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Athanasius Thomas
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1787
Death: Jul. 23, 1870

Moved from tract 38 Ruford Tuggle place. Three unmarked and 11 marked graves moved to
section G, lots 17 and 18.

CEMETERY: Bluegrass Army Depot Removed Graves - Cemetery A, Madison Co., KY

Located on US 421 across from the entrance to the Bluegrass Army Depot.

In 1942 the Army purchased 15,000 acres of land in Madison County. To
build the Bluegrass Army Depot on this land, 150 plus family properties
were purchased. As part of the purchase agreement, the graves of family
members had to be exhumed and relocated to properties purchased for that
purpose. Two cemeteries were established, one for "whites" (Cemetery A) on
KY 421 and one for "colored" graves (Cemetery B) on Speedwell Road. There
were a total of 901 bodies in Cemetery A. Most of those are unknown.
Trustees were appointed for each cemetery and the Army gave a sum of
money for upkeep of the cemeteries. In 1973 the Army notified the
community that it would no longer maintain the cemetery, and since this
time it has been abandoned and the graves have become overgrown. Local
youths have vandalized many graves. A large number of graves are in the back
section of the cemetery which is overgrown and in very poor condition.
Before the graves were moved a preliminary survey was done of each
cemetery. When the graves were moved the contractor also made a list. In
this list he gave the tract number that the grave was moved from and the
section and lot of the new burial place.
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  Sarah Martin Thomas (1791 - 1865)*
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Blue Grass Memorial Cemetery
Madison County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 17
Created by: Old Joseph
Record added: Dec 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81491739
Athanasius Thomas
Added by: Marissa F.
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 Added: Jul. 30, 2016

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