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Graveyards and Burying
The cemetery some refer
to as Bellevue is located near Leestown Road off Fifth Avenue and is now
the State of Kentucky. This cemetery has also been called the Bellfont Cemetery. And, still today
there is much controversy surrounding this cemetery.
Through the years this
cemetery has remained abandoned and in ruins. In 1976, it
was overgrown with brush
and had sustained damage from vandals. The only stone of Elizabeth G. Kendall remained. Today only large
stones once used to mount the monuments of the persons buried here remain.
Bellevue was the burying
ground used by the city prior to the establishment of the Frankfort Cemetery.
February 16, 1845, 32 acres of land was purchased from Ambrose and Eliza Dudley to develop a city cemetery.
Various documents have been located which mention Bellevue. Even the plaque at the Frankfort Cemetery names
Bellevue as it's predecessor. However, the location remains a mystery.
Please read what the Kentucky Genealogical Society has to say about Bellevue Cemetery.
David has information
|Elizabeth G. Kendall,
consort of James J. Kendall - died July 15, 1840, aged 20 years, 3 months,
Effie, infant dau. of Irving and Susan Van Wort, of New York - died May 18, 1836, aged 10 months
Lewisa Elizabeth Iseninger, dau. of H. & L. Iseninger - born June 22, 1842, died ______
Jane Madison, wife of George Madison, - born April 20, 1777 - died April 4, 1811 (body moved to Frankfort Cemetery)
John B. Humphreys, son of Dr. Alexander & Mary Humphreys - died July 29, 1835, aged 44
Jacob Henry Smith - born December 21, 1843 - died January 9, 1844
Matilda, dau. of John & Matilda Cox, wife of Thomas F. Purcell - died October 19, 1838, aged 33 years, 13 days
Henry Iseninger - born October 30, 1790 - died June 22, 1843
Louisiana S. Taylor - no dates
Ophelia Western Page, consort of James S. Page, dau. of Wm. M. Woolfold, Sr. - born 1805 - June 22, 1826
David Nelson submitted a very interesting article he located in the Frankfort Roundabout - August 21, 1886
|Frankfort, Ky., August
A few days ago, I was
rambling about on the old farm of Orlando Brown, now L. B. Marshall's and
Silas Noel's, curiosity
In memory of Matilda,
daughter of John and Matilda Cox, wife of Thomas Purcell, died October 19th,
1838, aged 33
The following names I
found on slabs and old broken moss-covered headstones:
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