AKA Dr. Jeremiah Dawson Cemetery

Hart County, KY

Located about 2 miles east of Munfordville, just off hwy. 357 on the D. W. Meredith Rd. in Hart Co., KY

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Death Date


Bumgardner, Eugene

Feb 23, 1864

Aug 12, 1916

Butcher, Corrie

Mar. 12, 1889

Sept. 17, 1917

Nee: Dawson. Wife of R. B. Butcher. Enclosed in concrete wall enclosure.

Dawson, Infant

Oct. 21, 1890

Oct. 21, 1890

S\o M. H. & M. J.

Dawson, Infant

Nov. 13, 1891

Nov. 13, 1891

S\o M. H. & M. J.

Dawson, Dela M.

July 24, 1879

Jan. 21, 1888

Son of M. H. & J. A. Dawson

Dawson, Elizabeth L.

July 15, 1813

Feb. 23, 1845

Wife of R. A. Dawson

Dawson, Jeremiah

May 30, 1763

Feb. 28, 1846

Born in Bedford Co., Va

Dawson, Jessie J.

Apr. 28, 1893

June 6, 1917

Dawson, Joe Lewis

July 28, 1891

Dec. 28, 1919

Dawson, Lovlis Strange

Oct. 28, 1877

Sept. 15, 1881

S\o M. H. & J. A. Dawson

Dawson, Martha A. S.

Sept. 1, 1820

June 28, 1898

Nee: Price. 2nd wife of R. A. Dawson

Dawson, Mary J.

Feb. 23, 1858

Sept. 19, 1937

Nee: Wade. W\o Miles H.

Dawson, Miles H.

June 22, 1852

Nov. 22, 1925

Dawson, Nancy

Oct. 6, 1765

Dec. 9, 1852

Nee: Nancy Agnes Dollard. Born in Bedford Co., VA. D\o Edward Dollard. W\o Jeremiah Dawson

Dawson, Ransom A.

Feb. 6, 1808

Apr. 27, 1889

Not in concrete wall enclosure

Dawson, Ransom A.

Oct. 26, 1859

Feb. 25, 1896

Enclosed in concrete wall enclosure.

Dawson, Sarah Elizabeth  

Nov. 30, 1869

Sept. 5, 1918

Nee: Bumgardner. W\o Ransom Dawson. Enclosed in concrete wall enclosure. ( DC for Mary Elizabeth Bumgardner Dawson b. Nov 30, 1868, d. Sept 5, 1918 is perhaps same as Sarah Elizabeth Dawson.)

Murray, Julia A.

May 19, 1854

Feb. 3, 1888

Nee: Dawson? SSA Mary J. & Miles H.

Price, Lucy

Mar 11, 17??

Jul 7, 18??

Aged 80 yrs ????

Information below is from Robert Teesdale in 2001 and Carolyn Puckett Olney in Janurary 2004:

 "Jeremiah Dawson and several of his kids were buried in this cemetery; and some of the field stones are gravesites of his slaves. The cemetery is on the old original Dawson farm and next to where Jeremiah Dawson's house once stood. The cemetery is located adjacent to and on the left side of the D.W. Meredith Road.

"An elderly lady who lived across the field from the cemetery told this story: 'Some local bad guys heard he (Jeremiah Dawson) had a lot of money in his house, and they came to rob him. To make him give them the money, they shot off one of his ears. There is now a house that was built on the site of the original home. Some of his kids and grandkids are buried there too. That is where Ransom Amos Dawson and some of his kids are buried too.'

"He (Jeremiah Dawson) enlisted in the Revolutionary Army at the age of 17 and fought at Guilford Courthouse, NC. He was a sober man with excellent habits, simple tastes and high moral character. He received an ordinary English education, possessed strong natural sense, was six feet two inches in height, large 'raw boned' and muscular, a man of great physical power. He cared little for the acquisition of wealth, devoting his early years to the manly sports of bear and deer hunting, only giving that attention to his farm required for the maintenance of his family, and the education of his children. He had five sons and six daughters."

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