Clouse Cemetery
Gray, Knox County, Kentucky

 
 
 

History or Biography of the Clouse Cemetery

Everything has a beginning and ending, it may be great or may be small or simple. In writing this simple biography, of the Clouse Cemetery it does have a unique beginning, and may it have a most glorious ending. When the Lord returns in his glory and time shall be no more, when the dead in Christ shall rise to meet the Lord in the air, and ever be with the Lord.
Two neighbors and friends were returning home from a hunting trip and sat down to rest in a wooded rise, as they conversed probably the days happenings, by some unknown reason one said to the other if I should pass away before you do I want to be buried here at this place, months afterwards he the requestor, J.P. Disney died. His request was fulfilled on December 9, 1888.
His body was laid to rest in this parcel of ground that belonged to John Clouse, who was his hunting companion. This area of land has been inhabited by the ones whom the Lord has called away.
The friends, relatives, and neighbors have given their time, money and land with the idea in mind to make or set in order a Mutual Corporation. On May 5, 1965 it was set in order, a Non Profit Organization of Mutual Care, known as Clouse Cemetery Inc. May these efforts of all concerned be carried out in the future as all has done in the past. And this Cemetery will continue to be a beautiful place for burying the dead.

Written by: Hanford Garland on August 7, 1965
 

This survey was completed 18 Jul 2000 by Ethel Slusher, Ed Elam, Thomas Elam, and Nathan Elam (All descendants of Mary Catherine Caroline GILLIAM and John Calvin Clouse). Ethel GARLAND Slusher and Elaine BURNETT Johnson were the sources for a lot of the information about the cemetery and the personal information on individuals in this cemetery, for which I am eternally grateful. Photos were by Ed Elam. The number at the end of each name matches a number on the map displayed on page 11 of this transcript. These numbers show the approximate location of each name in the cemetery. The two digit numbers are located in the new part of the cemetery. The numbers with a letter following are located in the old part of the cemetery.


 
View from the front gate facing East

Burnett

Edgar A. Burnett     B. 23 Sep 1896 D. 04 Mar 1920 (08N)

John Harvey Burnett    B. 17 Oct 1875 D. 17 Apr 1946 (08O)
H/O Sudie KELLER Burnett

Martin William Burnett    B. 20 Mar 1909 D. 03 Sep 1960 (08E)
H/O Ruth PICKARD Burnett

Mitchell L. Burnett     B. 29 Oct 1917 D. 11 Nov 1928 (08M)
S/O Sudie KELLER & John Harvey Burnett

Ruth PICKARD Burnett    B. 10 Jan 1913 D.   (08D)
W/O Martin William Burnett

Sudie KELLER Burnett    B. 13 Mar 1878 D. 04 Jun 1955 (08P)
W/O John Harvey Burnett

Clouse

Alma Etta Clouse     B. 06 Oct 1917 D. 15 Mar 1919 (07P)
D/O Hester L. ROBERTSON & Arnett Crittenden Clouse

Audrey Lucas Clouse    B. 28 Nov 1903 D. 25 Aug 1974 (05)
S/O Lucinda „Cindyš SCOTT and Lee Clouse
H/O Versa E. JOHNSON Clouse

Hester L. ROBERTSON Clouse   B. 20 Sep 1896 D. 02 Mar 1921 (07O)
W/O Arnett Crittenden Clouse  (Married 19 Feb 1913)

John Calvin Clouse     B. 14 Apr 1851 D. 14 May 1922 (07J)
S/O Rachel S. WILSON & William Clouse
H/O Mary Catherine Caroline GILLIAM Clouse  (Married 06 Feb 1873)

Mary Catherine Caroline GILLIAM Clouse  B. 14 Aug 1858 D. 21 Mar 1936 (07E)
D/O Nancy DONALDSON & Anderson Gilliam
W/O John Calvin Clouse  (Married 06 Feb 1873)

Mary E. Clouse     B. 24 Apr 1925 D. 25 Apr 1925 (06G)
D/O Versa E. JOHNSON & Audrey Lucas Clouse

Versa E. JOHNSON Clouse    B. 02 Sep 1906 D. 13 Mar 1947 (08)
D/O Ida BAKER & Leonard Johnson


 
 

 
 

 
 

 

Cole

Earl Benny Cole     B. 1957  D. 1981  (13)

Jeffery Grover Cole     B. 05 Jun 1966 D. 05 Jun 1998 (22)
 

Disney

Amelia Disney  (Metal Marker)    B.   D.   (05I)

Delia Disney (Metal Marker)   B.    D.   (05L)

Hershel Disney     B.   D.   (04F)
S/O Boyd Disney

J.P. Disney      B. 22 Feb 1851 D. 09 Dec 1888 (05J)
First person buried in Cemetery, has a concrete slab over grave.

Jewel Fay Disney     B.    D.   (04G)
D/O Boyd Disney

Levi Disney (Metal Marker)   B.    D. Nov 1918  (05K)

Margaret Disney     B. 31 Dec 1873 D. 07 Dec 1915 (04J)
W/O P.J. Disney

P.J. Disney      B. 25 Oct 1863 D. 20 Oct 1915 (04I)
H/O Margaret Disney

Sevena Disney     B.   D.   (04M)

W.P. Disney      B. 01 Jul 1881 D. 21 Nov 1934 (05M)

William Disney    (Metal Marker)   B.    D.   (04K)


 
 
A view of the original part of Cemetery
 

Dozier

Fannie GARLAND Dozier    B. 24 Apr 1890 D. 14 Jun 1922 (09M)
D/O Mary Margaret „Mollieš & Isacc Garland
 

Elam

Eliza Alice CLOUSE Elam    B. 02 Oct 1886 D. 20 Mar 1957 (08K)
W/O John Nathaniel „Natš Elam  (Married 08 Nov 1903)
D/O Mary Catherine Caroline GILLIAM & John Calvin Clouse

John Nathaniel „Natš Elam    B. 14 Feb 1881 D. 07 Nov 1971 (08J)
S/O Celie HUTTON & John Wesley Elam
H/O Eliza Alice CLOUSE Elam  (Married 08 Nov 1903)

Leslie Wilson Elam     B. 17 Aug 1923 D. 16 Jul 1924 (08L)
S/O Eliza Alice CLOUSE & John Nathaniel „Natš Elam


 
 
 

 

 

Eve

Louise Eve (No Marker)    B.   D.   (05G)
Age 2 years. Died of blood poisoning due to a cut on her finger.
D/O Georgia Ethel GILLIAM & George Frank „Oderš Eve
Granddaughter of Melinda MILLER & Irvin Gilliam
Source: Ora EVE Grace (sister of George Frank „Oderš Eve) as told to Ethel Slusher.
 

Flint

Cora HAMMONS Flint & Infant Girl (No Marker) B.    Jul 1920  D. 08 Jan 1941 (07H)
Aged 20 yrs 6 mos 6 days 
(Died in childbirth, baby girl stillborn) Source: Elaine Johnson
W/O Frank Flint
D/O Rachel Almeda CLOUSE & John Hammons

Fry/Frye

Carrie SHELTON Fry     B. 01 May 1922 D. 29 Apr 1995 (01F)

Dan P. Frye      B. 21 Aug 1921 D. 10 Jan 1994 (20)
Cpl US Army World War II  (Aug 31, 1921 Jan 10 1994 discrepancy on birth date)

Gordon C. Frye     B. 29 Oct 1901 D. 13 Apr 1981 (15)
H/O Rosa Lee „Rosieš Frye

James Parker „Zipš Fry    B. 30 Oct 1919 D. 07 Sep 1981 (01E)
PFC US Army World War II

Rosa Lee „Rosieš Frye    B. 12 Jan 1892 D. 13 May 1993 (15)
W/O Gordon C. Frye
 
 

Garland

The tombstone of Arletta „Lettieš CLOUSE Garland

 
 
The original tombstones of Allen (Allan) & Anna Garland,  the replacement stone
 

Allen „Allanš Garland    B. 24 Aug 1934 D. 24 Aug 1934 (09K)
S/O Arletta „Lettieš CLOUSE & Ashley Garland
The original stone is spelt „Allenš and the replacement stone is spelt „Allanš
Twin brother to Anna Garland (dates on original stone)

Amelia „Meliš DISNEY Garland   B. 09 Aug 1903 D. 02 Jun 1967 (09E)
W/O Hanford Garland

Anna Garland      B. 24 Aug 1934 D. 31 Aug 1934 (09K)
D/O Arletta „Lettieš CLOUSE & Ashley Garland
Twin sister to Allen (Allan) Garland (dates on original stone)

Arletta „Lettieš CLOUSE Garland   B. 30 Aug 1896 D. 02 Nov 1969 (09H)
W/O of Ashley S. Garland  (Married 28 May 1922)
D/O Mary Catherine Caroline GILLIAM & John Calvin Clouse

Connie Birchell Garland    B. 23 Apr 1932 D. 15 Sep 1964 (09D)
Kentucky Cpl Army Medical Service
S/O Amelia „Meliš DISNEY & Hanford Garland

Hanford Garland     B. 24 Jan 1906 D. 30 Aug 1988 (09F)
H/O Amelia DISNEY Garland
S/O Mary Margaret „Mollieš & Isacc Garland

John Garland      B. 28 Mar 1892 D. 09 Dec 1977 (09N)
S/O Mary Margaret „Mollieš & Isacc Garland

Lee Harrison Garland    B. 27 Jan 1925 D. 24 Mar 1941 (09I)
S/O Arletta „Lettieš CLOUSE & Ashley Garland

Mary Margaret „Mollieš Garland   B. 27 Mar 1865 D. 25 May 1926 (09L)

Ralph Eldon Garland     B. 12 Jan 1934 D. 22 May 1996 (09C)
S/O Amelia DISNEY & Hanford Garland


 
 

 

Gilliam


 
 
The tombstone of Cornelius C. Gilliam

Carrie HILL Gilliam      B. 22 Sep 1876 D. 20 Oct 1963 (06E)
W/O Thomas G. „Tomš Gilliam (Married 27 May 1897)

Cornelia Gilliam (Metal Marker)   B.    D.   (05H)

Cornelius Crocket Gillum    B.  Jan 1838 D. 02 Jun 1917 (06J)
6th Kentucky Calvalry Company E
H/O Martha J. DISNEY Gilliam (Married 29 Dec 1865)
S/O Nancy DONALDSON & Anderson Gilliam

Irvin Gilliam      B. 1874  D. 1955  (05E)
H/O Malinda Gilliam

John Ancil Gilliam     B.    D.   (06K)
S/O Marion Gilliam

Malinda Gilliam     B. 1876  D. 1943  (05H)
W/O Irvin Gilliam

Martha J. DISNEY Gillum    B. 26 May 1845 D. 29 Apr 1921 (06I)
W/O Cornelius Crockett Gillum (Married 29 Dec 1865)

Steve J. Gilliam     B.       Nov1879 D. 1931  (06H)
S/O Martha J. DISNEY & Cornelius Crockett Gillum
H/O Mary Helen FROST Gilliam (Married 20 Feb 1904)

Thomas G. „Tomš Gilliam    B. 14 Feb 1868 D. 02 Oct 1940 (06F)
S/O Martha J. DISNEY & Cornelius Crockett Gillum
H/O Carrie HILL Gilliam (Married 27 May 1897)


 
 
Another view from the front facing east
 

Grace

Clara Grace      B. 1918  D. 1922  (09J)
 
 

Hammons


 
 

John Hammons (No Marker)   B.    D.   (07F)
H/O Rachel Almeda CLOUSE Hammons (Married 04 Jul 1918)

Rachel Almeda CLOUSE Hammons  B. 02 Apr 1890 D. 01 Apr 1942 (07I)
W/O John Hammons  (Married 04 Jul 1918)
D/O Mary Catherine Caroline GILLIAM & John Calvin Clouse
 

Hounchell

Harvie Hounchell     B. 03 Apr 1917 D. 08 Feb 1919 (03F)
S/O Louella & Payton Hounchell

Louella Hounchell     B. 23 Nov 1889 D. 20 Apr 1949 (03D)
W/O Payton Hounchell 

Payton Hounchell     B. 03 Aug 1878 D. 05 Nov 1934 (03E)
H/O Louella Hounchell
 

Israel

Elmer Israel      B. 21 Sep 1921 D. 10 Jun 1985 (02)
S Sgt US Army World War II
H/O Ruby Aileene RUCKER Israel (Married 15 Apr 1943)

Ruby Aileene RUCKER Israel   B. 31 Oct 1921 D.   (02)
W/O Elmer Israel (Married 15 Apr 1943)
 

Jones

Betty Sue Jones     B. 14 Aug 1933 D. 10 Apr 1989 (17)
W/O James T. „Jim Tš Jones

James T. „Jim Tš Jones    B. 11 Sep 1922 D. 16 Jan 1991 (17)
PFC US Army World War II
H/O Betty Sue Jones
S/O Lizzie GARLAND & Crit Jones
 

Miles

Fred W. Miles      B. 12 Jul 1921 D. 28 Jul 1921 (04H)


 
 
A view from the Northwest corner
 

Miller

John E. Miller      B. 10 May 1929 D. 06 Aug 1970 (03)
M/Sgt
H/O Mary E. Miller

Mary E. Miller      B. 14 Nov 1937 D.   (03)
W/O John E. Miller
 

Mills

Irena S. Mills      B. 13 Oct 1899 D. 29 Jan 1988 (03)

Tip Mills      B. 24 Dec 1896 D. 05 Jul 1973 (03)
 

Parrott

Alma Jeanette GARLAND Parrott   B. 14 Apr 1938 D. 24 Feb 1984 (04)
W/O Billy Leon Parrott
D/O Amelia „Meliš DISNEY & Hanford Garland

Billy Leon Parrott     B. 11 Mar 1932 D.   (04)
H/O Alma Jeanette Parrott
 

Ridgell

Golda Ridgell      B. 03 Nov 1927 D. 30 Apr 1929 (09G)
 

Robertson

Etta Robertson     B. 1898  D. 1920  (07Q)
Sister of Hester L. ROBERTSON Clouse
 

Rucker

Lizzie Rucker      B. 21 Feb 1896 D. 26 Dec 1982 (23)
 

Stamper

Baby Stamper     B.   D.   (04N)
 

Temple

Charlie W. Temple III    B. 06 Nov 1956 D. 05 Jun 1975 (17)
 

Unmarked Graves

There were 2 unmarked in the following locations: (06M) (06N)
There was a single metal marker between (04L) & (04M)
Washed out stone    B. 30 Mar 1889 D. Jul ??  (06L)
 
 
 


 
 

Directions to Cemetery

Take the new 25, that runs between Corbin and Barbourville. Turn onto the Higgins Branch Road and go northeast. Just follow the road till you get to the cemetery. It is about one mile to cemetery from the turnoff on the New 25. The Johnson Cemetery is right across the road from the Clouse Cemetery.

 


 
 

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