Paul Alley

Russell County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 May 1865 (aged 66)
Martin County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Martin County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 90396928 · View Source
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Paul Alley was the son of Peter Alley and Jane Hundley. Peter and Jane died in Scott County, Virginia and were buried on one of their farms. Their burial location has been lost to time. According to his will, at the time of his death, Peter was living in Scott County, north of Nicklesville, at the head springs of Amos Branch.

Paul Alley married Rebecca Williamson on 27 March 1820 in Floyd County, KY. Rebecca was a daughter of Benjamin and Lucretia Scott Williamson.

From the notes of Joseph W. Alley concerning his grandfather's family (Paul Alley):

..."At this time the Civil War was raging and after the death of Rebecca, Paul Alley and his family decided to move to a more remote section of the country. They moved to the Middle Fork of Rockcastle Creek, in what is now Martin County. There on May 23, 1865, Paul Alley died. They buried him on the point near where they lived, now known as the Venters Cemetery. This Cemetery is on the west side of Middle Fork, about half a mile below Venters Branch (formerly known as Cecil Branch). The three sons built a heavy stone, which is still legible in 1962. While the family lived in this Rockcastle community, the unmarried daughter (Rebecca) married a neighbor boy, William Isacc Delong in 1865. The war being concluded, the three brothers with their families, returned to the Tug River and Hurricane Branch."

NOTE: Paul Alley's grave is NOT located within the cemetery called the Crum Cemetery, but lies outside of the old barbed wire fence that surrounds that cemetery. His grave is out on a point by itself. I have visited his grave several times and had to climb over the old Crum Cemetery fence to get to his grave out on the point.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Alley (25 Sep 1798–23 May 1865), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90396928, citing Venters Cemetery, Martin County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Janfay (contributor 47387394) .