Lonely Cemetery In Wayne County

Through his geocache network Ritchey found one cemetery in Wayne County that was very aptly named – Lonely Cemetery.  Coming south on Hwy 90 to the county seat of Monticello, do not take the bypass, but go through town on Main Street.  Turn left onto Frisby Street, and continue up and around, it will turn into Morris Hill Road.  Just when you think you’ve lost your way, a road appears to the right – Lonely Cemetery Road.  Continue on this road until the cemetery appears before you.  On top of a little knob or knoll, not sure which it should be, you have a most beautiful view of the town.

Lonely Cemetery is small, with perhaps 30 or 40 graves, and very well attended.

Charles Robert Lair, February 24, 1912 – May 1, 1978.  Ethel D. Lair, September 17, 1917 – April 6, 2005.

Oliver J. Crabtree, Kentucky PFC, 347 A AF FTR SQ, World War II, January 19, 1922 – August 2, 1943.

Millard Brumett, March 15, 1880 – April 19, 1935.

Jacky Junior, son of Leslie and Ina Brummett, born and died January 6, 1933.

Oscar Crabtree, 1898-1937.

Oliver C. Crabtree, December 31, 1880 – January 6, 1934.

Beckham Crabtree, July 10, 1903 – June 22, 1948.

Mollie Crabtree, May 30, 1906 – May 28, 1942.


8 thoughts on “Lonely Cemetery In Wayne County”

  1. What a lovely cemetery and carving in some of the headstones. So sad for the Crabtree family to have lost so many in seems to be around the same time period. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I agree with Betsy Longo’s comment. Rather sad to read of the short lives of the Crabtree family members buried there. And the saddest is that of PFC Oliver Crabtree, apparently killed during his service in WW2 when he was just 21 years old. As he was a PFC, he may not have been a pilot, but possibly he was since the AAF in the first two years of WW2 trained a variety of men to be pilots.
    Thanks to cousin Phyllis and Ritchey for taking the photos.
    cousin Dick Linton

    1. I wanna thank you for sincerity of Lonely Cemetery. My name is Brandon and that is my family buried there. My grandmother Kactherine Crabtree is buried in the far right corner who along with her partner and his son where murdered Christmas Eve 1985. It’s true most of the folks buried died in very sad ways. But all in all I just want to thank you for your sincerity.

  3. Oliver C Crabtree 1880-1934 was shot and killed by Marshall Asa Morris, his second cousin. They shared gg grandparents, George Brummett b1784 and Mary French. Also, Marshall Asa Morris was the brother of Oliver’s sister, Martha Wayne’s husband, Rufus Harrison Morris b1883. Source of killing: Wayne County Outlook, Jan 11, 1934. Also, an article in the Courier Journal Jan 9, 1934.

    The shooting was at the home of Laura Belle Stockton widow of Granville Brummett 1847-1917. Granville was the brother of Oliver’s mother, Sarah Elizabeth Brummett Crabtree. Oliver and his two nephews, sons of brother, John Wesley, (King Bee) Crabtree were fighting with Marshall Asa Morris, and Marshall went inside to get his gun. He was a sharp shooter in WWI.

    Yes, this is very sad…….

    My gg grandmother is Malinda Brummett, sister of Oliver’s mother, Sarah Elizabeth Brummett Crabtree.

    Above you have shown the stones of Oliver and two of his children: Beckham and Mollie

  4. My great great grandmother, Luella Crabtree Morris 1889- 1917 is buried here with two of her sons. Bailey Winton Morris 1917 and Russel Morris 1909-1921. Luella is the daughter of Landon and Sarah Brummett Crabtree. Luella died in childbirth, Bailey from “bull hives” as told to me by his sister, Ethel. Russell was shot by a neighboring child. witnessed by Ethel. All three are in unmarked graves. I was also told by Ethel that as a child they called this Crabtree graveyard.

    1. Gina, one person said Bailey Linton died the day after his mother died. Find a Grave said Bailey died 8 months after his mother died.

      I have found many mistakes at Find a Grave; much incomplete information; and then again, I have found information there I have not found elsewhere.

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