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The Coke Family Cemetery is in the woods off Bonds Mill Road near the ruins of the old Thomas & Elizabeth Coke house,
which is described in The McKee and Bond ‘History of Anderson County 1780-1936’.
It began as a 2-room cabin finished in 1799 on Thomas Coke’s land grant near McBrayer. It remained in the Coke family for four generations;
and has belonged to the Sims family for many years. Though the house is now in ruins,
the chinked logs can be seen where the weatherboards have fallen. A large fireplace is in the center of the house.

The cemetery is surrounded by a rock wall and overgrown. There are graves in four rows.
All but three are fieldstones with head and footstones discernable. We could see evidence of 13 graves.


  Birth Date

Death Date


Susan Ann Coke1 25 Jun 1827 8 Jan 1865 Wife of Nathan H. Coke
Elizabeth R. Coke 18 Feb 1809 16 Dec 1889 Wife of Robert K. Coke
Virginia J. Harrison2 29 Nov 1807 28 Dec 1852 Wife of Rev. J.C. Harrison
Thomas Coke3 No inscribed marker
Esther Wright Coke3 No inscribed marker

1 Nathan H. Coke, 24, m. Susan A. Towson, 34, 31 Oct 1861; Married by J.H. Walker
2 John C. Harrison m. Virginia Cocke, 19 Sep 1839; Consent: father Thomas Cocke; Surety: Robert Coke; Mar. by W. Holeman.
1,2 Anderson County, Kentucky Marriages 1831-1875, Compiled by RP Moore. Nelson Co. Genealogical Society, Bardstown, KY
3 Assumed to be buried here

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