Old Sardis Cemetery
Pulaski County, KY
(formerly Adams Cemetery) Location: Hwy 1676 at Ansel


Old Sardis Cemetery
Photo of Old Sardis Cemetery, courtesy of Debbi Purkerson & Priscilla Little

"Hi Valerie, Remember me telling you there was a story to Old Sardis? Well here it is. You see the 7 tombstones lined in a row? Well Stanley & Winnie Cox inherited the Jonus D. Wilson farm after his death. The homestead had an old family cemetery on it. They found it when they were clearing the field. Course Stanley didn't want it there so he moved the stones to Sardis. Some relatives seem to recall they moved a few bones, but for the most part story goes they didnt move them all. That's just what is left of them. This cemetery looks empty, but it's NOT. There used to be stones up in the center, but they where reduced to a pile of rock thrown by the fence. Now even the pile is gone. Mom has some record from older relatives that remember a few of the people buried here, but their stones are gone now." --Debbi
Priscilla's reading of 7 stones, 11 Aug 2001

A photograph of this cemetery was found among the belongings of Debbi's great grandmother, Ollie (1895-1992): "...found an old picture of Adams Cemetery which is now Sardis Cemetery. My great-grandmother wrote on the back of the picture... names of 8 relatives that were buried in Sardis cemetery..." Thank you, Debbi & Priscilla, for sharing these precious photos!

Ollie's Photo of Sardis

names on back of Ollie's Photo

 
Headstone Sources:

dp - Debbi P.u.r.k.e.r.s.o.n & Priscilla L.i.t.t.l.e (Mother/Daughter Team), Jun 2001 (Debbi's Website)

ol - Debbi's great grandmother, Ollie (1895-1992), via photo above

pchs - Pulaski Co Historical Society Cemetery Book Vol 2:153-154

Regarding comment column: Comments are made by the submitter, unless contained within quotation marks


Last Name

First Name

Birth

Death

Information

src

ADAMS

Alexander

05 Apr 1779

27 Jan 1849

s/o Robert & Rebecca Adams photo

dp

Elax [Alex]

   

[a misspelling of Alex, this is not Alexander 1779-1849. dp]

ol

Amanda

1831

1914

w/o Franklin, d/o John & Mary (Trowbridge)

pchs

John H. &
Telitha C.

19 Apr 1870
24 Jan 1872

13 Jun 1949
02 Nov 1901

photo

dp
ol

J.S.

no dates

Co A. 19th Ky Inf

pchs

Mary

19 May 1846

10 May 1849

(next to Alexander Adams grave)

dp

Richard Thomas &
Effie

16 Feb 1896
24 Dec 1898

21 Apr 1973
07 Jul 1972

s/o John H. & Tiletha, Ky PFC US Army WWI; d/o Jack & ___ (Snead) Godbey

pchs
ol

Robert Warson
Rebecca Wylie

1751
 

1816
 

[immigrated from Ireland] his photo
[bur next to Robert, she never had a stone.
(b. 29 May 1758, d. 27 Aug 1817)

dp

Sabra

     

ol

Samuel M. &
Margaret

15 Dec 1806
22 Sep 1810

15 Feb 1865
08 Aug 1879

his photo (adjoining plots)
[pchs: s/o Alexander & Polly (Morrow); h/o Margaret "Peggy" Dick]

dp

Silas

30 Mar 1867

01 Apr 1890

 

pchs

Simpson

     

ol

William &
Elizabeth Susan

10 May 1869
07 Oct 1877

10 Dec 1943
10 Jan 1943

photo

dp

DICK

John &
Margaret Wylie

1747
1762

1832
1846

Sgt. Continental Army, Rev War
his photo | photo

dp

S[amuel] &
Frances

11 Oct 1782
17 Dec 1786

11 Sep 1849
 

[pchs: s/o John & Margaret]
d/o Samuel Allen

dp
pchs

HENDRICKS

A.N.

26 Sep 1837

 

(believed to be Ambrose, s/o Armstrong; death date below ground)

dp

Armstrong &
Sarah

21 May 1796
25 Jun 1803

12 Jun 1882
19 Oct 1865

s/o Samuel
d/o Matthew & Fanny (Reynolds)

pchs
dp

G.S. [C.S.?]

10 Jan 1857

04 May 1860

 

dp

Savannah

05 Jan 1844

06 Jan 1847

d/o Armstrong & S. Hendricks

dp

Silas

26 Mar 1826

29 May 1864

s/o Armstrong & Sarah Hendricks

dp

IRVINE

infant

b & d 12 Oct 1938

s/o Cassius & Minnie (Vanhook)

pchs

RANDOLPH

Cornelius &
Mattie Mae

08 Jul 1895
07 Jun 1906

02 Dec 1966
12 Jan 1929

s/o Jas & Belle (Dick); Ky PFC Co G 337 Inf,
WWI; d/o Harris & Anna Bell (Dick) Dick

pchs

George Cal

16 Nov 1884

12 Jun 1960

s/o Jas & Belle

pchs

Sarah

25 Oct 1917

10 Aug 1950

Not M [sic]

pchs

REYNOLDS

Matthew &
Fanny

14 Oct 1765
1763

Feb 1844
Jun 1834

 

dp

ROBERTS

Christine

1924

1974

d/o Lincoln & __? (Warren) Hodge; w/o Roscoe

pchs

VANHOOK

Alexander &
Flora G.

19 Oct 1871
26 Oct 1876

15 Feb 1942
06 Mar 1966

d/o Crit & Lucy (Randolph) Adams

pchs

Vola E.

12 Oct 1915

09 Apr 1950

s/o Alexander & Flora

pchs

Wm. Herbert

13 Dec 1904

03 Apr 1972

s/o Alexander & Flora

pchs

WESLEY

Elmer

     

ol

WILSON

Nancy D.

08 Jun 1800 (only date)

d/o John & Margaret Dick; w/o Micajah Wilson photo

dp

WOOD

O.G.

no dates

Co A 19th Ky Inf

pchs



From Debbi Purkerson, 11 Aug 2001:
In the Photo these are the stones left to right. Mom went out there today to look at stones.
  1. Mathew Reynolds b. Oct 14 1765 d. Feb 1844

  2. Fanny Reynolds w/o Mathew b. 1763 d. June 1834

  3. Sarah Hendricks w/o A. Hendricks d/o M & F Reynolds b. June 25 1803 d. Oct 19, 1865

  4. Silas Hendricks s/o Armstrong & Sarah Hendricks b. Mar 26, 1826 d. May 29, 1864

  5. Savannah d/o Armstrong & S Hendricks b. Jan 5, 1844 d. Jan 6 1847

  6. In Memory of G. S.( book has C.S. Mom said hard to read not for sure) Hendricks b. Jan. 10 1857 d. May 4, 1860 ( But mom is sure of dates on stones and said she was very careful of dates)

  7. Gone Home A. N. Hendricks b. Sept the 26, 1837 (death date below the ground) (mom pretty sure of A. N. not C.N.) (believed to be Ambrose s/o Armstrong)

So these were the stones moved from Family cem on Wilson farm to Sardis cem.
Other bits of info from trip:
  1. Mary Adams b. May 19, 1846 & d. May 10,1849 is next to Alexander Adams grave.

  2. And Margaret b. Sept 22, 1810 d. Aug 8, (not 6) 1879 is buried next to husband Samuel M. Adams b. Dec 15, 1806 d. Feb 15, 1865 h/o Margaret

  3. Old Stone next to road on right (She took picture of it to confirm):
    In Memory Of S. Dick b. Dec 11, 1782 d. Sept 11, 1849


 

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