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Francis and Bernetty Morgan Milburn Buried in Mt. Kenton Cemetery – McCracken County, Kentucky

This beautiful gravestone of Francis and Bernetty Morgan Milburn is located in Mt. Kenton Cemetery in McCracken County, Kentucky, in the area south of Paducah known as Lone Oak. The person who made the gravestone inadvertently added an extra ‘L’ to their name! But that doesn’t detract from this unusual monument. A stone that is original is always a pleasant surprise. And the verses on each side seem heartfelt.

Francis Millburn was born December 27, 1823, departed this life April 24, 1902, age 78 years, 3 months, 27 days. Dear Father with a reverent hand, This to thy memory given, while one by one they household band God reunites in heaven.

Francis Marion Milburn was the son of William Milburn and Keziah Glasscock, born December 27, 1823, and died April 24, 1902.

Bernetty, wife of Francis Millburn, deceased, was born September 15, 1827, departed this life October 28, 1904, age 77 years, 1 month, 3 days. O, Mother, dear, a short farewell, that we may meet again above and rove where angels love to dwell, where trees of life bear fruits of love.

Bernetta Morgan Milburn was the daughter of Jubal Morgan and Mary Thurman, born September 15, 1827, and died October 28, 1904.

Through the census records we find the family lived in neighboring Graves County at least through 1900.  The following family members are listed in the census starting with 1850:

  • Francis Marion Milburn, born 1823 – 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900
  • Burnetta Milburn, born 1827 – 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900
  • William Thurman Milburn, born 1847, died 1927 – 1850, 1860
  • Nancy J. Milburn, born 1852 – 1860
  • John R. Milburn, born 1854, died 1942, married Emma Emily Watson – 1860, 1870
  • James D. Milburn, born 1858, died 1937 – 1860, 1870, 1880
  • Mary E. Milburn, born 1862, married Rev. William Henry Williams – 1870
  • Francis M. Milburn, born 1864, died 1948 – 1870, 1880

I found no obituaries or other newspaper articles on the family.

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