Anderson Family Cemetery - "Soldier's Retreat"
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 Please email your coordinators if you have any additonal information regarding this cemetery.  The material contained on this page was derived from the book "Wilderness Road Cemeteries in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia" by Robert Foster Johnson for the West-Central Kentucky Family Research Association, which holds the copyright to this information.  The book was published by McDowell Publications in 1981 and I was told by the Association's President that it still has a very limited supply remaining.  Please contact them if you wish to purchase a copy of this book.

Soldier's Retreat on Hurstbourne Lane

It is not certain when this survey was taken, but going on the fact the book's copyright was 1981, it must be assumed it was a time before that date.  The book states that the owner of the property on which this cemetery lies at this time belongs to the county of Jefferson, "located off Hurstbourne Lane on spot 120 ft. west of highway, approximately 15 graves.  This place is the famous Soldier's Retreat, so called by it's owner, Col. Richard C. Anderson.  The old home is gone.  A two-room stone house exists which may have been used as slave quarters.  This has been added to, and is now used as a dwelling."

This is not a complete listing of graves, but the author has stated that he generally names the oldest stones of a cemetery.
Frances Marshall Anderson, b. 29 Oct 1800 and died 02 Dec 1802. These are 4 children of Richard C. and Sarah Marshall Anderson.
Hugh Ray Anderson, b. 29 Aug 1811 and died 07 Feb 1812.
Lucelia Poindexter Anderson, b. 19 Sep 1817 and died 20 Aug 1820.
Matthew Anderson
Charles Anderson, son of Robert Anderson and grandson of Robert Anderson of Goldmine, VA, born 1824.
Richard Clough Anderson, son of Robert & Elizabeth Anderson, Lt. Col. Virginia Cont. Line in Rev. War, b. 12 Jan 1750 and died 16 Oct 1826.
Unknown Anderson, aide de camp to Lafayette at Yorktown.  Wounded at Trenton, aid to Gov. Nelson at the siege of Yorktown.
Elizabeth Clark Anderson, daughter of John and Ann Clark and wife of Col. Richard C. Anderson, b. 1768 and died 1795.
Sarah Marshall, b. 20 Nov 1779 and died 25 Aug 1854, daughter of Wm. Marshall of Caroline County, VA, and Ann Clark McLeod m. at Fair Hope, Jefferson County, KY 17 Sep 1797 to Lt. Col. Richard Clough Anderson of Soldier's Retreat, his second wife.

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