James A. Farris Cemetery
Gray, Knox County, Kentucky

This survey was completed on 16 July 2000 by: Charlie Farris, Ed Elam, Thomas Elam and Nathan Elam. Photos by Ed Elam, Norman Elam



 
 
 

View from the east end facing northwest


View from the east end facing west

Brief History: The cemetery was originally established on the farm of James A. Farris. James A. Farris and his wife Mary "Polly" CAMPBELL Farris lost 3 daughters to a fever in 1854 and were the first to be buried in the cemetery. The daughters were Elizabeth age 10, Nancy Jane age 4, and Rebecca age 2. They are located in the northeast corner of the cemetery with their parents Mary "Polly" CAMPBELL and James A. Farris. A total of 7 of their eleven children are buried in this cemetery. Elizabeth Farris, Nancy Jane Farris, Rebecca Farris, Rachel FARRIS Keck, Sarah "Sallie" Farris, James Masterson Farris Sr. and Samantha Jane Farris. There are several of the grandchildren buried here also.
James A. Farris is buried here with his wife Polly. James A. Farris has two different stones. One on the side of Polly Farris's stone, and the original that is badly worn. There are two different death dates for James A. Farris on the two stones. 


Entrance to the Farris Cemetery Road from the Middle Fork Richland Creek Road
Farris Cemetery Road. This is the road up to the cemetery

 

 Allen

Sally R. FARRIS Allen   B. 31 Aug 1930 D. 10 Sep 1993
 D/O Mary C. CHILDERS & James Masterson Farris Jr.
 

Campbell

INFANT    B. 01 Feb 1877 D. 01 Feb 1877 
Child of J.W. & M.J. Campbell

David Campbell   B. 08 Nov 1859 D. 15 Nov 1889

Nancy Ann Campbell   B.     Jan  1848 D. 15 Aug ???? 
D/O William Campbell

Rebecca Campbell   B. 04 Aug 1818 D. 06 Feb 1901 
W/O William Campbell

Richard Campbell   B. 17 Jun 1855 D. 
S/O William Campbell

William Campbell   B. 13 May 1815 D. 21 Mar 1862 
H/O Rebecca Campbell
 

Childers

These are the parents of Mary C. CHILDERS Farris
Mary A. Childers   B. 15 Dec 1876 D. 03 May 1943 
W/O William M. Childers

William M. Childers   B. 06 Aug 1864 D. 01 Feb 1939 
H/O Mary A. Childers
 

Farris


The stones of Mary A. & William M. Childers on the far left. In the center Sarah Elizabeth HAYES & James Masterson Farris Jr. and on the far right Sally R. FARRIS Allen

 

Charles O. Farris   B. 30 May 1898 D. 01 Oct 1944
 S/O Sarah Elizabeth HAYES & James Masterson Farris Sr.

Elizabeth Farris   B.      Jan 1844 D.      Apr 1854
 D/O Mary Polly CAMPBELL & James A. Farris

James A. Farris   B. 11 Mar 1814 D. 04 Nov 1866
H/O Mary „Pollyš CAMPBELL Farris (These are the dates on the monument with Polly Farris. This stone is erected next to the original stone of James A. Farris)
James A. Farris   B. 11 Mar 1814 D. 31 Oct 1867 
H/O Mary „Pollyš CAMPBELL Farris (Actually on two different stones. The other is on the side of the stone of Polly Farris. There are two different death dates. This is the original stone the other stone was put up later for Polly Farris. Believe the real death date is on this stone. This stone is very weather worn).

Original stone of James A. Farris
Inscription: In memory of 
James A. Farris was born March the 11th 1814. Died Oct 31, 1867. 52 yrs 7 mos & 21 days. 
The monument stone of Mary  Polly and James A. Farris
The stones of Mary Polly CAMPBELL & James A. Farris

 James Masterson Farris Sr.  B. 25 Oct 1857 D. 19 Jul 1936
 S/O Mary Polly CAMPBELL & James A. Farris

James Masterson Farris Jr.  B. 11 Apr 1905 D. 26 Apr 1998
 S/O Sarah Elizabeth HAYES & James Masterson Farris Sr. 

Mary C. CHILDERS Farris  B. 17 May 1905 D. 02 Apr 1982
 W/O James Masterson Farris Jr.

Nancy Jane Farris   B.      Mar 1850 D. 1854 
D/O Mary Polly CAMPBELL & James A. Farris

Nora M. Farris    B. 28 Jan 1902 D. 04 Mar 1952
 D/O Sarah Elizabeth HAYES & James Masterson Farris Sr.

Paul Farris    B. 18 Feb 1924 D. 18 Feb 1924
 S/O Cecil & Charles O. Farris

Mary Polly CAMPBELL Farris  B. 23 Jul 1817 D. 12 Mar 1899
 W/O James A. Farris

Rebecca Farris   B. 1852  D. 1854
 D/O Mary Polly CAMPBELL & James A. Farris

Sallie Farris    B. 1842  D. 1915
 D/O Mary Polly CAMPBELL & James A. Farris

Samantha Jane Farris  B. 31 Dec 1863 D. 31 Aug 1940
 D/O Mary Polly CAMPBELL & James A. Farris
 Married S.F. Gilliam 15 Dec 1882

Sarah Elizabeth HAYES Farris B. 09 Jul 1861 D. 17 Sep 1946
 W/O James Masterson Farris Sr.



 
 
 

Three daughters of Mary Polly CAMPBELL & James A. Farris
(Left) Tombstone of Elizabeth  Farris. Most of the stone is not legible. B.  Jan 1844 D. Apr 1854. Age 10 years 3  mos 23 days (Center)Tombstone of Rebecca Farris.  Inscription reads: In memory of Rebecca Farris  the daughter of James A. Farris and Polly Farris  was born ??? the ??? 1852. Died Feb the 22nd  1854 Age (Rest of stone is not legible).  (Right)Tombstone of Nancy  Jane Farris. Inscription reads: In  memory of Nancy Jane Farris the  daughter of James A. Farris and  Polly Farris was born Mar the ?5  1850 died 1854 (Rest of the stone is not legible) 

 

Hale

William D. Hale Jr.   B.    D. 13 Feb 1957
 

Hollin

Timothy Hollin   B. 29 Aug 1957 D. 13 Sep 1957
 

Hollins

Edna Hollins    B. 26 Jun 1959 D. 26 Jun 1959



 
 
 

View from the west end facing northeast.

Howington

Roger Lee Howington   B. 1943  D. 1994
 

Humfleet

William Humfleet   B. 23 Sep 1881 D. 30 Jan 1954

William O. Humfleet   B. 24 Jun 1910 D. 14 Aug 1955
 

Keck

Alfred Keck     B. 22 Feb 1840 D. 03 May 1899
 S/O Elizabeth EDWARDS & Henry Keck
 H/O Rachel Ann FARRIS Keck

John Henry Keck   B. 28 Mar 1868 D. 24 Aug 1869
 S/O Rachel Ann FARRIS & Alfred Keck

Rachel Ann FARRIS Keck  B. 26 Apr 1840 D. 02 Jun 1907
 D/O Mary Polly CAMPBELL & James A. Farris
W/O Alfred Keck

Rusaw Keck     B. 27 Sep 1883 D. 28 Aug 1886
 S/O Rachel Ann FARRIS & Alfred Keck


Stone of Alfred Keck
Double stone of Rachel Ann FARRIS and   Alfred Keck. 
 Rachel Ann FARRIS KeckD/O Mary Polly CAMPBELL & James A Farris

 

Israel

F.R. (Frank R.) Israel   B. 01 Mar 1843 D. 21 Mar 1921

John D. Israel    B.    D. 03 Nov 1918
 PVT 34S Machine Gun Batl'n 91 Div

Kenneth Elmer Israel   B. 27 Aug 1944 D. 01 Sep 1944

Rebecca Israel   B. 03 Dec 1843 D. 03 Mar 1890

William Israel    B. 09 Sep 1873 D. 24 Oct 1913
 Kentucky PVT 31 US Volunteer Infantry
 

Jackson

Finley Jackson   B. 10 Sep 1889 D. 13 Dec 1960

Sarah Jackson   B. 1869  D. 1954
 

McHargue

Alfred M. McHargue   B. 25 Jan 1885 D. 27 Aug 1887
 Son of Eliza Jane KECK & Charlie C. McHargue

 Eliza Jane KECK is the daughter of Rachel Ann FARRIS & Alfred Keck

David H. McHargue   B. 29 Nov 1888 D. 27 Aug 1889
 Son of Eliza Jane KECK & Charlie C. McHargue

 Eliza Jane KECK is the daughter of Rachel Ann FARRIS & Alfred Keck
 

Mills

Ann P. Mills    B. 06 May 1892 D. 12 Jan 1978

Code Mills    B. 01 Mar 1924 D. 09 Mar 1984

Eulene Mills    B. 30 Jan 1926 D. 11 May 1967

Lark Mills    B. 27 Feb 1892 D. 22 Dec 1944

Mrs. Willie Mills   B.   D. 

Willie May Mills   B. 27 Sep 1934 D. 12 Feb 1985
 

Rucker

Kevin Ray Rucker   B. 1998  D. 1998
 

Simpson

Mandy Simpson   B.      Jun 1865 D. 22 May 1902
 

White

Alliene J. White   B. 31 May 1914

Coy Paris White   B. 27 Mar 1930 D. 25 Jul 1979

Edgar P. White   B. 02 Nov 1900 D. 01 Nov 1902

Edmond Willis White    B. 01 Nov 1923 D. 13 Aug 1924

Elijah White    B. 13 Sep 1878 D. 01 Aug 1956

Elizabeth Ann White   B. 07 Feb 1943 D. 09 Jun 1984

Ida White    B. 07 Sep 1883 D. 

Ida Joyce White   B. 03 Jul 1944 D. 17 Jul 1944

Lawrence B. White   B. 01 Feb 1905 D.

Sarah B. White   B. 22 Apr 1916 D. 26 Aug 1944

Willard Dallas White   B. 14 Aug 1941 D. 12 Aug 1961
 

Wilson

Lauren Kay Wilson   B. 13 Jul 1994 D. 13 Jul 1994
 

We found approximately 24 unmarked graves, there may have been more.
 

Location: There are two Farris cemeteries located in Gray, Knox Co., Kentucky. The Parks Britt Farris cemetery is located on the south side of the New 25E and the James A. Farris cemetery is located on the north side. The James A. Farris Cemetery is located off of the New 25E between Corbin and Barbourville, turn North onto Higgins Road. It dead ends into Keck Rd. Go East on Keck Rd. and go approxiamately 1.8 miles. The road turns into Middle Fork Richland Creek Road (which is a gravel road). There will be an unmarked road going up the side of the mountain, this is the Farris Cemetery Road and will be located on the North side of the Middle Fork Richland Creek Road. Go up the Farris Cemetery road, the cemetery is at the top of the hill.



 
 

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