Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday~ Old "Old St. Mary of the Woods" Cemetery

This is the Old "Old St. Mary of the Woods" Cemetery in McQuady, Kentucky, my Great Great Grandparents John Henry and Augusta (Oelze) Tabeling are buried. It took a little bit to get there. The cemetery sits back behind the trees you see in the back ground, you cannot see it from the very narrow one lane road. You park at the bottom of the hill and walk up. The church I guess use to sit on this site. The new "old" church is about 3 miles away, and was built in the 1800's. The new "Old St. Mary of the Woods"
Cemetery is right across the street with several
more of my ancestors buried there.

We drove about an hour and a half from my Aunt's home in Louisville to McQuady. I had been communicating with Sister Mary Agnes via email. She said that when we arrived at the church she would jump in our rental van and take us over to the cemetery, she did just that and off we went, she was so helpful and sweet. She also gave us a tour of the church and I felt that I was standing in the same place as my ancestors. It is a beautiful little church.

I will post more about the church and it's history in another post, many of my Tabeling Ancestors were regular parishioners and from what I understand help build the church along with the McQuady Community. I have not verified that but that was what I was told.
Digital Photos owned and held by Gini (address for private use)


Lori E said...

I have always thought that someone should make a coffee table book of beautiful church pictures. I have put photos of different churches in Quebec where my ancestors would have attended on my family tree site.

Unknown said...

My Grandfather, Carl Sherron, helped build the St. Mary of the Woods Church in your picture. I have a picture of him and the other men as they are laying the stone. I am very proud of being a member of that community.
I still have family that go to that Church.