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Cottongim Cemetery, Rockcastle County Kentucky

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Cottongim Cemetery

  • Cottongim Cemetery LOCATION: Start in Livingston, KY at the intersection of Route #1955 and Route #25. Take #25 northward 4.9 miles to Lime Kiln Road on left. Turn left and go . 3 mile to fork in road. Go left over branch and turn right. Go 1.0 mile and park car on right. Walk up the steep hill about 1500′. The cemetery is on top of the hill in the woods. The ground cover is deep and COPPERHEAD SNAKES ARE SAID TO ABOUND IN THIS WOODS.
  • NOTE: There is a big mound of field stones that looks as if they were placed there a long time ago. Looks as if 50 or more people are buried at this site.
  • J. D. Cottongim provided information regarding Cottongims. His sources were a family bible and his memory.
  • Marie Overbay Payne (granddaughter of Dillon and Sarah Houston Cottongim) on 13 December 1985 provided the following information: The correct spelling of Cottongim is Cottengim but check of current Mount Vernon, KY phone book shows the spelling as Cottongim. Dilly Cottongim 12 Jun 1855 – 1926; Sarah Houston Cottongim (w/Dilly Cottongim) died 1928. Burb Overbay died 29 March 1947.

C

  • Cottongim Dillie, 12 June 1855 – 1919/1920
  • Cottongim Eller, 11 Aug 1898 – 26 Jan 1916
  • Cottongim Genetta E, 12 Nov 1879 – 1896
  • Cottongim James, no dates
  • Cottongim James Frank, 15 Oct 1851 – 1910
  • Cottongim Jane E, 5 Jan 1877 – 1891
  • Cottongim Lucy J, 14 Oct 1904 – 15 Dec 1945
  • Cottongim Mary Bustle, 1 Sep 1852 – 1891
  • Cottongim Mary C, 17 Dec 1869 – 2 Feb 1945
  • Cottongim Mary J, 9 Aug 1881 – 1884
  • Cottongim Nellie, 7 Aug 1900 – 1917
  • Cottongim Ona, no dates
  • Cottongim Robert C, 10 Jun 1894 – 1926
  • Cottongim Sarah, no dates
  • Cottongim Sarah Houston, died 1928
  • Cottongim Stella, 14 Mar 1891 – 19 Sep 1912

D

  • Doan Ira, 1921 – 1947
  • Doan James, no dates
  • Doan Ruby, 27 May 1917 – 18 Sep 1918
  • Doan William, no dates

G

  • Gentry Eva, 1 Oct 1905 – 6 Oct 1908
  • Gentry Russell, 14 Feb 1896 – 8 May 1896
  • Gentry Tom, 7 Jul 1971 – 18 May 1917
  • Gentry Virgis, 18 Jun 1915 – 6 Oct 1908

H

  • Hansel Adult Female no dates
  • Hansel, Adult Male no dates
  • Hansel John H, 30 Jun 1831 – 5 May 1898
  • Hansel Samantha, died 1890’s

J

  • Jones, Adult Male no dates
  • Jones, Joe no dates
  • Jones, Matilda, no dates

M

  • Miller, Adult Male no dates

O

  • Overbay, Adult Female died 1926
  • Overbay Andy, 22 Nov 1902 – 12 Jun 1942
  • Overbay Burb, died 29 March 1947
  • Overbay Lela Hansel, died 192(?)
  • Overbay Lloyd, no dates
  • Overbay Pearl, no dates

S

  • Southward M, no dates
  • Stone base – marker missing

Cottongim Cemetery, Rockcastle County Kentucky


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