Friday, June 23, 2017

Tombstone Thursday - John N. and Kate Culley

John N. Culley
Oct. 15, 1838
Oct. 14, 1915
Kate His Wife
Feb. 19, 1853 - [blank]

Buried Bells Mines Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 15 February 2017.

According to his death certificate, John Newton  Culley, the son of Jim Culley and an unknown mother, was born in Tennessee.[1] The informant was J.W. Culley.  The 1870 Crittenden County census shows J.N. Cully, age 27, born Tennessee, in the household of Thos. J. Cully, age 60 and born Georgia, and Sarah Cully, age 60 and born Tennessee.[2]

Sarah Catherine Culley, wife of John N. Culley, was born in Union County, Kentucky, died 19 February 1928, and was the daughter of John W. Snodgrass, born Virginia, and Jerusha Delaney, born Union County, Kentucky.[3] 

[1] Kentucky Death Certificate #28518 of James Newton Culley,, accessed 10 April 2017.
[2] 1870 Crittenden County, Kentucky Federal Census, Pct. #6, p. 9  (online database),, accessed 10 April 2017.
[3] Kentucky Death Certificate #3306 of Sarah Catherine Culley,, accessed 10 April 2017.

Published 23 June 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy,

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