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I am hopeful that one of my readers may be able to help me today.  My great-grandfather, George F. Coulter, died before 1910.  I have not been able to find an exact date or place of burial.  There is a Mr. George Coulter listed below who died February 12, 1909, and was buried in the old Parker burying ground.  Of all the cemeteries in Washington County, including the many family cemeteries, I have never heard of this one.  George was the son of William Coulter and Emeline White, born December 23, 1853.  His father joined the 19th Kentucky Infantry October 29, 1861, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.  He mustered out in Louisville on January 26, 1865.  On September 29th of that year his widow requested his pension.  I feel he was probably wounded in the war and died after returning home.  On March 26, 1874, George married Mary Elizabeth Crow, the daughter of James Mansfield Crow (I believe also a victim of the war) and Nancy Jane Coulter.  George and Mary Elizabeth had 10 children:  Levi A., Cecilia A., Sarah L., William M., Speed Dallas, Emeline, Nannie Bell (my grandmother!), Mattie M. and Prentice Coulter.

from The News-Leader, Washington County, Kentucky

Thursday, February 18, 1909

Fair View

Mr and Mrs. Rufus Goodlett are rejoicing over the arrival of a boy on February 4, 1909.

George Moul bought a mule from James Truss today for $117 and also one from Harry Offutt for $107.

Miss Florence Cheatham visited her sister, Mrs. Hugh Grigsby a part of last week.

James Kays and wife have gone to Louisville to make their future home.

Mrs. James Hungate is visiting her sister Mrs. John Kays.

Mr. George Coulter died February 12, 1909, and was laid to rest in old Parker burying ground the following day.

Effie Gerdes spent last week at the home of her uncle, Ed Yocum.

Gilbert Hardin was in our midst Saturday.

Mrs. Stevenson and Mrs. T. Hardin are somewhat improved in health at this writing.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cheatham and daughter attended the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Cheatham’s infant at Springfield Saturday, February 12.

Mrs. J. N. B. Oliver spent Tuesday with Mrs. James Truax.

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  1. George Coulter was my great great grandfather his son was Speed Coulter and his son was Dallas Coulter his son is David Coulter who is my birth father ~ Sheena Coulter Hadley

  2. In my records George F. Coulter, who is my great great grandfather died on December 12, 1909 and was buried at Old Parker Buring Ground in Washington, Kt. Sheens Coulter Hadley

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