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Scott County pioneer Ash Emison (1753-1824) established his second mill operation on Ray's Fork of Eagle Creek ca 1808, and his son William (1795-1875) occupied the land by 1839. William's successor was his son-in-law Greenberry Mallory, acc to "The Emison Families Revised" by Jas W Emison (Vincennes, IN, 1954). Stories suggest that the land later came into the possession of families inimical to anyone who served in the Union Army.
The remnants of a two-story "miller's" house (square cut log with chinking, visible on most elevations, then covered with clapboards) overlooks the creek, where the mill and a covered bridge once stood, and also overlooks the remnants of a cemetery, surveyed by Ron Vance of the Scott County Kentucky Historical Society ca 1999. He saw only three stones standing, but the records of at all but one of six Slatten brothers show that the U S Government sent their stones here. The RED MARKER on Map View is approximate.
James Slatten mar Sarah Ann Mallory, sister of Greenberry Mallory, in 1857. It is possible that they lived in the old house, and it is also possible that James' mother Mathilda Murrell Slatten, is also buried here. (NOTE: These families used SLATTEN and SLATTON interchangeably).
The Emisons named above are found buried in Georgetown Cemetery in this county.
Letter from Clinton D Murrell in support of Matilda's pension: "As [the five brothers] sleep in their little mounds side by side in Scott County, Ky..."
Graveyard is filled with manure and many shards of fieldstones, the cattle have trampled the wall and yard looking for summer shade. The images posted here are the only remaining visible stones It is not possible to determine at this time how many total burials there may be. None of the older published cemetery surveys included this graveyard.
Not far from here was a stage stop operated by John Jones that was called Slattenville.