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Forsythe Cemetery


Columbia Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.3111 N;  Longitude, -87.3889 W
Congressional Location:NW-1/4; SW-1/4; SECTION 26; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 9W
Common Directions:

4 miles southwest of Oakland  City. Located adjacent to the Forsythe  Church, on the east side of County Road 950E, at the intersection with County Road 300S.

Last updated   06 May 2014

This list was originally proofed and verified by Georgia McEllhiney in June 2002.  Headstones were photographed by Daniel L Elliott in August 2010, updates and corrections were made to the listing.  It is an attempt to show all known graves, using several different sources. There may be other graves which are unknown due to missing, unreadable, destroyed or broken markers. If you have knowledge of any other graves which may not be shown below, please drop us an e-mail and let us know.       email016.gif (1209 bytes)

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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Notes & Inscriptions

Photo#        Photo

Sect-

ion

Row

Daniel

Ruth

1902

1942

 --

5794

NW

18

Daugherty

Barbara Sue

--

25 Apr 2006

nee WENTZEL.  Wife of Austin Ballard DAUGHERTY.  Daughter of Adam & Lily (MOYE) WENTZEL.

Aged 73 years.

(Note:  His obituary reports Austin Ballard DAUGHERTY, died 25 Jul 1988 and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Griffin, Posey County, Indiana.)

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Davis

C Lucille

17 Oct 1932

--

Wife of Vernon Russell DAVIS.

5447

SE

6

Davis

Emory

--

--

(Note:  Adjacent to Thomas F & Melvina DAVIS.)

5788

NW

18

Davis

Melvina

1847

1913

Wife of Thomas F. DAVIS.

“Mother”

5785

5786

NW

18

Davis

Thomas F

1844

1926

Husband of Melvina DAVIS.  

“Father”

Company "I', 42nd. Indiana Volunteers.   (Enlisted as a Private on 9 Oct 1861)

5785

5787

NW

18

Davis

Vernon Russell 

1 Jan 1935

18 Jun 1986

Husband of C. Lucille DAVIS.  

Staff. Sergeant, U. S. Air Force

5447

5448

SE

6

Deffendall

James E

21 Jul 1926

29 Jun 2004

Husband of Joann DEFFENDALL.  Married 12 Feb 1955.  Son of Robert & Anna (COE) DEFFENDALL.

“Our Children:  Marsha L, Brenda A, James R”

“Our Grandchildren:  Bryan, Angela, Sarah, Julie, Christopher, Jessica, Aaron, Alex”

“Our Great Grandchildren:  Jarrin, Jevin, Sway, Easton, Kinley, Dawson”

Cpl., US Marine Corps, Korea.


(Click here to view obituary.)

5647

5648

SW

2

Deffendall

Jo Ann

14 Jun 1932

--

Wife of James E DEFFENDALL.  Married 12 Feb 1955.

“Our Children:  Marsha L, Brenda A, James R”

“Our Grandchildren:  Bryan, Angela, Sarah, Julie, Christopher, Jessica, Aaron, Alex”

“Our Great Grandchildren:  Jarrin, Jevin, Sway, Easton, Kinley, Dawson”

5647

5648

SW

2

Denbo

Charlotte E

27 Oct 1855

18 Aug 1876

Wife of J. H. DENBO

6402

NW

6

Denbo

John T

9 Jul 1876

1 Aug 1876

Son of J. H. & Charlotte E DENBO.

6403

NW

6

Deputy

Betty Jean

2 Aug 1939

--

Nee CREEKMUR.  Wife of Robert Keith “Bob” DEPUTY.

“Our Children:  Susan Lane, Carol Lynn, John Paul”

5469

5470

SE

5

Deputy

Clifton E 

1 Dec 1928

9 May 1990

Husband of Mary Jo DEPUTY.   Married 20 Jul 1950.  

Sgt., U. S. Marine Corp, Korea

5435

5436

SE

7

Deputy

Harold R

5 Aug 1930

--

Husband of Jo Ann DEPUTY.  Married 31 Dec 1955.

“Our Sons:  Michael, Mark, Max, Mitchell, Matthew, Marty”

5475

5476

SE

5

Deputy

Jo Ann

5 Aug 1930

--

Wife of Harold R DEPUTY.  Married 31 Dec 1955.

“Our Sons:  Michael, Mark, Max, Mitchell, Matthew, Marty”

5475

5476

SE

5

Deputy

Marty Joe

23 Mar 1977

2 Sep 2008

Son of Harold & Jo Ann (GRANT) DEPUTY. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5473

5474

SE

5

Deputy

Mary Jo

26 Jun 1931

--

Wife of Clifton E. DEPUTY.  Married 20 Jul 1950.

5435

SE

7

Deputy

Paul G

8 Nov 1903

17 Oct 1988

Husband of Wilma B. DEPUTY

5487

SE

5

Deputy

Robert Keith “Bob”

17 Aug 1939

21 Jun 2009

Husband of Betty (CREEKMUR) DEPUTY.  Married 22 Nov 1959.  Son of Paul & Wilma (CASE) DEPUTY.

“Our Children:  Susan Lane, Carol Lynn, John Paul”


(Click here to view obituary.)

5469

5470

SE

5

Deputy

Wilma B

3 Jun 1905

15 Jun 1988

Wife of Paul G. DEPUTY

5487

SE

5

Dickerson

Charlotte Ann

29 Mar 1944

24 Nov 2012

nee ROWE.  Wife of ? HOUCHIN, 1st; and ? DICKERSON, 2nd.  Daughter of Earl & Dorothy ROWE. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

0434

SW

2

Dill

Alexander J 

--

15 Feb 1871

Husband of Angeline (DUFF) DILL.  Married 5 Mar 1850.

Pvt., Company "F", 42nd. Indiana Infantry.

Enlisted on 21 Oct 1861.

Enlisted in Co. E, Indiana 136th Infantry  on 21 May 1864.  Mustered out on 2 Sep 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana.

Enlisted in Co. H, Indiana 143rd Infantry on 10 Feb 1865.  Mustered out on 17 Oct 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

6220

NW

9

Dill

Barrett L

6 Dec 1893

28 Nov 1981

Husband of Ethel M. DILL

5642

SW

2

Dill

Cornelius

--

3 Nov 1877

Son of W. M. & M. E. DILL.

Aged 1 yr. 8 mos. 1 dys.

(Note:  Now almost illegible.)

6223

NW

9

Dill

Ethel M

22 Nov 1894

16 Dec 1976

Wife of BARRETT L. DILL

5642

SW

2

Dill

Hester

1869

1958

Wife of Perry DILL

5731

NE

3

Dill

Patsy Marie

18 Jan 1906

28 Dec 1983

Wife of Robert DILL

5729

NE

3

Dill

Perry

1870

1955

Husband of Hester DILL

5731

NE

3

Dill

Philemon 

abt 1768

--

Revolutionary War Veteran

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Dill

Polly

--

30 Mar 1877

Wife of William DILL.

Aged 72 yrs. 9 mos. 17 dys.

6222

NW

9

Dill

Robert

15 Aug 1904

27 Apr 1988

Husband of Patsy Marie DILL

5729

NE

3

Dill

Warner

1900

1964

Son of Perry & Hester DILL.

5730

NE

3

Ditto

Arnold R

1912

1971

Husband of Virginia L. DITTO.

Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, WW II.

5688

5413

SW

1

Ditto

Virginia L

1908

1966

Wife of Arnold R. DITTO

5688

SW

1

Dodd

Amanda M

--

6 Dec 1875

nee WALLACE.  Wife of Samuel DODD.  Married 5 Oct 1873.

(Bottom of stone is now illegible.)

6342

NW

7

Dodd

Benjamin

14 Apr 1860

23 Apr 1862

Son of J. W. & H. G. DODD

6374

NW

7

Dodd

Clara

27 Nov 1876

9 Mar 187?

Daughter of J. W. & H. G. DODD

6250

NW

8

Dodd

John W

13 Apr 1820

28 Jun 1875

Aged 55 Yrs.  2 Ms. 15 Days.

6252

NW

8

Dodd

Martha S

9 Jan 1858

15 Apr 1858

Daughter of J. W. & H. G. DODD

6372

NW

7

Dodd

Samuel T 

17 Feb 1848

25 Sep 1884

Husband of Amanda M. DODD.  Married 5 Oct 1873.

Son of J. W. & H. G. DODD.  

Aged 36 yrs. 8 mos. 8 dys.

Sgt., Company "A", 58th. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted 12 Nov 1861, mustered out 11 Nov 1864)

(Note:  Military headstone is in Row 2.)

6294

6503

NW

8

Dodd

Tabitha J

--

2 Dec 1866

Wife of S. T. DODD.

Aged 33 yrs. 10 m’s. 21 days.

6502

NW

2

Dougan

Ada

1896

1922

Wife of Clifford DOUGAN

6157

NW

10

Dougan

Clifford

1875

1925

Husband of Ada DOUGAN

6157

NW

10

Dougan

Daniel W

24 Feb 1876

1 Apr 1900

--

6333

NW

7

Dougan

Eliza J

--

6 Apr 1891

Wife of John DOUGAN.

Aged 50 years.

6160

NW

10

Dougan

Elizabeth Annette

--

14 Apr 1928

Daughter of Reavis & Eunice (LOPER) DOUGAN.

5583

5581

SE

1

Dougan

Ella J

1865

1932

Wife of Theodore W. DOUGAN

5558

SE

2

Dougan

Elvis Harold

15 Jun 1921

12 Jul 2006

Husband of Mary L (ISLE) DOUGAN.  Son of Ross & Mabel (GOODWIN) DOUGAN.


SFCB3, US Navy, WW II, Seabee.



(Click here to view obituary.)

5572

5573

SE

1

Dougan

Eunice Loper

6 Oct 1886

Sep 1969

nee LOPER.  Wife of Reavis DOUGAN.

5581

SE

1

Dougan

John

29 Nov 1834

12 Feb 1910

Husband of Eliza DOUGAN

6158

NW

10

Dougan

Lula

26 Dec 1885

26 Nov 1906

Wife of Cad DOUGAN

6332

NW

7

Dougan

Mabel H

1887

1946

nee GOODWIN.  Wife of Ross DOUGAN.  Married 2 Apr 1905.  Daughter of James & Flora GOODWIN.

5829

NW

16

Dougan

Mary L

30 May 1929

23 Dec 1977

nee ISLE.  Wife of Elvis Harodl DOUGAN.

5572

SE

1

Dougan

Raymond L

1914

1953

--

5826

NW

16

Dougan

Reavis 

25 Nov 1893

19 Jan 1961

Husband of Eunice (LOPER) DOUGHAN.

Indiana, Private First Class, Company "A", 9th. Ammo Train, WW I.

5581

5582

SE

1

Dougan

Ross

1878

1957

Husband of Mabel H (GOODWIN) DOUGAN.  Married 2 Apr 1905.  Son of John & Eliza DOUGAN.

5827

NW

16

Dougan

Theodore W

1864

1932

Husband of Ella J. DOUGAN

5558

SE

2

Dougherty

Richard E

16 Nov 1925

23 May 1986

Husband of Wilma Jean (McDOWELL) DOUGHERTY

1101

SE

5

Dougherty

Wilma Jean

22 Feb 1927

8 Jun 2010

nee McDOWELL.  Wife of Richard E. DOUGHERTY.  Daughter of Gilvey & Myrtle (THOMPSON) McDOWELL. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1101

SE

5

Douglas(s)

Margaret

22 Sep 1851

9 Mar 1888

nee WITHERSPOON.  Wife of Joseph DOUGLASS.  Married 3 Dec 1869.

(Note:  He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Union Twp.)

6201

NW

9

Douglas(s)

Marietta "Ettie"

1872

1944

Wife of Jesse L DOUGLAS(S).  Married 24 Dec 1893.  Daughter of Joseph & ? (MASON) SEAMON.

(Note:  Jesse L DOUGLASS was the son of Joseph & Margaret (WITHERSPOON) DOUGLASS.)

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Duffield

Ammie

--

27 Feb 1890

Daughter of Robert & Matilda DUFFIELD.

Aged 18 Y’S. 7 M. &  11 D.

6487

NW

3

Duffield

Clara

--

30 Aug 1880

Daughter of Robert & Matilda DUFFIELD.

Aged 8 yrs. 6 mos. 8 dys.

6491

NW

3

Duffield

Matilda

3 May 1844

29 Feb 1880

Wife of Robert DUFFIELD.

Aged 35 Ys. 9 Ms. 26 D.

6490

NW

3

Duke

Elizabeth

19 Sep 1812

22 Nov 1876

Wife of James T DUKE.

Aged 64 y. 2 m. 3 d.

6108

NW

11

Duke

James T

--

24 Jan 1859

Husband of Elizabeth DUKE.

Aged 63 ys. 8 ms. 22 ds.

6110

NW

11

Duke

Thomas W

2 Apr 1850

13 Mar 1878

Son of James T & Elizabeth DUKE.

Aged 27 yrs. 11 mos. 11 dys.

6106

NW

11

Duncan

Clyde R

1886

30 Aug 1928

Son of J. Baily & Opha (CROMWELL) DUNCAN.

5892

NW

14

Duncan

Elisabeth

--

25 Sep 1865

Wife of Shadrack DUNCAN.

Aged 70 years.

5999

NW

12

Duncan

Ella

1865

1942

Wife of Lewis DUNCAN

5873

NW

14

Duncan

Emery

1855

1915

Husband of Malissa D. DUNCAN

6058

NW

11

Duncan

J Baily

21 Apr 1856

7 Aug 1931

Husband of Opha (CROMWELL) DUNCAN

5893

NW

14

Duncan

Janavie L

10 Jan 1914

13 Jun 2001

nee SPAW  Married Paul DUNCAN, 1st; and Paul Weisman, 2nd.

Aged 87 years.

(NOTE:  See also WEISMAN, Janavie.)

5690

SW

1

Duncan

Leslie

1881

1945

Husband of Minnie DUNCAN

5576

SE

1

Duncan

Lewis

1858

1932

Husband of Ella DUNCAN

5873

NW

14

Duncan

Malissa D

1856

--

Wife of Emery G. DUNCAN

6058

NW

11

Duncan

Minnie

1884

1961

Wife of Leslie DUNCAN

5576

SE

1

Duncan

Opha

3 May 1866

13 Jun 1899

nee CROMWELL.  Wife of J. Baily DUNCAN.

“Mother”

5893

5894

NW

14

Duncan

Paul W

1910

1966

First husband of Janavie L. (SPAW) DUNCAN

5690

SW

1

Duncan

Ruth W

--

5 Jan 1875

First wife of William A DUNCAN.

Aged 51 ys. 11 ms. 19 ds.

6104

NW

11

Duncan

Shadrack

11 Jan 1790

15 Jan 1861

Husband of Elisabeth DUNCAN

War of 1812.


6000

NW

12

Duncan

William

12 Apr 1820

17 Aug 1883

Husband of Ruth DUNCAN, 1st; and Nancy Ann DUNCAN, 2nd.

Aged 63 yrs. 4 mos. 5 dys.

Pvt., Company "B", 58th. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 12 Nov 1861, mustered out on 25 Jul 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky)

6007


6103

NW

11

Duncan

William Allen

abt 1845

1908

Husband of Amanley A (DENBO) DUNCAN.  Married 31 Mar 1864.  Son of William & Ruth DUNCAN.

Pvt., Company "B", 58th. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 12 Nov 1861, mustered out on 25 Jul 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky)

6007


NW

11

Duree

Lydia W

1 May 1810

27 Dec 1892

 --

5889

NW

14

Sections and Rows.
For purposes of this listing, the cemetery was divided into four Sections:  Northwest (NW), Northeast (NE), Southwest (SW), and Southeast (SE.)  Rows were numbered beginning on the west side of each section.  Please be advised rows 1-5 in the Northwest sections are somewhat irregular. 

5411 Sign at entrance, Southwest section of cemetery.
5414  View of Northwest section of the cemetery.
5413  Front side of Veterans Memorial
6445 Back side of Veterans Memorial.