Saturday, April 2, 2011
St. Rose Church in Washington County, Kentucky
Saint Rose Catholic Church near Springfield in Washington County, Kentucky (see map), is the church some of our ancestors belonged to, and several were buried in the adjoining cemetery. The Greens, the Warrens, and many other Catholic families from Maryland, immigrated to Kentucky in the late 1700's through the early 1800's.
Thomas E. Green married Jane Warren in Washington County, Kentucky in 1819. It's likely that they were married in the original church building of Saint Rose, part of which still exists. It became part of the new building and is now the Eucharistic Chapel.
The register of Saint Rose Church shows that John M. Warren (#34) and his wife, called "Old Mrs. Warren (#35) were buried in the Saint Rose Cemetery. Thomas E. Green (#16) and his wife, Jane Warren Green (#17) were also buried there. Thomas E. Green's brother, James, married Jane's sister, Nancy. Though many of our ancestors were buried in the Saint Rose Cemetery, not many have headstones. The headstone of our closest ancestor buried there (shown above) belongs to Jane's sister, Nancy Warren Green.