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THE LOST PENLAND CEMETERY
BY
BRUCE E. LOGAN JR.

In a series of law suits in Fleming Co., KY between 1851 and 1854, several witnesses named individuals that are buried in the Penland or Hurst Cemetery that is lost to genealogical researchers because one of the defendants allowed hogs to graze in the cemetery thus destroying any genealogical evidence that did exist in that cemetery.
The following is a list of witnesses and an extract of their depositions naming individuals that are buried in that ancient cemetery. Also is a list of other persons that took part, in some way, in the trials.

Robert Davis, Casper H. Severs, Wm. B. Evans and James B. Evans VS. Landon Hurst and James Hanlon (Att. Gen. of KY), 1 Sept. 1851.
Deposition of Robert Davis: States that his wife and child buried there along with several other relatives.
Deposition of William B. Evans: States that his mother and several other relatives buried in the cemetery.
Deposition of James B. Evans: States he is the brother of William B. Evans and has the same relatives buried in the graveyard.
Also named as being buried there, in a general statement at the beginning of the court record, were Alexander Penland, Mary Penland and William Penland.
Signed,
Z. B. Richards P. J. F.

Evans and Others VS. Landon Hurst, 2 Oct. 1851
Deposition of George Penland: States he is the brother of William Penland and is aged fifty-five years next Christmas. He also states the his brother-in-law Doneway's [Isaac] children were the first buried there. His father [Alexander] was buried there thirty-six years ago last February.
Deposition of Reason Plummer: States he is about age fifty-five and Isaac Doneway's child was the first to be buried there. Also, Wm. Penland's father and mother were buried there, as well as William Penland. Mr. Plummer also stated that his father and mother were buried there. His mother was buried there thirty-seven years ago and his father some time after that. He also stated that his brother Samuel was buried there, six or seven years ago. Also named by Mr. Plummer was Henry Severs, his wife, son Peter, and daughters Mahala and Hannah, Mrs. Martha Evans, mother of Wm. Evans, George Plummer, Wm. McGavic and his daughter Jane and at least one hundred persons, if not more.
Deposition of Benjamin Plummer: States these persons buried in the Penland Cemetery: Alex Penland, William Penland on 5 Oct. 1824, the Doneway children, wife of Davis, mother of Wm. and J. B. Evans, father, mother and child of Casper H. Severs and between fifty and a hundred people. Mr. Plummer also believed that the child of Jacob Cooper was buried there as well as ten or fifteen relatives of Hurst, including three wives and one child.
Deposition of Harrison Humphries: States that one of Isaac Dunaway's children was buried there in 1815.
Deposition of George Littleton: States he has a brother-in-law buried there and no other relatives.
Deposition of Zachus Evans: Named no one buried there.
Deposition of R. G. [Robert G.] Lewis: Named no one buried there.
Deposition of Millie Williams [Amelia (Dunaway) Penland Williams]: States her father, Alex Penland, [Actually her father-in-law] buried there. [She was the widow of William Penland].

Other persons mentioned in the suits, but not buried in the Penland Cemetery:

W. P. Boyd - Plaintiff's Atty.
L. W. Andrews - Defense Atty.
Ben Botts - D. S.
William L. Dudly - Clerk of Court
Jno. Metcaffe - S. F. O.
Lewis Crain - Juror
John Royse - Juror
John Greg - Juror
A. Rawlins -Juror
John Bishop -Juror
Ruben Denton - Juror
Anthony Royse -Juror
Samuel (?) Callahan -Juror
F. K. Davis - Juror
Richard T. Stockton - A. P. E. D.
Z. B. Richards - Police Judge of Fleming County
Wm. H. cord - Surity
Cord L. Walker - Witness for Plaintiff
Moses A. Hurst - Defendant
Louise Hurst - Defendant [Wife of Moses A. Hurst and daughter of Landon and Artemista (Penland) Hurst].
Abram Gooding - J. P.
James Plummer - C. B. C.
Geo. T. Ward - D. C.

The other suits in this series of actions gave no genealogical evidence except the names of the plaintiffs, defendants, Court Clerk , etc., and they are listed above.

Penland or Hurst Cemtery

(Penland or Hurst Cemetery)

The following names and dates were copied from stones in the Hurst Graveyard in Fleming County on 17 April 1971. This grave yard is located approximately 12 miles East of Flemingsburg and about 0.5 mi1es South of KY Rt. 32. Some of the older stones were hard to read. There are about a dozen graves marked with field stones bearing no names, dates, or information. Also, there are quite a number of graves with no visible markings.

Saunders

Jasper F. Saunders 1865 - 1926 - Wife Lula A. Saunders 1874 - 1945
Lucian Saunders 11 Feb. 1845 - 2 Jan. 1911 - Wife Victory Saunders 3 Oct. 1857 - 12 Mar. 1903
Marna, Dau. of L. and. V. Saunders 6 Aug. 1889 - 10 Sept. 1908
Ivana Saunders 8 Aug. ?? - 22 Mar. 1896
Moses Saunders 7 Oct. 1820 - 2 July 1888 - Wife Mary 28 Feb. 1819 - 28 April 1885
Euroy (or Enroy), Wife of Isaac Saunders 20 July ?? - 11 Dec. 1883
Sibby A. Sannders, Wife of Lucien Saunders 26 Dec. 1843 - 26 Aug. 1880
Varina Saunders 18 Nov. 1865 - 24 Oct. 1883
Aaron Saunders 1857 - 1913 - Wife Mary E. Emmons 1857 - 1926

Poynter

M. B. Poynter 31 Ju1y 1858 - 9 April 1914 - Wife Edna 4 Feb. 1863 - 10 June 1890
Minnie, Dau. of M. B and Edna Poynter 15 Jan. 1887 - 16 July 1889
Cordelia B. Poynter, Wife of J .M. Evans 3 May 1856 - 25 May 1885
L. E., Dau. of S. 0. Poynter 5 June 1858 - 21 May 1870
Anna Ruth Poynter 13 Jan. 1898- 5 Dec. 1905

Plummer

Mary M., Wife of Benjamin Plummer Died 22 May 1867 - Age 21 yrs. 6 Mo.
Martha Plummer 31 July 1863 - 31 May 1907 Age 43 yrs. 10 Mos.
Hannah, Wife of George Plummer Died. 20 Feb. 1839 Age 57 - 4 - 15
George Plummer Died 29 Aug. 1848 Age 55 - 10 - 16
Hiram Plummer Died 22 Sept. 1854 Age 5 - 5 - 17
Hiram Plummer Died 21 Feb.1872 Age 35 - 11 - 20
Mahala, Wife of Hiram Plummer Died Jan. 1867

Price

David Price 7 Aug 1818 - 20 July 1914 - Wife Nancy A. 25 Oct. 1827 - 6 Aug. 1896
S. P. Price 1871 - 1927

Evans

Amanda, Dau. of J. N. and Sallie E. Evans 23 Oct. 1877 - 23 June 1910
Roscoe N. Evans 29 May 1881 - 23 April 1911
Morris Evans 1876 - 1903
Plavius B., Son of J. B. and Susannah Evans 13 July 1856 - 26 Mar. 1857
Evan Evans Died. 7 Jan. 1861 Age 83 - 5 - 21 - Wife Martha Died 3 Dec. 1848 Age 75yrs 10 mo.
J. N. Evans 10 June 1845 - 27 Apr. 1907 - Wife Sallie Evans 3 Apr. 1854 - No death date
Lucy, Wife of W. W. Evans 11 Sept. 1852 - 4 Mar. 1875
Flora T. Evans Dau. of W. W and E. A. Evans 16 May 1877 - 6 Feb. 1878
William B. Evans 12 June 1808 - 23 Sept. 1894 - Wife Matilda 1 July 1817 - 21 May 1879

Bishop

Wilford N. Bishop Aug. 1866 - 19 Sept. 1906
Alexander Bishop 23 Mar. 1839 - 8 May 1918 - Wife Georgeann 6 Apr. 1838 - 2 June 1889
John P. (Preston) Bishop, Son of A. and G. A. Bishop 25 Sept. 1864 - 16 June 1883
Henry Leslie Jr., Son of Henry and Ella (Bishop) Pickrell 14 Apr. 1889 - 10 Sept.1889
C.T. Bishop 18 Feb. 1863 - 10 Feb. 1910 ( Charles Thomas Bishop)
Sarah B., Dau. of H. F. and Lovania Bishop 16 Nov. - 9 July 1910
Asli Frank Bishop 22 July 1871 - 15 Dec. 1915
Katherine Bishop Humphries 1875 - 1951
Salley A. Humphries, Wife of William Humphries 6 Mar. 1826 - 10 Mar. 1877
W. H. (William) Humphries 8 Mar. 1820 - 16 Feb. 1895
George Humphries 1860 - 1897
Harrison Humphries 1 Nov.1795 - 25 Dec. 1881 - Wife Sarah Died 27 Oct. 1857 - Aged 60 - 1 - 19
Second wife, Emley 10 May 1815 - 7 Aug. 1894

Miscellaneous

L. B. Heflin 10 June l835 - 26 Mar. 1899 - Wife Nancy Earton 1839 - 1925
?. M. Dillon 21 July 1857 - Feb. 1912
Dawson M. Dillon 3 Jan. 1842 - 23 June 1917
Jessie Dillon, Son of D. M. and Elizabeth Dillon 18 Feb. 1877 - 9 Feb. 1914
Lula B., Dau. of D. M.and Elizabeth Dillon 15 Mar. 1894 - 1 Sept. 1895
James P., Son of D. M. and Elizabeth Dillon 19 Jan. 1882 - 26 July 1885
Mary E., Wife of D. M. Dillon 24 Aug. 1846 - 25 Feb.1869
Adam T. Lee 15 Feb. 1855 - 3 Mar. 1878
W. R. Lee 15 Jan. 1818 - 14 Apr. 1838
Elisha Lee 13 Apr. 1851 - 21 Feb. 1876
Rebecca Lee Died 7 Jan. 1890 - Age about 80
Virginia, Wife of Samuel Knapp 14 Oct.1838 - 9 Jan. 1879
Rees Phillips 2 Feb, 1841 - 2 Aug. 1917
Isabell Phillips 28 Feb. 1868 - 25 Oct. 1927 (The dates of her death are the same as above. This is wrong. This is
father and daughter and she out lived him a number of years).
Polly Goodman 4 Oct.1825 - 13 Feb. 1901
Robert Hinton 24 Dec. 1894 - 22 Jan. 1898
Bena B. Reeves, Wife of R. Y. Carpenter 28 Apr. 1879 - 5 June 1905
America Phelps 10 Aug. 1844 - 13 Aug. 1866
Martha A. Phelps 29 Nov. 1837 - 26 June 1855
Infant Son of W. S. and S. Phelps 8 May 1851
Sarah Phelps 1 Feb, 1849 - 1 Jan. 1866
Eliza M., Wife of John W. Reeves 1 May 1842 - 13 June 1878
Sarah Porter 20 July 1857 - 20 July 1907
Roberta Bumgardner 9 Sept. 1865 - 29 Nov. 1878
James M. Price 1879 - 1933
James J. Price 1849 - 1903
Sarah, Wife of W. S. Phelps 10 May 1817- 11 Jan. 1891
Samuel B. Phelps 4 Oct.1810 - 4 Sept.1881
Thomas A. Myers 5 Sept. 1858 - 3 Aug. 1919 - Wife Mary E. 25 Nov. 1839 - 10 Sept. 1909
William W. Hurst 14 May 1838 - 31 Aug.1886
Nancy Hurst 1810 - 1897
Landon Hurst 1800 - 1873
James B. Reeves 1830 - 1992 - Wife Elizabeth 1837 - 1916
Henry, Son of Peter and Nancy Seevers Died 9 Feb. 1836 Age 11 mos.
Ellen, Wife of James Matchett Died 5 Apr. 1827 Age. 27
Catherine, Wife of James Matchett 31 May 1817 - 16 July 1864
James Machett 1 Feb. 1801 - 30 Oct. 1872
Elizabeth F., Wife of Dawson M. Dillon 3 June 1844 - 7 Feb. 1866
Henry A., Son of D. M. and M. E. Dillon 12 Feb. 1868 20 Dec. 1868
William Foster Littleton 11 Nov.1819 - 12 June 1876
Annie Luman 30 June 1874 - 15 July 1876
Joanna Waltz 27 Dec. 1850 - 21 Aug. l911 - Wife of G. H. Waltz
Lena R., Wife of J. M. Waltz 20 May 1877- 23 May 1908
John M. Waltz 31 July 1873 - 28 Dec. 1941
Maggie L. Hamilton 21 Aug. 1905 - 20 Feb. 1911
Mary F., Dau. of J. M. and L. F. Waltz 14 June 1863 - 19 June 1885
Sallie B., Dau. of J. H. and A. Hamilton 3 July 1872 - 30 Aug. 1872
Dudley Vernon Hamilton 1 Nov. 1923 - 6 Sept. 1940
Moliie A., Dau. of Edwin and Ellora Pierce - 16 April 1877 - 8 Apr. 1893
R. M. Porter 25 Aug.1856 - 8 Oct. 1924
Vina M., First wife of R. M. Porter 1 Nov. 1867 - 22 Sept. 1901
Mollie, Second wife of R. M. . Porter 25 Oct. 1869 - 26 Sept. 1924
Leona, M. Dau. of R. M. and Vina M. Porter 1 July 1897 - 27 Sept. 1901
Tona, Son of J. C. and Lou Downey 24 Oct. l890 - 27 Sept. 1892
Leslie, Son of M. L. and T. (U.) D. Price 15 Apr. 1869 - 9 July 1891
Harriet, Wife of James Williams 31 Oct. 1831 - 10 Sept. 1876
Emne, Dau. of J. and H. S. Williams 19 Nov.1870 -- 24 Feb. 1881
James Williams 18 Nov. 1822 - 2 Jan. 1889
George Downey 25 June 1862 - 20 Nov. 1886
Eliza J. Downey 1 Mar. 1842 - 24 Nov. 1885
J. T. McVey 5 Feb. 1872 - 8 Dec. 1897
W. P. McVey 18 Jan. 1835- 7 Sept. 1889
Jahoda, Wife of W. P. McVey 5 May 1833 - 22 June 1891
Joseph McVey 24 June 1853 - 19 April 1891
Clifton McVey 6 April 1885 - 20 May 1886
Lucy D., Wife of T. M. Earl 23 Feb. 1863 - 11 June 1897
Ann, Wife of James Burk 10 Feb. 1812 - 4 Nov. 1884
James Morehouse 4 Ju1y 1833 - 3 Apr. 1885
Nancy A., Dau. of James Morehouse 17 Nov. 1858 - 27 Mar. 1886
Deborah Machett 1839 - 19??
Richard Choat 9 Feb. 1763- 25 Jan. 1864
Edward Choat Died 12 April 1851 Age 30 yrs. 7 days
Eliza, Wife of Casper Seever Died 3 July 1854 Age 39 - 11 - 12
Casper H. Seever 3 June 1813 - 14 Nov. 1860 - Wife Armilda 8 Apr. 1857 Age 38 - 1 - 23
Mary E., Dau. of L. H. and E. C. Helphinstine 3 Feb. 1863 - 10 Sept 1895
Eva C., Dau. of ?. E. and A. D. Helphinstine 27 Nov. 1892 - 2 Nov. 1896
Olivia, Dau. of J. W. and A. J. Kissick 18 Apr. 1892 - 13 Nov. 1896
Lewis H. Helphinstine 2 Aug. l835 - 11 Aug. 1904
Henry Seever, Sr. Died 15 Oct. 1856 Age 66 - 1- 5
Eliza, Wife of Henry Seever, Sr. Died 18 Aug. 1850 Age 75 yrs. 3 mo.
Peter Seever Died 19 Jan. 1857 Age 29 - 10 - 7
Mahala Morrison, Wife of Mathew Morrison 3 Nov. 1809 - 28 Sept. 1840
Edward, Infant Son of Casper and Eliza Seever 28 July 1818 Age 7 wks. 1 day
Hannah, Dau. of Casper H. Seever 31 Jan. 1853 - Feb. 1853 Age 20 days
Sarah Ingram 4 Aug. 1801 - 4 Feb. 1823
Elizabeth Wagoner Died 1908