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Bob Gardner, originally from Ashland Ky. recently
visited the Ashland area, where he went to two
cemeteries that contain many of his ancestors
and wrote down the information on all markers that
he saw. The two are the Musick-Martin cemetery
(the one located off Rt. 180, across from Boyd Co.
High School and on the hill behind that Heavy Equipment
plant....where the new park with the fountain is),
and the Eastham-Fields cemetery further up 180 a little
ways past the I-64 Interchange, across from the truckstop.

Eastham – Fields Cemetery

  Name                                       Born                 Died                 Comments 
  
Ball, Chester                             6-21-1942          5-10-1968 
Bartrum, Burl                             3-28-1903          3-16-1973 
Bartrum, Burl Jr.                         1925                1964 
Bartrum, Clarence                         11-8-1923      8-23-1972    US Army Pfc WWII 
Bartrum, Harold                           4-25-1928    12-12-1962 
Blair, Imilee                             8-16-1919    6-4-1921 
Blythe, Andy                              5-8-1862    12-20-1939 
Blythe, Missouri Belle                    6-11-1879    2-4-1921 
Church, William M.                        2-8-1828    4-20-1918  Co. I., 51st Va. Infantry CSA 
Conley, Woodrow W.                        2-26-1915    5-4-1972 
Cooksey, George W.                        1853                1928 
Cooksey, Gladys                           1899                1970   Wife of Leonard Cooksey 
Cooksey, Laura A.                         1861                1933                Wife of George W. 
Cooksey, Leonard                          1896                1964 
Cordial, Alice B.                         1906                1966 
Crawford, Addie J.                        12-12-1900    10-25-1975 
Dowdy, Cape                               1890                1960 
Eastham, J.T.                             1900                                        Infant 
Ekers, Mary White                         1864                1944 
Ellis, James W.                           7-28-1885    4-19-1963 
Ellis, Mary E.                            12-5-1851    9-15-1947 
Field, Alice Trinvilla (Davis)            9-3-1864    12-11-1900  1st Wife of George N. Field 
Field, Carrie E. (Boggs)                  3-21-1882    9-7-1971  2nd Wife of George N. Field 
Field, Cecil E. (Edward, Sr.)             1869                1908                Son of James M. and Mary Fields 
Field, Cecil E.            (Edward)       6-11-1906    4-29-1963    Son of C.E. Sr. and Nettie Field 
Field, Charles Douglas                    8-22-1915    3-31-1994   Son of G.N. & Carrie Field 
Field, Donald B.                          9-23-1904    4-27-1966    US Army 2nd Lt. WWII 
Field, George B.                          1-25-1910    7-4-1910    Son of G.N. & Carrie Field 
Field, George N.(Napoleon)                11-1-1857    8-25-1932    Son of James M. & Mary Fields 
Field, Lee (Byron)                        1911                1911                Son of G.N. & Carrie Field 
Field, Marie L.                           7-17-1890    3-18-1979    ? 
Field, Nettie A. (Allen)  1871            1953       Wife of C.E. Field Sr. 
Field, Nona P.                            9-26-1907    1-30-1908    Dau. of G.N. & Carrie Field 
Field, Oscar                              11-12-1896    10-9-1898    Son of G.N. & Alice T. Field 
Field, Rebecca M.(Moore)                  1861                1941                Wife of Robert A. Field 
Field, Robert A.                          1862                1938                Son of James M. & Mary Fields 
Field, Robert Arnold                      12-7-1891    11-25-1900  Son of Robert & Rebecca Field 
Fields, Mary A. (Eastham)                 8-12-1823    9-24-1904 Wife of James M. Fields 
Fields, (unknown)                         12-11-1897    4-22-1898   Possible child of G.N. & Alice 
Fields, Elizabeth S.                      2-4-1860    8-7-1941    Wife of John McWharter 
Fields, James M. (Moore)                  3-10-1820    1-14-1912    
Fryer, Bessie H.                          1917                1971                Wife of Willis Fryer 
Fryer, Willis                             1916                1969 
Fuller, George M.(Mason)                  4-15-1828    1-28-1900 
Halley, Adeline                           1884                1929 
Halley, C.E. (Infant)                     1939 
Halley, Charles                           1906                ?     Sgt. 1541 Svc. Unit, WWII 
Halley, John Jr.                          1904                1967 
Halley, John                              1879                1946 
Halley, Johnny C.                         1940                1968 
Hensley, Dolly F.                         1874                1952                Wife of Sam Hensley 
Hensley, Sam W.                           1866                1930    
Hicks, Shirley A.                         1943                1967 
Hooser, Clara B.                          12-18-1886    ? 
Hughes, Linzie                            1901                1957 
Hughes, Lora Bettie                       1896                1983 
Hughes, Marion F. Jr.                     1912                1932 
Hughes, Marion F.                         1872                1956 
Hughes, Ruth Jean                         1940                1943 
Hughes, Taylor                            1919                1931 
Jobe, Alta M.                            1909                1988                Wife of Everett Jobe 
Jobe, Everett                            1906                1977 
Johnson, Elizabeth H.(Halley)1913                            1957 
Johnson, William E.                      1894                1894 
Kelly, Elizabeth F.(Fields)              6-19-1904    1-6-1996  Dau. of C.E.Fields Sr., w/o Hager 
Kelly, Hager                             12-4-1904    5-6-1987 
Knipp, Elizabeth Terry                   3-11-1937    10-4-1941 
Lakin, James C.                          10-30-1930    ? 
May, Homer B.                            7-7-1935    1-10-1939 
Mayo, Amma E.                            9-19-1880    1-9-1899 
Mayo, Gertrude                           1-24-1889    6-23-1890    
Mayo, William L.                         6-1-1888    6-21-1898 
McWharter, John C.                       9-22-1849    4-7-1926            Husband of Elizabeth S. Fields 
McWharter, Mabel                         1890                1981                Dau. of John & Eliz. McWharter 
Moore, Blanche Field                     1882                1908                Dau. of G.N. & Alice T. Field 
Nunley, Bessie L.                        7-10-1903    10-13-1904    Dau. of W.B. & Samantha 
Nunley, W.                               7-18-1813    8-18-1872 
Nunley, William D.                       1868                1908 
Simmons, Bertha                          12-15-1889    2-7-1962 
Sloas, Alfred Elmo                       1926                                        infant 
Sloas, George                            1905                1989    
Sloas, Goldee                            1904                1981                Wife of George Sloas 
Sloas, Mary Catherine                    1927                1929                infant 
Stewart, Lizzie                          1872                1955    
Stone, Mary L.                           1880                1963 
Taylor, William                          No dates        Co. A. 14th Ky. Inf. (Civil War) 
Terry, Charles E.                        5-9-1928    6-6-1957 
Terry, Eldridge                          1887                1958 
Terry, Sydney                            1894                1937 
Twinum, Joe W.                           7-17-1917    2-20-1968    US Army Sgt. 7th Armored WWII 
Twinum, Lena                             6-22-1904    2-3-1977    Wife of Roy 
Twinum, Roy                              11-1-1899    3-24-1963 
Twinum, William Robert                   1-25-1925    2-26-1945    USMC Pfc 21Rgt.3rd Div. WWII 
Walters, Gary Brian                      ?                      8-30-1969 
Wellman, George Jr.                      1947                1988 
Wellman, George                          7-14-1923    12-29-1994    US Army WWII – Purple Heart 
White, Cora W.                           1877                1963 
White, Henny Sr.                         No dates                            Co. A. 14th Ky. Inf. (Civil War) 
Young, Gladys (Field)  7-16-1912         4-9-1984    Dau. of G.N.&Carrie Field, w/o Homer 
Young, Homer C.                          7-16-1914    2-21-1997 
  
The oldest graves are contained in a plot of high ground with a stone wall in the back of the cemetery, with several unmarked graves surrounding it.  These unmarked graves are according to family lore, those of slaves who lived on the Eastham plantation.  The plot of high ground is badly overgrown, and a rushed search turned up pieces of Headstones belonging to Hartwell Eastham, b. 9-11-1796 d. 1-8-1842, Elizabeth Eastham, James W. Eastham, Christiana Eastham.  I would like to return during the winter to clean this area and to do a more thorough search for headstones. 

 

It is very possible that I could have missed one or two graves in this inventory.  If anyone has any corrections or comments, I would appreciate your e-mail at bobbyg@icomnet.com.  
  
Bob Gardner 
This transcription is taken from a visit on July 5, 2001.