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, 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 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.
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.’
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.
Jesse Wheeler Linton, age 69, housewife, born June 16, 1898, in Logan County, Kentucky, to George W. Wheeler and Margaret Stewart, died March 9, 1968, buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky. Spouse – Daniel Duncan Linton, deceased.
John Warder Linton, age 70, lawyer, born June 20, 1875, in Logan County, Kentucky, to John Linton and Emma Proctor, died November 27, 1945, buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky. Spouse – Mary Stevenson Linton.
John Wesley Linton, age 86, farmer, born November 14, 1843, in Kentucky, to Ben B. Linton and Nancy Newman, died July 4, 1930, buried in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky. Spouse – Emma Proctor Linton, deceased.
Laura Mae Linton, age 71, housewife, born August 18, 1903, Logan County, Kentucky, to Herschel Hammonds and Gimmie Bradshaw, died March 26, 1975, buried in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky. Spouse – Ben Proctor Linton.
Lucy Vitula Ragland Linton, age 80, housewife, born March 3, 1877, Butler County, Kentucky, to Lorenzo Ragland and Amanda Runner, died November 4, 1957, buried in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky. Spouse – Benjamin Proctor Linton.
Maurice Ragland Linton, Sr., age 82, WWI Army, retired state employee, born July 24, 1898, Logan County, Kentucky, to Proctor Linton and Vitula Ragland, died November 26, 1980, buried in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky. Spouse – Cleo Ballance Linton.
Myrtle Jennings Linton, age 79, teacher, born February 22, 1905, Logan County, Kentucky, to Charles Jennings and Callie Crittenden, died April 16, 1984, buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky. Spouse – Louis Linton, deceased.
Sally Ruth Linton, age 81, teacher, born April 10, 1902, Logan County, Kentucky, to Edward C. Price and Cora Hutchinson, died May 2, 1963, buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky. Spouse – T. D. Linton, deceased.
Thomas Dinsmore Linton, age 76, engineer, born April 14, 1902, Logan County, Kentucky, to Ben Proctor Linton, Sr., and Vitula Ragland, died May 18, 1978, buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky. Spouse – Sallie Ruth Price Linton.
Rosa Lee Kempf Lipford, age 75, housewife, born October 20, 1878, in Tennessee, died June 11, 1954, buried in Belmont Cemetery, Todd County, Kentucky. Spouse – Benjamin Franklin Lipford.
Frances Wells Lipscomb, age 77, nurses aide, born August 10, 1913, Robertson County, Tennessee, to Robert Lee Wells and Cora Palmer Wells, died April 12, 1991, buried in Red Oak Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky. Divorced.
Many times I have mentioned Captain John Linton, my 5th great-grandfather, captain of the Loudoun Militia during the Revolutionary War. In 1818, at the age of 68 he moved from Virginia to Washington County, Kentucky. All of his children moved to Kentucky, most stayed in Washington County, but one went a little further west.
Son Benjamin Franklin Linton – I suppose there is absolutely no doubt from whom the middle name came – the famous man of the revolution. He was also named for his grandfather, Benjamin Mason, whose daughter, Ann (also called Nancy) married John Linton in 1771. Benjamin Linton took his family to Logan County, Kentucky. He and his wife Lucy Crewdson, who were married in Fluvanna County, Virginia, had twelve children! About half the children stayed in Logan County, the other half moved on to such distant places as St. Louis, Garnavillo, Iowa, and California.
Today I want to talk about John Warder Linton, a great-grandson of Benjamin and Lucy, and a great-great grandson of the captain. John Warder Linton was a son of John Wesley Linton, a Civil War veteran of the Confederate Army, and Emma Adelaide Proctor. John Wesley was a young 18-year-old when he entered the war. He married Emma in 1869 in Logan County. It is said most of the men in his unit did not make it home. He planted a line of trees on his property, in memory of his fallen comrades. John Wesley and Emma had 5 children: Benjamin Proctor, John Warder, James Thomas, Lucy N. and Hugh Walter Linton. Daughter Lucy died at the young age of 23. The four boys died in the early 40’s – with the younger three all dying in 1945.
John Warder Linton married Eugenia Bell Howard, a daughter of S. B. Howard and Martha Bell. They had two daughters, Martha Elizabeth and Eugenia Howard Linton. Martha married Henry Dockins Hopson, Sr. Eugenia never married.
John Warder was an attorney, as well as two of his brothers. A copy of his World War I draft registration card gives his description as tall and slender, with gray eyes and brown hair. He lived in the city of Russellville in Logan County.
Eugenia Linton died March 1, 1937. The next year John Warder married Mary Stevenson. They had no children. John Warder was active in the community until his death, November 27, 1945. He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, in Russellville, beside Eugenia. Other members of the Linton are also buried there.