Randolph  County,  Indiana
Franklin  Township
Cemeteries

Bear  Creek  -  New  Dayton



            This cemetery is located between county roads 300 West and 400 West on the north side of 400 North in Franklin Township, on the Township line of White River and Franklin. Earliest known burial in 1840. At one time a church was on the south side of the road.
Sexton: Dean Cunningham 765-584-1535


Photographs:

Arthur  tombstones, contributed by Tim Singleton
Goodhew  tombstones, contributed by Tanya Phenis
Houk  tombstones, contributed by Tim Singleton
Huffman  tombstones, contributed by Lynn Durocher


This is NOT a complete list of burials
These records were submitted by various researchers.
ADAMS Lester N. 1887 1970 XXXX
ADAMS Zella L. 1889 1877 XXXX
ADDINGTON Dorcas XXXX 9/6/1869 Wife of W.R. Addington 60Yrs
ADDINGTON John XXXX 9/12/1864 Co. A 84th IND 23 Yrs
ADDINGTON William R. XXXX 10/5/1875 73 Yrs
ARTHUR George Calvin 4/12/1847 4/9/1925 *S.S. as Mary E.
ARTHUR Mary Ellen 12/12/1860 12/6/1914 *Wife of George C. 2 stones
BARNES John F. 1826 7/11/1900 XXXX
BERGWITZ Francis XXXX 8/16/1872 80 Years
BOOHER David XXXX 3/16/1874 76 Years
BOOHER Elizabeth Ann 1857 1942 (Huffman)
BOOHER Solomon 1851 1894 XXXX
BROWN Catharine XXXX 4/15/1855 Wife of Maj. Brown 71 Years
BROWN Major XXXX 4/7/1855 63 Years
BURNWORTH Caroline 1850 1930 (Barnes)
CROW Dale Eugene XXXX 1939 XXXX
CROW Harry C. 1/10/1897 7/4/1947 IN Bugler 137 Fld Arty 38 Div WW1
DeBOY Arvella P. 1875 1909 (Booher)
DODD Jane XXXX 2/25/1875 Wife of Salathiel 76 Years
GETTLE John N. Sr. XXXX 3/29/1862

77 Years                   

GOODHEW           

Cathy J. 1963 1979 *Beloved Daughter

GOODHEW

David E. 1960 1971 *Beloved Son
GOODHEW Joe V. 11/2/1939 5/19/1996 XXXX
GOODHEW Lavonne B. 12/24/1906 7/8/1990 * S.S as Raymond W.
GOODHEW Lisa D. 1968 1982 *Beloved Daughter
GOODHEW Raymond W. 8/12/1898 11/18/1971 *IND PFC Co. G 10th INF WW1
GOODHEW Steven J. 1973 1994 *Beloved Son
HENISA Minnie P. 1884 1952 XXXX
HENISA William H. 1881 1954 XXXX
HOLLOWELL Elizabeth XXXX 10/8/1877 Wife of Luke 62 Years
HOUK M.H. XXXX XXXX *Co. K. 40th Ohio INF
HUFFMAN Abraham 1848 1925 * SS as Emma Huffman
HUFFMAN Andrew H. 1845 1909 * SS as Hattie Co. B 7th IND CAV
HUFFMAN Bonnie S. 6/22/1944 1/24/2003 * SS as Herbert B. Huffman
HUFFMAN Charles E. 1871 1939 XXXX
HUFFMAN Clinton 1875 1954 XXXX
HUFFMAN Darlene 1948 2002 *XXXX
HUFFMAN Edith 1895 1978 * SS as Merl L. Huffman
HUFFMAN Emma 1848 1922 * SS as Abraham "His Wife"
HUFFMAN Ernest E. 3/18/1925 7/20/1944 * IND PVT 115 INF WWII
HUFFMAN Ethel 1895 1957 XXXX
HUFFMAN Eva XXXX 4/2/1881 * Daug of C & J 24 Y 2 M & 12 D
HUFFMAN Flora B. 1868 4/26/1909 XXXX
HUFFMAN Gerald Leon 10/27/1926 8/26/1951 * IND SFO 9 INF 2 INF DIV Korea PH
HUFFMAN Hattie 1850 1934 * SS as Andrew Huffman "His Wife"
HUFFMAN Henry Clay 4/26/1846 6/16/1922 * SS as Sarah J.Huffman
HUFFMAN Kenneth L. 1905 1961 XXXX
HUFFMAN Luella 1874 1949 XXXX
HUFFMAN Marie H. 1923 1996 XXXX
HUFFMAN Max Vernon 1929 1949 XXXX
HUFFMAN Merl L. 1894 1987 * SS as Edith Huffman Co. B 151 IND INF
HUFFMAN Ora Lee 1923 1933 XXXX
HUFFMAN Pearl 1877 1962 XXXX
HUFFMAN Robert D. 7/15/1966 7/18/1966 XXXX
HUFFMAN Rosa (Rickner) 1850 6/60/1871 * Wife of Henry C. Aged 21 Y 5 M 14 D
HUFFMAN Roy J. 1900 1919 XXXX
HUFFMAN Sarah J.(Demint) 1849 1911 * SS as Henry C. Huffman "His Wife"
HUFFMAN Thelma L. 1910 1995 XXXX
HUFFMAN Victor L. 1892 1947 XXXX
HUFFMAN Wilber L. 9/5/1920 3/28/2003 * PFC US Army WWII Purple Heart
JONES Lizzie A. 1857 1936 XXXX
LEWIS Jack A. 1869 1949 XXXX
LUELLEN Helen L. 1931 1993 XXXX
LUELLEN John H. 1928 1988 XXXX
MALTBIE Elizabeth XXXX 6/29/1879 Wife of Joshua 55 Years
MALTBIE Joshua XXXX 9/25/1875 62 Years
MANSER Margaret XXXX 12/5/1877 77 Years
OLIVEY Herbert C. 10/ 5/1908 6/29/1949

IN Sgt AAF Base Air Depot 1 WW11

ORME Wanda (Holt) 12/6/1936 4/22/2000 XXXX
PENNY Eileen 1916 1916 XXXX
PIKE Della A. 1872 1918 XXXX
PLATT William XXXX 8/28/1861 75 Years
RAY Elizabeth 1826 1899 * SS as John Ray
RAY John 1827 1913 * SS as Elizabeth Ray
RUBLE Elizabeth XXXX 11/11/1874 Wife of Walter 68 Years
RUBLE Walter XXXX 89 Years
SMITH George B. 1867 1935 XXXX
SMITH Ida B. 1871 1960 XXXX
SMITHSON Elizabeth XXXX 4/4/1876 Wife of George W. 80 Years
SMOCK Agnes 2/22/1919 8/19/2003 XXXX
SMOCK John 1921 1981 XXXX
STANLEY Esther XXXX 11/22/1862 Wife of James 67 Years
STEPHAN Robert XXXX 12/29/1875 61 Years
WINSHIP John XXXX 9/7/1876 82 Years


Other names of people buried in the New Dayton / Bear Creek Cemetery, taken from the Cemetery Book:
These rows begin on the west edge of the cemetery, this being the old section. The rows were recorded from south to north, or away from the county road. These burial's were recorded Oct 1981 and April 1982 by Beverly Wagner.

Row 1:
1) Annie E., d/o John O. & Luie H. Kimmel, d Aug 4, 1879, age 1-3-16
2) In memory of Esther, w/o James Stanley, d April 23, 1862, age 67-(1 or 4)-(8or 18)
Tucker's History of Randolph County, page 127, records: Esther w/o James Stanley died Nov 22, 1862, age 67y.

Row 2:
1) Sophie Mary Elizabeth Schissler, w/o David Deboy, Sept 14, 1838-Sept 14, 1881
2) Hannah Doty (Schissler) (no other insc on this stone
(**Sophie and Hannah were sisters)

Row 3:
1) George W. Mull died Feb 18, 1876, age 59-7-6
2) Catharine, w/o George Mull d Dec 19, 1868, age 54-5-5
3) S-Sarah J., w/o Martin V. E. Mull d June 29, 1883, age 41y-22da
SS-W-Silas N., s/o MVE & SJ Mull
4) Martin V. Mull d Feb 13, 1913, age 70-7-27
5) S. J. M. (Ftmk)

Row R:
1) Abraham T., s/o CW & Current d March 21, 1888, age 15-3-2
2) G.W.M. (Ftmk)
3) Margret E., d/o Meriday & Ann Lynch d Nov 3, 1884, age 15-9-7
4) E-Elias Wright died Jan 19, 1892, age 45-6-11
5) "Hiatt" (surname Marker)
6) Jacob L. Favorite, 1861-1918
SS-Emma R. Favorite 1865-1941 (this stone sits between 2 bushes)

Row 5:
1) William Clinton, s/o PL & S. Forest d (__) Mar 186(3 or 5), age 5-2-1
2) Solomon W. Hiatt d Jan 13, 1875, age 21-3-15
SS-Cora A., d/o SW & S Hiatt, d Jan 23, 1875, age 1-1-23
3) Margaret Shaneyfelt d Dec 20, 1882 (*should be Dec 22, 1885), age 73-11-17 (*should be 74-11-17)
4) E-Hannah (J), w/o SM Day d 5(M__) 188(8), age illegible
5) Ervin, s/o RL & C Meranda (stone broken and recemented at point of the transcriptions)
6) Samuel Meranda died March 11 1869 age 16y. There is a double row here of 3 stones each. Those on the East stone #10 are:
7) R. L. Meranda died March 9, 1879, ager 70y
8) Caroline, w/o R. L. Meranda died March 15, 1879, age 62y
9) Cettes, s/o George & Jane Meranda, died Nov 15, 1894, age 21y
(Note: Stones 7,8, & 9 are hand inscriptions in cement)
10) Chester B. Hiatt 1889-1896
11) Winfield S. Hiatt 1860-1909
12) Sarah M. Hiatt 1866-1895
13) Leonard L. Ludwick 1915. SS-Doras L. Ludwick 1916

Row 6:
1) Benjamin F., s/o D. & P. Macy d July 4, 1865, age 23-6-3
2) Henry E. Shaffer Feb 22, 1814-Aug 9, 1870
SS-Elizabeth, his wife, Dec 26, 1822-Oct 30, 1905
3) (Ftmk, no insc)
4) Henry, s/o I & SJ Silver died April 1, 1869, age 6 months
5) Lasalle, s/o JJ & M MIller died Oct (1 or 4), 18(52) age 2-10-23
6) Marietta, d/o J & M Miller died Dec 2, 1863, age 41-2-2

1885-1899 RANDOLPH COUNTY OBITUERY TRANSCRIPTS
Hutchins, Mrs., w/o Andrew J., died 8-25-1883, buried New Dayton Cemetery.
Note from Mary:  This is  Jane (Shaneyfelt) Hutchins.

Tombstone reads:
MARGARET SHANEYFELT
Died Dec 20, 1885**
Aged 74 years, 11 months, 17 days***

**SIC--this death date is in error. Margaret's DEATH CERTIFICATE states that she died Dec 22, 1885. Perhaps the stone was erected after her death?? The cemetery book gives her death date as Dec 20, 1882--a transcription eror.
          ***age 73-11-17 is given in the cemetery book for her age, but her tombstone says 74 yrs, 11 mo, 17 da. She was born in 1811 so the date on the stone is more accurate.
          There's plenty of room around Margaret's stone for other family members, apparently their tombstones, if they had them, did not survive. It is possible that her husband and several other children are buried there, but they are not in the cemetery book.
          I found an old obituary for Margaret's daughter JANE SHANEYFELT HUTCHENS, wife of Andrew J. Hutchens. Her obit states that Jane died Aug 25, 1883, and is buried in New Dayton Cemetery. I believe that she is buried with her mother Margaret, but she is not mentioned in the cemetery book, so apparently she either had no stone, or it did not survive.
          Margaret McCarthy/McCarty Shaneyfelt, wife of Michael Henry Shaneyfelt, was my ggg grandmother. I descend from her through her son William Henry Shaneyfelt who moved on to Ohio, and is buried there.
          This is all that I received from the New Dayton / Bear Creek Cemetery.
Contributed by Mary Hicks


Tucker's History Page 127.
New Dayton (Bear Creek Graveyard) White River Township, Section 35, Town 21,Range 13; size, 122 square rods; John Ray, proprietor; number of lots, thirty-five;recorded September 25, 1872.
Bear Creek Graveyard, second addition, John Ray, proprietor; number of lots, 110; Section 35, Town 21, Range 13; recorded August 11, 1877-

Maj. Brown, April 7, 1855, 63 years.
Catharine, wife of Maj. Brown, April 15, 1855, 71 years.
William Platt, August 28, 1861, 75 years.
John N. Gettle, Sr., March 29, 1862, 77 years.
Esther, wife of James Stanley, November 22, 1862, 67 years.
John Addington, Company A, Eighty-fourth Indiana, September 12, 1864, 23 years.
Dorcas, wife of W.R. Addington, September 6, 1869, 60 years.
William R. Addington, October 5, 1875, 73 years.
Francis Bergwitz, August 16, 1872, 80 Years.
David Booher, March 16, 1874, 76 years.
Elizabeth, wife of Walter Ruble, November 11, 1874, 68 years.
Jane, wife of Salathiel Dodd, February 25, 1875, 76 years.
Robert Stephen, December 29, 1875, 61 years.
Joshua Mattbie, September 25, 1875, 62 years.
John K. Puckett, March 7, 1876. 73 years.
Elizabeth, wife of George W. Smithson, April 4, 1876, 80 years.
John Winship, September 7, 1876, 82 years.
Elizabeth, wife of Luke Hollowell, October 8, 1877, 62 years.
Margaret Manser, December 5, 1877, 77 years.
Walter Ruble, December 8, 1878, 89 years.
Elizabeth, wife of Joshua Maltbie, June 29, 1879, 55 years.




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