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Gravestones in Ghent Cemetery – Carroll County

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.

Henry M. and Susan Wise Buried in Ghent Cemetery – Carroll County

Henry M. and Susan Wise.  Ghent Cemetery, Carroll County, Kentucky

Henry Maurice Wise and Susan Roberts were married in Carroll County, September 11, 1851, by the Reverend C. B. Tharp of the Christian Church.  Their marriage bond was procured the day before.  Benjamin Roberts, father of the bride, gave his consent and was also bondsman.  Henry was the son of Henry Wise and Sarah Bargo.

In the 1860 census of Carroll County, Henry, a merchant, and Susan had three children – Emma, 7; Charles A., 3; and Frances H., 7/12.  Frances is not in the 1870 census leading us to believe she died before that date.  Bertie, 10; Willie, 7; Ella, 6, and twins Carrie and Susan, 8/12 are the newest members of the family.  In 1880, Carrie has died, and Joseph is 6.  Henry became a farmer in 1870 and continued through 1880, although in that census he is listed as a cripple – was this because of an accident or illness?

Henry Maurice Wise passes away September 5, 1884, at the age of 59.

Henry M. Wise, born March 12, 1825, died September 5, 1884.

Susan lives another 25 years.

Susan Wise, born December 14, 1835, died July 15, 1909.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Friday, July 16, 1909.

Emma Wise, the oldest child, never married.  She is buried beside her parents.

Emma Wise, born June 5, 1852, died September 6, 1886.

Sue Wise, daughter of Henry and Susan, also remained single.  The papers give snippets of times she entertained, when she visited relatives, or took trips with friends.  In 1905 from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, ‘Miss Susan Wise entertained a hundred ladies Wednesday evening complimentary to Mrs. John Davis, of St. Louis.’  This was in the Carrollton section.

Her death certificate says she was an organist.  I believe she must have been quite good to have been listed as her occupation.

Select Gravestones From The Ghent Cemetery

Ghent Cemetery in Carroll County was another on our fall visit of last year.  A medium-sized cemetery with some beautiful stones!


S. G. Scott, born May 13, 1800, died August 26, 1867.  Ghent Cemetery, Carroll County, Kentucky.


Harriett L., wife of S. G. Scott, born November 14, 1803, died September 7, 1884, aged 80 years, 9 months, 22 days.


William McClure, May 18, 1821 – May 23, 1878.  Xantippe McClure, July 7, 1825 – December 23, 1902.  John McClure, June 16, 1847 – October 25, 1870.  Mary E. McClure, January 16, 1861 – February 2, 1918.


Angeline, wife of Andrew Bradley, born October 18, 1803, died September 18, 1880.  Abner Boone Bradley, May 3, 1828 – April 22, 1914.


Ruth Rice, 1820-1913.  Alvin Rice died December 12, 1885, aged 63 years, 8 months and 3 days.


John Montgomery, died November 19, 1883, aged 32 years, 10 months and 13 days.


Samuel Howard, born December 2, 1798, died April 7, 1876.  Louisa Howard, born October 8, 1809, died September 6, 1878.  Rebecca Howard, born September 18, 1831, died January 21, 1893.


L. C. Craig, died October 22, 1883, aged 76 years, 5 months, 21 days.  Virginia J. Craig, died June 15, 1893, aged 76 years and 2 months.

Jacob Diuguid Family of Carroll County

IMG_4415Jacob Duiguid, born January 5, 1812, died February 5, 1891.  Ghent Cemetery, Carroll County, Kentucky.

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

Carroll County, Kentucky

Jacob Diuguid, of Carroll County, Kentucky, was born in Virginia, in 1805, and is the youngest and only living child of a family of ten children. His father, George Diuguid, was a native of Virginia, of Scotch descent, and was a farmer. Jacob came to Kentucky in 1837, and is now farming. He was educated in the common schools. He has been married four times; first, in 1837, to Caroline Paterson, of Virginia, who died in 1847, leaving one child, James; second, in 1848, to Louise Jett, who also died, leaving five children: George H., Hiram, Mary, Virginia and Louise F. The third marriage was in 1862 to Joyce Warfield, of Christian County, who also died; and the last marriage took place in 1874 to Agnes Sneed, of Kenton County. Mr. Diuguid’s farm consists of 225 acres, and is well cultivated.

IMG_4422Judith J. Diuguid, born July 2, 1802, died June 25, 1873

I believe Judith to be the sister of Jacob.  In the 1870 census of Carroll County Jacob is listed as 58, farmer, born in Virginia, along with Joyce, 60, born in Virginia; son Hiram, 18; daughters Mary, 15 and Virginia, 13.  Judith Diuguid, 68, born in Virginia, is also listed.  She couldn’t be a wife, since Joyce is listed, and is not old enough to be Jacob’s mother.  Perhaps she came to Kentucky when Jacob’s first or second wife died, to help him with the children.  The children listed are from the second wife, Louise Jett.  Son George died in 1864.  Son James, 29, is living with his wife Kate, 23, and infant son William, 1.

IMG_4424George W., son of J. and L. Duiguid, died April 28, 1864, aged 13 years, 11 months and 20 days.

IMG_4420Joyce P., (third) wife of Jacob Diuguid, born December 11, 1809, died December 24, 1876

A plaque to the memory of the Diuguid and Slack families was placed in Ghent Cemetery, along with seven graves that were relocated from the Duiguid farm when the property was purchased by Kentucky Utilities.  The graves of Jacob, wife Joyce, son George and sister Judith are now in Ghent Cemetery, along with Alice Slack and two unidentified infants.

IMG_4431These seven graves were located on Kentucky Utilities (KU) property on land owned by Jacob Diuguid, who operated a large farm east of Ghent. The cemetery included four graves from the Diuguid family and three additional interments, Alice Slack and two unidentified children. Records suggest Alice Slack was not a member of the Duiguid family and the two identified children may have belonged to the previous landowners, although no historical data could be found. The cemetery relocation was commissioned by KU and performed by Gai Consultants, Inc., in 2010, as a part of the Ghent generating station landfill project. Four headstones from the Duiguid family and the headstone of Alice Slack were recovered and restored. This monument is dedicated to the Duiguid and Slack families and other farming pioneers in Carroll County.

IMG_4427Alice, daughter of J. S. & L. S. Slack, born July 9, 1867, died May 1, 1889.  ‘A fair young flower has passed away.  The blossom of her home Has despaired by death’s mighty power.  And garnered in the tomb, Not lost but gone before us ere we shall meet to part no more.’

IMG_4429 IMG_4430Such lovely remembrances for little ones who were forgotten for so long!

Ghent Cemetery – Carroll County

IMG_4392Ghent Cemetery

Ghent is a small town in northeastern Carroll County, Kentucky, located on the Ohio River.  The city was formed in 1814, the year the War of 1812 ended, and was named for Ghent, Belgium, where the treaty ending the war was signed.  Many Kentuckians fought in that war and I’m sure all were glad when it ended.  The population of Ghent was 323 in 2010, very similar to the 366 population in 1860.   The following are photos taken from our recent trip.

IMG_4400Susan Wise, born December 14, 1835, died July 5, 1909.  Henry M. Wise, born March 12, 1825, died September 5, 1884.

IMG_4404Emma Wise, born June 5, 1852, died September 6, 1886

IMG_4453George Robinson, born July 28, 1853, died May 9, 1894


A. C. Craig, died October 22, 1883, aged 76 y, 5 m, 21 d


Virginia J. Craig, died June 15, 1893, aged 76 y, 2 m


Jennie V. Beard, born July 12, 1857, died August 20, 1902