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Sowers/Grissom Cemetery
Metcalfe County, Kentucky

Lat: 37 02' 06"N, Lon: 85 40' 19"W

Contributed by William A. Sowers, Jan 29, 2002 [wsowers@famvid.com].
Total records = 23.

Go east from Locust Grove Baptist Church along the lane approximately 1/2 mile to the gate that is in front of the old house that has fallen down. Go through the gate, following the lane around the barn and to the right. Follow the path to the Northeast to the fencerow where there is an opening. Go through the fencerow and follow the lane to the East past the apple tree for approximately 1/2 mile. The cemetery is of the North side of the lane.

This cemetery was part of the property of Stonewall Lee Sowers, and was later sold to Robert Bell. Robert's grandson now owns the property. There are 13 members of the Sowers family buried there with headstones, and an unknown number without headstones, although there are possibly three or four reported verbally.

There is a civil war soldier buried there with the headstone bearing the name of James S. Carter Died Feb. 17 1862 aged 18yr 5 mo 11 day. it was told to me be my dad that this was an unknown civil war soldier that had died there. it is unknown where the name derived from. It was related to me of 5 of the Hoggard children being buried there, three of the Froedge children and an unknown 8 year old girl that was buried alive by her father, name unknown.

Following is the list that I have collected from visits to the cemetery in June of 2001.

- William A. Sowers
Crenshaw, Mary Mason, b. 10-30-1825, d. 02-27-1898, wife of J. P. Sowers
Grissom, Cornelia Florence Railey, b. 02-09-1878, d. 04-16-1950
Grissom, Fannie Sowers, b. 09-01-1903, d. 10-15-1984
Grissom, Howard, b. 1940, d. 1940
Grissom, Melvin, b. 04-28-1879, d. 02 23-1973
Grissom, Phillip, b. 1938 , d. 1939
Kinnaird, Cornelia, b. 05-12-1821, d. 06-06-1889
Kinnaird, Joseph, b. 10-05-1818, d. 02-19-1896
Railey, Jane Mize, b. Apr 1845, d. 12-27-1902
Railey, Zachariah, b. Jun 1849, d. 01-20-1901
Sowers, Baby boy, d. 11-29-1934, (unconfirmed), son of Selby, buried on top of Henrys casket
Sowers, Enola K., b. 03-06-1873, d. 06-08-1915, wife of T. W. Sowers
Sowers, Henry Clifton, b. 01-22-1906, d. 06-17-1928
Sowers, John Ray, b. 11-08-1900, d. 03-11-1958
Sowers, Mary E., b. 10-21-1870, d. 03-19-1947
Sowers, Nellie P., b. 01-13-1894, d. 06-22-1919
Sowers, Oma R., b. 02-14-1915, d. 02-22-1915
Sowers, Rev. John P., b. 08-27-1829, d. 10-22-1908
Sowers, Russell, b. 03-08-1920, d. 09-02-1925, s/o Anthony & Minnie
Sowers, Stonewall L., b. 03-20-1865, d. 06-10-1953
Sowers, Thomas Willis, b. 10-06--1866, d. 01-21-1921, (no stone) (buried next to Enola, per Evelina Grissom)
Sowers, Wade L., b. 12-09-1936, d. 10-28-2000
Sowers, Willie T., b. 05-06-1898, d. 10-10-1947

 

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