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Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.

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

Benson Cemetery

aka William Benson Cemetery.
aka Robert Montgomery 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

Sect-ion

Row

Jaquess

Clara E

23 Jan 1920

14 Nov 2004

Wife of William Howard JAQUESS.  Married 17 Nov 1938.  “Our children:  William Levi, Teddy, Danny and Patricia”

6687

West

2

Jaquess

Fletcher P

1863

1948

Husband of Z Ella JAQUESS.

6709

West

4

Jaquess

Fletcher Pollard, Jr.

14 Aug 1900

20 Feb 1974

Husband of Helen Margaret JAQUESS.  Married 17 Aug 1923.

Indiana, Col. US Air Force, WW I & II, Korea.

6693

West

3

Jaquess

Helen Margaret

10 Apr 1906

3 Mar 1991

Wife of Fletcher Pollard JAQUESS, Jr.  Married 17 Aug 1923.

6693

West

3

Jaquess

Infant

1927

1927

--

6716

West

4

Jaquess

Infant

1917

1917

--

6718

West

4

Jaquess

Joe S

16 Aug 1918

11 Jan 1991

Son of W Stewart & Zella JAQUESS.

Tec. 5, US Army, WW II.

6691

West

3

Jaquess

John R

18 Jul 1926

28 Feb 1977

Pfc. US ARMY, WW II.

6692

6712

West

3

Jaquess

John R

1894

1918

“Son”

4th Brig. 2nd Div. A.E.F.

Buried in France.

6711

West

4

Jaquess

John R

10 Jul 1925

15 Jul 2006

--

6714

West

4

Jaquess

Juanita

1896

1921

“Daughter”

6713

West

4

Jaquess

Ruth

1923

1924

--

6717

West

4

Jaquess

Virginia E

30 May 1943

--

Wife of William L JAQUESS.  Married 3 Jun 1958  “Son:  Joe”

6673

West

1

Jaquess

W Stewart

1889

1979

Husband of Zella JAQUESS.

6690

West

3

Jaquess

William Howard

17 Nov 1912

28 Nov 2002

Husband of Clara E JAQUESS.  Married 17 Nov 1938.  “Our children:  William Levi, Teddy, Danny and Patricia”

6687

West

2

Jaquess

William L

25 Sep 1942

14 Feb 2008

Husband of Virginia E JAQUES.  Married 3 Jun 1958.  “Son:  Joe”

6673

West

1

Jaquess

Z Ella

1863

1931

Wife of Fletcher P JAQUESS.

6709

West

4

Jaquess

Zella

1892

1987

Wife of W Stewart JAQUESS.

6690

West

3

Johnson

Deborah L Philpot

12 Jan 1956

--

nee PHILPOT.  Wife of Robert Michael JOHNSON.

6813

West

11

Johnson

Francis Alexis, Sr "Lex"

28 Feb 1875

17 Aug 1961

Husband of Margaret B (BENSON) JOHNSON.  Married 17 Nov 1910.  Son of Benjamin Franklin "Ben," "Frank" & Henrietta (WILLIAMS) MOUNTS JOHNSON.

(Click here for a link to full text of obituary -- pdf file.)

Courtesy of Bonnie Dunphy Kohler.

6739

West

6

Johnson

Margaret B

21 Feb 1880

8 May 1959

nee BENSON.  Wife of Francis Alexis JOHNSON, Sr. "Lex."  Married 17 Nov 1910.  Daughter of Sylvester & Nancy BENSON.

6739

West

6

Johnson

Robert Lexington "Lex"

3 May 1917

5 May 2009

Husband of Spicy M (MONTGOMERY) JOHNSON. 


F1, US Navy, WW II.



(Click here to view obituary.)

0552


0553


West

11

Johnson

Robert Michael

12 Jul 1956

--

Husband of Deborah L (PHILPOT) JOHNSON.

6813

West

11

Johnson

Spicy M

12 Jun 1914

5 Mar 2011

nee MONTGOMERY.  Wife of Robert Lexington "Lex" JOHNSON.  Daughter of Jesse & Eunice (KENEIPP) MONTGOMERY.

(Click here to view obituary.)

0552

West

11

Leach

Jane

1771

26 Dec 1836

nee THOMPSON.  Wife of William LEACH.  “Born in VA. 1771, Died 26 Dec 1836, Aged 65 Yrs.”  “Memorial by her grandson Sylvester BENSON”

6861

6862

East

2

Linxwiler

Commodore

1885

1955

Husband of Ethel C LINXWILER.

6814

West

11

Linxwiler

Ethel C

1885

1937

Wife of Commodore LINXWILER.

6814

West

11

Lucas

Gertrude

5 May 1891

9 Mar 1988

--

6762

West

7

Lucas

Levi G

11 Dec 1887

21 Aug 1959

--

6764

West

8

Martin

Jasper

13 Nov 1850

28 May 1923

Husband of Mary M MARTIN.

6695

West

3

Martin

Mary M

20 Sep 1858

15 Feb 1951

Wife of Jasper MARTIN.

6695

West

3

McConnell

Aubrey L

1910

1955

--

6807

West

11

McConnell

Claude B

1885

1941

--

6807

West

11

McConnell

Dovie

1886

1947

--

6807

West

11

McCrary

Martha C

--

20 Nov 1841

Wife of L McMCRARY.


AE. 20 Y’s 1 mo. 27 ds.


(Top of old stone, not found, nor was footstone.  Prior listing gave name and “Wife of L, “MCM”)

0002  (Replacement for old stone.)

6849

East

1

Miller

Albert, M.D.

15 Oct 1867

7 Feb 1954

--

6823

West

12

Miller

Sarah

21 Oct 1836

21 Nov 1912

nee BENSON.  Wife of Martin R MILLER.  Daughter of William & Margaret BENSON.

6863

East

2

Montgomery

Ben

1879

1921

--

6836

West

13

Montgomery

Bernice K

1929

--

Wife of Charles T MONTGOMERY.

6821

West

12

Montgomery

Charles T

1926

--

Husband of Bernice K MONTGOMERY.

6821

West

12

Montgomery

Dwight Crawford

3 Jul 1900

5 Mar 1907

Son of B & N MONTGOMERY.

6835

West

13

Montgomery

Eunice Keneipp

28 Mar 1886

4 Mar 1977

nee KENEIPP.  Wife of Jesse MONTGOMERY.

6815

West

11

Montgomery

Helen E Gee

1905

1927

--

6834

West

13

Montgomery

India

--

12 Jul 1855

Daughter of Jarrad & Sarah MONTGOMERY. 

Aged 8 days. 


(Old stone was broken in 3 pieces.  Earlier listing gave age as 13 days.)

0004 (Replacement for old stone.)

6854

East

2

Montgomery

Infant

24 Sep 1873

24 Sep 1873

Infant son of Robert M & S E MONTGOMERY.

6866

East

3

Montgomery

Infant

6 May 1886

6 May 1886

Infant son of Robert M & S E MONTGOMERY.

6866

East

3

Montgomery

Jaley Ann

16 Oct 1817 or

16 Oct 1814

18 Aug 1901

Wife of Robert M M MONTGOMERY. 

Age 83 or 88 Yrs. 10 Mos. 20 ds.

(Note:  Older carving gives year of birth as 1817 and new one on west side of stone gives 1814.)

6867

6869

East

3

Montgomery

James

1784

20 Nov 1826

Husband of Nancy (COOK) MONTGOMERY.  Married 1805.  (Earlier listing gave exact date of birth and age as 42 yrs 8 mos.)

6871

Earlier photo by J Denise Wilkinson Underhill, 2005.   This old stone was not found.

East

4

Montgomery

Jesse

17 Nov 1884

30 Apr 1952

Husband of Eunice (KENEIPP) MONTGOMERY.

Indiana, Wagoner 14 Cavalry, WW I.

6816

West

11

Montgomery

Jesse

20 Jul 1836

9 Dec 1857

Son of R M & Jaley A MONTGOMERY.

0007  (Replacement for old stone.)

6865

East

3

Montgomery

Lois C

1913

1971

Wife of Philip M MONTGOMERY.

6822

West

12

Montgomery

Philip M

1910

1997

Husband of Lois C MONTGOMERY.

6822

West

12

Montgomery

Poly

--

--

nee McFARLAND.  Wife of Samuel  MONTGOMERY, Sr.

6877

East

6

Montgomery

R M

2 Aug 1851

16 Dec 1916

Husband of Spicy Ellen MONTGOMERY.

6852

East

2

Montgomery

Rane

Sep 1925

Mar 1826

(Stone is broken into pieces, some of which are obviously missing.  Name and years from earlier listing.)

6879

East

6

Montgomery

Robert

1782

1815

Son of Samuel & Polly (McFARLAND) MONTGOMERY, Sr.

“Soldier of 1812”

"...he was in the Battle of Tippecanoe, Nov. 7, 1811.  On this expedition he caught a severe cold, from which he never recovered.  He died in 1815 and was the first person buried..." in this cemetery.

6877

East

6

Montgomery

Robert Mac

7 Sep 1814

7 Dec 1881

Husband of Jaley Ann MONTGOMERY.

6868

East

3

Montgomery

Samuel

abt 1743

1815

Husband of Poly (McFARLAND) MONTGOMERY.  Son of Hugh MONTGOMERY, Sr.
“A Revolutionary War Soldier”

6876

East

6

Montgomery

Sarah

5 Jul 1793

Aug 1829

Wife of Samuel MONTGOMERY.  (Top of stone is missing.  Given name from earlier listing.)

0008  (Old stone has been reset in 2014/2015.)

Earlier photo by J Denise Wilkinson Underhill, 2005.  The top of the stone was not found.

East

6

Montgomery

Spicy Ellen

6 Dec 1850

2 Feb 1908

Wife of R M MONTGOMERY.

6852

East

2

Moore

Harrison

--

9 Sep 1921

West Virginia, Pvt. 67 Inf. 9 Div., WW I.

6817

West

11

Mounts

Bertha A

1892

1962

Wife of Howard G MOUNTS.

6724

West

5

Mounts

Howard G

1886

1981

Husband of Bertha A MOUNTS.

6724

West

5

Mounts

Joe Harvery

3 Dec 1917

20 Dec 1979

Husband of Mary Jane MOUNTS.

6725

West

5

Mounts

Mary Jane

17 Feb 1931

26 Jul 1987

Wife of Joe Harvey MOUNTS.

6725

West

5

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.