Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - J.L. Burgess

[J.L. Burgess]
Nov. 23, 1811
Sept. 9, 1871
A Native of Richmond Ind.

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 23 September 2013. Buried beside J.L. Burgess is his wife, Icypheania Burgess  

Joseph Logan Burgess left a will[1] in which he named his wife's mother as Peachea Doyle. He also directed that an iron fence enclose the family burial lot. There is no fence there today.

[1] Will of Joseph Logan Burgess, Livingston County Will Book B:290, dated 28 August 1871 and proven 20 September 1871, Livingston County Clerk's Office, Smithland, Kentucky. 

Published 2 June 2015, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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