An entire family is buried at the foot of this large monument raised to their honor – father, mother, two sons, two daughters, and a son-in-law.
Cary A. Hawkins and Celia Walker were married September 7, 1829, in Madison County, Kentucky. In the 1850 census they were listed with their four children: Cary, 43; Celia, 41; Jason, 20; Lucy, 15; Nicholas, 11; and Melissa, 8. By 1860 the two oldest were married, leaving Cary, 53; Celia, 51; Nicholas, 21; and Melissa 18.
I could find no information about the marriage of William Jason Hawkins. It is possible, if he were married, his wife married again after his death at the young age of 48.
Lucy survived her parents, siblings and husband. Perhaps it was she – or her children – who raised this stone to their memory.