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Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.

David Smith Cemetery

(aka Bethel Cemetery)

Montgomery Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.3026 N;  Longitude, -87.6606 W
Congressional Location:NE-1/4; NW-1/4; SECTION 32; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 11W
Common Directions:

Located adjacent to the north side of the Old Owensville-Princeton Road, about 3/10 mile northeast of the intersection with County Road 525W; 2.5 miles northeast of Owensville.

Last updated   16 Jul 2013

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.  
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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions & Notes

Photo #                   Photo

Sect-ion

Row

Daugherty

Jane

--

20 Nov 1888

Wife of William F DAUGHERTY

? Y 9 M. 29 D.

(Note:  The 1880 census reports birth about 1824.)

4867

West

10

Daugherty

John

18 Sep 1858

20 Jan 1911

--

4823

East

8

Daugherty

William  F

5 Jul 1820

13 Aug 1891

Husband of Jane DAUGHERTY.

71 Ys. 1 Mo. 8 Ds.

4868

West

10

Davenport

George

16 Sep 1887

14 Feb 1892

--

4955

West

13

Delay

Flora Armstrong

27 Apr 1895

27 Jul 1964

nee ARMSTRONG.  Wife of Frank DELAY.  Married 12 Jul 1917.  Daughter of James & Lelah G ARMSTRONG.

5043

West

17

Delay

Frank

9 Feb 1896

13 Mar 1971

Husband of Flora (ARMSTRONG) DELAY.  Married 12 Jul 1917.  Son of Joseph & Mary DELAY.

“Husband”

5043

West

17

DePriest

Arthur

1875

1932

Husband of Mabel Marvel DePRIEST.

4845

West

9

DePriest

David D

3 May 1856

25 Feb 1880

--

4864

West

10

DePriest

Joseph D

18 Jun 1849

27 Mar 1878

--

4865

West

10

DePriest

Mabel Marvel

1881

1960

Wife of Arthur DePRIEST.

4845

West

9

Doherty

Fannie

22 Aug 1858

23 Dec 1881

Wife of Warren T DOHERTY.

4979

West

14

Emerson

Alexander “Alex”

1842

1930

Husband of Mary E (CRAWFORD) EMMERSON.

5018

West

15

Emerson

Amy E

1872

1953

nee WILLIAMS.  Wife of Arthur EMERSON.  Married 24 Dec 1894.  Daughter of T & Elizabeth WILLIAMS.

5026

West

16

Emerson

Anna C

1878

1959

nee CUSHMAN.  Wife of Otis EMERSON.  Married 12 Sep 1900.  Daughter of R & Ella CUSHMAN.

4923

West

12

Emerson

Arthur

1872

1946

Husband of Amy E (WILLIAMS) EMERSON.  Married 24 Dec 1894.  Son of Alexander “Alex” & Mary E (CRAWFORD) EMMERSON.

5026

West

16

Emerson

Arthur G

1879

1893

--

4987

West

14

Emerson

Byron L

11 Feb 1907

31 Aug 1994

US Army, WW II.

4922

West

12

Emerson

Calvin T

1859

1920

Husband of Florence EMERSON.

4831

East

8

Emerson

Carl H

1915

1926

--

4951

West

13

Emerson

Carl H

1883

1884

--

4986

West

14

Emerson

Clarence V

1877

1960

“Father’

4952

West

13

Emerson

Columbus

28 Jul 1842

23 Jun 1915

Husband of Sarah (SKELTON) EMERSON.  Married 26 Feb 1867

Pvt., Co. B, 65th Reg. Indiana Infantry.


4902

4904

West

11

Emerson

Florence

1868

1936

Wife of Calvin T EMERSON.

4830

East

8

Emerson

Josephus

1851

1934

Husband of Mary Jane (WOODS) EMERSON.  Married 14 Sep 1876.

“Father”

4988

West

14

Emerson

Lena

28 Apr 1865

7 Sep 1918

nee BISKER.  Second wife of Thomas EMERSON.  Married 10 Aug 1892.  Daughter of John BISKER.

4833

East

8

Emerson

Mark R

14 Jun 1905

25 Mar 1973

--

4739

East

3

Emerson

Martha E Woods

30 Sep 1860

2 Dec 1889

nee WOODS.  First wife of Thomas EMERSON.  Married 24 Feb 1881.

4834

East

8

Emerson

Mary DePriest

1851

1903

nee DePRIEST.

4901

West

11

Emerson

Mary E

1874

1947

“Mother”

4950

West

13

Emerson

Mary Jane

1856

1942

nee WOOD.  Wife of Josephus EMERSON.  Married 14 Sep 1876.

“Mother”

4988

West

14

Emerson

Nelle

1878

1945

Daughter of Alexander “Alex” & Mary E (CRAWFORD) EMMERSON.

5021

West

15

Emerson

Otis

1875

1957

Husband of Anna C (CUSHMAN) EMERSON.  Married 12 Sep 1900.  Son of Columbus & Sarah EMERSON.

4923

West

12

Emerson

Ruth

24 Nov 1900

2 Nov 1903

Daughter of Thomas & Lena (BISKER) EMERSON.

4832

East

8

Emerson

Sarah

25 Jan 1845

26 Jun 1878

nee SKELTON.  Wife of Columbus EMERSON.  Married 26 Feb 1867.

4902

4903

West

11

Emerson

Thomas

30 Nov 1856

18 Feb 1924

Husband of Martha E (WOODS), 1st, married 24 Feb 1881 and Lena (BISKER) EMERSON, 2nd, married 10 Aug 1892.  Son of Reuben & L J EMERSON.

4835

East

8

Emmerson

Jesse

14 Jan 1811

6 Nov 1878

Husband of Margareta EMMERSON.

4982

West

14

Emmerson

Margareta

8 Nov 1811

6 Jun 1889

Wife of Jesse EMMERSON.

4982

West

14

Emmerson

Mary E

11 Feb 1847

15 Aug 1917

nee CRAWFORD. Wife of Alexander “Alex” EMMERSON.  Married 27 Dec 1866.

5019

West

15

Emmerson

William T

13 Jan 1868

23 Apr 1885

Son of Alexander “Alex” & Mary E (CRAWFORD) EMMERSON.

Aged 17 Ys. 3 Ms. 10 Ds.

5020

West

15

Evans

Donald Bruce

15 Mar 1953

4 Sep 1985

US Army.

4824

East

8

Evans

Madge Bruce

1901

1963

nee BRUCE.
"Mother"

4826

East

8

Faro

Beverly Jean

10 Jun 1944

19 Feb 2012

nee SPEER.  Daughter of Paul "Dutch" & Virginia (COOMER) SPEER.

4293

West

17

Fravel

Dora M

1880

1965

nee BOYLE.  Wife of George W FRAVEL.  Married 22 Nov 1899.  Daughter of G & Lucinda BOYLE.

4780

East

5

Fravel

G Melvin

14 Oct 1908

23 Jun 1933

--

4777

East

5

Fravel

George W

1879

1951

Husband of Dora M FRAVEL.

4780

East

5

Fravel

William G

9 Apr 1935

9 Apr 1935

Husband of Dora M (BOYLE) FRAVEL.  Married 22 Nov 1899.  Son of W & ? (THOMPSON) FRAVEL.

4781

East

5

Furr

Byron Dean

2 Jan 1961

27 Dec 1977

Son of Elizabeth Ann KNOX.  Grandsons of Harry & Mary KENEIPP.

“Died together (with brother David Lee FURR) 27 Dec 1977 in an automobile accident”

4767

East

5

Furr

David Lee

18 Oct 1959

27 Dec 1977

Son of Elizabeth Ann KNOX.  Grandsons of Harry & Mary KENEIPP.

“Died together (with brother Byron Dean FURR) 27 Dec 1977 in an automobile accident”

4767

East

5

Gage

Pearl M

28 Dec 1905

--

--

5001

West

15

Giberson

David S

19 Sep 1832

20 Jul 1900

--

4956

West

13

Hanks

Delcenia C “Delle”

--

2 Dec 1900

nee RINGHAM.  Wife of James M HANKS.  Married 28 Aug 1884.

Aged 35 Ys. 10 Ms. 13 Ds.

4722

4725

East

2

Hanks

Grace

--

19 Jun 1904.

Daughter of James M & Delcenia C “Delle” HANKS.

Aged 19 Y 12 D.

4723

4727

East

2

Hanks

James M

--

13 Apr 1901

Husband of Delcenia C “Delle” (RINGHAM) HANKS.  Married 28 Aug 1884.

Aged 32 Ys. 6 Ms. 28 Ds.

4724

4726

East

2

Hay

Harold Theodore

25 Sep 1910

16 Aug 1965

Husband of Ollie Frances (MOUNTS) HAY.

Indiana, Pvt., Medical Department.

4945

4946

West

12

Hay

Ollie Frances

5 Apr 1911

10 Apr 1996

nee MOUNTS.  Wife of Harold Theodore HAY.

4945

West

12

Hay

William Allen

1932

1939

--

4947

West

12

Heckman

Michael Martin

1960

1961

“Baby”

4745

East

4

Heckman

Percy M

7 Sep 1911

31 Oct 1975

--

4779

East

5

Heckman

Sarah Ellen

29 Sep 1914

7 May 2005

nee MAUCK. 

(Obituary gives name as “Sarah Ellen (MAUCK) FRAVEL HECKMAN.”)

4778

East

5

Higbie

Sarah R

1866

1959

Wife of Willis A HIGBIE.

4941

West

12

Higbie

Willis A

1865

1902

Husband of Sarah R HIGBIE.

4941

West

12

Horton

Cora Mae

10 Apr 1897

5 Mar 1992

nee McDANIEL.  Wife of CAMERON, 1st and Richard C HORTON, 2nd.

5041

West

16

Horton

Richard C

31 May 1892

7 Sep 1980

Husband of Verta V HORTON, 1st and Cora Mae (McDANIEL) CAMERON HORTON, 2nd.

Sgt. US Army, WW I.

5039

5040

West

16

Horton

Verta V

5 May 1888

14 Aug 1959

Wife of Richard C HORTON.

5039

West

16

Houchin

Estes James

1917

1944

431st Bomb Sqdn., US Air Force.

4735

East

3

Houchin

Simon Verle

22 May 1920

5 Aug 1944

Pfc., 9th Reg. Weapons Co., 9th  Div., US Marines, WW II.

4735

4736

East

3

Hull

Andrew N

30 Nov 1860

19 Jul 1900

--

4871

West

10

Hull

Bessie

24 Dec 1875

21 Aug 1890

Daughter of J N & Mary J (MONROE) HULL.

4899

West

11

Hull

Elizabeth N

29 Dec 1827

24 Apr 1912

Wife of Thomas HULL.

4869

West

10

Hull

J N

4 Jul 1849

9 Oct 1908

Husband of Mary (MONROE) HULL

4900

West

11

Hull

John Edwards

26 Jul 1853

1 Apr 1883

Son of Thomas & Elizabeth N HULL.

4870

West

10

Hull

Mary

17 Jun 1849

27 Mar 1922

nee MONROE.  Wife of J N HULL.

4900

West

11

Hull

Maude

4 Jul 1877

20 Aug 1890

Daughter of J N & Mary J (MONROE) HULL.

4899

West

11

Hull

Thomas

28 Apr 1818

13 Jan 1896

Husband of Elizabeth N HULL.

4869

West

10

Hurst

Ira E

1856

1934

“Father”

4758

East

5

Section and Row definitions. 

There is a center lane extending from the entrance gate, which divides the cemetery into east and west sections.  Rows were numbered beginning on the east side of the cemetery.

               

4709  View from the entrance gate of the west side of the cemetery.
4708  View from the entrance gate of the east side of the cemetery.
4881  View of west section from bottom of the hill.
4782  View of the east section from the bottom of the hill.