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Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.

"Sign dedication:  In memory of Raymond & Gertrude Thompson"

Benson Cemetery

aka William Benson Cemetery.

Montgomery Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.2384 N;  Longitude, -87.6935 W
Congressional Location:SW-1/4; NE-1/4; SECTION 24; TOWNSHIP 3S; RANGE 12W
Common Directions:

Located about 2 miles south of Owensville, on the east side of Indiana State Road 65, about 1 mile south of County Road 700S..

Last updated    07 Jul 2015

The following list is an attempt to show all known graves, using using photographs of the headstones.  Notes were supplemented with marriage and census records plus genealogy records.  There certainly are unmarked graves plus a few 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.   
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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions and Notes.

Image #                  Image

Section

Row

Adamson

Edna Woods

1899

1962

Wife of Fred WOODS, 1st and ADAMSON, 2nd.

6706

West

4

Aldorma?

Thomas

--

5 Nov 1855

Aged 78 yrs. 8 ms. 27 days.

6881

East

6

Angle

Ann Zehner

10 Jul 1951

--

nee ZEHNER.  Wife of Richard Allen ANGLE.  Married 14 Jul 1974.  “Our Daughter:  Julia Karen”

6683

West

2

Angle

Richard Allen

24 Sep 1951

14 May 2005

Husband of Ann (ZEHNER) ANGLE.  Married 14 Jul 1974.  “Our Daughter:  Julia Karen”

6683

West

2

Baltzell

Mary Benson

12 Aug 1903

8 Mar 1999

nee BENSON.  Wife of Verle A BALTZELL.

6757

West

7

Baltzell

Verle A

13 Sep 1903

5 Jun 1987

Husband of Mary (BENSON) BALTZELL.

6757

West

7

Benson

Benjamin F

1871

1960

Husband of Fannie C BENSON.  “God Be With You”

6741

West

6

Benson

Emily F

1875

1951

Wife of John G BENSON.

6755

West

7

Benson

Fannie C

1872

1956

Wife of Benjamin F BENSON.  “God Be With You”

6741

West

6

Benson

Genevieve

--

26 Feb 1896

Daughter of Benjamin F & Fannie C BENSON.  Aged 10 m’s.  11 d’s.

6746

West

6

Benson

Gertrude J

22 Mar 1878

9 Dec 1929

Wife of Luther BENSON.

6758

West

7

Benson

Henry Sylvester

18 Mar 1894

8 Feb 1959

Husband of Laura (MAUCK) BENSON.

6769

West

8

Benson

Infant

23 Nov 1899

23 Nov 1899

“Daughter”

6743

West

6

Benson

James, Sr

9 Mar 1761

9 Jan 1844

Husband of Mary (TAYLOR) BENSON.

6847

6848

West

8

Benson

James E

1869

1929

Husband of Viola K BENSON.  “Father”

6768

West

8

Benson

John G

6 Jun 1872

30 Mar 1960

Husband of Emily F BENSON.

6754

West

7

Benson

Laura

16 Jan 1873

26 Feb 1957

Wife of William C BENSON.

6752

West

7

Benson

Laura Mauck

10 Dec 1901

19 Jul 1982

nee MAUCK.  Wife of Henry Sylvester BENSON.

6769

West

8

Benson

Louella

--

7 Oct 1877

Daughter of Sylvester & Nancy A BENSON.

Aged 2? Y. 9 M. 23 D.

6845

East

1

Benson

Lucille

2 Oct 1906

20 Mar 1911

Daughter of William C & Laura BENSON.

6751

West

7

Benson

Luther

25 Jan 1877

23 Aug 1971

Husband of Gertrude J BENSON.

6758

West

7

Benson

Margret

13 Jul 1803

3 Aug 1866

Consort of William BENSON.

Aged 63 y’s. 20 D’s.

6857

East

2

Benson

Mary

--

--

nee TAYLOR.  Wife of James BENSON, Sr..

6846

6847


East

1

Benson

Nancy A

9 Feb 1844

10 Mar 1899

Wife of Sylvester BENSON.  Aged 55 Y. 1 M. 1 D.

6843

East

1

Benson

Raymond

26 Sep 1898

22 Oct 1898

--

6744

West

6

Benson

Ronald Sylvester

20 Apr 1896

1925

Amb. Co. 254, 14th S. T., WW I.

6742

West

6

Benson

Sylvester

10 Jul 1823

31 Mar 1913

Husband of Nancy A BENSON.  Aged 90 Y. 8 M. 21 D.

6844

East

1

Benson

Viola K

1875

1943

Wife of James E BENSON.  “Mother”

6768

West

8

Benson

William

31 Mar 1793

26 Sep 1878

Husband of Margret BENSON.

“Beneath this stone lie the remains of WILLIAM BENSON a soldier of the War of 1812.  Born in Bourbon Co., KY. Mar 31 A.D. 1793.  Emigrated to Gibson Co. Ind. in the year 1816 and continued in the occupation of ??? to the time of his death.  Sept 26 A.D. 1878

6855

East

2

Benson

William C

25 Apr 1868

23 Sep 1962

Husband of Laura BENSON.

(Click here to view obituary.)

6752

West

7

Benson

William C

--

11 Mar 1865

Aged 20 yr’s. 5 Mo’s 3 Dys.

“He died for his country”  “Fell mortally wounded at the Battle of Kinston, N.C. March 10, Died March 11, 1865

6859

East

2

Benson

William H

24 Oct 1904

24 May 1971

--

6740

West

6

Brumfield

L Pauline

8 Jan 1913

14 May 1994

“Daughter”

6805

West

10

Brumfield

Mary Ethel

6 Nov 1889

14 Dec 1977

--

6804

West

10

Bunnell

Margaret J "Margo"

19 Nov 1928

9 Aug 2010

nee JAQUESS. 

(Click here to view obituary.)
 

0550



West

3

Crawford

Mary J

28 Jan 1858

25 Jun 1918

Wife of A J CRAWFORD.

6833

West

13

Daugherty

Archie

7 Jul 1914

10 Oct 1995

Husband of Louise DAUGHERTY.  Married 1 Jul 1942.  
Pfc. US Army, WW II.

6678

West

1

Daugherty

Louise

3 Mar 1917

22 Nov 2008

Wife of Archie DAUGHERTY.  Married 1 Jul 1942

6678

West

1

Daugherty

Sariah J

3 Sep 1843

2 Oct 1844

Daughter of W F & J DAUGHERTY.

0005  (Replacement for old stone.)

6853

East

2

Dawson

Adam Brown

1861

1949

Husband of Cordelia A DAWSON.  “Father”

6824

West

12

Dawson

Cordelia A

1868

1939

Wife of Adam Brown DAWSON.  “Mother”

6824

West

12

Dawson

Paul Elijah

Apr 1906

Jul 1906

--

6825

West

12

Dike

Clyde C

1895

1990

Husband of Fern F DIKE.

6734

West

6

Dike

Fern F

1895

1989

Wife of Clyde C DIKE.

6734

West

6

Emerson

Agnes E

8 Aug 1877

6 Feb 1969

Wife of Joseph L EMERSON.

6796

West

10

Emerson

Angie Vaughn

7 Feb 1918

3 Dec 1994

nee VAUGHN.  Wife of Eugene C EMERSON.

6809

West

11

Emerson

Edith B

1883

1963

Wife of Dr. Jesse D EMERSON.

6765

West

8

Emerson

Eugene C

13 Dec 1910

2 Jan 1989

Husband of Angie (VAUGHN) EMERSON.

6809

West

11

Emerson

Hugh Pegram

4 Oct 1907

31 Jul 1908

--

6795

West

10

Emerson

Jesse D, Dr

1872

1955

Husband of Edith B EMERSON.  “Dentist”

6765

West

8

Emerson

Joseph L

29 Sep 1870

5 Oct 1962

Husband of Agnes E EMERSON.

6796

West

10

Flowers

Dink J

1877

1954

Husband of Maude FLOWERS.

6761

West

7

Flowers

Maude

1881

1967

Wife of Dink J FLOWERS.

6761

West

7

Forbis

Barnes S

27 Aug 1858

22 May 1940

Husband of Zerelda R FORBIS.

6831

West

13

Forbis

Zerelda R

8 Mar 1860

15 Mar 1941

Wife of Barnes S FORBIS.

6831

West

13

Garrett

Alice E

1908

2003

Wife of Frank GARRETT.

6698

West

3

Garrett

Carol Jane

25 Mar 1931

--

nee HUEY.  Wife of Frank GARRETT, Jr.

6697

West

3

Garrett

Frank

1907

1987

Husband of Alice E GARRETT.

6698

West

3

Garrett

Frank, Jr

30 May 1931

--

Husband of Carol Jane GARRETT.

6697

West

3

Garrett

Kathy Jane

8 Jan 1960

8 Jan 1960

“Infant”

6696

West

3

Garwood

Mary E

25 Jan 1909

8 Feb 1992

Wife of Ralph GARWOOD.  Married 1 Oct 1933. .  “Daughters:  Carol, Susanne”

6681

West

2

Garwood

Ralph

10 May 1906

30 Aug 1981

Husband of Mary E GARWOOD.  Married 1 Oct 1933.  “Daughters:  Carol, Susanne”

6681

West

2

Gottffried

Mariloys Woods

24 Apr 1925

2 Mar 2006

nee WOODS.  Wife of Herbert A “Brownie” GOTTFRIED, Jr.  Married 2 Jul 1950.  Daughter of Darwin T & Grace D (FERGUSON) WOODS.  “Sons:  Gary, Terry & Thomas”

6675

West

1

Gottfried

Herbert A, Jr. “Brownie”

5 Feb 1925

24 May 1995

Husband of Mariloys (WOODS) GOTTFRIED.  Married 2 Jul 1950.  Son of Herbert A, Sr. & Laura (MAUCK) BENSON, GOTTFRIED.  “Sons:  Gary, Terry & Thomas”

Cpl. US Army Air Corps, WW II.

6675

West

1

Henn

Maude A

21 Sep 1891

15 Jun 1981

--

6883

East

8

Highsmith

Fanney Ellen

2 Aug 1893

22 Nov 1930

nee PURCELL.  1st Wife of Harry HIGHSMITH.

6759

West

7

Highsmith

Gladys B

21 Jul 1897

31 Dec 1991

2nd Wife of  Harry J HIGHSMITH.

6759

West

7

Highsmith

Harry J

18 May 1887

1 Mar 1966

Husband of Fannye E (PURCELL)  HIGHSMITH, 1st and Gladys B HIGHSMITH, 2nd.

6759

West

7

Highsmith

William Howard

1916

13 Feb 1980

--

6756

West

7

Hudelson

Eugenia W

26 Jun 1910

6 Jan 2001

Wife of S Robert HUDELSON.

6787

West

9

Hudelson

S Robert

18 Aug 1905

16 Jul 1965

Husband of Eugenia W HUDELSON.

6787

West

9

Hurt

Virginia Sumner

17 Mar 1919

--

--

6736

West

6

Rows in the “West” section were numbered beginning at the west edge of the cemetery along Hwy 65.

Rows in the “East” section (original section of cemetery on top of the hill) were numbered beginning along the access lane.

               

6672  View of the West section  from along Hwy 65 looking east..
6839  View of the East section from the southwest looking notheast.
6840  View of the East section from the northwest looking southeast.
6864 View of the center of the East section -- very few headstones remain to be seen.