Transcription and Research
done by Gordon Lambert in 1996-all the following will be as he wrote
Cem. Plot is Location on Harry S. Lewellen's Homestead. A Book by
M.R. MacDonald "Scipio Indiana" Threads
from the past, enters
following information. Moses Lewellen buys land in 1837, Francis Lewellen
1838. John Lewellen
1838 (correction mabe note Lewelling sepelling in
book for Moses?) This can be found on page 89. Entered for your
consideration. Next entry came from same book page 92. M.R. MacDonald got
it from "A Short History of the
Scroggins Family" written by J.W.
1846: The Scroggins Arrive
The Scroggins family consisting
of the Father, Mother, and eight childern, Robert, Jane, Francis, Rhoda,
John, Hinton, Marjory and Silvina, came to Indiana from Raleigh, North
Carolina in the year of 1846. The only vehicle of converyance being a cart
drawn by one Oxen.
The father being a cripple had to ride in the
cart with a few household essentials, the others coming on foot or being
carried by older ones.
They settled in Jennings County one
and one half miles south and one fourth miles west of Bear Creek Church.
On the west side of a small stream with a small cliff of rock directly in
front of the door.
Hereafter a short time the father died
and was buried on Fourth mile North East of the Cabin. One sister and one
Nephew, William Lewellen were also buried there. I have heard two small
children but I do not know their names.
After a short stay there
the mother with her brother Moses Lewellen, walked to the Land Office
at Jeffersonville, Indiana and entered from the Government Forty acres of
land in Decatur County one and one half miles South and one mile west of
the town of Sardinia, Indiana.
LEWELLEN CEM. by Gordon Lambert,
1996 up-dates, READING, RESEARCH, CORRECTIONS by Mr. Lambert. Location
RE8, T8N sec.20 north of Scipio, Indiana, Jennings Co. Geneva
Township. About 1/10 of a mile South of 1000N or Co. Line, and 2/10
East of 275 W. In the North West corner of Sec. 20 Just slightly West
of RATTAIL CREEK. Fenced In, with gate, but in bad shape. ALL most all the
stones have been knocked over by Cattle. (Very Small Plot, I will make no
map), (Nationality Welsh).
PERMELIA dau of M & M
died Sept. 24, 1893 age 69 yrs 2m's 15d's
A.E.L., E.L., P.L.
MULFORD E. son of H.S. & E.A.
born Mar. 25, 1872 died Jan. 2, 1892
M.E.L. also to right smaller stone Mulford
MENNIAL O. son of
H.S. & E.A. Lewellen
born May 4, 1867 died Jan. 26,
1892 footstone M.O.L.
17, 1869 died May 29, 1898
ELIZABETH A. BAIRD wife of
HARRY S. LEWELLEN
born July 15, 1846 died May 10,
LIDDIE O. dau. of H.S. & E.A. Lewellen
born Mar. 18,
1878 died June 8, 1896
ASLEEP IN JESUS PEACEFUL
footstone made like a up-right log
with broken limbs. INT's on top L.O.L.
T.J. LEWELLEN May 7,
1829 May 24, 1899
MATILDA wife of MOSES
died Dec. 10, 1878 age 70 years
LEWELLEN died Jan. 3, 2887 Age 92 yrs 1 m 24
This one was buried, middle section crumbled to pieces. Two
largest pieces legable were the top, rounded with hand pointing up,
words GONE HOME. Bottom left corner saying, May 1 (broken here) Age
23yrs 1? (broken here) 24 d (broken here) as you can see not much
Also buried, left this one buried, to brittle to move, broken
ESTHER daughter of Moses & Matilda Lewellen died
Dec. 16, 1867 age 18yrs 2m's 18d's same type stone as above
in place of hand, says GONE HOME. Both are beside Moses & Matilda
MULFORD E. LEWELLEN
Brother Thou Art Gone
(Together or Forever)
Thine is an Early Tomb
But Jesus Sumoned Thee
Thy Savior Called Thee Home.
MENNIAL O. LEWELLEN:
is a (spanial Fleeting Liqur?)
How soon the Vapor Flies
Man is a
Leader (Haansienh Hower?)
That Ever Blooming Dies
Another Link is Broken
In our Household Band
chain is Forming
In a Better