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This cemetery is located on the Woodman Road in Pike County, Kentucky.
It is a family cemetery that is on land once owned by Anthony and Polly
(Wolford) Sansom. When their land was sold the cemetery was exempted
from the land sale. I find that there are 9 unmarked
Time and nature has taken its toll on the Sansom/Woodman Cemetery. Many,
many graves there are marked with a piece of stone stuck in the ground
at the head and foot of the grave, also there are numerous sunken graves.
Relatives of those buried there are scattered across the U.S.A. I have
been successful in contacting some and 17 of us donated money to have
the cemetery cleaned off. In 1995, the initial cleaning took place. In
the spring of 1996 the cleanup was completed, the V.F.W. post in
Pikeville was contacted and Mr. Hamilton saw to it that flags were placed
on the graves of the six brave soldiers buried there. The inventory of
the cemetery took place in the fall of 1996.
I hope that everyone will continue to support this project so we can
continue to have the cemetery cleaned each year. Anyone wishing to
contribute to this project may do so. Make your check payable to
Sansom/Woodman Cemetery and mail it to}
Patricia (East) Denney
3822 Elmcrest Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
Money is withdrawn from the Sansom/Woodman account to pay for yearly
cleanup and for postage to update each contributor yearly about the
cemetery, donations received, and expenditures made.
In the future I would like to do a brief history on the people who are
buried at Sansom/Woodman Cemetery. Any information (spouse, parents,
children, birth place, etc.) you have on those buried there would be
Patricia East Denney