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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 Nov 2017

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

Poore

Alice

1909

--

Wife of Ronda POORE.

6775

West

9

Poore

Ronda

14 Jul 1895

16 Feb 1971

Husband of Alice POORE.

Pvt. US Army, WW I.

6775

West

9

Robinson

George C

--

8 Jul 1855

Son of J A & L ROBINSON. 


Aged 7 Mos. 3 ds.

0009  (Replacement for old stone.)

6880

East

6

Scott

Barton W

1853

1942

Husband of Loucinda SCOTT.  “Father”

6884

East

8

Scott

Elizabeth French

1903

1997

nee FRENCH.  Wife of Sylvester Benson SCOTT.

6773

West

8

Scott

Ida M

3 Sep 1883

9 May 1898

Daughter of Barton W & Loucinda SCOTT.

6886

East

8

Scott

Lillie Benson

1883

1974

nee BENSON.  Wife of William E SCOTT.

6772

West

8

Scott

Loucinda

1854

1929

Wife of Barton W SCOTT.  “Mother”

6885

East

8

Scott

Mary Alice

27 May 1916

15 May 2004

Wife of Paul Ewing SCOTT.  “Our children:  Jane Ellyn, Judith Andree, Tamara Jo, Phillip Edward”

6770

West

8

Scott

Paul Ewing

24 May 1904

7 Jan 1988

Husband of Mary Alice SCOTT.  “Our children:  Jane Ellyn, Judith Andree, Tamara Jo, Phillip Edward”

6770

West

8

Scott

Sylvester Benson

1902

1976

Husband of Elizabeth (FRENCH) SCOTT.

6773

West

8

Scott

William E

1879

1964

Husband of Lillie (BENSON) SCOTT.

6772

West

8

Shoultz

A A, Eld.

25 Feb 1862

1954

Husband of Francis SHOULTZ.

6798

6802

West

10

Shoultz

Francis

10 Jan 1862

1958

Wife of Eld. A A SHOULTZ.

6798

6801

West

10

Shoultz

Mellie

7 Aug 1897

21 Dec 1918

Daughter of A A & Francis SHOULTZ.

6799

6800

West

10

Simpson

Margaret J

18 Jul 1851

30 Dec 1939

--

6797

West

10

Smith

Columbus B

1864

1956

Husband of Olive (SIPP) SMITH.

6829

West

13

Smith

Frederick M

22 Jul 1933

5 Jul 2017

Husband of Kathleen (BENSON) SMITH. 


Son of Shirley M & Goldie (TAYLOR) SMITH. 


US Army.

 


(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.


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Smith

Hiram

1834

1916

Husband of Martha SMITH.  “Father”

6819

West

12

Smith

Manoah S

22 Jan 1821

4 Jun 1905

Husband of Martha SMITH.

6830

West

13

Smith

Martha

1840

1924

Wife of Hiram SMITH.  “Mother”

6820

West

12

Smith

Martha

1 Feb 1828

9 May 1904

Wife of Manoah S SMITH.

6830

West

13

Smith

Olive Sipp

1878

1963

nee SIPP.  Wife of Columbus B SMITH.

6829

West

13

Smith

Ulysess G

--

--

Co. K, 153 Ind. Inf. Spanish American War.

6832

West

13

Smith

William W

14 Jul 1845

12 Jul 1925

“Historian and author of ‘A True Record Concerning Owensville, Indiana, And It’s People’ 1872 Thru 1916”

“Memorial erected 1983 by Montgomery and Wabash Township Historical Societies”

6720

6721


West

5

Steel

Don B

17 Jun 1894

20 Jul 1916

Husband of Vada M STEEL.

6850

East

1

Steel

Vada M

30 Jul 1891

10 Apr 1989

Wife of Don B STEEL.

6850

East

1

Stewart

Beatrice M

5 Jun 1898

3 Mar 1982

Wife of J Wesley STEWART.

6731

West

5

Stewart

John Wesley

23 Nov 1899

23 Jan 1966

Husband of Beatrice M STEWART.

Indiana, Sgt. US Army, WW I

6731

West

5

Stone

Infant

--

--

Son of S M & Lucy STONE.

6872  Headstone not found.  Information from prior listing.

East

5

Stone

Infant

--

--

Daughter of S M & Lucy STONE.

6872  Headstone not found.  Information from prior listing.

East

5

Stone

Infant

--

--

Son of S M & Lucy STONE.

6872  Headstone not found.  Information from prior listing.

East

5

Stone

Infant

--

--

Daughter of S M & Lucy STONE.

6872  Headstone not found.  Information from prior listing.

East

5

Stone

Infant

--

--

Son of S M & Lucy STONE.

6872  Headstone not found.  Information from prior listing.

East

5

Stone

Thomas

26 Feb 1785

11 Aug 1822

“Sheriff of Gibson County, son of a Revolutionary Soldier”

6873

East

5

Stone

Wesley

??

??

Son of Thomas & Dorcas STONE.

6874

East

5

Sumner

Phillip Benson

15 Mar 1944

4 Aug 1951

--

6738

West

6

Sumner

Richey Benson

7 Jul 1918

24 May 1959

--

6737

West

6

Sumner

William J

1921

1945

--

6760

West

7

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.