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Ben Murphy Cemetery

Morgan County, Kentucky

 


Welcome to the Ben Murphy Cemetery in Morgan County, Kentucky page. Ben Murphy Cemetery has a easement for public access located across the road from Jess Lawson's trailer home at 2590 Murphy Fork Road.  Actually, Ben Murphy Cemetery is located at the top field and farm of Pat Murphy Finch. Pat is the granddaughter of Ben Murphy.

The cemetery can not be seen from Murphy Fork Road, and is located on the west side of the road at the top of the hill behind the barn. The barn is hard to see from the road although you can see the cemetery from behind the barn.

Here you will find some Photos of Murphy Fork Cemetery surrounding area.

Photo 1   Photo 2   Photo 3   Photo 4

The cemetery is very small containing only 22 marked gravestones. There are several other graves marked with field stone and there are over 10 unknown gravestones. Along the East fence outside the chain link fence of the main cemetery but is still fenced in with a wire fence, this addition leads me to believe that the original cemetery is filled to near capacity. If this is true then the number of graves would be more than double the 22 already mentioned.

Here you find the Ben Murphy Cemetery information such as a layout of the cemetery and a index with the inscription information which will lead you to the photographs of the majority of the gravestones in the cemetery. The family surnames that you will find at the Ben Murphy Cemetery are: HOEWL, LAWSON, MURPHY, NICKELL, and ROSS.

Ben Murphy Cemetery Index

.Ben Murphy Cemetery Layout

To give due credit for  the actual compiling of the cemetery information that you will find on this web pages must go to my cousins William Murphy and his son Douglas Murphy. They did all the surveying, indexing and photographing of the two cemeteries in August 2001. Also, to assist in the preparation of the cemetery information was obtained from the book "Wolfe County Cemeteries 1860 - 1993, Volume II". This research was published by Carole Bays of Dayton, Ohio in 1992.

Murphy Fork Road is located on Route #2 (old County Road 2489), Murphy Fork Road, Morgan County, Kentucky and it runs North and South. For people who are unfamiliar with the area the North approach is the best way to go. Murphy Fork Road is off of highway 460 approximately 5 miles South East of Ezel, KY and a mile West of Mize, KY. Either way you approach it you will be at the North end of Murphy Fork Road and you must turn South. The reason I say this is the best way to go is because there is a Murphy Fork Road sign. The South end of Murphy Fork Road does not have a road sign.

When you turn off of highway 460 onto Murphy Fork Road you will be about 2 mile from the Ben Murphy Cemetery. Be looking for  the trailer home of Jess Lawson at 2590 Murphy Fork Road on your left "East" hand side of the road. The Ben Murphy Cemetery easement is located straight across the road on your right "West" hand side at the top of the hill behind the barn. The barn is hard to see from the road although you can see the cemetery from behind the barn.

Hopefully, you will find it interesting and worthwhile. If any of you have found additional information, records or other  Ben Murphy Cemetery documentation and would be willing to share it, please feel free to e-mail us at: tmsgen2@hotmail.com


Ben Murphy Cemetery Information Pages

Ben Murphy Cemetery Index

.Ben Murphy Cemetery Layout


Photos of  Ben Murphy Cemetery surrounding area

Photo 1   Photo 2   Photo 3   Photo 4


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Ben Murphy Cemetery Index


282 -  MURPHY

283 -  COURTNEY MURPHY - b. May 13, 1899  d. Jan. 22, 1969

284 -  EDWIN NICKELL - d. Jan 10, 1926

285 -  BEN MURPHY - b. 1874  d. 1950

286 -  LIZZIE MURPHY - b. 1875  d. 1947

287 -  C. M.

288 -  JAMES H. MURPHY - b. 1841  d. 1923

288 -  MARTHA E. MURPHY - b. 1851  d. 1918

289 -  UNKNOWN

290 -  UNKNOWN

292 -  THOMAS J. LAWSON - b. 1871  d. 1949

293 -  UNKNOWN  (Small stone against the tree trunk)

294 -  JULIA LAWSON - b. 1879  d. 1929

296 -  UNKNOWN

297 -  UNKNOWN

298 -  BURT ROSS - b. Oct. 28, 1934  d. Jun. 30, 1949

299 -  CORBETT ROSS - b. Nov. 14, 1910  d. Nov. 20, 1985

299 -  CARMIE ROSS - b. Mar. 12, 1918  d. Jun. 30, 1999

300 -  MOM (CARMIE ETHEL LAWSON ROSS - (Dates same as 299 above) (Age 81)

301 -  DAD

302 -  SON

303 -  EDNA L. HOEWL - b. 1913  d. 1935

304 -  E. N.

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