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024    COVINGTON, JOSEPH FAMILY

      Location - on the old farm now at 215 Holland Rd, Leaksville (Eden).

      Coordinates: 36d 29m 31.5s N; 79d 49m 15.3s W Click here for Google maps

      Directions: from Eden take Price Rd (SR-1535) westward to Wimbish Rd on your left; turn south on Wimbish Rd an go short distance to Holland Rd; turn right onto Holland Rd and go about 800 feet to the old farm house on your right.

      Jerry Tate Dryden, a descendant of Joseph Covington, indicates there are several burials at the farm, but they are in two different places. One burial is next to the farm house (Elizabeth "Betsy" Covington) and the others are located across the road from the old farm house. Rufus Ward Hunley, the Great Grandson of Joseph Covington, carved many of the grave markers using local stones to mark the graves

      Joseph Covington's first wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" (maiden name unknown) died in 1830. Joseph buried her next to the farm house. A stone marks her grave next to the farm house. Joseph then married Elizabeth R. Hudnall, Richard Hudnall's daughter.

      Cemetery and graves infromation provided by Tom Oatney in October 2014. Photos by Jerry Tate Dryden.


  1. Covington, Elizabeth "Betsy"   (b. Abt 1782 - d. 11 May 1830)
      • 1st wife of Joseph Covington. (buried beside the farm house)
  2. Covington, Joseph   (b. Abt 1781 - d. 26 May 1863)
      • Husband of 1) Elizabeth Covington and 2) Elizabeth R. Hudnall Covington, married 1833. (Elizabeth R. Hudnall Covington is buried at a Covington cemetery in Danville, Montgomery Co. MO)/ Backside of marker The name on the stone (in this picture) is that of a person that is actually buried in another cemetery. A different unrelated family had this marker inscribed for a different person (maybe there was an error on this stone) and Rufus probably got it (maybe free) and carved Joseph's name and info on the back side of it, then turned it around and put it at the head of Joseph's grave.
  3. Hudnall, Richard   (b. 22 Mar 1775 - d. 13 Dec 1863)
      • Father of Elizabeth R. Hudnall Covington.
  4. Hudnall, Samuel   (b. 24 Jan 1830 - d. 10 May 1862)
      • Son of Richard Hudnall.


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