Photos of a few stones in the Ghent Cemetery, in the city by the same name. The early settlers named it for Ghent in the Netherlands, now Belgium. It is a beautiful small town located on the Ohio River in Carroll County. Ritchey and I visited the area in October of 2015.
Nannie B. Satchwell, wife of J. Saalmiller, born September 4, 1864, died February 17, 1892.
Miriam B. Gex, wife of D. P. Craig, born March 29, 1854, died January 22, 1880, aged 25 years, 9 months, 23 days.
James B. Tandy, born April 10, 1812, died January 15, 1895. Wife, Harriet Ann, daughter of U. P. and J. Schenck, born October 16, 1831, died August 4, 1864. John J. Tandy, born June 13, 1858, died December 21, 1874.
Julius B., son of Edward D. and Emeline Bledsoe, died July 9, 1859, aged 16 years, 7 months, 19 days. ‘Parents, sister, brothers, Weep not for me it’s all in vain, Weep for yourself from then refrain. Life is . . .’
Virgil S., son of Edward D. and Emeline Bledsoe, died November 11, 1877, aged 37 years, 11 months and 2 days.
Juliet, wife of J. H. Ellis, died August 13, 1876, aged 65 years, 5 months and 2 days.
Berryman, son of J. H. & Juliet Ellis, died February 3, 1878, aged 38 years, 2 months and 1 day.
Sallie, wife of George H. Montgomery, daughter of J. B. & A. W. Orr, born October 16, 1858, died April 10, 1882.
This is awesome!
My husband surveyed the Ghent Masonic cemetery in 2013 for his Archaeology course for his undergraduate at Northern Ky University. We took pictures and examined every stone in the entire cemetery, took us two days.
I am originally from Ghent, Ky. My father, grandfather, and two uncles are buried there.
Living in that area until the age of 26, I always took pride in visiting the cemetery.
The condition of the graves and ground keeping have deminished greatly in the last 5 years, saddens me greatly!
Graves deteriorate so quickly. Photos I took seven years ago compared to the same stones photographed again in 2018 show a remarked difference.
I agree, the stones do change over the years. We maintain our families stones or they would also. I am sure not all graves have family members who still do that.
My issue with the Ghent Masonic cemetery is how it remains to be maintained in the proper was, as far as the grounds, and everyone I have talked to about it just keeps passing the buck off onto someone else.
When I was a child and up until I moved from Ghent, Ky 16 years ago, the cemetery was well taken care of.
Now, not so much. Just very sad.
Is this the Oddfellows cemetery that one of my ancestors started for African Americans? Is it located behind the mayor’s house?
I believe part of it is! It says this cemetery is a combination of Scott Cemetery, Ghent Masonic Cemetery and Ghent I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Andrew Day help start the I.O.O.F cemetery. Does anyone have any information on the Day family from Ghent?