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Fish Family Cemetery
Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky

Lat: 37° 27' 53"N, Lon: 84° 30' 09"W

Contributed by Shirley Olson, Jun 29, 2005 [shirley32olson@yahoo.com] Total records = 16.

Start at the Rockcastle/Lincoln Co. line on Rte #150, go west .8 miles to a dirt road on the right. The cemetery is about .2 miles up this road, on a rise behind an abandoned farm house. There is a cattle gate blocking the entrance and cattle grazing on the farm.

The cemetery is located on the grounds of the former Fish Plantation. Previous to that it was the ancestral home of Col. George Washington Miller.

The current owner has pastured cattle on the land and the cemetery is in the process of being destroyed because the wrought iron fence is in disrepair. The gate to the cemetery is open which allows the animals to roam among and break the existing headstones. Overgrown with weeds, it is in serious trouble.

Access to the cemetery, (which is not owned by the owner of the surrounding land), has been denied by this land owner. This is a violation of state law, per a posting by the Ky. Atty. General, but remains unresolved.

Efforts have been made to restore and maintain this historically important cemetery, but to no avail, since it is surrounded by private property which is stocked with cattle, fenced and locked.

I walked the cemetery and recorded all the visible, readable headstones. The "starred" names were obtained from the family record compiled by Jennifer Kidwell Fish.

- Shirley Olson

Carson, Hiatt Fish, b. 23 Feb 1860, d. 23 Jan 1861
Carson, Almina Fish, b. 14 Nov 1816, d. 12 Mar 1868, age 51, m. of G. W. Miller
Crawford, Mary A. Fish, b. 19 Sep 1833, d. 25 Jan 1862, sister of Almina Fish*
Fish, John, b. 28 May 1788, d. 5 Mar 1868, grandfather of G.W. Miller
Fish, Mary Hiatt, b. 22 Sep 1792, d. Mar 4 1878, w. o. John Fish
Gover, Byrd S., b. ?? ??? ????, d. 29 Jul 1861
Gover, John A., b. 22 May 1816, d. 19 Oct 1848
Howard, Jane, b. 1861, d. 1910
Howard, Joshua, b. 1867, d. 1931
Miller, George Washington, b. 22 Feb 1842, d. 25 Apr 1903, "died at 101 Ranch, Bliss,Okla.", CSA
Miller, James F., b. 21 Feb 1844, d. 26 Sep 1860, brother of G. W. Miller*
Miller, John Fish, b. 20 Apr 1870, d. 29 Mar 1872, s. o. G. W. & M. A. Miller
Miller, John L., b. 3 Apr 1840, d. 13 Apr 1864, brother of G. W. Miller*
Miller, Wilkes Booth, b. 18 Oct 1866, d. 27 Aug 1870, s. o. G. W. & M. A. Miller
Stigall, James Jefferson, b. 26 Feb 1807, d. 20 Dec 1891, husband of Almira Fish, sister of Almina Fish Carson*
Thompson, Inf., b. 17 Oct 1927, d. Nov 1927, s. o. F. & Sallie M. Thompson

 

 

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