Lewisport is a small town located on the Ohio River in Hancock County. The city cemetery is in the heart of town at the corner of Melanie Drive and Fourth Street. It is not a large cemetery, but for the area is quite sufficient. In addition there are many family and other smaller cemeteries throughout the county. This is the area where my Lewis family moved to from Loudoun County, Virginia. Captain John Hancock Linton’s sister, Catherine Jennings Linton, married William Joseph Lewis. Some of the children of Joseph and Catherine Lewis moved to Hancock County in 1799 when it was still a part of Breckinridge County. The Lewis family has their cemetery located on property they purchased, discussed in another post.
I’ve never seen a gravestone with so many initials at the top. Does anyone know what they stand for?
This gravestone is similar to the previous – the weeping trees on either side of the top, although with an urn rather the numerous initials on the other. Relatives, I’m sure.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our visit to Lewisport Cemetery!