Dawson Cemetery

Open Fork Road, Rowan County, Kentucky


Location of Cemetery:

From Morehead, Rt. 32 East to Elliottville, left on Open Fork Road about 3.0 miles, left about 0.3 miles on Dawson Cemetery Road.


Laid to Rest here:

Name Born Died Stone Notes
Amburgy, Nancy Christian 7 Jan 1842 8 Sep 1896 SS  
Amburgy, Oda Pearl 25 May 1883 18 Apr 1892 SS : D "Daughter of J. W. Amburgy"
Amburgy, Serena A. 9 Jul 1868 27 Sep 1900 SS  
Barker, Noah
Barker, Lidda
17 May 1896
12 Feb 1906
6 Oct 1968
12 Dec 1981
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Lidda Barker]
[Wife of Noah Barker]
Bays, Lillie T. 12 Feb 1912 20 Dec 1989 SS "PFC US Army WWII"
Bays, Newton W. 1 Feb 1914 30 Jan 1977 DS [Relative of Robert H. Bays]
Bays, Robert H. 1888 1963 DS Relative of Newton W. Bays]
Bowling, Missouri E. 17 Jul 1915 18 Jul 1915 SS : D Daughter of S. S. & Bessie Bowling"
Bowling, Russell E. 17 Jul 1915 26 Jul 1915 SS : S "Son of S. S. & Bessie Bowling"
Bowling, William Edgar 28 Sep 1916 13 Nov 1918 SS : S "Son of S. S. & Bessie Bowling"
Bradley, Freddie B. [      ] [      ] SS : S "Son of Malissie Bradley"
Bradley, John A. J. 18 Mar 1897 8 Oct 1954 SS "Ohio, Co. K 17, Inf. WWII"
Caudill, Chester Eugene 3 Jan 1923 22 Dec 1928 SS  
Caudill, Faye Ellen 15 Aug 1931 16 Jun 1932 SS  
Caudill, Martha Jane 23 Dec 1857 28 Jun 1928 SS "Mother"
Caudill, Reha Pearl 12 Sep 1927 16 Jan 1929 SS  
Christian, Andrew
Christian, Sallie J.
2 Dec 1867
2 Jul 1867
9 Sep 1934
12 Apr 1947
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Sallie J. Christian]
[Wife of Andrew Christian]
Christian, Claudie O. 14 Apr 1898 18 Oct 1899 SS : S "Son of Andy & Sallie Christian"
Christian, Davis C.
Christian, Mary A.
26 Apr 1855
13 May 1854
15 Mar 1926
10 Nov 1900
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Mary A. Christian]
[Wife of Davis C. Christian]
Christian, Demphia 27 Feb 1890 9 May 1914 SS : W [Wife of J. W. Christian]
Christian, Edyth M. 31 May 1915 4 Mar 1951 SS : W "Wife of Hazel Christian"
Christian, Michael 19 Feb 1951 16 mar 1951 SS : S "Son of Hazel & Edyth M. Christian"
Christian, John B. 20 May 1832 17 Oct 1896 SS : H [Husband of Eliza Christian]
Christian, Eliza 4 Nov 1834 6 Feb 1894 SS : W [Wife of John B. Christian]
Christian, John O. 31 Mar 1875 3 Jan 1876 SS : S "Son of Eliza & John B. Christian"
Christian, Marcella 1936 1997 PLK  
Christian, Michael Ray 6 Jan 1961 8 Jan 1961 SS : S "Son of Bob & Louise Christian"
Christian, Roy 1932 1961 SS  
Christian, Thomas
Christian, Mary
10 May 1809
27 Jul 1890
21 Apr 1884
31 Mar 1883
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Mary Christian]
[Wife of Thomas Christian]
Dawson, Benjamin R. 7 Jul 1908 23 Mar 1934 SS  
Dawson, J. W. Rev.
Dawson, Minnie Ann
26 Sep 1878
22 Jul 1881
2 Jun 1938
4 Jan 1963
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Minnie Ann Dawson]
[Wife of Rev. J. W. Dawson]
Dawson, Lottie L. 1905 1920 DS [Mother of Avery Dawson]
Dawson, Avery 24 Apr 1927 24 Apr 1927 DS : S [Son of Lottie Dawson]
Day, Ivan, grandson of Catherine Stewart & Allen T. Day 1901 1962 SS  
Day, Lee, son of Catherine Stewart & Allen T. Day 8 Mar 1881 13 Nov 1947 SS : H [Husband of Lillie Day]
Day, Lillie 4 Sep 1884 Nov 1973 SS : W [Wife of Lee Day]
Day, Bertha Martin 4 Aug 1904 10 May 1932 SS "Daug. of Lee & Lillie Day"
Gee, Gerald W. - - SS  
Hardy, Carrie 1 Jan 1891 11 Nov 1911 SS : D "Daughter of W. M. & Jania A. Hardy"
Hardy, Cecil A. 24 Aug 1897 26 May 1905 SS : S [Son of W. M. & Jania A. Hardy]
Hardy, Ida Ethel 4 Mar 1889 18 Oct 1890 SS : D [Daughter of W. M. & Jania A. Hardy]
Hardy, Jewel 16 Mar 1902 2 Oct 1902 SS : D [Daughter of W. M. & Jania A. Hardy]
Linville, Elizabeth Hardy 17 Oct 1886 22 Jul 1907 SS : D [Daughter of W. M. & Jania A. Hardy]
Howard, Cecil William 28 May 1902 13 Sep 1986 SS  
Howard, Jake 1992 1995 PLK  
Kissick. Geneva Barker 9 Nov 1925 [      ] SS  
Lambert, C. N. 1872 1936 SS  
Lambert, Freddie 12 Jun 1910 17 Feb 1920 SS : S "Son of C. N. & Rosa Lambert"
May, Martha M. Pelfrey 24 Dec 1866 15 May 1947 SS  
Messer, Hiriam 18 Oct 1854 30 Jul 1889 SS Son of Margaret Stewart and Mose Messer
Messer, Leonard 31 Dec 1923 31 Dec 1923 SS : S "Son of J. E. & Pearl Messer"
Messer, Martha E. 16 Nov 1869 5 Jul 1893 SS : W Wife of John B. Messer, Martha Christian
Messer, Nancy J. 13 Nov 1858 3 Jun 1890 SS : W "Wife of William Messer" [He was the son of Margaret Stewart and Mose Messer.]
Messer, Rosetta 15 Mar 1888 3 Jun 1909 SS : D

"Daughter of Wm. & Nancy J. Messer"

[Granddaugher of Margaret Stewart and Mose Messer]

Monner, William
Monner, Almeda
12 Aug 1857
12 Jun 1864
6 Apr 1939
29 Mar 1947
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Almeda Monner]
[Wife of William Monner]
Nantz, John
Nantz, Elizabeth
1833
1836
1898
1908
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Elizabeth Nantz]
[Wife of John Nantz]
Nantz, S. F. 29 Sep 1867 21 Dec 1914 SS  
Patton, Evert L. 15 Feb 1895 14 Oct 1914 DS  
Patton, James A. 11 Jul 1893 14 Oct 1914 DS  
Pelfrey, John P.
Pelfrey, Dianah
14 Oct 1864
29 Jan 1856
2 Oct 1945
23 Feb 1925
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Dianah Pelfrey]
[Wife of John P. Pelfrey]
Pelfrey, W. M.
Pelfrey, Sibrina
1843
1847
1920
1913
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Sibrina Pelfrey]
[Wife of W. M. Pelfrey]
Pennybaker, Elizabeth 1849 15 Oct 1898 SS [Wife of William G. Stewart. She remarried in 1890 after his death to Mouce Pennybaker.]
Phelps, Ivory Bays 1918 1979 SS  
Plummer, Susan 28 Aug 1915 12 Apr 1982 SS  
Smith, Charles DeWitt 4 Aug 1915 20 Mar 1994 SS  
Smith, Millie M. Beven 7 Jun 1913 9 Jan 1987 SS : D "Daughter of Charles DeWitt Smith"
Smith, John Edward 8 Jan 1923 30 Sep 1976 SS  
Smith, Martin 10 May 1932 7 Jan 1979 SS  
Sparkman, Bobby 18 Nov 1938 5 Jul 1939 QS : S "Son of Ted Sparkman, died in flood" (1)
Sparkman, Elmer 13 Dec 1930 5 Jul 1939 QS : S "Son of Ted Sparkman, died in flood" (1)
Sparkman, Paul 25 May 1933 5 Jul 1939 QS : S "Son of Ted Sparkman, died in flood" (1)
Sparkman, Velma 24 Aug 1935 5 Jul 1939 QS : D "Daug. of Ted Sparkman, died in flood" (1)
Sparkman, Cellie D.
Sparkman, Hattie Neal
1907
6 Jan 1906
1969
30 May 1940
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Hattie Neal Sparkman]
[Wife of Cellie D. Sparkman]
Sparkman, John "Crit" 1870 1959 SS Son of Margaret Stewart & William Sparkman
Sparkman, Logan
Sparkman, Rachel
1879
1883
1954
1957
DS : H
DS : W

[Husband of Rachel Sparkman]
[Wife of Logan Sparkman] Son of Margaret Stewart & William Sparkman

Sparkman, Russell 3 Jul 1913 18 Oct 1971 SS "Ky Tech 5, HQ CO, 19661 INF, WWII"
Sparkman, William James
Sparkman, Martha Stewart
16 Nov 1820
[      ]
22 Nov 1918
[      ]
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Martha Stewart Sparkman]
[Wife of William James Sparkman]
Sparks, Bertha A. 27 Sep 1889 19 Oct 1910 SS : W [Wife of Charles A. Sparks]
Sparks, Betty 30 Aug 1908 2 Sep 1911 SS : D "Daug. of Charles A. & Bertha Sparks"
Sparks, J. C. 19 Oct 1910 19 Dec 1910 SS : S [Son of Charles & Bertha Sparks]
Sparks, Delmer 28 Jun 1920 2 Sep 1920 SS : S "Son of Charles A. & Amelia Sparks"
Sparks, Eva 3 Jul 1914 17 Oct 1914 SS : D "Daug. of Charles A. & Amelia Sparks"
Spencer, Verner, son of Catherine Stewart and Samuel Spencer
Spencer, Nettie
22 Aug 1892
9 Apr 1896
21 Apr 1949
7 Aug 1922
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Nettie Spencer]
[Wife of Verner Spencer]
Spencer, Chalmer, grandson of Catherine Stewart and Samuel Spencer 9 Mar 1915 16 Apr 1918 SS : S "Son of Verner & Nettie Spencer"
Stamper, George W. 30 Aug 1927 20 Oct 1929 SS  
Stamper, Perley 20 Mar 1919 16 Mar 1946 DS  
Stamper, W. D. Feb 1821 6 Apr 1890 SS  
Stewart, Clyde - - SS  
Stewart, Corbie 22 Aug 1919 21 Jan 1969 SS "KY PFC Co A 811 TD BN
Stewart, Earl - - SS  
Stewart, Gracy 14 Jan 1890 25 Oct 1895 SS "Daughter of Logan & Dora Stewart"
Stewart, James H. 23 Nov 1882 28 Jul 1967 SS : H [Husband of Thursia Stewart]
Stewart, Thursia 17 Dec 1891 26 Jul 1937 SS : W [Wife of James H. Stewart]
Stewart, Edna 18 Feb 1911 18 Feb 1911 SS : D "Daughter of James H. & Thursia Stewart"
Stewart, Kerby 31 Aug 1917 12 Feb 1919 SS : S "Son of James H. & Thursia Stewart"
Stewart, James S. Rev.
Srewart, Cynthia A.
22 May 1822
[      ]
19 Mar 1886
[      ]
DS : H
DS : W
[Husband of Cynthia A. (Patton) Stewart]
[Wife of Rev. James S. Stewart]
Stewart, James, Jr [13 Feb] 1925 [4 Aug] 1976 SS "PVT US Army WWII"
Stewart, Mary E. 9 Feb 1857 24 Jan 1923 SS : W [Wife of John Crittenden Stewart]
Stewart, Melva 1887 - SS Daughter of Dora (Ray) and Logan Stewart
Stewart, Virginia Faye 3 Apr 1936 13 Apr 1936 SS : D "Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Cleo Stewart"
Stewart, William Logan "Willie"
Stewart, Pearlie S.
20 Apr 1888
3 May 1893
23 Dec 1950
13 Oct 1943
DS : H
DS : W

[Son of John Crittenden Stewart and Mary E. Christian][Husband of Pearlie S. Stewart]
[Wife of William L. Stewart]

Stewart, Willie E. 14 May 1882 31 Oct 1895 SS "Son of Logan & Dora (Ray) Stewart"
Stigall, Jessie 15 Jan 1900 15 Feb 1945 SS "Pvt 1CL. 12 Inf. Maryland"
Tackett, Mary A. Kelly 27 Jan 1905 27 Jan 1921 SS : D "Daughter of Oscar & Belle Kelley"
Terry, John T. 22 Mar 1868 27 Aug 1916 SS  
Terry, Roedellie 22 Jan 1915 10 Apr 1915 SS : D "Daughter of E. D. & Josie Terry"
Terry, Verlon 16 Oct 1922 3 Feb 1923 SS : S "Son of E. D. & Josie Terry"
Terry, William Chester 16 Jul 1918 15 Dec 1918 SS : S "Son of E. D. & Josie Terry"
Thompson, C. E. "Butch" 1952 1994 SS  

 

Acknowledgment:

The Historical Society and specifically the Cemetery Committee, wishes to acknowledge and extend a special thanks to Ethel Jones & Betty Sharp of Rowan County, Kentucky and Dewie E. Black of LaBelle, Florida, for their work in inventorying this cemetery on July 7, 1997, and to Dewie E. Black for the documentation.

 

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