Cemeteries

Gravestones from Old Grayson Cemetery – Carter County

Located on a small hill above the city of Grayson is the Old Grayson Cemetery. I share with you photos taken there during our spring trip to Kentucky this year (2023).

Erected by the Woodmen of the World. W. H. Blase, born December 19, 1862, died July 7, 1905, aged 42 years, 6 months and 18 days.
Alice Drake, wife of H. N. Drake, February 25, 1845 – August 1, 1921. H. N. Drake, January 27, 1843 – February 2, 1928.

The Lexington Herald-Leader, February 3, 1928. Henry N. Drake, 85, of Grayson, Kentucky, Civil War veteran and father of three sons and two daughters – Frank Drake, Ashland; William Drake, Huntington, West Virginia; I. Hayes Drake, of Los Vegas, N.M.; Mrs. G. A. O’Roark, of Grayson; Mrs. George T. Pumphrey, of Lexington.

Ida M. Scott 1866-1948.
G. W. Scott, 1858-1917.
Wilhoit.
Alice C., wife of E. B. Wilhoit died August 5, 1881, aged 37 years, 5 days.
E. B. Wilhoit, September 19, 1842 – February 18, 1919.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, February 19, 1919 Col. E. B. Wilhoit, leading lawyer, died here last night.  He was 76 years old, and well known throughout Eastern Kentucky, practicing in all courts for more than fifty years.

A. B. Ault and Elizabeth Sayre married at Letart Falls, Meigs County, Ohio, December 11, 1842.
Andrew B. Ault born at Maysville, Kentucky, September 18, 1820, died at Shrewsbury, Kanawha County, West Virginia, July 14, 1900, aged 79 years, 10 months, 26 days.

The Public Ledger, Maysville, July 21, 1900 Mr. Andrew B. Ault, born in this city September 14th, 1820, died Sunday last at his home in Shrewsburg, W. Virginia, after a few days illness of kidney trouble.

Elizabeth Ault, born at Letart Falls, Meigs County, Ohio, March 1, 1825, died at Shrewbury, Kanawha County, West Virginia, March 3, 1892, aged 67 years, 3 days.
Allie Quisenberry Bagby Cline 1887-1972.
Edith L. Ault, January 4, 1871 – October 11, 1955. Edward L. Ault, April 5, 1860 – February 5, 1941.

The Courier Journal, Louisville, February 23, 1941 Edward Lewis Ault, 80, retired Grayson merchant died.

Frank Owen Leedy, January 12, 1882 – May 4, 1902. Willie Leedy, December 17, 1884 – September 27, 1901.

I am afraid this is a sad death.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, May 5, 1902 Grayson, Ky. – Frank O. Leedy was shot and instantly killed by town Marshall George Davis last night.  The killing took place about midnight.  Leedy had protested against being placed under arrest on the charge of being disorderly.  A few words followed when three shots were fired by Davis, the last one striking Leedy in the heart.  Davis surrendered to the Sheriff and claims that he shot Leedy in self-defense.  There is considerable feeling against the Marshall.  Leedy was popular young man.

Callie, wife of J. B. Wilhoit, born July 27, 1856, died February 26, 1894.
H. T. Giles, born August 23, 1840, died November 11, 1890, aged 50 years, 2 months, 18 days.
Ephraim Castle, born February 4, 1815, died May 12, 1899, aged 84 years, 3 months, 8 days.

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  1. Thanks for the amazing photos. While none are my relatives, it is interesting to see the old styles of gravestones.

  2. You should check out the old cemetery in Livermore Ky. It was forgotten for years until the 90’s. They found Revolutionary soldiers as well as Civil War soldiers.

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