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Phillips Fort Cemetery
LaRue County, Kentucky

This listing was contributed by Edward Benningfield [knobcreekboy@mindspring.com].  Total records = 12.

(Hodgenville map, Section 24-N-46 Carter coordinates, near the southwest corner of the section) The cemetery was near the site of Phillip’s Fort, about a half-mile northeast of Hwy. 61 on the north side of Phillips Lane. The cemetery is now gone. It was one of the oldest in the county dating back probably to the 1780’s. The cemetery was copied by Otis M. Mather on 11 April 1920 and is listed below. (Not on topographic maps)

- Edward Benningfield

???????, Jane – (last name & dates in question)
Collins, ???? Castleman – (wife of Benjamin Collins) dates in question
Hughes, Kitty Ann – Died in 1833 at age 32 years
Kaster, Coorod – Died in 1815
Kaster, Jenny – Died 24 Sept. 1815 at age 1 year
Kaster, Nancy – Died in 1812 at age 5 and one half years
Kaster, Thomas Coates – no dates
Singleton, Mary R. – Died 21 Oct. 1821 at age 23 years

There were many other people buried with fieldstone markers. Several that are known are listed below.

Enlow, Isom – (hus. of Mary Brooks LaRue) Died in 1816
LaRue, John – (hus. of Mary Brooks) Died in 1792
Rathbone, Mary Brooks LaRue Enlow – (wife of the three men above) 1766 – 1843
Rathbone, Thomas – (hus. of Mary) Died in 1826

 

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