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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.

August 20th Marriage Records

Marriages – Washington County, Kentucky

August 20th

John Thompson McNeff married Susan Wright 20 Aug 1798
David Hughes married Catherine Scarmehorn 20 Aug 1801
Alexander Brown married Polly Baxter 20 Aug 1804
John Miller married Susanna Burkhead 20 Aug 1804
James Twyman married Clara Thompson 20 Aug 1817
Robert Wheeler married Betsy Catlin 20 Aug 1822
Thomas A. Ferguson married Jemima Peake 20 Aug 1825
Joseph W. Jones married Louisa Siebert 20 Aug 1825
James Edelen married Rosanna Cambron 20 Aug 1826
Moses Ricketts married Mary Northcraft 20 Aug 1832
Benjamin Canary married Mary Jane Wilson 20 Aug 1835
David R. Coulter married Elizabeth Yocum 20 Aug 1835
Reuben Morgan married Priscilla Summers 20 Aug 1842
William Gray married Mary B. Hardesty 20 Aug 1844
James M. Wheatley married Levinia Hagan 20 Aug 1844
Andrew J. Webb married Eliza Moore 20 Aug 1855
William Campbell married Mary F. Isham 20 Aug 1856
Absolam W. Curtsinger married Narcissus McMannus 20 Aug 1865
William Taylor married Lucetta C. Hagan 20 Aug 1865
Austin Hughes married Ellen Polin 20 Aug 1877
Robert P. Hays married Margaret A. Whitfield 20 Aug 1879
William M. Hendren married Rosie B. Coker 20 Aug 1882
William G. Perkins married Frankie Moore 20 Aug 1887