Old Paint Lick Cemetery, Garrard County, Kentucky
As you can tell by the name, Paint Lick Cemetery has been in existence for a very long time. It was founded in 1784, while Kentucky was still part of Virginia. The first church was located here, in the cemetery, the present church just a short distance away. Today I would like to share with you some photos Ritchey and I took on one of our outings – of the Collier family. Solomon Collier seems to be the father of several of the others. His wife, Nancy, was born December 7, 1788, and died July 4, 1862, but I didn’t get a photo of her stone.
In Memory of Solomon Collier, born August 10th, 1779, died March 24th, 1847
In Memory of Whitley Collier, born October 31st, 1807, died January 11th, 1835
In Memory of Verlinder Collier, born November 22nd, 1819, died March 23rd, 1848
Luvenia Collier, born March 29, 1815, died March 12, 1864
The next stone has writing on the front and back – a mother and daughter who died on the same day!
In Memory of Margaret Collier, consort of Mason Collier, born December 18th, 1825, died October 28th, 1847
and also of their infant daughter, Sarah E. Collier, born May 4th, 1847, died October 28th, 1847
What a tragedy to lose wife and child on the same day!
I can’t say for sure all these Collier’s were related, but most are buried together in a row. In such a small community they probably were.