GRAVE # 1: _ _ TEAD


        Feb. 4, 1925




(Daughter of Lewis Manford Skaggs and Hester Griffith Skaggs.  1st wife of Roscoe DeBoard. 2nd wife of Walter Nathan Bradley. Mother of: 1. Monie DeBoard [born 23 Jan 1921, died 13 Feb 1921], 2. A. DeBoard [born 10 Jun 1922, died young], 3. Bernard DeBoard [born 19 Feb 1925, died 27 Mar 1925].  All of her children are believed to be buried in this cemetery.


BRADLEY, Angie (Skaggs)

Mrs. Angie Skaggs Bradley, 42, wife of W. N. Bradley, died Sunday night at the Bradley home at Lowmansville following an illness on 9 months. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Chestnut Grove Church with Rev. Brack Skaggs, of Lowmansville and Rev. Bird Webb of Ulysses officiating. Deceased, a daughter of Lewis M. Skaggs and the late Hester Griffith Skaggs. She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 15 years. Surviving besides the father and husband, are 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Deboard of Greasy Ridge, OH and Mrs. Will Burton of Louisa route 2, and 3 brothers, Charles Skaggs, of Akron, OH, and Burns and John Skaggs of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Jun 4, 1943



     Sept. 12, 1876 - June 4, 1942

(Daughter of Abel Abaham Griffith and Nancy DeBoard Griffith.  Wife of Lewis Manford Skaggs.)




                      Died 1945

                      ____________ to Hester

(Lewis Manford Skaggs was born in 1873 and died in 1945.  Son of Peter J. Skaggs III and Mary Jane Rigsby Skaggs.  Husband of Hester Ann Griffith Skaggs.)


GRAVE # 5: marked with field stone



      11-11-1878 - 11-25-1924

(Son of Joel Green Joseph Edwards and Martha B. DeBoard Edwards.  Husband of Martha Elizabeth Seagraves DeBoard Edwards)



                        4-1-1869 - 11-28-1928

(Full name: Martha Elizabeth Seagraves DeBoard Edwards. Daughter of Johnathen Sagraves and Eliza J. Murphy Sagraves. 1st wife of John W. DeBoard.  2nd wife of Charlie Edwards.


EDWARDS, Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, aged about 58, dropped dead at the breakfast table at her home here Tuesday morning of last week. She was the widow of the late Charles Edwards. Big Sandy News, Dec 7, 1928


GRAVE # 8 


         8-15-1930 - 4-3-1932

(Son of Testy Edwards and Emmie Etter Edwards.  Grandson of Charlie Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards.)


GRAVE # 9: marked with field stone

GRAVE # 10 

Dec This Life
 Nov 4 1905
At Rest

                         (Footstone: Our Darling Baby)

(Daughter of John Garfield DeBoard and Mary Jane Griffith DeBoard.)


GRAVE # 11 

Born Oct-The- 
4-1907-Age ___ Ye
At Rest

                         (Footstone: Our Darling Baby)

(Daughter of John Garfield DeBoard and Mary Jane Griffith DeBoard.)


GRAVE # 12

 marked with field stone

(Name: Ollie DeBoard, died young.  Daughter of John Garfield DeBoard and Mary Jane Griffith DeBoard.  Information provided by Willard DeBoard, son of John Garfield DeBoard and Mary Jane Griffith DeBoard and brother to Ollie. The KY Birth Index lists her date of birth as 27 Jan 1911.)


GRAVE # 13 


Died 9-25-1935

       (marked with funeral home metal marker)

(Baby of Walter Cordial and Opal DeBoard Cordial.)

(Walter Caudill 1, born Sep 25, 1935, Lawrence Co., KY; Per KY Birth Index)


GRAVE # 14 & 15

1846 - June 17, 1920           



(double headstone erected in 2015)

(Abraham is the son of Gabriel Griffith and Elizabeth See Griffith.  Brother to Evan Griffith.  Nancy is the daughter of Jacob DeBoard and Caroline Wheeler DeBoard.)


GRAVE # 16

 marked with field stone


GRAVE # 17

 marked with field stone


GRAVE # 18

 marked with field stone


GRAVE # 19

 broken headstone, no engraving


GRAVE # 20

 marked with field stone


GRAVE # 21 

Died: May 18, 1923,
Age 8 Months, 27 Days.

(Marked with a funeral home metal marker.  KY Vital Statistics lists him as the son of Farmington Borders DeBoard and Lyda Hatfield DeBoard.  The KY Birth Records lists his birth as July 9, 1922.)


GRAVE # 22 

Jan 7 1932

(Death Certificate lists date of death as 1-7-1933.  Wife of Jacob Farmer DeBoard.  Daughter of John Borders and Elizabeth Pack Borders.)


GRAVE # 23 


(Full Name: Mary Jane Griffith DeBoard.  Daughter of Evan Griffith and Matilda DeBoard Griffith. 1st Wife of John Garfield DeBoard.)


DEBORD, Mary Jane

Lowmansville, KY--Mrs. Mary Jane Debord, wife of John G. Debord, who was taken to a hospital at Ironton, OH, a few days ago and underwent an operation, died there on May 26, and was brought back here and laid to rest in the family graveyard beside her 3 children who preceded her to the glory land. She was 38 years of age. She leaves to mourn her absence a husband, 6 children, Roscoe, Oria, Carrie, Willard, Brooksie and Irvin, father and mother, Irvin and Matilda Griffith, 3 brothers, William Marion, John Franklin and Henry; 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank Miller and Mrs. Charley Young and a host of relatives and friends. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jun 3, 1921


Mary Jane Debord born Dec 2, 1882 departed this life May 26, 1921.


GRAVE # 24 


(Son of Jacob Farmer DeBoard and Frances “Fannie” Borders DeBoard. Husband of 1. Mary Jane Griffith DeBoard, and 2. Virginia Nura Hannah DeBoard.)



GRAVE # 25 

11-9-1945 - 1-13-1998

(Daughter of Roscoe DeBord and Minnie McKenzie DeBord.)


DEBOARD, Doris Irene


Doris Irene DeBoard, 51, of Galloway, OH, died Tuesday, Jan 13 in Doctors West Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mrs. DeBoard was born Nov 9, 1945, in Rosedale, OH, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Minnie McKenzie DeBoard. She was a member of Amity Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are one sister, Mary Fugate of Columbus, 3 brothers, Russell DeBoard of Columbus, John DeBoard of Plain City, OH and Ed DeBoard of West Jefferson, OH and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted Thursday, Jan 15 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Collins. Burial was in the DeBoard Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Jan 21, 1998


GRAVE # 26 & 27





(Roscoe is the son of John Garfield DeBoard and Mary Jane Griffith DeBoard.  Minnie is the daughter of Sherman McKenzie and Mima Chandler McKenzie.)

Roscoe DeBoard

Roscoe DeBoard, 65, died Thursday, May 30, in Doctors Hospital at Columbus, OH after an extended illness. Born in Lawrence County on March 2, 1903, he was the son of the late John and Mary Jane Griffith DeBoard. He was a resident of Galloway, OH at the time of his death and was married to the former Minnie McKenzie, who survives. Additional survivors include seven sons, Roscoe Eugene of Columbus, OH, Edd Thomas and John of Galloway, OH, Russell of Fairfield, CA, Robert of Fort Jackson, SC, Vernon and Charles of Dayton, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Scalf of Hilliards, OH, Mrs. Mary Leming of Columbus, OH, and Miss Irene DeBoard of Galloway, OH, and twelve grandchildren. Also fourteen brothers and sisters, Mrs. Carrie perkins of Tramm, Mrs. Brooksie Hurt of Columbus, OH, Olive, Marxine, Marie and Ann Debaord, Orlie DeBoard of Middletown, OH, Willard DeBoard of Tutor Key, Ervin DeBoard of Columbus, OH, Wilbur, Paul and Dean DeBoard of Baltimore, MD, John DeBoard, Jr., of Louisa, and Everett DeBoard of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 2 in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Joe Allen Cemetery at Lowmansville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Roscoe Eugene, Ed Thomas, Russel, Robert, John Vernon, and Charles DeBoard and Charles Scalf. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1968


GRAVE # 28

May 6 1937 – Sept 2 1975

(Full Name: Roscoe Eugene DeBord.  Son of Roscoe DeBord and Minnie McKenzie DeBord.)



GRAVE # 29

July 31 1948 - Feb 8 1969
Military Marker:

July 31, 1948 – Feb. 8, 1969
PFC Co. D 502 INF 101 ABN DIV

(Son of Roscoe DeBord and Minnie McKenzie DeBord.)



GRAVE # 30

 headstone and footstone, no engraving


GRAVE # 31

 marked with field stone


GRAVE # 32

April 10 1887 – March 19 1951 

He was a good
man, full of faith
and the holy

(Son of Evan and Matilda DeBoard Griffith.  Husband of Vicie DeBoard Griffith.)



GRAVE # 33

Sept 28 1891 – July 21 1967

She hath done, What she could
Mark 14:8

(Daughter of John Wesley DeBoard and Martha Elizabeth Seagraves DeBoard Edwards.  Wife of Henry F. Griffith.)


GRIFFITH, Vicie (Debord)


Mrs. H. F. (Vicie) Griffith, 75, of Lowmansville, KY died Friday, July 21, in a Morehead clinic after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the First Church of God, Lowmansville, of which she was a member. Rev. Tommy Reynolds, Rev. Woodrow Frisby and Rev. Edgar Hullett officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Born September 28, 1891, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Seagraves Debord. Her husband, Rev. Henry F. Griffith, died March 19, 1951. Survivors include two sons, Rev. Scott Griffith of Clearfield, KY, and Ora Griffith of Dayton, OH; and 9 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, July 27, 1967



GRAVE # 34 

Headstone and footstone (42” apart), no engraving

 Grave # 34 is believed to be that of Maggie Griffith.  She died at the age of 7 years.  She was the daughter of John Franklin Griffith and Francis Griffith.  She was the granddaughter of Evan and Matilda Griffith (Grave 40 and 41)

GRAVE # 35

CO ___ 39TH  KY INF

(Full name: John M. DeBoard.  Died 06 Mar 1894.  Son of Jacob DeBoard and Clarinda Wheeler DeBoard.  Served in the Union Army as Corp. Go G, 39th Ky Inf.)


GRAVE # 36 

Born 1846 – Died Nov 17 1909

Dear Mother 
Although we miss you much
We know you rest with God

(Daughter of Rudolph Sperry and Nancy Canterberry Sperry.  Wife of John M. DeBoard.)

GRAVE # 37

March 28 19__

       (headstone laying on ground)


GRAVE # 38




GRAVE # 39 


       (headstone and footstone)


GRAVE # 40 & 41 

GRIFFITH, Irwin and Matilda


Matilda E

       (double headstone erected in 2015)

(Irwin’s name is also recorded as Evan Griffith.  Son of Gabriel Griffith and Elizabeth See Griffith.  Matilda is the daughter of William DeBoard and Delilah Pack DeBoard. Ky Birth Records list Matilda E. Deborde born 25 Sep 1857.)



Irvin Griffith, 87, of the Ulysses section, died Dec 2. Mr. Griffith is survived by 3 sons, 2 daughters, 30 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Big Sandy news, Friday, Dec 10,1937


Matilda Griffith, wife of Irvin Griffith, was born Sep the 5th, 1859, and deceased this life Jan the 15th 926, age 66 years 4 months and 10 days. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, 3 sons, William and Frank and Rev. Henry Griffith and 2 daughters, Mrs. Della Miller and Mrs. Stella Young; a number of grandchildren and a few great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. She was converted when she was 13 years old and lived a Christian life and was a member of the New Regular Baptist Church. She suffered with asthma and lung trouble. She was staying with her son, Henry Griffith of Lomansville, this county. She was confined to her bed for several months. Everything was done that loving hands could do, but her time had come for her to go and when the end was drawing near she said “everything is bright and there is nothing in my way and I am ready” and a short time after these words she fell asleep in death. The funeral was preached by the Rev. A. H. Miller at her son’s home and she was buried in the old family graveyard. Big Sandy News, Feb 12, 1926



GRAVE # 42 

marked with field stone



GRAVE # 43 

marked with field stone


GRAVE # 44 

marked with field stone



GRAVE # 45 

Nov 21 1877 - Aug 17 1961

(Full name: William Marion Griffith.  Son of Evan Griffith and Matilda DeBoard Griffith.  Husband of Elizabeth “Lizzie” DeBoard Griffith.)


GRAVE # 46 

Oct 30 1881 - March 4 1964

(Full name: Elizabeth “Lizzie” DeBoard Griffith.  Daughter of John M. DeBoard and Vandaly C. Sperry DeBoard.)





  • The Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Death for Francis Griffith lists her place of burial as the Allen Cemetery.  She may possibly be buried in a location marked by a field stone.  She was born 01 Jan 1878 and died on 08 Aug 1921.  She was the daughter of Abraham Griffith and Nancy DeBoard Griffith.  She was the wife of John Franklin Griffith.
  • Grave # 34 is believed to be that of Maggie Griffith.  She died at the age of 7 years.  She was the daughter of John Franklin Griffith and Francis Griffith.  She was the granddaughter of Evan and Matilda Griffith (Grave 40 and 41) and Abraham and Nancy DeBoard Griffith (Grave # 14 a& 15).


GRAVE # 1 & 2 

Genoa C. Allen  

Charles Allen 


ALLEN, Charles Henry

Charles Henry Allen, 56, prominent Catlettsburg merchant and a native of Lowmansville, this county, died in an Ashland hospital Jul 9 of spinal meningitis. The body was brought to this county and private funeral services was conducted last Thursday at the Allen family cemetery near Lowmansville with Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa officiating. Born at Lowmansville, Jun 2, 1880, Mr. Allen was reared there. He moved to Catlettsburg 16 years ago. For a number of years he operated the Allen Brothers Store on Louisa road there with his brother Milton J. Allen. Mr. Allen’s death bereaves his widow, Genoa Allen, 2 brothers, Joe of Lowmansville, KY and Milton J. of Catlettsburg; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Allena Chandler of Lowmansville, KY and Mrs. W. W. Brown of Paintsville, KY. Big Sandy News, Friday, Jul 17, 1936




Frank Brown Allen
March 8, 1876 - October 10, 1930


ALLEN, Frank

Frank B Allen prominent merchant of Big Sandy Road, Catlettsburg, committed suicide at his home last Sunday morning by shooting himself through the head. Mr. Allen was 54 years old and had been in ill health for some time, and members of the family assign this as the cause of his suicide. Mr. Allen had made his home in Catlettsburg for the past six years and was in the grocery business. Previous to this time, he had lived in the west for 14 years. He was a native of Lawrence County. Mr. Allen is survived by 2 children, Miss Willie Fay Allen, 21, and Everett Allen. Three brothers, Joe, Charley and Milton Allen, all of Catlettsburg and 2 sisters, Mrs. Allena Chandler of Ashland and Mrs. Julia Brown of Paintsville, KY also survive. Mr. Allen’s wife preceded him in death but his parents Mr. and Mrs. James P. Allen of Lowmansville, KY survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the late residence after which the body was taken to Lowmansville for burial. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Oct 17, 1930


GRAVE # 4 &5
James P. Allen  
1846 - ______         

Elizabeth Allen
1842 – 1934


ALLEN, Elizabeth (Borders)

Funeral rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Borders Allen, 92, widow of the late James Polk Allen, who died Friday at her home at Lowmansville after an illness of 4 weeks, were held Sunday afternoon from the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Sylvester Ball of Louisa, officiating. Mrs. Allen, who was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Brown Borders, had been a member of the M. E. church for 78 years. Her husband died last June. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. W. W. Brown of Paintsville and Mrs. J. S. Chandler of Lowmansville and 3 sons, M. J. Allen and C. H. Allen of Catlettsburg and Joseph Allen of Lowmansville and one sister, Mrs. Ella Rice of Ashland, OR. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Mar 23, 1934




 Boyd Lyon
 June 13, 1930 – March 1, 1966




James R. Allen
October 14, 1917 – June 3, 1984


ALLEN, James R.


Funeral services for Lowmansville native, James R. Allen, 66, Columbus, OH, were Jun 5 at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with burial in Allen Cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Allen died Sunday Jun 3, 1984 in Columbus following a brief illness. Mr. Allen was born Oct 14, 1917 in Johnson County, a son of the late Joseph and Nannie Preston Allen. Survivors include 3 sisters, Helen Croft and Grace George, both of Columbus and Elizabeth Nessley of Troy and a brother, D. J. Allen of Redding, CA. Big Sandy News, Jun 6, 1984

 GRAVE # 8 & 9

Nannie Allen   
September 30, 1891–January 12, 1984      

 Joe B. Allen  
April 5, 1878 – May 25, 1954




Funeral services were held Thursday, May 27, 1954 at the Regular Baptist Church at Lowmansville for Joe Allen, 76, lifelong resident of Lowmansville, who died at his home Tuesday May 25, 1954 following a long illness. The son of James and Lizzie Borders Allen, he was born April 5, 1878. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Allen, two sons, Darwood Allen, Los Angeles, California and James Allen, Lowmansville, three daughters, Mrs. Ora George, Mrs. Elizabeth Nissley and Mrs. Boyd Lyons, all of Columbus, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. Jasper Chandlers, Lowmansville and Mrs. Julia Brown, Paintsville. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 10, 1954




GRAVE # 10 & 11

 Milton Allen 

Julia A. Allen 
1872 – 1956