Old Liberty Cemetery

Transcribed and contributed by Jean Wells

Old Liberty Cemetery Sign

Old Liberty Cemetery

Old Liberty Cemetery

From Otto A. Rothert's A History of Muhlenberg County (1913):

Page 104: Liberty Church was built by pioneers in the early history of the county - in 1816

Page 85: More people have ancestors buried at Old Liberty than any other grave yard in the county.

Page 108 by Richard T. Martin: Soon after Liberty was built a grave yard was started near the church. This burying-ground has slowly increased, and now a number of the people of the neighborhood, including some of those who attended Liberty school and church during, before, or after my youth sleep within its confines.

Directions

From Greenville take Highway 62W to Highway 189. Turn left on Highway 189 and go about 4 miles to the Greens Chapel Road. Turn right on Greens Chapel Road and go about 1 mile. The cemetery is on right side of the road. It is well maintained and still in use. Some of the older stones are so black they cannot be read. Others are broken and on the ground. One has “sisters” on back of the base. The top has fallen and face down with Yucca plants grown up around it.

Transcription

  1. Rev. Adlai Boyd
    26 November 1804 - 31 December 1881

    Adlai Boyd was the son of John Boyd and Elizabeth Leach Boyd. He married (1) Joannah (Joanne) Cessna 09 September 1828; then after her death (2) unknown. They moved to Henderson Co., KY. He was visiting in Muhlenberg County, when he took sick and died. He was a well-known Cumberland Presbyterian minister.

    There is a large new double stone for Adlai and Joannah. It spells his name “Adlia” and her name “Joanne.”

    Tombstone of Adlai and Joannah Boyd

  2. Joannah, wife of Rev. A. Boyd
    02 February 1803 - 03 January 1864

    Joannah was the daughter of Robert J. and Elizabeth Culbertson Cessna. She married 09 September 1828 to Adlai Boyd. Her old stone is on the ground.

    Tombstone of Joannah Boyd

  3. Margaret C. Boyd
    25 March 1832 - 07 May 1839

    Margaret was the daughter of Adlai and Joannah Cessna Boyd.

  4. D.W. Brothers
    26 August 1844 - 19 December 1906

    David W. was born in Tennessee, the son of Francis and Margaret Brothers. He married 18 September 1866 to Mary Luro Johnston.

    The stone is a tall monolith with D.W. Brothers on one side and M.L. Brothers on opposite side. The word “HOPE” is on left side.

    Tombstone of David W. Brothers

  5. M.L. Brothers
    27 February 1843 - 09 February 1915

    Mary Luro was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Wells Johnston. She married 18 September 1866 to David W. Brothers.

    Tombstone of Mary Luro Brothers

  6. Samuel Brothers
    January 1860 - 27 December 1914

    Sam was the son of Francis and Margaret Brothers.

  7. Sarah Ellen Brothers
    01 April 1844 - 12 August 1876

    Sarah was the daughter of Josiah and Nancy Moore Dukes. She married 09 November 1865 in Muhlenberg Co., KY, to Francis Brothers.

    Francis Brothers was born May 1847 in Tennessee, the son of Francis and Margaret Brothers. He died 28 March 1926 and is buried at Hight Cemetery in Hopkins Co., KY.

  8. Walter W., son of D.W. & M. Brothers
    11 October 1878 - 03 November 1881

    Walter was the son of David W. and Mary Luro Johnston Brothers.

    Tombstone of Walter W. Brothers

  9. Betty Rice Covington
    29 October 1884 - 12 February 1965

    Betty was the daughter of Robert Benjamin Rice and Polina Elizabeth Dukes. She married (1) John F. Jameson; then (2) John Covington.

  10. Earnie Covington
    02 December 1924 - 04 January 1984

    Earnie was the son of John and Betty Rice Covinton.

    Tombstone of Earnie Covington

  11. Lewis Eades
    30 May 1818 - 19 July 1899

    Lewis was the son of Samuel and Nancy Williams Eades. He married before 1848 to Nancy J. Elliot.

  12. Nancy J. Eades
    22 March 1826 - 16 September 1904

    Nancy's maiden name was Elliot. She was the wife of Lewis Eades.

  13. Estell D. Elkins
    20 April 1908 - 12 August 1911

    Estell was the daughter of Ellie and Laura P. Davis Elkins.

    This is a double stone with brother William F. Elkins with the words, “children of E.E. and L.P. Elkins.” The graves are covered with concrete with small shells & stones embedded.

  14. William F. Elkins
    17 January 1913 - 26 January 1913

    William was the son of Ellie and Laura P. Davis Elkins.

  15. A.M. Hall
    05 May 1878 - 31 January 1908

    Alvin Marshall Hall was the son of Thomas Henry and Fanny Mae Peek Hall. He married 02 September 1907 in Muhlenberg Co., KY, to Blanche Lile.

    Tombstone for Alvin Marshall Hall

  16. Elmo Eugene Hall
    02 May 1916 - 24 June 1973

    Eugene was the son of Willie Clarence and Tee Anna Atkinson Hall and the twin brother to Eula B. Hall.

    Tombstone of Eugene Elmo Hall

  17. Eula B. Hall
    02 May 1916 - 27 September 1917

    Eula was the daughter of of Willie Clarence and Tee Anna Atkinson Hall and the twin sister to Eugene Elmo Hall.

  18. Fanny Mae Hall
    05 March 1840 - 15 June 1911

    Fanny Mae was born in Caldwell Co., KY, the daughter of Thomas W. and Frances Marshall Peek. She married 14 June 1866 in Caldwell Co., KY, to Thomas Henry Hall. Her name may have been Frances Marion Peek.

  19. Hugh Wilson Hall Jr.
    24 May 1947 - 25 May 1947

    Hugh was born and died in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Hugh Wilson Hall Sr. and Jean Strong Hall. Hugh Sr. brought Hugh Jr. back to Old Liberty for burial.

    Tombstone of Hugh Wilson Hall Jr.

  20. John Buren Hall
    15 December 1922 - 17 September 1927

    John was the son of Willie Clarence and Tee Anna Atkinson Hall.

  21. Thomas Henry Hall
    02 March 1841 - 11 August 1913

    Thomas was born in Tennessee, the son of Thomas and Susan Fisher Hall. He married 14 June 1866 in Caldwell Co., KY, to Fanny Mae Peek.

  22. W.C. Hall
    29 November 1871 - 24 November 1948
    Tee Anna Hall
    29 December 1883 - 22 May 1972

    Willie Clarence was born in Lyon Co., KY, the son of Thomas Henry and Fanny Mae Peek Hall. He married 25 September 1901 in Muhlenberg Co., KY, to Tee Anna Atkinson.

    Tee Anna Atkinson Hall died in Christian Co., KY. She was the daughter of John Swan Atkinson and Sarah Jerrdon Reddick. She married 25 September 1901 to Willie Clarence Hall in Muhlenberg Co., KY.

    Tombstone of W.C. and Tee Anna Hall

  23. Jos. Hendricks
    Co. K 8th Ky. Cav.

    There are no dates on this stone. This is a Civil War Military stone.

    This may be Joseph Hendrick born about 1835 and died before 1924. He married (1) Elizabeth; (2) Sarah Ann Reno 27 August 1874. Sarah Ann and a daughter are buried at Greens Chapel Cemetery.

    Tombstone of Joseph Hendricks

  24. Bland T. Jameson
    03 November 1851 - 18 May 1894

    Bland was born in Tennessee, the son of John and Elizabeth Townsend Jameson. He married 07 January 1878 in Muhlenberg Co., KY, to M.E. Harkins.

  25. Carrie Jameson
    Born Unknown - 09 August 1889

  26. Elvin Jameson
    14 July 1914 - 05 December 1969

  27. Etty Jameson
    17 November 1889 - Died: could not read date on stone

    Etty was the daughter of J.T. Jameson; mother's could not be read.

  28. J.A. Jameson
    02 October 1849 - 13 September 1924
    Mary E. Jameson
    09 November 1855 - 09 November 1936

    James A. “Jim” was the son of John W. Sr. and Elizabeth “Bettie” Townsend Jameson. He married 08 June 1871 in Muhlenberg Co., KY, to Mary E. Richardson.

    Mary was the daughter of William P. and Sarah M. Lamb Richardson.

    Tombstone of J.A. and Mary E. Jameson

  29. Jennie Bell Jameson
    May 1875 - 1955

    Jennie was the daughter of William Weller and Ida Susan Edwards Rice. She married 13 January 1895 to William M. Jameson.

  30. John Jameson
    1827 - 1865
    Elizabeth Jameson
    1827 - 1912

    John W. Jameson Sr. was born in Bedford Co., TN. He married Elizabeth “Bettie” Townsend.

    Elizabeth “Bettie”, 26 February 1827 - 07 November 1912, was born in Bedford Co., TN, the daughter of Johnson and Mary Moppin Townsend, both of Virginia. She married John W. Jameson.

    Tombstone of John and Elizabeth Jameson

  31. John F. Jameson
    21 August 1872 - 25 January 1916

    John F. was the son of James A. Jameson and Mary E. Richardson. He married (1) 04 December 1893 to Lucy Luvisa Lile. Married (2) Betty Rice.

    This is part of a triple stone that includes Lola Jameson [see below].

    Tombstone of John F. Jameson

  32. John W. Jameson Jr.
    10 March 1859 - 02 June 1910

    John Jr. was born in Tennessee, the son of John W. Sr. and Elizabeth “Bettie” Townsend Jameson. He married about 1888 in Kentucky to Ella T.

    Tombstone of John W. Jameson Jr.

  33. Lola Jameson
    15 August 1903 - 15 August 1916

    Lola was the daughter of John F. Jameson and Betty Rice.

    Tombstone of Lola Jameson

  34. Phineas Jameson
    21 August 1890 - 09 October 1964

    Phineas was the son of James A. and Mary E. Richardson Jameson.

    Tombstone of Phineas Jameson

  35. William M. “Willie” Jameson
    August 1874 - 1936

    William was the son of James A. and Mary E. Richardson Jameson. He married 13 January 1895 to Jennie Bell Rice.

  36. Richmon Pace Janes
    18 July 1853 - 29 January 1867

    Richmond was born in Bedford Co., Tn., the son of Melchisedeck and Zilpha Ann Pace Janes and the grandson of Richmond and Sarah Charles Pace. As of June 2012, this stone is broken in three pieces and is on the ground.

    Richmon Pace Janes

  37. J.E. Johnston
    21 September 1877 - 27 September 1877

  38. Francis, Husband of Mary King
    17 March 1812 - 21 November 1874

    Francis was the son of William and Rebecca King. He married in Tennessee to Mary Mullins. After Francis died, Mary returned to Tennessee. She was born about 1816 and died 08 August 1877.

    Tombstone of Francis King

  39. Shirley Ann Kinney
    23 January 1941 - 25 February 2002

    Shirley was born in Florida and died in Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY. She married 07 February 1970 to John Orion Kinney.

  40. Ammy R. Lovell
    30 September 1878 - 16 October 1878
    Infant of J.M. and W.M. Lovell

  41. C.H. Lovell
    22 September 1882 - 28 September 1883
    The son of C.B. and E.S. Lovell

  42. Charles W. “Charlie” Lovell
    20 May 1827 - 19 May 1894

    Charles was the son of Michael Lovell and Rachel Eades. He married Sarah Catharine Akers.

  43. Daisy M. Lovell
    04 April 1872 - 15 May 1872
    The daughter of J.M. and W.M. Lovell

  44. Eliza A., wife of John Lovell
    05 March 1825 - 18 December 1863
    “She was a tender mother and affectionate wife and christian”

    Eliza Ann (or Amelia) Gibbs married 22 October 1846 in Muhlenberg Co., KY, to John Lovell.

    Tombstone of Eliza A. Lovell

  45. James Wilson Lovell
    No dates on stone. Just the word “Deceased”

  46. Jeanette, wife of Wm. Lovell
    26 May 1845 - 14 February 1879

    Same as Mary Jeanetta Lovell 1845-1879 on triple stone with W.M. Lovell and Mary Jane Lovell.

  47. John Lovell
    16 January 1813 - 24 June 1892

    John was born and died in Muhlenberg Co., KY, the son of Michael Lovell and Mary Ann Ingram. He married 22 October 1846 in Muhlenberg Co., KY, to Eliza Ann (or Amelia) Gibbs.

    Tombstone of John Lovell

  48. John T. Lovell
    11 October 1849 - 26 April 1851

    John T. was born and died in Muhlenberg Co., KY, the son of Charles W. Lovell and Sarah Catharine Akers.

  49. Leona Lovell
    01 August 1872 - 17 September 1875

    Leona was the daughter of John Lovell and Priscilla Ann Barnes.

  50. Lizzie Mae Lovell
    11 May 1887 - 24 June 1887

    Lizzie was the daughter of George B. Lovell and Elizabeth Pittman.

  51. Malchum Lovell
    20 December 1869 - 07 February 1870

    Malchum was the son of William Lovell.

  52. Mary Ann Lovell
    1794 - 16 October 1823

    Mary Ann Ingram was born in Virginia and died in Muhlenberg Co., KY. She married 17 December 1810 in Logan Co., KY, to Michael Lovell.

    This may be the oldest marked grave in the cemetery.

  53. Mary Jane Lovell
    21 September 1844 - 05 January 1916

    Mary Jane was the daughter of Simeon Roark and Cynthia Martin. She married W.M. Lovell. Kentucky Death Certificate #2846

  54. Mary S. Lovell
    12 November 1834 - 08 February 1909

    Mary S. was born in Tennessee, the daughter of Joseph Mitchell and Lucy Jane Walker. She married 18 August 1853 to Samuel B. Lovell.

  55. Mary Lilla Lovell
    03 February 1868 - 31 March 1887

    Mary Lilla was the daughter of Charles W. Lovell and Sarah Catharine Akers.

  56. Matilda Jane Lovell
    06 October 1855 - 24 November 1936

    Matilda died in Ohio Co., KY, the daughter of Charles W. Lovell and Sarah Catherine Akers.

    She and Susan Elizabeth Lovell may share a tombstone: the headstone has fallen and the base displays the one, visible word “Sisters”

  57. Michael Lovell
    Departed this life February 26, 1874

    Michael was born about 1784 in Maryland. He married 17 December 1810 in Logan Co., KY, to Mary Ann Ingram.

    Tombstone of Michael Lovell

  58. Michael L. Lovell
    17 April 1858 - 13 July 1861

    Michael L. was the son of Charles W. Lovell and Sarah Catharine Akers.

  59. Michael M. Lovell
    19 June 1874 - 09 November 1893

    Michael W. was the son of William Michael Lovell and Mary Janette Gibbs.

  60. Morgan M. Lovell
    18 September 1862 - 10 October 1888

  61. Ottie & Lottie, twin children of M.M. and E. Lovell
    26 September 1887 - 26 September 1887

    Ottie was a son and Lottie a daughter of Morgan M. and E. Lovell.

    This obelisk has Morgan M. Lovell on one side, and Ottie and Lottie Lovell on the other.

    Tombstone of Ottie & Lottie Lovell

  62. Priscilla Ann Lovell
    June 1836 - 1925

    Priscilla Ann Barnes was the wife of John Lovell.

  63. R.A., daughter of C.W. and S.C. Lovell
    07 August 1853 - 04 July 1861

    Rachel was the daughter of Charles W. Lovell and Sarah Catharine Akers Lovell.

  64. S.B. Lovell
    19 February 1830 - 15 April 1890

    Samuel was the son of Michael Lovell and Rachel Eades. He married 18 August 1853 to Mary S. Mitchell.

  65. Sarah Ann Lovell
    17 February 1817 - 19 August 1855, age 37

    Sarah was the daughter of Michael Lovell and Mary Ann Ingram.

  66. S.C., wife of C.W. Lovell
    19 July 1832 - 21 September 1906

    Sarah Catharine was the daughter of Larkin N. Akers and Sally Harrison. She married Charles W. Lovell.

  67. Susan E. Lovell
    03 July 1865 - 08 May 1913

    Susan Elizabeth “Bettie” was the daughter of Charles W. Lovell and Sarah Catharine Akers. Kentucky Death Certificate #13970.

    She and Matilta Jane Lovell may share a tombstone: the headstone has fallen and the base displays the one, visible word “Sisters.”

  68. Timothy Lovell
    19 February 1877 - 17 August 1886

    Timothy was the son of Thomas J. and Emma Lovell.

  69. W.M. Lovell
    1835 -
    Mary Jennetta Lovell
    1845 - 1879
    Mary Jane Lovell
    1844 - 1916

    William Michael was the son of Michael Lovell and Rachel Eades. He was married twice: (1) Mary Jennetta Gibbs and (2) 03 December 1879 to Mary Jane Roark.

    Mary Jennetta [Gibbs] Lovell has a separate tombstone.

    Mary Jane was the daughter of Simeon Roark and Cynthia Martin. Kentucky Death Certificate #2846

    Tombstone of W.M., Mary Jennetta & Mary Jane Lovell

  70. William Tunson Lovell
    “Deceased”
    No dates on stone

  71. Bettie M., daughter of E. and L.S. Luckett
    04 November 1902 - 08 February 1906

    Bettie was the daughter of Estil W. Luckett and Lena Shelton. They are buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.

  72. David A. Luckett
    03 November 1831 - [No Date of Death]
    Elizabeth G. Luckett
    28 November 1834 - 22 March 1900

    David was the son of Hiram H. Luckett and Mary Jane Robinson. He married Elizabeth G. Morton 04 November 1863 in Ohio Co., KY.

    Elizabeth G. Morton was born in Ohio Co., KY. She married 04 November 1863 in Ohio Co., KY, to David A. Luckett.

    There is a wrought iron fence around the 4 Luckett graves. David and Elizabeth's is a large double stone.

    Tombstone of D.A. and Elizabeth G. Luckett

  73. Infant son of E. and L. Luckett
    Died 13 August 1886

    The son of Estil W. Luckett and Lena Shelton

  74. Anna Martin
    16 March 1788 - 19 June 1869
    Aged 81 years, 3 months, and 13 days

    Anna Lockridge Martin was the wife of Hutson Martin.

    Tombstone of Anna Martin

  75. Dabney M. Martin
    18 June 1835 - 09 April 1863

    Dabney was the son of Thomas Lawrence Martin and Mahala Bell.

  76. Hutson Martin
    10 January 1778 - “Departed this life” 07 July 1838
    “Our Father has gone…”

    Hutson was born in Virginia, the son of Thomas Martin and Susannah Walker. He married Anna Lockridge. This stone has fallen to the ground.

    Tombstone of Hutson Martin

  77. Jane, wife of Wm. Martin
    22 October 1776 - 09 September 1851

    Jane Campbell was born in Virginia.

    Tombstone of Jane Martin

  78. Mahala Bell Martin
    07 December 1811 - 14 June 1886

    Mahala was the daughter of William Bell. She married 17 March 1831 in Muhlenberg Co., KY, to Thomas Lawrence Martin.

  79. Thomas L. Martin
    04 May 1801 - 20 December 1874

    Thomas Lawrence Martin born in Woodford Co., KY, the son of William Martin and Jane Campbell. He married 17 March 1831 in Muhlenberg Co., KY, to Mahala Bell.

  80. William Martin
    13 December 1776 - 05 November 1851

    William was born in Virginia, the son of Thomas Martin and Susannah Walker. He married Jane Campbell.

    Tombstone of William Martin

  81. Abigail, wife of J. McCracken
    04 May 1800 - 07 May 1868

    Abigail was wife of John McCracken. In the 1860 Muhlenberg Co., KY, Census, Abigail McCracken is listed as age 60, born North Carolina, and in the household of Henry C. McCracken age 22 and born Tennessee.

  82. John McCracken
    15 October 1784 - 27 April 1860

    John married to Abigail.

  83. Alana D'Ann Milam
    13 May 1967 - 01 May 2003

    Alana was the daughter of John Orion McKinney and Shirley Ann Dukes. She was married to Jeffery Milam.

  84. Michael W. Murphy
    1966 - 2008
    Funeral home marker

  85. Sarah Collins Murphy
    15 September 1967 - 01 June 1985

    This is a triple stone with Emily Murphy Pruitt and Joe Pruitt.

  86. Richmon Pace
    09 September 1799 - 15 November 1862

    Richmond was born Surrey Co., NC, the son of Edmund Marion Pace and Sarah Elizabeth Walker. He married about 1818 Franklin Co., TN, to Sarah “Sally” Charles.

    Tombstone of Richmon Pace

  87. Sarah Pace
    07 June 1800 - 15 March 1872

    Sarah “Sally” married about 1818 Franklin Co., TN, to Richmond Pace. She may have been the daughter of Oliver Charles and Elizabeth Heath.

    Tombstone for Sarah Pace

  88. Emily Murphy Pruitt
    23 February 1937 - 27 March 2002

    Emily was born in Robertson Co., TN. She was married to Joe Pruitt.

    This is a triple stone with Sarah Collins Murphy and Joe Pruitt.

    Tombstone of Emily Pruitt

  89. C.Y. Shelton
    Died 1887

    From Otto A. Rothert's A History of Muhlenberg County 1913, page 107:
    “C.Y. Shelton moved to Arizona in 1864. He died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1887. He was buried at Old Liberty Cemetery.”

  90. Edward, son of T.J. and E.J. Shelton
    29 November 1852 - 24 December 1857

    Edward was the son of Thomas Jefferson Shelton and Elizabeth Jane Fuller.

  91. E.J. Shelton
    12 November 12 1836 -
    “Only sleeping”

    Elizabeth Jane died March 15, 1912, the daughter Of Stanford Fuller and Sarah Lovelace, both of North Carolina. She married 24 December 1851 to Thomas Jefferson Shelton.

  92. James F. Shelton
    14 July 1835 - 31 May 1918

    James was the son of John Shelton, born about 1797 in Virginia, and Minerva Weir, born about 1800 in Kentucky. He married about 1857 to Martha Fuller.

  93. John Shelton
    1796 - 1868
    Pvt. 6 Regt. KY Mil.
    War of 1812

    John was born in Virginia, the son of Thomas Shelton and Nancy Hurt. He married 10 July 1817 in Muhlenberg Co., KY to Minerva Weir.

    Military Marker for John Shelton

  94. Martha Shelton
    23 August 1839 - 28 February 1872

    Martha Fuller was the wife of James F. Shelton.

  95. T.J. Shelton
    05 September 1830 - 10 April 1888

    Thomas Jefferson Shelton was the son of John Shelton and Minerva Weir. He married 24 December 1851 to Elizabeth Jane Fuller.

  96. Sarah A., daughter of W.R. and L. Shutt
    05 December 1854 - 16 December 1857

    Sarah was the daughter of William Riley Shutt and Lucinda Shelton.

  97. J.L. Spurlin
    11 January 1867 - 02 June 1929

    Jesse Lindsey Spurlin was the son of John Lindsey Spurlin and Frances Murphey. He married 18 October 1893 in Muhlenberg Co., KY to Tivis Bell Hall.

  98. Jesse L. Spurlin
    03 June 1910 - 20 May 1994
    TEC 4 US ARMY
    World War II

    Jesse was the son of Jesse Lindsey Spurlin and Tivis Bell Hall. He married Irene Dukes Sadler about 1969.

    Military Marker of Jesse L. Spurlin

  99. Livis [sic] B. Spurlin
    20 December 1877 - 04 July 1918

    Tivis [correct spelling] was the daughter of Thomas Henry Hall and Fannie Mae Peek. She married 18 October 1893 in Muhlenberg Co., KY to Jesse Lindsey Spurlin.

  100. Urey Spurlin
    07 August 1894 - 09 January 1895

    Urey was the son of of Jesse Lindsey Spurlin and Tivis Bell Hall.

  101. William Guy Spurlin
    1898 - 1981

    William was the son of Jesse Lindsey Spurlin and Tivis Bell Hall.

    Marker of William Guy Spurlin

  102. R.R. Wickliffe
    1885 - 1913

    Robert R. Wickliffe married Laura E. Broiler.

  103. E.L. Wickliffe
    1882 - [No Date of Death]

    Laura E. Broiler married Robert R. Wickliffe.

  104. William, son of R.R. and E.L. Wickliffe
    20 April - 21 April 1907

    William was the son of Robert R. Wickliffe and Laura Broiler.

    Tombstone of William Wickliffe

  105. W.C. “Bob” Wickliffe
    28 April 1875 - 14 June 1917

    W.C. was born and died in Muhlenberg Co., KY, age 28 years, 01 month and 16 days. He was the son of Keelin D. Wickliffe and Ann Depoyster. He was buried 15 June 1913 at Old Liberty.