Wingate – Frankfort Cemetery


This beautiful stone is located in Frankfort Cemetery in Franklin County, Kentucky.  It is most unusual and definitely caught my eye.


Henry Wingate – October 5, 1795 – October 4, 1862

Penelope Hart Anderson, wife of H. Wingate – November 27, 1799 – February 4, 1890

Henry Wingate, born October 5, 1795, and Penelope Hart Anderson, born November 27, 1799, married in Franklin County, Kentucky, July 3, 1819.  Penelope was the daughter of Reuben Anderson and Sarah Runyon.  Henry and Penelope had at least eight children – Henry, Jr., Susan Mary, Lucien, Reuben A., Robert J., Maria L., Ellen and Sarah H.  In the 1850 Franklin County Census, along with Henry, whose occupation is bank clerk, and Penelope, are Robert J. Wingate, 20; Ellen Wingate, 10; Sarah McKee, 24; Lucian McKee, 3; Jane McKee, 1; Louis Applegate, 47; and Charles Applegate, 9.  Perhaps Sarah is a married daughter, which would make Lucian and Jane grandchildren.  I’m not sure who the Applegates would be.  Unfortunately the 1850 census does not give relationship to the head of household!

In 1860 Henry is still listed as a clerk, with wife Penelope, daughter Ellen, 17; and Sarah H. McKee, 32 and Jane D. McKee, 12, in the household.

IMG_8935 The following children are listed on one side of the stone:

  • Henry Wingate, Jr., May 6, 1833 – February 22, 1835
  • Susan Mary Wingate, August 18, 1827 – April 30, 1842
  • Lucien Wingate, October 21, 1820 – January 4, 1843
  • Reuben A. Wingate, November 23, 1823 – January 28, 1863
  • Robert J. Wingate, December 18, 1829 – August 28, 1893
  • Maria L. Wingate, May 18, 1822 – June 2, 1906
  • Ellen Wingate, June 23, 1839 – April 13, 1908
  • Sarah H. Wingate, November 6, 1825 – May 2, 1908

The first three children listed died at an early age.  Reuben died in 1863 – could he have been in the Civil War?  So many questions!  Does anyone have more information on this family?

5 replies »

    • Tom
      I would like to talk to you about how Henry is related to John Wingate of Mercer County. He was listed on will documents and Revolutionary War Vet burial statements. I am looking at John to find his parents and origination. I think they are related and would like your info. Brett

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