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A Visit to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Scott County

Saturday Ritchey and I visited the beautiful St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Scott County, Kentucky.  It was an absolutely beautiful day, as you can see from the photos – deep blue skies, white fluffy clouds and lots of sunshine, but a moderate temperature of about 80 degrees.

The present church was built in 1820 at a cost of $3,600.  Doesn’t that sound amazing in today’s world?  This is the oldest parish in the Covington Diocese, and was a pioneer mission for East Kentucky.  The parish, second oldest in the state, was formed by Maryland settlers who arrived in 1786; the first church was built about 1794.

The cemetery is across the road from the church – small, but very beautiful.  Trees and several benches give visitors the chance to sit and enjoy the cool breeze while contemplating all those who have gone before.

I was amazed at how old the stones are – there are several Revolutionary War soldiers buried here.  I share with you today seven gravestones representing some of the oldest people buried in this cemetery.

Sacred to the memory of Bennett Greenwell, born December 7, 1761, died July 12, 1838, aged 77 years.  Revolutionary War soldier.

Sacred to the memory of Allouisa Gough Greenwell, consort of Bennett Greenwell, born November 28, 1784, died May 8, 1842, aged 58 years.

In memory of Mrs. Matilda Combs, consort of James Combs, born 28th January 1788, and departed this life 8th February 1839, aged 51 years and 11 days.

James Combs, born August 7, 1772, died April 13, 1852.

Sacred to the memory of John B. Gough, who was born February 29th, 1767, and departed this life February 19th, 1839, aged 72 years.

Sacred in memory of James Twyman, born June 17, 1761, died February 22, 1834, aged 73 years.  Revolutionary War soldier, orderly, sergeant, guard and Indian spy, Virginia.

Elizabeth Jenkins, born June 25, 1785, died November 9, 1862, aged 77 years.

Justus J. Hall Biography

from Kentucky – A History of the State by Perrin, 1887

Henry County, Kentucky

Justus J. Hall, a prominent farmer of Henry County, was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, January 18, 1813, a son of Joshua H. and Mary (Beasman) Hall.  His father, a native of Maryland, came to Kentucky in 1796, and settled in Bourbon County; he was a son of James and Sarah (Burk) Hall, of Maryland, who came to Kentucky in 1800, and settled in Bourbon County, where he lived.  Our subject was educated at the county schools and at the seminary, Paris, Kentucky, where he graduated.  He learned the carpenter’s trade, which he followed for two years, and then for twelve years was engaged in trading horses, sheep and cattle.  November 16, 1852, he married Elizabeth Jenkins, of Clark County, daughter of Alfred and Mary (Wilson) Jenkins, natives of Fayette County.  One child was born to this union, Florence, now Mrs. Price, of Henry County.  Mr. Hall operated a saw mill in Jackson Mississippi, for four years, but his wife dying in 1855, he moved to Scott County, Kentucky, where he farmed and traded in cattle for ten years.  September 6, 1857, he married Mrs. Nancy Kenney, daughter of Nicholas and Aria (Kennedy) Talbot, of Virginia, and whose grandfather, John Kennedy, at one time owned 4,000 acres of land in Kentucky; he was killed during the Revolutionary War.  In 1867 Mr. Hall moved to Eminence, where he resided four years, moving thence to within one mile and a half of Eminence, where he now resides engaged in farming.  He owns 100 acres of well-improved land, and is a member of the Baptist Church at Eminence.  In politics he is a Democrat.