Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - D.J. Burr and Lucy Reeve

D.J. Burr Reeve
B. Richmond, VA. June 12, 1838
D. Henderson, KY. Jan. 25, 1909
Blessed Are The Pure In Heart For They Shall See God

Lucy H. Reeve
Sept. 12, 1842 – Feb. 12, 1918

Buried Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky. Photographed April 2009.

According to the obituary of D.J. Reeve in the 26 June 1909 issue of the Henderson Journal, Mr. Reeve had lived in Henderson 47 years, being engaged with his brother, Maj. J.J. Reeve, in the tobacco business. In 1872, he married Miss Lucy Hopkins.

At the beginning of the Civil War Mr. Reeve enlisted in a Virginia company and served until Lee’s surrender, being mustered out as adjutant in Col. Scott’s regiment.

The funeral was conducted from the First Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Reeve was an elder.

Mrs. Reeve’s obituary appeared in the 14 Feb 1918 issue of the Henderson Journal. Her funeral also was conducted from the First Presbyterian Church. She was a sister of Mrs. B.G. Witt, who passed away one year before Mrs. Reeve.

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