Old County Farm Cemetery

Barren Co., KY


This is the old county farm cemetery. It was at this location until probably January, 1917. In October, 1916 the Barren County Fiscal court exchanged the “poor farm” four miles from town for what is known as the Waller farm, two miles out the Fountain Run road (Court order, Oct. 1916). This one was located on what is now the Willie Groce road, about halfway between the Roseville road and Hwy 63. The farm is now owned by Roger Payne. We visited this twice, and both times found only two marked stones, but many field stones.

I have record of a William Elliot Matthews, Sep 25, 1855 - Mar 23, 1883. He married Julia Ann E. Barbour ?Jan 29, 1878? in Barren Co. She was the daughter of James H. & Nancy Jane Pursley. Julia married John Wilson Peden after William's death and is buried in the Peden Cemetery. William and Julia had three children, (1)Nancy Ann Valentine, Feb 14, 1878 - Jan 24, 1942. Nancy Married Joe Cephus Nuckols. (2) James Luther, Oct 26, 1880 - Jan 22, 1934. James married Louisa Jane Nuckols Sep 4, 1904 in Tennessee. (3) William Elliot, Nov 7, 1883 - Dec 17, 1959. William married May Purcell Bailey in 1904.

------ R. Green


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