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David Robb Cemetery

Restoration Project completed in June 2016.

White River Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:

38.4778 N Latitude; -87.5476 W Longitude

Congressional Location:

SE-1/4; DONATION 31; TOWNSHIP 1N; RANGE 10W

Common Directions:

Located about 210 feet west of Cunningham Road, about 1/2 mile south of the intersection with Indiana State Road 56, about 3/4 mile south of Hazleton.

Last updated

   14 Jul 2016

Several volunteer residents of the Hazleton community undertook a project to restore this long neglected and mostly destroyed cemetery.  Their generous donation of time and materials is greatly appreciated.
If you have knowledge of any other graves which may not be shown below, please drop us an e-mail and let us know.   
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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Notes & Inscriptions

Photo#            Photo

McClure

?

?

?

Only surname can be determined; remainder of stone could not be located.


Probably a child of William & Elizabeth Eckley (ROBB) McCLURE.

3115

McClure

Elizabeth Eckley

 30 Sep 1812

 24 Aug 1838

nee ROBB.  Wife of William McCLURE. 


Married 24 Nov 1830. 


Daughter of David & Nancy (ECKLEY) ROBB.


(Note:  Birth and death dates from genealogy records.)

3113

McClure

Nancy Cecelia 

 --

 --

Daughter of William & Elizabeth Eckley (ROBB) McCLURE.

3112

McClure

William

abt 1808

 --

Husband of Elizabeth Eckley (ROBB) McCLURE. 


Married:  24 Nov 1830. 


Son of James & Malinda Ann (WARWICK) McCLURE.

3114

Robb

David Barr

12 Jul 1771

15 Apr 1844

Husband of Nancy (ECKLEY) ROBB. 


Married 20 Mar 1800 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. 


Son of James & Margaret (BARR) ROBB.


(He was in the battle of Tippecanoe.)


(Inscription on monument:  "Sacred to the memory of David Robb & Nancy Robb who settled on this farm in the year A.D. 1800.  Whose hospitality was well known by all and whose excellent qualities many can yet vouch for.  Here let them rest until the Resurrection Morn.  While their virtues are embalmed in the hearts of their children and friends.")




3108 (original headstone)
2755 base of family monument during restoration.)


2756 (Inscription on family monument)

Robb

James

1 May 1806

1 Dec 1828

Son of David & Nancy (ECKLEY) ROBB.


(Note:  On the small fragment at bottom left are the letters "Dec"; the largest fragment has the date of 1828; and the smaller fragment at bottom left-center reads "22" his age at death.)


(Note:  "He is buried in the cemetery at LaPorte, Indiana; was in the Battle of Tippecanoe.")



3107 (base of restored family monument)

(fragments of individual headstones

)

Robb

Nancy

2 Oct 1779

29 Jul 1855

nee ECKLEY.  Wife of David Barr ROBB. 


Married 20 Mar 1800 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. 


Daughter of Joseph & Susan (RICKETTS) ECKLEY.

8561 2757 (Inscription on family monument)

Robb

Sally Ann

22 Nov 1814

1 Oct 1835

Daughter of David Barr & Nancy (ECKLEY) ROBB.

3107

West

Charity

30 Apr 1819

30 Aug 1841

nee ROBB.  Consort (first wife) of Vincent T WEST.  


Married 20 Apr 1841. 


Daughter of David Barr & Nancy (ECKLEY) ROBB.


Aged 22 years & 4 months.  



Note:  Carved across the bottom of the monument is an excerpt of a poem. It was found to be Stanza 6 of 8 from: 

"A Dirge" composed by Percy Bysshe Shelley.[1] It was published by his wife, Mary Shelley, in 1824.[2]


“Weep not for her! --- She is an angel now

    And treads the sapphire floors of Paradise:

All darkness wiped from her refulgent brow,

   Sin, sorrow, suffering, banished from her eyes:

Victorious over death, to her appear

The vista’d joys of Heaven’s eternal year:

                Weep not for her!”


This is a link to an example of a copy printed in an old newspaper:

http://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=

GL18261010.2.13


3110 (restored headstone -- only one piece of he monument could not be found.)


8565  (footstone before restoration)

West

Infant

--

14 Aug 1846

Infant daughter of Vincent Tharp & Cordelia (ROBB) WEST.


(Note:  Vincent T WEST married, second, Cordelia ROBB, May 1845; she was a sister to Charity, his first wife.)

8569









3116  IARA ceremony to honor David Robb - delegate to Constitutional Convention of 1816.

3119  IARA ceremony to honor David Robb - delegate to Constitutional Convention of 1816.


3118  IARA ceremony to honor David Robb - delegate to Constitutional Convention of 1816.

3122  IARA ceremony to honor David Robb - delegate to Constitutional Convention of 1816.


  IARA ceremony to honor David Robb - delegate to Constitutional Convention of 1816.
     Mrs. Barbara (Robb) Meade, descendant of Nancy (Eckley) Robb with picture of Nancy.

  IARA ceremony to honor David Robb - delegate to Constitutional Convention of 1816.
      Framed picture of Nancy (Eckely) Robb.  (1779 - 1855)





Photos taken in April 2016 during the exploration and search for missing pieces of monuments.










Photos of interior rooms of the David & Nancy Robb home that still stands north of the cemetery.