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McCurdy Cemetery

(Also known as Dugan Cemetery)

Patoka Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.3512 N;  Longitude, -87.5962 W
Congressional Location:SE-1/4; SE-1/4; SECTION 11; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 11W
Common Directions:

Located about 500-600 feet north of County Road  50S, 250 feet east of the intersection with US41, about 0.5 mile southeast of Princeton.

Last updated 28 Jul 2011

The following list was furnished by Dorothy Kirby, and photographs on 10 Mar 2010 by Daniel L Elliott.   Notes were supplemented with marriage and census records plus genealogy records.  There probably 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

Notes and Inscriptions

Photo #      Photo

Sect-
ion

Row

Benson

James, Sr.

1761

1844

Born in Pennsylvania.

Aged 82 years.

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

N/A

Benton

Mary Etta

--

4 Sep 1868

Aged 10 mos. 28 dys.

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

 N/A

 ?

Binkley

James

abt 1828

--

Husband of Mary Jane (DOUGAN) married 14 Aug 1851.

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

N/A

 ?

 

Binkley

Sarah C

--

7 Oct 1854

Daughter of Jame & Mary Jane (DOUGAN) BINKLEY.

Aged 1 yr. 7 mos. 10 dys.

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

 N/A

?

Calvin

Nancy

--

23 Sep 1878

nee MOUNTS. Wife of Eli HANKS, 1st, married 6 Apr 1848; and Job CALVIN, 2nd, married 24 MAR 1864.

Aged 49 years.
(Note:  Marriage record reads Job COLVIN.)

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

 N/A

?

Dougan

Charles

25 Dec 1841

22 Sep 1874

Husband of Desdemonia (WILSON) DOUGAN married 6 Nov 1862.

8129

 N/A

 5

Dougan

Desdemonia

--

--

nee WILSON.  Wife of Charles DOUGAN.  Married 6 Nov 1862.
Born
Fayette County, Indiana.
Bottom of stone is unreadable.

8128

 N/A

 5

Dougan

George W

--

22 May 1859

Son of Samuel & Mary "Polly" (IRVIN / ERWIN) DOUGAN.
Aged 19 yrs. 4 mos. 10 dys.

8122 

 N/A

Dougan

I B

20 Jun 1869

15 Sep 1873

Daughter of J. & E. J. DOUGAN; "She's gone she's left this world of woe for regions of . . ."

8136

 N/A

 6

Dougan

Oscar E

23 Jun 1861

24 Feb 1868

Son of Charles & Desdemonia (WILSON) DOUGAN.
"Born in Gibson Co..."

 8127

 N/A

 5

Dougan

Samuel

--

22 Nov 1862

Husband of Mary
"Polly" (IRVIN / ERWIN) DOUGAN married 16 Feb 1832.
"A loving husband & father, a faithful friend lies buried here."

Aged 51 yrs. 22 mos. 23 dys.

 8121

 N/A

Dougan

Sarah "Sally"

12 Mar 1814

22 May 1854

nee HELT.  Wife of James DOUGAN married 24 Feb 1831.
 "A loving wife a mother dear, a faithful friend lies buried here."

Aged 40 yrs. 2 mos. 11 dys.

 8084

 N/A

 4

Erwin

John

--

15 Jul 1851

Husband of Mary ERWIN.
Aged 71 years.

 8112

N/A 

 4

Erwin

Susannah

15 Jun 1811

31 Jul 1851

Wife of Charles ERWIN

 8113

Large headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

N/A 

Fisher

Stephen

--

1865

--

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

N/A

 ?

Gordon

James H

30 Jan 1853

30 Oct 1853

Son of Daniel & Narcissa GORDON married 17 Feb 1848.
(Top of stone is now missing; no visible markings.)

8109

N/A

 3

Gordon

Narcissa

15 Dec 1829

23 Oct 1859

nee HANKS. Consort of Daniel T GORDON married 17 Feb 1848.
(Top of stone is now missing.)

8108

N/A

 3

Green

Bertha Ellen

--

21 Oct 1855

Daughter of Flemmon R & Sarah E GREEN.

Aged 1 week.

8118

 N/A

 4

Hanks

Comadore P

9 Nov 1853

2 May 1876

Son of James S & Eliza HANKS.
Aged 23 yrs. 3 mos. 3 dys.

Photo contributed by Ron Hanks, 1999.

Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

 N/A

Hanks

Francis Marion

1828-1832

4 Aug 1881

Corporal Company "G"; 1st. Reg., Callifornia Infantry.

Enlisted as Pvt., in Co. G, California, 5th Inf. Reg on 28 Nov 1861, promoted to Full Corporal, 27 Nov 1864.  Transferred to Co. G, California 1st Inf. Battalion, 27 Nov 1864.  Mustered out 15 Sep 1866 at Los Prinos, New Mexico.
(Note:  Date of death from "Headstones Provided for Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903")


Photo contributed by Ron Hanks, 1999.

8098  10 Mar 2010

 N/A

 2

Hanks

James W

abt 1833

10 Aug 1872

Husband of Marium HANKS.

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

 N/A

?

Hanks

Marium

14 Feb 1833

27 Feb 1872

Wife of James W HANKS.
Aged 39 yrs. 13 dys.

Photo contributed by Ron Hanks, 1999.

8139  10 Mar 2010

 N/A

 6

Hanks

Mary

21 Jan 1771

Aug 1856

nee STEWART.  Wife of William HANKS (The Minister)

Photo contributed by Ron Hanks, 1999.

Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

 N/A

 ?

Hanks

William M

15 Dec 1824

28 Sep 1851

Husband of Lourna HANKS.
"A loving husband and father dear, a faithful friend is buried here."

Aged 26 yrs. 9 mos. 13 dys.

Photo contributed by Ron Hanks, 1999.

8107  10 Mar 2010

N/A

 3

Hanks

William, Rev.

--

17 Feb 1825

Consort of Mary "Polly" (STEWART) HANKS.

Aged 55 years.

Photo contributed by Ron Hanks, 1999.

8095  10 Mar 2010.

N/A

 2

May

Matilda

20 May 1820

20 Jan 1852

nee SPORE.  Wife of Cassimer MAY.  Married 2 Dec 1847.  Daughter of Henry & Elizabeth SPORE.

Dates from family genealogy.
(Note: The name "MAY" is not visible on the tombstone fragments. It may have been left off intentionally.  Per GLS)

 Photo by Gerald  L "Jerry" SPORE.

Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

 N/A

?

Martin

Nancy E

--

17 Jul 1874

Daughter of A. P. & ? MARTIN.

Aged 2 mos. 18 ds.
(Note:  This stone was previously read as "McCURDY, Nancy C.")

8131

 N/A

 5

Mauck

Cordelia J

17 Jun 1848

27 May 1865

nee McNEELY.  Wife of Julius MAUCK married 10 Jan 1865.

Photo contributed by Ron Hanks, 1999.

Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

N/A 

 ?

McCurdy

Martin

--

17 Jul 1874

Aged 24 yrs. 18 dys.

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

N/A 

McMullen

Belinda Ann

16 ??? 1813

30 Nov 1848

nee EMBREE. Wife of Thomas McMULLEN, Jr.

8100 (footstone)

N/A

 3

McMullen

Ellen Jane

12 Aug 1838

3 Oct 1844

Daughter of Thomas Jr. & Belinda McMULLEN

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

 N/A

McMullen

Hugh

5 Apr 1805

29 Jul 1854

Husband of Mary McMULLEN.

Aged 49 years.

8102

N/A

 1

McMullen

Sarah

--

3 Jun 1849

Wife of Thomas McMULLEN Sr.

Aged 87 years.

8105

N/A

 3

McMullen

Thomas, Sr.

--

26 Sep 1835

Husband of Sarah McMULLEN.
Aged 72 years.

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

 N/A

?

McNeely

George

24 May 1824

5 Oct 1850

Aged 26 yrs. 4 mos. 11 dys.

 Headstone not found 10 Mar 2010.

 N/A

?

Spore

Elizabeth

12 Oct 1783

31 May 1862

nee RAMEY.  Wife of Henry SPORE.

Aged 78 yrs. 6 mos. 18 dys.

8091

8093

N/A

 1

Spore

Henry 

--

7 Jun 1860

Husband of Elizabeth SPORE.
"O Father Mother dear a short farewell; That we may meet . . ."

Aged 76 Years.

Photo by Gerald L "Jerry" SPORE.

8089  10 Mar 2010

8090  10 Mar 2010

N/A

 1

Spore

John

--

25 May 1855

Aged 47 yrs. 4 mos. 20 dys.
(Note:  Top of stone is now missing.)

Photo by Gerald L "Jerry" SPORE.

8088  10 Mar 2010

N/A

 1

?

?

--

--

Top of stone is missing.
Aged 29 yrs. 13 ds.
8134
N/A
6

?

?

--

--

Top of stone is missing.
Æ. 40 yrs.
8114

N/A
4

?

?

--

--

Broken stone and base.
In row of McMULLEN burials.
8103

N/A
3

?

?

--

--

Broken stone.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
8087

N/A
1

The above information, per transcribed records furnished by Dorothy Kirby.
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NOTE:  Dorothy A KIRBY, died 26 Mar 1992, age 75, and is buried at Columbia (White Church) Cemetery.
              Raymond KIRBY, died 5 Apr 2007, age 93, and is buried at Columbia (White Church) Cemetery.


The following article was submitted by Ron Hanks and is a reprint of an article appearing in the Evansville Press - June 18, 1984.

Cemetery Search
Tracing the ‘distant’ link to Nancy Hanks

By C.L. Walter, staff reporter

PRINCETON, Ind - Dorothy Kirby always had wondered if there was any truth to her family’s claim that they were related to Nancy Hanks, the mother of Abraham Lincoln.

So four years ago, with a new interest in her own genealogy, she and her husband, Raymond, began tracing Dorothy’s family tree, a quest that led them to the 159-year-old cemetery about one mile southwest of Princeton. Not content with just listing the names on the tumbled headstones, the Kirbys began restoring the old burial ground.

"I always knew it was there because my Dad always said it was there," said Mrs. Kirby, 67, who had not been to the cemetery before she began her search. " I feel comfortable there."

Mrs. Kirby has not found any evidence that she and Nancy Hanks are distant relatives, she and her husband have found plenty of "Hanks" buried in the old cemetery.

There’s the Rev. William Hanks, Mrs. Kirby’s great-great-grandfather who was the first person buried in the cemetery in 1825. And there is a Civil War veteran named Francis Hanks, who, according to his tombstone, served in Company B of the first California infantry.

She has learned through research that the Rev. Hanks formed the Primitive Baptist Church somewhere east of Princeton and another one in Patoka.

"I’ve given up all hope of ever finding a relationship with Nancy Hanks," said Mrs. Kirby, whose maiden name is Kendle. She said she first learned of the family from her grandmother’s obituary. The obituary did not detail the relationship however.

The Kirbys have uncovered tombstones of 36 people so far, ranging in ages from 2 months and 18 days to 87. Of the 36, 17 are her relation.

Uncovering the tombstones was just the first step. The couple cleaned the stones and pieced together some that had been broken.

Raymond Kirby, who is 70, said they have traveled to various parts of Indiana, Illinois and Missouri looking for ancestors on both sides of their family. "We’ve been all over and we still have a lot to go," Raymond said.

The Kirbys, who have no interest in being buried in the old cemetery when they die, consider the work they are doing as a hobby, and a way to get exercise. They also consider it a good way to honor their ancestors.

Raymond said, "I feel like we’re doing them a service.