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Old Flat Rock Cemetery

 
Thanks to the Shelby County Historical Society, I was finally able to get a name to all these Flat Rock Cemeteries.  The Flat Rock Cemetery opposite the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women at the Shelby County line is the one that solely claims this name.   There is another transcription already done by Pat Cannady (and posted here on site) that includes those buried at the Flat Rock Christian Church Cemetery a couple of miles up the road.   Please email your coordinators if you have any other names you would like to add to this listing or if you have any questions.  This compilation was derived from works by Pat Cannady, the book "Cemeteries of Shelby County, Kentucky", and from an old transcription found in the Oldham County Library entitled "Graveyards of Jefferson County".   The author,  Bessie Taul Conkwright, 21 Nov 1933, wrote "not at the present church, but opposite the Western State Hospital for the Insane, Lakeland, on the Jefferson and Shelby County line."  This leaves me to believe the present prison property once belonged to the hospital.   Updated 053105.

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Turn onto Long Run Road off US60.  Drive north for 4.2 miles to intersection of KY362.  You will pass the Flat Rock Christian Church Cemetery at this intersection.   Take a left on 362 and travel for 2.6 more miles.  The cemetery is on the left side of the road across from the entrance to the women's prison.   If you were to remain driving on this road, it will take you into the southern part of Pewee Valley in Oldham County.  

 Name

 Birthdate  Death Date  Notes
 Smith, Mary  11 Apr 1812  23 Jan 1841  
 Smith, John Y.  05 Feb 1809  24 Apr 1841  
 Dysart, John    18 Jun 1837  aged 35 years, 4 months, 13 days
 Dysart, J. C.    26 Aug 1837  aged 1 year, 11 months
 Howell, James    14 Mar 1843  aged 25 years

 Collins, J. T.

 09 Nov 1843  03 Jan 1883  OSSR Edward R., Nettie R., & Lillie Mason Collins
 Collins, Edward R.  06 Oct 1872  06 Oct 1873  OSSR J. T., Nettie R. & Lillie Mason Collins

 Collins, Nettie R.

 06 Oct 1872  05 May 1873  OSSR J. T., Edward R. & Lillie Mason Collins
 Collins, Lillie Mason  11 Apr 1875  06 Jan 1878  OSSR J. T., Edward R. & Nettie R. Collins

 Howell, John

   02 Feb 1841  aged 75 years
 Howell, Ransom  25 Nov 1806  10 Oct 1840  aged 33 years, 11 months, 15 days
 Collins, D. F.  19 May 1819  08 Sep 1875  

 Dorsey, Lucretia W.

 27 Nov 1876  19 Feb 1889  third daughter of L. & W. Dorsey
 Collins, Kate Watkins  1853  1901  

 Cornwell, Elizabeth

 17 Nov 1814  01 Aug 1842   aged 27 years, 8 months, 14 days (lengthy inscription)
 Cardwell, Alice  13 Feb 1807  02 Feb 1889  OSSW with Mary E. Collins, Isaac Howell, & S. E. Howell

 Howell, Isaac

 28 Jan 1800  25 Jun 1835  aged 35 years, 4 months, 27 days, OSSW MEC & SEH

 Collins, Mary E. 

 09 Nov 1825  12 Aug 1857  aged 31 years, 9 months, 3 days, OSSW IH & SEH
 Howell, Sarah Eliza  13 Jan 1832  06 Nov 1840  aged 8 years, 9 months, 23 days, OSSW MEC & IH

 Beard, Joseph H.

 05 Jun 1843  26 Sep 1882  son of J. M & S. P. Beard, husband of Alice

 Beard, Henry

 08 Feb 1878  27 Aug 1957  aluminum funeral home marker
 Ashby, Edith  23 Dec 1792  03 Sep 1855  

 W. A.

     fieldstone marker with only these initials

 R. B.

     marker with no other info except 1835 written upon it
 Colyear, Martha M.  13 Jun 1839  06 Jan 1844  

 Hall, Richard

 12 Apr 1815  31 Aug 1835  son of Elijah & Hannah Hall, aged 20 y, 4 m, 19 d

 Harbourt, Paulinah

   25 Sep 1841  marker is a rectangular shaped block of quarried stone
 Harrington, Martha Ann  12 Dec 1825  05 Aug 1847  aged 21 y, 7 m, 23 d; consort of Silas Harrington

 Hawes, Leighton

 16 Mar 1798  09 Dec 1818  marker is a rectangular shaped block of quarried stone

 Hawes, Ann

 08 Mar 1773  15 Jul 1853  erected by her grandson, David Enochs
 Helm, John (Helmsen)    19 Jul 1843  aged 75 years, 2 months

 Helm, Unknown (H)

   14 Jun 1842  badly worn quarried marker

 Hersman, Matthias

 26 Oct 1788  31 May 1839  aged 50 years, 7 months, 5 days
 Hersman, Nancy  11 Feb 1806  13 Jun 1839  aged 33 years, 4 months, 2 days

 Hersman, Lucy

 07 Mar 1806  30 May 1838  aged 32 years, 2 months, 23 days

 Hersman, Catherine Elizabeth

 18 Sep 1836  02 Aug 1840   aged 3 years, 10 months, 15 days
 Hinkle, Harvey      no dates listed

 Humphrey, Taylor

 1847  1884  Father

 R. H.

     fieldstone marker with only these initials
 Norton, William  29 Apr 1832  14 Sep 1832  

 Norton, Joel W.

 27 Dec 1829  19 Sep 1835  

 Pearce, John M. 

 27 Mar 1798  19 Jun 1878  
 Pearce, Maria F.  09 Oct 1805  12 Apr 1869  wife of John M. 

 Pearce, Lou. M. 

 13 Jul 1851  01 Apr 1877  "Sister, we shall meet again"

 Pearce, Mary R. 

 17 Sep 1847  28 Jun 1968  
 Pearce, William V.    29 Oct 1871  aged 3 y, 11 m, 19d; son of John W. & J. U. Pearce

 Rooksby, Harrison

 23 Feb 1832  04 Dec 1881  "Dearest Father thou has left us..."

 Rooksby, Mary M. 

     age 4; in lower right corner is the name J. Shanks 1845
 Rooksby, M.      quarried stone with name J. Sh 1837 carved at bottom

 Shanks, James G.

 24 Jul 1790  08 Nov 1845  aged 55 years, 3 months, 14 days

 Wood, Susan

   30 Aug 1828  aged 44 years
 Wood, Elizabeth M.  06 Jun 1820  28 Dec 1840  rectangular quarried stone
 Wood, Henry  26 Dec 1806  24 Dec 1843  aged 36 years, 11 months, 25 days
 Wood, John  04 Oct 1808  1845  departed this life in his 37th year

 Wood, Harrison

 18 Mar 1782  28 Nov 1852  Soldier of War of 1812; 69 years, 8 months, 10 days

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