Old Dezarn Cemetery

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Old Dezarn Cemetery

Also known as Dezarn Cemetery

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Clay County, Kentucky, USA Add to Map
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This Cemetery is located on Little Beech Creek directly across the creek and about 250 feet from the Little Beech Creek Cemetery. It is located at an elevation of about 20 feet above the creek. This may be the oldest cemetery in the Beech Creek area. There are a total of about 11 old natural field or creek stones. None have any markings.

Francis ‘Frankie' Dezarn and his family were the first settlers in the lower Beech Creek area. They arrived in the very early 1800's and built a home in a small clearing about 150 feet from where Beech creek empties into Goose Creek River. As years passed by, his family migrated up Beech Creek and into the Little Beech Creek area.

Older Dezarn family members today recall that when they were children their parents and grandparents frequently decorated this cemetery with flowers. It has unfortunately grown over with brush and vines. Older Dezarn family records indicate who some of those stones belong to.

The Dezarn family in Clay County was buried largely in 3 Cemeteries all within a mile of each-other in the Little Beech Creek area. One was the Old Dezarn Cemetery. Another was the Little Beech Creek Cemetery. The third, and largest, which was first known as the Jones, then the Hubbard or Upper Beech Creek Cemetery, is now known simply as Beech Creek Cemetery.

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  • Added: 23 Apr 2011
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