Hughes Cemetery

Location: From Lawrenceburg, go East on Hyw #64 for 6 1/2 miles, turn right on Miller Rd., go 1 1/2 miles. The cemetery is on the left, East of the house in a cedar grove about 500 yards from the road. The following excerpt was taken from the New Prospect Community History, written in 1953; " The Hughes Cemetery is the oldest one still in use in the community. It is located on the present Dr. F. C Gaines farm on the Giles Co. line, which was originally the Hughes settlement. The Hughes' came here long before the Civil War and were the great-grandparents of the Hardiman's and others. The burial ground was perhaps the most widely used of the older cemeteries. Several families Several families which once buried have used the Shaw and other cemeteries in later years. However, it is still used by some of our families. Persons who have moved to other sections are brought back for burial. Some of the main families are Kilpatrick's, Boney's, Durham's, Moore's, Fisher's, Schindler's and Hardiman's. The oldest tombstone is J. F. Kilpatrick in 1879, however only the front part of the cemetery is cleaned once a year and has tombstones. Here, also, will be found rows of graves marked only with fieldstones and shrubs. The shrubs are of the slow-growing type and are now about 10 or 112 feet high with trunks 4 or 5 inches in diameter and dying in the top. The appear to be at least 100 years old. There are cedars of great age also. Mrs. R. V. Shaw (Hattie Moore) states that when her grandmother Rachel Moore, was buried in 1887, that this was an old established grave yard then. About half the cemetery is kept clean, the remainder is over grown with brush and trees. There must be Hughes' buried there but no markers were found."

Bradley, E. D.  3-5-1864  -  6-12-1836  Father
Bradley, Nancy A., wife E.D.  4-18-1863  -  12-12-1909
Bradley, Martha D., dau E. D. & N. A.  7-7-1899  - 8-58-1900
Bradley, Johnie H., son E. D. & N. A.  3-7-1893  -  9-1895
Bradley, Cordie G. dau E. D. & N. A.   12-14-1897  7-25-1898  two above all on same stone

1. Brode, (a boy)  11-8-1896

Durham, Clyde F., son Bud & Stella  10-8-1913  -  12-13-1918
Durham, Earl  7-31-1907  -  6-29-1945 Husban
Durham, Archie  3-19-1901  -  12-13-1933
Durham, Lacy   1912  -  1914
Durham, Walter   1898  -  1909
Durham, Elvy C.   1905  -  1907
Durham, Charles D.   8-15-1935  -  7-16-1937
Durham, Anna  1903  -  1906
Durham, Bertha  1895  -  1902
Durham, W. H. (Bill)  4-10-1871  -  4-24-1952
Durham, Ada  8-26-1874  -       one stone with above

Fisher, John A.   6-20-1874  -  10-27-1887
Fisher, Thomas B.   4-21-1895  -  11-30-1899
Fisher, Martha C.   6-26-1855  -  8-5-1930
Fisher, Isaiah F.  4-24-1845  -  8-30-1922

Hardiman, J. E.   1869  -  1919

1. Hughes, Mrs.   6-7-1896

Keen, Ruth   4-18-1836  -  9-6-1890 (in Moore lot)

Kilpatrick, W. J.  8-5-1852  -  9-10-1916
Kilpatrick, Mrs. Nettie  11-11-1857  -  1-31-1924
 (the 5 listed next are on same stone)
Kilpatrick, J. F.   3-16-1875  -  7-21-1879
Kilpatrick, T. F.   3-16-1882  -  5-7-1882
Kilpatrick, M. R.   5-11-1888  -  5-22-1888
Kilpatrick, W. T.   1-31-186  -  8-11-1888
Kilpatrick, C. W.   4-29-1883  -  11-19-1895
Kilpatrick, J. F.   3-13-1831  -  8-3-1907
Kilpatrick, Melvina, wife J. F.  4-17-1837  -  9-19-1904
Kilpatrick, Lou Etter  8-2-1876  -  7-9-1944
3 fieldstones with Kilpatrick scratched on them

LaCroix, Matthew L.  5-15-1896  -  4-18-1927  Veteran

1. Lanning, Martha, dau Marion L.   8-28-1895

May, Gertrude  1906  -  1906
May, Lizzie  1883  -  1925 same with above
May, Mrs. Emma M. wife C. L.   9-20-1880  -  4-21-190
May, Lena G.   4-20-1901  -  6-13-1901  same stone with above
May, Clarence   1877  -  1960
May, Emily May, wife L. E.   1911  -  1962

Moore, J. Fred  10-2-1867  -  5-17-1950  Father
Moore, John A.   2-26-1884  -  2-22-1946  Father
Moore, Sophia Boone  11-30-1848   11-24-1932   Mother
Moore, William R. hus Sophia  11-30-1838  -  7-20-1908 same stone with above ( 2nd Lt. Co. "A" 46 IL Inf. Union Civil War)
Moore, Rachel, wife Daniel  7-30-1811  -  5-10-1889
Moore, Estella Leona  11-22-1885  -  11-5-1887
Moore, Mary Jane  2-6-1890  -  7-3-1890
Moore, Anna L.   1893  -  1898
Moore, Laura M.   1900  -  1900Moore, David S.  1904  -  1907
Moore, Jessie f.   1906  -  1907
the 4 above are on same stone , children of J. F. and E. L.

May, Maud Lula  6-20-1881  -  12-19-1959
May, G. H.   2-12-1848  -  1-15-1934
May, Martha E. , wife  G. H.   3-3-1846  -  2-27-1913

Sandusky, J. J.   12-28-1869  -  11-4-1938
Sandusky, Susie  1-18-1876
Sandusky, Mildred, dau J. J. & S. E.   8-9-1901  -  5-16-1903
Sandusky graves are in Moore Plot

Schindler, Matt,   1861  -  1940
Schindler, Emma J., wife M/  9-27-1868  -  2-6-1918
Schindler, George Irvin, son M.E.   7-26-1889  -  4-8-1891

Shaw, Inf son Mr. & Mrs. R.V.  1-25-1893
Shaw, Florence, dau H. E. &  L. B.  10-17-1894  -  6-21-1896

1. Smith, Mrs. Mary  d. 2-29-1892

 

1. these graves are unmarked, but information taken from Mrs. Schindler's Diary and other sources.

Listed by: Carrie H. Gresham  1-25-1967

Typed and Submitted by: Jeita jones Burress