Grinstead – Nichols Cemetery

(formerly known as the SMITH Cemetery)

Horse Cave, Hart County, Kentucky

Location: The cemetery is located within the city limits of Horse Cave, Hart County, Kentucky at 506 Old Glasgow Road (hwy 1846).  This is a very old cemetery that has mostly been destroyed.  These broken stones photographed here are the only remains today (October 2, 2009) of the cemetery

 Photos and Transcription provided by Edith Bastin

Information in green provided by Barbara E. Janowitz





Grinstead, ??

Grinstead, Henry

ca 1778, Richmond, Henry Co. Va

I believe Henry Grinstead (no dates on stone) to be born ca 1778, Richmond, Henry Co. Va. He was a wagon maker and a soldier in the War of 1812 as a member of the Kentucky Volunteers 4 th Reg, Ewings Mounted, Capt James Forbis Co/ Lt. Col Young Ewing. Henry served Sept 18 to Oct 30 1812. I believe he was wounded.

Henry married 4 Apr 1804 (afa 13 Jun 1807) in Warren Co KY to Sarah J. “Sally” Ferrill (afa Ferrel) an orphan girl. She was b. 1787 d. 4 Jan 1864.

The Cemetery has also been called Green’s Chapel Cemetery.  They had nine possibly ten children including (1) Sally H. Grinstead b 1808 m. West Owen, (2) William Grinstead b 23 Aug 1808 d 20 Apr 1863 m. Nancy Brooks ca 1830, (3) James Madison Grinstead  b 1813 d 20 Apr 1863 m ca 1830 Nancy Brooks, (4) Lucian Grinstead, (5) Martha S Grinstead b 1818 d 5 Apr 1863, (6) Joseph G Grinstead b ca 1820 d 13 Nov 1852 m 1 st Sarah Ann Duke m 2 Sarah Jane Woodward who later m Andrew Jackson,  (7) Elizabeth Grinstead b 15 Jan 1821 d 2 Sept 1902 m David Galloway, (8) Susan Grinstead, (9) Henry Grinstead Jr b 1827 d ? m Nancy W. Connor (or Coner) prob as 2 nd wife, and possibly Frank W. Grinstead b 1825.

Grinstead, Sall__

Jan 4, 188__

Aged about 20 yrs

Grinstead, William

Aug 23, 1800

Apr 20, 1808

Nichols, G W

Dec 9, 1814

Aug 19, 1894

Nichols, Martha M

w/o C W Nichols

Owen, Infant

Dec 2_

Still born infant s/o Elzat & Sarah E. Owen

Sparks, Matilda

Apr 6, 1842

Sept 11, 1889

w/o J S Sparks

Unknown 1

Dec 16,

Dec 14, 1874

Unknown 2

Unknown 3

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