Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.


Philip Wiggins Martin


Montgomery Township

Gibson County, Indiana


 Latitude, 38.2155 N; Longitude, 87.7470 W

Congressional Location:


Common Directions:

Burial was located about 75-100 yards into a field on the south side of County Road 950S, just over 500 yards east of the intersection with County Road 1000W.

Last updated

  20 Oct 2009  

The burial location was reportedly on a small knoll in the left-center of the above photograph; there may have been an orchard located there at one time.  Only one burial was known to have existed here.  This was a section of land homesteaded by Philip W Martin.  The headstone has been preserved by Mr. & Mrs Don Rumble.

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Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions and Notes.

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Philip Wiggins

28 Mar 1788

16 Apr 1846

Husband of Mary "Polly" (GUTHRIE) MARTIN.  Marriage bond issued  13 May 1817.


  Above transcribed  from photographs, 20 Oct 2009 (photographs by Daniel L Elliott)  Background information supplied by Mrs Don Rumble.

The follwing information was found on


Updated: 2009-08-03 02:27:04 UTC (Mon)  
  • Name: Phillip Wiggins MARTIN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1788 in PA, USA
  • Death: 1846
  • Burial: Cynthiana, IN
  • Note: Don Ross Rumble farm
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Note:

    They resided mostly in Gibson Co, Indiana, where their children were born.
    Polly is listed on the 1850 census for Montgomery, Gibson, IN with seven children, but no Phillip. His youngest daughter, Sarah, was born in 1843. It can be assumed, therefroe that Phillip died sometime between 1843 and 1850 (ca 1846).
    Robert Knowles, Phillip?s gg-gs, reports that he visited the farm of Donald Ross Rumble near Cynthiana, IN in 2004. Don said he had Phillip?s tombstone in his yard. Phillip had been buried in one of his fields and that the tombstone had been knocked over and moved. The specific location of the grave, therefore, is unknown. Phillip is supposed to have homesteaded this farm. Phillip was a trustee of he Methodist Church in Cynthiana, a town a mile south of the Posey-Gibson county border.
    Bob and Betty Knowles report they have information that Phillip?s death was in April 1850. This may be from the bible of Mary Knowles Perry, Phillip?s granddaughter through Percilla.
    The Robert Gibson research shows Jesse H ( 1825) as a son but this is not confirmed by other records. Since Jesse is listed is later sellling his 1/12 interest in Phillip?s land, it can reasonably be assumed he is a son.
    The marriage date of 13 May 1817 is actually the date of the marriage bond (contract) signing. The actual ceremony probably took place in a church somewhat after this date.

    An later abstract for Phillips Gibson County, Indiana, land shows that William, the third child, bought his siblings? shares: In 1851, John, Jesse, and Susan sold each of their 1/12 shares for $300; In 1853, Christiana and Freelove sold their 1/12 shares for $120 and $112, respectively; In 1854, Polly sells 2/3 of her widow?s share; In 1854, Syrilda sells her 1/12 for $400; In 1857, Newton sells his share for $400; In 1864 Priscilla sells her 1/11 share for $400; In 1865, Ruben and Sarah sell their 1/12 shares for $440.
  • _UID: 1FAE19FA44E243FD973743744CB719987FC9
  • Change Date: 16 SEP 2005

    Father: John MARTIN b: 28 SEP 1766 in Hampsire Co, VA
    Mother: Christen WIGGINS b: 30 OCT 1768 in Hampshire Co , VA

  • Marriage 1 Mary (Polly) GUTHRIE b: ABT 1799 in KY, USA
    • Married: 13 MAY 1817 in Harrison Co, KY
    Children are also listed in this reference.