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James B. Davenport Confederate Soldier – Larue County

James B. Daveport, Pvt., Co K, 8 KY Cav, Confederate States, February 9, 1838 – October 20, 1919.  Red Hill Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.

James B. Davenport was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War.  In the 1860 census, just before the beginning of the war, he lived in the household of Daniel W. Dyer and his family, along with four others.  Mr. Dyer was a dry goods merchant and I believe several of these men worked for him.  James, at the age of 21, was a stove merchant.

James Davenport was 24 years of age when he joined Company K, 4th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry.  He joined October 1, 1862, in Danville, Kentucky, for a three year period, and mustered in at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, November 6, 1862.

He was taken prisoner at Cheshire, Ohio, July 20, 1863, and was not released until towards the end of the war on February 24, 1865.

James took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States on February 24, 1865, at Camp Douglas, Illinois.  He was fair of complexion with dark hair and grey eyes, five feet eight and one-half inches in height.

After the war James Davenport returned to Larue County.  He married Fannie E. Barnes on October 7, 1869.  The records show that the gentleman was of age and the guardian of the lady gave consent in person.

One interesting note is the witnesses for their wedding – Ben Dyer and Nannie Dyer.  I’m sure these were members of the family James lived with before the war.

In the 1870 census for Larue County the newlyweds lived in their own household, James was 31 and Fannie 20.  James was a dry goods merchant with a personal estate of $7,500.

In 1900 the couple are 61 and 50, respectively.  They have been married for 30 years and have had four children, two living.  With them is daughter Florence, 23.  Florence must have married shortly afterwards, since in 1910 the couple are living alone.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Wednesday, July 24, 1912.

Fannie Davenport succumbed to tuberculosis on July 22, 1912.  She was survived by her husband and two children, Florence and Ernest.  Daughter Florence died of the same disease two years later.

James lived another seven years.  I could find no obituary for him.

J. B. Davenport, September 9, 1838 – October 20, 1919.  Fannie E., his wife, November 11, 1849 – July 22, 1912.  C. N. McGill, March 3, 1869 – August 2, 1937.  Florence D., his wife, March 28, 1877 – April 19, 1914.

Beside this gravestone are those for Daniel W. Dyer and his wife.

 

 

Martin Family Buried In Red Hill Cemetery – Larue County

One more post on the Martin family of Larue County, who first lived in Green County when they came to Kentucky in 1805.  Red Hill Cemetery is located in the county seat of Hodgensville.

William L. Martin, born May 26, 1782, in the State of Virginia, in Charles City County, on the waters of the James River and came to Green County, Kentucky in 1805, was married there October 17, 1807, and departed this life November 10, 1857, in the 76th year of his age.

Williams’ wife, Sarah Shofner.

Sally, wife of William L. Martin, born June (?) 25, 1792, died September 30, 1886, aged 94 years.

Mary E. Dearen, wife of Henry Martin, son of William L. and Sarah Martin.

Mary E., wife of Henry Martin, born August 14, 1812, died January 17, 1863.

Eliza Dearen, second wife of Henry Martin and sister to his first wife.

Eliza, second wife of Henry Martin, born August 27, 1813, died January 7, 1886.

Sally, daughter of H. & M.E. Martin, born January 1, 1851, died January 1, 1875.

Harriet, another daughter of Henry and Mary Martin.

Harriet A. Martin, born June 27, 1833, and departed this life April 15, 1858, in the 19th year of her age.

William L. Martin Buried in Red Hill Cemetery – Larue County

This is the way all of our ancestors should have engraved their tombstones!  William L. Martin gives not only the dates of his birth and death, but his marriage.  He is very specific about where he was born and where he died.  It would have made life so much easier for genealogists!  On his stone it lists Green County as place of death, but he is buried in Larue County.

William L. Martin, born May 26, 1782, in the State of Virginia in Charles City County, on the waters of the James River, and came to Green County, Kentucky, in 1805, was married there October 17, 1807, and departed this life November 10, 1857, in the 76th year of his age.  Red Hill Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.

We will learn more about William L. Martin later in the week.

Henry P. Martin Biography

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1887

Larue County, Kentucky

Henry P. Martin was born March 7, 1845, in Green County, Kentucky, and is the fourth of thirteen children born to Henry and Mary (Dearing) Martin.  Henry Martin was born in Green (now Taylor) County, March 22, 1808.  In the spring of 1835 he came to Larue County, and in 1858 located on 120 acres three miles northwest of Hodgenville.  He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for forty years, and was for several years a local preacher.

IMG_5151Mary E., wife of H. Martin, born April 14, 1812, died January 17, 1863.  Red Hill Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.

His wife died in January, 1863, after which he married Eliza Sutton, who died in January, 1881;

IMG_5147Eliza, second wife of Henry Martin, born August 27, 1813, died January 7, 1881.  Red Hill Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.

his third wife was America Cagle.  Henry Martin was the only child of William L. and Sallie (Shofner) Martin, natives, respectively, of Charles City County, Virginia, and Mercer County, Kentucky.  William L. Martin was born May 26, 1782, on the waters of the James River, and came to Green County, Kentucky, in 1805, and in 1835 moved to Larue County.

IMG_5153William L. Martin, born May 26, 1782, in the state of Virginia, in Charles City County, on the waters of the James River, and came to Green County, Kentucky, in 1805, was married there October 17, 1807, and departed this life November 10, 1857, in the 76 year of his age.  Red Hill Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.

He was a farmer and slave holder, and died in July, 1857.  He was a son of Hartwell Martin, who married Sallie Porter,

IMG_5155Sallie, wife of W. L. Martin, born 1792 and died September 30, 1886, aged 94 years.  Red Hill Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.

both of Virginia.  Henry P. Martin’s paternal grandmother was a daughter of Henry Shofner, who was a soldier of the Revolution, and served four years with General Marion; was one of the early pioneers of Mercer County, and later moved to Green County.  He was of Dutch descent, and a native of New Jersey.  H. P. Martin was reared on a farm, and came with his parents to Larue County.  At twenty went to Hodgenville and drove stage; then went to New Haven for three years, after which he engaged in the livery business.  In 1874 he was elected jailer, but had acted in the same capacity four years previous, and had also engaged in the grocery business for five years.  In 1878 he moved on a farm; in January, 1879, he located on forty-six acres, which he has raised to sixty-five, one and one half miles northwest of Hodgenville.  He was married, in August, 1866, to Sarah Redman, a daughter of James and Nancy (Walters) Redman,

IMG_5143Nancy, wife of James Redman, born September 29, 1808, died March 15, 1875.  Red Hill Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.

the former of whom had been jailer of Larue County for many years.  The issue of this union was one child, Emma D.  Mrs. Martin died in 1867, a member of the Christian Church, when Mr. Martin married his second wife, Mary Redman, sister of his first wife, in January, 1879.  There have been born to this marriage eight children, seven living:  Mollie, Lizzie, Hattie, Thomas H., Richard R., Charles and Willie A.  Mrs. Martin is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; he is a member of the Masonic fraternity and I.O.O.F.  In politics he is a Democrat, and in the fall of 1885 was appointed store-keeper and gauger.

Day One – Monday’s Genealogy Adventure

Finally, finally, the clouds parted and the sun shone – and we could get in a cemetery!  The last two days have been beautiful and Ritchey and I took advantage of the good weather!  In our continuing effort to take photos in cemeteries of all 120 Kentucky counties, Monday we headed out with a plan.  Three counties – Larue, Hart and Grayson – eight cemeteries.

In Larue County we stopped at Red Hill Cemetery in the county seat of Hodgenville – our Google Maps taking us first to the back of the cemetery where the gate was locked!  It didn’t take long to find the entrance to the cemetery – and a funeral procession was going in – first time there has ever been a service while we were in a cemetery.  However, we went to the old section which was far enough away not to disturb the burial.

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In Memory of Thomas Brown, born January 1, 1798, died July 16, 1843.  Red Hill Cemetery, Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky.

Just north of Hodgenville on Hwy 31E and 84 is Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery.  For those not familiar with the area, this is where Abraham Lincoln was born.  His boyhood friend is buried in this cemetery – which will be another blog!

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James H. Vittitoe, born October 27, 1867, died December 28, 1930.  ‘We will meet again.’  Ella Vittitoe, born December 13, 1871, died May 25, 1926.  ‘She was the sunshine of our being.’  Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.

Going back through Hodgenville, to go south into Hart County, we stopped at The Sweet Shop for ice cream.  We both had the Butter Pecan and Cashew – wonderful!  It was a joy to sit in the small, highly colorful shop and eat the perfect ice cream – and eye all the many flavors of fudge and other homemade candies that are offered.

Just across the county line into Hart County we stopped in the small town of Hammonsville, Hwy 357, and visited their city cemetery.

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Nannie, wife of A. T. Tharp, born July 17, 1854, died January 9, 1876.  Hammonsville Cemetery, Hart County, Kentucky.

In the small town of Bonnieville we stopped for gas.  Bacon Creek Cafe was next door and we decided it was time for lunch!  This cafe is a great little hometown restaurant with yummy food!  They offered cherry cobbler for dessert – my absolute favorite – so we decided to share one.  The waitress brought us a huge bowl – and it rivaled my own!  So good.  Another little tidbit about the town of Bonnieville, during the Civil War John Hunt Morgan burned the bridge over Bacon Creek – twice!  In his geocaching Ritchey found a cache on the walkway across the bridge.  Genealogy and geocaching go hand in hand for us!

On Hwy 728 we happened upon a very small cemetery with only eight gravestones – most with the last name Hawkins.  But I share with you the following since it was the oldest of the group – only the date of birth was visible.

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William Constant, born 1779, died, Hawkins Cemetery, Hart County, Kentucky.

A little further down 728 we visited Campground United Methodist Cemetery.

IMG_5358J. D. Duckworth, born May 19, 1844, died June 5, 1894.  ‘Meet me in heaven.’  Campground United Methodist Cemetery, Hart County, Kentucky.

On to the last county for the day – Grayson – west of Hart County.  Our first stop was at Hanging Rock Baptist Cemetery – so named for the huge rock overhang near the river.  This was our ‘small road’ cemetery of the day – off Hwy 259 north of Leitchfield, then Hanging Rock Church Road – the cemetery and church were at the end, about three miles if I remember.  A beautiful little church and cemetery.

IMG_5408Rev. H. B. White, June 3, 1843 – July 25, 1914.  Nancy E., his wife, July 31, 1846 – November 28, 1904.  Hanging Rock Baptist Cemetery, Grayson County, Kentucky.

A little further west in Grayson County is another small town, Caneyville, off US62, and we stopped at the city cemetery there.

IMG_5485Mary A., wife of Thurman Gonder, born May 15, 1888, died January 17, 1906.  Caneyville Cemetery, Caneyville, Grayson County, Kentucky.

Our last stop was at Fairview Cemetery in Leitchfield, Grayson County, on the way home, also on US62.  The actual reason for stopping was a geocache – but I never past up an opportunity for another cemetery photo!

IMG_5522George Wilbur Duvall, M.D., September 28, 1880 – May 1, 1942.  Essie Jones Duvall, September 18, 1889 – December 13, 1972.  Fairview Cemetery, Leitchfield, Grayson County, Kentucky.

A two hour drive and we were home!  Such a pleasant and productive day.  Tomorrow – day 2!