~ Old Sardis Cemetery ~
Pulaski County, KY
(formerly Adams Cemetery) Location: Hwy 1676 at Ansel


Photo of Old Sardis Cemetery, courtesy of Debbi Purkerson & Priscilla Little

"Hi Valerie, Remember me telling you there was a story to Old Sardis? Well here it is. You see the 7 tombstones lined in a row? Well Stanley & Winnie Cox inherited the Jonus D. Wilson farm after his death. The homestead had an old family cemetery on it. They found it when they were clearing the field. Course Stanley didn't want it there so he moved the stones to Sardis. Some relatives seem to recall they moved a few bones, but for the most part story goes they didnt move them all. That's just what is left of them. This cemetery looks empty, but it's NOT. There used to be stones up in the center, but they where reduced to a pile of rock thrown by the fence. Now even the pile is gone. Mom has some record from older relatives that remember a few of the people buried here, but their stones are gone now." --Debbi
Priscilla's reading of 7 stones, 11 Aug 2001

A photograph of this cemetery was found among the belongings of Debbi's great grandmother, Ollie (1895-1992): "...found an old picture of Adams Cemetery which is now Sardis Cemetery. My greatgrandmother wrote on the back of the picture... names of 8 relatives that were buried in Sardis cemetery..." Thank you, Debbi & Priscilla, for sharing these precious photos!




Headstone Sources:
dp - Debbi Purkerson & Priscilla Little (Mother/Daughter Team), Jun 2001 (Debbi's Website)
ol - Debbi's great grandmother, Ollie (1895-1992), via photo above
pchs - Pulaski Co Historical Society Cemetery Book Vol 2:153-154

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Last Name First Name Birth Death Information src
ADAMS Alexander 05 Apr 1779 27 Jan 1849 s/o Robert & Rebecca Adams | photo dp
Elax [Alex]     [a misspelling of Alex, this is not Alexander 1779-1849. dp] ol
Amanda 1831 1914 w/o Franklin, d/o John & Mary (Trowbridge)
photo
pchs
John H. &
Telitha C.
19 Apr 1870
24 Jan 1872
13 Jun 1949
02 Nov 1901
photo dp
ol
J.S. no dates Co A. 19th Ky Inf pchs
Mary 19 May 1846 10 May 1849 (next to Alexander Adams grave) dp
Richard Thomas &
Effie
16 Feb 1896
24 Dec 1898
21 Apr 1973
07 Jul 1972
s/o John H. & Tiletha, Ky PFC US Army WWI; d/o Jack & ___ (Snead) Godbey pchs
ol
Robert Warson
Rebecca Wylie
1751
 
1816
 
[immigrated from Ireland]   his photo
[bur next to Robert, she never had a stone.
(b. 29 May 1758, d. 27 Aug 1817)
dp
Sabra       ol
Samuel M. &
Margaret
15 Dec 1806
22 Sep 1810
15 Feb 1865
08 Aug 1879
his photo   (adjoining plots)
[pchs: s/o Alexander & Polly (Morrow); h/o Margaret "Peggy" Dick]
dp
Silas 30 Mar 1867 01 Apr 1890 photo pchs
Simpson       ol
William &
Elizabeth Susan
10 May 1869
07 Oct 1877
10 Dec 1943
10 Jan 1943
photo dp
DICK John &
Margaret Wylie
1747
1762
1832
1846
Sgt. Continental Army, Rev War
his photo | her photo
dp
S[amuel] &
Frances
11 Oct 1782
17 Dec 1786
11 Sep 1849
 
[pchs: s/o John & Margaret]
d/o Samuel Allen
dp
pchs
HENDRICKS A.N. 26 Sep 1837   (believed to be Ambrose, s/o Armstrong; death date below ground) dp
Armstrong &
Sarah
21 May 1796
25 Jun 1803
12 Jun 1882
19 Oct 1865
s/o Samuel
d/o Matthew & Fanny (Reynolds)
pchs
dp
G.S. [C.S.?] 10 Jan 1857 04 May 1860   dp
Savannah 05 Jan 1844 06 Jan 1847 d/o Armstrong & S. Hendricks dp
Silas 26 Mar 1826 29 May 1864 s/o Armstrong & Sarah Hendricks dp
IRVINE infant b & d 12 Oct 1938 s/o Cassius & Minnie (Vanhook) pchs
RANDOLPH Cornelius &
Mattie Mae
08 Jul 1895
07 Jun 1906
02 Dec 1966
12 Jan 1929
s/o Jas & Belle (Dick); Ky PFC Co G 337 Inf,
WWI; d/o Harris & Anna Bell (Dick) Dick
pchs
George Cal 16 Nov 1884 12 Jun 1960 s/o Jas & Belle pchs
Sarah 25 Oct 1917 10 Aug 1950 Not M [sic] pchs
REYNOLDS Matthew &
Fanny
14 Oct 1765
1763
Feb 1844
Jun 1834
  dp
ROBERTS Christine 1924 1974 d/o Lincoln & __? (Warren) Hodge; w/o Roscoe pchs
VANHOOK Alexander &
Flora G.
19 Oct 1871
26 Oct 1876
15 Feb 1942
06 Mar 1966
d/o Crit & Lucy (Randolph) Adams pchs
Vola E. 12 Oct 1915 09 Apr 1950 s/o Alexander & Flora pchs
Wm. Herbert 13 Dec 1904 03 Apr 1972 s/o Alexander & Flora pchs
WESLEY Elmer       ol
WILSON Nancy D. 08 Jun 1800 (only date) d/o John & Margaret Dick; w/o Micajah Wilson
photo
dp
WOOD O.G. no dates Co A 19th Ky Inf pchs


From Debbi Purkerson, 11 Aug 2001:
In the Photo these are the stones left to right. Mom went out there today to look at stones.
  1. Mathew Reynolds b. Oct 14 1765 d. Feb 1844
  2. Fanny Reynolds w/o Mathew b. 1763 d. June 1834
  3. Sarah Hendricks w/o A. Hendricks d/o M & F Reynolds b. June 25 1803 d. Oct 19, 1865
  4. Silas Hendricks s/o Armstrong & Sarah Hendricks b. Mar 26, 1826 d. May 29, 1864
  5. Savannah d/o Armstrong & S Hendricks b. Jan 5, 1844 d. Jan 6 1847
  6. In Memory of G. S.( book has C.S. Mom said hard to read not for sure) Hendricks b. Jan. 10 1857 d. May 4, 1860 ( But mom is sure of dates on stones and said she was very careful of dates)
  7. Gone Home A. N. Hendricks b. Sept the 26, 1837 (death date below the ground)(mom pretty sure of A. N. not C.N.)(believed to be Ambrose s/o Armstrong)
So these were the stones moved from Family cem on Wilson farm to Sardis cem.
Other bits of info from trip:
  1. Mary Adams b. May 19, 1846 & d. May 10,1849 is next to Alexander Adams grave.
  2. And Margaret b. Sept 22, 1810 d. Aug 8, (not 6) 1879 is buried next to husband Samuel M. Adams b. Dec 15, 1806 d. Feb 15, 1865 h/o Margaret
  3. Old Stone next to road on right (She took picture of it to confirm):
    In Memory Of S. Dick b. Dec 11, 1782 d. Sept 11, 1849

 


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