The Bullitt County History Museum

Cedar Grove African American Cemetery

Cedar Grove African American Cemetery - Location: 4608 Cedar Grove Road (N 37 58.3900 W 85 37.9700); Elevation: 519 feet; Date Visited: 11/11/2007; Available Pictures= 41 [Cem #28]

Below is an image insert from Google showing the location of this Bullitt County cemetery. You can use the arrows in the upper left corner to move the image, or use the plus and minus signs to zoom in or out. You may also put the cursor on the map and drag the image to where you want it. Click on the marker to get cemetery details.

Notes by Daniel Buxton:

Burials:

G.H. Briscoe
Born: February 2, 1826
Died: October 9, 1908
Note: Lamb on top of stone

James son of H & S Briscoe of color
Born: September 10, 1867
Died: February 11, 1887
Inscription: Tis sweet to gaze upon the soul that wraps thy silent clay to think thy spirit rest with God. Who called whence away

Stella daughter of H & S Briscoe of color
Born: July 1, 1881
Died: July 20, 1889
Inscription: Remember man as you pass by. As you are now so once was I. As I am now so you must be. Prepare for death and follow me.

Susan A. Wife of G.H. Briscoe
Born: February 2, 1848
Died: February 12, 1908
Note: Rose on top of stone

Rev. J. Henry Scott
Born: August 15, 1862
Died: December 13, 1906
Inscription: I am the Resurrection and the ...

James Sloan
Born: 1881
Died: 1946

Maggie Sloan
Born: 1894
Died: 1958
Note: Samuel Sloan son of James and Maggie hand made his parents tombstones. (Source: Telephone interview with Samuel Sloan January 11, 2008)

Forest White
Born: 1885
Died: 1958
Inscription: At Rest

There are 30+ field stone's, sunken depressions in the ground that appear to be graves and what's left of a fence.

I had interviews with Samuel R. Sloan on January 11, 2008 and again on April 10, 2008.

The following is a list of burials given to me by Samuel R. Sloan:

  1. Columbus Sloan, his fathers brother
  2. Elizabeth Sloan, his 2nd cousin
  3. James Sloan, his father (Note: He is list above)
  4. Maggie Sloan, his mother (Note: She is list above)
  5. Willie Sloan, his cousin
  6. Elze White
  7. Forest White (Note: He is list above)
  8. Mattie White

Additional Burials:

Source: Bullitt County Death Certificates 1911-1929 Transcribed from Microfilm by Edith Blissett in the Year 2005.

The Following burials are marked Cedar Grove Colored Cemetery
Ralph Crenshaw
Died: November 30, 1912

Ann Neil
Died: December 25, 1913

Infant Sloan (Male) Note: Parents are James and Maggie Sloan
Born: November 24, 1923
Died: November 24, 1923

Frank Smith
Born: December 28, 1907
Died: December 27, 1911

Lydia White
Died: February 10, 1912

The Following burials are marked Cedar Grove. I have no proof that these individuals are buried in the Cedar Grove African American Cemetery but feel that odds are that they are.

Lula Crowe
D: June 11, 1930

Ethel Sloan Ford
D: February 25, 1919

Clayton Lewis
D: March 13, 1939

Thomas Simmons
B: July 16, 1892
D: September 12, 1913

Frances Sloan
B: July 12, 1915
D: November 23, 1938

Mary Taylor
B: October 11, 1880
D: March 24, 1931

Simon Taylor
B: November 24, 1869
D: January 30, 1946

William Sloan
B: 1891
D: January 4, 1946

The following burials are marked Old Cedar Grove Cemetery. I have no proof that these individuals are buried in the Cedar Grove African American Cemetery but feel that odds are that they are. These cemeteries are side by side.

Wilks Crow
D: September 22, 1912

David Sheckles
D: May 22, 1912

Joel Sheckles
D: June 25, 1911

The following burials are marked Family Lot

Unnamed Male Sloan
B: May 9, 1925
D: May 9, 1925
Note: I listed this one because his parents are Maggie and James Sloan who are buried in this cemetery. I feel that odds are that he is buried here.

The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 17 Sep 2017 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/cem/cedar_grove_african_ameri.html