Old Ben Tapscott Cemetery

Located Off Highway 49 On Martinís Creek Road

Casey County, Kentucky

On June 30th 2003 Judy and Elton Fisk and their son, James Fisk all of

Frankenmuth, Michigan. My spouse Carl E. Jones and myself, Roberta O.

Taylor Jones, from Eaton, Indiana cleaned up this cemetery. It had been

neglected for years.

We cut down briars and trees that were growing in many of the graves. We

used a chain saw, rakes, shovels, tree pruning shears and Elton and

James Fisk used a weed and brush cutter to mulch all the small trees and

briars. There are only two headstones in this cemetery. My Great

Grandmother, Rose Ella Lynn Taylor and a set of twins, Estell B. and

Easter M. Tapscott children of George and Rose Adams Tapscott.

Carl E. Jones made wooden crosses and I painted them white. We placed a

cross at each grave site. We placed 21 wooden crosses at the grave site,

but only know some of the people buried in this cemetery. We don't know

who is buried where.

Before clean up photos. ( All photos are the property of Roberta O. Taylor Jones, They may not be reproduced without written permission for her.)

Photo 1 (area for Rose Ella Lynn Taylor before cleanup)

Photo 2 (Cemetery before cleanup)

Photo 3 (Cemetery before cleanup)

After Clean up, Crosses placed.

Photo A

Photo B

Photo C

Photo D

List of people know to be buried in this cemetery.

Coffman, George W. 1830-1898

Coffman, Nancy Tapscott wife of George W. 10-22-1836 - 11-08-1914

Tapscott, Benjamin 5-31-1856 - 12-28-1940

Tapscott, Margaret Young 1st wife of Benjamin 1856 - 1-01-1883

Tapscott, Margaret Taylor 2nd wife of Benjamin 2-17-1862 - 3-21-1945

Tapscott, Mary Jane 8-29-1879 - 2-20-1881 daughter of Ben and Margaret Young

Tapscott, William Stewart 10-22-1805 - 2-20-1860

Tapscott, Rhonda Jane Coppage 4-20-1817 - 1-20-1901 wife of William Stewart

Tapscott, James 11-06-1838 - 4-23-1909

Tapscott, Mary Elizabeth Cox 9-19-1839 - 2-27-1880 wife of James

Tapscott, Viola Frances 8-16-1875 - 8-17-1876 daughter of James and Mary


Tapscott, Talith Elizabeth 3-19-1877 - 9-26-1886 daughter of James and

Mary Elizabeth

Tapscott, Uriah Herbert 10-20-1879 - 7-14-1880 son of James and Mary


Tapscott, Estell B. 4-27-1926 - 10-09-1926 Twin daughter of George and

Rosa Adams

Tapscott, Easter M. 4-27-1926 - 7-23-1926 Twin daughter of George and

Rosa Adams

Taylor, Rose Ella Lynn 9-03-1879 - 1-07-1926 wife of Charles Wesley,

daughter of Hayes Berry and Lucy Jane Hill Lynn, my Great Grandmother

We counted twenty-one un-marked graves and only know the ones listed

above are buried there.

Roberta O. Taylor Jones babe@netdirect.net