Old Creal Cemetery


Near Pikeview, Hart County, Kentucky

 Information and photos provided by Randy Murray and Dee Tapp

LOCATION:  Directions are from Highway 31E at Jonesville turn west on 936.  You then turn right on W. Druen Road which is directly across from Friendship Church Road on property owned by James And Wilma Johnston at 500 Druen Road..  The cemetery is very close to Hammonsville.

COMMENTS:  This cemetery is not being cared for.  Its recent discovery, documentation and photography is credited to Randy Murray who, as a youngster, helped his Uncle Howard Skaggs bale hay on the farm then owned  by Leighlon Skaggs. 


Given Name






2 Oct 1870

13 Aug 1881

S/O Edward Calvin Creal (1848-1926) and Rutha Jane (Bryant) Creal (1848-1932) (both of whom are buried at Red Hill Cemetery at Hodgenville); brother of Ella M. (Creal) Ford (below).



22 Mar 1874

14 Jan 1896

W/O James Lee Ford (1870-1920 in Washington state); D/O Edward Calvin and Rutha Jane (Bryant) Creal (see above); mother of Malcom Montgomery Ford (1892-1967 in Sacramento, CA), Felix Thomas Ford (1894-1955 in Santa Rosa, CA) and Charles W. Ford (1896-1921 in Seattle, WA from the effects of mustard gas from WW I); sibling of James W. Creal (above) (1871-1881), Jesse H. Creal (1872-),Virgil M. Creal (1876-1948), Mary L. Creal (1879-1937), Edward Wester Creal (1883-1943), Anna M. Creal (1886-) and John W. Creal (1888-1942)

There are field stone markers for other graves here

NOTE:  Ella died at the age of twenty-two, two weeks after the birth of her third son.  The 1900 Census shows all three in the household of their maternal grandparents, Edward Calvin and Rutha Jane (Bryant) Creel living at Hammonsville in Hart County, Kentucky.  Their father, James Lee Ford, remarried, fathered three more children, moved to the state of Washington and died there at the age of 50.
Ella’s younger brother, Edward Wester Creal, served as a Democratic Representative in the Seventy-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Cap R. Carden and was subsequently reelected to the Seventy-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from 1935 until his death in 1943.  His Biography (attached) states that he was born in a log house near Mount Sherman, Larue County, Kentucky, but census records prove that he lived on the Creal property in the Hammonsville District of Hart County, Kentucky, for a period of time.

Judge Cann's Cemetery Book listed this as the Old Greal Cemetery.