whitely, Henry (different marker), born 5/16/1834, died 4/18/1903.
Mitchell Family Cemetery,
Hopkins County, Kentucky
This cemetery is located in a wooded area
near Manitou, Kentucky. The inscriptions were copied in October
Mitchell, Samuel, died 7/11/1846; age 60
years, four months, and 14 days.
Mitchell, William G., died 5/4/1851; age 35 years, two months,
and 12 days.
Massey, Susan, wife of James E. I., died 5/16/1861.
Note: Samuel Mitchell, farmer of Manitou,
Hopkins County, Kentucky, had a wife, Susan B., who died ca.
1865; and three children. These children were Susan, wife of
William G. Mitchell; Ailcy Mitchell; and Samuel Y. Mitchell,
died 1848, Hopkins County, Kentucky. Samuel Y. Mitchell, who
was killed in a political argument, married August 11, 1842,
in Hopkins County, Kentucky, Temperance Tompkins, daughter of
William Tompkins; and had two children: Samuel Y. Mitchell, Jr.;
and Mary Rust Mitchell, born 1844. Mary Rust Mitchell married,
on October 20, 1863, in Hopkins County, Kentucky, Robert Jackson
The following Hopkins County, Kentucky, records
substantiate the above information:
Hopkins County, Kentucky, Will Book Five,
page 310, dated December 23, 1846: Estate appraisal of Samuel
Hopkins County, Kentucky, Will Book Five, page 320: Dower of
Susan B. Mitchell in estate of her dec'd husband, Samuel Mitchell.
Hopkins County, Kentucky, Will Book Six, page
1, dated May 24, 1848: Sale Bill of personal property of Samuel
Y. Mitchell, dec'd, as filed by Wm. Tompkins.
Hopkins County, Kentucky, Will Book Seven, page 151, dated June
1, 1853: Report of Temperance Mitchell, guardian for Samuel Y.
Mitchell and Mary R. Mitchell, heirs of Samuel Y. Mitchell, deceased.
Hopkins County, Kentucky, Deed Book 15, page 443: Listing children
and heirs of Samuel and Susan Mitchell.
Hopkins County, Kentucky, Deed Book 26, page 461, dated September
5, 1865: Robert J. and M. R. Rutherford sell to Sailcy Ann Morrow,
the one-sixth interest which came to M. R. Rutherford, as granddaughter
of Samuel and Susan B. Mitchell.
Hopkins County, Kentucky, Deed Book 12, page 29, dated October
13, 1845: William Tompkins gives Negroes to following children:
James Tompkins; William Tompkins; Samuel Tompkins; Polly, wife
of Marshall Dunkerson; Martha, wife of Nathaniel Lynn; Temperance,
wife of Samuel Y. Mitchell; Permutta Tompkins; and June Tompkins.
Note: Mary Rust Mitchell and Robert Jackson
Rutherford had a son, Edward Waller Rutherford, died 1942, in
Hopkins County, Kentucky, who married Ella Laura Taylor, 1874-1946.
Their daughter, Opal Rutherford, married November 8, 1929 (?),
in Hopkins County, Kentucky, now of Owensboro, Kentucky.
Wells Cemetery, Muhlenberg
Located about one-quarter of a mile northwest
of Highways 17 and 853, south of Greenville, Kentucky. Copied
November 16, 1963, by M. J. Edgeworth, Owensboro, Kentucky.
Drake, Ann W., died 5/17/1913, age 77 years.
Pruett, _____, infant daughter, born 11/3/1872, died 11/3/1872.
*Wells, Mosley P., born 3/21/1798, died 8/25/1867.
Wells, Luranney S., wife, born 12/21/1809, died 8/27/1896.
Wells, Alney W., born 7/25/1882, died 8/24/1886.
Wells, Dan, born 4/13/1885, died 10/24/1947.
Wells, Dorinda Keith, born 3/8/1842, died 8/22/1895.
Wells, Edgar, born 4/7/1875, died 3/1/1876.
Wells, Micagah, born 5/14/1844, died 8/17/1899.
Wells, Mosley C., son of M. P. & L., born 3/16/1839, died
Wells, Nancy L., daughter of M. P. & L., born 9/21/1837,
Wells, ____ infant son of Jos. J., Sr., & E. A., born 7/25/1859,
*A son of Micajah Wells (1772-1851) from
North Carolina to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. See Rothert's
History of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, page 39.
Trogdon Cemetery, Ohio County,
Located on the Ohio/Davies County border,
about one-quarter of a mile east of Pleasant Ridge, Kentucky.
Copied March 7, 1964, by M. J. Edgeworth, Owensboro, Kentucky.
Bates, J. H., "Co. K, 3rd Tenn. Inf."
Northern, James L., born 5/24/1848, died 11/28/1911, married
September 1878, Martha Trogden.
Northern, Martha, wife, born 4/19/1849, died 10/26/1920.
Northern, Leona, born 1/3/1883, died 1/6/1925.
Trogdon, Chesley, born 1/1/1812, died 12/1/1877.
Trogdon, Irene, wife, born 12/25/1814, died 2/21/1891.
Trogden, Nancy, wife of J. F., born 4/11/1850, died 12/22/1890.
Trogelin, Sarah E., wife of Aaron, died 8/11/1873, age 22 years.
Note: In this small cemetery, the name Trogden
was spelled three different ways on the various tombstones: Trogdon,
Trogden, and Trogelin.