Lick Creek Settlement Cemetery

also known as Little Africa Cemetery

Used with permission of Coy D. Robbins from his book, "Forgotten Hoosiers: African Heritage in Orange County, Indiana", pp. 82-83.

BOND, Frances M.; d/o M(onroe) and M(ary) Bond; b. 22 Sep 1864,
       d. 29 Nov 1867.
LOCUST, Simon; from plaque embedded in entrance Memorial; Tennessee Pvt
       Co. E 13 Regt Colo Inf, Confederate States Army, 1824-1891.**
MORTON, Albert; son of I. & P.A. Irvin; b. 17 Apr 1864, d. 27 Jul 1876.
ROBERTS, Alice; wife of Nelson Roberts; b. 17 Jul 1824, d. 19 Sep 1858.
ROBERTS, Ishmael; from plaque embedded in entrance Memorial; North Carolina;
       Pvt. Shepards Co 10 NC Regt; Revolutionary War
ROBERTS, James; son of Ann Roberts; b. 3 Oct 1853, d. 16 Jan 1877.
ROBERTS, Mary E.; wife of Eli Roberts; b. 1 Nov 1812, d. 2 May 1867;
       "May her soul rest in peace"--E.T. Salyards, Orleans [stone carver]
THOMAS, Frances L.; d/o Mathew and Mary Thomas; b. 30 Sep 1857,
       d. 30 Oct 1858.
THOMAS, Joseph N.; s/o M & M Thomas; b. 26 Sep 1835, d. 3 May 1866.
THOMAS, Mary; wife of Mathew Thomas; b. 2 Apr 1817, d. 30 Jun 1867.
THOMAS, Mathew; b. 8 Oct 1808, d. 10 Dec 1870; aged 62y/2m/2d.
THOMAS, Samuel A.; s/o Mathew and Mary Thomas; b. 29 May 1853,
       d. 5 Aug 1856.
THOMAS, Sarah D. [d/o M and M Thomas]
THOMPSON, Homer; s/o Thomas M. and Sarah Thompson; d. 7 Feb 1879,
       aged 3y/7m/28d.

There are also several graves with no stones.

**This plaque has several errors. Mr. Robbins clarifies: "Simon Locust was actually a native Hoosier and born in Orange County. He was drafted from Orange County for one year's military service on 23 Sep 1864. Military and pension records show that Locust was mustered out of the U.S. Army at Nashville, TN when his term of service expired. Locust never served with the "Confederate States Army" as engraved on this plaque. He was in the Union Army with the rank of private in Company E., 13th Infantry Regiment, United States Colored Troops (USCT), and not the "Colo Inf" as was inscribed."