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For anyone interested in the Dedman, Robards, Kerby lines. This is an excerpt from a letter of a cousin describing a visit to this cemetery several years ago. Some 7 years later now, the condition of the cemetery is unknown as is the ownership of the farm. If anyone in the Woodford list knows of this site please let me know.
"On Wednesday, August 9, 1992 I visited the former home of John Henry Dedman, 1838-1909, and Sarah Jane Robards Dedman, 1852-1923. The home is located in Woodford Co. Ky. on the McCrackin Turnpike. The home is owned by Mr. David
A. Sutherland. The home and 116 acre farm are now known as 'Mount Ararat Farm' but it has been previously known as 'Thor's Farm'. Mr Sutherland purchased the farm in 1938 from his father and an uncle. It is a working farm with about 100 head of beef cattle, several horses, turkeys, and peacocks. Mr. Sutherland allowed that he was 'less than 100 years old' and I guess him to be in his early 80's. The Robards cemetery is 15.2 miles from Versailles cemetery via rt. 33 and Mundys Landing road. Take rt. 33 for 12.6 miles south to Mundys Landing road. Mundys Landing road goes straight as rt. 33 turns left. Follow Mundys Landing road 2.4 miles to a dirt/gravel land on
right. Follow the dirt lane about 2/10 of a mile to an open field. Drive into the field about 25 yards and turn left. The cemetery is about 200 yards up the hill. Headstones with names, birth and death dates of the following are readable. Several stones bear no markings and some stones appear to be missing. In addition to these listed ones there are a few others buried here that cannot be related to the Robards, Dedmans or Kerbys at this time. In all there are 19 spaces which are thought to be burial sites.
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