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Friday, January 18, 2013

Old Brooksville Cemetery, Brooksville, Bracken County, Kentucky

Another cemetery that I visited in July 2009 was the Old Brooksville Cemetery, located east of Brooksville, Bracken Co.  This cemetery is also noted to carry the name of the Woodward Cemetery.

Reverend E. A. McClure is buried at this cemetery.  He was born in Kentucky in 1866.  His parents were W. W. McClure and Louisa Compton.  Reverend McClure married Mary Smith in Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky on 16 August 1894.  The reverend, a minister of the Methodist church in Brooksville, died on 12 July 1899 in Brooksville.  He left his widow and 2 young sons.  His widow, Mary Smith was born in Kentucky in April 1872.  The sons were: Marvin Pierce and Morris Bascom McClure.
Reverend E. A. McClure


Wren A. Fronk, born 5 July 1904 was born in Bracken County, Kentucky, a son of William Metcalfe Fronk and Addie Lou (Feagan) Fronk.  He died in Mason County, Kentucky on 12 March 1969.  

Wren A. Fronk

 Two more of  William's & Addie's children were: 1) Retta Corlis, born 31 May 1894, who died 31 December 1894;   2) Eloise, born 20 June 1902 in Bracken County.  Little Eloise died 1 September 1909 in Bracken County and is also buried at Old Brooksville.
Retta Corlis Fronk
Eloise Fronk


Amelia (Wells) Harrison Ware was born 13 May 1809 in Kentucky.  Her first husband was Peter Harrison, whom she married in Fleming County, Kentucky.  She remarried Marcus Ware, also in Fleming County, on 16 February 1845.  In 1850, she and Marcus ran a hotel in Bracken County.

Amelia (Wells) Harrison Ware


Lida Ware, a daughter of Reuben H. and Sarah C (Allen) Ware, born 19 June 1864 in Bracken County, died 3 March 1866.

Lida Ware


Henry E. Ware and Anna M. McAtee married in Bracken County 18 September 1866.  Anna was born in Mason County, Kentucky, a daughter of Greene H. McAtee and Phoebe (Flaugher) McAtee.  She passed in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky on 27 June 1929 at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 9 days of age. Henry was born 14 February 1839 in Kentucky.  His death occurred in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky on 16 January 1909, with cancer as the cause.  His interment date was 19 January 1909.


Henry E. Ware

Anna (McAtee) Ware




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