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COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
MILITARY RECORDS AND RESEARCH BRANCH
1121 Louisville Road Frankfort
Kentucky 40601-6169

Most people of Eastern Kentucky who were born prior to 1930 remember the Workers Progress Administration which was commonly referred to as the WPA. With the crash of the Stock Market in 1929, the great depression soon became a reality. Millions of people throughout our nation became unemployed and destitute. A federal work program was begun by the United States Congress under the leadership of President Roosevelt. Many of the public buildings in present day Johnson County were built of native sandstone rocks through the auspices of this program.

The Graves Registration Program was a lesser known project of the WPA. The purpose of this public project was to learn and record burial data on men who had served our country in war from the American Revolution through World Ward I. Data contained in this registration was completed by family members and neighbors some sixty years ago.

Some of this recorded information will not be found through any other source; thus, this list may provide genealogical data unlocking the door for many family historians of our area. The complete list contains personal data for more than seven hundred fifty persons.

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WPA GRAVES REGISTRATION FOR JOHNSON COUNTY:   Installment 1

Veteran's Name Birth Date
Death Date
Cemetery with Allied Data Location Site
Adams, James 06-07-1847
02-12-1900
Dixon Cemetery
Lot 2, Grave 1
Sitka
Adams, Harmon 07-12-1841
05-14-1900
Conley Cemetery
on Little Fork
Hager Hill
Adams, Harmon 08-03-1841
05-09-1918
Turner Farm Cemetery
on South Side
Paintsville
Adams, Harmon 04-12-1843
11-27-1902
Church House Cemetery
on Little Lick Fork
Collista
Adams, Jr. or J. 03-08-1749
08-10-1866
Charley Patrick Cemetery Denver
Adams, James 03-04-1841
06-09-1889
Dixon Cemetery
Lot 2, Grave 1
Sitka
Adams, Robert 09-01-1844
06-07-1920
Hitchcock Farm Cemetery
West Side of Point
Denver
Adams, Sidney 05-17-1900
08-09-1935
Preston Cemetery
East Side of Point
Paintsville
Akers, James H. 04-12-1847
02-10-1914
Akers Farm Cemetery
Lot 1, Grave 1
Stambaugh
Akers, James W. 06-10-1893
10-14-1918
No. 4 Mines
Southeast Side of Point
Van Lear
Akers, James W. 09-02-1893
09-14-1918
Van Lear #4 Mine
Center of Point
Van Lear
Akers, William 09-26-1841
01-16-1905
Van Lear #4 Mine
East Side of Point
Van Lear
Allen, G. J. 06-??-1840
11-12-1892
Paintsville Cemetery
West Side
Paintsville
Archer, Ernest E. 09-22-1888
09-20-1934
Mayo Cemetery
In the Center Point
Paintsville
Arms, Elijah B. 05-06-1842
04-05-1910
Hitchcock Farm Cemetery
Center of the Point
Denver
Arms, John 07-12-1899
05-31-1919
Huff Cemetery
West Side of Point
Paintsville
Arms, Wallace B. 03-27-1843
04-27-1910
Johnson Farm Cemetery
West Side of Point
Denver
Arrowood, John ??-??-????
??-??-????
Wiley Farm Cemetery
Center
River
Atkison, W. T. 01-13-1848
04-06-1916
Town Cemetery
East Side of Hill
Paintsville
Auxier, Alram ??-??-????
??-??-????
Auxier Cemetery
At Block House Bottom
Johnson County
Auxier, David 11-04-1812
10-14-1864
Saltville City Cemetery Saltville, Va.
Auxier David V. 04-03-1839
10-04-1864
Veterans' Cemetery Saltville Va.
Auxier, Fletcher 04-09-1824
08-07-1895
State Veterans Cemetery Illinois
Auxier, George W. 11-10-1841
04-21-1895
Unknown Johnson County
Auxier, Geo. W. 11-10-1841
04-21-1905
Geo. W. Auxier Cemetery
at Fish Trap
Louisa
Auxier, J. J. 03-15-1822
08-09-1893
Jim Long Farm
on John's Creek
East Point
Auxier, John ??-??-????
??-??-????
Auxier Cemetery
at Block House Bottom
East Point
Auxier, John B. 04-03-1839
06-05-1863
Jim Auxier Farm
on John's Creek
East Point
Auxier, Joseph 02-08-1844
11-13-1915
Bunker Hill - Auxier Farm
on Bear Hollow-South Side
East Point
Auxier, Michael ??-??-????
??-??-????
Block House Bottom
Center
East Point
Auxier, Nathaniel ??-??-????
??-??-1791
Auxier Cemetery
Block House Bottom
East Point
Auxier, Samuel ??-??-1759
??-??-1802
Under large oak tree
at Block House Bottom
East Point
Auxier, Samuel 11-02-1825
03-25-1866
Kelley Farm Cemetery
at Block House Bottom
East Point
Auxier, Samuel ??-??-????
??-??-????
Auxier Farm Cemetery
at Block House Bottom
East Point
Badgett, Americus J. 04-09-1842
02-24-1865
Richman Farm Cemetery
Center
Van Lear
Bailey, Alger 10-22-1895
06-07-1932
Green Farm Cemetery
Center of Point
Barn Rock
Bailey, Alger 10-12-1895
12-12-1924
Henry Green Cemetery
Center of the Point
Flat Gap
Bailey, Alger 09-04-1895
06-09-1925
Manford Lemaster Cemetery
SE Side of the Point
Flat Gap
Bailey, Geo. 04-06-1840
07-08-1902
Turner Cemetery
East Side of the Point
Paintsville
Bailey, James F. 05-15-1842
04-06-1914
Turner Farm Cemetery
East Side of the Point
Paintsville
Bailey, Wallice 04-09-1847
05-24-1900
Bailey Farm Cemetery
Center
Flat Gap
Balden, Geo. 06-??-1841
09-22-1885
Paintsville Cemetery
West Side of Point
Paintsville
Baldridge, Andrew J. 03-07-1844
07-09-1886
Baldridge Farm Cemetery
Center of Point
East Point
Baldridge, Charles 03-04-1843
04-28-1930
Dr. Osborne Cemetery
West Side of the Point
White House
Baldridge, Franky 08-11-1870
09-06-1908
D M Music Farm Cemetery
on east Side of Point
East Point
Baldridge John 03-08-1820
02-21-1883
Mullett Cemetery on Pigg Farm
East Side
Boons Camp
Baldridge, Thomas 04-05-1836
06-07-1915
Joseph Farm Cemetery
Center
Offutt
Baldwin, George 01-10-1844
09-12-1883
Paintsville Cemetery
No other information
Paintsville
Baldwin, Jeremiah 11-06-1774
09-10-1828
Paintsville Cemetery
Center of the Point
Paintsville
Barber, John 03-02-1881
04-26-1928
Johnson Farm Cemetery
Center Point
Red Bush
Barnett,James 01-03-1780
04-09-1834
Barnett Farm Cemetery
Center Point
Barnett's Creek
Barnett, John B. 04-29-1841
11-22-1891
Barnett Farm Cemetery
Center Point
Barnett's Creek
Babes,Elijah 09-27-1840
02-01-1924
W. H. Rice Farm Cemetery
West Side of Point
Volga
Babes, James J. 12-07-1898
06-12-1902
Lemaster Farm Cemetery
West Side of the Point
Barnett's Creek
Babes,James J. 11-23-1842
01-02-1919
Sturgan Cemetery
Center of Point
Barnett's Creek
Bays, Jas. J. 11-01-1839
03-07-1900
Rule Cemetery
Center
Staffordsville
Blain, William 01-11-1843
??-??-1901
Rice Farm Cemetery
Twin Branch - West Side
Denver
Blair, A. J. 04-09-1841
01-07-1882
Rice Farm Cemetery
Mouth of Asey Creek
Leander
Blair, Andrew J. 11-23-1845
02-10-1903
Watkins Farm Cemetery
Center
Collista
Blair, Andrew J. 11-16-1842
05-09-1842
Blair Farm Cemetery
West Side of the Point
Collista
Blair, Asa J. 05-12-1843
11-12-1887
Blair Cemetery
Asa Creek, Center Point
Riceville
Blair, Challie 11-02-1900
10-29-1918
Sam Watkins Farm
West Side of Point
Jenny's Creek
Blair, Earl 12-09-1895
01-14-1941
Greer Farm Cemetery
Center Southwest End
East Point
Blair, Flim 07-07-1883
01-02-1938
Blair Cemetery
Center of Point
Paintsville
Blair, Geo. N. 09-10-1842
04-06-1910
Pelphrey Farm Cemetery
Center
Denver
Blair, Isaiah 04-09-1842
11-02-1892
Blair Farm Cemetery
West Side of Point
Riceville
Blair, Samuel 04-09-1840
01-11-1910
Blair Farm Cemetery
West Side
Denver
Blair,William 01-04-1789
06-05-1832
Rice Farm Cemetery
Asa Creek, West Side
Leander
Blankenship, Wash 09-08-1842
06-22-1894
Pack Farm Cemetery
West Side of Point
Williamsport
Blanton, Harve 06-04-1847
04-05-1927
Offutt Cemetery
South Side of the Point
Offutt
Blanton, James 06-09-1841
11-16-1902
Preston Farm Cemetery
South Side of Point
Paintsville
Blanton, Jilson 04-28-1842
01-12-1885
Preston Cemetery
East Side of the Point
Paintsville
Blanton,John 09-03-1841
09-10-1905
Blanton Cemetery
West Side of Point
Oil Springs
Blear,Britain 04-10-1839
01-23-1865
Denver Cemetery
South Side of Point
Denver
Blevins, Fred 04-10-1886
04-07-1912
Blevins Cemetery
Center of Point
Staffordsville
Blevins, Louis 07-12-1843
12-24-1896
Rule Cemetery
East Side of the Point
Staffordsville
Blevins, Sam 07-04-1877
04-02-1927
Whitaker Farm Cemetery
Center of Point
White House
Blevins, Wells 01-08-1842
12-11-1885
Mullett Cemetery on Pigg Farm
West Side of Point
Boons Camp
Bond, Henry M. 04-09-1828
09-27-1886
Jayne Farm Cemetery
West Side of Point
Flat Gap
Bond, James S. 06-23-1789
04-30-1862
Bond Farm Cemetery
West Side
Flat Gap
Booth, Ellis ??-??-????
02-04-1928
Huff Cemetery
East Side of Point
Paintsville
Booth, Marion 04-01-1856
01-03-1936
Keaton Farm Cemetery on Davis Branch
East Side
Paintsville
Borders, John ??-??-????
??-??-????
Van Hoose Farm Cemetery on Tom's Creek
Center
Wittensville
Bowens, John 02-04-1845
01-21-1912
Offutt Cemetery
East Side of Point
Offutt
Branham, Chas. 06-07-1842
03-12-1869
Blinker Hill Cemetery on Miller Farm
Center
East Point
Branham, Joe 04-06-1850
04-02-1935
Offutt Cemetery
South Side of Point
Offutt
Branham, Joseph 09-02-1834
04-13-1932
Offutt Cemetery Offutt
Branham, Turner 01-22-1841
04-10-1910
Mullett Cemetery on
Pigg Farm-Center Point
Johnson County
Branham, Turner 06-02-1897
09-05-1918
Unknown France
Bray, George/Charlie ??-??-????
05-06-1910
Paintsville Cemetery
North Side of Point
Paintsville
Brown, Arthur 04-02-1842
07-02-1861
Town Cemetery
Southeast Corner
Paintsville
Brown, Jefferson 04-09-1823
06-10-1893
Van Hoose Farm Cemetery Wittensville
Brown, John 04-06-1841
09-10-1900
Brown Farm Cemetery
West Side of Point
Lomansville
Brown, John J. 01-09-1845
06-08-1920
Sloane Farm Cemetery
Center of Point
Lomansville
Brown, Marchell 11-12-1893
02-19-1932
Brown Cemetery
Center
Paintsville
Brown, N. A. 02-14-1831
09-10-1883
Town Cemetery
South Side of Point
Paintsville
Brown, Thomas S. 02-03-1739
06-07-1788
Ogden Cemetery Salt Lake City
Brown, William ??-??-1835
07-08-1876
Sherman Cemetery
Center
Paintsville
Bryant, John H. 09-10-1843
07-11-1894
Huff Cemetery
Bridgefort Addition
Paintsville
Burchett, James 04-12-1839
12-04-1863
Paintsville Cemetery
West Side of Point
Paintsville
Burchett, Richard L. 04-08-1838
11-30-1881
Name of Cemetery Unknown
West Side of the Point
Nippa
Burk, George 09-10-1783
01-02-1848
Trimble Farm Cemetery
West Side of the Point
Barnett's Creek
Burk, John 12-09-1894
05-06-1938
Burk Farm Cemetery on Sycamore of Tom's Creek Sitka
Burk, L. ??-??-????
??-??-????
Patrick Cemetery
South Side of the Point
Denver
Burk, Owen 04-09-1842
05-06-1910
William Campbell Cemetery
Center of Point
Flat Gap
Burk, Owen 09-27-1838
06-10-1900
Camatfield Cemetery
No other data given
Flat Gap
Burks, George L. 04-09-1840
06-12-1889
Blanton Farm
Cemetery Center
Leander
Burton, Thomas ??-??-????
06-05-1864
Burton Farm Cemetery
Center of Point
Chandlersville
Burton, Thomas 11-22-1841
09-02-1923
Burton Farm Cemetery
Center of Point
Chandlersville
Bush, Charles A. 06-09-1841
01-05-1907
Paintsville Cemetery
North Side of Point
Paintsville
Bush, Zachariah 04-14-1841
03-30-1862
Ashland, Kentucky Johnson County
Butcher, Jackson 04-10-1745
06-09-1854
Meek Cemetery
West Side of the Point
Boons Camp
Butcher, John 04-11-1842
01-10-1879
Butcher Farm Cemetery
North Side of the Point
Williamsport
Butcher, Simon ??-??-????
??-??-????
Van Lear #5 Mines Cemetery Center Van Lear
Butcher,Tom 07-04-1842
02-08-1935
Dr. Osborne Cemetery
North Side of the Point
White House
Butcher, William 01-03-1823
02-01-1879
Butcher Farm Cemetery
Center
Williamsport
Buttler, John T. 04-05-1838
01-04-1906
Buttler Farm Cemetery
East Side of Point
Staffordsville

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