Elijah P. Barnett Dies of Dropsy

The Hartford Republican, Ohio County, Kentucky

Friday, July 30, 1915

Death of E. P. Barnett

Elijah P. Barnett died Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the home of Mr. Joseph Thomasson, on lower No Creek, of dropsy.  He had been an invalid for thirty years, caused by a horse falling upon him.  His fatal illness lasted about six weeks.  He was a son of Robert E. and Amanda Barnett, both of whom have been dead many years.  He was 64 years of age.

The funeral services were conducted at Alexander graveyard by Rev. R. D. Bennett Monday morning at 10 o’clock, after which the burial took place there.

Mr. Barnett was highly educated and seemingly had a bright future before him as a young man when the accident mentioned overtook him, blasting all his plans for life.  He was surveyor of Ohio County one term and gave splendid satisfaction as an official.  Peace to his ashes.

Elijah Phipps Barnett, January 19, 1852 – July 23, 1915.  Alexander Cemetery, Ohio County, Kentucky.

Note:  There are several names on this stone, most likely siblings.

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  1. Elijah Phipps Barnett was a son of my GGrandfather Robert Emmett Barnett who was married to Amanda Phipps. This family used Greek and Biblical names for all their children. Hence names like Uzal, Ledru, Alzien etc. They valued education and wanted to be different I guess. Alexander Cemetery has many, many family members and is kept up today just north of Hartford Kentucky. Near Hartford, the Barnett brothers Joseph and Alexander established Barnett’s Station (small fort) after being given land as result of service in the Rev War. Vic Barnett anxious to hear from others who post comments.

  2. I am trying to find who owns, maintains and controls the Alexander Cemetery outside Hartford, Ohio Cy in order to contribute and possibly buy a plot. I have been unable in locating any information and have tried through the local funeral homes. Any ideas from anyone? Thanks for any help!!

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