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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

John Littrell Graveyard

Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 4:27 PM


     My name is Delbert Heskett. I am looking for the gravesites of my great-great-grandparents, Jessie Payne and Martha Francis Payne. I have a copy of a death certificate that says Jessie was buried in the John Littrell Graveyard which I believe to be in Barren County, Kentucky. They were born and died in Barren County.

     The directions that I have are 0.4 mile east of the Warren County line on highway 1297 and then south 0.6 mile on Littrell Road. Then west at Wallace Littrell's place and then south to a tobacco barn.

     I have not been able to find any transcriptions of the tombstones in the cemetery. I would prefer not to have to drive all of the way from Texas to Kentucky without some more concrete information. Do you have any information, please?

     Thank you.

                          Del Heskett


  1. Del, I make about two trips a year through Kentucky on my way to other parts. Hopefully, I can plan a stop into Barren County which has some connection to some of my lines and will take a shot at tryinh to find this cemetery. Don't know when and can't make any promises but will try probably in the spring or summer. In the interim if you have any additional information let me know.

  2. Glenn,
    Thank you for your answer. Recently, I talked to some Payne people in Barren County. They told me about the South Central Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society in Glasgow. I contacted them and discovered that they have a book with cemetery transcriptions in Barren County. I have ordered the book. I will let you know if I find anything.

  3. Del and Glenn, The location and directions are correct for the Littrell cemetery. My brother Tony and I have repaired headstones and maintained it for years. We are now in the process of finding the small cemetery where John Robert Littrell's parents Elias and Sarah are buried, along with Elias' father Robert.
    Good hunting, David Littrell



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