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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.

Washington County Revolutionary Soldiers

from Newspaper Articles by Orval W. Baylor – Pioneer History of Washington County, Kentucky

Some of Soldiers of the American Revolution Living in Washington County, Kentucky

Justin McCarty, born 1757; enlisted for one year and nine months in 1776 in the State of Pennsylvania and continued in the service until 1781; discharged at Falls Point, Baltimore; in Battle of Long Island and Brandywine.  “Keeps a little A.B.C. School” in Washington County in 1820; has wife and 9 children, 3 of whom are married.

William Thurman, born in 1756; enlisted in February, 1776, in the 3rd Virginia Regiment; in Battles of York Island, White Plains, Germantown and Brandywine; discharged at Valley Forge in February, 1778; farmer with wife aged 64 years; wife’s father, very aged and infirm, living with him.

Michael Hagan, born 1730; enlisted in 1774 or 1775 in Pennsylvania; in Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, White Plains, Short Hills, Three Rivers, Lake Champlain, Quebec, Saratoga, Stony Point, Gloucester and York; discharged in South Carolina in 1781 or 1782.

Robert Yates, born 1760; enlisted in State of Maryland in February, 1777.

William Hill, born 1748; enlisted in Virginia in 1781.

John Keets, born 1759; enlisted in Maryland in 1777; in Battles of Monmouth, Brandywine and Germantown; discharged at Annapolis in 1783.

James Gibbins, born 1757; enlisted in Pennsylvania for one and afterward reenlisted for two years in 1775; Battles of Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, Germantown, and Brandywine; discharged in State of New York in 1779; wife aged 50 and son at home.

Philip Walker, born in 1755; enlisted in State of Pennsylvania for term of 3 years, August 27, 1776; served to September 16, 1779; discharged in Pittsburg; in Battles of Germantown and Brandywine; farmer with wife about 55.

George Fielder, born 1756; enlisted in Virginia in 1776, in Daniel Morgan’s Regiment; discharged at Fredericktown, Maryland.

John Lawson, born 1758; enlisted in State of Virginia for 18 months; continued in service for about 14 months and reenlisted in the horse service for a term of 3 years in Baylor’s Continental Dragoons; in Battles of Savannah, Guilford, Eutaw Springs; married but no children.

James Lewis, born 1760; enlisted in Virginia in 1780 and served in Baylor’s Continental Dragoons.

 

Pisgah Presbyterian Cemetery – Woodford County, Kentucky

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Pisgah Presbyterian Cemetery – Woodford County, Kentucky

Pisgah Presbyterian Church is sitting in the county of Woodford on thirty acres of beautiful land, just off US60 on Pisgah Pike.  Just turn at “The Castle“.  The cemetery is to the left of the church, in the midst of tall, old trees and beautiful green grass.  When we visited in April the grass was strewn with purple violets and tiny white flowers.  It was a delight to walk amidst the old gravestones with the tiny flower offerings as a plush carpet!  Pisgah Church was formed in 1784, erected in 1812 and remodeled in 1868.  What a history!  Many of the graves are very old, with at least four Revolutionary War veterans that I could find.  Ritchey and I will return later to take the rest of the photos, but I’m happy to share the following with you.

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Samuel Burrier, born February 2, 1804, died October 2, 1881

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Rebecca, daughter of John and R. Burrier, born November 3, 1813, died July 20, 1884

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William Kinkead, January 9, 1736 – May 3, 1821, Captain, American Revolutionary War, son of Thomas and Margaret Kinkead, married November 30, 1756, August County, Virginia, to Eleanor Guy, August 17, 1740 – October 9, 1825.  Indian Captive, 1764.

Children:

  • Margaret 1757-1764, died in Indian captivity
  • Andrew 1760-1764, died in Indian captivity
  • Isabella1762-1833
  • Andrew 1764-1824, born in captivity
  • Agnes “Nancy” 1766-
  • William 1769-1855
  • Eleanor 1771-
  • Margaret 1772-
  • Susanna 1775-1818
  • Guy 1779-1818
  • Rebecca 1782-
  • John 1784-1855

Read more about Eleanor Guy Kinkead as an Indian captive.

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Alexander Black, Revolutionary War soldier, 1752-1827.  Nancy Black, 1766-1818

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George Waltz, born October 18, 1801, died July 11, 1876.  Mary, wife of George Waltz, born May 6, 1806, died July 19, 1876.

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Joseph Bartholomew, a Revolutionary War soldier, 1756-1812

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Elizabeth, wife of William McPheeters, born May 4, 1773, died August 11, 1803

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William Garrett, a Revolutionary War soldier

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Elizabeth Garrett, died February 21, 1840, aged 88 years

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James R. Stevenson, born February 16, 1818, died January 17, 1871.  Sarah Caroline, wife of James R. Stevenson, born January 17, 1828, died May 21, 1851

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Alexander Smith, a Revolutionary War soldier, 1745-?.  Jane Smith, 1755-1817

Pension Papers – Lewis County, Kentucky

Pension Papers – Lewis County, Kentucky

Richard Bane/Bean

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when applied for pension on the date of September 25, 1832, aged 80 years. He stated that he was born in the county of Northumberland, state of Virginia, in the fall of 1752. He enlisted in Bedford County, at Northern Hook, Virginia, in the fall of 1776. During the war he lived in Bedford and Amherst counties, Virginia. His mother appears to have lived in Northumberland County, Virginia. He left Amherst County about the close of the war and settled in Kentucky, living in Madison and Lewis counties.

The affidavit of a fellow soldier who served with him, by the name of Jacob Dooley, was made in Madison County, Kentucky, on February 3, 1834, at the age of 77 years. Both enlisted in 1776, and belonged to the same regiment.

William Mitchell, aged 66 years, made affidavit in Lewis County, in 1834, that in 1776, Richard Bean/Bane enlisted in company with two of his uncles, Robert and Stephen Mitchell, from Bedford County, Virginia.

John Campbell

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of October 19, 1816, aged 64 years. He enlisted in Monongahela County, Virginia, in January 1776, or May 9, 1777, at a place called Fort Pitt (Pittsburgh). In 1820 the only person in his family was his wife, aged 75 years. He had 8 children, but they were all married and living apart from him.

Samuel Crewell

The above named soldier was living in the count of Mason, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of April 16, 1818. He enlisted in Virginia, date of April 6, 1778, or in May 1778, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (he stated the latter date in 1820). In 1820 he lived in Lewis County, where his family consisted of his wife, aged 42 years, and 7 children, the eldest a girl about 18 years old, next a son about 15 years old.

The affidavit of a fellow soldier who served with him, by the name of John Campbell, was in Mason or Lewis County, Kentucky, date of August 3, 1818.

William Dorch

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of August 31, 1818, aged 58 years. He enlisted in Mecklenburg County, on the Roanoke River, in the state of Virginia, in the line of the state of Maryland, date of June 25, 1780. In the early 1800’s he was living in Greenup County, Kentucky, and in 1833 in Bourbon County, having moved there the spring of 1833 from Greenup County, his wife having died shortly before. In 1820 his family consisted of his wife and a son, aged 15 years. He had 10 children, but all the rest of his children had left him.

John Dyal/Doyle

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of September 27, 1832, aged 70 years. He stated that he was born in Virginia, near Winchester, on November 27, 1762. He enlisted in Fayette County, on the Youghiogheny River in the state of Pennsylvania, in the fall of 1778, as a substitute for his father, Edward Dyal/Doyle. He also served in the War of 1812. In 1832 he stated that he had lived in Lewis County for 36 years. It was a part of Mason County when he first settled in it. He died December 8, 1845.

David Vance, aged 67 years on October 15, 1831, made affidavit in Lewis County, September 27, 1832, that he was living in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, when General George Rogers Clark was raising men to come to Kentucky to fight the Indians, and that he knew John Doyle having been among those who enlisted. John Doyle had a brother, Alexander Doyle, who was a resident of Lewis County. His widow, Christina Doyle, whose maiden name was Christina Davis, applied for pension in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, date of December 24, 1849, aged 71 years. They were married in the state of Kentucky, county of Mason, date of April 6, 1797.

Bible Records: John Dyal and Christina were married April 6, 1797. Rebecca Dyal was born March 17, 1798. David Dyal was born December 23, 1799. John W. Dyal was born January 17, 1802. Elizabeth Dyal was born July 27, 1805. Susanna Dyal was born November 9, 1807. Ann Dyal was born March 13, 1811. Edward Dyal was born December 20, 1813. June Dyal was born March 22, 1818. John Dyal, Sr., was born November 27, 1762. Christina Dyal was born March 12, 1778. Nancy Ales died August 11, 1840. Auvine Alea was 8 years old the 16th day of October, after her mother died.

Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Adair County, Kentucky

John Montgomery – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in May 1779, at Amherst County, Virginia.  He lived in Amherst County, Virginia, until 1789.  In 1789 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  John was born April 3, 1762.

William Mosby – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  William entered the service in 1776.  He was born in 1754.  William married Diane Jesse October 5, 1786.  Diane was the daughter of Thomas Jesse.  William died July 15, 1843.

William Rogers, Sr. – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service May 1, 1779, in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He lived in Montgomery County until 1825.  In 1825 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  William was born May 24, 1748, in Culpeper County, Virginia.  He died May 1, 1835.

John Ross – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in 1776 in Bedford County, Virginia.  John lived in Bedford County and later moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  John was born in 1757.

Solomon Royse – was a Private in the Maryland and North Carolina Lines.  He was in Indian spy under Captain John Hinch in Col. Barrett’s Regiment, and served from March 1779, 9 months, from March 1780, 9 months, and from 1781, 8 months.  He was engaged against the Indians on the frontier of Virginia and Pennsylvania, it ranged as far as the Monongahela River.  When he was 6 or 7 his father moved the family to New York from Alexandria, Virginia.  After the war Solomon moved to Hampshire County, Virginia, and stayed there until 1792.  Then he moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky.  In 1798 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Solomon was born September 11, 1763.  He was the son of John Royse.  Solomon married Sarah Stotts, the daughter of James Stotts, on November 3, 1796, in Green County, Kentucky.  Sarah was born in 1771 in Virginia and died 1870 in Green County.  Solomon died April 14, 1868.

Archibald Skaggs – was a Private in the Maryland Militia.  Archibald entered the service in 1779.  He lived in Halifax County, Virginia, then in Botetourt County, Virginia, and in Montgomery County, Virginia, before moving to Adair County, Kentucky.  Archibald was born January 1, 1759.

James Smith – was a Private and Orderly Sergeant in the Maryland Militia.  He entered the service 1774-1776 in Frederick County, Maryland.  James served under the command of Captain Craiger and Phillip Smith in the 1st Lieutenant Company.  In 1832 he resided in Adair County, Kentucky.  In 1815 he lived in Gibson County, Indiana.  James was born in September 1775, in Maryland.  He married Alice Margaret Traux, January 28, 1783, in Loudoun County, Virginia.  James died January 29, 1838.

John Smith – was a 2nd Private in the North Carolina Line.  He entered the service in 1776 in Granville County, North Carolina.  John fought in the Battle of Guilford Court House.  He was born January 5, 1754, in Cumberland County, Virginia.  He married Frances Smith (her maiden name was Smith), July 22, 1817, in Green County, Kentucky.  John died November 3, 1848, in Taylor County, Kentucky.

Moses Smith – was  Private in the North Carolina Line.  He entered the service in Halifax County, North Carolina, soon after the Revolutionary War started.  He lived in Halifax County, North Carolina, then moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Moses was born in 1761 in Cumberland County, Virginia

Isaac Staples – was a Private in the Virginia Militia.  Isaac entered the service in January of 1780, in Buckingham County, Virginia.  Isaac was born in 1762.

Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Revolutionary War Soldiers – Adair County, Kentucky

JEREMIAH INGRAM – Jeremiah Ingram was a private in the Virginia Line.  Jeremiah entered the service in 1776.  He served in Woodford’s Brigade Company.  Jeremiah was born in Virginia in 1759.  He married Sarah Willis.  Jeremiah died in the year 1844.

JAMES IRVINE – James Irvine was a private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in May 1776, in Halifax County, Virginia.  James served in the 69th Regiment under Captain Rogers, the regiment was commanded by Colonel Haynes Morgan.  He was appointed sergeant in the fall of 1780.  After the war he resided in Halifax County, Virginia, until 1796 or 1797.  In 1797 he moved to Jessamine County, Kentucky.  In 1799 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  James was born September 4, 1754, in Halifax County, Virginia.

WILLIAM JAMES – William James was a private in the North Carolina Line.  William entered the service in Caswell County, North Carolina.  At an early age his father moved to North Carolina, near Raleigh.  In 1803 William moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  William was born September 30, 1758, in Southampton County, Virginia.  He married Mary in 1781 or 1782.  William died July 24, 1824.

CHARLES JONES – Charles Jones was a private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in August 1775, in Bedford County, Virginia.  Charles served in Captain Campbell’s Company of the First Regiment – commanded by Colonel Patrick Henry’s Brigade on continental establishment and that he continued in said service until his term of service expired.  Charles moved from Bedford County, Virginia, after the war, to Adair County, Kentucky.  Charles was born in 1753 in Bedford County, Virginia.  He married Frances Thorpe, the daughter of Thomas and Sara Thorpe, on May 18, 1780, in Bedford County, Virginia.  Charles died in 1840 in Adair County, Kentucky.

AUGUSTINE (OR AUSTIN) LAWLESS – Augustine Lawless was a private in the Virginia Line.  Augustine was born in 1752.  He married Sarah “Sally” Dillion in Cumberland County, Virginia, November 14, 1781.

MATTHEW MCGLASSON – Matthew McGlasson was a private in the Virginia Line.  Matthew entered the service in October 1778, in Buckingham County, Virginia.  After the war he moved to Campbell County, Virginia, and in 1813 he moved to Cumberland County, Kentucky.  In 1830 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Matthew was born January 3, 1756.

WILLIAM MCKINNEY – William McKinney was a private in the Virginia and Georgia Lines.  William entered the service in Captain Thomas Collier’s Company.  He was taken prisoner at Augusta by the British while serving in General  Williamson’s company.  He later served in the Battle of King’s Mountain.  William lived in Charlotte County, Virginia, and then moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  William was born in 1758 and he married Louisa M. Morrison.

JOHN MILLER – John Miller was a private in the Virginia Line.  He was born May 20, 1758.  He was the son of John Miller, Sr., and Elizabeth Montgomery.  John died July 12, 1839.

JOSEPH MILLER, SR. – Joseph Miller, Sr., was a private in the Virginia Line.  Joseph entered the service in May 1775, in Botetourt County, Virginia.  He lived in Amherst County, Virginia, until he was twenty years old.  He moved to Botetourt County, Virginia, where he remained until 1794 when he moved to Fayette County, Kentucky.  In 1797 he moved to Green County, Kentucky, which is now Adair County, Kentucky.  Joseph was born July 29, 1753, in Amherst County, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Montgomery and secondly married Leslie Allen.  Joseph died June 11, 1839.

CHARLES MOORE – Charles Moore was a private in the North Carolina Line.  He entered the service in 1781 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.  Charles served in Captain Paxton’s Company.  He lived in North Carolina, then moved to Fayette County, Kentucky, and from there moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Charles was born April 15, 1761, in Rockbridge County, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Kirkham, September 3, 1789,in Woodford County, Kentucky.

Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Revolutionary War Soldiers – Adair County, Kentucky

JACOB COOPER – Jacob Cooper was a private in the North Carolina Line.  Jacob entered the service in 1776 in Burke County, Virginia.  Jacob served in Captain William Moore’s regiment.  He also served in Colonel Beckman, General Reatherford’s Brigade, Colonel Charles McDowell and Captain Joseph McDowell’s Companies.  Jacob was born in North Carolina in 1734.

LEIGHTON COOPER – Leighton Cooper was a private in the Virginia Line.  Leighton entered the service in 1778.  Leighton was born about 1757.

ALEXANDER ELLIOTT – Alexander Elliott was a  midshipman in the Virginia Navy.  Alexander entered the service in 1776 or 1777.  Alexander served under his father, Captain George Elliott.  Alexander came to Kentucky around 1789 and settled in Danville, Kentucky.  In 1779 he came to Columbia, Kentucky, in Adair County.  Alexander was born in 1763 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

SAMUEL ELLIS – Samuel Ellis was a private in the North Caroline Militia.  Samuel entered the service in 1778 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  He lived in Rowan County three years after the war when he moved to Surry County, North Carolina, then back to Rowan County; then to Jefferson County, Tennessee, until 1826 when he moved to Cumberland County, Kentucky, where he lived until 1832, when he settled in Russell County, Kentucky.  Between September 16, 1843, and March 5, 1845, he lived in Ray County, Missouri.  Samuel was born April 9, 1762, in Montgomery County, Maryland.

JOHN GRIDER, SR. – John Grider was a private in the North Carolina Line.  John entered the service in March 1778, in Burke County, North Carolina.  When he was a small boy his father settled in Carolina County, Virginia.  Later the family moved to Burke County, North Carolina.  In 1811 John moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  He was born July 13, 1755, in Maryland.  John married Isabel Blair in 1781 in Burke County, North Carolina.  John Grider, Sr., died October 3, 1838, in Henderson County, Tennessee.

JOHN HAMILTON – John Hamilton was a private in the Virginia Line.  John entered the service in 1775, in Augusta County, Virginia.  He served in  Captain John Smith’s Company.  After the war he lived in Holstein County, North Carolina, and in the Pendleton District of South Carolina until 1810, when he settled in Caldwell County, Kentucky.  John was born April 27, 1755, in Augusta County, Virginia.  John was never married.  He died in 1841.

ZACHARIUS HOLLADAY – Zacharius Holladay was a drummer in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in 1778 in Orange County, Virginia.  He served in Captain Burnly’s Company.  Zacharius was born in 1761.

WILLIAM HOPKINS – William Hopkins was a private in the Virginia Line.  William entered the service March 25, 1777, in Dunmore County, now Shenandoah County, Virginia.  After his discharge in 1780, he moved to Chatham County, North Carolina, until 1810, when he went to Union County, South Carolina, for a short time.  He moved to Adair County, Kentucky, for a few months, then to Wayne County, Kentucky, then back to Adair County.

WILLIAM HURT – William Hurt was a private in the Virginia Line.  William entered the service in February 1778, at Bedford County, Virginia.  William served in Captain Alexander Cummings Company in the 14th Regiment of the Virginia Line.  He lived in Bedford County, Virginia, until he moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1791.  In 1794, he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  William was born September 16, 1757, in Bedford County, Virginia.  He was the son of Moses Hurt and Rutha Turner.  William married first Sarah White Fields in 1814 in Adair County.  Sarah was the daughter of Stephen and Agatha White.  She married first John Fields, who was one of the Adair County’s first merchants.  William married Elizabeth McMurray July 17, 1817, in Barren County, Kentucky.  Elizabeth died January 22, 1850.  William died November 12, 1842, in Adair County, Kentucky.