This is what the DAR wrote in the 1940's.
This cemetery is located exactly one half mile west of the intersection of State Road #13 and State Road #26, on the north side of State Road #26
I worked in this cemetery in June of 1996. I was appalled at the number of stones missing. Row after row of bases protruding out of the ground attest to the fact of the missing stones. In several places there were many stones stacked together. On the west end, near the highway, is an above ground crypt - like structure, which was full of stones. Many were in pieces and several were footstones and just miscellaneous parts of bases. I wonder if this was actually built to hold what was left of the Kelly - McClain Cemetery. They say it was destroyed by hogs. When the DAR read the cemeteries in the early 1940's, it was mentioned that all that was found at the Kelley - McClain was one piece of a stone. Is it possible that they were moved long before the DAR read the cemeteries?
Old fashioned roses are still abundant in this cemetery, but only one fir tree still stands. Many of the stones were illegible from time and the elements. I found many stones that the DAR had not recorded in the 1940's, but there are still 30 stones I didn't find that they had recorded. This doesn't mean they aren't there. Many stones were beyond recognition. I would guess there were at least a dozen stones I couldn't get any information from. There is also the possibility I could have missed some, as careful as I tried to be sometimes it does get difficult. There were at least two thickets that were grown up so bad, it was hard to tell if I got all the stones.
NOTE: It has been brought to my attention that the 1877 Atlas of Grant County designates the name of this cemetery as New Hope. I have no explanation for this. Their was another cemetery called New Hope/Paxton, located on 38th St. southeast of Marion. That cemetery is almost totally destroyed leaving only 3 markers left. I have no idea whether there are any connections here or not.
Black, Margaret E. dau of S.S. & M.A. Black died Jan. 8, 1873 aged 5y.9m.4d. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Blessing, Elsie M. dau of Leroy and Minnie M. Blessing 1908 - 1915 S/S with Wayne O., Minnie M. and Leroy Leroy 1867 - 1932 "Father" S/S with Elsie M., Wayne O. and Minnie M. Margaret 1850 - 1890 S/S with Rebecca C. Minnie M. 1874 - 1947 "Mother" S/S with Elsie M., Leroy and Wayne O. Rebecca C. wife of Wm. Blessing died Mar. 27, 1880 aged 37y.3m.17d. S/S with Margaret Wayne O. son of Leroy and Minnie M. Blessing 1904 - 1931 S/S with Elsie M., Minnie M. and Leroy Brady, Mary E. wife of Christopher Brady died May 7, 1873 (Illegible) Brand, Andrew son of Jas. E. & Juliann Brand born & died May 12, 1859 Mary E. dau of James E. & Juliann Brand died Jan. 23, 1869 aged 2y.6m.10d. Burditt, Mary A. wife of John Burditt, Jr. died Nov. 11, 1883 aged 18y.9m.3d. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Dearwester, * Katherine died June 17, 1868 aged 84y.3m.1d. DeVore, Ward B. 1893 - 1897 Downing, Elender wife of J. Downing died June 29, 1853 aged 36y.9m.27d. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Infant dau of Joseph and Christena Downing born and departed this life Jan. 20, 1878 Mary Ann wife of Joseph F. Downing died Aug. 30, 1873 aged 29y.4m.28d. Eakins, Johnson Oct. 10, 1825 - Jan. 4, 1904 "Father" S/S with Matilda Ann Matilda Ann wife of Johnson Eakins died Jan. 4, 1875 aged 47y.10m.13d. "Forget me not, no not me For many a tear will fall from thee And if on earth we meet no more May we meet on canon happy shore." Matilda also listed on another stone with her husband Johnson Eakins "Mother" Feb. 22, 1827 - Jan. 4, 1875 Sarah Ellen dau of Wm. & P.C. Eakins died Sept. 3, 1870 aged 7m.13d. Echelbarger, Almeda dau of F.M. & S.E. Echelbarger died Sept. 22, 1874 aged 4m.18d. (Broken and partly gone.) Estle D. son of F.M. & S.E. Echelbarger died May 11, 1880 aged 1y.4m.1d. John died Feb. 8, 1869 aged 52y.1m.26d. Mary A. wife of John Echelbarger died Nov. 21, 1860 aged 42y.1m.22d. Wm. died Nov. 19, 1874 aged 26y.7m. "Farewell my wife and children all From you a father Christ doth call Mourn not for me it is in vain To call me to your sight again" Ellis, Olive dau of I. & M.E. Ellis died Sept. 22, 1872 aged 19y.1d. Foster, Ebenezer son of John & Elsy Ann Foster died Sept. 4, 1854 aged 8m.23d. (This stone was broken and part of it lost.) * Isaac K. son of H.& M. Foster died Jan. 26, 1859 aged 1y.4m.17d. * Jacob G. son of J. & E.A. Foster died Oct. 4, 1859 aged 1y.9m.13d. Mary Belle dau of J.L. & F.M. Foster died Sept. 15, 1864 aged 5y.4m.26d. Rachael dau of John & Elsy Ann Foster died Aug. 15, 1855 aged 3y.0m.15d. Thomas son of John & Elsy Ann Foster died Mar. 1, 1857 aged 1y.7m._d. (Stone broken and part of it was missing.) * William son of H. & M. Foster died Nov. 21, 1853 aged 1y.__ * William D. son of J. & E.A. Foster died Aug. 16, 1870 aged 11m.21d. Fritts, Harrison "Co. K 130 Indiana Infantry" James W. son of H.N. & M. Fritts died July 6, 1861 aged 6 days * Valintin died Dec. 28, 1865 aged 59 years Gemmill, * John Eddie son of A. & R. Gemmill died Dec. 3, 1870 aged 3y.1m.5d. * Rachel wife of A. Gemmill died Oct. 17, 1871 aged 27y.3m.28d. Gillam, * Lois Ann dau of P. & M. Gillam died Jan. 1, 1857 aged 1y.1m.18d. * Permelia Jane dau of P. & M. Gillam died Feb. 23, 1850 aged 1y.11m.8d. Susanah dau of P. & M. Gillam died Feb. 12, 1854 aged 5m.17d. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Girton, Catharine wife of Sandford Girton died Sept. 19, 1875 aged 56y.4m.9d. John C. died Dec. 13, 1904 aged 52 years Githens, Iona dau of L.M. & Permelia Githens died Aug. 1, 1872 aged 1y.3m.9d. Luvina dau of L.M. & Permelia Githens died Aug. 16, 1873 aged 2 days Susan E. dau of L.M. & Permelia Githens died Dec. 22, 1870 aged 3y.5m.19d. Grim, Benjamin Apr. 10, 1835 - Oct. 22, 1902 S/S with Delila David son of B. & D.E. Grim died Mar. 3, 1875 aged 13y.8m.18d. Delila wife of Benjamin Grim July 1, 1839 - May 29, 1894 S/S with Benjamin Hannah, Eliza Jane wife of Arthur Hannah died Oct. 24, 1867 aged 29y.8m.15d. Evie dau of D.F. & M.J. Hannah born & died Aug. 5, 1877 Harper, Abraham Mc. son of Moses and Nancy Harper died Feb. 7,1857 aged 5y.4m.13d. S/S with George Ann George Ann dau of Moses and Nancy Harper died Feb. 8, 1867 aged 3y.2m.12d. S/S with Abraham Mc. Moses B. died Apr. 26, 1860 aged 25y.8m.3d. Moses N. son of M.B. and N. Harper died May 13, 1871 aged 1y.2m.3d. Hartley, Benjamin son of J.O. & E. Hartley died Oct. 14, 1868 aged 5y.10m.7d. Eleanor wife of J.O. Hartley died Oct. 21, 1858 aged 33y.5m.18d. Sarah Ann dau of J.O. & E. Hartley died May 29, 1858 aged 3 days Benjamin, Eleanor and Sarah Ann were on the same stone. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Heiser, Catharine wife of G. Heiser died Mar. 12, 1860 aged 43y.2m.11d. Catharine is also listed on the same stone with her husband George George died Apr. 25, 1899 aged 84y.1m.22d. S/S with Catharine "Sleep on dear Mother and Father God called you home He thought it best" "In Memory" "At rest" * James L. son of George & Margaret Heiser died Sept. 7, 1881 aged 15y.7m.8d. Margaret wife of Geo. Heiser died Oct. 17, 1894 aged 60y.19d. Horine, Glendon son of C.S. & Mary Horine died Aug. 13, 1888 aged 2y.11m.26d. * John C. son of S.M. & Barbara Horine died Jan. 18, 1868 aged 1y.2m.3d. John(s), Anna E. dau of G. & N. Johns died July 2, 1873 aged 1m.10d. Emma E. dau of G. & N. Johns died Sept. 8, 1875 aged 3m.18d. Etta Jane dau of G. & N. Johns died Mar. 14, 1874 aged 5y.5m.17d. Eva P. dau of H.G. & T. John died Aug. 19, 1895 aged 21y.10m.10d. Jacob died Nov. 20, 1865 aged 57y.10m.20d. Lavanna E. dau of G. & N. Johns died Aug. 25, 1874 aged 9m.10d. Leah wife of Jacob Johns died Oct. 24, 1869 aged 60y.9m. Thank. wife of Henry G. John died Mar. 3, 1876 aged 19y.2m.11d. (DAR had her recorded as Frank, stone clearly states Thank. with a period indicating her name was probably Thankful Johns.) Ulysses son of G. & N. Johns died Sept. 12, 1874 aged 15 days William son of Jacob & Leah Johns died ___ 22, 1862 aged ____ (Part of death date and aged broken off and lost.) Johnson, Anderson husband of Susan Johnson died Oct. 1, 1861 aged 31y.1m.3d. (Broken and more than half gone.) * Mary A. dau of A. & S.A. Johnson died Aug. 14, 1863 aged 1m.3d. Keever, Susan dau of Wm. & Phebe Keever died Jan. 1, 1853 aged 1 day (Only the bottom of this stone was found. It was in the crypt - like structure.) Kelley, Albert son of A. & C. Kelley died Aug. 20, 1877 aged 7y.11m.27d. S/S with Oliver Charity wife of Abraham Kelley died Dec. 13, 1881 aged 32y.10m.17d. Ida M. dau of A. & C. Kelley died Aug. 19, 1879 aged 1m.7d. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Oliver son of A. & C. Kelley died Mar. 15, 1876 aged 2y.1m.17d. S/S with Albert Kilgore, Charles son of G.W. & M.A. Kilgore died Feb. 13, 1875 aged 1m.1d. "Budded on earth To bloom in heaven" * William H. son of J.V.R. & M.J. Kilgore died Sept. 16, 1864 aged 1y.3m.4d. Kirkpatrick, Ellen dau of C.C. & J.A. Kirkpatrick died Aug. 16, 1874 aged 5m.8d. Rachel L. dau of C.C. & J.A. Kirkpatrick died Dec. 28, 1865 aged 11m.19d. S/S with William C. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) William C. son of C.C. & J.A. Kirkpatrick died Jan. 12, 1865 aged 1y.2m.2d. S/S with Rachel L. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Kirtley, * Whitfield son of Wm. & E.J. Kirtley died Oct. 28, 1856 aged 7y.11m.3d. Koons, Laura dau of Samuel & Margaret Koons died Sept. 5, 1866 aged 7y.1m.3d. Kuntz, Anna dau of George & Mary E. Kuntz died Sept. 17, 1889 aged 14y.7m.26d. Mary S. dau of George & M.E. Kuntz born July 29, 1865 died Nov. 29, 1887 aged 22y.4m. Lane, * Andy T. son of P. & F. Lane died Aug. 24, 1873 aged 2y.8m.4d. Charity wife of Mordecai Lane died Feb. 21, 1865 aged 44y.5m.13d. Jenetta dau of J.D. & L. Lane died July 20, 1871 aged 1 day S/S with Samuel Lois wife of John D. Lane died Feb. 26, 1883 aged 41y.10m.12d. S/S with William L. Mary O. dau of P. & E. Lane died Oct. 25, 1873 aged 10m.20d. "Mary is dead a child sweet and fair _____________ illegible _____________ illegible Truth could not save her from an early grave" Samuel son of J.D. & L. Lane died Sept. 11, 1872 aged 10m.23d. S/S with Jenetta William L. son of J.D. & L. Lane died July 3, 1861 aged 11m.2d. S/S with Lois Lawson, Thomas L. son of C.F. & M.A. Lawson died Feb. 10, 1883 aged 1m.13d. "Here we mark this sacred spot." Leer, Bell dau of D. & M. Leer died Jan. 11, 1883 aged 13y.11m.22d. Elmon C. son of D. & M. Leer died Feb. 19, 1865 aged 3y.4m.11d. S/S with Oliver S. and Infant Infant child of D. & M. Leer died Feb. 22, 1863 aged 8 days S/S with Elmon C. and Oliver S. Oliver S. son of D. & M. Leer died Sept. 17, 1873 aged 1y.11m.27d. S/S with Elmon C. and Infant Leonard, Martha wife of James Leonard died Dec. 12, 1869 aged 72y.11m.29d. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Matchett, Daniel died May 23, 1879 aged 53y.27d. "Sleep on dear father and take thy rest God called you home he thought it best A faithful friend, a husband dear A loving father is sleeping here." Dorrie son of L. & S.A. Matchett died Jan. 9, 1871 aged 3y.4m.27d. (This stone was very hard to read may not be entirely accurate, especially the first name Dorrie.) Hannah Matchett 1832 - 1913 James died July 12, 1895 aged 67y.2m.4d. "Our parents" "Father" S/S with Priscilla Priscilla wife of J. Matchett died Nov. 2, 1887 aged 57y.5m.28d. "Mother" S/S with James McClain, * Ada E. dau of James & M.J. McClain died Jan. 3, 1881 aged 5y.8m.2d. * Christeny dau of Thos. & Rachel McClain died Mar. 9, 1863 aged 1m.27d. Elizabeth wife of John McClain died Oct. 20, 1863 aged 60y.3m.28d. (Bottom of this stone broken and lost.) James 1832 - 1904 "Father" * James son of Wm. & M. McClain died July 8, 1878 aged 19y.6m.11d. John died Oct. 20, 1869 aged 66y.7m.22d. John J. died June 20, 1868 aged 27y.5m.12d. (This stone was found in the crypt - like structure.) * Josephine dau of Thos. & Rachel McClain died May 22, 1865 aged 3y.11m.3d. * Mary A. dau of Thomas D. & Rachel McClain died Mar. 9, 1863 aged 1y.7m.23d. Mary Jane wife of James McClain May 16, 1836 - June 2, 1915 "Mother" Rachel Ann wife of Thomas D. McClain died Apr. 13, 1869 aged 23y.5m.5d. (This stone was found in the crypt - like structure.) McManaman, E.J. (Rockafellar) wife of G.W. McManaman "Mother" May 12, 1844 - Aug. 28, 1902 Frederick C. son of Geo. W. & Emma J. McManaman born Sept. 24, 1875 died June 30, 1894 aged 18y.9m.6d. Sarah Nelle dau of Geo. W. & Emma J. McManaman died May 23, 1872 aged 7y.1m.23d. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Miller, * Aaron died Feb. 5, 1865 ___ Monroe, Thomas D. died Mar. 22, 1882 aged 58y.2m.25d. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Nesbitt, Dorcas wife of Wm. Nesbitt died May 10, 1875 aged 67y.3m.25d. Elizabeth wife of W.S. Nesbitt died July 13, 1860 aged 21y.2m.3d. S/S with Susanah J. (also has separate older stone buried in the back of this newer monument. * John S. died Mar. 21, 1863 aged 33y.10m.11d. Susanah J. wife of W.S. Nesbitt died Mar. 13, 1896 aged 54y.2m.17d. S/S with Elizabeth W.S. Oct. 13, 1833 - Oct. 14, 1901 William died Jan. 19, 1877 aged 78y.1m.11d. Newkirk, C.L.S. died ____ 1866 aged 1y.4m.23d. S/S with W.A., D.A. and J.A. D.A. died Aug. 22, 1864 aged 4m.22d. S/S with C.L.S., W.A. and J.A. Infant dau of Wm. & S.S. Newkirk born & died July 1, 1873 J.A. dau died Jan. 12, 1871 aged 8m.9d. S/S with C.L.S., D.A. and W.A. Lee C. son of W. & S.S. Newkirk died May 21, 1883 aged 20y.5m.4d. W.A. died Aug. __, 1864 aged 4m. 22d. S/S with C.L.S., D.A. and J.A. C.L.S., D.A., J.A. and W.A - all children of Wm. & S.S. Newkirk (This stone was badly weathered and almost illegible, information I obtained may not be quite accurate.) North, Fred M. son of T.F. & M.A. North died Oct. 13, 1874 aged 1y.8m.10d. Page, Martha J. wife of Lewis M. Page died Dec. 3, 1865 aged 37y.8m.7d. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Pence, * Elizabeth wife of John Pence died Mar. 6, 1868 aged 17y.11m.8d. Perry, Elizabeth J. wife of Stephen B. Perry died July 28, 1863 aged 25y.4m.21d. "Gone Home" (This stone was found in the crypt - like structure.) John A. son of S.B. & E.J. Perry died Sept. 10, 1864 aged 2y.11m.5d. (This stone was found in the crypt - like structure.) Rockafellar, E.J. (Rockafellar) wife of G.W. McManaman "Mother" May 12, 1844 - Aug. 28, 1902 Rush, * Emma J. dau of D. & Mary A. Rush died Oct. 7, 1858 aged 10m. Lucian son of David & Mary Rush died July 24, 1864 aged 3 days Thomas C. son of David & M. A. Rush died Sept. 5, 1866 aged 3m.3d. Russell, Savannah dau of Jas. & M.A. Russell died Oct. 19, 1881 aged 2y.7m.13d. Rybolt, Cheniah Sept. 25, 1815 - Sept. 22, 1900 aged 84y.11m.27d. "Our father has gone to a mansion of rest To the glorious land by the deity blest" Corrinna M. dau of F. & M.J. Rybolt died July 6, 1880 aged 4y.5m.10d. S/S with Jarret "Thou art gone little Corrinna Sweet child of our love From earths fairy strand To bright sunshine above" Elizabeth wife of Cheniah Rybolt born Jan. 6, 1816 died Dec. 13, 1892 aged 76y.11m.7d. "Dearest Mother thou has left us and thy loss we deeply feel But tis God who has bereft us He can all our sorrows heal" Henry son of J. & R. Rybolt died Oct. 16, 1852 aged 2y.4m.9d. (Badly weathered and worn, couldn't check it for accuracy.) Jarret son of F. & M.J. Rybolt died Sept. 18, 1888 aged 2y.8m.13d. (There was poetry on this side also, but I could not read it.) S/S with Corrinna M. John son of J. & R. Rybolt died Jan. 25, 1852 aged 1y.5m.11d. (Broken and bottom of it is lost.) Lizzie M. dau of J. & R. Rybolt died Apr. 22, 1863 aged 1y.4m.8d. Sisson, Malvina wife of J.S. Sisson died Nov. 11, 1880 aged 34y.11d. Smith, Elizabeth A. Apr. 13, 1825 - July 16, 1904 John M. Oct. 4, 1817 - Apr. 22, 1907 (These were small stones in front of a large monument with Smith on it.) Snook, Cathrine 1827 - 1897 S/S with Peter C. Peter C. 1813 - 1888 S/S with Cathrine * Peter L. son of P.C. & Catherine Snook died Nov. 11, 1880 aged 1y.1m.3d. Stilwell, Amanda A. died Mar. 6, 1860 aged 7m.2d. S/S with Mary, Joseph and Susanna Joseph died Oct. 26, 1871 aged 10y.8d. S/S with Amanda A., Mary and Susanna * Joshua died Mar. 11, 1887 aged 70y.2m.26d. Mary H. dau of J. & M. Stilwell died Mar. 12, 1859 aged 1y.9m.16d. S/S with Amanda A., Joseph and Susanna (Mary also has a sep. stone.) Susanna died July 19, 1872 aged 9y.11d. S/S with Amanda A., Joseph and Mary Todd, Isabella D. wife of Robert W. Todd died Feb. 25, 1868 in the 21st year of her age Tucker, * Lewis B. son of Hugh & Jane Tucker died Sept. 18, 1859 aged 2y.9m.4d. Whipple, Catharine 1833 - 1911 S/S with Irvin A. Irvin A. 1829 - 1912 S/S with Catharine Williams, E.B. died Feb. 2, 1888 aged 60y.3m.24d. Elizabeth wife of Eli Williams died June 21, 1867 aged 70y.9m.7d. * Elizabeth wife of Merit Williams died Mar. 22, 1861 aged 23y.11m.23d. Elizabeth 1837 - 1861 (See above - this is evidently a replacement.) S/S with Merit * Merit died Oct. 11, 1877 aged 51y.11m.4d. Merit 1825 - 1877 (See above - this is evidently a replacement.) S/S with Elizabeth Oliver E. son of Merit & Elizabeth Williams died Mar. 28, 1861 aged 11 days Unknown, Anna wife of David __________ (The rest of this stone was broken and lost.) NOTE: I found many pieces of stones with information on them that was illegible. I also noted these footstones, because they had initials on them. M.S. - B.H. - E.J.H. - S.A.H. - O.L. - F.M.N.
Point Isabel Cemetery
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