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Nelson White Family Cemetery (Mt. Vernon Cemetery)
Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky

Nelson White Family Cemetery
Nelson White Family Cemetery

Rte 767, Cane Valley Area
Columbia KY

Lat: 37° 09' 40"N, Lon: 85° 22' 20"W

Contributed by Genie Evans, Sep 13, 2002 [lugeniatx@yahoo.com] Total records = 8.

Take Highway 55 out of downtown Columbia going towards Cane Valley & Campbellsville. Turn left on Highway 767 to go towards Greensburg, KY. After you pass Mt. Vernon church (on the right) there is a curve in the road and woods to your right - this is the location of the Nelson White Family Cemetery.

After we entered the woods it took us approximately 45 minutes to locate any headstones. The cemetery is in need of maintenance. We were only able to locate 2 headstones and 2 grave markers, due to the overgrowth and fear of snakes we did not venture deeper into the cemetery.

There are only 3 headstones in this African American cemetery: Robert White, his wife Edna and brother John White. The rest are unmarked graves. This cemetery has not been used since 1988.

It is a known fact that this cemetery is located on the back of what used to be Nelson White's farm (Deed Book 81, page 285, 1931). However as of September 2002 we do not know who currently owns the farmland that encompasses our Nelson White family cemetery.

This is not a complete record since many of the people buried here could not afford a headstone. These records were compiled in September 2002. The records were obtained first from a previous transcription in volume 7 of "Adair County Cemeteries" then it was followed up with Nelson White Family descendants, and combined with my own reading, obtained when I visited the cemetery in March of 2002, at which time LaVelda Faull was able to take my family to the Nelson White Family Cemetery Gate.

- Genie Evans

Scott, Roosevelt, b. 28 Jul 1941, d. 14 Apr 1985, son of George and Rena (White) Scott
Vaughn, Fannie May, b. 19 Feb 1912, d. 2 Aug 1973, wife of Phillip Vaughn, dau of Nelson and Fannie White
White, Abra, b. 1943, d. 8 Jun 1988, son of Robert Lincoln & Edna White
White, Fannie Francis, b. 1 Mar 1888, d. 31 Dec 1960, wife of Nelson White
White, Nelson, b. 3 Sep 1873, d. 19 Jan 1955, son of Pleasant and Ann White
White, Richard, b. 7 Jan 1910, d. 15 Jan 1947, son of Nelson and Fannie White
White, Robert Lincoln, b. 20 Apr 1908, d. 2 Sep 1980, son of Nelson and Fannie White
White, Susie Edna, b. 1 Jan 1913, d. 25 Aug 1978, wife of Robert Lincoln White

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