Bush Cemetery

Hart County, Kentucky

Located on the Green River in the Northtown Area on the Old Ransom Amos Bush Farm. This farm was formerly owned by the Veluzat family, more recently owned by Larry Gobel. It's off the Poteet Road at the very end of a road, through a gate and down a rocky road back in a field near the river. Located under a grove of trees.

All Photos and information
provided by
Judy Lawler

Thanks to Karen Phillips, Geraldine Poteet Norman and Vilma Jean Stasel Kinney for contributing

Only a handful of stones remain legible. There are several graves marked with field-stones. At one time this was a large cemetery. It's said to contain graves of Slaves and thier families.





Bush, Armilda
Jul 29, 1854
Oct 26, 1854
d/o R. A. & Kitty Bush
Bush, Catherine "Kitty" Ann (Johnson)
Jan 4, 1823
Aug 7, 1899
w/o R. A.
Bush, Henry B.
Co. B. 9 KY Cav. - s/o John Hardin Bush
Bush, Infant (Little Buddy)
Jan 2, 1883
Sep 2, 1884
Inf. s/o Wm. Lewis & Sarah C. Bush (died from scalded coffee)
Bush, James Henry "Son"
Dec 27, 1849
Feb 8, 1924
s/o R. A. - "In Thee, O Lord, have I put my trust."
Bush, Ransom Amos
Oct 27, 1822
July 4, 1869
h/o Kitty A. Johnson - Masonic Emblem - (smallpox)
Bush, Sarah Elizabeth (Blair)
Dec 31, 1846
Feb 7, 1915
w/o J. H. "Son" Bush - "Faithful to her trust, Even unto death" - (pneumonia)
Bush, Urban T.
Jul 13, 1919
Jul 20, 1919
s/o Dan & B. Bush
Bush, William Lewis "Boy"
Dec 17, 1851
Apr. 25, 1934
"Rest in peace" - Son of R. A.
Lewis, Nannie Belle
Jan 5, 1903
Jan 19, 1919
d/o W. R. & E. A. Lewis - "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." - "Remember me when this you see, But in this world I may not be. But if my grave should be my bed, Remember me when I am dead."
This ended the engraved stones. Many stone are badly broken. Geraldine Poteet Norman and Vilma Jean Stasel Kinney have put together the following names from memory. The list may be incomplete but they wanted to honor those other who are buried there and help those searching for their ancestors. As Vilma puts it “Plain rocks don’t give much information.”
Legend has it that the first people buried here were slaves. There are no engraved stones and no names, just oral legend.





Bush, Cappie Corah

July 21, 1901

Jan. 1902

Daughter of James Henry Bush

Bush, Charlie Thomas

July 21, 1884

Sept. 29, 1884

Son of James Henry Bush

Bush, Elizabeth Frances

Jan 7, 1879

Jan. 7, 1879

Daughter of James Henry Bush

Bush, Jessie Arleen

Jan. 18, 1926

Oct. 10, 1929

Daughter of Dan Bush

Bush, Sarah Helen

March 3, 1882

Aug. 4, 1882

Daughter of James Henry Bush

Bush, Sarah Jane Elizabeth Rousseau Harper


1st wife of Wm. Lewis Bush (2nd wife is buried at Northtown Church Cemetery)

Lewis, Andrew Madison



Son of Ransom & Liza Bush Lewis

Lewis, Agnes

Infant daughter of Finley Lewis & Liza Lothery Lewis

Lewis, Baby Annie



Daughter of John & Mary Bush Lewis

Lewis, Jimmy



Shot at Northtown Public Well. Son of John Lewis

Lewis, John William

Dec. 16, 1843

Dec. 14, 1941

Son-in-law of R.A. Bush and husband of (birth year and middle name differ from transcription and DC, but this is likely the same individual)

Lewis, Mary Ann Bush



Daughter R.A. Bush. Wife of John Lewis

Lewis, Virgil Frank



Son of Ransom & Liza Bush Lewis

Sanders, Byrdie Lee

March 27, 1901

Jan. 9, 1902

Daughter of R.s. & Mary Lewis Bush Sanders

Sanders, Luanna Meredith *Stephen B. Sanders 1 st wife may be buried there



Not certain

Sanders, Margaret Elizabeth Bush

Oct. 19,185

Nov. 7, 1900

2 nd wife of Stephen Sanders and Daughter of RA Bush

Sanders, Sarah Elizabeth

Dec. 16, 1891

May 2, 1892

Daughter of R.S. and Mary Lewis Bush Sanders

Sanders, Stephen Brisco

Dec. 28, 1822

June 18, 1899

Son-in-law of R.A. Bush



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