Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Listing

Today I share with you another database – this one of Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery, located in Marion County, Kentucky.  Holy Cross, known as the birthplace of Catholicism in Kentucky, was established in 1785 when a group of Maryland Catholic families moved to Kentucky.  It was the first catholic church west of the Alleghenies.  The present church was built in 1823.

Sacred to the memory of James Ballard who departed this life May the 10th 1816, in the 58 year of his age.  R.I.P.

James Ballard’s stone is the oldest in the cemetery.

The database is an Excel spreadsheet of 1,098 names.  The alphabetical listing includes birth and death dates and additional information if known.  There is also a corresponding photo number.  This does nothing when clicked since the almost 1,000 photos are not on my blog.

View from back of church.

If you need a few photos, send me an email with the numbers and I will attach the photos and send in a return email.  We will see how easy this works – depends on how many of you need photos!  And please remember, I am Kentucky Kindred Genealogy!  Just one person!

Francis Cooper, born June 11, 1781, died October 10, 1852.

As I said with the first database, this is a work in progress.  Let me know what you think.  If you look at the red header at the top of the blog, you see different categories.  If you click on marriage records only marriage records will pop up – same with wills or old photos.  Under the database category will be all databases that I add to the blog.  At this time there are the two posts about the 100 Years of Washington County Marriages and Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Listing.  More to come.


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    • How right you are! Have been through the spreadsheet and checked all names with photos of the stones, saved and the correct copy is now uploaded to the website. More were Blanford’s than Blandford’s! My great-aunt, Nell Carrico, married a Blandford – with the ‘d’.

  1. Thank you so very much. My paternal grandparents are buried to left of the gateway .(Thomas Carey Newton and wife Margaret Alice Murphy).My father told me Grandmother was buried under the sidewalk at that time no sidewalk was there. My father William Tyler Newton and son Jude Newton Mattingly also there. My maternal grandparents but can,t locate grave sites.

  2. Phyllis – thank you for all of this valuable information and all the effort you put into this website and blog. I enjoy your daily emails. You sure do make it look like you’re having fun. I find it inspiring!

  3. I found this website today and am enjoying it – and kudos to you for doing this alone …. hours and hours of work. I just wanted to let you know that it’s appreciated. I am descended from Basil Hayden Sr, his son, Jr, his daughter Mary Jane … and down the line. Basil Sr was one of my 64 ggggg-grandfathers. Thanks to Sister Mary Louise Donnelly this is a well documented family but there’s always something new to learn … like Henrietta’s son ….

    I do want to ask about the photo you have of a Hill Cemetery. Where is this located and is it possibly that of my Hill ancestors (since Mary Jane Hayden married Richard Hamilton Hill)?

    Thanks so for your work and entertaining website.

    Pat Wiggins

    • The Hill Cemetery on my blog is in Garrard County, Kentucky, a small, family cemetery far back on a piece of property. I’m sure you speak of the Catholic Hill family of Washington, Marion and perhaps Nelson counties. My maiden name is Hill and the members were Baptists. My mother was Catholic. She was a Carrico from Washington County.

      • My ancestors were the Catholic Hill, Hayden, and Hamilton families of Nelson/Washington/Marion counties. My ggg-grandfather was Richard Hamilton Hill, his wife Mary Jane Hayden. They went from Kentucky to Missouri, to Texas where my great-grandparents met and married and raised a family. My Hill great-grandfather was Catholic, but he married the daughter of a Baptist preacher (originally from Nashville, TN). When he left the family, she continued to raise the children as Baptists.

        There are so many names associated with the people who moved together in [three] waves from Maryland; I see names like Carrico and go “hmmm …. think we are distantly related!”

        Thank you for your reply and thank you for this website!

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