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Brown Family Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery – Logan County

I found little information on this family, other than obituaries.  They are listed in the 1880 Logan County census.  Robert R. Brown is 48, a farmer.  Mary, his wife, is 47.  Two sons are listed – Robert W., 17; and Joseph A., 14.  It is possible this family moved to Logan from Hardin County since the father lived there when the couple married in 1864, or Breckinridge County since that was where the mother lived before marriage.  Even though both sons were married, their wives are not buried in this cemetery.

Sacred to the Memory of Robert R. Brown, born January 29, 1832, died May 8, 1894.  ‘Servant of God, well done.’  Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky.

Sacred to the memory of Mary E. A. Brown, born October 8, 1828, died February 24, 1910.  ‘One little hour and then the glorious crowning.’

The Breckinridge News, Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Kentucky

Wednesday, March 2, 1910

Venerable Mother

of Robert W. Brown Is Summoned – Was a Member of the Old Lewis Family of Breckinridge

Mrs. Mary E. A. Brown, the mother of R. W. Brown, managing editor of The Louisville Times, and of Joseph A. Brown, of Nashville, Tennessee, died at the home of the latter Thursday evening February the twenty-fourth.  Her final illness started from the pricking of her thumb with a needle last Friday.  Erysipelas developed and caused her death.  Mrs. Brown was nearly eighty-three years of age and her life was beautiful and interesting.  In her early womanhood days she lived in Breckinridge County with Dr. Thomas J. Lewis, the father of the Rev. James T. Lewis, of Basin Springs.  In 1864 she married Robert R. Brown of Hardin County.

Mrs. Brown was a woman remarkable in many ways and was greatly talented in music and literature.  She was a member of the Broadway Methodist Temple Church of Louisville.

It is said, during the last twenty-five years her older son, Robert, never failed to spend Christmas with her.

Robert W. Brown, born November 13, 1862, died December 28, 1924.

The Owensboro Messenger, Daviess County, Kentucky

Tuesday, December 30, 1924

Joe A. Brown, born December 9, 1866, died January 22, 1939.

The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee

Monday, January 23, 1939



Samuel S. and Henrietta Gregg Buried In Maple Grove Cemetery Jessamine County

Samuel S. Gregg, born September 7, 1844, died December 5, 1885, aged 41 years, 2 months and 28 days.  Henrietta B. Gregg, born July 19, 1844, died October 12, 1895.  Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky.

This family seems to have more than its share of troubles. Samuel and Henrietta Gregg died at fairly young ages.  They had two children, a son named Luke, and a daughter, Bessie, who lived only two years past her father’s death.  After Henrietta’s suicide, Luke was raised by his grandfather, James Gregg.  Luke experienced a few trials of his own.  Four years previous to his marriage to Viola Soper on January 11, 1900, a tornado ripped the chimney off his home.  In 1920 Luke was driving an automobile, his son James a passenger in the front seat, and two men who had helped with cutting tobacco in the back seat.  It was hit by a train, killing the two men in the back seat and injuring father and son.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Monday, December 7, 1885

Fatal Effects of a Fall

Nicholasville, Kentucky, December 6 – Col. S. Gregg died at his house near this city last night, about 8 o’clock, aged about 40 years.  A few nights since he was walking through his house when he fell over a chair and broke two ribs and injured himself internally otherwise, which caused his death.  He was a great friend of Ex-Gov. Blackburn, and was a member of his staff during his term of office.  He leaves a wife and two children and a nice fortune.  The funeral services will take place at the home tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock, and will be conducted by Revs. D. B. Cooper and B. Noland, after which the remains will be interred in the cemetery at this place.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Monday, October 14, 1895

Left a Large Estate

No Cause For the Suicide of Mrs. Henrietta Gregg

Nicholasville, Kentucky, Oct. 13 – The funeral of Mrs. Henrietta Gregg, who ended her life by hanging, took place today from her late residence, three miles from Nicholasville.  It was learned that several days ago Mrs. Gregg had threatened to commit suicide, but her nearest friends thought it was only talk.  Last Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock she secured a clothesline, went to the top of an old stairway, fastened the rope to a rafter, and swung out into open space.  She had not been hanging more than five minutes when she was discovered by her father-in-law, Mr. James Gregg.  The body was taken down, a physician summoned, and everything possible done to bring her back to life, but to no purpose, she breathing her last Saturday morning.

Mrs. Gregg had been brooding over money matters for some time, although she was in good circumstances, owning several thousand dollars worth of real estate in Nicholasville.  Her son, Luck, who is now sixteen years old, will come into possession of $25,000 when he becomes of age, left him by his father.  Mrs. Gregg was just finishing a handsome home in Nicholasville, into which she would have moved next month.

Brown Family Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery

Brown Family Plot – Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky.

George I. Brown was born in Virginia in 1784.  He bought property in Jessamine County, Kentucky – quite a lot since his real estate was valued at $54,000 in 1850.  George married Sarah Perry, November 17, 1809, in Woodford County, Kentucky.  They had two sons, George and Moreau Brown.

Sarah, wife of G. I. Brown, born September 30, 1789, died May 6, 1832.

Sarah Brown died in 1832, and the next year George married Catharine W. McKinney, June 6, 1833, in Woodford County.  Since both wives came from this county perhaps there were family members living there.

In the 1850 census of Jessamine County George, 65, is listed as a farmer, born in Virginia.  Wife Catherine is 46.  Their three children are Mary Hannah, 15; William, 12; and Sally, 9.

George I. Brown, born December 11, 1784, died March 14, 1856.

Catherine lived another nine years before dying in 1867.

Catherine W., wife of G. I. Brown, born October 25, 1802, died October 2, 1867.

From this angle you can see son Moreau Brown’s gravestone on the right – with the statue at the top – and son George Brown’s would be on the left, next to the beautiful gravestone of his wife, Anne Hemphill.  A better view is in the first photo of this article.



George Brown and Anne Hemphill Buried In Maple Grove Cemetery

George Brown, February 28, 1819 – October 30, 1897, aged 78 years, 8 months.  Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky.

from The History of Jessamine County, Kentucky, Young, 1898

George Brown was born in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, February 28, 1819, and died October 30, 1897.  He first attended school at St. Joseph’s, Bardstown, Kentucky, afterward at Centre College, Danville, and finally at Transylvania University in Lexington.  Upon leaving college he at once engaged in the business of the manufacture of hemp.  His father had been one of the pioneers in hemp manufacture in Lexington and the son acquired a practical knowledge of the business early in life.  Owning a large number of slaves, which he used in his business, he made it extremely profitable and he continued in the manufacture of hemp for many years.  In the fall of 1853 he moved to a farm on Jessamine Creek, about two miles from Nicholasville, and in conjunction with his farm operated a hemp manufactory.  He married Anne M. Hemphill in 1843, who proved to him an affectionate, faithful and helpful wife.  She was one of the model housekeepers of Jessamine County and as neighbor and friend had no superior.

Mr. Brown was a man of intense activity; domestic in his taste, he loved his home and added to it those things which made it attractive.  He was a model husband and father.  When twenty-two years of age, he united with the Nicholasville Presbyterian Church, in the faith of which he continued to the end of his life, and at his death he was the oldest living member of the organization.  He was converted under the preaching of Rev. David Todd.  He was efficient and earnest in his Christian work and was always one of the liberal and helpful members of the congregation.  He was a pure, good man; long president of the Jessamine County Bible Society, he was not only active but useful in the Bible work and has left behind him no enemies and host of friends.

While in Maple Grove Cemetery in Nicholasville, earlier this year, we came across the beautiful stone for Anne Hemphill Brown.  This is one of the most beautiful stones I’ve encountered. 

Buried between her husband, and son, Victor, the carving of the image of the woman is amazing.  The flowers, lace, details of the dress and cross she wears around her neck is extremely vivid and clear.

In memory of Anne M. Hemphill, wife of George Brown, June 9, 1826 – March 29, 1888.  ‘A kind and true wife, a dear and fond mother and a faithful friend.  We cherish her memory.’

The love and regard held for Anne is definitely evident in the carving on the front of the stone.  The sentiment on the back of the stone just reinforces this.

The Wallace Family Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery

The Wallace family is represented in Maple Grove Cemetery, on Main Street in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, with several gravestones.  The two oldest are for Joseph and Sarah Wallace.  You can see them beside/slightly behind the large Wallace stone.

Joseph Wallace was born March 9, 1779, and died February 19, 1855.  Joseph’s parents were John Wallace and Jane Finley.  John Wallace was an ensign in 1776, in Captain James Moore’s company, 5th Pennsylvania regiment, Col. Anthony Wayne’s command.  He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and died in Fayette County, Kentucky.

In Joseph Wallace’s will, dated April 21, 1853, he gives his daughter, Mary J. Brown, ‘undivided interest in and to three slaves, namely Sam, Eliza and Solomon, purchased of Briers Heirs and now in the hands of Mary J. Brown, administrator of Thomas J. Brown, deceased, my interest in said slaves being one fifth part of the same, also her note executed by her as administrator for one hundred and fifty dollars, together with whatever interest may be due thereon, at the time of my death.  Also, one thousand dollars in cash.’

Son James Wallace received his father’s tract of land in Jessamine County, where the father resided, about four hundred and sixty acres, also four Negroes, his selection, out of all the slaves.

Two Negroes are given in trust to his executor, for the use and benefit of my daughter, Margaret Harris, Emily and Nancy, 13 and 7 years old, respectively, who are now with the said Margaret in Boyle County, also one half of a tract of land in Boyle County, containing about one hundred and eighty one acres, upon which Nathaniel Harris now lives, land and Negroes to remain in the hands of my executor for the use and benefit of daughter Margaret – perhaps he didn’t trust his son-in-law.

All slaves, land, chattel, etc., are to be sold and the money divided between my daughter, Mary J. Brown, and the share to my executor, in trust for my daughter Margaret Harris.  Thomas E. West was named executor.

Sarah Barr, wife of Joseph Wallace, was born February 1, 1780, and died September 16, 1852.  She and Joseph married June 23, 1809, in Fayette County, Kentucky.

James Wallace, son of Joseph and Sarah, left a very impressive monument in the cemetery – or it could have been his children since there is ‘Our Father’ and ‘Our Mother’ above their names on the stone.  James married Margaret Mays, May 2, 1850.  Due to the date of marriage, tiny Anna Wallace must have been their first child.

James Wallace was a rather wealthy man.  In the 1860 Census of Jessamine County he is listed as a farmer, with real estate valued at $27,000, and personal estate at $15,000.  In the census James is 48, Margaret is 36, Joseph is 7, Sarah is 4, and Virginia is 8/12.  Mother-in-law Anna Mays, 67, is living with the family.  She was born in North Carolina.

In the 1870 census James is 58.  His property is valued at $34,000, with personal estate of $10,000.  Margaret is 44, Joseph is 17, Sidia (Sarah) is 15, and Virginia is 12.

James died in 1875 and, Margaret, less than a year later.

James Wallace, born February 8, 1812, died June 25, 1875. Margaret Mays Wallace, born September 29, 1826, died April 10, 1876. Maple Grove Cemetery, Jessamine County, Kentucky.


Russell and Marian Porter Die of Smallpox

A beautiful memorial stone sits in Maple Grove Cemetery in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky, marking the graves of two children, siblings, who died on the same day, August 1, 1894, of smallpox.  Evidently an epidemic was wide-spread, not only in Kentucky, but throughout the country.

Russell, May 8, 1891 – August 1, 1894.

Russell Porter, aged 3, and his sister Marian, aged 5, only children of Walter R. and Bessie Porter, were victims claimed by the epidemic.  I cannot imagine a parent losing one child, much less two.

Marian, October 20, 1889 – August 1, 1894.

‘Fold them, O Father, in thine arms, and let them henceforth be a message of peace between our hearts and thee.’


Obituary for Miss Mattie Mae Linton


Mattie Mae Linton, January 24, 1894 – December 4, 1968

Maple Grove Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky

Mattie Mae Linton was the daughter of Thomas Alvey Linton and Susan Mary Duncan.  Both parents died young.  She was raised by an uncle until she finished school, then she lived with her older brother at the old family homestead for the rest of her life.

Newspaper – Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky

Miss Mattie Mae Linton, 74, Dies

Funeral Services Held December 6, 1968

Miss Mattie Mae Linton, 74, Stevenson Mill Road, Russellville, died Wednesday, December 4, at 1:15 p.m. at Logan County Hospital.

Miss Linton was born in Logan County January 24, 1894, daughter of the late Sue Duncan and Thomas A. Linton. She was a member of the Methodist Temple, a lifelong member of the Women’s Society of Christian Services, and a member of the Russellville Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution. She graduated from Logan College in 1911.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Russell Bow at Mayfield and Son Funeral Home on Friday, December 6, at 3:30 p.m. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Maurice Linton, Ben P. Linton, T. D. Linton, John Linton, Henry Duncan, Bill Duncan, Robert Stevenson and Earl Davis.

Survivors include three brothers, Louis B. Linton of Russellville, G. B. Linton of Grand Junction, Colorado, Thomas A. Linton, Indian Lakes Estates, Florida; two nieces and a nephew.