My name is David Shannon and I am from Lexington, Kentucky.  I am sharing pictures I have taken at the Antioch Church Cemetery in Franklin County Kentucky.  This cemetery is located on Harvieland Road off of Highway 421 just outside of Frankfort.  My Great-Grandfather was Charles Christopher Shannon.  He was born January 21, 1868.  He was married to Lucy Preston Shannon.  (Lucy is buried in Lexington, KY at the Hillcrest Memorial Park).  He was buried in this cemetery May 12, 1928 after his death on May 10, 1928.    However, he was buried in an unmarked grave and his grave site is not exactly known.  I have struggled to find more information on "Charlie".  His death certificate indicates that he was born in Pennsylvania, but other records such as U.S. Census indicate that he was born in Indiana.  If you have information that may be helpful, please let me know.  I give permission to use and copy any of the information you may find helpful on this page. There may be mistakes!!  Please help me correct any that you find.

My purpose is 2-fold.  I hope if you are searching and find this site it is helpful to you...  And if you can provide more information of my family history, please contact me. 

                                   David Shannon                                                  e-mail for David Shannon

I am also working on several other cemetery sites:
the Conrad Cemetery in Grant Co., Kentucky,
the Lemmon Cemetery in Harrison Co.,  Kentucky,
the Old Union Christian Church Cemetery in Fayette Co., Kentucky,
and the Henderson Cemetery and the Wagers-Brinegar Cemetery in Estill, Co., Kentucky.
If you are interested you can follow this link.

My Cemetery Research

If you are interested in Graveyards and Burying Grounds
in Franklin Co., Kentucky you may contact

Franklin Co. Graveyards and Burying Grounds 



This cemetery is located on the grounds on the Antioch Church on Harvieland Road.








Margaret Harrod, wife of Joseph Harrod - Born June 9, 1839 & Died June 13, 1896



Jesse W. Smith - Born

C. M (Charles) Semones - Born February 18, 1833 & Died November 4, 1933 "Dear old dad"
Margaret W. Semones, wife of C. M. Semones - Born February 23, 1835 & Died February 12, 1912



Henry Ford - Born August 25, 1921 & Died September 24, 1964
Edward King 1813 - 1882 and Adaline King (his wife) 1822 - 1900


Above:  Field stones - Unmarked grave stones.



Another picture of C. M. Semones marker (see above)


William Graves


Above and below:  Robertie Harrod, wife of R. E. Harrod - Bornm June 10, 1878 & Died April 27, 1898


 Private Robert H. Chism - Born February 23, 1841 & Died March 22, 1916


Mary Ann Rearden Wife of Hiram Rearden - Died December 18, 1890
Newton T. Harrod - Born April 10, 1868 & Died -


Martha Penn, wife of H. Penn - Born November 4, 1842 & Died April 17, 1892 - "Aged about 50 years"


William D. Graves, son of W. O. & S. Graves - Born November 3, 1878 & Died May 14, 1898


Adam Huss - Born August 17, 1838 & Died May 2, 1892


I hope this is a reflection of the sunshine.....




Above and below:  My father, Coleman Shannon of Lexington, as we survey the Antioch Cemetery.  Coleman was 7 years old when he attended the burial of his Grandfather, Charles Christopher Shannon.  Charles is buried at Antioch Cemetery, but his grave is not marked or known.







(?) Wife of William Lewis - Born October 17, 1820 & Died December 8, 1891

William Penn - Born July 28, 1828 & Died September 16, 1892

Damaged grave stones


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