Upper Moore Cemetery

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Upper Moore Cemetery

White Cabin Road
Pilgrim, Martin County, Kentucky, USA
Memorials 25 added (92% photographed)

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Upper Moore cemetery is the oldest of at least three cemeteries on the original Moore Settlement on Wolf Creek, Martin County, Kentucky. The "Moore Settlement" was settled by Samuel Moore, (Abt 1814-Abt 1893) when he obtained land grants for over 1800 acres of land in Floyd and Lawrence Counties that eventually formed Martin County in 1870. He had 17 children and deeded most of his land to his children: the last 800 acres was deeded out in 1891 two years prior to his death.

There are at least nine field stones in this cemetery. Some people who are thought to be buried here but who have no carved stones are as follows:

-Alice Moore, 28 Jan 1911-8 April 1912, daughter of Sampson & Mary Taylor Moore. According to her death certificate, she is buried here.

-Thursa Hardin Moore, first wife of Samuel Moore (married 1837 in Lawrence County, Kentucky). She and Samuel had ten children. She was the daughter of John Hardin (mother unknown).

-Mary Maynard Moore, about 1837-April 3, 1915, second wife of Samuel Moore (married 1863 in Lawrence County, Kentucky). She and Samuel had seven children. Her death certificate lists Benjamin Maynard of Virginia as her father; mother unknown. Her place and date of burial are "S. Moore cemetery" (likely Samuel Moore cemetery) on April 4, 1915.

One field stone is carved with "JHM JN 5 95" The nine looks exactly like an upside down 5. It is possible that these are the initials of a Moore who died on Jan 5, 1895. There are several James Moores in the family--but I have found none that meet that date yet.

If you have information on who the field markers represent or others who might be buried here in unmarked graves, please contact me and assist in filling in these memorials for the family.


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GPS Coordinates: 37.75897, -82.49759

  • Added: 12 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2457278