|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1812|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1902|
Henry Harrison, along with his two oldest sons, Charles Taylor and Andrew, joined the Confederate Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. Before his death he requested of his youngest son, Robert, who had donated the land for the major part of the Rose Hill cemetery, that he and his wife, Nancy, be buried facing directly north. He remarked, "I never turned my back to them damn Yankees while I've been alive, and I still want to face them when I'm dead", or words to that effect. He was buried at Rose Hill facing north. Wrapped in a favorite quilt, his coffin draped with the Confederate flag.
This is a well-known story in Nicholas County and is told to all visitors to the cemetery because one cannot help but notice the position of the stone!
0n the 1850 Nicholas County census, Henry's mother Nancy is listed as a member of the household.
Esau Richey (1787 - 1870)
Nancy Combs Richey (1784 - 1876)
Nancy Hendrix Marshall Richey (1822 - 1917)
Andrew Jackson Richey (1840 - 1907)*
Asa Winfield Richey (1851 - 1927)*
Elizabeth Ann Richey Yates (1851 - 1928)*
Robert T Richey (1853 - 1924)*
Marcus Roland Richey (1856 - 1941)*
Henry Harrison Richey (1812 - 1902)
Mason Richey (1817 - 1900)*
Minor Richey (1819 - 1885)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 22, 2010
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