Simeon Bale Cemetery

From Linwood, at the intersection of US 31E and Highway 569 (aka Powder Mills Road), turn East on 569 for .7 mile. Turn left onto Dennison Road, Highway1035, and continue 1.1 miles to a gravel drive on right. Passage to the one stone cemetery is blocked by a metal gate but access can be attained by stepping over a low barb fence. The stone of Simeon and Emily is to the right of an abandoned block building and under a large cedar tree. To the left of the block building are the remains of the foundation of the old Bale homeplace where once a 2-story log home stood. The two-story fireplace is still standing. The burial site is on land owned a Hettinger family who does not live on the property.

Hart Co., KY

Photos and information provided by Dee Tapp

SIMEON BALE Husband of Emily Scott Lancaster Bale

14 Aug 1830 – 22 Sep 1900 Son of Peter and Mary Dobson Bale

Inscriptions on stone are:
“She was too good, too gentle and fair to dwell in this cold world of care.”
“To him we trust a place is given among the saints with Christ in Heaven.”


18 Jul 1836 – 1 Aug 1897 Daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth Defevers Lancaster


1) Simeon was a blacksmith by trade.
2) Simeon and Emily’s photo is on the HC Gen. Web Site in the Bale Album.
3) Emily’s parents are buried in the Old Knoxes Creek Cemetery on Knoxes Creek Road approximately .5 mile south of the current church. Her three unmarried siblings are buried in the Defevers Cemetery on Figetts Bend Road south of Green River near Canmer.
4) Emily and Simeon’s children were:

Eliza J. Bale, b. 1862
Laura W. Bale, b. 1866
James W. Bale, b. 1869
Solomon Bale, b. 1871
Millie D. Bale and Mandy E. Bale, b. 1873
Flora A. Bale, b. 1877
Earl Bale, b. 1879

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