Old Benge Cemetery

great-great-great-great granddaughters of Sarah Hicks Clark

Submitted to Clay Co. Ancestral News,  dated 12/30/99
Printed in the Spring / Summer 2000 issue with these directions:

“Old Benge Cemetery” is located on Euwell and Ann Rader’s farm at Fogertown, KY on Highway 472, between Burningsprings and London, KY.  There are 68 identifiable graves with markers and others marked only with field stones.

Mosley, Darrel
12-29-1955
12-1-1970
Grimes, Angela L.
1967
1985
Mosley, Donna J.
4-29-1951
5-5-1951

Mosley, Kenneth J.
12-29-1954
10-11-1975

Mosley, Eldon
8-26-1910
7-19-1949
Mosley, Margaret N.
1884
1954
Mosley, William
1883
no date
Mosley, Richard
1905
1976
WWII Sgt. US Army

Mosley, Pearl Ison
9-13-1908
3-6-1986 Mother
One broken headstone – no name or date

Cornett, Daniel
11-14-1887
12-7-1892
Benge, John D.
7-22-1886
12-23-1957
Benge, Pitt
6-23-1923
3-16-1945
KY Pvt. 259 Inf 65 Div WW2

Benge, Sophia
12-30-1891
1-29-1938
Benge, Dock
11-8-1921
8-5-1930
Stivers, Joe
1904
1955
Stivers, Mae
1909
no date
Bowling, Jesse B.
1-31-1882
7-7-1882
(Son of J.W. & Kittie Bowling)
Castell (?), James E.
7-12-1889
8-13-1898
Powell, Bill
no date
1893
Powell, Elizabeth
no date
1896
Powell, Monroe
2-4-1914
6-22-1915
(Gone to Rest)
Powell, Lula C.(triple stone)
1898
1929
Powell, Roscoe
1890
1981
Powell, Susie M.
1908
no date

Two graves marked with field stones between row 3 and row 4

Anderson, John W.
4-11-1819
8-10-1889
In Memory Of
Powell, Grover
10-22-1940
12-19-1940
(Son of Herman & Alpha)
Powell, Lee W.
9-23-1943
12-30-1943
(Son of Herman & Alpha)
Fields, Beatrice  (Our Baby)
Age 7 Mos
3-28-1926
Walden, Margaret
7-8-1834
11-10-1931
Walden, Nelson
10-4-1850
3-28-1913
Walden, Ben
8-15-1904
7-26-1910
(Son of Robert & Rachel)
Walden, Eugene
9-8-1927
3-11-1928
Son of Robert & Rachel
Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest; God called thee home, He thought it best
Walden, Margaret
Sweetly Sleeping
5-23-1923
8-18-1931
Powell, Sarah F.
With Christ in Heaven
no  dates
Powell, Henry C.
3-3-1884
10-20-1963

One grave marked with field stone No name or dates

Rader, Randall M.
10-27-1941
6-19-1960
Mills, Rilla H. (double stone)
1895
1946
Mills   Gilbert G.
1886
1961
House, Perry N.  (double stone)
9-15-1864
5-30-1953
House, Bettie Cloyd
1-29-1872
4-13-1959
White, Roy (still born)
4-30-1938
4-30-1938
White, Juanita Mills
8-10-1916
5-8-1977
Greer, Thomas
1-25-1862
11-17-1919
(Thomas Greer and his 5 children sleep here)
Johnson, William
Our Father
5-18-1850
8-11-1922
Gone But Not Forgotten
Muncy, Nancy
Our Mother
5-8-1860
8-3-1935
She was The Sunshine of Our Home
Muncy, W. J.
1-30-1863
6-17-1941
Our Father
At Rest

Stivers, Robert
Father
10-21-1895
9-17-1974
Gone From Our Home But Not From Our Hearts
Stivers, James
11-9-1893
7-5-1962
Kentucky  PFC  HQ Co.  50 Inf.  WW1
Parker, Zilphia
1810
6-10-1888
Parker, Alfred
1803
11-18-1862

One grave marked with a field stone  No name of dates

Chesnut, William
3-5-1811
1-29-1893
Chesnut, Elizabeth
6-15-1809
4-24-1893
Gone But Not Forgotten
Huston, Martha
9-17-1846
2-3-1934
A Precious One From Us Is Gone
Huston   Jr.
2-2-1850
10-9-1939
Dear Dad How We Miss You

One grave marked with a field stone   No name or dates

Benge, Margaret
11-22-1804
10-24-1884
Wife of L. E. Benge
A Precious One From Us Has Gone; A Voice We Loved Stilled;
A Place Is Vacant In Our Home Which Never Will Be Filled.
Clark, Sarah Hicks
12-15-1781
9-7-1811
Wife of Francis Clark
Married Dec. 11, 1798
Aged  29 yrs. 8 mos. & 20 days

Four or five graves in this same area marked with field stones.  No names or dates.  On one  stone next to Sarah Hicks Clark a “C” was readable; nothing more.

Could this be a child of Sarah Hicks Clark and Francis Clark Jr. or could it be the grave site of  Francis Clark Jr?
The grave of Sarah Hicks Clark is dominated by a granite slab which covers the entire grave.  Over the years the slab has broken, however, all the words can still be read!

Cornett, Margie
2-29-1876
?-?-1877
Stivers, E. W.
2-14-1862
3-18-1919
“Gone But Not Forgotten”
Stivers, Margaret  (Since a rose bush is growing on the grave and pushed the stone over, we could not read dates!)
Stivers, Watt
1-23-1897
9-30-1918
“A Soldier Boy Died in The Service”
Stivers, Sarah Ann
“Mother”
3-28-1863
12-26-1937
“Mother How We Miss You”
Stivers, George
4-4-1895
11-18-1942
“Farewell, Untill We Meet Again”
Stivers, Callie
10-24-1901
4-28-1957
“Absent Here But Present With The Lord
Young, Allen Dale
11-29-1937
12-1-1937
Young, Stanley
1-20-1914
7-2-1939
One Large Stone With “Young”

Lewis, Ray                              3-28-1917      4-23-1919
Morgan  Samuel D.                    2-5-1904         7-25- ?
Pennington  Bettie                      ?-26-1853?       no date
Cemetery recorded by:
Elsie Wilson Phillips and Mollie Wilson Taber    11-2-1996

2 thoughts on “Old Benge Cemetery”

  1. Linda Stivers-Dadey

    My dad was Herbert Stivers of Fogertown, Kentucky. He was born in 1926. His Grandpa was William Stivers (aka) Bill who was a brother to his great uncle (Hook Stivers) who lived on the Tanyard many years, he lived with his daughter Nora Johnson when he passed away. William Stivers married Eliza Noe (she passed away Aug. 17th 1941 when daddy was 14 years old, she Eliza Noe Stivers and his grandpa William (Bill) Stivers was buried in The Tanyard Cemetery in Fogertown, Ky,. he wrote it all down for me. They had 8 children, Walter Stivers, Robert (aka) Bob Stivers, James (aka) Jim Stivers, Lettie Stivers, Martha Stivers, Mittie Stivers, Sophia Stivers, Elizabeth Stivers who was my dad Herbert Stivers mother. All were his uncle’s and aunts whom he knew and lived dearly!!! He talked of all of his cousins by them all. His great uncle Hook Stivers had a son George Stivers who was killed by his daughters husband Nora Johnson who was married to Talt Johnson. He says, Clarence Johnson and another son was all Hook Stivers had after the killing of his son George Stivers. My dad said, Talt Johnson and family moved from Clay county to Jackson county. This all took place around 1935-1936. He said his Aunt Maggie Peters was a sister to Talt Johnson and John Turner’s wife was his sister. He told me that Nora Johnson husband Talt Johnson was shot and killed by a man named Press Cole in Jackson County. My dad’s great and was Lucinda Stivers who married Peter Greer and they had 16 children. I have the photo of all 18 of them together. One of the children was Emma Greer who married a Lewis and became Emma Greer Lewis and she helped raise my dad Herbert Lee Stivers along with his mother Elizabeth Stivers and his grandparents William Bill Stivers and Eliza Noe Stivers. He would get tears in his eyes when I would show him the picture of Emma Greer Lewis. you told me she was the most wonderful Christian woman he had ever known in his life. I wrote everything down and so did he about his family and we would talk for hours about them. My dad Herbert Stivers married Barbara Thompson who is the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Thompson and Avis Hicks Thompson of Manchester Kentucky. Daddy and Mommy had nine children. Jack, David, Shirley, Linda (me) Sandra, John, Mike, Vicky, and Charles Stivers. So my dad was a Stivers related to the Greer, Benge, Johnson’s, Lewis, and other families in Clay County. My dad passed away May 31, 2018. He was 91 years, 7 months old. he was in perfect health but passed away because he was misdiagnosed by a doctor. You never saw a doctor in his life and always said if you start going to one you’ll end up dead. Boy was he ever right. He had accepted Jesus as his Savior and I will see him soon. There will never be another like him. I was totally devastated when he passed away but I thank God for all the years he gave me with him.

  2. Linda Stivers-Dadey

    I hope they correct the typos in my long story above regarding my dad (Herbert Stivers) and his huge family. I wanted to add that most of the people in the Old Benge Cemetery are related to my dad and he talked of all of them often and OH!!! how he loved them all!!!! ❤️❤️ John 3:16, John 14:6

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