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Leathers Cemetery

(Also known as Lithers Cemetery)

Patoka Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.3930 N;  Longitude, -87.5507 W
Congressional Location:SW-1/4, LOCATION 107; TOWNSHIP 1S; RANGE 10W
Common Directions:

2 miles north of Princeton.  Located about 425 feet north of Old Petersburg Road, just west of the Patoka River at Severn's Crossing.

Last updated 14 Apr 2011

The following shows all known graves.  Photographs, 13 Apr 2011,  by Daniel L Elliott.  Located with the assistance of the property owner, Ron Maikranz.  In the past there were several other monuments at this location.  If you have knowledge of any other graves which may not be shown below, please drop us an e-mail and let t us know.       email016.gif (1209 bytes)

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Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Notes & Inscriptions

Photo#            Photo





George W

4 May 1843

5 Apr 1876

First husband of Indiana (LEATHERS) WRIGHT.  Married 5 Nov 1864.  Son of James & Eliza S WRIGHT.
Aged 32 Ys. 11 Ms. 1 day.
(Note:  This is the only monument that can still be found in the cemetery.) 

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




Sections and Rows.
Not applicable. 

Background information:
George W WRIGHT married Indiana LEATHERS, 5 Nov 1864 in Gibson County, Indiana.  They had at least five children who were living at the time of the 1880 census which perhaps explains why she had remarried quickly to Henry BECK on 31 Aug 1876.

Indiana LEATHERS was a daughter of William & Mary “Polly” (SEVERNS) LEATHERS.  The Leathers family once owned the land where the cemetery is located.