I have for you today selected stones from St. Rose Church Cemetery. St. Rose is located slightly southwest of Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky. St. Rose is where my mother was baptized, made her First Holy Communion and married twice. Many of our ancestors are buried there. It’s a beautiful church!
Benedict E. Montgomery, Born October 16, 1792, in Charles County, Maryland, died October 22, 1872, Washington County, Kentucky. Benedict, the son of Charles Montgomery and Mary Ann Elder, was part of the Catholic contingent that came from Maryland to Kentucky about 1800 – a few before that date, a few afterwards. He married Bianna Wight, also a Marylander, September 2, 1817, in Washington County. They had a large family – 14 children!
Bianna, wife of Benedict E. Montgomery, born March 14, 1795, died September 14, 1885. She was the daughter of William Wight and Rebecca Blandford.
Priscilla F., wife of Charles C. McGill, born June 15, 1858, died August 16, 1891.
Louise Settles, wife of Arthur A. Mudd, September 21, 1884 – August 13, 1919.
Mary M., wife of Patrick Lyddane, March 18, 1820 – November 5, 1889.
Thomas H. Hamilton, born March 10, 1790, died August we, 1861. Eliza, wife of Thomas H. Hamilton, born January 5, 1794, died March 27, 1843.