The Bullitt County History Museum

Shepherdsville Pioneer Graveyard Historical Marker

This marker is located at the entrance to the Shepherdsville Pioneer Graveyard, beside the City Park. While the cemetery is well-maintained, this marker is in need of repairs.

The marker contains a list of known burials in this early cemetery, as shown below. We have attempted a transcription below. the image.

Cemetery Mapped Out Roughly in 32 Rows

RowNameDatesNotes
1M. J. Johnson1864-1894
4B. F. Troutman1819-1875
Sarah M. Troutman1831-1901
5Waverly Caldwell1888-1891
William T. Bass1848-1896
(1) Fieldstoneno marking
6(1) Fieldstoneno marking
7(3) Fieldstoneno marking
8(6) Fieldstonesno marking
9(1) Fieldstoneno marking
10Thomas J. Joyce1811-1879(Sheriff)
(1) Fieldstoneno marking
11(3) Fieldstonesno marking
12Robert F. Samuels1806-1861(Circuit Clerk)
Charles R. Samuels1834-1866(County Clerk)
Joseph H. Samuels1847-1867
(1) Fieldstoneno marking
13Henry Clay Crist, M.D.1824-1872
B. L. Crist, M.D.1849-1872(died in gun fight)
Elizabeth Fieldno datesElizabeth Simmons Field died 1840.
Abram Fieldno dates
Richard P. Simmons1775-1845Father of N. B. Simmons and Elizabeth Fields
Mary Simmonsno datesWife of Richard P. Simmons
(1) Fieldstoneno marking
14(1) Fieldstoneno marking
Howell T. Simmons1869-1872Son of George W. & Burella Ann (Holsclaw) Simmons; grandson of N. B. Simmons
Sarah Joyce1792-1857
15Martha Jane Hogland1841-1856
Mary B. Hogland1820-1844
Margaret Grapevine1831-1864
T. B. Bramel1834-1866
Zilpha Joyce1802-1873
(1) Fieldstoneno marking
16Elizabeth Simmons1815-1892Name in window in First Baptist; Elizabeth Lee Simmons, wife of N. B. Simmons
N. B. Simmons1799-1875(Paroquet Springs Resort)
N. D. Patterson1854-1856
Margrette Applegate1831-1851
(1) Fieldstoneno marking
Sarah Hogland1808-1854
T. H. Applegate1831-1854
(2) Fieldstonesno marking
17John Rickerson1797-1875
G. W. Rickerson1851-1875
Charles W. McKay1841-1881(Doctor & Union Soldier)
Dr. Samuel A. McKay1809-1883(Doctor for 50 years)
infant of S. A. McKay1840-1840
John H. McKay1843-1846Son of Dr. Samuel McKay
Charles C. McKay1870-1872Son of Dr. Charles McKay
Samuel H. McKay1866-1872Son of Dr. Charles McKay
Lorenzo Hogland1818-1880(County Judge)
Annie E. Hogland__ - 1889
(3) Fieldstonesno marking
182'x7' Fenced Lotno marking
(3) Fieldstonesno marking
Ma__ Wilson1850-1853
Henrietta E. Wilson1828-1852
Nancy Harris1827-1858
John Edward Harris1858-1858
Sarah E. Harris1854-1855
(1) Fieldstoneno marking
19(1) Fieldstoneno marking
Susan Mary Gore1825-1852
(6) Fieldstonesno marking
20(1) Fieldstone ES1842
(1) Fieldstone SL1842
22Richard H. Field1823-1881(County Attorney, Senator)
Kate S. Field1833-1881Kate Swearingen Field; daughter of W. W. Swearingen
23Edward H. McCormick1838-1871
Annie MCCormick1841-1889
Harriet Ann McCormick1848-1851
EG__-1808
FWG__-1808
LG__-1807
Julia Field Briscoe1850-1873Daughter of Richard Field; married E. D. Briscoe
Julia F. Swearingen1804-1838Daughter of Gen. Henry Crist; wife of W. W. Swearingen
W. W. Swearingen1803-1869William Wallace Swearingen
Sarah E. Swearingen1831-1839Daughter of W. W. Swearingen
William H. Swearingen1826-1828William Henry Swearingen; son of W. W.
Julia F. Field1835-1856Julia Francis "Frankie" Swearingen Field; wife of Abram Field Jr.
25Henry Cook1847-1859
Mary Ball Cook1801-1856
William Cook1833-1857
Mary D. W. Caldwell1803-1850
26Matilda Kalfus1792-1876Matilda (Harrison) Kalfus
Henry F. Kalfus 1798-1852(Representative)
Ann S. Kalfus1827-1849(marker was completely covered by a tree trunk)
George W. Jackson18__-1883(Union Soldier)
Frederick Travis1803-1854
Rebecca ___no dates
Margaret ___no dates
28Jacob Troutman1789-1854
29William B. Holsclaw1801-1854
30Malvina Spanzer1833-1849
31Joseph Wil___1803-1824
32NM__-1848
JM__-1848
Willie Bowman1867-1868

Others said to be buried in this Graveyard

Clyde E. Bass1875-1892
Matilda Birkhead__-1878
Harry Leslie Formhals__-1904
Isaac T. Jacksonno dates
Matilda Jacksonno dates
__ McKay__-1849
Elizabeth Simmons1800-1839
James Simmons1812-1850
Harriet Travis1818-1871
Mary Williams1812-1823

Might be buried in this Graveyard

Henry Field1744-1823
John T. Friddle?
Ma__ Taylor?-1907

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The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 14 May 2022 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/hmarkers/sheppioneergraveyard.html