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Joseph and Mary Jane Lillard Buried in New Providence Cemetery

Joseph Lillard, born June 27, 1827, died August 9, 1898.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, August 12, 1898

Mr. Joseph Lillard, an influential farmer of the McAfee neighborhood, died Tuesday night of a complication of diseases. Mr. Lillard was seventy-one years of age and was highly respected. He leaves a wife and several grown children. Funeral services were conducted at Providence church yesterday afternoon by his pastor, Rev. S. F. Taylor, and the interment took place in Providence Cemetery, a large number of his friends and neighbors attending.

Mary Jane, wife of Joseph R. Lillard, January 22, 1832 – August 16, 1910. 

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

 Friday, August 19, 1910

Mrs. Mary Jane Lillard, one of the most venerable and highly respected women of the county died Tuesday night at the home of her son, Mr. Will Lillard, near McAfee. She was seventy-nine years of age and the widow of the late Joseph Lillard. She was a lovable Christian character and had been for years a devoted member of New Providence church, where her funeral was held on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Harvey Glass, and the interment was in the adjacent cemetery. The deceased leaves three sons, all substantial and well-known citizens of this county. They are Messrs. William, James and David Lillard.

First Members of New Providence Presbyterian Church – Born Before 1800 – Volume 4

The third installment of the original members of New Providence Presbyterian Church, Mercer County, Kentucky, who were born before 1800 – and there are quite a few – we’ve only scratched the surface!  The previous installments can be viewed – Volume 1 and Volume 2 and Volume 3.

Priscilla, wife of Robert McAfee, died February 19, 1837, in the 66 year of her age (born 1771).

James Coleman, born October 6, 1776, died January 5, 1844.

Mary Bunton, wife of James Lyons, born April 10, 1777, died May 27, 1850.

Ann, wife of Col. George McAfee, born January 11, 1777, died April 7, 1851.

In memory of Col. George McAfee, born April 28th, 1777, died May 28th, 1819, aged 42 years.

Robert McAfee, died January 30, 1849, in the 72nd year of his age (born 1777).

Nancy Buchanan, consort of A. Buchanan, deceased, departed this life October 1st, 1810, aged 32 years (born 1778).

Thomas Cleland, D. D., born May 22, 1778, died January 31, 1858.

Mary Robb Smith Obituary – 91 Years of Age

Mary Robb, wife of James Smith, October 16, 1833 – February 11, 1925.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

Evidently there is a mistake in the obituary – Mary Smith was buried in Mercer County.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, March 6, 1925

Mrs. Mary Smith, aged 91 years, died in Frankfort at the home of her daughter, Miss Lockett Smith, on February 11. She was the widow of James Smith and before her marriage was Miss Mary Robb. They were prominent and popular citizens of the Provi­dence section for many years. She was an aunt of Mrs. M.F. Chilton and Mrs. M. M. Daviess, of Harrodsburg; Mrs. J. R. McChesney, Louisville, and Mrs. George Dunn, of this county. Mrs. Smith was much loved by all who knew her. She had lived in Frankfort for a long time with her daughter, who is teach­ing there. Her funeral and burial were in Frankfort. Those from Harrodsburg who attended were Mrs. Alvin Veatch, Mrs. Garnett Dean, Mrs. Andrew Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Givens For­sythe, all of whom were related to her.

W. E. Gill and Sarah Belle Slaughter Gill Obituaries

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W. E. Gill, May 12, 1843 – August 4, 1904.  Sarah B., his wife, March 4, 1847 – February 27, 1940.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Thursday, August 11, 1904

Mr. W. E. Gill died at his home in our town Thursday morning of last week. On April 16 last he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis. He was well known throughout the county. He was the son of Major Edward Gill and had spent all his life in this community. He was 61 years of age; had served in the Federal Army during the Civil War, and since a prominent Republican and President of Farmers Bank at Salvisa. He leaves a wife and six children. The remains were interred in Providence Cemetery.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, March 1, 1940

Mrs. Sarah Belle Gill, one of the most venerable and beloved women of the county, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 1940, after a  short illness with pneumonia at her home in Salvisa. Death came on the eve of her 93rd birthday, which would have been Monday, March 4. She was the daughter of Gabriel Slaughter and Lydia Maddox Slaughter, of Mercer county. Her father was a nephew and namesake of Gov. Gabriel Slaughter, who became Chief Executive of Kentucky in 1816. She was a member of the Baptist Church, a splendid woman of strong personality and retained all her faculties to the end in spite of the unusually long years of life. Her husband, W. E. Gill, died Aug. 4, 1904. She is survived by three sons, Gabe, Ed and Will Gill, of Salvisa, and one daughter, Mrs. Jane Gill Harris, of Louisville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Her funeral was at 2 p.m. yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Gill, in Salvisa, with the Rev. T. Hassell Bowen, pastor of the Harrodsburg Christian Church, conducting the rites. Burial was at Providence Cemetery, near McAfee. The bearers were Edmund Miller, Lloyd Houchin, W. S. Harmon, Earl Terhune, Oscar Brown and W. H. Keightley.

 

Elizabeth Slaughter Obituary

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G. M. Slaughter, July 13, 1839 – February 16, 1894.  Elizabeth, his wife, November 4, 1843 – June 1, 1911.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, June 9, 1911

Mrs. Gabriel Slaughter, a prominent woman of Oregon, this county, died at her home last Thursday afternoon, aged sixty-five. She was one of the most beloved women of that section, and for many years had been a devoted member of the Salvisa Presbyterian church and lived the life of a consecrated Christian. The funeral services were held at the home on Saturday, conducted by Dr. Harvey Glass and the interment was in Providence cemetery. She leaves a family of six married children.

 

W. D. and Sarah E. Finnell Obituaries

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W. D. Finnell, 1838 – 1912.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, October 25, 1912

Mr. W. D. Finnell, aged seventy-four, died at his home near Salvisa Sunday morning. He was one of the prominent men of the county, a splendid gentleman and was especially popular in the section where he had resided so long. He had been a sufferer for some years, and was in a critical condition for several weeks before the end came. He had been a member of the Baptist church for many years. The funeral service was held Monday morning at 11 o’clock at Providence by Rev. W. D. Moore, and the burial was in the Providence cemetery. Besides his wife he leaves one son, Mr. Charles Finnell, of this city, and three daughters, Mrs. Lee Eastland, of New Mexico, Mrs. E. B. Kennedy, of Ashland, and Mrs. Bush W. Allin, of this place.

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S. E. Finnell, 1842-1914.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, August 14, 1914

DEATH’S CALL

Answered by Mrs. W. D. Finnell While Visiting in Tennessee

The many friends here of Mrs. Sarah E. Finnell were shocked and grieved by the news of her death Tuesday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. J. D. Green, of Brownsville, Tenn. She left here some weeks ago in excellent health to visit her granddaughter, who was to accompany her to Texas where they were to be guest of Mrs. L. E. Eastland, daughter of Mrs. Finnell and mother of Mrs. Green. They had just returned to Brownsville when she became ill and death overtook her August 11. Mrs. Bush W. Allin and Mr. Charles Finnell, of this city, and Mrs. E. B. Kennedy, of Ashland, were summoned to her bedside and were with her when the end came, and accompanied the body to this place, reaching here Wednesday evening. The funeral was held Thursday morning at the Baptist church at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. F. F. Brown, the pastor, assisted by Rev. R. N. Simpson and Dr. Bunyan McLeod. The interment was at the Providence Cemetery. Many handsome floral tributes testified to the esteem and affection in which this good woman was held. Mrs. Finnell was born in this county and has resided here and at Salvisa all her life. She had been for many years a devout member of the Baptist faith and her life has been a long record of Christianity and unpretentious goodness and faith. There are many who will be better for having known her. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. L. E. Eastland, of Bovina, Texas, Mrs. Bush W. Allin, of this city, Mrs. E. B. Kennedy, of Ashland, and Mr. Charles Finnell, also of Harrodsburg. In addition to these three sisters are left, Mrs. Eliza Smith, Indianapolis, Mrs. H. D. Willis and Mrs. Mantie Allin, of this place. Mrs. Charles Wolf and Miss Lulie Turpin, of Louisville, came here to attend the funeral.

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W. D. and Sarah E. Finnell

Thomas Overstreet Obituary

IMG_2203J. T. Overstreet, born May 10, 1870, died April 7, 1909.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, April 9, 1909

Mr. Thomas Overstreet, one of the best known men in the north end of the county, died at Bondville Tuesday, aged 38 years. He was a farmer and stock trader and stood high among those who knew him. He leaves a wife and five children. Funeral services were held at Providence Church Thursday and the interment took place in Providence Cemetery.