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Deputy Farm Cemetery (a.k.a. Old Deputy Cemetery)
Contributed by Kathleen Deputy Collier

Partial list of people buried in the Deputy Farm Cemetery (also referred to in some of the literature as Old Deputy Cemetery). This list was compiled from various sources (see below) and should be considered a work in progress. I am a direct descendent (3rd great grandchild) of Solomon and Sally Deputy (# 1 and # 2) through their son, Solomon (# 3).   Kathleen (Deputy) Collier - August, 2009

Summary: Solomon and Sarah (Sally) Deputy, who came to Jennings County in 1810 are buried at the Deputy Farm Cemetery along with 4 of their 6 children (all 4 of their sons). Also buried there are two daughters-in-law, one grandchild, a nephew and his first wife and four of their children.

 

Name

Born

Died

Comments

1

Solomon Deputy

12/12/1779

Sussex, DE.

06/10/1816

Jennings, IN

Son of Sylvester Deputy (b.1754, d. 12-21-1807) and Esther (Hudson) Deputy (b. abt 1758/1759, d. 11/17/1817). In 1804 married Sally (# 2 below) in Delaware, then immediately migrated to Virginia (currently West Virginia, near Parkersburg). In November, 1810, migrated on a flatboat down the Ohio River with the first three of their six children (including Sylvester and William - # 5 & 6 below). Disembarked at Cooper's Ferry, near Madison. Were first white settlers of Jennings County (their farm on Coffee Creek was actually included in Clark county at the time.)

2

Sarah (Sally) (Deputy) Deputy

02/14/1775

DE

abt 1857

Wife of Solomon, daughter of John Deputy and Polly Macklin. Solomon and Sally were second cousins. Sally was pregnant - maybe 2 months or so? - with Joshua (# 8 below) during the flatboat trip made in November, 1810. He was born the following June. He is said to be the first white child born in Jennings County.

3

Solomon Deputy

12/08/1815

Jennings, IN

06/11/1900

Jennings, IN

Son of Solomon and Sally (#1 & #2 above)-their 6th and last child. He was born about 6 months before his father died. By one account, he was originally named John, but his name was changed to Solomon when his father died. He married Susan Deputy (# 4 below) in 1834 and had 9 children; then married Harriett Ellen Moon (b. 12/12/1836, Clearmont, OH. died 4/10/1915, Indianapolis where she is buried) and had 3 more children.

 

Jefferson County, Indiana

4

Susan (Deputy) Deputy

10/22/1810

Wood, VA

4/24/1869

Jennings, IN

First wife of Solomon (#3 above) and mother to the first 9 of his 12 children.

5

Sylvester Deputy

9/20/1805

Wood, VA

2/22/1845

Jennings, IN

Son of Solomon and Sally (#1 & #2 above)-their 1st child. Solomon's (#3 above) older brother. He was 5 when the family migrated down the Ohio on a flatboat. Note: Sylvester's wife, Jane Fowler, is buried in the Coffee Creek Christian Church Cemetery on the hill across Coffee Creek from the Deputy Farm Cemetery.

6

William Deputy

09/05/1807

Wood, VA

January, 1902

Son of Solomon and Sally (#1 & #2 above)-their 2nd child. Solomon's (#3 above) older brother. He was 3 years old when the family migrated down the Ohio on a flatboat. He wrote a speech delivered at the Old Settlers Meeting at Paris, September 4th, 1875, which vividly describes his impressions of the early years on the frontier.

7

Thomas G. Deputy

Abt 1841

May 22, 1862

Son of William (# 6 above). and grandson of Solomon and Sally (#1 and #2 above). Died in the Civil War,

8

Joshua Deputy

06/04/1811

09/09/1863

Son of Solomon and Sally (#1 & #2 above)-their 4th child. Solomon’s (#3 above) older brother. Said to be the 1st white child born in Jennings County. Sally (# 2 above) was pregnant with him when the Deputy Family migrated down the Ohio on a flatboat in November, 1810. Note – his stone is now missing.

9

Polly Woodruff Deputy

1811

04/25/1837

Jennings, IN

Joshua's (#8 above) first wife and mother to the first 3 of his 7 children.

10

Andrew Deputy

 

 

 

Abt. 1802

Wood, VA

Abt. 1865

Jennings, IN

Nephew of Solomon and Sally (#1 & #2 above)-Andrew's father was Solomon's brother, Henry. Andrew, his father Henry and both their families migrated from Wood County Virginia (currently West Virginia) to Jennings County on a flatboat down the Ohio in 1838.

11

Elizabeth (Cain) Deputy

abt 1811

1848

Andrew's (# 10 above) first wife who migrated with him and their four oldest children to Indiana. Andrew and Elizabeth are great grandparents (through their son Sylvester) of Cora Deputy Dodd and her siblings Gail (Deputy) Blake, Ethel Deputy and Walther Deputy.

12

Eliza (Deputy) Mosely

Abt 1828

Wood, VA

Abt 1870 Jennings, IN

Andrew and Elizabeth's (# 10 & #11 above) daughter-their 1st child.

13

Henry Deputy

Abt 1834

 

Andrew and Elizabeth's (# 10 & #11 above) son-their 3rd child. He died in his 21st year.

14

Solomon Deputy

04/27/1840

Jennings, IN

1857

Jennings, IN

Andrew and Elizabeth's (# 10 & #11 above) son-along with his twin Joshua their 6th and 7th children.

15

Sarah Jane Deputy

Abt 1845

 

Andrew and Elizabeth's (# 10 & #11 above) daughter-their 8th child-died at age 3.

16

Allison Deputy *

09/28/1863

11/13/1867

 

17

Aura Deputy *

11/21/1856

12/21/1868

 

18

Sarah Deputy *

05/06/1835

01/20/1870

 

 

*These three people appear on the list of the Junior Historical Society compiled March 14, 1973 by Linda Goins and Debbie Green, posted on the website of Jonathan Loppnow (thanks to Jonathan!): http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jlopp/

To date I have been unable to trace these three names - I wonder if Sarah Deputy (#18) might be the wife of Solomon (#14). Solomon married Sarah L. Pearson, November 17, 1864

 

Other Sources:

Genealogy of Deputy Family compiled by Carol Marie Dall (Kathleen's sister)

Deputy genealogy by Belvah Perkins, Jennings County, IN Library

Land of Winding Waters by Malcolm Deputy, 1963, Our Heritage, Inc. Vernon, Indiana

 

 

There are many many people to thank for this list. Here are just some of them:

My sister and brother-in-law, Carol Marie and Richard Dall, for all their wonderful genealogy work about our Deputy line.

Anne Deputy Vondervellen who shared the Deputy History, my brother Paul, and to Paul for sharing it with his sibs.

Many, many thanks to Sheila Kell for all her wonderful work on the web (including the link to Jonathan Loppnow's site): http://ingenweb.org/injennings/ I still have not been through all of Sheila's work, there is so much. And especially thanks to Sheila for putting me into contact with people who could help me see the cemetery the first time – it all started with her. (Blushing Sheila says THANK YOU)

Thanks to Ella Jean Gammon for sharing her knowledge of the area and history, and making arrangements with the owners of the farm where the cemetery is located.

Thanks to Joan Spellman, Ella Jean’s daughter, for meeting Theron and I, riding with us to the cemetery, and keeping the cows distracted while I photographed. And also thanks to her for sharing her wonderful and rich knowledge of the area, history and pioneer families, including our visit to Wiggam cemetery.

Thanks to Susan and William Hendrix for allowing us to come and see the cemetery on their farm. Also thanks to Susan, and daughter Charlotte, for a great visit and sharing of their knowledge.


THE CEMETERY IS IN THIS GROVE OF TREES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FARM FIELD


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