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Bear Creek Cemetery, Montgomery Township
Located on the south side of 800 S, on the east side of Bear Creek. The Cemetery sits on a hill overlooking Bear Creek.

More pictures at the bottom of this page.




TRANSCRIPTION OF BEAR CREEK CEMETERY
From Jennings County Public Library

Wright, John Thomas Mar. 9, 1832-Dec. 24, 1907
Baker, William d. Jan. 21, 1886-May 19, 1933
     Myrtle J. (nee Coryea) Oct. 10, 1889-Apr. 7, 1925
Bradshaw, Margaret Oct. 20, 1867-Jan. 17, 1933
     Walter Sept. 17, 1861-Apr. 4, 1953
Roberts, Faye Sept. 27, 1936-Apr. 7, 1956
Roberts, Sarah Olive Aug. 26, 1901-Feb. 12, 1956
     William Everett Apr. 17, 1883-Apr. 30, 1971
Corya, Mary B. dau. of Philip W. & Eliza A. Jan. 16, 1873-Mar. 14, 1926
Corya, Byron S. Sept. 1865-Feb. 1912
Corya, Rev. Phillip W. M.D. Aug. 20, 1839-Oct. 23, 1902
     Eliza, his wife Aug. 7, 1841-Dec. 16, 1923
Corya, Mary J. wife of John W. 1840-1924 "mother"
Corya, John W. d. May 20, 1877 aged 40 yrs. 11 days
Corya, Anna 1866-1941
Corya, infant son of George H. & Wella b & d Jan. 17, 1904
Newkirk, (probably), Clarie d. Dec. 26, 1888
Newkirk, Maggie d. June 2, 1904
Newkirk, James W. d. Nov. 18. 1903
     Harriet, his wife d. June 24, 1905
Coryea, Enoch G. Nov. 20, 1841-Nov. 11, 1932
     Deliea A. Oct. 5, 1844-Jan. 23, 1915
Corya, Leona B. dau. of MC & AD Apr. 5, 1912-July 20, 1914
Corea, Walter E. Jan. 28, 1901-July 11, 1903
Mikesell, Sarah Feb. 23, 1836-Mar. 17, 1918
Mikesell, Naomi dau of Mr. & Mrs. C.D., b & d July 4, 1915
Fear, Ireane 1866-1898
Bradshaw, Permelia D, June 5, 1812 stone broken
Corya, infant son of ?? & DA
Boicourt, Isabella A. "mother" Jan. 6, 1812-Jan. 5, 1890 md. Philip Corya
Corya, Lucinda wife of F.M. Jan. 22, 1834-Mar. 23, 1864
Corya,____M. Apr. 3, 1875- ? 23, 1894
Corya, James S. Jan. 20, 1844-June 7, 1911
     Orpha, his wife Jan. 19, 1843-Mar. 6, 1928
Corya, Agnes Anna 1886-1969 funeral home marker

The following stones all match and are all Coryea's
Albert Jefferson Sept. 17, 1934-Dec. 3, 1934
Roberta Marie Apr. 2, 1937-Sept. 28, 1937
Ernest Edwin "infant" Apr. 22, 1945
Marston Rae Nov. 9, 1946-Dec. 4, 1946
Donald Eaugene Mar. 9, 1936-Sept. 19, 1956
Ronald Earl Oct. 29, 1938-Nov. 27, 1948

Coryea, Lorilla Alice Jan. 7, 1882-Mar. 18, 1903
     George Washington Jan. 7, 1882-Dec. 16, 1957
Corya, Isaac W. d. July 24, 1858 aged 44 yra. 7 mos. 4 days
Cline, Jesse H. 1821-blank
     Sarah J. 1827-1902
Coryea, Patricia Ann Sept. 27, 1957-Mar. 5, 1975
Perry, Martha dau. of Wm. & Harriet d. Apr. 10, 1834 aged 1 mo. 12 d.
from friends in Hayden in Memory of Corya, Patricia Ann 1975
Wilson, Moses d. Feb. 5, 1872 aged 78 yrs.
Miller, Joshua May 27, 1836-Sept. 25, 1915 Co. A 40 Reg. Ind. Inf.
Miller, Martha P. Oct. 30, 1837-Feb. 20, 1905 --(maiden name Byfield daughter of Andrew G. & Mary)
Miller, Benjamin E. no dates
     Rosa Susan no dates
Fish, James W. d. Mar. 25, 1848 aged 19 yrs. 2 mo. 13 days
Fish, Martha J. d. June 23, 1837 aged 2 yrs. 1 mo. 11 days
Earl, Jane E. wife of Geo. Sept. 4, 1827-Jan. 12, 1864
     Imogene W. Steadman Sept. 17, 1813-Apr. 13, 1961
Steadman, Thomas Jan. 12, 1795-June 30, 1866
Byfield, John C. Oct. 30, 1842-Aug.11, 1918
Byfield, Andrew G. son of AG & Mary Aug. 10, 1847-Jan. 3, 1890(see headstone picture below I see it as Andrew C)
McGuire, Alford E. son of JE & RE July 2 1889-Oct. 23, 1889
Byfield, Mary Mar. 13, 1818-July 15, 1888
Byfield, Andrew G. May 6, 1808-Mar. 2, 1882
Phillips, Thomas J. d. Mar. 9, 1864, aged 17 yr. 8 mo. 8 days--Co. K. 120 Reg. Ind. Vol.
Base only stone is gone
Lots of unmarked graves. some were marked with field stones that were moved for mowing.

New corrections and additions also some pictures taken by Jon Bradshaw-2007
Thank you Jon!

Peter G. Bradshaw born August 12, 1826 died June 16, 1883
Permelia O. Bradshaw born June 5, 1836 died_______
Sarah A. Bradshaw born November 12, 1857 died February 25, 1885
Ireane Fear 1866-1898
Melville S. Corya died February 5, 1872 aged 3yrs 9mos
Moses Wilson died February 5, 1872 Aged 79 years
David P. Bradshaw born December 17, 1907 died November 30, 2001 (same headstone as husband Orville)
Orville Preston Bradshaw born August 26, 1901 died February 26, 1980
Margaret Bradshaw born October 20, 1867 died January 17, 1933 (same headstone as husband Walter)
Walter Bradshaw born September September 17, 1861 died March 17, 1918
Sarah Mikesell born February 23, 1835 died March 17, 1918
Naomi Mikesell daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LB Mikesell born & died July 4, 1915

Headstone of Melville S. Corya

Headstone of Moses Wilson

Headstone of Peter G. Bradshaw

Headstone of Sarah Bradshaw

Headstone of Irene Fear



The following pictures taken by Sheila Kell in 2010


Headstone of Joshua Miller


Headstone of John C. Byfield


Headstone of Andrew C. Byfield


Headstone of Mary Byfield


This one does not appear to be on the old transcription, it looks like Cyrus L.D. Byfield to me.


Another Byfield not on the list, this one looks like Benjamin R. Byfield


another unlisted Byfield, C/Gorban Byfield


This one clearly says Andrew G. Byfield, all Byfield stones are in a group


Headstone of Thomas J. Phillips Jr.


Another Thomas Phillips, I cannot read dates


Headstone of James W. Fish


Headstone of Martha Perry



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