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Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.

Blythe Chapel

Cemetery

Union Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.2361 N;  Longitude, -87.6529 W
Congressional Location:NE-1/4; SE-1/4; SECTION 20; TOWNSHIP 3S; RANGE 11W
Common Directions:Located on the west side of CR 450W about 1/8 mile south of the intersection with CR 800S; adjacent to Blythe Chapel Church.
Last updated   28 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, a very limited survey (48 burials) by Robert E Turman made in 1946, 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

Inscriptions & Notes

Photo #                   Photo

Sect-ion

Row

Caniff

Shirley A

17 Feb 1937

11 Nov 2017

nee MOUNTS.  Wife of Jack CANIFF. 


Daughter of Harold & Gladys (WHITING) MOUNTS.


(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.

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?

Chamberlin

Ada F

1890

1967

--

5976

North

8

Creek

Tela Wright

1893

1977

--

5891

North

3

Davis

Infant

22 Jan 1869

23 Jan 1869

Twin, daughter of J & A B DAVIS.

5996

North

9

Davis

Joann

8 Jul 1927

--

nee McLEAN.  Wife of Ralph J DAVIS.  Married 17 Jun 1944.


Our children:  Butch, Terry, Beverly, Mary, Tami.  Our grandchildren:  Julie, Chris, Heather, Carla, Stephanie, Steven, Mendi, Jill.

6223

6225

South

9

Davis

Leigh Ann

6 Jul 1949

--

Wife of Terry Dennis DAVIS.

0824

South

11

Davis

Logan M

16 Oct 1866

16 Ocvt 1866

Son of J & A B DAVIS.

5997

North

9

Davis

Louisiana

22 Jan 1869

26 Jan 1869

Twin, daughter of J & A B DAVIS.

5996

North

9

Davis

Ralph C "Butch"

23 Mar 1947

22 Jul 2017

Husband of Rachelle DAVIS. 


Son Ralph J DAVIS & Joann (McCLEAN) DAVIS FITCH.


US Army, Vietnam.

 


(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.


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Davis

Ralph J

3 Jul 1924

28 Jun 1995

Husband of Joann (McLEAN) DAVIS.  Married 17 Jun 1944.


Our children:  Butch, Terry, Beverly, Mary, Tami.  Our grandchildren:  Julie, Chris, Heather, Carla, Stephanie, Steven, Mendi, Jill.


TEC 5, US Army, WW II.


6223

6225

6224

South

9

Davis

Terry Dennis

6 Feb 1948

23 Sep 2013

Husband of Leigh DAVIS. 


Son of Ralph J & Joann (McLEAN) DAVIS. 


US Army.


(Click here to view obituary.)

0824

South

11

Dawson

Mildred Jean

6 Apr 1922

19 Apr 1999

“Mother”

Children:  BOSS; Kay, Pat, John.  DAWSON:  Yvonne, Mike, Marilou.

6228

6229

South

9

Dawson

Noel C

11 May 1909

2 Nov 1971

“Father”

Children:  BOSS; Kay, Pat, John.  DAWSON:  Yvonne, Mike, Marilou.

6230

6231

South

9

Deffendall

Brenda S

4 Sep 1940

14 Oct 2009

nee POWELL.  Daughter of William & Mary (WELMAN) POWELL.
"Mother"

Photo courtesy of Beverly Hedge

Photo courtesy of Beverly Hedge

TBD   

TBD

Dickenson

Glenn O “Doc” D.O.

22 Oct 1923

2 Aug 1995

“Know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free”  John 8:32.

6236

South

10

Douglas

Alatha Cordelia

Sep 1888

2 May 1973

nee SMALL.  Second wife of Wesley C "Wesly" "Welza" DOUGLAS.  Married 29 Apr 1914.  Daughter of Peter & Annie (DEAN) SMALL. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5942

North

6

Douglas

Albert W

18 Apr 1808

9 Sep 1893

Husband of Nancy (ROSE) DOUGLAS, 1st, married 21 Dec 1826; and Mahala (BURNS) DOUGLAS, 2nd.  Son of John & Lydia DOUGLAS.

Panel in Photo #6029 reads:

Albert W. Douglas was married twice.  His second marriage was to Mahala Burns Nov. 29, 1885, who was born in Kentucky in 1823.  They now (1889, see Photo #6030) live four miles west of Fort Branch.”

Panel in Photo #6027 reads:

Albert W Douglas – Born near Muhlenburg, KY. April 18, 1808.  His parents, John & Lydia DOUGLAS moved to Gibson Co., Ind. in 1813 where A. W. Douglas was married to Nancy Rose Dec 21, 1826, who was born in Tennessee May 2 1808 and came to Indiana when but a child.  They had ten children;

Lorenzo D, born Aug 15, 1828, Cornelius, born May 17, 1830, Lucretia, born March 5, 1832, Lydia E. born Dec. 24, 1833, Artemisia, born Jan. 11, 1836, Jesse, born Oct 11, 1837, Amanda C. born Oct. 24 1839, died June 11, 1841, Eliza E. born April 17, 1842, Jane, born Nov. 19, 1847, Joseph, born April 6, 1850, died Feb. 18, 1880

6029

6030

6027

6031

North

9

Douglas

Artemesa

29 Aug 1907

19 Aug 1980

Wife of William F DOUGLAS.  “Mother”

6195

South

5

Douglas

Babette C

1950

--

--

5915

5918

North

5

Douglas

Barry K

1951

--

--

5915

5918

North

5

Douglas

Carol Jean

28 Feb 1938

23 Sep 2012

nee TENNYSON.  Wife of Charles Paul "Charlie" DOUGLAS.  Daugher of Lemuel & Oldine (DAVIS) TENNYSON.


(Click here to view obituary.)

3924

North

6

Douglas

Charles Paul "Charlie"

11 Dec 1931

9 May 2012

Husband of Carol Jean (TENNYSON) DOUGLAS.  Son of William Paul & E Ruth (WOODS) DOUGLAS.


(Click here to view obituary.)

3924

North

6

Douglas

E Ruth

1904

1996

nee WOODS.  Wife of William Paul DOUGLAS.

5946

North

6

Douglas

Emery

1851

1930

--

5906

North

4

Douglas

Franklin F

7 Jan 1934

30 Sep 2012

Husband of Dorothy DOUGLAS.  Son of William & Artemesa (WOODS) DOUGLAS.


US Army, Korea.  Specialist 4 Tech., 276 Military Police Co., Fifth Army.



(Click here to view obituary.)

3928

3929

South

6

Douglas

Herschel M

8 Aug 1888

1 Aug 1977

Husband of Marie J (JOHNSON) DOUGLAS.  Married 5 Sep 1922.

5909

North

4

Douglas

Iva Minda "Minnie"

21 Sep 1877

1 Jun 1951

nee SMITH.  Wife of Oscar Noble DOUGLAS.  Married 29 Dec 1897.  Daughter of John M & Mary E (WOODS) SMITH.

5908

North

4

Douglas

James W

13 Dec 1953

21 May 2001

“Son”

6197

South

5

Douglas

Jo Ann

7 Oct 1936

1 Apr 2007

“Daughter”

6196

South

5

Douglas

Johnson Emery

28 Aug 1924

7 May 1992

Husband of Marjorie Luciene S (SHAKE) DOUGLAS. 

5915

5916

North

5

Douglas

Marjorie Luciene S

18 May 1924

10 Oct 1991

nee SHAKE.  Wife of Johnson E DOUGLAS.

5915

5916

North

5

Douglas

Mahala

11 Feb 1826

13 Feb 1913

nee BURNS.  2nd wife of Albert W DOUGLAS.  Married 29 Nov 1885.

6031

North

9

Douglas

Marie J

25 Nov 1899

24 May 1991

Wife of Herschel M DOUGLAS.  Married 5 Sep 1922.

5909

North

4

Douglas

Mary Lou

16 Jun 1942

--

“Daughter”

6198

South

5

Douglas

Nancy

2 May 1808

15 Feb 1883

nee ROSE.  1st wife of Albert Warren DOUGLAS.  Married 21 Dec 1826.


Inscription at bottom on Panel in Photo #6026 reads:

“’Kind friend beware as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I; as I am now, so you must be, prepare, therefore, to follow me.’”

6026

6027

North

9

Douglas

Nellie Miller

22 Aug 1909

17 Aug 2000

--

6206

South

6

Douglas

Oscar Noble

25 Jun 1876

24 Dec 1944

Husband of Iva Minda "Minnie" (SMITH) DOUGLAS.  Married 29 Dec 1897.  Son of Jonathan Emery & Parthena (ARBURN) DOUGLAS.

5908

North

4

Douglas

Parthena

7 Feb 1854

25 Mar 1938

nee ARBURN.  Wife of Jonathan Emery DOUGLAS.  Married 31 Dec 1874.

5907

North

4

Douglas

Raymond Earl

19 May 1900

15 May 1916

Son of Wesly C DOUGLASS (sic).

5943

North

6

Douglas

Robert W

20 May 1917

1961

Husband of Virginia DOUGLAS.

5930

North

6

Douglas

Rosalind Ribnick

1938

--

--

5915

5917

North

5

Douglas

Virginia

1917

1993

Wife of Robert W DOUGLAS.

5930

North

6

Douglas

Wesley C "Welsy" "Welza"

4 Jun 1880

Mar 1969

Husband of Minnie (KNOWLES) DOUGLAS, 1st, married 2 Aug 1899; and Alatha Cordelia (SMALL) DOUGLAS.  Married 29 Apr 1914.  Son of William & Mary DOUGLAS.

5942

North

6

Douglas

William F

25 Apr 1907

17 Sep 1998

Husband of Artemesa DOUGLAS.  “Father”

6195

South

5

Douglas

William Paul

27 Aug 1903

21 Nov 1983

Husband of E Ruth (WOODS) DOUGLAS. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5946

North

6

Douglass

Elmira Elizabeth

--

12 Feb 1866

Wife of James W DOUGLASS.

Aged information buried.

6097

North

14

Douglass

Jesse

2 Jul 1801

9 Mar 1880

Husband of Nancy DOUGLASS.  “Father”

6147

North

18

Douglass

Nancy

12 Jul 1808

24 Feb 1895

Wife of Jesse DOUGLASS.  “Mother”

6147

North

18

Edwards

Barbara Jean

2 Mar 1934

3 Oct 2006

nee STRAWN.  Wife of Earl “Sonny” EDWARDS.  Daughter of Lawrence & Marjorie (ESKEW) STRAWN. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

6241

South

11

Edwards

Earl “Sonny”

1 Oct 1925

24 Jan 2003

Husband of Barbara Jean (STRAWN) EDWARDS.

6241

South

11

Edwards

Margaret A

22 Jan 1834

3 Oct 1914

--

6158

6159

North

18

Emerson

?Gancy K

??

??

Son of John Wilson & Nancy J (KNOWLES) EMERSON.

(Dates unreadable.)

6016

North

9

Emerson

Alice ?

??

??

Daughter of John Wilson & Nancy J (KNOWLES) EMERSON.

(Dates unreadable.)

6018

North

9

Emerson

Ellen

6 Jul 1855

31 Jan 1918

nee YEAGER.  2nd wife of John W EMERSON.

6020

6022

North

9

Emerson

Frances or Frank

17 ?? 18??

19 Mar ??

Child of John Wilson & Nancy J (KNOWLES) EMERSON.

6017

North

9

Emerson

John W

11 Aug 1840

22 Mar 1918

Husband of Nancy J (KNOWLES) EMERSON, 1st and Ellen (YEAGER) EMERSON, 2nd


Pvt., Co. F, 58th Reg. Indiana Infantry.


6020

North

9

Emerson

Martha

??

??

Daughter of John Wilson & Nancy J (KNOWLES) EMERSON.

(Dates unreadable.)

6019

North

9

Emerson

Nancy J

27 Oct 1843

29 Mar 1875

nee KNOWLES.  1st wife of John W EMERSON.

6020

6021

North

9

Emmerson

Hester

--

17 Apr 1863

Aged 7? Years.

6069

North

12

Forkel

Benjamin William

--

5 Jan 1988

--

6170

South

1

Forkel

Ryan Joseph

24 Nov 1986

24 Nov 1986

--

6171

South

1

Frederick

Charles M

14 Mar 1943

--

Husband of Sandra B (HUNLEY) FREDERICK.  Married 26 Jun 1979.

6214

South

7

Frederick

Sandra B

18 Apr 1943

--

nee HUNLEY.  Wife of Charles M FREDERICK.  Married 26 Jun 1979.

6214

South

7

 

           

Section and Row definitions. 

For reference, arbitrary sections were defined for this listing.  The "North" section lies within the bounds of the “U” shaped access lane to the north of the center lane and the "South" section lies to the south of the center lane of the service road.  Rows were numbered in both sections beginning on the north side of the section.