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coordinators if you have any additional 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. *
Anderson Family Cemetery (a/k/a Soldier’s Retreat Cemetery) (as
of 6/11/2015). Location: Seaton Springs Drive and
Nottingham Parkway, off Hurstbourne Parkway. It is located
across the street from Soldier’s Retreat, which was Richard
Clough Anderson’s home in Louisville. The outbuildings on that
property are on the National Register of Historic Places.
There is one stone for the four children
of Richard Clough & Sarah Marshall Anderson. The dates listed
for Frances Marshall Anderson and Lucelia Poindexter Anderson on
the GenWeb listing are correct. GenWeb lists Hugh Ray Anderson’s
DOB as 8/29/1811, but it looked to me like it was 8/20/1811. The
dates for Matthew Anderson are April 3, 1819 – Oct. 29, 1820
Charles Anderson: KYGenWeb says “born
1824,” but the stone says “Died 1824.”
As I mentioned re: Lawrence Cemetery, the
stone for Carmalite Hall is now at the Anderson Family Cemetery:
In memory of Carmalite Hall who died Augt.
16, 1827, aged 2 years & 7 months. Till Christ shall come to
rouse the slumbering Dead farewell Sweet Babe. (Augt. is the way
they have listed August on the stone. I have seen this on other
stones as well).
Unknown Anderson: this is incorrect. What
is written there on KYGenWeb is actually still part of Richard
Clough Anderson’s inscription. Richard
Clough Anderson’s inscription reads like a biography! The entire
Richard Clough Anderson Son of Robert &
Elizabeth Anderson Born Jan. 12, 1750 At Gold Mines, Hanover
Co., Virginia Died October 16, 1826 At Soldier’s Retreat,
Jefferson Co., Kentucky A Patriot Soldier He served his country
throughout the War for Independence in the Virginia Continental
Line Having entered the Army a Captain and retired, when Liberty
was secured, a Lieutenant Colonel He was wounded at Trenton,
seriously injured at Savannah, taken prisoner at Charleston,
(unreadable) as aide de camp to Lafayette in his campaign in
Virginia and to Governor Nelson at the Siege of Yorktown. After
the War he was appointed by the officers of his line Surveyor
General of the Virginia Military Lands and retained the office
during life. In 1781, he removed to Kentucky. One of the
Patriarchs of his adopted State, he lived a life of usefulness
and honor, Leaving to his children and country the memory of a
good citizen, a true Patriot, and a just man.
Sarah Marshall Anderson is correct as
listed on KYGenWeb. Elizabeth Clark Anderson appears to be
correct as listed on KYGenWeb, although the dates were too faded
*Additional information Contributed by Ellen White 6/2015
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.
Charles Anderson, son of Robert
Anderson and grandson of Robert Anderson of Goldmine, VA, born
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
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