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Elijah Francis Matherly Obituary

E. F. Matherly, May 26, 1830 – October 28, 1912.  Julia A., his wife, April 14, 1835 – January 8, 1914.  Deep Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, November 1, 1912

E. F. Matherly, about the oldest citizen in the West End of the county, died Monday night at the age of eighty-two. He was a highly respected gentleman, and besides his aged wife he leaves seven grown children. The funeral services were held at the Deep Creek church and the burial was in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

In 1850 Elijah Francis was living with his parents, Banister and Susan Matherly.  Banister was born in Virginia.  In addition, Sarah Matherly, Banister’s mother and Elijah’s grandmother, was living with the family.  She was 95 and born in Maryland, which makes her birth year 1755.

Elijah Francis Matherly and Julia Ann Lester were married in Mercer County October 23, 1852.  In the census records I found their children listed as Amanda, John, Nancy, Jesse, Matilda, Martha, Obediah, Mary, Elijah and Julia. 

The death certificate for Elijah Matherly gives his mother’s maiden name as Susan Taylor.  It also gives his birth date as May 26, 1829.

 

 

Henry Taylor Buried at Deep Creek Baptist

Henry Taylor, July 19, 1838 – April 28, 1916.  Elizabeth A., his wife, January 1, 1841 – February 13, 1918.  Deep Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, May 5, 1916

Mr. Henry Taylor, aged about 78 years, died at his home in Dixville last Friday. He was a much esteemed citizen and a devout member of the Baptist church. He had been ill for some time with tuberculosis. The funeral service was held at the home by Rev. W. H. Brengle and the interment was in the Deep Creek cemetery.

Reed and Belle Russell Buried At Deep Creek Baptist Cemetery

Reed Russell, 1856-1932. Bell Russell, 1858-1928. Deep Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, September 21, 1928

Mrs. Belle Russell, seventy years of age, the wife of Reed Rus­sell, of the Deep Creek section of Mercer, died Monday of heart trouble. She was one of the best known women of the section where she resid­ed. Her funeral was at the Deep Creek Church by the Rev. E. M. Gash, with burial in the cemetery there. Surviv­ing are her husband and two sons, William and Rouse Russell, and a brother, John Lester, all of Mercer County.

From The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, December 30, 1932

Mr. C. R. Russell, 76 years of age, died at the home of his son, W. H. Russell, near Rose Hill, last Wednesday.  He was a prominent farmer of the Rose Hill section and was a member of the Deep Creek Baptist church.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. T. Turpin on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Deep Creek church and burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.  He was preceded to the grave by his wife, who died four years ago last September. He is survived by two sons, W. H. Russell, and R. Russell, both of Rose Hill, and four grandchildren.  Casket-bearers were as follows: Will Langford, Obie Lester, Thomas Russell, Reed Russell, Lem Lester and Robert Langford.

Jeremiah and Martha A. Peavler Claunch Obituaries

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Jeremiah Claunch, April 9, 1844 – May 28, 1914.  Martha, his wife, March 16, 1849 – February 21, 1930.  Deep Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, May 29, 1914

Mr. Jerry  Claunch, one of the best known men of the Rose Hill section, died Thursday morning of apoplexy. He was about 70 years of age, and a member of the Baptist faith, having been identified with the congregation of Deep Creek church for many years. He was highly respected by everyone and was well and favorably known all over the county. His funeral will be held this (Friday) morning at 11 o’clock at Deep Creek church and the burial will be in the nearby cemetery. The officiating ministers will be Rev. W. D. Moore and Rev. Ray. Besides his wife, Mrs. Martha Claunch, he leaves five children; Rev. Calvester Claunch, who is preaching at Middleburg; Mr. Magoffin Claunch, Mrs. Mary Frances Randolph, Mrs. Lillie Patterson and Miss Louisa Claunch.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, February 28, 1930

Mrs. Martha Claunch, 81, widow of Jerome Claunch, died February 21 at her home on Perryville Street in this city. Truly a good woman was taken when she passed on. At the age of sixteen she united with the Baptist church at Deep Creek and her long life has been a fine example of her Christian faith. Her funeral was held Sunday morning at the Deep Creek church, conducted by the Rev. W. D. Moore and the Rev. W. S. Scantland. Burial was in the Deep Creek cemetery. Surviving are the fol­lowing children: Mr. Magoffin Claunch, Rev. C. T. Claunch, Harrods­burg; Mrs. Will Tyler, Mrs. Marion Patterson, Mrs. Thomas Randolph, all of Rose Hill; a sister, Mrs. Nannie Lawson, and a brother, Mr. Leonard Peavler, also of Rose Hill.

W. J. and Harriet Bugg Obituaries

img_5956W. J. Bugg, August 20, 1835 – February 24, 1911.  Deep Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, March 3, 1911

Mr. Wesley Bugg died at his home near Stewart, last Friday, after a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. He was 81 years of age. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Russell several years ago and after her death was married to Mrs. Harriet Taylor. Besides his wife he is survived by three children by his first wife and seven children by his last wife. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Deep Creek Church, by Rev. Sawyer, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Deep Creek cemetery. Mr. Bugg was a native of Virginia, but came to the county when a child.

img_5953At rest.  Harriett Bugg, April 14, 1843 – December 20, 1929.  ‘Meet me in Heaven.’  Deep Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, December 28, 1928

Mrs. Harriett Bugg, aged 85, passed away Thurs­day, Nov. 20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Limle Bugg, of Shakertown, where she had been ill for several months. She was taken to Deep Creek and the funeral was conducted by Rev. Bonny, of Burgin. Burial was in the family lot at Deep Creek. She was a member of the Antioch Church of Ste­wart.She had eight children, of whom seven survive, three girls and four boys: Samuel Bugg and Mrs. Ann Lester, of Stewart; Charles Bugg, of Rose Hill, Limle Bugg and Mrs. Lillie Norvell, of Harrodsburg; Mrs. Limle Bugg and Thomas Bugg of Shakertown.

This one is just a little confusing.  Harriett Bugg’s tombstone gives her death as December 20, 1929.  Her obituary was in the December 28, 1928, newspaper – but in the obituary it says she passed away November 20th!  I believe the true death date to be December 20, 1928 – wrong year on the tombstone and wrong month in the obituary!