Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jacob Martin Cemetery

A hiking trip last fall to the old Martin Cemetery in the eastern section of the county was a real treat.  One can't help but wonder how the land used to be- so that a family cemetery would be located in such an isolated and almost un-find-able location.

Located in a heavily wooded area, was it once a cleared field? of just a cleared place in the forest that was close to the old home place? 

The last burial there was Mary Isabelle Morrow in April 15, 1940.  Her husband A. B. (Abednego "Bed") Morrow was buried in 1938. Strange to see this modern tombstone in such a location.

The family the cemetery was named after was Jacob and Rebecca Martin.  Rebecca has a stone, but according to earlier family researchers, Jacob is buried here in an unmarked grave.

Also buried here is 
Charles H. Hubbard.  CO. A 17th  KY Cav.

Others buried here with stones are: Annie L. Carter, 
Wife of T. H. Carter.
26- Oct-1909

Nancy J. Fowler, wife of B. G.

B. G. Fowler is listed on the back of the stone, but there are no dates.

Raymond Martin  1928-1930
Lossie Martin 1920 - 1930

According to other family records there are several more members of the family buried here in unmarked graves.

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