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Benningfield Chapel Cemetery
LaRue County, Kentucky

Lat: 37°26'37"N, Lon: 85°41'18"W

This listing was contributed by Edward Benningfield [knobcreekboy@mindspring.com].  Total records = 109.

Copied in Summer 1998

(Magnolia map, Section 19-L-46 Carter coordinates) The cemetery is located between Magnolia and Mt. Sherman on highway 1906.

The cemetery dates back to about 1870 and is in good condition. The Church records for the Chapel burned years ago, but the Chapel dates back to at least the 1860's. I believe Daniel Benningfield or a family member was instrumental in starting the Church, thus the name Benningfield was given. Daniel Benningfield's youngest son, Daniel Taylor Benningfield, married a daughter of Hensly Read. Two Civil War soldiers are believed by the author to be buried here, but neither one has a tombstone. David Elkin Jr. is believed buried here because this is probably the closest cemetery to his home, his wife was a Benningfield, the Hodgenville newspaper reported that a "Daniel Elkin" died and is buried here on the same date as David died, and his son James is known to be here. In the early 1930's, the WPA made a report on veteran graves and they list a John Walters for this cemetery.

Legend:
DC = from Death certificate
NP = from Newspaper

- Edward Benningfield

Baker, infant of Wesley Died about 16 April 1887* (Newspaper article) no stone
Benningfield, Andy (son of George) 10 Aug. 1873 14 Oct. 1938* (Death cert.) (No stone)
Benningfield, Arthur (son of A. H. & L. D.) 16 Dec. 1894 27 Sep. 1895
Benningfield, Daniel ca. 1791 187_ (No stone)
Benningfield, George T. (Father of Andy) 14 Feb. 1847 2 Oct. 1901
Benningfield, Harriet S. (Wife of George) 4 Dec. 1845 6 April 1906
Benningfield, Joseph (son of George T.) Died 25 April 1900* (Newspaper article) no stone
Benningfield, Leata 17 Feb. 1920 3 March 1920
Benningfield, Leona 17 Feb. 1920 5 March 1920
Benningfield, Roy 14 Jan. 1907 4 Nov. 1910
Benningfield, unnamed infant son 13 Jan. 1924 16 Jan. 1924
Brown, Ella J. 4 Nov. 1893 16 Sept. 1986
Clopton, B. F. (Son of Robert) 21 April 1855 1 Jan. 1918* (Death cert.) No stone
Clopton, Bird (wife of John) 29 Dec. 1869 13 June 1904
Clopton, Charlie Edward 16 Oct. 1897 11 July 1910
Clopton, Cora B. (Wife of Willard) 22 Nov. 1891 25 Dec. 1985
Clopton, C. T. 31 May 1874 18 Jan. 1914
Clopton, Elizabeth Walters (wife of G. W.) 13 Nov. 1861 27 Sep. 1917
Clopton, Fred D. 1921 23 Oct. 1937* (Death cert.)
Clopton, George W. 14 Sep. 1858 30 Nov. 1918
Clopton, Gertrude 12 March 1910 20 Dec. 1913
Clopton, John 6 Aug. 1867 18 July 1891
Clopton, J. R. 12 Jan. 1833 8 Jan. 1917
Clopton, Lucy 1 Oct. 1879 26 March 1880
Clopton, Margaret A. 16 March 1872 13 July 1907
Clopton, Martha H. (Dau. of J. R. & S. J.) 26 April 1877 26 June 1897
Clopton, Nora 23 May 1886 28 March 1948
Clopton, Phillip Eans 10 June 1950 26 April 1990 (veteran)
Clopton, Sarah Jane Turner (wife of J. R.) 28 June 1835 25 Feb. 1907
Clopton, Willard E. 20 July 1887 15 April 1966
Cruse, Curt 17 June 1918 15 Sept. 1997
Cruse, Iva 5 Dec. 1918 -
Dyer, Ida B. 30 Aug. 1882 8 Sep. 1907
Elkin, David Sep. 1811 17 April 1901* (Pension Record) (Newspaper) (Co. E 27th Ky. Inf.) Union Army (No stone)
Elkin, Elizabeth Benningfield (wife of David) (No stone)
Elkin, Eliza F. (Wife of James H.) 15 Aug. 1843 17 Nov. 1875
Elkin, James H. (Son of David & Eliz.) 16 March 1850 12 April 1911* (Death cert.)
Ford, Ed 1854 ca. 1933* died at age 79 (Newspaper article)
Ford, Martha Puyear (wife of Ed) 1849 1924
Hatfield, Lucy A. 2 July 1869 28 Sep. 1890 (Newspaper gives 29th as death date)
Hayes, Mary (wife of H. Hayes) 1865 - 1922
Henderson, Baylor ca. 1804 May 1897* (Mt. Moriah records) No stone
Henderson, Elizabeth (wife of Baylor) No stone but presumed next to Baylor
Horton, Kelly Denise 1977 - 1988
Jarvis, Mary S. 1844 - 1919
Jarvis, Ruth 10 March 1908 10 March 1908
Jarvis, Thomas R. 1848 1916 (Listed on WPA vet. list)
Lawler, Alvis B. 1904 - 1979
Lawler, Jesse T. 1871 - 1952
Lawler, Joseph 1947 1974
Lawler, Millie 8 Sept. 1917 7 Feb. 1992
Lawler, Minnie Pruitt 1905 - 1994
Lawler, Mitchell 1910 - 1971
Milby, Daniel L. 24 Nov. 1868 1 Feb. 1952
Milby, George (son of Wm. & Rhoda) 7 July 1831 14 March 1913* (Death cert.)
Milby, Girty Ann Walters 9 Nov. 1871 12 Nov. 1940 (dau. of John Waters & Luiza Pruitt)* (Death cert.) (Certificate called her Gertrude)
Oakes, Tommy 1924 1992
Perkins, Belle Clopton 1877 - no stone (word of Mary Clopton Walters)
Pruitt, Bertha A. (Wife of Ervin) 8 Feb. 1911 -
Pruitt, Dona
Pruitt, Donald 1915
Pruitt, Elbert 1915 - 1995
Pruitt, Eliza 1902 1973
Pruitt, Ervin 27 Sept. 1913 28 Dec. 1987
Pruitt, Geartt 6 Jan. 1908 8 Jan. 1940
Pruitt, George 19 May 1917 20 Aug. 1992
Pruitt, Hazel June 1918 April 1941
Pruitt, Helen Died aged 72 years (no dates)
Pruitt, Jerry (Wayne)
Pruitt, Will no dates
Pruitt, William Mathew (son of Wm. Pruitt & Dona Lee Clopton) 16 Dec. 1912 28 April 1915* (Death cert.) No stone
Puyear, Catherine E. 17 June 1890 27 March 1916
Puyear, Evie L. 1889 1889
Puyear, George M. (Son of Wm. & Mary) Died 27 May 1898 at 11 years (Newspaper article)
Puyear, James M. 1891 1901
Puyear, Jesse Died Oct. or Nov. 1863* (Larue County Court commissioners appointed William Elkins & Baylor Henderson to appraise his estate) (No burial location known but Jesse lived in this area and Mt. Moriah is not old enough)
Puyear, J. M. 1889 - 1909
Puyear, Marge E. (Wife of William T.) 1857 1915
Puyear, Olevia (dau. of Robert Puyear) Died 30 June 1902* (Newspaper article) no stone
Puyear, William T. 1856 - 1903
Ragland, Alvia G. 16 June 1921 17 Oct. 1937
Ragland, Betty 1857 - 1904
Ragland, David F. 1870 - 1955
Ragland, Ella Underwood 26 April 1885 - 1973
Ragland, Ella
Ragland, Frank A. 1 Jan. 1880 25 Dec. 1943
Ragland, Frank Lewis 31 Dec. 1958 31 July 1980
Ragland, Joseph 7 Aug. 1903 Sept. 1903
Ragland, Sallie E. 28 Aug. 1904 - 1905
Ragland, Walter C. 9 Sept. 1909 22 Sep. 1967
Read, Ann (wife of John) Died on 9 July 1898
Read, Hensly 4 April 1795 2 March 1873
Read, John Died on 31 July 1891
Read, Lina
Read, Martha A. (Wife of Hensley) 23 Sep. 1811 5 March 1890
Read, Mrs. Trissey Died 9 July 1897 at 67 years* (Newspaper article) no stone, may be same as Ann above and would have stone
Reed, Johnie 1891 - 1893
Reed, Lonie (wife of Walter) 1867 - 1911
Reed, Walter "Bud" 1865 - 1911
Trayner, Elzey 1884 1941
Walters, Arthur Lee 6 April 1918 29 June 1991
Walters, Edward R.
Walters, Ellen Benningfield (wife of Joseph) 1849 17 Oct. 1880
Walters, John B. Died 17 April 1901* (Co. F 15th Ky. Inf.) Union, no stone (Newspaper article)
Walters, Joseph 8 Dec. 1830 3 Nov. 1911
Walters, Lou Ellen (next to Edward)
Walters, Mary C. (Wife of Arthur) 13 Sept. 1917 -
Whitlow, Ellen (wife of Lafe) 1863 - 1906
Whitlow, Lafe 1847 1910

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