An excerpt from CC Simmons’ “Historical Trip Through Eastern Barren Co., KY.”
“The road leading down from Hwy 63 to Ritter’s Mill is very rough, and steep. The original mill stood some 300 or 400 feet down the stream from the present location. The mill pond was at the foot of the hill where the road came down. On a very hot day in the 1870s, Wood Boyd and a very small son – about 10 or 12 years of age – were on their way to the mill driving a team of oxen. When near the bottom of the hill, the oxen saw the water and rushed into the mill pond to quench their thirst and to cool in the refreshing water. The little boy was drowned, and Mr. Boyd came near losing his life in attempting to rescue his son. The boy was buried in the small graveyard at the top of the bluff overlooking the place where he met his tragic and untimely death.”
AN: The mentioned cemetery is located 3 miles from Temple Hill, just off of Ritter’s Mill Road. It is behind a barn on a bluff overlooking Skaggs Creek, enclosed in an iron fence. Outside the fence are quite a few graves with field stones. Nicholas Wren Jones and his wife were the earliest burials there, but they were moved to Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. This cemetery is known as the Jones #2 Cemetery, and also as the Ritter-Rowe Cemetery.
It has been many years since I have been to this cemetery, and it is possible that it is no longer easy to locate.