Contributed by Jean Wells
Photographs made December 2012 by Ann Wickliffe. Used with her permission.
Sources: Names and dates from Marian G. Hammers' Cemeteries of Muhlenberg County Vol. 4. Annotations from Otto Rothert's History of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky [HISTORY]; Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Federal Census and Bass family history.
Location: From Greenville take Highway 62W to Highway 189. Turn South (Left) and go about 8 miles to the old Dr. Simpson Farm. Just past the brick home on left, turn right. Gate is locked and you need permission to enter property. The cemetery is on the left about 600 feet from the gate and near a large pond. It can be seen from the highway in the winter when leaves are off the trees.
In early records, the name appears sometimes as Imler.
Jacob Imbler October 4, 1797 - May 18, 1873
Jacob Imbler was born in North Carolina, the son of William J. Imbler and Frances “Franny” Sears. He married 17 October 1837 in Christian Co., Kentucky, to Martha “Patsy” Bass. [Rothert's HISTORY, page 85.]
Jacob and William Imbler are listed among the well-known first comers who lived in the Old Liberty and Murphy Lake Country along with John S. Atkinson, George O. Prowse, Jesse Murphy, Jacob Oglesby, Richard Thompson and others.
Rothert's HISTORY, page 386: “Jacob Imbler who lived west of Greenville raised over 2000 pounds of tobacco to the acre. It is said about the year 1850, he offered to bet $3000 that he could raise 3000 pounds of tobacco regardless the weather on any acre of ground he might select on his farm or in his neighborhood. The people were so well convinced that he could succeed that the wager was never accepted.”
A William Imbler was on the tax list for Muhlenberg County in 1799.
“wife of Jacob Imbler”
May 23, 1818 - November 13, 1884
Martha was the daughter of Jacob Bass Sr. and Nancy Webb.
Samuel W. Imbler
November 25, 1839 - February 19, 1862
Samuel was the son of Jacob Imbler and Martha “Patsy” Bass.
William A. Imbler
August 25, 1838 - September 1, 1862
William was the son of Jacob Imbler and Martha “Patsy” Bass.