The Bullitt County History Museum

Hall African American Cemetery

Hall African American Cemetery - Location: Intersection of Fugate lane and highway 44 (N 37 59.8100 W 85 43.8000); Elevation: 471 feet; Date Visited: 8/12/2007; Available Pictures= 151 [Cem #78]

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The Burials

Read by Daniel Buxton August 12, 2007, October 20, 2007 and November 3, 2007.

Albert Bowman
Born: March 3, 1901
Died: May 18, 1982
Inscription: Brother

Anna F. Bowman
Born: June 10, 1893
Died: December 3, 1973
Inscription: Sister

Bertha Bowman
Born: March 15, 1904
Died: January 24, 1989
Inscription: Sister

Kate Bowman
Born: July 4, 1860
Died: April 8, 1946
Inscription: Mother

Ben Briscoe
Born: July 11, 1866
Died: October 13, 1936

Mary Bell Crumes
Born: 1898
Died: 1973

Philmore Crumes
Born: 1906
Died: 1974

Luisindia Dennis
Born: April 10, 1847
Died September 20, ? (Stone Broken)
Inscription: At Rest
Note: Death Certificate indicates that she died September 20, 1920.

Margaret Wilson Johnson
Died: February 24, 1908
Inscription: In her 65th year

Rice Johnson
Born: March 13, 1863
Died: January 4, 1919
Inscription: Asleep in Jesus

Frank Jones
Born: October 10, 1877
Died: February 21, 1946

Will Jones
Born: August 17, 1880
Died: August 22, 1954

Albert Lewis
Born: May 15, 1858
Died: September 25, 1936
Inscription: Father -verse- Sheltered and safe from ├▒sorrow-

Hannah Lewis
Born: July 4, 1860
Died: January 23, 1935
Inscription: Mother -verse- Sheltered and safe from ├▒sorrow-

John W. Lewis
Kentucky PFC Co. 8
317 SVC BN QMC
World War 1
Born: August 15, 1894
Died: July 13, 1959

Mary Maraman
Born: March 31, 1825
Died: May 27, 1905
Inscription: Asleep in Jesus Blessed Sleep
Note: This stone was broken into many pieces accidentally during the cleaning process. It was buried and was run over by a tractor.

David C. McElvaney
Born: 1886
Died: 1955
Inscription: Father

Delsia Ann Mooney
Born: January 31, 1908
Died: July 5, 1957
Inscription: She is at rest in Heaven

George Franklin Mooney
Born: July 31, 1930
Died: June 9, 1940
Inscription: He was the sunshine of our home

Reason Northern
Born: 1845
Died: 1924
Inscription: Aged 79 years: At Rest
Note: Civil War Veteran

Rochall D. Shaffer
Born: 1904
Died: 1930
Inscription: Husband

Sarah Frances Sheckles
Born: August 8, 1875
Died: September 23, 1956

Huber Thomas
Born: 1880
Died: 1955
Inscription: Husband

Huber Thomas Footstone

Maggie Thomas
Born: January 12, 1882
Died: November 16, 1959

Elizabeth Wilson
Born: 1891
Died: 1963
Inscription: Mother

Mama
Born: February 11, 1860
Died: March 7, 1950

Head stone that has only the following: F.A.V.M.

Foot stone that has only the following: J.C.F.

Small hand carved Stone with what appears to be the words "Papa" and "Died"

4 pieces of what appears to a broken stone with what could be hand carving on it. I was not able to make out any words.

Broken Stone with what I believe is the word "Mother" and "Mark Obya" readable

Broken Stone

Broken Stone

Broken Stone

Broken Stone

Grave marked with fieldstones

Fieldstone 1

Fieldstone 2

Fieldstone 3

Fieldstone 4

Fieldstone 5

Fieldstone 6

Fieldstone 7

Fieldstone 8

Fieldstone 9

Fieldstone 10

Fieldstone 11

Fieldstone 12

Fieldstone 13

Fieldstone 14

The following graves where moved from the Fort Knox Military Reservation in 1957 to the Hall African American Cemetery west of Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The graves came from disinterment areas 3 known as Joyce Cemetery, 9A and 9B known as Clayton Cemetery 1 and 2.

Disinterment area 3 known as Joyce Cemetery

Millie Allen
Died: 1863
(Note: Grave was marked by fieldstone not sure at this time if name and death date was on fieldstone)

Disinterment area 9A known as Clayton Cemetery 1

2 fieldstones and 4 unmarked graves

Disinterment area 9B known as Clayton Cemetery 2

Blumer Clayton S/O L & J Clayton
Died: 1896
Inscription: Sleep on sweet babe a favored lot to thee is early given
Blank Foot Stone of Blumer Clayton

Infant Clayton S/O L & J Clayton
Died: 1906
Inscription: Sleep on sweet babe a favored lot to thee is early given
Foot Stone: I.C.

Waine McKinley Clayton S/O L & J Clayton Aged 4 years
Inscription: Sleep on sweet babe a favored lot to thee is early given

Footstone: W.M.C.K.G.
21 Fieldstones
17 unmarked graves

Source: This information was taken from Fort Knox Cemeteries in Bullitt, Hardin and Meade Counties, Kentucky, by Sam McDowell, 1975 and plat maps of cemeteries provided by Gary Kempf

Burials not proven by official documentation

According to Woodrow McElvaney his grandmother Parthenia Jones McElvaney is buried next to his father David McElvaney.

According to Jim McClure there was an African American family with a full of house babies. These babies contacted cholera and died they were buried in this cemetery. This was in the late 1890's.

The following listing of burials comes from the following sources:

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

Source: Bullitt County Death Certificates 1930-1956 Transcribed from Microfilm by Edith Blissett in the Year 2008.

Source: Kentucky Death Certificates

Source: Pioneer News, Bullitt County Newspaper

Source: Hardy-Close Funeral Home Records

It is uncertain at this time that any of the following people are buried in this cemetery. The heading of each list will give the burial place given on the official document. As you will see from the names given for the burial place you cannot be 100% certain that these people are buried in this cemetery. But, I feel at this time odds are good. I also feel that it is possible that some of the people could have been buried in 1 or 2 of the cemeteries moved from Fort Knox to this cemetery. You will have to make your own conclusions.

Shepherdsville Colored Cemetery

Nelson Beechum
B: January 20, 1880
D: April 1, 1918

Lugene Bowman
B: September 20, 1882
D: February 3, 1955

Louisa Buky
B: 1854
D: February 2, 1918

James Preston Clayton
B: May 12, 1911
D: July 19, 1911

Charles Crowe
D: November 25, 1915

Miss Lee Grave
B: May 1890
D: July 12, 1912

Mary Belle Grave
D: April 6, 1914

Joseph Horn
B: July 18, 1892
D: July 1, 1913

Zora Lee Horn
B: May 26, 1916
D: May 26, 1916

America Price
D: April 18, 1913

Jack Price
B: 1834
D: May 4, 1924

Infant Stone
B: February 11, 1914
D: February 11, 1914

George Wilson
B: May 14, 1910
D: April 4, 1911

Dave White
D: January 9, 1914

Colored Burying Ground, Colored Cemetery, Colored Graveyard

Emma Bishop
D. November 1910

Ida May Clayton
B: March 3, 1914
D: September 21, 1914

Mary Jane Gizzard
D: June 27, 1914

Joseph Horn
D: December 12, 1914

Nelson Jones
D: August 31, 1919

Jackson Maraman
D: August 5, 1915

Infant Parker
D: August 1910

Ed Simmons
D: May 6, 1916

Jane Watson
D: April 6, 1922

Edna May Wilson
B: November 25, 1913
D: January 5, 1914

Lou Wilson
D: March 1910

Mary Wilson
D: December 13, 1913

Palam Wilson
B: June 23, 1879
D: August 10, 1913

Highway 44 West

Edward Cross
D: February 20, 1962

Chris C. (Dump) Samuels
D: May 31, 1969

Parmealia Anna Starks
D: April 17, 1966

Jane Lula White
D: August 4, 1973

George Wilson
D: August 5, 1966

Shepherdsville

George Arnold
D: July 28, 1922

Martha Ann Beachum
B: April 8, 1910
D: April 12, 1911

Mary Beecham
B: July 21, 1913
D: December 5, 1923

Arthur Bowman
B: 1913
D: August 25, 1945

Jim Brittle
D: February 18, 1927

Jacob Buky
B: April 2, 1835
D: November 23, 1922

Prince Clark
D: November 7, 1928

James Joseph Cross
B: January 16, 1912
D: March 5, 1935
Note: According to Mattie Taylor her Father James Cross is buried in this cemetery in an unmarked grave. (Source: Out of the Shadows by Rowling Darnell & Carolyn Elmore French)

John Davis
D: March 2, 1922

Mollie Gaither
B: May 21, 1871
D: July 22, 1937

Nelson Gaither
B: January 22, 1883
D: May 26, 1925

Robert Jober
B: August 26, 1888
D: May 26, 1938

Sarah Ellen Jones
B: March 22, 1877
D: April 6, 1928

Rose Lee King
B: December 6, 1914
D: December 7, 1914

Noah Magruder
D: January 10, 1941

Tanzy Magruder
D: February 10, 1953

Mary Northern
D: May 18, 1931

Lenord Owens
B: December 2, 1932
D: December 4, 1932

Ann Sheckles
B: March 10, 1839
D: June 12, 1928

Emma Simmons
B: May 20, 1878
D: August 12, 1947

William Sylvestor Simmons
D: May 19, 1934

Alexander Spencer
B: June 15, 1854
D: June 20, 1936

Richard Taylor
B: May 11, 1923
D: May 11, 1923

Arthur Wilson
B: December 14, 1902
D: June 4, 1946

Jim Henry Wilson
D: July 21, 1934

W.E. Williams
B: July 14, 1863
D: March 9, 1941

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/hall_african_american_cem.html