Randolph  County,  Indiana
Greenford  Township

Alexander  Cemetery



Started by Thornton Alexander, a black man, in the 1830's.
This is known as the cemetery for the blacks associated with the Union Literary School.
It is now in the middle of a farm east of State Road 227 and north of county road 600 South.
Northeast of Spartanburg.
This cemetery has been fenced by Mr. & Mrs. Comer, the owners of the farm.

Tucker's History Page 121.
Alexander's, Section 1, Town 16, Range 1, Greensfork;

ALEXANDER GRAVEYARD
John Kays, buried about 1839, first person buried there.
Lewis Burden, father of "all the Burdens," died January 1, 1848, aged 66 years 5 months.
Benjamin Lewis, father of Ezekial Lewis, very old, date of death not known.
Milly, wife of Benjamin Lewis, very old; died perhaps in 1856.
Thornton Alexander, Sr., died September 10, 1851, 72 years.
Ezekiel Lewis, died December 8, 1858, 61st year.
Margaret Shaffer, "Aunt Peggy", died about July, 1856, 65 years.
Mary Davis, wife of Allen Davis; date of death not known, 56 years 6 months.
Collier Simpson, died October 8, 1865, 76 years.
Mary Ann, wife of Collier Simpson, died December 9, 1865, 66 years.
Sarah A., wife of R. Holly, died December 24, 1866, 85 years.
Allen Davis, died about 1870, 80 years.
Abraham Cotman, died in 1876, 85 years.
Polly Burden, widow of Lewis Burden, died in 1876, supposed to be 100 years old, or even more than that.
Susan Robbins, wife of Richard Robbins, died January 7, 1877, 52 years.
Richard Robbins, died February 26, 1878, 78 years.
Silas Burden, died in 1879, 62 years.
Phillip Holland, died about 1872, 83 years.
Cesar Peale, very old, died in the winter of 1880.

This is NOT a complete list of burials. Information was taken from existing tombstones and Tuckerís History.
Last Name First Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
A M. J. XXXX XXXX Foot Stone MJA
ALEXANDER Charity XXXX Feb. 29,1842 Wife of Gabriel Alexander Aged 40 Y 3 D
ALEXANDER Elizabeth XXXX Feb. 1, 1874 Aged 45 Y's 9 M's 2 D's
ALEXANDER Ouesley ? XXXX April 17, 185? Aged 18 Y's 3 M's 6 D's
ALEXANDER Polly XXXX Aug. 9, 1862 Wife of Thornton Alexander Aged? (Broken)
ALEXANDER Rosana XXXX Sept. 3, 1851 Wife of John Alexander Aged 36 Y's
ALEXANDER Thornton XXXX Sept. 10, 1851 Aged 68 Y's
ALEXANDER Thornton XXXX Oct. 27, 1894 Aged 84 Y's 5 M's 15 D's (Father & Mother)
ALEXANDER Virginan XXXX July 22, 1840 Wife of Isaac Alexander Aged 23 Y's 7 M's 6 D's
BOYD Clary XXXX Oct. 7, 1874 Daug of J.M. & M. Boyd Aged 1 Y & 2 M's
BURDEN ? Sept. 27, 1851 March 6, 1867 Son of D. & ? Burden
BURDEN Albert 1865 1906 XXXX
BURDEN Archey P. XXXX ?? Son of U & J Burden (stone sunken can't read)
BURDEN Lewis XXXX Jan. 1, 1848 "Father of All Burdens" Aged 66 Y's 5 D's
BURDEN Manerva XXXX June 16, 1861 Daug of ? & ? Burden Aged 5 Y's 2 M's
BURDEN Polly XXXX 1876 Widow of Lewis Burden (supposed to be 100 Y's or more.
BURDEN Raymond A. XXXX June 2, 1935 Indiana Pvt. 809 Pioneer INF.
BURDEN Silas XXXX 1879 Aged 62 Y's
BURRELL William P. 1864 1922 "At Rest"
CAMPBELL Belle XXXX Oct. 31, 1898 Aged 43 Y's
CHAVESS Martha A. XXXX Aug. 31, 1870 Daug of G.W & S. A. Chavess Aged 2 Y's 4 M's 6 D's (twin of William E. - 1870 census)
COTMAN Abraham XXXX 1876 85 Years
DAVIS Allen XXXX Abt. 1870 80 Y's (Tucker's History)
DAVIS Eliza Ann XXXX July 2, 185? Dau of A. & M Davis Aged 27 Y's 4 M's ?D's (corner of stone broken)
DAVIS Mary XXXX Feb. 28, 1851 Wife of Allen Davis Aged 56 Y's 6 M's 4 D's
DAVIS Sealy Melvina? XXXX ???? Daug of A. & M. Davis Aged 1 Y 6 M's 2 D's
GAVIN Infant Son XXXX March 25, 1866 Son of S. O. & M. M Gavin
HOLLAND Garrett? XXXX Dec. 20, ???? 5 ? 21 D's
HOLLAND Phillip XXXX Abt. 1872 Aged 83 Y's (Tucker's History)
HOLLAND William XXXX ? 23, 1885 Aged 3 Y's 2 D's
HOLLY Sanford XXXX Feb. 20, 1878 Aged 41 Y's 5 M's 25 D's
HOLLY Sarah A. XXXX Dec. 24, 1866
JOHNSON Mary A. XXXX April 2, 1883 Aged About 75 Y's
JONES Lucretia XXXX March 29, 1881 Wife of M. Jones Aged 60 Y's
KAYS John XXXX About 1839 First person buried there (Tucker's History)
K. S. XXXX XXXX (Foot Stone)
LEWIS Benjamin XXXX ???? Father of Ezekiel Very old dat of death unknown (Tucker's History)
LEWIS Ezekiel XXXX Dec. 8, 1858 Aged 60 Y's 9 M's 2 D's
LEWIS Milly XXXX Perhaps in 1856 Wife of Benjamin Lewis Very Old (Tucker's History)
LEWIS Thomas C. XXXX July 31, 1854 Son of M.N. & E. Lewis Aged 13 Y's & 16 D's
LINZY Mel? W. XXXX Dec. 18, 1867 Son of L.J. & J.N. Linzy Aged 1 M & 14 D's
LINZY Schuyler C. XXXX Jan. 30, 1868 Son of L.J. & J.N Linzy Aged 1 M & 20 D's
LOUIS William XXXX XXXX Co. A. 15 U.S. C. I.
McDONALD Henry XXXX ???? XXXX
PEALE Ceasar XXXX Winter of 1880 Very Old (Tucker's History)
PRICE Lanie A. 1900 1916 Same stone as Lucile
PRICE Lucile 1904 1918 Same stone as Lanie A.
RENOLDS Elizabeth 1835 19-- Same stone as Ruben (death date never etched)
RENOLDS Ruben 1832 1916 Same stone as Elizabeth
ROBBINS Richard XXXX Feb. 24, 1878 Aged 78 Y's
ROBBINS Richard A. XXXX Aug. 29, 1879 Aged 17 Y's 4 M's 9 D's Same stone as Richard Robbins
ROBBINS Susan XXXX Jan. 11, 1877 Wife of Richard Robbins Aged 52 Y's ? ?
SHAFFER Margaret XXXX Abt. July 1865 "Aunt Peggy" 65 Y's (Tucker's History)
SHOEMAKE Priscilla 1802 1898 Same stone as William "His Wife"
SHOEMAKE Silas June 29, 1884 Aug. 24, 1890 XXXX
SHOEMAKE William 1814 1899 Same stone as Priscilla
SIMPSON Collier XXXX Oct. 8, 1865 Aged 76 Y's
SIMPSON Mary Ann XXXX Dec. 8, 1865 Wife of Collier Aged 66 Y's
SMITH Infant Daug. XXXX 1852 Infant Daug. of Z. & M.A. Smith
SMITH Infant Daug. XXXX 1856 Infant Daug. of Z. & M.A. Smith
SMITH Mary A. XXXX Jan ?. 21, 1855 Wife of Z. Smith Aged 29 Y's 2 M's 12 D's?
WHITE Louisa XXXX Nov. 10, 1864 Wife of J.H. White Aged 27 Y's 3 M's 13 D's


   

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