Thomas, Yes I am aware of the fact that births and death before 1911 are not registered with the state of Kentucky.
Even so Alonzo Shoptaw and his wife are buried somewhere in Bullitt County Kentucky, and even if the state does not have a record of it, these people did not fall off the face of the earth.
As I know the did appear in the 1880 census of Bullitt County. But are not listed on any other census after that. Alonzo Shoptaw was 43 at the time of the 1880 census, and since he is not on the census for 1900 or his wife I assume they died in that time frame.
However there must be someone out there that might have this information. Alonzo and Rebecca were my 3rd Great Grandparents. And this question of when they died and where buried has nagged at me for 20 years.