Boyle County
Cemetery Records

Atoka African American Cemetery

An African-American cemetery was located in the Atoka community in the early 1900s. Some of the oldest residents in Boyle County remember a church and cemetery near the corner of present-day US-150 and the Salt River Road, but nothing apparently remains of either the church or the cemetery. The church that is located nearby, Salt River Baptist, is a different congregation from the Atoka one.

ApproximateGPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.65063, Longitude: -84.86177

Elizabeth Adams
Birth: Apr. 22, 1904, Atoka
Death: Dec. 26, 1942, Atoka
Daughter of Charlie Adams and Lena Doneghy, both born Atoka, informant Mae Virginia Adams, R2, Harrodsburg. 
Henry Clay Adams
Birth: unknown, Boyle County
Death: Oct. 10, 1951, Danville
Resided 226 E Main, Danville, parents unknown, informant Howard Adams
James Adams
Birth: Aug. 29, 1943, Atoka
Death: Oct. 7, 1944, Atoka
Resided Perryville Road, father unknown, mother May Virginia Adams, born Atoka, informant Clarissa Quisenberry, Atoka. 
James Harrison Adams
Birth: Jan. 26, 1906, Boyle County
Death: Jan. 5, 1914, Boyle County
S/o Charley and Lena (DONEGHY) ADAMS, both born Boyle County; informant Charley Adams, Harrodsburg, KY. 
Joseph Adams
Birth: 1886, Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1927, Perryville
Age about 41, wife Lee Griffin, parents Jas F Adams and Julia Harris, informant Howard Adams, RFD 2, Harrodsburg. 
Julia Harris Adams
Birth: Feb. 5, 1852, Mercer County
Death: Jun. 6, 1942, Atoka
Wife of James F Adams, parents Burl Harris and America Sanders, both born Mercer Co, informant Mattie Johnson, Danville. 
Lena Doneghy Adams
Birth: unknown, Atoka
Death: Dec. 6, 1946, Atoka
Age 62, husband Charles Adams, parents John Doneghy and Lizzie Doneghy, both born Harrodsburg, informant Mae Virginia Adams, R1, Danville. 
John M Bailey
Birth: unknown, Mercer County
Death: Nov. 11, 1930, Shelby City
Death certificate has age 15y 2m 4d, Parents were John Bailey (Mercer County) and Jande? Spears. Informant was Jna Bailey. 
Aurelus "Luck" Bottom
Birth: Dec. 6, 1871, Mercer County
Death: Dec. 19, 1954, Danville
Married. Resided at Atoka RR Danville. Died at Ephraim McDowell Hospital. Age listed as 83y.Father is Moses Bottoms and mother is Bettie Yocum. Informant has been left BLANK. 
Parents:  Moses Bottoms (1820 - 1927), Bettie Bottoms (1845 - 1933)
Bettie Bottoms
Birth: Dec. 24, 1845, Washington County
Death: Jan. 4, 1933, Danville
Resided at 127 Stanford Ave, Danville. Spouse was Moses Bottoms. Parents unknown. Informant was A. Bottoms, R 1, Danville. 
Spouse:  Moses Bottoms (1820 - 1927)
Children:  Aurelus Bottom (1871 - 1954)*
Charles A. Bottoms
Birth: Nov. 27, 1906, Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1931, Danville
Resided in Russell County. Married. Spouse was Bessie J. Bottoms. Parents were Jas A. Bottoms and Mattie Adams. Informant was Mrs. Mattie Johnson. 
Moses Bottoms
Birth: 1820, Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1927, Danville
Death cert says he was about 107 years old, parents unknown, wife was Bettie Bottoms, unformant A Bottoms, R1, Danville. 
Spouse:  Bettie Bottoms (1845 - 1933)*
Children:  Aurelus Bottom (1871 - 1954)*
Fannie Cohen
Birth: 1906, Atoka
Death: Aug. 22, 1957, Danville
Resided on Duncan Hill and died at Ephraim McDowell Hospital. Married. Age listed as 51y. Father is Isaiah Rogers and mother is Kate Graves. Informant was By Cohen. 
James Ewing
Birth: 1850
Death: Nov. 4, 1920, Boyle County
Listed as "single". Son of Isaac and Caroline (Ewing) Harlan. Informant Matilda Ewing of Harrodsburg. 
Lillian Burdette Field
Birth: Oct. 25, 1894, Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN
Death: Apr. 16, 1928, Danville
Died at city hospital, husband was James Reed, parents S Burdette and Ella Dooley, both born Kentucky, informant Mary Graves, R1, Danville. 
Edward Graves
Birth: Apr. 14, 1878, Boyle County
Death: Jan. 10, 1939, Danville
Resided at 203 E Walnut Street, Danville. Parents were Edward Graves, Sr. and Emma Coleman. Informant was Oscar Graves. 
John Graves
Birth: 1888, Boyle County
Death: Nov. 27, 1946, Danville
Resided Lebanon Road, wife Lizzie Rogers, age about 58, parents Ed Graves, born Washington Co, and Emily Coleman, born Mercer Co, informant Oscar Graves, Danville. Brother of Edward Graves, b1878. 
Mary B Burdette Grave
Birth: Oct. 25, 1877, Garrard County
Death: Nov. 28, 1952, Atoka
Widowed, daughter of S Burdette and Sallie Cooper, informant Georgia Bright. 
Oscar Graves
Birth: Mar. 28, 1876, Boyle County
Death: Sep. 1, 1952, Danville
Died at Ephraim McDowell Hospital, resided R1, Danville, son of Edd Graves and Emily Coleman, informant Mary Graves. Brothers Edward and John both bur Atoka Cem. 
Amelia Carpenter Harlin
Birth: unknown, Atoka
Death: Jul. 7, 1939, Danville
Resided at 126 S 2nd Street, Danville. Age on death certificate is 29y 8m 27d. Parents are Patt Carpenter of Parksville and Lula Bottoms of Atoka. Informant was Lula Bottoms of 211 W Green Street, Danville. 
Mattie Adams Harris
Birth: May 11, 1861, Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1914, Boyle County
D/o Thornton and Margaret (SOUTHERN) ADAMS; informant Lucy B HARRIS, Harrodsburg, KY. 
R W Harris
Birth: Dec. 5, 1911, Boyle County
Death: Apr. 6, 1912, Danville
Resided E Main St, Danville at death; son of Richard and Lucy (WALLACE) HARRIS. 
Rosy A Hicks
Birth: Dec. 5, 1900, Boyle County
Death: Mar. 12, 1911, Danville
Res E Main St, Danville at death. D/o John A and Mary (YEAGER) HICKS. Informant R W Harris. 
Mattie S Adams Johnson
Birth: Jul. 7, 1888, Atoka
Death: Nov. 20, 1944, Danville
Resided Lebanon Rd, wife of Rev A G Johnson, 64, daughter of J F Adams, born Atoka, and Julia Harris, born Boyle Co, informant A G Johnson, Lebanon Rd. 
Alonzo Leslie Lewis
Birth: Jul. 14, 1935, Boyle County
Death: Feb. 19, 1944, Shelby City
Son of Henry Lewis, born Boyle County, and (E)Ula Bottoms, born Mercer County.
Danville (KY) Advocate-Messenger, Monday, 21 Feb 1944, p1: Three Negro Children Burned to Death At Junction City Home. Fire Broke out Saturday night At Nine O'Clock While Mother Was At Grocery store. The three young children of Mrs. Eula Bottoms Lewis, colored, of Junction City were burned to death in their home about 9 o'clock Saturday night during the absence of their mother at the grocery store. The children were George Franklin, 13, Alonzo Leslie, 9, and Ruth Ellen, 5. The residence was completely destroyed by the blaze which is believed to have started from an overheated stove or a lamp explosion. In addition to the mother, two survivors include two sisters and a brother in the United States Navy. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Atoka cemetery. Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Parents:  Henry D Lewis (____ - 1941)
Siblings:  George Franklin Lewis (1931 - 1944), Alonzo Leslie Lewis (1935 - 1944), Ruth Ellen Lewis (1939 - 1944)
George Franklin Lewis
Birth: May 13, 1931, Boyle County
Death: Feb. 19, 1944, Shelby City
Parents:  Henry D Lewis (____ - 1941)
Siblings:  George Franklin Lewis (1931 - 1944), Alonzo Leslie Lewis (1935 - 1944), Ruth Ellen Lewis (1939 - 1944)
Harriet Lewis
Birth: 1858, Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1928, Perryville
Son Henry's d cert says she was b Mt Freedom, KY -- might this be Mt Freeman, Persimmon Knob, Boyle Co? Age about 70, husband Nelson Lewis, parents unknown, informant Henry Lewis, R1, Danville. 
Henry D Lewis
Birth: Nov., 1878, Atoka
Death: Apr., 1941, Atoka
Age 63y, 6m, wife Eula Lewis, son of Nelson Lewis, born Atoka, and Harriet Hart, b Mt Freedom, KY, informant Mary C Lewis, Atoka.
Three of his children died in a house fire in February 1944 -- George Franklin, Alonzo leslie, and Ruth Ellen. 
Children: George Franklin Lewis (1931 - 1944), Alonzo Leslie Lewis (1935 - 1944), Ruth Ellen Lewis (1939 - 1944)
Harriet Lewis
Birth: 1858, Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1928, Perryville
Son Henry's d cert says she was b Mt Freedom, KY -- might this be Mt Freeman, Persimmon Knob, Boyle Co? Age about 70, husband Nelson Lewis, parents unknown, informant Henry Lewis, R1, Danville. 
Manuel Lewis
Birth: unknown, Atoka
Death: Dec. 21, 1937, Atoka
Age listed on death certificate is 1y and 3d. Father is Henry Lewis of Mercer County and mother is Maggie Eula Bottoms of Mercer County. Informant was Henry Lewis (father) of Atoka. 
Ruth Ellen Lewis
Birth: Oct. 25, 1939, Boyle County
Death: Feb. 19, 1944, Shelby City
Daughter of Henry Lewis, born Boyle County, and (E)Ula Bottoms, born Mercer County.
Parents:  Henry D Lewis (____ - 1941)
Siblings:  George Franklin Lewis (1931 - 1944), Alonzo Leslie Lewis (1935 - 1944), Ruth Ellen Lewis (1939 - 1944)
Virginia Lewis
Birth: 1932, Atoka
Death: Jan. 27, 1938, Atoka
Resided in Atoka. Father is Henry Lewis of Mercer County, and mother is Bulah Bottoms of Mercer County. Informant was Henry Lewis of Atoka. 
Mary Rogers Lytle
Birth: May, 1875, Boyle County
Death: Sep. 15, 1947, Danville
Res R1, Danville, husband George Lytle, age 78, daughter of James Rogers and unknown mother, both born Boyle Co, informant Thomas Spaulding, R1, Danville. 
Charles S Quisenberry
Birth: Mar. 31, 1924, Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1924, Danville
Resided 127? Rowe St, father Arthur Quisenberry, mother Marie Adams, informant Arthur Quisenberry, Danville. 
Marie Quisenberry
Birth: Aug. 3, 1907, Atoka
Death: Jun. 5, 1934, Danville
Resided on the Lebanon Pike. Spouse was Arthur Quisenberry. Parents are Charlie Adams of Atoka and Eliza Doneghy of Atoka. Informant was Arthur Quisenberry ( Lebanon Pike ). 
Benjamin Raines
Birth: 1845, Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1928, Perryville
Age about 83, wife Jemima Raines, parents Richard Raines and Raines (sic) Durham 
Infant Daughter Reed
Birth: Aug. 8, 1926, Danville
Death: Aug. 8, 1926, Danville
Resided 229 E Green St, father James Reed, born Pineville?, KY, mother Lillian Burdette, born Danville, informant James Reed, 229 E Green, Danville. 
Lizzie Rogers
Birth: Apr. 28, 1893, Boyle County
Death: Apr. 4, 1911, Boyle County
D/o Isaiah and Katie (GRAVES) ROGERS; informant Lillian SAUNDERS. 
William Herbert Rogers
Birth: 1892, Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1917, Boyle County
Son of Dud Wallace and Mary Rodgers. Informant J Lytle, Harrodsburg. 
John L Sleet
Birth: Feb. 18, 1931, Kentucky, USA
Death: May 15, 1931, Boyle County
Died in Pct 5, Danville. Parents were Briscoe Sleet and Georgia Mae Graves. Informant was Oscar Graves RR1 of Danville.