LOCATION: From Highway 218, east of Horse Cave, turn south onto Highway 1846 and proceed 2.4 miles. Turn right onto a gravel driveway leading to three black barns. Lone burial is to the left of the first of three black barns.

COMMENTS: According to the Wheeler-Lane Pictured Genealogy compiled by Ruth (Wheeler) Weed in 2000, Claiborne Harlow, Jr., and brothers Robert and John, purchased 1000 acres of land near Bearwallow in 1846 from George and Elizabeth Trabue. They also owned the famous old stagecoach inn at Bearwallow called “The Bear.” Claiborne, Jr., married a neighbor girl, Lucy Scott Tisdale on 14 Nov 1847, ahd had the following children: Eugenia, Lester C., Robert, Olevia C., Henry Claiborne, and Charlie W. About 1854, Claiborne Harlow, Jr., and family moved to property located about three miles from Horse Cave on the old turnpike from Glasgow to Munfordville where they lived during the Civil War. Their daughter, Olevia Coward Harlow, related her experience of selling lemonade to the Civil War soldiers as they came down the turnpike. She also said that at the end of the war, her father, Claiborne Harlow, Jr., called his slaves together and announced their freedom. Most cried and asked to continue working for him. When Lucy died at the age of forty-four, she was buried in the garden behind their house beneath a large inscribed marble slab that was placed over her grave. Claiborne later remarried and in 1867 sold the Horse Cave property and bought 391 acres of land in the Davis Bend area near Canmer. He and his second wife, Elizabeth, are buried there in the Wheeler-Harlow Cemetery.

Information and photos on this page provided by Dee Tapp

HARLOW, LUCY SCOTT (TISDALE) W/o Claiborne Harlow, Jr.

Born 22 Jun 1821 – died 10 Mar 1865


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