1833 Cholera Deaths

Submitted by Roy Hughes

The following is a list of deaths resulting from cholera in Fleming County , Kentucky , reported in the June 27, 1833 issue of The Lexington Observer & Reporter

June 6, 1833 William McCord, printer, a native of Lebanon , Pa , James H Jones, Mrs Wallace, consort of Thomas Wallace Mrs Houston, consort of Dr Houston

June 9, 1833 Mrs Elizabeth Eckles, wife of James Eckles

June 10, 1883 Dr Edward Dorsey, Miss Lucy Ann Fleming, daughter of Thomas Fleming, George Houston, aged about 15 years and Miss Minerva Houston, son and daughter of Dr Houston

June 11 Dr William H Howe, Henry Ward, journeyman blacksmith, Mrs Dent, consort of Isiah Dent, hatter, Peter F Bowles, son of Thomas Bowles, aged about 3 years, Colonel James Harrison of Fleming County

June 12 Mrs Saffern, relict of Thomas Saffern

June 13 Mary Ann, daughter of Dr Houston

June 14 Mrs Elizabeth Gorm, consort of David Gorman, Colonel Goddard, of Maysville

June 15 William, eldest son of James Eckles of Flemingsburg, Miss Bond of Baltimore, She died at the residence of J D Early in Flemingsburg, Miss Maria T Roe

June 23-27 Simeon Floyd, mail contractor, Mrs Daukins, wife of William Daukins, Dr Robert Tilton, of Elizaville, Captain Gallagher of Elizaville

On the last line is a Dr. Robert Tilton (Robert Dorsey Tilton) who is the son of my ancestor Richard Tilton and brother of my ancestor Elizabeth Tilton Hughes. A few years ago I went searching for Robert Tiltonís gravestone in Elizaville and I found it:

It was not in the Elizaville Cemetery . It was in an unkempt area, in Elizaville, but not generally known by the local population. Elizaville is divided roughly by Hwy32 (E-W) and Hwy 170 (N-S). The cholera cemetery is about 100 yards north of Hwy 32 and a quarter mile east of Hwy 170. This is a very rough estimate of the location. When I was there, about 2001, the cholera cemetery was in the back yard of the home. The home was part of a relatively new housing subdivision in Elizaville. The cemetery was at the very west edge of the subdivision. Several stones were stacked against trees. There were others barely sticking up out of the ground (and probably broke off). Robert Tiltonís stone was in two pieces but otherwise in good shape. I loaded it into my van, hauled it home to Kansas , repaired it and now it resides in my flower garden.