A Trip Through Independence Cemetery in Kenton County

In September of 2015 we visited the city cemetery of Independence in the county of Kenton.  This wasn’t a huge cemetery, but an interesting one.  Clouds were beginning to build, as you can tell from the photos, and we barely had time to take some photos before the heavens opened up.  Let me share a few with you today.

dsc00125It seems flowers continue to be put into the hand of this statue – you can just peek the red, white and blue.

img_2755Sarah, wife of Holand Osborn, born January 27, 1789, died, July 15, 1871.

img_2760Curchwill G. Osborn, born August 15, 1804, died February 6, 1875, aged 70 years, 5 months, 21 days.

Do you think this man’s name was badly misspelled?

img_2774Aquilla Wilson, died January 12, 1842, aged 53 years.  (Born 1789).

img_2775Mary, wife of Aquilla Wilson, born May 16, 1797, died August 24, 1875.

img_2779A very beautifully decorated stone.

img_2780Hattie, wife of Allen Reed, June, 4, 1874 – April 30, 1900.

img_2783Thomas Ervin, born February 29, 1829, died April 22, 1900. 

img_2791Tom L. Harris, 1848-?  Laura T., wife of Tom L. Harris, 1852-1892.

img_2812Philadelphia Oxley, born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, June 24, 1795, died in Independence, Kentucky, December 16, 1878, aged 83 years, 5 months and 22 days. 

This is perhaps my favorite stone in the cemetery, and if you would like to read more about this remarkable woman, just click on the above photo.

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