Henderson County, Kentucky Cemetery


Contributed by Helen Keusch


This is how the cemetery looks from the road. The yellow line under the area in the woods where the 4
markers are located (Evaline, Elijah K, Elijah E., and Mary Jane). There are probably more stones in the area as the community of White City was nearby. John and Sally Eakins are probably buried there, but their graves weren't found. Their stones might be way underground, under a huge tree, or might have been stolen by "visitors" and used in landscape designs somewhere.

Elijah K. Eakins (1/7/1825-8/26/1852)
Elijah King Eakins was the son of John Eakins and Sarah "Sally" King Eakins.

Evaline M. Boyle Eakins (8/2/1829-9/2/1852)

Elijah E. Eakins (6/10/1852-Sept 1852)
Infant son of Evaline and Elijah K. Eakins.
All three died of Cholera.

Stone reads: Mary Jane, daug'tr of John & Sarah Eakins, born July 17, 1831. The death date is on the bottom part of the stone which wasn't found, but Mary Jane probably died between the 1840-1850 census. There may be other children of John & Sally buried there also. According to the 1840 census, there are two missing females--one born 1835-1840, and one born 1830-1835. This marker was found under about 2 ft of dirt.



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