Randolph  County,  Indiana
Franklin  Township

Ridgeville  Cemetery


In the southeast edge of Ridgeville near the Mississinewa River is the old cemetery that was not cared for many years, but is now well kept.
The earliest known burial is 1860.  Sam Ginger, a Civil War Veteran and author of "Reminiscence of the Mississinewa" is buried here.


Tucker's History Page 128.
Ridgeville (east of town, new, Franklin Township, Section 12, Town 21, Range 13)

Peter Dailey, January 10, 1879, 71 years.
Pennell Mendenhall, April 16, 1871, age not given
Hugh Williamson, October 26, 1873, 73 years.
Mary Anna Williamson, May 2, 1878, 73 years.
Nancy, wife of Peter Dailey, August 21, 1877, 81 years.
The old Ridgeville Graveyard is in disuse and neglected. Most of the interments in the region are made in Ritenour's Cemetery, as the oldest and most carefully kept burial-ground in the region.
One would have supposed that a place settled as long as the vicinity of Ridgeville has been, would have had a carefully preserved cemetery, dating back from the olden time.
Such seems, however, to be not the fact. Indeed, the extensive settlement of the neighborhood was accomplished only much later than the original entry into that wilderness by the Lewallyns, the Kizers and the Ward's.
The old graveyard at Ridgeville appears to have been unsuitable, and therefore, little used, and the new one has been opened for interments only for a short time.

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