This cemetery in Owsley County, Kentucky, widely known as the Griffith (or 'Griffey') Cemetery, was actually known as the Gilbert Cemetery (or Graveyard) sometime prior to 1927*. Henry Clay Griffith purchased the land in 1915 from H. C. Eversole and when Henry's widow conveyed the land to their son, Wilson, in 1935, in the description of the boundaries, the plot was called the Gilbert Graveyard, but in 1927, on Nancy Sizemore's death certificate, it was called "Griffey Graveyard". Since the Griffiths owned the property surrounding it for many years, it became known as the Griffith Graveyard, and that is what it is called to this day by the locals, even though there are NO Griffiths buried there. The Henry Clay Griffith family plot is about ¼ mile past the Gilbert/Griffith Cemetery, just beyond the David Deaton family plot.

The oldest (known) stones in the graveyard are: Minerva Sizemore (w/o Henderson), died 1871, Millard Gilbert (s/o Abijah), died 1877, Daniel McCollum, died 1880, and Henderson Sizemore, died 1882. They are all buried in the center of the cemetery. The Gilbert section is in front and the Sizemore section is behind it. This appears to be the oldest section of the cemetery. At one time, there was a fence around this section.

The Gilbert/Griffith Cemetery is situated on a hill off of Hwy 11, south of Booneville at about mile marker #7, just before Wolf Creek Metal, which is just before the intersection of road 2025 (or White Oak Creek road). The sign reads, "Griffith Cemetery".

You can find the Griffith Cemetery on Google Maps.

* Update: In the Civil War Pension record for Dependent Parents of Henry C. Duff, the burial record for Colson Duff in 1911 refers to this cemetery as 'the Old Gilbert Graveyard.' So the picture that emerges here is that this is indeed the Gilbert Cemetery, but it has, by use, become known as the Griffith.


Inscriptions on stones are shown in burgundy

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NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

NOTES

Anderson, Hobart M.

Jul 25, 1896 OCC0

Mar 23 1920 KDI

Corpl, Co. G. 45 U.S. INF.
s/o James W. Anderson &
Louisa "Louie" McCollum DCA

Anderson, Susan Jane
(hand-carved stone.
S's are backwards.)

Bor May 28, 1850
(s/b 1849) OCC5

Die Sep 25, 1928

w/o Thomas Anderson
d/o Elisha Thomas &
Rachel McCollum

Baker, William "Bill"

Aug 28, 1923

May 23, 2001

(Double stone with Bonnie Deaton)
Footstone: PFC US Army
World War II Purple Heart

s/o Elisha "Elish" Baker
& America Daniels OB-B

Birch, Joseph Michael

April 24, 1977
(s/b 1976) KBI

October 25, 2005

s/o Barbara K. Moore Green OB

Bishop, Albert

Nov 1, 1926

May 3, 2000

h/o Cleda Marshall DS
s/o Walter Bishop & Molly Gay ABS

Bishop, Carson

Jan. 18, 1923

May 5, 2005

m. Jan 21, 1950
h/o Jessie Sizemore
s/o Alex G. Bishop
& Polly Baker

Bishop, J.R.
(James, or "Jim") DS

Jul 15, 1901

Jun 19, 1981

Married Hazel ???? OCC3
s/o Alex Bishop &
Mary Jane Bishop OCC2  BBG
brother of Ruth Moore D

Bishop, Jessie

May 9, 1934

Still living 2008

m. Jan 21, 1950
w/o Carson Bishop
d/o Lewis Sizemore & Lillie Thomas

Bowles, (William) Ballard

Dec 2, 1897

Aug 27, 1981

PFC U.S. Army WW I
s/o Jed Bowles & Nan Brewer WB

Bowles, Charles

Apr 2, 1924

Mar 25, 1943

Kentucky TEC 5 ARMD REGT
World War II
s/o Fannie Mae Bowles Spencer WB

Bowles, Charles
 "Stovewood Charlie"

April 16, 1869

Apr 16 1943

Blank stones
h/o Mima Elizabeth Bowles
s/o William Bowles
& Susan Phillips DCA

Bowles, Eli

Aug 8, 1912

Dec 21, 1962

Kentucky PVT 950 AAA AW BN CAC World War II
h/o Rachel Taylor WB
s/o Finley Bowles & Mary E. Gray WB

Bowles, Elizabeth J.(Jane)

Nov 17, 1906

1955

w/o Carl Bowles WB
d/o Frederick James McNiven
& Elizabeth Courtney (of Newfoundland Canada) AWT

Bowles, (Frank) Finley

Jan 21, 1878
(s/b 1881) OCC8

Jan 15, 1971 SSDI

h/o Mary Elizabeth Gray
s/o Jed Bowles & Nan Brewer WB

Bowles, Harrison

Apr 7, 1907 NS

Mar 12, 1917 NS

buried next to sister Kate
s/o Finley Bowles & Mary E. Gray WB

Bowles, Howard

Nov 26, 1921

Dec 21, 1921

infant s/o Henry Bowles
& Emma Peters DCA

Bowles, Hubert

Jun 17, 1913 SSDI
(s/b 1915) OCC2

Jul 1983 SSDI

no dates on stone
h/o Martha Ellen Hensley WB
s/o Arthur Bowles
& Rebecca Sizemore

Bowles, Jed
(Jedediah Hibbard)

1853
(s/b Mar 10, 1856)DCA

1932
(s/b Jan 22, 1933)DCA

h/o Nan Brewer WB
s/o James M. Bowles
& Jemima Thomas

[Upright field stone]

   

[next to Jed & Nan Bowles]

Bowles, Jimmie Joe

May 8, 1936

May 19, 1949

s/o Eli Bowles & Rachel Taylor WB

Bowles, Johnnie

1878 OCC8

 

no stone
m1 Ella Venable
m2 Emma Bundy RL
s/o Jed Bowles & Nan Brewer NS

Bowles, Kate

Apr 29, 1909

Oct 24, 1934 NS

buried next to Harrison Bowles
d/o Finley Bowles & Mary E. Gray WB

Blank Stone

 

 

below Kate Bowles &
above Harrison Thomas

Bowles, Lena Mae

Aug 23, 1928

Dec 25, 1936

(Dates on metal sign next to stone)

Bowles, Margaret Nealie

   

Unmarked grave next to Ballard Bowles. m1 Green Murrell,
m2 Bill Frost, m3 John Keller
m4 William Ballard Bowles
d/o Jackson Hensley
& Rachael Bowman BW

Bowles, Martha Ellen

1920

1988

w/o Hubert Bowles
d/o Clarence Hensley WB

Bowles, Mary E. "Lizzie"
(Mary Elizabeth)

Mar 15, 1886 NS

May 01, 1969MM

w/o (Frank) Finley Bowles
d/o Gustavus "Gus" Gray
& Jennie Ann Jackson WB

Bowles, Mima Elizabeth
"Lizzie"

Feb 28, 1876 KBR

 

blank stones.
w/o Charles Bowles (b. 1869)
d/o Jed Bowles & Nan Brewer NS

Bowles, Nan (Nancy Mary)

1853
s/b Mar 5, 1857 DCA OCC6

Aug 1, 1938 DCA

w/o Jed Bowles WB
d/o William Brewer & Elizabeth Cole

Bowles, Rachel

Sep 27, 1909

Dec 6, 1994

w/o Eli Bowles
d/o William Taylor &
Nancy Jane Hensley WB

Bowles, Rebacca
(Rebecca Jane, "Becky")

Apr 06, 1874

Mar 27, 1933
s/b Mar 28, 1934
DCA

w/o Arthur Bowles
d/o Henderson Sizemore
& Nancy J. Gabbard DCA

Bowling, Cora (Belle)

May 07, 1913

May 1, 2007

w/o Zack Bowling
d/o Walter Thomas
& Malinda Sizemore BTF

Bowling, Roy Lee

Dec 21, 1941

Mar 25, 2005

U.S. Army Vietnam War
s/o Zack Bowling &
Cora Belle Thomas

Bowling, Zack

Mar 28, 1904

Dec 31, 1989

h/o Cora Belle Thomas
s/o Isaac Bowling
& Dora Marshall BTF

Bowman, Cassie

1893
May 1892 OCC0

1949

w/o James Clyde Bowman
d/o John Combs & Nancy Frost PC

(Whitey)
Bowman, Clyde E.dward

Mar 23, 1970

Jul 26, 2004

s/o James Clyde Bowman
& Carolyn Ashcraft ABS

Bowman, Elva

Sep 30, 1917

Still living 2008

w/o Warren G. Bowman
d/o Clum Marshall
& Mattie Thomas DS PC

Bowman, James Clyde

Jun 16, 1893

Jul 27, 1969

Kentucky PVT CO G  68 INFANTRY
WORLD WAR I
h/o Cassie Combs
s/o Harvey Bowman
& Malissa Moore
DS

Bowman, Nancy Ann Green

Mar 26, 1975

Dec 31, 2002

w/o Wallace Bowman
d/o Jimmy W. Green
& Barbara Moore OB

Bowman, Warren G

Nov 2, 1920

Apr 25, 1992

PVT US Army WW II
h/o Elva Marshall
s/o James C. Bowman
& Cassie Combs
DS

Brandenburg, Ida Thomas

Aug. 23, 1891

Feb. 18, 1983

w/o John Brandenburg
d/o Elijah Thomas &
Lucy Ann Carmack BTF

Callahan, O. Jr. (Osa)

Nov 5, 1956

Nov 5, 1956

infant of Oz Callahan
& Heidi Marshall D

Campbell, Douglas

Nov. 22, 1940

Apr. 02, 2001

s/o Edgar Campbell
& Okel Marshall JC

Campbell, Edgar

May 19, 1914

Dec 19, 1985

h/o Okel Marshall
s/o James D. Campbell
& Mary Thomas JC

Campbell, James Wallace

July 23, 1937

Nov. 23, 1999

s/o Edgar Campbell
& Okel Marshall ABS

Campbell, Opal [Okel] ABS

Dec. 27, 1915

Apr. 01, 1992

w/o Edgar Campbell
d/o Clum Marshall
& Mattie Thomas JC

Blank

1946

1987

fieldstone below
Campbell/Thomas section.
Dates on metal marker

Clark, Anderson C.

1834 OCC5

Jan 6, 1900 CWPR

CO. D 6 KY. CAV.
no dates on stone
m1 Nancy Estepp
m2 Lucy Day CWPR

Cook, Delilah

Nov. 13, 1869

Dec. 02, 1955

w/o Edward Cook
d/o James Pendleton Taylor
& Minerva Jennings D

Cooke, Edward

July 23, 1871

Apr 13, 1959

h/o Delilah Taylor
s/o Quinton Cook & Sarah Clark D

Cornett, Mattie

1902
(s/b 1904)OCC1

26 MarchOB-B
1989

d/o Susan Campbell & James Stacy
m1 Frank Burch
m2 Sam Cornett JBC

Creech, Chester G.

Apr. 27, 1900

Apr. 27, 1983

h/o Cynthia Lucas
s/o Peeley Creech & Lula Bowman D

Creech, Cyntha

Sept. 5, 1908

Dec. 11, 1993

w/o Chester Creech D
d/o Harve Lucas
& Minnie Markum OB-B

Deaton, Bonnie

Mar. 9, 1934

Oct. 16, 1997

(also on dbl stone w/ William Baker)
m1 Albert Deaton
m2  William Baker
d/o George Marshall & LT
Mary Catherine Thomas

Deaton, George Daniel

May 17, 1955

Mar 22, 1959

s/o Albert Deaton
& Bonnie Marshall LT ABS

Duff, Colson

July 9, 1814
(s/b 1810) PCC5

Mar. 18, 1911

h/o Elizabeth Gilbert
s/o Daniel Duff
& Nancy Ann Ellison MBI

Duff, Elizabeth G. "Betty"

Oct. 12, 1815
(s/b 1820) PCC5

July 7, 1898

w/o Colson Duff
d/o Thomas & Susannah Gilbert

Duff, Susannah

Feb. 20, 1847

July 4, 1921

m1 Franklin States
d/o Colson Duff
& Elizabeth Gilbert MBI

Eversole, China

1869

1932

w/o Robert L. Eversole
d/o John P. Taylor
& Minerva Jennings D

Eversole, R.L. (Robert Lee)

1875
(Aug 1871) OCC0

1947

m1 China Taylor
m2 Martha Herald
s/o James Eversole
& Elizabeth Abner D

Frost, Charley

Oct 1898 OCC0

bef 1910 OCC1

Unmarked Grave
s/o Thomas Jefferson Frost
& Nancy "Nannie" Marshall BW

Frost, Clarence

c.1900

 

Unmarked Grave (near John D. Hill)
Infant son of Neal Frost
& Mary Ellen Bowman BW

Frost, Dale M.

Mar 24 1919

Feb 02 1994

PVT U.S. Army WWII
h/o Ruby Caudill
s/o Neal Frost JB
& Mary Ellen Bowman BW

Frost, Earl

Mar 11, 1955

Mar 18, 1993

h/o Malissa Bowling
s/o Dale Frost & Ruby Caudill BW

Frost, Eva

Mar 10, 1924

Feb 16, 1973

w/o Jeffie Frost
d/o Rob Hensley & Fannie Tirey BW  D

Frost, Everett

Oct 24, 1949

Feb 13, 1994

never married
s/o Jeffie Frost
& Eva Hensley BW

Frost, Irene

June 17, 1954

Apr 16, 1957

d/o Jeffie Frost & Eva Hensley JB

Frost, Jeffie "Jake"

Jul 01, 1911

Apr 25, 1974

h/o Eva Hensley
s/o Neal Frost &
Mary E. (Radford) Bowman BW

Frost, Mary E. (Ellen)

Jul 08, 1883

Apr 26, 1970

w/o Neal Frost
d/o John Radford
& Lucinda Bowman BW

Frost, Neal
(Cornelius) OCC1

Jul 07, 1880

Oct 11, 1959

h/o Mary E. (Radford) Bowman
s/o Thomas Jefferson Frost
& Nancy "Nannie" Marshall BW

Frost, Robert Wayne

Dec 28, 1961

Sep 06, 1991

never married
s/o Dale Frost & Ruby Caudill JB BW

Frost, Rosemary

Apr 23, 1968

Apr 23, 1968

d/o Dale Frost & Ruby Caudill BW

Frost, Ruby

May 31, 1933

Still living 2008

w/o Dale M. Frost
d/o Albert Caudill & Sally Noble BW

Frost, William Kenneth

Aug 16, 1963

Jul 09, 1994

never married
s/o Dale M. Frost & Ruby Caudill BW

Gabbard, Carlos, Jr. "Sal"

Apr 20, 1967

Jan 09, 2002

h/o Dorraina "Raina" Himes
s/o James Carlos Gabbard
& Esther Sizemore OB-B

Gabbard, Estill "Dooley"

Jul 15, 1961

Jul 21, 1983

h/o Teresa "Pooh" Parsons D
s/o Elmo Hacker & Esther Sizemore PC

Gabbard, Phillip Brown

Dec 6, 1964

May 21, 2007

h/o Marsha Norman OB-TT
s/o Carlos Gabbard
& Esther Sizemore KBI

Gabbard, Sheila Lynn

Mar 15, 1979

Mar 24, 2008

d/o Beatrice Gabbard KBI

Gay, Harve

1904 OCC2

died at age 16

Footstone: Brother.
buried next to &
s/o Martha Marshall

Gerling, Lucy

Sep 10, 1910

Oct 10, 1994

w/o Vincent Gerling,
d/o Henry Sizemore

Gerling, Vincent E.

Feb 13, 1913

Mar 17, 1997

h/o Lucy Sizemore
s/o Anna Gerling, Monroe, Ohio CCO3

Gilbert, Abijah

Born Feb. 25, 1815

Died Dec. 19, 1903

h/o Martha Jane Gibson,
s/o John Gilbert Sr.
& Mollie Bowling HCC

Blank Stone

 

 

upright fieldstone next to
Abijah Gilbert

Gilbert, Daniel Moss

Feb 6, 1899 OCC0

Sept 1-, 19??
(aft 1920) OCC2

Same kind of stone as
& buried next to parents,
Walter T. Gilbert
& Lavina Campbell

Gilbert, Helen

Sep. 10, 1902

Oct. 4, 1995

w/o John Felix Gilbert
d/o Robert Callahan
& Belle Taylor OCC1-R 

Gilbert, James L.

Born Nov 16, 1896

Died June 27, 1901

s/o Walter T. Gilbert
& Lavina Campbell OCC0

Gilbert, John Felix

June 21, 1894

Jan. 29, 1966

h/o Helen Callahan
s/o Walter T. Gilbert
& Lavina Campbell OCC1-R

Gilbert, John Robert

Sept 18, 1841

Oct 14, 1913

h/o Ann Minter
s/o Abijah Gilbert &
Martha Jane Gibson DCA

Gilbert, Joseph

 

Aug. 13, 1928

Born & Died

Gilbert, Lavina C

June 6, 1869

Oct 14, 1930

Same dbl stone with &
w/o Walter T. Gilbert
d/o Daniel Campbell
& Sarah McIntosh OCC1-R

Gilbert, Martha Jane

Born Feb. 24, 1818

Died Jan 22, 1899

Same dbl-sided stone with &
w/o Abijah Gilbert
d/o Robert Gibson
& (Ruth) Renfro OCB

Gilbert, Millard F.

Born Apr 11, 1857.

Died Dec 22, 1877.

Son of A.B. & M.J. Gilbert
[Abijah Gilbert & Martha J. Gibson]

Gilbert, Mollie Jane

Jan 13, 1866

Mar 17, 1945

never married
d/o John Robert Gilbert
& Anna Minter DCA

FMG

   

(small stone to left of Millard Gilbert)

Gilbert, Walter T

Apr 14, 1872

Dec 8, 1961 KDI

Same double stone with
& h/o Lavina Campbell
s/o John Gilbert
& Ann J. Allen OCC8-M

Gilbert, William C.

May 7, 1903

Nov. 29, 1980

s/o Walter T. Gilbert
& Lavina Campbell OCC2

Green, Barbara

May 20, 1954

Jun 9, 2008

w/o Jimmy W. Green
d/o Hobert Moore &
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Fugate OB

Halcomb, Dessie

Sept. 20, 1894

Mar. 13, 1963

w/o Thomas H. Halcomb
d/o William Parker &
Nancy Ann "Nannie" Gay NFM OCC1

Halcomb, Thomas H.ampton

Apr. 5, 1890


Aug 26, 1969
ODA SSDI

h/o Dessie Parker
s/o Enock Halcomb
& Laura Belle Menter OWT JCC0

[Unmarked Grave]

   

next to Dessie & Thomas Halcomb

Hill, John D.

1890

1957

s/o Preston Hill
& Martha Combs OCC1

Hobbs, Emma (Emily)
OCC1  OCC2  OCC3

1895
Jun 9, 1894 SSDI

Jan 1980

w/o Simeon "Sim" Hobbs KDI
d/o Lewis Moore
& Serilda Young JCO

Hypes, Rosalyn E.

Feb 02, 1954

Dec 13, 1984

 

Johnson, Jonathan

1872 OCC2

 

"Father"
h/o Elizabeth Johnson Protsman

Judd, Ernest

October 11, 1922

January 22, 1950

Ohio PVT 33 INF Training BN
World War II
s/o Hubert Judd &
Ora Mae Hutchinson
OWT OCC3

Judd, Luther

Jan 18, 1896

May 22, 1940

KENTUCKY PVT
71 FIELD ARTY 11 DIV
m. Gracie Sizemore
s/o James Judd
& Martha Spivey DCA

Madden, James D.arrell

Aug 6 1973

Apr 25 1997 KDI

"JD" never married
s/o Darrell Madden
& Donna Bishop DC

Marchal, [infant]

Nov 07, 1892

Dec 08, 1892

Baby of David & Elizabeth Marchal
[David Marshall & Elizabeth Sizemore]

Marshall, Angela

Jan 07, 1966

Jan 08, 1966

d/o Shirley Marshall McDaniel
no father listed on death certificate

Marshall, Barbara L.

Aug 13, 1943

 

Same double stone with &
w/o Morgan Marshall
d/o ------ Marcum &
Cora Metcalf KBI

Marshall, Betty Jean

Aug 10, 1934

Nov 04, 1997

w/o "Bige" Marshall
nee Harrison ABS

Marshall, Columbus
(Christopher Columbus "Clum")

Dec 15, 1893

May 29, 1966

h/o Mattie Thomas
s/o Abijah Marshall
& Rhoda Abshear

Marshall, Shannon Danielle

Feb 15, 1978

Aug 18, 1979

d/o Danny Marshall & Phylis Bishop

Marshall, Gracie

June 1, 1901

Jan 4, 1971

Same double stone with
husband, William H. Marshall
m.1 Luther Judd OCC3-H
d/o John Sizemore & Hetta Thomas

Marshall, Harlan

Feb 1, 1927

Jan 28, 2008 SSDI

Same dbl stone with &
h/o Juanita Roberson (m. 1st & 3rd)
m. 2nd Jewel — SM
s/o Columbus Marshall
& Mattie Thomas

Marshall, Hayden

Nov 10, 1920

July 15, 1922

 

Marshall, Hubert

Apr 10, 1934

Apr 10, 1934

s/o Steve Marshall
& Nellie Thomas OB-B1

Marshall, Jerry

Mar 9, 1931

Feb 16 2002

Same double stone with &
h/o June Rose OB-B
Married Nov 29, 1950
s/o Steve Marshall
& Nellie Thomas DM

Marshall, June F.

Jan 16, 1925

Still living 2008

Same double stone with &
w/o Jerry Marshall
d/o Frank Rose &
Martha Richardson PW

Marshall, Juanita

Jun 22,1932

Still living 2008

Same double stone with &
w/o Harlan Marshall (m.1st & 3rd)
m.2nd Bob Durbin
d/o Oscar Roberson & Opal Liming

Marshall, Lois

Nov 19, 1933

Jan 3, 1935

d/o Columbus Marshall
& Mattie Thomas DCA

Marshall, Martha

June 15, 1876
[s/b 1882] DC

1952

Footstone: "Mother"
Never Married
d/o Green Marshall &
Rebecca Abshear DC
buried next to Harve Gay

Marshall, Mattie

Dec 24, 1900

Sep 22, 1969

w/o Columbus Marshall
d/o William Harrison Thomas
& Elizabeth Anderson

Marshall, Morgan

May 9, 1945

Nov 10, 2003

Same dbl stone with &
h/o Barbara Marcum OB-B
s/o Steve Marshall
& Nellie Thomas KMI

Marshall, Nellie

Aug 28, 1910

Jan 26, 1969

w/o Steve Marshall
d/o James Walter Thomas
& Malinda "Linda" Sizemore DS

Marshall, Rhoda

Jul 30, 1945

Aug 15, 1946

d/o Columbus Marshall
& Mattie Thomas PC

Marshall, Shirley

Feb 13, 1938

Feb 27, 1938

d/o Columbus Marshall
& Mattie Thomas PC

Marshall, Steve

Aug 4, 1905

Dec 21, 1986

h/o Nellie Thomas
s/o Meredith Marshall
& Mary "Polly" Sizemore

Marshall, Verlon

Jun 16, 1937

Oct 14, 1998

s/o Charlie Marshall
& Daisey Thomas PC

Marshall, William H.(Herbert)

May 21, 1903

Jan 10, 1987

Same double stone with &
h/o Gracie Sizemore
s/o Dave Marshall
& Elizabeth Sizemore

Maupin, Dabner (?)
[Blank upright stone]

1828 CCC6

 

to left of Menerva Maupin

Maupin, Menerva

Oct 27, 1830

May 9, 1889

"Wife of Dabner Maupin"
d/o Jno. Hollinsworth
& Mary Powell OCC8-M

Maupin, S.W.
(Silas Woodson)

Jul 1, 1852

Feb 1, 1926

s/o Dabner Maupin
& Menerva Hollinsworth DCA

McCollum, Daniel McDavid

Dec 22, 1806

Mar 17, 1880

h/o Lydia Johnson
s/o David McCollum
& Rachel Morris

McCollum, Daniel

July 27, 1841

Apr 26, 1898

h/o Emily Brewer OCC8-M
s/o Daniel McDavid McCollum
& Lydia Johnson

McCollum, Emma Florentine

Aug 18, 1881

Oct 8, 1909

d/o Daniel McCollum
& Emily Brewer

McDaniel, Shirley Marshall

Jul 14, 1950

Feb 21, 1997

w/o Robert McDaniel
d/o Steve Marshall
& Nellie Thomas OB

McDaniel, Stephanie

June 22, 1974

Nov 13, 2000

d/o Robert McDaniel
& Shirley Marshall OB-B

McDaniel, Tammy

Feb 21, 1972

Nov 20, 2006

d/o Robert McDaniel
& Shirley Marshall OB

McIntosh, Edward

May 28, 1941

Feb 10, 2007

h/o Myrtle McIntosh
s/o Sam McIntosh
& Mae Smith OB-TT

McIntosh, Myrtle

Mar 13, 1946

Sep 17, 1987

d/o Ruford Thomas
& Hattie Bowman PC

McVey, Glenn Monroe

Nov 4, 1956

Jun 29, 2004

h/o Betty Frost
s/o James McVey & Betty ThomasKBI
Glenn is actually buried in the
Goddard Cemetery in Fleming Co.
Metal marker placed in the Griffith Cemetery by his wife Betty.

Messer, Eva

Dec 3, 1919

Oct 21, 2003

w/o William Messer
d/o Clum Marshall
& Mattie Thomas PC

Messer, William "Bill"

Nov 8, 1918

Feb 7, 1993

PVT U.S. Army
h/o Eva Marshall

Moore, Charles "Pig"

Nov 23, 1956

July 15, 2001

h/o Daisey Marshall
s/o Hobert Moore
& Lizzie Fugate DM

Moore, Earnest

Feb 27, 1907

May 17, 1960

h/o Ruth Bishop
s/o Joseph Moore
& Lizzie Bowman DS

Moore, Emily "Emma"

Sep. 7, 1875
[s/b 1877]

May 23, 1913

1st w/o Joseph Moore
d/o Larkin Young
& Deborah Moore DCA

Moore, Estol

Feb 12, 1911

Nov 11, 1987

PVT U.S. Army WWII
s/o Joseph Moore
& Lizzie Bowman DS

Moore, Hobert L.

Oct 31, 1919

May 23, 2003

Pvt US Army World War II
h/o Elizabeth "Lizzie" Fugate
s/o Joseph Moore
& Mary Sizemore OB-B

Moore, Joseph M. Rev.

Nov 13, 1881

Dec 8, 1955

h/o Lizzie Bowman
s/o William & Eliza Moore DS

Moore, Lizzie
(Martha Elizabeth) OCC1-R

Mar 31, 1881

Nov 25, 1941

w/o Rev. Joseph Moore DS
d/o Harvey Bowman
& Malissa Moore OCC1-R

Moore, Lizzie

Dec 14, 1928

Jun 1, 1999

w/o Hobert Moore DM
d/o Elijah Fugate & Lucy Parker DS

Moore, Ruth

Sep 24 1911 SSDI

May 10 1975 KDI

w/o Earnest Moore DS
d/o Alex Bishop &
Mary Jane Bishop OCC2  BBG

Moore, Samuel

Apr 14, 1913

May 26, 1966

h/o Dora Marshall
s/o Joseph Moore & Lizzie Bowman

Blank Stone

 

 

fieldstone to the right
of Samuel Moore

Peters, Adda Hill

May 1895 OCC0

1952

w/o William Butler Peters DS
d/o Preston H. Hill
& Martha Combs OCC1-R

Peters, Fern

Apr 9, 1939

Feb 28, 1942

d/o Shelby Peters
& Nettie Marshall DCA

Peters, William B.(Butler)

1887

1958

h/o Adda Hill
s/o John M. Peters
& Sylvania Bowman

Protsman, Elizabeth Johnson

Nov 7, 1897

Apr 22, 1982

m1 Jonathan Johnson
m2 — Protsman
d/o John Sizemore & Hetta Thomas
twin of Mary Tirey

Remaly, Lona

May 21, 1905
(s/b 1903) OCC1

May 1, 1978

w/o Stanley Remaly, m1 — Young
d/o John Sizemore & Hetta Thomas

Remaly, Stanley

Mar 21, 1899

Nov 27, 1968

h/o Lona Sizemore
PVT U.S. Marine Corps
World War 1

Roberts, Louise

1931

1949

d/o Seldon Roberts
& Sophia Deaton RB

Roberts, Sarah Ann

Jan 1, 1888

Apr 19, 1965

m1 James Deaton, m2 Willie Roberts.
d/o Magoffin Woods
& Elizabeth Deaton M-DC

Roberts, Seldon

Dec 20, 1902

Mar 25, 1982

h/o Sophia Deaton
s/o Cordell Roberts
& Sarah "Sally" Taylor RB

Roberts, Sophia Deaton

Jan 12, 1911

Oct 15, 1991

w/o Seldon Roberts
d/o Sarah Woods & James Deaton

Roberts, Willie

Jul 02, 1889

Nov 20, 1968

h/o Sarah Woods MM
s/o Wm Cordy Roberts
& Sarah Taylor RB

Sebastian, Anna F.(Faye)

Sept 22, 1951

Feb 26, 2004

w/o Donald Sebastian
d/o Dale Frost & Ruby Caudill
memory stone to the right of
Mary E. Frost. BW

H.S.
Sizemore, Hetta Regina JS

Feb 9, 1873

 

Mother
w/o John R. Sizemore
d/o Elisha Thomas
& Elizabeth "Betty" Bowman

J.S.
Sizemore, John R. JS

Jan 1876  

h/o Hetta Regina Thomas
s/o William Sizemore
& Mary "Polly" Gabbard

Blank Stone

   

fieldstone behind J.S.

Sizemore, Bertha

Apr 4, 1915

Sep 14, 1989

w/o Willie Sizemore
g/d of Green Marshall
& Rebecca Abshear OCC3

Sizemore, Dorothy

Jan 11, 1947

Still living 2008

Same double stone with
& w/o Roy Sizemore
nee Spencer D

Sizemore, Hazel

Feb 24, 1901

Jul 3, 1988

w/o Morton Sizemore
d/o John Hacker & Lucy Williams

Sizemore, Henderson

1821

May 24 1882

Co C 47 Ky INF
m1 Minerva Combs
m2 Nancy Gabbard
s/o William & Ann Sizemore
BTF

Sizemore, Lewis

Mar 25, 1900

May 2, 1976

h/o Lillie Thomas
s/o William Sizemore
& Mary "Polly" Gabbard BTF

Sizemore, Lillie

Apr 8, 1901

Aug 22, 1995

w/o Lewis Sizemore
d/o Harrison Thomas &
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Anderson

Sizemore, Lou Bertha

1918

Oct 24 1992

w/o Morton Sizemore
d/o Gracie Sizemore JS

Sizemore, Martha Rose

Jun 17, 1936

Nov 19, 1943

d/o Willie Sizemore
& Bertha Marshall DCA

Sizemore, Minerva

c. 1822

c. 1871

1st w/o & buried next to Henderson HS
d/o John "Jack" Combs
& Rebecca "Becca" Combs

Sizemore, Morton "Big Mort"

Oct 16, 1897

Oct 15, 1982

h/o Hazel Hacker
s/o William Sizemore
& Mary "Polly" Gabbard

Sizemore, Morton Jr.

Dec 12 1915
(s/b 1916)

Apr 1984

h/o Lou Bertha Sizemore
s/o Lewis Sizemore & Lillie Thomas

Sizemore, Nancy

1846/48

Jan 18, 1927

2nd w/o Henderson
buried next to 1st wife, Minerva
d/o Henry Gabbard
& Mary "Polly" Wood

Sizemore, Paul

Aug 26, 1939

Dec 5, 1954

s/o Morton & Lou Bertha Sizemore

Sizemore, Roy

Oct 6, 1941

Feb 16, 1993

Same double stone with
& h/o Dorothy
s/o Morton Sizemore &
Lou Bertha Sizemore JCO

Sizemore, Willie

Apr 5, 1914

Jul 1, 1997

h/o Bertha Marshall
s/o ------- Sizemore
& Eliza Banks KDI

Sizemore, William

Dec 5, 1934

May 6, 2008

s/o Morton Sizemore
& Hazel Hacker OB-TT

Smith, James C (Cole)
Footstone:
"Jim"

Oct 29, 1928

Jan 23, 2003

Same double stone with &
h/o Lucy Mae Schwab
s/o Reuben Smith
& Fannie Mae Bowles NS

Smith, Lucy M. (Mae)

May 21, 1934

Still living 2008

Same double stone with
James C. Smith
d/o Robert Schwab &
Emma Gutswiller
m1 Lawton Bishop
m2 James C. (Cole) Smith

Spencer, Allen

Mar 19, 1884 M-DC
[s/b 1887] BCC0

Mar 02,1953 M-DC

h/o Fannie Mae Bowles
m1 Eliza Jane Reynolds MM
m2 Miranda (Turner) MM
s/o Alfred Spencer
& Betty McIntosh M-DC

Spencer, Fannie M. (Mae)

Mar 5, 1906 SSDI

Dec 5, 1996 SSDI

w/o Allen Spencer
m1 Reuben Smith
d/o Finley Bowles
& Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Gray

Stacy, Archibald

Apr 12, 1890

Mar 11?, 1915

Single, s/o James Stacy
& Susan Campbell DCA

Stacy, Betty

Sep 14, 1897

July 26, 1941

w/o Leslie Stacy
d/o Letcher & Ellen Bowman DCA

Stacy, James

Apr 12, 1859

Jun 8, 1914

Buried in Stacy family plot
h/o Susan Campbell
s/o Benjamin Stacy &
Hannah Young DCA

Stacy, Leslie "Les"

Sep 12, 1891
[s/b 1898] OCC0

Apr 4, 1952

aged 60 [s/b 54] yrs 6mths 22days
h/o Betty Bowman
s/o James Stacy
& Susan Campbell
DM

Stacy, Robert

Jul 17, 1893

Jun 14, 1917

s/o James Stacy
& Susie Ann Campbell DCA

Stacy, Susan

1862 OCC0

 

Unmarked stone in Stacy family plot
w/o James Stacy DM
d/o Hardy Campbell
& Sarah Duff OCC0

Thomas, Addie

c. Feb, 1909 RT ST

Oct 28, 1918 RT ST

d/o William Harrison Thomas &
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Anderson RT ST

Thomas, Callie

 

 

Infant Daughter of Sam &
Lula M.(Marshall) Thomas

Thomas, Charlie

Jan 23, 1898

Jan 26, 1992

Same stone with &
h/o Ethel Marshall
s/o Harrison Thomas
& Lizzie Anderson BTF

Thomas, Chester

Jan 1, 1900
[1899] OCC0

Dec 28, 1903

prob s/o Walter Thomas
& Linda Sizemore BTF

Thomas, Chester

Nov 11, 1916 KBI

1921

Son of Sam & Lula M.(Marshall) Thomas

Thomas, Darrell Edward

Nov 13, 1956

Aug 9, 2008

Son of Ruford Thomas &
Hattie Faye Brown OB

Thomas, Dora

June 15

Oct 1908

d/o Walter Thomas
& Linda Sizemore BTF

Thomas, Elijah

Mar 10 1842

Apr 3 1933

Co G 14 Ky Cav
h/o Lucy A. Carmack
s/o Joseph Thomas & Anna Couch
BTF

Thomas, Elizabeth

May 7, 1873

Jul 9, 1951

w/o William Harrison Thomas
d/o Thomas Anderson
& Susan Jane Thomas BTF

Thomas, Ethel

May 30, 1900

Apr 23, 1997

on same stone with &
w/o Charlie Thomas
d/o Green Marshall
& Rebecca Abshear BTF

Thomas, Gerald Wayne

May 21, 1950

Apr 10, 2009

s/o Ruford Thomas
& Hattie Bowman

Thomas, Hattie (Faye)

Aug 29, 1918

Oct 29, 1983

w/o Ruford Thomas
d/o James Clyde Bowman
& Cassie Combs D

Thomas, (William) Harrison

Apr 25, 1868

Jan 25, 1959

h/o Elizabeth "Lizzie" Anderson
s/o Elisha Thomas &
Elizabeth "Betty" Bowman BTF

Thomas, Henry C. ST

Oct 1892

Oct 12, 1918 RT

h/o Patience Hicks
s/o William Harrison Thomas
& Elizabeth "Lizzie" Anderson BTF

Thomas, Irene

Aug 21, 1925

Aug 21, 1925

d/o Lucian Thomas & Myrtle Blake
twin to Lorene MH

Thomas, Linda (Malinda)

Apr 2 1884

Jul 14, 1961

w/o Walter Thomas
d/o William Sizemore &
 Mary "Polly" Gabbard BTF

Thomas, Lewis "Bud"

Mar 19, 1874

Nov 7, 1926

h/o Lona Sizemore
s/o Elijah Thomas &
Lucy Ann Carmack BTF

Thomas, Lona

Feb 23, 1879

Jul 2, 1923

w/o Lewis "Bud" Thomas
d/o William Sizemore &
Mary "Polly" Gabbard BTF

Thomas, Lorene

Aug 21, 1925

Aug 21, 1925

d/o Lucian Thomas & Myrtle Blake
twin to Irene MH

Thomas, Lucy A.(Ann)

Aug 11, 1849

Mar 18, 1904

w/o Elijah Thomas
d/o Abraham Carmack
& Alsey Dean BTF

Thomas, Maggie

May 19, 1901

Oct 9, 1910

d/o Walter Thomas
& Linda Sizemore BTF

Thomas, Patience "Pache" ST

 

c.1919

nee Hicks
w/o Henry C. Thomas BTF

Thomas, Ruford

Oct 22, 1916

Aug 23, 1968

h/o Hattie Bowman
s/o Walter Thomas
& Linda Sizemore

Thomas, (James) Walter

Aug 17, 1882
(s/b 1878) OCB

Dec 4, 1968
(s/b Dec 11) OB-M

h/o Malinda Sizemore
s/o Elisha Thomas &
Elizabeth "Betty" Bowman

Tirey, Chester

Sept 3 1891

July 29, 1958

Footstone: aged 66y 10m 26 days
h/o Eva Williams GW
s/o John Tirey &
Lurinda Adison GW OCC8-M

Tirey, Clifford E.

1932

1974

s/o Chester Tirey & Eva Williams CB

Tirey, Ellis

Mar 9, 1935

Apr 1, 1987

h/o Lucy Brandenburg
s/o Chester Tirey & Eva Williams CB

Tirey, Eva

1901
s/b July 29, 1903
SSDI OCC1

Dec 14, 1978 KDI

w/o Chester Tirey
d/o John Williams
& Vina Holcomb GW OCC1-R

Tirey, Isabella

Nov 22, 1871

Feb 15, 1959

w/o John R. Tirey
d/o Elijah Thomas
& Lucy Ann Carmack BTF

Tirey, John R.

Jan 11, 1868

Jul 3, 1940

h/o Isabel Thomas,
s/o Richard Tirey &
Nancy Margaret Allen BTF

Tirey, Kenneth Wayne

Apr 15, 1955

May 12, 1978

s/o Clifford E. Tirey GW

Tirey, Lucy

Oct 4, 1942

Apr 24, 1995

nee Brandenburg, w/o Ellis Tirey

Tirey, Mary Sizemore

Nov 7,1897

Feb 25, 1995

d/o John Sizemore & Hetta Thomas
twin of Elizabeth Protsman

Tomlin, Gladys Tirey

Mar 9, 1921

Apr 3, 1998

Footstone: Gladys Ruth Tomlin
d/o Chester Tirey & Eva Williams

Unknown Infant

Feb 17, 1925

Dec 6, 1927

metal marker on left side
near Moore and Stacy families

Veto, Martha Kate Frost

May 19, 1908

Nov 13, 1965

w/o Michael "Mitchell" Veto
d/o Neal Frost &
Mary E. (Radford) Bowman

Wilder, Fayette Jr.

Jun 8, 1932

Apr 17, 1989

Same double stone with &
h/o Joyce Ann Sizemore
s/o Fayette Wilder
& Mollie Bowling PS

Wilder, Joyce Ann

May 26, 1955

May 13, 1999

Same double stone with &
w/o Fayette Wilder Jr.
d/o of Morton Sizemore
& Lou Bertha Sizemore PS

Williams, Charley

Nov 9, 1905

Aug 24, 1929

"Son"
s/o John R. Williams & Vina Holcomb

Williams, John L.

Jul 9, 1853

Jan 12, 1924

h/o Lula J. Gilbert
s/o James Williams & Lucinda Abner

Williams, John R.

1878

1949

"Father", h/o Vina Holcomb
s/o Lewis Williams
& Eliza Jane Anderson KBR

Williams, Lulu J.

Oct 4, 1864

Jan 12, 1935

w/o John L. Williams
d/o John Gilbert & Ann J. Allen

Williams, Vina

Sep 1, 1882

Feb 21, 1953

"Mother"
d/o Ira & Mary Halcomb NFM
w/o John R. Williams

Wilson, Kate

June 6, 1901

Sept 3, 1966

w/o Robert T. Wilson
d/o William Parker & Nannie Gay NFM

Wilson, Luther M.

May 9, 1918

Nov 8, 1974

h/o Ruby H.
s/o Robert T. Wilson
& Kate Parker DS

Wilson, Robert T. "Bob"

Nov 18, 1897

July 23, 1978

h/o Kate Parker
s/o John Wilson
& Ellen Kelly NFM

Wilson, Ruby H.

May 11, 1924

Oct 25, 1991

d/o Thomas Halcomb
& Susan Napier.OB-B
w/o Luther M. Wilson

Young, Roy S.

Nov. 23, 1920

July 25, 1975

s/o Lona Remaly & 1st husband

The total number of gravesites listed above is 237. In addition, there are numerous unmarked or unreadable stones. If you have information regarding any ancestors buried here that we have not included, please notify Betty Thomas Finger at the e-mail address below.


From the combined efforts of:

David Moore, Griffey Cemetery Records at the Owsley County Library in Booneville, KY.
Timothy and Valorie Spence, Gilbert Cemetery Records on the Owsley Co. KY GenWeb site.
Betty Thomas Finger, from interviews with living descendants, Pension records, Death certificates,
and personal visits to the Gilbert/Griffith Cemetery.

Please send corrections or additions to  betty@marchant-thomas.com   Thank you!

Special thanks to:

Henry Sizemore, son of Lewis Sizemore & Lillie Thomas, who occasionally served as a guide for the cemetery.


And many thanks to all of the helpful & friendly people of Owsley County!



Other Sources:

ABS Ada Bowman Sims, d/o Warren G. Bowman & Elva Marshall
AWT Ancestry World Trees, submitted by Barbara & Robert Pumyea
BBG Betty Bowman Gabbard
BTF Betty Thomas Finger, Sizemore and Thomas descendant
BW Bonnie Wilson, d/o Dale Frost & Ruby Caudill
CB Charlie Brewer, grandson of Chester Tirey & Eva Williams
CWPR Civil War Pension Record
D Griffey Cemetery Records by David Moore
DC Death Certificate from KY Dept. of Vital Records
DCA Death Certificate from ancestry.com
DM Daisey Moore, d/o Charlie Marshall & Pauline Duff
DS Dora Sizemore, d/o George Duff & Edna Moore
GM Gail Marshall, d/o Columbus Marshall & Mattie Thomas



GW Geneva Williams, d/o Chester Tirey & Eva Williams
HCC History of Clay County by R. R. White, Manchester Guardian July 22, 1932
HS Henry Sizemore, son of Lewis Sizemore & Lillie Thomas
JB Jessie Bishop, d/o Lewis Sizemore & Lillie Thomas
JBC Jeannie Burch Campbell, d/o Susan Campbell & Frank Burch
JC Jim Campbell, nephew of Edgar Campbell
JCO Jessica Cooper, OCHGS member
JS Jody Sizemore, wife of Jimmie Sizemore, s/o Morton Sizemore & Hazel Hacker
KBR Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910 on ancestry.com
KBI Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999 on ancestry.com
KDI Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
KMI Kentucky Marriage Index, 1973-1999 on ancestry.com
LT Leo Taylor, minister, Church of Christ
MBI Mary Beth Irion, grt grt g/d of Colson Duff & Elizabeth Gilbert
MH Margaret Hadden, daughter of Lucian Thomas & Myrtle Blake
M-DC Margaret Millar Hayes, from Death Certificate



MM Margaret Millar Hayes, author of 1880 Owsley & Lee Co. KY Annotated Census records
& Reconstructed Marriages of Breathitt & Owsley Counties, etc.
NFM Nancy Frost Moulton, d/o Graydon Moore Frost
NS Nicole Smith, d/o James Cole Smith & Lucy Mae Schwab
OB Obituary in the Booneville Sentinel
OB-B Obituary in the Booneville Sentinel, from Betty Bowman Gabbard
OB-B1 Obituary for brother, Jerry, in the Booneville Sentinel, from Betty Bowman Gabbard
OB-M Obituary in the Beattyville Enterprise, from Margaret Millar Hayes.
OB-TT Obituary in the Booneville Sentinal, from Tom Barrett.
OCB Owsley County Birth Record on Microfilm, from Betty Thomas Finger
ODA Ohio Deaths on ancestry.com
OWT One World Tree on ancestry.com
PC Phyllis Bowman Campbell, d/o of Warren G. Bowman & Elva Marshall
PS Paul Sizemore, grandson of Morton & Lou Bertha Sizemore
PW Patty Wilson, OCHGS member
RB Ruth Bowman, d/o James Deaton & Sarah Woods



RL Robert L. Smith, Bowles descendant & author of Owsley County KY Marriages 1843-1929
RT Rosalie Thomas, wife of Nevil Taylor Thomas, g/s of Andy Thomas & Drucilla Burch
SSDI Social Security Death Index
S Gilbert Cemetery records by Tim & Valorie Spence
SM Interview with Steve Marshall at Griffith Cemetery, 2005
ST Sandy Tirey, great granddaughter of William Harrison Thomas
WB William F. Bowles, son of Eli Bowles & Rachel Taylor



Census Records Consulted:

BCC0 Breathitt Co. KY Census, Crockettsville Precinct – 1900
CCC3 Clay Co. KY Census – 1930
CCC6 Clay Co. KY Census – 1860
CCO3 Clermont Co. Ohio Census – 1930
JCC7 Jackson Co. KY Census – 1870
JCC0 Jackson Co. KY Census – 1900
OCC0 Owsley Co. KY Census – 1900
OCC1 Owsley Co. KY Census – 1910
OCC1-R Owsley Co. KY Annotated Census by R. L. Smith – 1910
OCC2 Owsley Co. KY Census – 1920
OCC3 Owsley Co. KY Census – 1930
OCC3-H Owsley Co. KY Annotated Census by Harley Tucker Bowling – 1930
OCC5 Owsley Co. KY Census – 1850



OCC6 Owsley Co. KY Census – 1860
OCC8 Owsley Co. KY Census – 1880
OCC8-M Owsley Co. KY Annotated Census by Margaret Millar Hayes – 1880
PCC5 Perry Co. KY Census – 1850

Some graphics by Rhio's Sampler

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