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A Morning At New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery In Mercer County

Yesterday was a perfect early summer day – I follow the meteorologist’s yearly calendar – summer starts June 1!  A perfect day for a visit to a cemetery.  Living in Mercer County gives the opportunity to visit many old cemeteries and we chose New Providence.  We’ve been there several times.  Almost all stones have been photographed, but one section was taken with the sun in the wrong position; we were there about four in the afternoon.  Ten o’clock is a perfect time for good photos, and that’s when we arrived.

Ritchey and Julian came with me today.  They ran around the cemetery five times – the three-year-old is quite a runner.  Nothing like getting rid of a little excess energy!  And I was left to get the best photos I could.  I share the following with you.

Samuel Bunton, born February 10, 1783, died October 22, 1858.

Rachel, wife of Samuel Bunton, born September 1, 1786, died July 9, 1859.

Mandy C., wife of J. B. Compton, born September 21, 1839, died February 1, 1862.  Our infant son Henry born December 23, 1861, died September 20, 1862.

Detail at top of stone.

A small stone added for the infant Henry.  Several in stones in a line had the grave with sides and a foot stone.

Henry P., son of J. B. and M. C. Compton, born December 23, 1861, died September 29, 1862.

Susan, wife of James H. Voorhies, born May 13, 1824, died December 8, 1862.  Notice the beautiful wreath of flowers at the top.

Shot of Susan Voorhies gravestone and foot stone.

Stephen Lyen’s stone has broken off and was leaning on the base.  Ritchey held it to take photos.

Stephen Lyen, born May 18, 1793, died May 31, 1863.

Nancy, wife of Stephen Lyen, born December 10, 1798, died May 4, 1863.  Husband and wife died within a month.  Did they contract a fever or pneumonia?  I doubt we’ll ever know.


Obituaries – Clabe and Mollie Price Linney

img_2208A. C. Linney, 1865-1932.  Mollie Linney, 1870-1939.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, May 27, 1932

Mr. Clabe Linney, 67 years old, died at his home in Beaumont addition last Friday morning after an illness of about two years.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Harrodsburg Christian Church by Rev. T. Hassell Bowen, with interment in Providence Cemetery. Mr. Linney was the son of the late George and Ann Smith Linney. He spent all of his life as a farmer in Mercer County and moved to town a few years ago upon retirement from active farming.

He is survived by his wife and the following three children: Mrs. W. M. Wright, Mrs. Charles Sewell, and W. B. Linney, all of Mercer County.

The casket bearers were Judge C. A. Hardin, T. P. Tumey, Edward Slaughter, C. E. Rankin, G. W. Johnson and Andrew Ransdell.


from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, July 14, 1939

Mrs. Mollie Price Linney, aged 68, widow of the late A. C. Linney, died at her home in this city July 8, 1939. She was the daughter of Price Bunton and Albetine Roach Bunton. Early in life she united with the Ebenezer Christian Church and later moved her membership to the Harrodsburg Christian Church, where she has been an active and faithful member. She was married in 1888 to A. C. Linney and to this union five children were born. The three who survive are Mrs. Willie Wright, Cornishville; Mrs. Charles Sewell, Harrodsburg; and Bradford Linney of North Vernon, Ind. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Lena Currens, Cincinnati, and a brother, G. R. Bunton, Mattoon, Ill., and thirteen grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, by the Rev. Kenneth Davidson, of Cornishville, assisted by the Rev. Grady Guyton, of Enid, Oklahoma, as her pastor, the Rev. T. Hassell Bowen, is out of town. Burial was in Providence cemetery. The bearers were Paul Freeman, Ed Freeman, Commie Currens, Jack Allin, Elwood Burgin and Ralph Wright.