Tag Archives: Shawnee Run Baptist Cemetery

Watson Gibson Obituary

Watson Gibson, October 15, 1829 – October 23, 1914.  Martha J. Gibson, November 9, 1833 – December 27, 1892.  Shawnee Run Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, October 30, 1914

After many months illness Mr. Watt Gibson, aged eighty-five years. died last Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lucy Welch, who had so faithfully cared for her aged father in the last days and very helpless condition. “Uncle” Watt had been a faithful member of the Baptist church at Burgin for years. The funeral was conducted at Shawnee Run Monday at 11 o’clock by Brother W. D. Moore, followed by burial in the adjacent cemetery.



Susan B. Curd Interred at Shawnee Run Baptist Cemetery

Susan B. Curd, November 13, 1846 – March 27, 1921, Shawnee Run Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, April 1, 1921


Mrs. Susan Curd, a venerable and beloved woman of the Burgin section, passed away Sunday afternoon after a lingering illness at the home of her son, Mr. Luther T. Curd, where she had lived for a number of years. Mrs. Curd was first stricken with paralysis several years ago while returning from the funeral of her grandson. Since then her health has never been robust. She was a splendid Christian woman, a worthy daughter of her venerated father, Rev. Strother Cook, who was a prominent Baptist minister of the Burgin section for many years. Early in life she united with the Shawnee Run Baptist Church and has “truly walked in the faith of her Lord” ever since. She is survived by two children, Mr. L. T. Curd, of Burgin, and a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Ison, of Norwood, Ohio. Five sisters also survive, Mrs. J. W. Voris, Mrs. Elizabeth Litteral, Mrs. S. D. King, Mrs. Emma Rose and Mrs. Julie Stone, and one brother, Mr. James Curd, of Mississippi. The funeral was held at Shawnee Run Church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. D. Moore, and the interment was at Shawnee Run Cemetery.


Clayborn and Mary Brent Bradshaw Obituaries

IMG_9276Clayborn Bradshaw, March 1, 1834-August 2, 1903.  Mary Brent, his wife, August 31, 1842-April 27, 1915.  Shawnee Run Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Thursday, August 6, 1903

Mr. Clayburn Bradshaw, residing about 7 miles from town, died very suddenly at noon Sunday. He had been in failing health for several months, but was not thought to be in any immediate danger. A few minutes before his death he complained of feeling very badly, and sat down in a chair. His wife ran to him but before he could be moved to the bed, he had breathed his last. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon at Shawnee Run and he was buried among his kindred in the church yard there. He was a highly respected and well to do farmer. He leaves no children and only a wife and adopted daughter survives him

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, April 30, 1915

Estimable Woman Dead

Mrs. Mary Brent Bradshaw, widow of the late Clayborne Bradshaw, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Burdette Burks, in Burgin, Tuesday night. She had been in ill health for some time and last fall passed under an operation at the Danville Hospital, hoping to regain her health, but complications developed which proved fatal. She was a most estimable Christian woman who was greatly beloved by all who knew her. For many years she had been a member of Shawnee Run church, and her funeral was held there yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. D. Moore, and the interment was in the Shawnee Run cemetery. She leaves no children but has a number of relatives throughout the county.


Martha Burchell Obituary

IMG_9262Martha L., wife of Aaron Burchell, born November 23, 1830, died December 14, 1898.  Shawnee Run Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Semi-Weekly Sayings, Mercer County, Kentucky

Saturday, December 17, 1898

Mrs. Aaron Burchell died, Wednesday, at her home in Jessamine county and was buried, Thursday, in the Shawnee Run Cemetery near Burgin. She was an aged lady and leaves a husband and a number of grown children to mourn the loss of a good, christian wife and mother.

from The Semi-Weekly Sayings, Mercer County, Kentucky

Wednesday, December 21, 1898

Mrs. G. E. Tewmey has, for three weeks been at the bed side of her mother, Mrs. Aaron Burchell, who lingered with heart trouble, until Wednesday morning death relieving her sufferings, at her home near Nicholasville, Her remains were brought to Shawnee Run for interment.

Lewis Brashaw Obituary

IMG_9277Spotwood Lewis Bradshaw, 1832-1911.  Artie Mecy, his wife, 1837-1908.  Nathan J., 1872-1907.  Eva Lena Johnson, 1868-1896.  Shawnee Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

Mr. Spotwood Lewis Bradshaw was born March 7, 1832, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to James and Barsheba Bradshaw, both born in Virginia.  From a farming family, Lewis continued in the tradition of his father after his marriage on December 12, 1859, to Arty Mecy Jane Denny.  The couple had six children, three still living in 1900.  In the 1880 census Lewis is listed as 46; Arty Mecy, 44; Helen, 20; James W., 15; Eva Lena, 11; and Nathan, 8.  Also living with them is son-in-law C. A. McDonely, 20, husband of Helen.  Mr. Bradshaw died on February 6, 1911.  His death certificate says he died shortly after eating a hearty breakfast.  Heart problems were the cause of death.  His wife had preceded him to the grave three years previous.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, February 10, 1911

Mr. Lewis Bradshaw, one of the venerable men in the county, died suddenly Monday morning at his home at Shawnee Run.  He had smoked his pipe and was sitting in a chair beside the fire when he fell, and about two hours later was dead.  The funeral services were held at Shawnee Run Church on Tuesday by Rev. J. W. Campbell, and the interment was in the adjacent cemetery.  Mr. Bradshaw was a splendid gentleman, honorable and upright, and was popular with everyone.  He leaves two children, Mrs. C. S. McDonely and Mr. James W. Bradshaw.


Joseph Thomas Curd and Malinda Corn Curd Buried at Shawnee Run Baptist

When searching for the obituary of Malinda Curd I became very confused!  I found two, one from 1911 and one from 1912.  The first listed her as Mrs. Joseph Curd, the second as Mrs. Malinda Curd.  I checked my photos and the person I was looking for died in 1911.  To make a small story short – she died December 26th of 1911.  One obituary was written within a couple of days; the next obituary, in the January 12, 1912, issue of The Harrodsburg Herald!  Sometimes a quick glance is not enough!

What a lovely stone!  One of the Woodmen of the World – a beautiful joining of two lives – as two trees!

IMG_9281from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, December 29, 1911

Death of a Good Woman

Mrs. Joseph Curd, one of the best known, best loved women of the Curdsville vicinity, died Wednesday morning, after a lingering illness, of a complication of diseases.  Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. W. D. Moore and the interment took place in the family burying ground nearby.  Mrs. Curd was about 64 years of age and had been a life long member of the Shawnee Run Baptist Church.  She was a kind, gentle woman, a good neighbor and a friend to all.  She is survived by her aged husband to whom the sympathy of the entire community and his wide circle of friends goes out, and two sons, John and A. W. Curd, and two daughters, Mrs. D. King and Mrs. James Campbell

Friday, January 12, 1912

Mrs. Malinda Curd, wife of J. T. Curd, died at her home, some three miles from Burgin, Tuesday afternoon, December 26th, at 20 minutes past 5 o’clock.  She was born, May 3, 1841, and was, therefore, in the 71st year of her age.  Her maiden name was Poore, her father’s family consisting of seven children, only two of whom are now living, Mrs. Hackley and Mrs. Hamilton, of Garrard County.  She was married to J. T. Curd, at her father’s home, by Rev. S. Cook, May 1st, 1862, and had she lived a few months longer, they would have walked the path of life together 50 years.  The troubles incident to life were theirs, just as they belong to all, but truly this union was a happy one.  They lived for each other, and were never happier than when in each others company.  To them were born 5 children, four of whom survive her, A. W. and John R. Curd, Mrs. James Campbell and Mrs. W. D. King, all of them of Mercer County.  The other daughter, Mrs. Sarah Campbell, died some few years ago.

Mrs. Curd became a member of Shawnee Run Church, of which her husband for many years has been a deacon, about 40 years ago, having been baptized by the same preacher who married her, Rev. S. Cook.  for 18 years I have been her pastor and I can truly say she has been faithful to her Lord and to the church.  She loved the house of God and was always there when it was possible.

She was extremely unselfish, living for the welfare of her family and community.  She always had a good word for everyone.  She saw virtues instead of vices.  She was kind to all, cheerful to the last, and deeply pious.  Mrs. Curd was indeed a devoted wife, a good mother, and a kind friend.  The hungry never left her door unfed.  None knew her but to love her.  Her pastor will sadly miss her, as well as all who knew her.  She was buried in the Shawnee Run burial ground December 28th, after services by the writer, in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives.             W. D. Moore

IMG_9282from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, July 5, 1935

Joseph Thomas Curd, highly esteemed citizen of east Mercer County, who had almost reached the century mark, died Thursday, June 28, at his home near Curdsville.  He was a native of this county and had lived his entire life in the same section.  Born March 15, 1839, he was nearing his 100th birthday with remarkable vigor, until recently the years took their toll of his strength.  About 86 years ago he united with the Shawnee Run Baptist Church, in which he has been an honored member and for over 50 years a deacon.  He attended services regularly until about a year ago.  He was the son of John and Mary Munday Curd.

He enlisted in the Union Army in the War Between the States in May 1862, leaving a wife of three weeks, who was Miss Malinda Corn, Garrard County.  He was assigned to Company F, 11th Kentucky Cavalry, under Captain Frank Wolford and was in many skirmishes in Kentucky, several against the men of General John Hunt Morgan.  He also took part in the Battle of Knoxville.  He received an honorable discharge in June, 1865.

Following the death of his first wife, December 26, 1911, he was married to Miss Ann Witt, of Boyle County, in 1913, who died April 19, 1930.  Surviving are four children by his first marriage, Mrs. W. D. King, with whom he made his home; Mrs. James Campbell, Burgin; J. R. Curd, of Danville; Col. A. W. Curd, of Tucson, Arizona, who arrived here a few days before his father died.  Fourteen grandchildren and the same number of great-grandchildren also survive.

The funeral was held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning at the Shawnee Run Baptist Church, near Burgin, conducted by the Rev. W. D. Moore, of Anderson County, a former pastor for over 30 years of Shawnee Run Church, and a long time personal friend of “Uncle Jody”.  The Rev. G. Whitcomb Ellers, pastor of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, assisted in the service.  Burial was in Shawnee Run Cemetery.

IMG_9280Joseph T. Curd, March 15, 1839 – June 27, 1935.    Malinda, his wife, May 3, 1841 – December 26, 1911.  Shawnee Run Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.