Home to the Heart of Kentucky - Again
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23rd Psalm for Genealogists
L.D. Buckner
2002 Trip

The Old Poole Plantation

From Edmonton, we drove northeast on route 80 (toward Columbia.) Just outside of Edmonton, as the road splits at the Y-intersection of routes 68 and 80 and begins to climb up a hill is a family site known as the "old Poole Plantation." During her 1981 visit, Molly confirmed the location by locating a cemetery with stones bearing names of members of the family of John Poole and Lucy Clark. Molly obtained directions to the site from Lizzie Beauchamp and photographed two or three stones in 1981.

Stone in old graveyard on the old Poole plantation
Gravemarker photographed in 1981 near the site of the old Poole plantation near Edmonton

When she returned to the area 20 years later and obtained permission from landowner Russell Fraser (now deceased) to go to the cemetery, very few stones remained. The cemetery is located in the pasture on the east side of route 80 (N. Main Street).

The site is may be adjacent to lands homestead by our first Clark ancestor in Kentucky (Lucy's brother Benjamin Wilson Clark.) (According to Georgia Price Crenshaw in her self-published book of the family history, To My People,

“The exact date of immigration of this family to Kentucky is not known, but presumably between the years 1792-1794 for William Clark willed his land to his brothers and sisters, will probated Dec. 1791, however, they were early pioneers.  The first home of Benjamin W. Clark and Frances was a pioneer cabin, but a few years later they had brick burned for a colonial home which was located on Douglas branch about one mile from Edmonton, Ky.  Near the old home was a family burial plot, where many members of the older Clark family were buried.”

Map showing the location of the old Poole plantation

The old Poole plantation was located just south of Edmonton

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Hamilton Cemetery

We continued driving east on route 80 toward Columbia, seeking two sites related to the Hamilton family. We turned right (southeast) off route 80 at Mosby Ridge Road and continued to Louis Free Road. We stopped first at the Hamilton Cemetery, a small family cemetery which includes the burial site of Malinda Susan Cox and Edward Hamilton, as well as their son Edward Fayette Hamilton (Grandma Clark's "Uncle Fay") and his wife, Lula Green Fraser ("Aunt Greenie.") Others buried there are children and grandchildren of E.F. and Lula Hamilton.

Grandma Clark was given her middle name, Lula, in honor of her Aunt Greenie. The cemetery is visible from the road and is on the left-hand side as we proceeded west on Louis Free Road. This site is located in Metcalfe County but is very close to the boundary of Adair County.

gravesite of Edward and Malinda Susan Cox Hamilton
Gravemarkers for Edward Hamilton and Malinda Susan Cox, my great-great grandparents

Gravemarker of E.F. and Lula G. Hamilton
Gravemarker for Dr. E.F. Hamilton and Lula G. Fraser


Map showing location of Hamilton cemetery

This Hamilton Cemetery is located alongside of Louis Free Road (shown on some maps as Flat Rock Road), reached via Mosby Ridge Road - between Edmonton and Columbia, KY.

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Lula G. Hamilton gravemarker
Lula Green Fraser Hamilton was known by most as "Greenie"

Field of tobacco
A field of tobacco near the Hamilton cemetery


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