Marquess Cemetery

Cobb Quadrangle - Hwy 1272 to Marquess Cem. Rd. near Lyon Co. line.
Caldwell Co., Kentucky  
GPS Latitude 37.00'43"N    Longitude -87.55'23"W


"Two Wishes"

I ask of life so little
Some love to bless my stay
and someone to remember
when I have gone away

by: Edith (Mumah) McGrew


Photos & Information by Richard P'Pool
Submitted with his permission by Andrea Cowser
Family information from the files of Andrea who is a descendant.
If you have more information on this family, please contact Andrea

Before and after the Marquess Cemetery Cleanup Dec. 18, 2004

Jeff Keeney aged about 45 years.
Asleep in Jesus
(Robert Jeffery Keeney)
( son of James McFarland Keeney & Elizabeth R. Murphy)

Martha Ann Keeney
Feb. 9, 1842-Sep. 11, 1918
(Martha Ann Slaughter Mitchell Keeney)
( daughter of James W. Slaughter & Lucy Ann Brooks)

James D. Mitchell
(James David Mitchell)
( son of Benjamin Patton Mitchell & Martha Ann Slaughter Mitchell Keeney)
Vestie, his wife
1850-not dated

Alice Mitchell Marquess
June 22, 1871-January 13, 1905
(Alice Mitchell)
( daughter of Benjamin Patton Mitchell & Martha Ann Slaughter Mitchell Keeney)

Cyrus N. Marquess
September 8,1863-February 23, 1926
(Cyrus Napoleon MARQUESS)
( son of Jacob Holland Marquess & Nancy Ryan)

Cora Lee
daughter of C. and Alice Marquess
August 21, 1889-July 13, 1897
Gordon E.
son of C.N. and Alice Marquess
July 7, 1891-April 13, 1910
Photo of the Cyrus Napoleon Marquess Family

Gracy Irene
daughter of J.F. and Gracy Marquess
June 22, 1907-July 9, 1907
( daughter of John Frank Marquess & Ella Grace Keeney )


Andrea's Notes

I would like to say a few words about the people buried here.They are all part of my family.
I feel such gratitude to the people who are finding and cleaning these cemeteries,
I canít express my thanks enough.
Martha Ann Slaughter and Robert Jeffery Keeney were my g g grandparents
Martha Ann Slaughter was the daughter of James W. Slaughter and Lucy Ann Brooks.
James was the son of Presley Slaughter a founder of Trigg County KY.

Robert Jeffery was the son of James McFarland Keeney and Elizabeth R Murphy, he was the grandson of Thomas Jefferson Keeney and Martha (Patsy) McFarland who are buried at Keeney cemetery in Caldwell Co.

Martha married the first time to Benjamin Patton Mitchell, 18 Sep 1862, in Caldwell Co.
Two of her children by this marriage are buried here, Alice Mitchell Marquess and James D. Mitchell.

Martha Married Robert Jeffery Keeney, 04 Oct 1871 in Caldwell Co. she was a widow with four children.
She had four children with Jeff Keeney and he died sometime before 1890.

Martha has three grand children buried here, Gracy Irene Marquess daughter of Ella Grace Keeney Marquess, and John Frank Marquess, Ella Grace was Marthaís daughter.

Cora Lee Marquess and Gordon Elmo Marquess children of Alice Mitchell and Cyrus Napoleon Marquess. Cyrusís father Jacob Holland Marquess came to Kentucky from Sumner Co. TN. around 1848, with his parents William Kidd Marquess and Charlotte Armstrong.

Jacob was the brother of my g g grandfather James Porter Marquess; they married sisters
Malina Ann and Nancy Ryan also from Sumner Co.

I hope to get back to Princeton in the near future, it will be nice to go and put flowers on the graves.

Thank You All
Andrea Dekens Cowser

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