Hopkins County, KY, Compton family cemetary in Nebo area

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I've done research on my ancestry off and on for about 20 years.  After
> conversations with a distant cousin, started looking at various genealogical
> web sites to see if I can confirm some of my prior findings.
>
> A year or so ago, I located the burial site of my GGG-Grandfather, Thomas A.
> Compton is a family cemetary on a farm in the Nebo area of Hopkins County,
> KY. I'm trying to find the web site where the names of persons buried in
> this Compton Cemetery are listed, but I've been unsuccessful.  I can find
> the location of the cemetery, but not a list of persons interred therein.  I
> seem to recall locating that information previously, but can't seem to find
> it again.
>
> Do you have any suggestions for places to search for this information?
>
> Thanks,
> James Compton
>
in Genealogy Help by James Compton G2G Rookie (250 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Best answer
Hello James,

my father was Randolph Compton and was the last Compton family member to own the farm with the cemetery in Nebo.  He and my Aunt Anita sold it years ago.  I used to visit the farm in the 1960’ as a young boy.  At that time, my dad would always clean up the cemetery.

Not sure if I can answer any questions for you but I’d be happy to try. I actually have old property records for the farm that may help.

Best wishes,

Ron Compton

rcompton200@gmail.com
by anonymous G2G Crew (560 points)
selected by Eric Weddington
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Welcome to G2G forum James,

Based on the information you're providing, perhaps this is the cemetery you're looking for:

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/73497/compton-cemetery

There are 5 Memorials listed, 3 of them are Comptons.

If there's additional information you coud provide (Time frame, fam. tree, etc.), it would help to have a better aproach.
by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (746k points)
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In the various Weddington surnames, I remembered there are two Compton women who married into Weddington, and both born in Kentucky:

If you look at Kate's ancestors, you can trace up to her paternal great-grandfather Thomas Compton (1788-1855) who was born in South Carolina and died in Pike County, Kentucky. 

Perhaps your family is related to this Compton lineage?

 

by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (325k points)

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