The cemetery in Richland Township of Grant County Indiana is owned by the Odd Fellow Lodge of Converse and is called the Converse Cemetery. It was laid out in 1872. A history of Miami County says on page 318 "in 1872 a cemetery costing $2000 was laid out near the town." The present cemetery has had bodies reinterred in it after having been removed from a small family cemetery which was located in the heart of what is now Converse and from a family cemetery a short distance south called the Pence Cemetery. Referring to old histories of these two counties I find some items of interest. The old Atlas of 1877 says "William Taylor settled the Martin Pence farm where the Delphi road crosses Taylor Creek at an early day. A child of his was the first buried in the Pence Graveyard." This plot is located on a knoll overlooking the creek and is fenced in with a good wire fence. The cemetery in Miami County has been lost to the memory of most of the people in the town. A history of the county says "the first death in Jackson County Township was an infant of Thomas & Mary Addington. It was buried in The Converse Cemetery the first cemetery of the township and laid out on the land of Thomas Mason who located a home in the northeast corner of the township, Page 307 says, "Thomas Addington came as early as 1842 settling upon the present site of Converse, where he made a good farm upon which he resided for a period of about 12 or 15 years. Henry Addington, father of Thomas Addington was an early settler south of Converse." We may presume that any stone bearing a date before 1872 has been removed from another cemetery to this one. The location of this cemetery is in section #33 of Richland Township of Grant County, Indiana. The land lies between two railroads, the Chesapeake and Ohio and the Pennsylvania. Taylor Creek flows north on the west boundary, the east line is a county road. Added at a later date: Mrs. Francis Haycock of Converse writes too late to be included in this volume - "This small cemetery on the east edge of town Converse, was called the Xenia Graveyard." She states that Shadrack Elliott was the first person buried there which does not agree with the Miami County History. According to the mortality schedule for 1860, Shadrack Elliott died in 1860 of that year age 50 of black tongue. He was a farmer and born in North Carolina. His wife Rachel was born Oct. 6, 1814 and died May 1882. Her second husband was a man named Norris. Mrs. Haycock adds that she had a baby sister to die in 1876 and it was buried in the Xenia Graveyard. The above was written by the DAR in the 1940's. I worked in this cemetery in the summer of 1995. It's location is the east edge of Converse just north of State Road # 18 on 177 N (old leg of St. Rd. # 18 or the Delphi Pike as many still refer to it) and is bordered on the west by Taylor Creek and the east by County Rd. 900 W. It is a very clean and well kept cemetery. I mapped it out in sections so locating someone would be easier. Most of the early graves are in what I labeled as Section A., with a few others scattered about throughout Section B - C - D. The dates you see in Section A tells you many of this Section were relocated graves from other cemeteries. At the end of some sections is 'Unknown' persons that I found did not have a last name on the stone and could not be identified in any other way. I would like to include here an article that appeared in the "Converse Journal - The Indiana News - Zine Vol 65 - Number 49 Courier of Converse, Miami County Indiana November 3, 1948 CENTENNIAL EDITION." This paper includes old articles from Xenia newspapers, public records about 100 yrs. old and excerpts from the Miami County History. This particular piece most likely was from an old newspaper.
"The first person buried in this cemetery was the infant child of Thomas and Mary Addington. It was the first death in Jackson Township, about 1846. This cemetery was located on the land of Francis Davis. It was a rather high, dry place which, of course, the pioneers always chose. It was 10 rods wide and 11 1/2 rods long, and at present, the house of G.M. Reynolds occupies the site. A large number of people were buried there until 1864, when the Friends, made a cemetery northwest of town. In 1872, the Odd Fellows laid out the large cemetery east of town. After this, the first cemetery was no longer used. This cemetery stood for years, covered with graveyard moss and in the summer, high weeds. Large evergreens towered above everything until 1897, when Ben McDaniels cleared off everything and built a white brick house on the site. In digging a cistern, he ran across two coffins which were made of walnut and as solid as new timber." The first list is people recorded by the DAR in the 1940's, that I did not locate at this time. I had no way of knowing where they were, originally, when the DAR read this cemetery, so I kept them separate. The rest is divided by drives that run through it. I lettered them "A to O", to locate the section of the person or person's you seek.
The following people, marked with an asterisk, were recorded by the DAR in the 1940's, but not found at this time. Norris, * Isaac D. died Sept. 12, 1875 aged 29y.24d. Pence, * Infant son of Christian & Elizabeth Pence died May 7, 1852 aged 1 day * Infant son of Christian & Elizabeth Pence died May 3, 1859 aged 2 days * Mary dau of Christian & Elizabeth Pence died Oct. 14, 1870 aged 22y.25d. Vice, * Annie V. wife of D.B. Vice died Oct. 19, 1867 aged 32y.1d.
Abbott, J.S. died Sept. 5, 1884 aged 28y.11m.23d. Ammon, George W. died July 30, 1886 aged 74y.8m.15d. Susan born Sept. 15, 1817 died May 7, 1899 aged 81y.7m.22d. Antrim, Alfred C. 1853 - 1923 S/S with Elizabeth A. Dollie McLane - Antrim 1878 - 1958 Elizabeth A. 1858 - 1947 S/S with Alfred C. Laura E. wife of A.C. Antrim died Aug. 26, 1878 aged 21y.3m.15d. Lizie C. dau of A.C. & L.A. Antrim died Dec. 8, 1893 aged 4y.8m.23d. Atkinson, Alice wife of W.H. Atkinson 1852 - 1900 Baker, Cyrus 1830 - 1913 Eber J. Apr. 12, 1879 - Feb. 28, 1959 "Indiana Cook Btry C 139 Field Arty World War I" Rachel 1842 - 1936 Barger, Infant son of J.W. & J.A. Barger died Dec. 4, 1876 aged 1m.22d. John W. died Mar. 6, 1880 aged 39y.6m.5d. Barns, Joshua born Mar. 11, 1827 died Mar. 29, 1902 aged 75y.18d. S/S with Rosannah and W.C. Rosannah wife of Joshua Barns born Feb. 26, 1829 died June 13, 1885 aged 56y.3m.17d. S/S with Joshua and W.C. Sarah E. (Barns) wife of Joseph Middlesworth died Aug. 18, 1917 aged 67y.4m.17d. W.C. (Dr.) son of Joshua & Rose Ann Barns born Apr. 22, 1850 died June 20, 1905 aged 55y.1m.21d. S/S with Joshua and Rosannah NOTE: Rosannah/Rose Ann was spelled both ways on the same stone. Beall, Abraham I. 1830 - 1916 "Father" Frank M. 1868 - 1885 Henry S. 1860 - 1880 Pauline 1835 - 1914 "Mother" Pearl 1872 - 1893 Binns, Wilkie F. Mar. 14, 1880 - Apr. 9, 1880 S/S with Frank B. Brown and Chester Brown Bocock, Anjenett 1843 - 1910 Cyrus "Co. A 10th Ill. Cav." Mary E. wife of Cyrus Bocock died May 5, 1885 aged 41y.8m.6d. Brown, Anna E. 1886 - 1977 Buried on the Hudlow lot. Bernard 1894 - 1938 Buried on the Hudlow lot. Chester Dec. 22, 1884 - May 12, 1885 S/S with Frank B. and Wilkie F. Binns Frank B. Aug. 31, 1860 - Oct. 18, 1893 S/S with Chester and Wilkie F. Binns Robert T. infant son of Bernard and Anna E. Brown born & died 1916 Buried on the Hudlow lot. Bryan, John H. Feb. 14, 1826 - Mar. 19, 1924 "Mason" "Father" S/S with Louisa J. Louisa J. 1828 - July 4, 1897 "Mother" S/S with John H. "In my Father's house are many mansions." Cable, Della Stutsman - Cable 1885 - 1945 Canaday Nora 1875 - 1909 - on Beall lot. Carver, Florence May dau of L.B. & L.C. Carver born May 2, 1875 died Dec. 19, 1876 aged 1y.7m.16d. Linda C. Feb. 1, 1840 - Aug. 6, 1928 Lloyd B. Apr. 3, 1843 - Apr. 22, 1909 Clester, Barbary E. wife of Daniel Clester died Dec. 30, 1886 aged 52y.5m.4d. Clara 1868 - ____ "Mother" Harlan R. son of S.N. & A.N. Clester died Dec. 22, 1900 aged 2y.4m.3d. S/S with Maggie A.B. "Gone but not forgotten." John 1864 - 1938 "Father" Maggie A.B. dau of S.N. & A.N. Clester died Dec. 31, 1900 aged 6y.10m.15d. S/S with Harlan R. "She was the sunshine of our home." Nora A. 1870 - 1952 S/S with Samuel N. Samuel N. 1866 - 1947 S/S with Nora A. Coan, Jane R. 1852 - 1892 S/S with Margaret Margaret 1817 - 1889 S/S with Jane R. Cole, Baby Cole (That is all that is on this stone. The child is buried on the Irvine lot.) Creviston, Candis 1851 - 1917 "Mother" Dora M. 1912 - ____ Emery E. 1876 - 1948 Hattie M. 1881 - 1951 Mary Alice born and died May 14, 1932 Olive P. dau of T.J. & C. Creviston died Feb. 20, 1892 aged 13y.5m.4d. Thomas J. 1849 - 1924 "Father" Ward E. 1909 - 1987 Crouch, Roberta born & died Nov. 29, 1929 (Buried on the Lake lot.) Dangerfield, Anna 1890 - 19__ Marsh 1862 - 1911 Merl J. born & died 1895 Miranda 1856 - 1895 NOTE: These were 4 little homemade stones in a row. Darby, Catharine S. wife of J.M. Darby died Dec. 9, 1895 aged 68y.10m.17d. Estella May dau of J.M. & C.S. Darby died Spet. 5, 1885 aged 16y.10m.13d. (Sept. was actually spelled on the stone like shown above.) The quotation below was inscribed on the stone with a sharpened object such as a screwdriver or an icepick, probably by a grieving mother.) "Our beautiful May, how we miss thee at home." Joseph M. 1819 - 1907 Davis, Belinda S. wife of F.M. Davis died Jan. 19, 1902 S/S with Edgar H., Ermin F., Flora D., Francis M., Lucinda and Tuna Edgar H. son of F.M. & B.S. Davis died June 4, 1881 aged 21y.11m.18d. S/S with Belinda S., Ermin F., Flora D., Francis M., Lucinda and Tuna Also had an individual stone. Ermin F. son of F.M. & B.S. Davis died Oct. 31, 1876 aged 5y.10m.15d. S/S with Belinda S., Edgar H., Flora D., Francis M., Lucinda and Tuna Also had an individual stone. Flora D. Reynolds dau of F.M. & B.S. Davis died May 2, 1884 aged 20y.3m.16d. S/S with Belinda S., Edgar H., Ermin F., Francis M., Lucinda and Tuna Also had an individual stone. Francis M. died Jan. 18, 1911 S/S with Belinda S., Edgar H., Ermin F., Flora D., Lucinda and Tuna Lucinda dau of F.M. & B.S. Davis died Nov. 7, 1870 aged 25y.2m.11d. S/S with Belinda S., Edgar H., Ermin F., Flora D., Francis M. and Tuna Tuna (Davis) wife of S.H. Shackleford died Sept. 22, 1886 aged 29y.11m.26d. S/S with Samuel H. Also listed on the Davis family monument with Belinda S., Edgar H., Ermin F., Flora D., Francis M. and Lucinda. Depoy, Nellie A. 1876 - 1930 William A. 1872 - 1930 Dill, Ramon F. 1932 - 1973 S/S with Rosemary Rosemary 1934 - ____ S/S with Ramon F. Edwards, Elchana 1830 - 1907 Frances wife of E. Edwards died Feb. 12, 1883 aged 52y.11d. Elliott, Rachel S. (Norris) wife of Shadrack Elliott born Oct. 6, 1814 died May 9, 1882 aged 67y.7m.1d. NOTE: This stone reads like Rachel's maiden name was Norris. Eward, Elbert F. son of J.W. & R.J. Eward May 23, 1879 - Apr. 12, 1905 James H. son of J.W. & R.J. Eward Jan. 17, 1877 - Feb. 18, 1877 John W. 1836 - 1922 Rebecca J. 1842 - 1935 Flinn, Donna B. 1968 (Only one date on this stone.) "DAR metal marker." Emma T. 1880 - 1952 "DAR metal marker." Eva L. born & died 1984 Harriett E. 1852 - 1934 Harry G. 1870 - 1915 Harry has what appears to be an older stone, which was almost completely illegible. Possible it was a different person. James E. 1847 - 1911 Louise F. 1876 - 1955 Orlando M. "D.D.S." 1872 - 1931 Walter W. 1869 - 1938 Forehand, Sarah A. wife of Wm. Forehand died May 31, 1891 aged 57y.9m.29d. This stone is now gone. In its place is a newer stone listing Sarah and William together. William 1836 - 1919 S/S with Sarah Forkner, Etta P. 1887 - 1969 on the Wimmer lot. Friermood, Abner 1866 - 1929 "Father" S/S with Anna Anna 1866 - 1950 "Mother" S/S with Abner Anna M. 1910 - 1988 S/S with Glen E. Basil A. 1890 - 1947 Catharine Sept. 10, 1824 - July 16, 1907 with William, Reuben and Squire Cecil M. dau of J.L. & P.A. Friermood died Mar. 25, 1892 aged 1m.1d. Chas. O. 1860 - 1920 with Mary E. and Lucy M. Friermood and Martha Gordon Corintha dau of J. & E. Friermood died July 28, 1861 aged 3y.2m.4d. Elizabeth wife of J. Friermood died May 26, 1883 aged 61y.23d. S/S with Jacob Geneva Blanch dau of J.L. & P.A. Friermood died Aug. 6, 1889 aged 9m.8d. Glen E. 1910 - 1970 S/S with Anna M. Infant of Martin B. and Mary E. Friermood born and died 1875 Jacob died June 9, 1898 aged 78y.1m.7d. S/S with Elizabeth "Served two years in the Civil War Co. I 99 Ind. Infantry Vols." Lucretia Pearl dau of J.L. & P.A. Friermood died Nov. 16, 1893 aged 6y.5m.1d. Lucy M. 1890 - 1916 with Chas. O. and Mary E. Friermood and Martha Gordon Martin B. 1853 - 1929 S/S with Mary E. Mary E. dau of J. & E. Friermood died Dec. 31, 1856 aged 1y.2m.15d. Mary E. 1857 - 1930 S/S with Martin B. Mary E. 1864 - 1958 with Chas. O. and Lucy M. Friermood and Martha Gordon Mary E. 1882 - 1959 S/S with W.E. Mary M. (Friermood) Martin Sept. 8, 1930 - Nov. 16, 1992 "Mom" Reuben Dec. 30, 1850 - Feb. 16, 1861 with Catharine, William and Squire, Reuben and Squire are on the same stone. Ronald L. son of J.L. & P.A. Friermood died Aug. 25, 1896 aged 1y.1m. Squire Aug. 23, 1862 - Apr. 9, 1878 with Catharine, William and Reuben. Squire and Reuben are on the same stone. Tommie W. son of Martin B. and Mary E. Friermood 1877 - 1915 W.E. 1879 - 1849 S/S with Mary E. William Feb. 3, 1826 - Jan. 17, 1908 with Catharine, Reuben and Squire Garrett, Barbara M. 1925 - ____ S/S with Robert A. Robert A. 1921 - 1971 S/S with Barbara M. Gilland, Nancy J. wife of J.E. Gilland died Oct. 1, 1885 aged 30y.1m. (This stone was badly weathered and very illegible.) Gordon, Martha 1891 - 1962 with Chas. O. and Mary E. and Lucy M. Friermood Green, Anna M. Nov. 13, 1866 - May 22, 1893 "Gone but not forgotten." Grose, Ahijah Nov. 15, 1835 - July 26, 1916 Also has a separate stone. S/S with Lucinda, Arthur J., Eva E., Jessie A., William J. and Rachel. Arthur J. son of H. & L. Grose died Nov. 23, 1880 aged 2y.18d. "Papa & Mama's little boy" NOTE: This stone was badly weathered and worn. Almost illegible. S/S with Ahijah, Lucinda, Eva E., Jessie A., William J. and Rachel. Also listed on large family monument. Elizabeth 1860 - 1923 Eva (Sweet Little) dau of H.& L. Grose died Oct. 5, 1884 aged 7m.20d. NOTE: This stone was badly weathered and worn, almost illegible. Also listed on large family monument. S/S with Ahijah, Lucinda, Jessie A., William J. and Rachel. Flora 1877 - 1962 S/S with Howard H. Howard H. 1887 - 1963 S/S with Flora Jessie A. born & died May 9, 1886 S/S with Ahijah, Lucinda, Arthur J., Eva E., William J. and Rachel. His separate stone has only his name on it. Lucinda wife of Ahijah Grose Nov. 16, 1839 July 17, 1921 Also has a separate stone. S/S with Ahijah, Arthur J., Eva E., Jessie A., William J. and Rachel. Martha wife of William W. Grose 1864 - 1950 S/S with William W. Rachel (Rachie) wife of W.J. Grose Apr. 1, 1860 - Feb. 23, 1882 aged 21y.10m.22d. NOTE: This stone was badly weathered and worn, almost illegible Also listed on large family monument. S/S with Ahijah, Lucinda, Arthur J., Eva E., Jessie A. and William J. Thomas J. 1860 - 1941 William J. Apr. 22, 1860 - ____ S/S with Ahijah, Lucinda, Arthur J., Eva E., Jessie A. and Rachel. William W. 1864 - 1915 S/S with Martha William W. also has a separate stone with same information. Harper, Ina E. 1881 - 1966 (Metal - Rybolt Funeral Home marker.) Hatfield, Benj. F. 1880 - 1963 S/S with Clara B. Blanchie dau of V. & E. Hatfield died Nov. 11, 1885 aged 2y.9m.23d. Charles L. 1877 - 1949 Clara B. 1885 - 1960 S/S with Benj. F. Doris June 1893 - 1927 Ellen Jane Aug. 8, 1851 - Feb. 13, 1938 "Mother" S/S with Valentine Faye Louise 1885 - 1937 Valentine July 9, 1851 - July 28, 1930 "Father" S/S with Ellen Jane Haycock, Bruce 1882 - 1955 S/S with Robert W. and Frances Frances 1885 - 1979 S/S with Bruce and Robert W. Robert W. 1913- 1980 S/S with Bruce and Frances NOTE: These 3 people were on the Wales monument. Hoggatt, Anthony died May 31, 1869 aged 57y.2m.17d. "Father" (In front of this large marker were two stones marked "Father and Mother" but I didn't see any sign of the mother.) "Dear wife and children I must leave- Yes leave you all alone But my Blessed Savior calls me- Calls me to a heavenly home." Hostetler, Nellie E. 1881 - 1968 S/S with William W. William W. 1874 - 1964 S/S with Nellie E. "Married May 26, 1898" Hudlow, Addie wife of Asa Hudlow June 23, 1873 - Oct. 18, 1899 Amanda E. 1852 - 1928 Asa 1872 - 1957 Austin W. May 22, 1897 - May 25, 1919 Betty L. 1896 - 1957 David Nov. 15, 1846 - Nov. 27, 1903 "Father" Kenneth L. 1899 - 1982 Hume, Frances A. dau of W. & M.A. Hume died ___ 12, 1864 aged 2y.11m.26d. Badly weathered and parts of the lettering has fallen away. Hannah J. wife of R.R. Hume 1855 - 1911 Mary M. wife of W. Hume died Mar. 7, 1864 aged 40y.6m.10d. R.R. 1854 - 1922 William K. 1824 - 1911 "Father" Irvine, Baby Cole (That is all that is on this stone. The child is buried on the Irvine lot.) Rebecca F. 1834 - ____ with Sarah A. and William Sarah A. June 24, 1829 - Feb. 16, 1911 with Rebecca F. and William William 1831 - 1909 with Rebecca F. and Sarah A. Irwin, Alchey A. wife of Wm. Irwin dau of S. & M. Summers died Mar. 21, 1876 aged 38y.3m.27d. Jackson, Ruth Ann 1854 - 1907 "Mother" (Buried on the Webb lot.) Jesiop - Jessop, Bertha E. dau of J.H. & M.S. Jessop died Jan. 17, 1884 aged 7y.9m.3d. "____________________ A voice we loved is stilled A place is vacant by our hearth That never can be filled." John H. 1855 - 1935 S/S with Mary Mary 1855 - 1945 S/S with John H. (Interesting to note here is that John H. and Mary's stone read Jesiop, the original spelling.) Jones, Emily Jan. 12, 1834 - Sept. 13, 1881 S/S with Mary E. Mary E. dau of Emily Jones Jan. 9, 1856 - May 29, 1884 S/S with Emily Keyes, Alex. A. 1841 - 1928 Also a separate military stone. Alex. "Sergt. Co. C 87 Ind. Inf." Charles C. Dec. 2, 1911 - July 30, 1954 "Co. A 518 MP BN World War II" Eliza 1851 - 1913 George B. 1874 - 1936 Also a separate military stone. "George Bruce Baty 1 G U.S. Arty Sp.Am.War" James A. 1891 - 1895 Minnie M. 1882 - 1944 Nellie 1879 - 1880 Kimball, Belle Kimball - Kotterman 1865 - 1947 Clara (Kimball) Wales 1856 - 1938 Heskett H. 1860 - 1887 King, Alvin C. July 13, 1857 - Nov. 4, 1901 Herman C. 1909 - 1972 S/S with William C., Infant, Ora C. Mary D., and Patricia C. Infant born & died 1907 S/S with William C., Ora C., Mary D., Herman C., and Patricia C. Julia E. 1861 - 1933 Mary D. 1882 - 1964 S/S with William C., Infant, Ora C., Herman C., and Patricia C. Ollie June 28, 1882 - May 20, 1883 Ora C. 1880 - 1961 S/S with William C., Mary D., Herman C., Infant, and Patricia C. Patricia C. 1911 - 1987 S/S with William C., Infant, Ora C., Mary D., and Herman C. William C. 1942 - 1948 S/S with Infant, Ora C., Mary D., Herman C., and Patricia C. Kotterman, Belle Kimball - Kotterman 1865 - 1947 Ladd, Barbara born & died 1933 S/S with Ned O. Boyd July 19, 1837 - May 27, 1916 S/S with Mary H. Also a separate military stone. "Co. C 151 Ind. Inf." Earl born & died 1898 S/S with Infant Franklin G. 1916 - 1936 Infant daughter born & died 1877 S/S with Joseph Infant born & died 1889 S/S with Earl Joseph born & died 1886 S/S with Infant daughter Linda J. 1874 - 1918 Mary H. Nov. 23, 1841 - Nov. 6, 1924 "Mother" S/S with Boyd Mary H. also has a separate stone, same information. Ned O. 1920 - 1923 S/S with Barbara Lake, Barbara 1859 - 1891 Gladys M. 1904 - 1905 Infant son of J.C. & M.J. Lake Dec. 17, 1882 - Oct. 12, 1883 John W. 1859 - 1932 Julius C. 1837 - 1928 L. Frederick Jr. Oct. 18, 1923 - Apr. 15, 1927 Leetha E. 1868 - 1894 Martha J. 1839 - 1921 Thomas C. son of J.C. & M.J. Lake Apr. 2, 1879 - Aug. 20, 1901 Lee, Elsie H. 1901 - 1990 S/S with Ronald I. on the opposite side of the Rust mon. Ronald I. 1899 - 1973 S/S with Elsie H. on the opposite side of the Rust mon. Leisure, Ada (Leisure) Miller 1876 - 1944 (Buried on the Pence lot.) Lillard, Nancy wife of Oliver Lillard died Sept. 12, 1893 aged 78y.23d. Little, Mary (Morgan) widow of David Little died Feb. 14, 1870 aged 72 years Lyons, John died Apr. 24, 1888 aged 59y.3m.23d. S/S with Poley Poley died Oct. 25, 1888 aged 59y.3m.19d. S/S with John Mangold, Anna E. 1878 - 1956 S/S with Edward Edward 1874 - 1951 S/S with Anna E. Marine, D.O. "Co. C 87 Ind. Inf." John Milo 1863 - 1892 (Buried on the Summers lot.) Mary 1848 - 1926 with D.O. Marine Viola dau of D.O.C. & M. Marine died Jan. 13, 1877 aged 2y.6m.20d. William L. son of D.O. & M.M. Marine died Aug. 25, 1870 aged __y.4m.7d. (Badly deteriorated, and broken where the age was.) Martin, Mary M. (Friermood) Martin Sept. 8, 1930 - Nov. 16, 1992 "Mom" Massey, Infant son of F. James and Palley E. Massey born & died May 17, 1886 Jesse B. son of F.J. & P.E. Massey died Aug. 15, 1892 aged 4m.3d. Palley E. wife of F.J. Massey died Apr. 24, 1892 aged 40y.11m.16d. "Asleep in Jesus peaceful rest Whose waking is supremely blest She was too good, too gentle and fair To dwell in this cold world of care." McCollum, Learne (or Learue) wife of John T. McCollum died May 2, 1882 aged 47y.11m.19d. (Badly weathered.) "In memory of" McCormack, Catharine Jan. 22, 1808 - June 5, 1878 "In memory of" "erected by J.S. McCormack" Jacob S. "Lieut. Co. I 46 Ind. Inf." William son of J.S. & __M. McCormack died Mar. __1874 aged 17y.3m. (Very illegible, badly weathered.) McCormick, Delzil 1885 - 1913 Jessie L. 1855 - 1907 William F. 1843 - 1923 McGovern, L. Audley 1893 - 1992 S/S with Terrence Terrence (Teddy) 1887 - 1967 S/S with L. Audley McGriff, Phoeba A. wife of John McGriff died Dec. 3, 1875 aged 25y.6m.26d. McKinley, Rebecca J. 1862 - 1900 - on Beall lot. McKinney, Emma Ora Mar. 29, 1882 - Sept. 20, 1882 Mary 1841 - 1917 Oscar died 1956 (No birthdate.) S/S with Sarah Patterson 1843 - 1915 "Corp. 19 Ind." Sarah wife of Oscar McKinney died 1969 (No birthdate.) S/S with Oscar McLane, Arthur L. 1850 - 1936 S/S with Julietta, William H., Dollie, Milton and Nancy Dollie wife of William H. 1878 - 1958 S/S with Julietta, Arthur L., William H., Milton and Nancy Dollie also has a separate stone. Dollie McLane - Antrim 1878 - 1958 Julietta 1846 - 1916 S/S with Arthur L., William H., Dollie, Milton and Nancy Milton 1824 - 1901 aged 77y.3m. "Father" S/S with Nancy, Julietta, Arthur L., William H. and Dollie Nancy 1829 - 1917 "Mother" S/S with Milton, Julietta, Arthur L., William H. and Dollie William H. 1862 - 1886 S/S with Julietta, Arthur L., Dollie, Milton and Nancy William also has a separate stone. W.H. died July 29, 1886 aged 24y.3m.2d. Mendenhall, Daniel died May 21, 1891 aged 80y.10m.15d. "Father" S/S with Martha D. Dannie W. son of O.A. & J. Mendenhall died Mar. 24, 1873 aged 3y.10m.10d. Martha D. died June 5, 1903 aged 81y.9m.8d. "Mother" S/S with Daniel Middlesworth, Sarah E. (Barns) wife of Joseph Middlesworth died Aug. 18, 1917 aged 67y.4m.17d. Miller, Ada (Leisure) Miller 1876 - 1944 (Buried on the Pence lot.) Emma M. wife of Holman B. Miller died June 8, 1876 aged 21y.1m.7d. (This stone is so badly weathered, I could not check it for accuracy.) Jesse W. Feb. 15, 1880 - Feb. 27, 1905 aged 25y.12d. S/S with Louisana Louisana wife of J.W. Miller died Jan. 26, 1886 aged 50y.16d. S/S with Jesse W. Moore, Marquis L. 1867 - 1884 S/S with William and Maxey A. Maxey A. 1832 - 1901 S/S with Marquis and William William 1830 - 1875 S/S with Marquis and Maxey A. Wm. J. 1858 - 1930 Morgan, Baby - child of T.N. & Belle Morgan died Mar. 3, 1886 aged 1m.27d. S/S with Gracie Belle Morgan - Windsor 1860 - 1929 Gracie dau of T.N. & Belle Morgan died Aug. 11, 1881 aged 9m.7d. S/S with Baby Morgan Mary (Morgan) widow of David Little died Feb. 14, 1870 aged 72 years Warren W. 1889 - 1966 S/S with Winifred I. Winifred I. 1894 - 1975 S/S with Warren W. Myers, Jacob 1835 - 1905 S/S with Martha Martha 1840 - 1924 S/S with Jacob These two were on the Chas. O. Friermood lot. NOTE: Martha's maiden name was Olinger. Norris, Musa Dora dau of I.D. & T.C. Norris died Jan. 25, 1875 aged 10m.20d. Rachel S. (Norris) wife of Shadrack Elliott born Oct. 6, 1814 died May 7, 1882 aged 67y.7m.1d. Osborn, Ida 1882 - ____ with Obed A., Infant son and Opel M. Infant Son born & died 1901 with Ida, Obed A. and Opel M. Obed A. 1876 - 1929 "Father" with Ida, Infant son and Opel M. Opel M. 1902 - 1905 with Ida, Obed A. and Infant son Owen, Anna R. 1834 - 1887 "Mother" Parson, Emma J. 1863 - 1938 S/S with Joshua L. Geo. W. Dec. 30, 1853 - Oct. 22, 1902 with Mary C. and Noah Joshua died Feb. 27, 1867 aged 43y.6m.2d. "Father" S/S with Mary E. Joshua L. 1860 - 1931 "F.L.T. emblem" S/S with Emma J. Leroy son of Joshua & E.J. Parson died Aug. 19, 1885 aged 1y.3m.1d. Mary C. 1856 - 1928 with Geo. W. and Noah Mary E. wife of J. Parson died Feb. 21, 1888 aged 60y.3m.2d. "Mother" S/S with Joshua Noah May 26, 1893 - July 20, 1951 with Geo. W. and Mary C. "Pvt. 78 Infantry 14 Div. World War I" Metal American Legion U.S. behind the grave. Pence, Allen Apr. 1, 1853 - Nov. 30, 1925 S/S with Lizzie Allen has a separate stone. "Father 1853 - 1925" Artie M. Oct. 26, 1833 - July 25, 1913 Ashton A. 1895 - 1963 S/S with Viola E. "Lodge Emblem - Logansport" Augusta (Pence) Seivert 1890 - 1953 Biddie A. 1846 - 1911 "Mother" with Isaiah M. Christian died July 14, 1887 aged 62y.1m.16d. S/S with Elizabeth Effa E. 1879 - 1948 S/S with Everett E. Elizabeth died June 11, 1902 aged 77y.1m.4d. S/S with Christian Everett E. 1880 - 1966 S/S with Effa E. Harold D. 1900 - 1926 Harry 1878 - 1944 Isaiah M. 1844 - 1913 "Father" with Biddie A. Jacob Oct. 4, 1819 - Dec. 5, 1889 S/S with Julia A. John 1849 - 1924 S/S with Mary Julia A. Nov. 5, 1819 - Sept. 19, 1893 S/S with Jacob Katie 1881 - 1930 Lewis M. 1823 - 1899 Lizzie wife of Allen Pence June 9, 1857 S/S with Allen Lizzie has a separate stone. "Mother 1857 - 1931" Lydia M. 1872 - 1948 S/S with Orange Mary 1856 - 1940 S/S with John Mary Ann 1830 - 1905 Michael 1880 - 1900 Orange 1869 - 1956 S/S with Lydia M. Pearl 1878 - 1895 Viola E. 1898 - 1983 S/S with Ashton A. W. Ethel 1891 - 1925 with Ashton A. and Viola E. William son of L.M. & M.A. Pence died Jan. 28, 1902 aged 52y.9m.21d. Powell, Earl H. 1877 (No other date on this stone.) Francis W. son of J. & M. Powell died Mar. 28, 1861 aged 16y.11m. Henry C. 1852 - 1925 "Father" S/S with Minerva E. John (Rev.) born in Radnershire, England Oct. 6, 1812 died July 1, 1863 NOTE: Beside of Rev. John is another very large stone, on the same base, which might possibly have been his wife. The whole top is gone leaving only part of the age - 15 days. There is poetry or history on the bottom, but I could not make it out. Joseph died Aug. 11, 1892 aged 76y.3m.24d. "Father" S/S with Margaret Margaret wife of Joseph Powell died Dec. 27, 1889 aged 70y.2m.15d. S/S with Joseph "Mother" "A precious one from us has gone A voice we loved is stilled A place is vacant in our hearts That never can be filled." Minerva E. 1854 - 1929 "Mother" S/S with Henry C. Nina A. Jan. 1, 1859 - Apr. 17, 1935 Richard July 26, 1837 - Feb. 8, 1923 Richard son of __ & __ Powell died Oct. 3, 1894 aged 2y.1m. __d. (This stone was badly weathered and almost totally illegible.) William H. 1810 - 1865 Ralston, John Nov. 3, 1830 - Oct. 10, 1894 Mary Nov. 5, 1836 - Aug. 22, 1913 Rayburn, Effie H. beloved wife of Harvey J. Rayburn 1882 - 1975 Emma 1884 - 1947 S/S with J. Fred Fradonia A. 1911 - 1916 Harvey J. 1879 - 1949 Hattie E. 1845 - 1931 J. Fred 1882 - 1937 S/S with Emma John "Co. C 50 Ohio Inf." William ??__ Minor son of J.F. & _E. Rayburn died May 12, 1901 aged 3y.9m. (This stone was badly weathered, not sure first name was William.) Reynolds, Amanda P. died Aug.1, 1914 aged 81y.1m.3d. S/S with Greer Also has separate newer stone 1833 - 1914 "Mother" Flora D. Reynolds dau of F.M. & B.S. Davis died May 2, 1884 aged 20y.3m.16d. S/S with Belinda S., Edgar H., Ermin F., Francis M., Lucinda and Tuna Davis. Also had an individual stone. George W. son of Greer & Amanda P. Reynolds died May 25, 1875 aged 15y.3m.3d. Greer died Mar. 21, 1886 aged 54y.7m.15d. S/S with Amanda P. Also has separate newer stone 1832 - 1886 "Father" Riggs, Abbie M. 1875 - 1942 "Eastern Star Emblem" Francis E. Oct. 16, 1849 - Mar. 1, 1933 "Father" S/S with Sidney A. Infant son of F.E. & S.A. Riggs born & died July 13, 1873 Lewis W. 1870 - 1958 "Mason" S/S with Lulu G. Lulu G. 1875 - 1942 "Eastern Star" S/S with Lewis G. Sidney A. Jan. 1, 1850 - Nov. 10, 1927 "Mother" S/S with Francis E. Rogers, Etta 1878 - 1960 Rust, Aaron died June 12, 1904 aged 65y.7m.14d. "Member of U.S. Navy Gunboat Kenwood No. 14" Also has separate older military stone. Bessie dau of I. & M.F. Rust died Jan. 19, 1883 aged 5m.22d. Clara Edna dau of J.W. & S.E. Rust died Apr. 10, 1885 aged 3y.4m.4d. Hobart B. 1893 - 1946 with Isaac, Mary F. and Lillian B. Isaac 1841 1928 with Hobart B., Mary F. and Lillian B. Jerry O. son of A. & E. Rust died July 23, 1873 aged 7y.2m.20d. Lillian B. dau of I. & M.F. Rust Mar. 22, 1889 - Mar. 9, 1901 with Isaac, Hobart B. and Mary F. Mary F. 1852 - 1923 with Isaac, Hobart B., and Lillian B. Ryder, Bessie K. died June 6, 1897 aged 26y.9m.20d. (Buried on the Keyes lot.) Saxon, Alexander G. 1836 - 1875 S/S with Lean and Marion L. Also a separate military stone. Alex. G. "Corp. Co. I 142 Ind. Inf." Bertha L. dau of W.L. & L. Saxon born Feb. 22, 1872 died Sept. 23, 1878 aged 6y.7m.1d. S/S with Lieusetta and William L. Lean wife of Alexander G. Saxon 1838 - 1910 S/S with Alexander G. and Marion L. Lieusetta wife of Wm. L. Saxon born Nov. 30, 1845 died Apr. 11, 1901 aged 55y.4m.11d. S/S with Bertha L. and William L. Marion L. 1858 - 1859 S/S with Alexander G. and Lean William L. Jan. 1, 1845 - ____ S/S with Bertha L. and Lieusetta Seivert, Augusta (Pence) 1890 - 1953 Shackleford, Samuel H. 1852 - 1927 S/S with Tuna Tuna (Davis) wife of S.H. Shackleford died Sept. 22, 1886 aged 29y.2m.1d. S/S with Samuel H. She is also listed on the Davis family monument, with Belinda S., Edgar H., Ermin F., Flora D., Francis M. and Lucinda.Davis Shinn, Ferd M. May 10, 1847 - Jan. 4, 1916 "Father" with Lettie L. and Tibitha J. Lettie L. Mar. 20, 1854 - June 29, 1920 "Mother" with Ferd M. and Tibitha J. Tibitha J. July 11, 1883 - Dec. 29, 1885 "Darling" with Lettie L. and Ferd M. Smith, Ida F. wife of Ashley R. Smith 1876 - 1910 Mary E. 1854 - 1944 Snapp, Frances M. wife of W.B. Snapp 1853 - 1922 "Mother" S/S with W.B. Rosanna wife of Samuel R. Snapp died Aug. 12, 1884 aged 63y.8m.17d. W.B. 1855 - 1910 "Father" S/S with Frances M. St. Clair, Acsah E. 1844 - 1927 S/S with Jacob K. Elvin died May 22, 1894 aged 19y.11m. Frank J. son of J.K. & A.E. St. Clair died June 14, 1891 aged 15y.8m.28d. Jacob K. 1840 - 1920 S/S with Acsah E. Stephens, Annis V. 1892 - 1959 S/S with Ray W. Ray W. 1893 - 1963 S/S with Annis V. Stewart, Sarah Anna 1841 - 1896 "Mother" Stilwell, Homer R. son of W. & N. Stilwell No dates. S/S with Infant Infant son of W. & N. Stilwell No dates. S/S with Homer R. NOTE: The bottom of Homer R. and the infant's stone was embedded in cement where the dates should have been. Letty Oct. 11, 1828 - Aug. __, 1887 S/S with Thomas She has a separate stone also. Nancy J. 1860 - 1942 Thomas died Mar. 1, 1880 aged 58y.10m.14d. S/S with Letty He also has a separate stone. William J. 1860 - 1947 Stricler, Jeremiah Sept. 9, 1825 - Oct. 15, 1912 "Father" S/S with Mary Ann Mary Ann Jan. 16, 1829 - Nov. 18, 1897 "Mother" S/S with Jeremiah Stutsman, Della Stutsman - Cable 1885 - 1945 Summers, Alchey A. wife of Wm. Irwin dau of S. & M. Summers died Mar. 21, 1876 aged 38y.3m.27d. Alice Maybell died Feb. 7, 1864 aged 1y.10m.14d. S/S with Daniel, 2 Infants John S., Laura Ellen, and Sarah C. Daniel 1833 - 1915 "Sergeant Co. I 199 Ind. Inf." Also has a separate stone. Same information. S/S with Alice Maybell, 2 Infants John S., Laura Ellen, and Sarah C. Elizabeth 1833 - 1916 Florence 1874 - 1953 S/S with Harvey S. Harriet J. 1863 - 1916 with William S. Harvey S. 1870 - 1953 S/S with Florence Hemretta wife of Lewis Summers died Dec. 28, 1866 aged 20y.11m.20d. Hilda A. 1906 - 1924 Infant son of J.S. & S.C. Summers died Dec. 19, 1867 aged 6 days S/S with Alice Maybell, 2 Infants John S., Laura Ellen, Sarah C. and Daniel Infant son of J.S. & S.C. Summers stillborn Sept. 6, 1873 S/S with Alice Maybell, 2 Infants John S., Laura Ellen, Sarah C. and Daniel John S. died Jan. 28, 1881 aged 45y.8m.24d. Also a separate newer stone - Capt. John S. Summers 1835 - 1881 "57 Ind. Vol." S/S with Alice Maybell, 2 Infants, Daniel, Laura Ellen, and Sarah C. Laura Ellen died Aug. 26, 1872 aged 21y.3m.15d. S/S with Alice Maybell, 2 Infants, Daniel, John S., and Sarah C. Lewis "Co. I 8 Ind. Inf." Mary Apr. 3, 1804 - Apr. 15, 1886 Sarah C. wife of J.S. Summers died ____ aged ____ These dates were never filled in on this stone. But she has a separate newer stone 1839 - 1918. S/S with Alice Maybell, 2 Infants, Daniel, John S., and Laura Ellen Seth Jan. 11, 1797 - June 11, 1879 Thomas A. son of D. & E.A. Summers died Sept. 23, 1860 aged 5y.9m.21d. William S. July 14, 1861 - Nov. 14, 1904 with Harriet J. Tanquary, Elizabeth wife of Wm. Tanquary died May 4, 1874 aged 63y.2m.12d. (Badly weathered and illegible.) Glennie dau of W.M. & N.C. Tanquary died Oct. 30, 1870 aged 11y.10m.27d. (Badly weathered and illegible.) William died May 27, 1872 aged 68y.4m.5d. (Badly weathered and illegible.) Vinnedge, Emily S. wife of Russell Vinnedge Apr. 3, 1840 - May 9, 1905 S/S with Russell Also a separate stone. 1840 - 1905 Russell Apr. 14, 1937 - Jan. 3, 1878 S/S with Emily S. Also a separate stone. 1837 - 1878 "In memory of" Wales, Charles N. 1845 - 1928 Clara (Kimball) Wales 1856 - 1938 Nellie Fern dau of __ & __ Wales died ______ aged _____ (This stone was badly weathered and almost totally illegible.) Wall, No names listed on this lot. One old stone base beside the large monument, but the stone was gone. Webb, Hannah Oct. 31, 1829 - July 19, 1905 Mae E. 1872 - 1951 (Buried on the Rayburn lot.) Tilman A. died Oct. 21, 1882 aged 60y.7m.12d. Tilman also has another stone - T.A. Apr. 19, 1822 - Oct. 21, 1882 William T. 1863 - 1933 White, Gracie dau of J.C. & Anna White died Feb. 9, 1889 aged 7y.11m.23d. S/S with Willie Willie son of J.C. & Anna White died Feb. 19, 1893 aged 3m.18d. S/S with Gracie Williams, Faye 1895 - 1982 S/S with James James 1891 - 1964 S/S with Faye Wimmer, Guilelma L. 1882 - 1883 with Mary S. and William L. Mary S. 1852 - 1943 "Mother" with William L. and Guilelma L. William L. 1849 - 1933 "Father" with Mary S. and Guilelma L. Windsor, Belle Morgan - Windsor 1860 - 1929 Wooten, Margaret 1829 - 1852 S/S with Martha - on Beall lot. Martha 1804 - 1855 S/S with Margaret - on Beall lot.
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