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Bequest In Will Becomes Ryder’s Cemetery In Lebanon

This old will has a gem of a piece of information.  In it Augustus Ryder gives money to buy land for a cemetery and its upkeep.  But it is also the first will written in the new Will Book 1 after the Marion County Courthouse burned when General John Hunt Morgan came to town July 5, 1863.  The original will was included in those books that became ashes on that date.  In many counties that suffered the loss of a courthouse it was very common for copies of wills, and other records, to be brought in and added to the new books to have those records on file.

On my first reading I thought perhaps Augustus Ryder was a soldier of the Civil War, who intended to take care of his sister Julia (she is the only family member named in the will) and use the rest of his estate for the betterment of the community – a new cemetery.  Augustus Ryder was civic minded, but I don’t believe he served during the war.  He was a German immigrant, born in 1812.  I can’t say when he came to this country, but in the 1850 census he is living in Marion County with John and Sally Yowell, aged 40, born in Germany and listed as a merchant.  John Yowell was a bookkeeper, aged 53, his wife, 57.  In 1860 Augustus is 47, a bookkeeper, living with Michael S. Ray.

My great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth Crow Coulter Alford is buried in Ryder’s Cemetery.   The cemetery is located on a hill on Highway 68, Main Street, in Lebanon, halfway between Sulphur Spring Road and Woodlawn Avenue.

 

Will Book 1, Page 1, Marion County, Kentucky

I, Augustus Ryder, of Marion County, Kentucky, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.

1st.  It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

2nd. I will and bequeath to my sister Julia Ryder three thousand dollars and also my gold watch.

3rd. I will all the balance of my estate to be laid out in the purchase, enforcement and ornament of suitable cemetery grounds in the vicinity of Lebanon, for a funeral place for all denominations, Catholic and Protestant.

4th.  I appoint John Shuck and Thomas C. Woods, Executors, of this my last will and testament, this 30th day of November 1862.

  1. Ryder

Attest. James M. Fogle, N. J. Ray

The above is the substance and as near the form as I can remember of A. Ryder’s will drawn by me.

John Shuck

State of Kentucky, County of Marion

I, James M. Fuller, Clerk of Marion County Court, certify that the above and personal substances of the will of A. Ryder, deceased, was on August 10, 1863, presented to Marion County Court and proven by the oath of James M. Fogle, and N. S. Ray, subscribing witnesses thereto, to be the substance of the original will of Augustus Ryder, deceased, which was received in the County Clerk’s office and burned on July 5, 1863, which fact also attested by the oath of John Shuck.

Thereupon it is ordered that said substance of will marked in order form A is received as the last will and testament of Augustus Ryder, deceased.

Whereupon the same and this certificate are truly received in my office this August 31st, 1863.

James M. Fuller, Clerk

Marion County Kentucky 1850 Census

1850 Marion County Kentucky Census

1 – Fogle, James M.    29    M    Lawyer

  • Mary S.    25    F
  • John D.    2    M
  • Clinton    8/12    M

2 – Tharp, Andrew    52    M    Farmer

  • Elizabeth    31    F
  • Margaret    83    F    VA
  • John Shuck    6    M
  • William J    3    M
  • Mary E.    1    F
  • Margaret    5    F

3 – Rountree, R. H.    37    M    Lawyer & Clerk

  • Sally Ann    34    F
  • Thompson, Elizabeth    29    F
  • Gartin, Walter    22    M    Deputy Clerk
  • Rountree, Charles    2    M
  • Rountree, John    2/12    M

4 – Taylor, Henley    61    M    Farmer    VA

  • Artimesia    61    F
  • John    21    M
  • Leonard    19    M

5 – Knott, William B.    33    Clerk   

  • Elizabeth    32    F
  • Selby D.    10    M
  • George T.    5    M
  • Elizabeth    1    F
  • Peters, R. S.    21    M    Deputy Clerk

6 – Ray, N. S.    27    M    Lawyer

  • M. A. C.    21    F    Married within the year

7.  Spalding, B    66    M    Farmer    MD

  • Elizabeth    36    KY
  • Graham, John    60    M
  • Grahma, Martha    40    F
  • McElroy, Adaline    15    F
  • McElroy, Whitfield    4    M

8 – Bledsoe, Wilson    30    M    Tailor    VA

  • Mary    29    F
  • George    20    M    Cigar Maker
  • Harriett    11    F
  • Robert    9    M

9 – Dillingham, Richard    28    M    Farmer

  • Elizabeth    28    F
  • Walker, Susan    6    F
  • Walker, George    3    M
  • Brown, Thomas    24    M

10 – Wheatley, Susan Ann    85    F

  • Stephen    40    M
  • Dominic    35    M
  • Martha    22    F
  • James P.    26    M
  • A. C.    23    M
  • George    1    M

11 – Landers, Joseph    77    M    Farmer    VA

  • Isabella    68    F    IA
  • Sexton, Betsy    40    F
  • Landers, Jefferson    17    M

12 – Nally, Edward    48    M    Farmer    VA

  • Nancy    50    F
  • Martha    22    F
  • William    23    M
  • Susan    20    F
  • Laura    16    F
  • Richard    18    M
  • Edward    15    M
  • Nancy E.    11    F
  • George    10    M
  • Mary    7    F

13 – Short, Joseph    34    M    Farmer

  • Mary Jane    30    F
  • John P.    12    M
  • Robert S.    10    M
  • Polly E    6    F
  • Elizabeth    4    F
  • James C    1    M
  • Martha    3    F
  • Wade, Silas    18    M

14 – Below, William    52    M    Farmer

  • Susan    51    F
  • Martina    23    F
  • John    16    M
  • James    14    M
  • Marion    12    M
  • William    8    M
  • William E.    19    M
  • Mary A.    19    F    Married with the year

15 – Thompson, Abraham    28    M    Farmer

  • Sarah    27    F
  • Nancy E.    8    F
  • Malinda J.    3    F
  • Cooper, Henrietta    55    F

16 – Moore, James    49    M    Farmer

  • Elizabeth    40    F
  • Selena J.    18    F
  • Margaret E.    20    F
  • Mariam    16    F
  • G. W.    14    M
  • John    12    M
  • Alexander    10    M
  • Eliza Ann    5    F
  • Richard J.    3    M

17 – Sapp, Quinton    32    M    Farmer

  • Mary    32    F
  • Jasper    10    M
  • Louisa    7    F
  • A. M.    5    F
  • Jane    2    F

18 – Cooper, William    29    M

  • Mary    29    F    MO
  • John    5    M    MO
  • Sarah    4    F
  • William H.    10/12    M

19 – Railey, Stephen    26    M    Farmer

  • Margaret    23    F
  • Mary L.    3    F
  • John H.    2    M
  • Calhoon, John    17    M

20 – Hayden, William S.    46    M    Farmer

  • Eliza    43    F
  • Rosanna    17    F
  • James P.    13    M
  • William    11    M
  • Catherine    9    F
  • Nicholas    7    M
  • Julia Ann    3    F

21 – Wilson, Micajah    53    M    Farmer

  • Eliza    42    F
  • John A.    20    M
  • Thomas W.    18    M
  • Anne E.    16    F
  • Susan M.    15    F
  • William M.    14    M
  • B. D.    12    M
  • G. F.    10    M
  • S. C.    8    M
  • Robert Taylor    6    M
  • E. B.    2    F
  • Charles A.    4    M

22 – Anderson, James    44    M    Farmer

  • Jane    47    F
  • John    19    M
  • Martha    17    F
  • Joseph    13    M
  • Artemisa    13    F
  • Abraham    11    M
  • Nancy    9    F
  • William    8    M
  • Quinton    6    M
  • Nathan    5    M
  • Milton    4    M
  • James    2    M

23 – Vandike, Garret    45    M    Farmer

  • Sarah F.    35    F
  • R. H.    20    M
  • W. A.    18    M
  • W. J.    8   M
  • H. C.    4    M
  • Coke, Nancy    18    F

24 – Coppadge, Hardin    37    M    Farmer

  • Sarah    36    F
  • James    18    M
  • Mary A.    15    F
  • Philip    14    M
  • Uriah    12    M
  • Dorinda    10    F
  • John    7    M
  • Wesley    5    M
  • Archy    3    M
  • Sarah    1    F

25 – Mullins, James H.    31    M    Farmer

  • Joanna    31    F
  • William W.    9    M
  • Mary E.    7    F
  • Mark W.    6    M
  • Lucinda    4    F
  • Melissa Ann    2    F
  • Sparrow, William    18    M