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Cemeteries

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The Cemetery database at Crawfordsville District Public Library is BETTER than ours, so we are sending you THERE (see link below poem. However, there are a few cemetery - related things here you'll not find there :) ALSO -- see News - Cemeteries for other articles - several there, as well!
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
              by: Thelma Greene Reagan
            
Today we walked where others walked
              On a lonely, windswept hill;
              Today we talked where others cried
              For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
            
Today our hearts were touched
              By graves of tiny babies;
              Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
              In the heartbreak of the ages.
            
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
              In the last sleep of their time;
              Lying under the trees and clouds-
              Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
            
     
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
              Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
              Was it a babe, child, young or old?
              No indication could be found.

            
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
              We had been here once before
              On a day we'd all like to forget,
              But will remember forever more.

            
Today we recorded for kith and kin
              The graves of ancestors past;
              To be preserved for generations hence,
              A record we hope will last.

            
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
              For stones sometimes crumble to dust
              And generations of folks yet to come
              Will be grateful for your trust.
            
.....Thanks so much to Ivan for sending this nifty poem
I have been extremely interested in the Poor Farm cemetery entries since I found so many more than were on the listing on the Crawfordsville District Public Library's website (the original 9 indexed by the DAR in the 1960s).  There were none on findagrave, so I took it upon myself to register these "poor folks," as they, too,  deserve to be known!  CLICK HERE  to see how the original NINE HAVE GROWN :)  You'll be amazed, believe me.
Want to thank Kim H. for all the amazing help of finding some newbies, as well as linking ALL the families.  She, too has been hooked by those less fortunate and want to help make them known !!
You'll find on the page those we are positive about but there are many, many more that are highly suspicious and others who were in say the 1870 census at age 96 - no obituary; nothing in the sketchy poor farm information and not in the next census. They're likely there, too :(    - kbz

 
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Most people are now very familiar with this site but if you have not tried it - DO: : findagrave.com
 
 
1966 "Soldier and Sailor Dead" -- this might be very helpful to you :)

Old Town Cemetery dug-up in 1894 (thanks to Kim H for this one)

Oak Hill Articles (thanks Kim H)

Poor Farm Cemetery - pretty nifty :)

Showen Cemetery - 1892 - odd happening

STILWELL - -George, John, William - bodies moved 1883

McCORMICK, - AJ & wife - moved to new Waveland cem

Yountsville Revamped - way to go Kim & Judy


Below are various notations found in the local newspapers about cemeteries of the area :)  Kind of neat reading if you're a history buff!!

Source:  Weekly Argus News July 15, 1899 p 10
            
Ira McConnell is home from the Meharry neighborhood where he has been putting in cement driveways in the Meharry Cemetery. This cemetery,  which is practically a private one, is kept in the best condition by the children of parents whose memory they thus honor. As a rule  such burying grounds are sadly neglected - kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 22 December 1888              
            
Headstones Arrived. The headstones for the unmarked soldiers' graves have arrived and Wm. Reprogle and C. D. Huffman are engaged distributing them to the different cemeteries where they will be placed in proper position. - thanks to Kim H

Source: Crawfordsville Review, 27 March 1858
                
We understand that this (Crawfordsville) Cemetery is sadly in need of repairs. Some few years ago a sum of money was raised by subscription among our citizens to defray the expense of enclosing the grouids with a suitable fence. The amount raised being more than sufficient  for the improvements made, the surplus, some fifty dollars was loaned with interest to Andrew P. Linn,at that time, Clerk of the Montgomery County Court. This, loan was made by committee, consisting of Messrs Joseph Earl, Andrew Mitchell and Benjamin Galey, (the latter since deceased,) who were appointed by the citizens and authorized to loan the surplus funds. On the decease of Mr. Linn, the funds passed into the hands of his administrator,.James W. Linn, who we understand is anxious to place the money  into the hands of the committee— trust that these gentlemen Messrs Earl Mitchell will attend to this matter immediately, and if necessary, call a meeting of the citizens to instruct  them in the future use of the funds, which, with its accumulated interest is amply sufficient to keep the Cemetery in excellent repair. - thanks to Kim H

Source: Crawfordsville Review 1 Oct 1892 p 4

GAR marks graves - McPherson Post NO 7 GAR through its committee, Chas. M. Travis, Samuel D. Ensminger and Joseph McDaniel, have procured headstones for the following unmarked soldiers’ graves: John W. Barr; Thomas Baldwin; John W. Blair; Robert Bracket; Robert Bratton; William Bratton; SH Crowder; DS Hartshorn; Elkanah Jackson; GG Johnson; JW Miller; C. Marshall; DW McElwee; JH Oxley; Thomas C. Smith; JW Slaves; JB Straight; TL Straight; MH Suman; WM. S.F.A. Wright. These stones are now at the freight depot at the Big Four Railroad and the relatives and friends of the deceased are requested to take them and set them up at the graves as soon as possible. It will be necessary to call on Chas. M. Travis, chairman of the committee and get an order for the stones before going to the agent. The following headstones were received several years ago and are still on hands: G. Nasler; HM Murray; JH Vanarsdall; JM Barcus; Wm. McElliott; WC Endicott; JC Munfort; AE Newell; James Shevelin; AT Blair; George Galloway. If these stones are not taken and set at the grave soon they will be returned to the government. If they are not wanted for any reason the persons knowing that fact should advise Mr. Travis at once.


Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 22 October 1892 --

George Britton has discovered an old Indiana cemetery in his gravel pit two miles west of town. He has already taken out a dozen skeletons and from the size of their bones it was evident there were giants in those days. Some of the bodies were buried in the sitting position and the teeth of one were worn almost to the jaw bone proving that their owner died at a great age. - thanks to Kim H - wonder if it's below?


Source: Crawfordsville Daily News-Review Sept 24, 1902 p 1 --

A 30’ granite shaft has been received for a monument that is being erected for the late J. Maurice Thompson at the family lot at Oak Hill. Two wagons and several teams were required to transfer the heavy shaft to the cemetery – kbz


Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 15 April 1893 p 5

TURKEY RUN - history -- More than 60 years ago before the red man had hardly disappeared and while the wild deer went leaping through the forest, a company of pioneers with religious intent, met to worship in a school house which stood on the bank of a babbling brook called Turkey Run in the southwestern part of Coal Creek Township on a piece of land Vezey Tracey bought from the government. Probably as early as 1830 Grandmother Tracey was buried at this place which was the commencement of Turkey Run burying ground. Mr. Tracey sold the farm, except this plot of ground to George Westfall. The school house gave way to a log house of worship and the church was known as Turkey Run Christian Church. The church was afterward moved to Pleasant Hill Christian Church. For many years the pioneers from afar and near were buried at Turkey Run, until nearly every family in the county was represented in this consecrated place. For some years, however, the cemetery has been neglected. Recently an effort is being made to erect a substantial iron post fence around it. Last fall trustees were elected and a subscription circulated. The effort is commendable and should be encouraged.

Source: Crawfordsville Daily JOunral 27 Dec 1894 p3

Fred Bandel is unloading a car of granite monuments. Three go to Oak HYill and one to Wingate. One of them is for Grandfather Krug, who was over one hundred and two years old at his death. Mr. Bandel says that he is selling more granite work than in any previous year.


Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 13 April 1900

The finding of a skeleton in clearing the site of the Masonic temple in Crawfordsville was regarded as strange, and now Ladoga comes to the front with a similar experience. A special from that place says: "In making the excavation on the contract for the Masonic temple in this place, the bones of a human being were found in an old well." Great interest was manifested as to who it might be, and many are the conjectures by the older citizens here as to their stories of identity, each tracing back to years ago as to their knowledge of certain ones that were missing and were never heard of again. -- kim h


Note: Crawfordsville's Masonic Cemetery is now named (stupid, I KNOW) Oak Hill Grant Avenue Cemetery


CEMETERY LOCATOR

Cemetery Locator - Note - some of these places are really not correct - for example, Maple Ridge is NOT even near Alamo but right outside of Waveland as is Old Union but I'm putting this as it was done by ?  Sorry, not sure
Includes: Name of Cemetery; Cemetery Location; Elevation; Latitude; Longitude       NOTE 2 -- There is also what I feel is a better (although I'd still like to do one in complete alphabetical listing :) below                                         

Maple Ridge Alamo 774 feet 39.885ºN 87.048ºW
Old Union Alamo 810 feet 39.898ºN 87.037ºW
Sparks Alamo 787 feet 39.968ºN 87.049ºW
Stonebraker Alamo 705 feet 39.982ºN 87.021ºW
Bowers Colfax 800 feet 40.196ºN 86.743ºW
Clouser Colfax 804 feet 40.146ºN 86.721ºW
Ben Hur Crawfordsville 761 feet 40.025ºN 86.910ºW
Breaks Crawfordsville 781 feet 40.083ºN 86.958ºW
Calvary Crawfordsville 741 feet 40.056ºN 86.905ºW
Harshbarger Crawfordsville 718 feet 40.051ºN 86.962ºW
IOOF (Odd Fellows) Crawfordsville 758 feet 40.032ºN 86.906ºW
Michael Crawfordsville 741 feet 40.003ºN 86.974ºW
Nutt Crawfordsville 751 feet 40.013ºN 86.963ºW
O'Neal Crawfordsville 722 feet 40.018ºN 86.978ºW
Oak Hill Crawfordsville 754 feet 40.058ºN 86.914ºW
Oldtown Crawfordsville 695 feet 40.047ºN 86.908ºW
Potts Crawfordsville 813 feet 40.111ºN 86.998ºW
Sidener Crawfordsville 764 feet 40.004ºN 86.920ºW
Stover Crawfordsville 735 feet 40.068ºN 86.887ºW
Thompson Crawfordsville 738 feet 40.039ºN 86.998ºW
Greenlawn Darlington 781 feet 40.112ºN 86.768ºW
Hutton Darlington 764 feet 40.076ºN 86.866ºW
Peterson Kirkpatrick 790 feet 40.179ºN 86.799ºW
Rice Kirkpatrick 790 feet 40.135ºN 86.791ºW
Harshbarger Ladoga 853 feet 39.945ºN 86.807ºW
Inlow Ladoga 833 feet 39.932ºN 86.771ºW
Stoner Ladoga 853 feet 39.908ºN 86.771ºW
Mount Pleasant Linden 850 feet 40.143ºN 86.926ºW
Coons New Market 761 feet 39.985ºN 86.954ºW
Finley Chapel New Market 810 feet 39.967ºN 86.880ºW
Galey New Market 751 feet 39.988ºN 86.946ºW
Indian Creek New Market 823 feet 39.924ºN 86.928ºW
Indian Creek Hill New Market 817 feet 39.934ºN 86.968ºW
Jones New Market 840 feet 39.886ºN 86.964ºW
Lutheran New Market 800 feet 39.982ºN 86.889ºW
Lydick New Market 800 feet 39.903ºN 86.997ºW
Old Hickory New Market 784 feet 39.938ºN 86.978ºW
Old Pottinger New Market 830 feet 39.916ºN 86.921ºW
Wasson New Market 820 feet 39.910ºN 86.983ºW
Wasson New Market 902 feet 39.886ºN 86.901ºW
Hicks New Ross 905 feet 39.890ºN 86.713ºW
Mount Pleasant New Ross 899 feet 39.917ºN 86.709ºW
New Ross New Ross 876 feet 39.953ºN 86.716ºW
James Russellville 843 feet 39.868ºN 86.904ºW
Pisgah Shannondale 889 feet 40.012ºN 86.717ºW
Fruits [AKA: Snyder, Fruits, McCormick] Waynetown 768 feet 40.012ºN 87.063ºW
Meharry Wingate 731 feet 40.204ºN 87.073ºW
Oakland Wingate 853 feet 40.149ºN 87.017ºW
Old Turkey Run Wingate 768 feet 40.156ºN 87.074ºW
Pleasant Hill Wingate 781 feet 40.167ºN 87.074ºW

CEMETERY LOCATIONTOWNSHIPLATITUDELONGITUDE
CrislerWavelandBrownunknownSec 31 T18N R5W
Maple RidgeWavelandBrown39.885ºN
87.048ºW
Old UnionWavelandBrown39.898ºN
87.037ºW
Waveland Methodist Waveland Brown39.879ºN
87.043ºW
Waveland PresbyterianWavelandBrown39.878ºN
87.047ºW
FreedomWavelandBrown39.921ºN
87.020ºW
DeereWaveland BrownunknownSec 15 T17N R6W
WassonBrowns ValleyBrown39.910ºN
86.983ºW
SparksAlamoRipley 39.968ºN
87.049ºW
AlamoAlamoRipley 39.982ºN
87.051ºW
DenmanAlamoRipleyunknownSec 24 T18N R6W
FruitsAlamoRipley40.012ºN
87.063ºW
RushAlamoRipleyunknownSec26;T18N;R6W
Stonebraker (Bunker Hill) AlamoRipley39.982ºN
87.021ºW
TexasAlamoRipley39.960ºN
86.067ºW
Weir AlamoSouth Union39.994ºN
86.988ºW
WillisAlamoRipleyunknownSec 15 T18N R6W
WrightAlamoRipleyunknownSec25 T18N R6W
BowersBowersSugar Creek 40.196ºN
86.743ºW
ClouserColfax RRSugar Creek40.146ºN
86.721ºW
BinfordGarfieldNorth Union40.083ºN
86.838ºW
Ben HurCrawfordsvilleSouth Union40.025ºN
86.910ºW
BreaksCrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.083ºN
86.958ºW
BrittonCrawfordsvilleSouth Union40.037ºN
86.936ºW
Canine - Smith CrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.044ºN
86.871ºW
CalvaryCrawfordsville North Union40.056ºN
86.905ºW
CoonsCrawfordsvilleSouth Union39.985ºN
86.954ºW
C'vile Masonic *CrawfordsvilleSouth Union40.030ºN
86.903ºW
GaleyCrawfordsvilleSouth Union39.985ºN
86.946ºN
HardestyCrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.081ºN
86.93ºW
HarshbargerCrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.051ºN
86.962ºW
HuttonCrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.076ºN
86.867ºW
IOOF (Odd Fellows)CrawfordsvilleSouth Union40.032ºN
86.906ºW
LibertyCrawfordsvilleNorth Union
40.112ºN
86.975ºW
LutheranCrawfordsville South Union39.982ºN
86.906ºW
McClureCrawfordsvilleNorth Union

Mt. TaborCrawfordsvilleSouth Union40.018ºN
86.866ºW
Mt. ZionCrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.054ºN
86.942ºW
Montgomery County HomeCrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.057ºN
86.895ºW

MichaelCrawfordsvilleSouth Union40.003ºN
86.890ºW
NuttYountsvilleSouth Union40.013ºN
86.963ºW
O'NealYountsvillleRipley40.018ºN
86.978ºW
Oak HillCrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.058ºN
86.914ºW
Old townCrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.047ºN
86.908ºW
ShilohCrawfordsvilleSouth Union40.111ºN
86.830ºW
SidenerCrawfordsvilleSouth Union 40.004ºN
86.920ºW
SmithCrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.040ºN
86.857ºW
StoverCrawfordsvilleNorth Union 40.068ºN
86.887ºW
ThompsonCrawfordsvilleNorth Union40.039ºN
86.998ºW
WilhiteCrawfordsvilleSouth Union39.992ºN
86.902ºW
WilsonYountsvilleSouth Union40.009ºN
86.946ºW
Youngs ChapelCrawfordsvilleNorth Union 40.104ºN
86.866ºW
YountsvlleYountsville Ripley40.253ºN
86.993ºW
Deck DarlingtonFranklin40.122ºN
86.730ºW
GreenlawnDarlingtonFranklin40.112ºN
86.768ºW
HuttonDarlingtonFranklin40.076ºN
86.866ºW
IOOFDarlingtonFranklin40.111ºN
86.711ºW
ClouserBowersSugar Creek40.146ºN
86.721ºW
IrwinKirkpatrickSugar Creek 40.179ºN
86.799ºW
McBeeBowersSugar Creek40.190ºN
86.812ºW
PetersonKirkpatrickSugar Creek 40.179ºN
86.799ºW
RiceKirkpatrickSugar Creek 40.135ºN
86.791ºW
WyantBowersSugar Creek40.189ºN
86.705ºW
BlyLadoga Clark39.890ºN
86.713ºW
BrethrenLadogaScott39.930ºN
86.817ºW
ClarkLadogaClark39.882ºN
86.749ºW
Davis LadogaClark39.942ºN
86.696ºW
FranzLadogaScott39.950ºN
86.817ºW
FordLadogaClarkunknownSec 32 T 17N R3W
GraybillLadogaScottunknownunknown
HarshbargerLadogaClark 39.945ºN
86.807ºW
JonesBrowns ValleyBrown39.885ºN
86.964ºW
LadogaLadogaClark 39.908ºN
86.799ºW
McMurrayLadogaScott unknownunknown
Old HarshbargerParkersburgScottunknownunknown
StonerLadogaClark39.908ºN
86.771ºW
Ermentrout-McBeeKirkpatrickMadison
40.190ºN

86.812ºW
FraleyLindenMadison -unknown Sec 4; T 20N; R4W
Mount PleasantLindenMadison40.143ºN
86.926ºW
LindenLindenMadison40.186ºN
86.892ºW
McDowellKirkpatrickMadison40.201ºN
86.838ºW
ArmstrongNew MarketScottunknownSec 7, T17N, R4W
CoonsNew MarketSouth Union39.985ºN
86.954ºW
DavisLadogaClark39.943ºN
86.696ºW
Finley ChapelNew MarketSouth Union39.967ºN
86.880ºW
GaleyNew Market
39.988ºN
86.946ºW
HarrisonLadogaClarkunknownSec 28 T17N R3W
Indian CreekNew MarketBrown39.924ºN
86.928ºW
Indian Creek HillBrowns Valley Brown39.934ºN
86.968ºW
Inlow LadogaClark39.932ºN
86.770ºW
JonesParkersburgScott 39.886ºN
86.964ºW
Lutheran New MarketSouth Union 39.982ºN
86.889ºW
LydickNew Market
39.903ºN
86.997ºW
Old HickoryNew MarketBrown 39.938ºN
86.978ºW
PeffleyLadogaClark39.928ºN
86.734ºW
PottingerNew MarketScott 39.916ºN86.921ºW
RedenbaughNew MarketScott39.951ºN
86.907ºW
Wassons ParkersburgScott39.886ºN
86.901ºW
CraneMaceWalnut40.012ºN
86.803ºW
DavisNew RossWalnut39.942ºN
86.696ºW
HicksNew RossWalnut39.890ºN  
86.713ºW
LockridgeNew RossWalnutunknownSec 15 Twp 8 N R 5W
Mace Old TownMaceWalnut40.012ºN
86.799ºW
Mount PleasantNew RossWalnut39.917ºN
86.709ºW
New RossNew RossWalnut 39.953ºN
86.716ºW
JamesParkersaburgScott39.868ºN
86.904ºW
JessieNew RossWalnut39.957ºN
86.717ºW
ParsonsMaceWalnut
40.017ºN
86.790ºW
SpryNew RossWalnutunknownSec 26 T 18 N R3W
Union HillMaceWalnut 39.996ºN86.766ºW
PisgahShannondaleFranklin40.012ºN
86.717ºW
LeeSmartsburgNorth Union40.040ºN
86.824ºW
DavisAlamoRipley39.967ºN
87.009ºW
FruitsAlamoRipley 40.012ºN87.063ºW
Green LawnWingateCoal Creek40.176ºN
87.074ºW
MeharryWingateCoal Creek 40.204ºN
87.073ºW
MoudyWingateCoal Creek40.162ºN
87.019W
Oakland WingateCoal Creek 40.149ºN
87.017ºW
Old Turkey RunWingateCooaCCEkk 40.149ºN
87.017ºW
Pleasant HilWingateCoal Creek40.167ºN
87.074ºW
ProvidenceBeckvilleWalnut40.011ºN86.698ºW
New RichmondNew RichmondCoal Creek 40.156ºN
87.073ºW
ParkCherry GroveCoal CreekunknownSec 10; T 20N R5W
PioneerCherry GroveCoal Creek40.142ºN
86.927ºW
Round HillRound HillCoal Creek40.161ºN
86.951ºW
WillhiteElmdaleCoal Creek40.153ºN
87.003ºW
ByrdParkersburgScotunknownSec 26 T 17N R4W
CornstalkParkersburg Scott39.880ºN
86.851ºW
GraybillLadogaScottunknownSec 14 T 17N R4W
Grady-ShowenWaynetownWayne40.123ºN
87.073ºW
Waynetown MasonicWaynetownWayne 40.087ºN
87.075ºW
Waynetown PioneerWaynetownWayne 40.088ºN
87.059ºW
HarlowWesleyWayne40.054ºN
87.017ºW
PottsWaynetownWayne40.112ºN
86.998ºW
WesleyWesleyWayne 40.067ºN
87.007ºW
SwitzerWesleyWayne 40.062ºN
87.011ºW
Welch-ParkersburgParkersburgScott 39.873ºN  
86.896ºW
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