Thursday, August 30, 2018

Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral Cemetery

Today's Walk Through the Tombstones is at the historic Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral Cemetery in Vincennes, Indiana.  It is also known as the The Old Cathedral Cemetery and the French and Indian Cemetery.

GPS Coordinates: 38.6791, -87.5345

This historic cemetery is settled between the George Rogers Clark memorial and the Old Cathedral Complex.  We visited here on August 25, 2018 as part of a trip to the Latino Festival happening on the Vincennes River Walk.  We went down early and decided to take a history tour around and found this little cemetery off to the side.  In reality, however, this cemetery is not so little having around 4,000 unmarked graves of the early inhabitants of Vincennes, many probably buried on top of one another as was the custom in those days.  From the Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution website: "Contains the graves (mostly unmarked) of some 4,000 inhabitants of early Vincennes, including soldiers and patriots of the American Revolution who helped Colonel George Rogers Clark to capture the nearby Fort Sackville in 1779.  The cemetery marks the site of the log church where the people of Vincennes swore an oath of allegiance to the Republic of Virginia and the United States on July 20, 1778.  During the siege of Fort Sackville (February 23-24, 1779), Clark's men took up positions at the church and cemetery. It was at the church that Colonel Clark and the British commander, Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton, negotiated terms of surrender on February 24.  The surrender of Fort Sackville occurred the next day, February 25, 1779.  As a result, Hamilton's plan to crush the Revolution in the West was checked and a basis was laid for the United States to later claim the area northwest of the Ohio River, from which were eventually formed the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota."  Visit the link above to see a list patriots thought to be buried in the cemetery.

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Our fist stop at the grave of Caroline Benedict.
Born: unknown
Died: May 7, 1845

She was the wife of Daniel Benedict (1811-1855).  He is buried in Upper Indiana Cemetery and was a veteran of the Black Hawk War.  You can read more about the Black Hawk War here.

I believe that he may have been married again after she died to Martha Benedict (?-?), though I can find no further mention of her.

Caroline was only 18 years old when she died.  I can only imagine that it may have been in childbirth.

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Here we have a lovely simple grave for Anne Jeannette "Janne" Bonneau Dubois.
Born: 1772, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Died: November 10, 1800, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana

Her headstone says that she died when she was 28 years old, though many believe that her birthday was April 12, 1770, though there isn't any documentation that I have found so far.

She was the daughter of Charles Bonneau (1714-1784), who was born in Quebec, New France (now Canada) and Genevieve Charlotte Dudevoir (1732-1773). Her mother was born in Fort Detroit, which was then part of New France.  They are both believed to be buried near her in the Old French and Indian Cemetery.

I am unsure of any siblings, though I imagine she must have had some.

She was married to Toussaint Dubois, Sr. (1755-1816) on October 6, 1788, which was make her around 16 or 18 years old at the time of her marriage, while her new husband was closer to 40.  They were married at the Saint Francis Xavier Church.  There are those that believe that her new husband was born into the French nobility, but there doesn't seem to be any proof of that.  He was born near Montreal, Quebec, New France.  Both of his parents were probably born there as well.

They were married for twelve years and had six known children:
Susanne Dubois/Debois (1789-1825) - burial unknown
Touissant Dubois/Debois, Jr. (1790-1833) - burial unknown
Henry Dubois/Debois (1792-?) - burial unknown (there is a possibility that he is buried in Union Cemetery of Lloyd, Ulster County, New York, but I am not certain of this)
Francois Dubois/Debois (1794-1794) - burial unknown
Charles Dubois/Debois (1795-1819) - burial unknown
Emanuel L. Dubois/Debois (1798-1818) - burial unknown

It is likely that all of them were buried in the Old French and Indian Cemetery since there are so many unmarked burials.

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We now stop at the grave of Joseph Bowman.
Born: 1752, Frederick County, Virginia
Died: August 18, 1779, Knox County, Indiana

He was the son of George Bowman (1699-1798) and Maria "Mary" Elisabeth Hite Bowman (?-?).  George is said to be buried on the Bowman Estate on Cedar Creek near Strasberg, VA.

He had several siblings:
John Jacob Bowman (1733-1781) - buried in the Bowman Graveyard, Laurens County, South Carolina (He served in the South Carolina legislature in 1778 and was recognized for his civil and private service; he owned and operated a mill and a trading post as well; in June of 1781, he was shot in the doorway of his mill by Indians or Tories dressed as Indians.)
Emma Maria Bowman Stephens (1735-1819) - buried in the Stephens Graveyard, likely in Virginia, though records and the graveyard have been lost (she was considered a patriot of the American Revolution for donating supplies and time to the cause)
Elizabeth Bowman Ruddell (1735-1815) - buried in Old Stonermouth Presbyterian Cemetery, Bourbon County, Kentucky (she was married to Captain Isaac Ruddell, the founder of Ruddell's Station, Kentucky; he was captured by the Shawnee Indians during the Revolution and his son were adopted by the Indians.)
John Bowman (1738-1784) - buried in the Bowman Family Graveyard, Mercer County, Kentucky (he was appointed Sheriff for a year and paid in tobacco; there is a note that he may have been related to Daniel Boone, though I have not found reference anywhere else)
Regina Bowman Deyerle (1743-1828) - buried in Cooper-Kent-Heslep Cemetery, Roanoke County, Virginia (legend states that she heard a commotion by the river, grabbed her gun and went to investigate.  She found a bear and shot it dead, then brought it home to be butchered.  I am unsure of the truth in this, but it's an amusing tale; it is also said that she fell in love with her indentured servant Peter and married him, his name is listed on the reverse of her headstone.)
Abraham Bowman (1748-1837) - buried in Lexington Cemetery, Fayette County, Kentucky (Colonel in the Revolutionary War, also listed as a Major in the 8th Regiment also known as the German Lutheran Regiment; )
Isaac Hite Bowman (1757-1826) - buried in the Bowman Graveyard, Shenandoah County, Virginia (he served alongside his brother, Joseph and was entrusted with the responsibility of escorting the English Governor Hamilton and a number of other prisoners from Fort Vincennes to Williamsburg, Virginia)

I have not found any records of his being married or having an children.  

It is listed that he died in an accidental gunpowder explosion and was the only American officer killed during the Illinois Campaign.  He kept a daily journal during the trek from Kaskaskia to Vincennes.  

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Here we have the grave of Michel Brouillette (Brouillet), Sr.
Born: 1745, Canada
Died: January 6, ,1797, Vincennes, Know County, Indiana

I am unsure as to who his parents were or whether or not he had any siblings:

He was married to Marie Elizabeth "Barbe"" Bonneau Brouillet (?-?) and the had at least one child that I have found found, though I am sure that there were more.  I am unsure as to where she is buried.

Michel Brouillet, Jr. (1774-?) - burial unknown

Michel Sr. came to Vincennes from Canada in 1761 where he entered into a verbal agreement with the French Commander at Vincennes, Louis Groston de St. Ange de Bellerive, for the title to a farm.  He may have also had a trading post at one point on the Wabash River north of Terre Haute on a creek that still bears his name, Brouillet Creek.

On May 1, 1773, Michel Sr. was about to pay about $240 for a house on what is modern day First Street in Vincennes.  He purchased this house and the surrounding land from Charles Bonneau, the father of his new bride.  Here his first son was born, Michel Jr in 1774.  This house still stands today and was restored in 1974.  It is now known as The Old French House and is part of the Vincennes State Historic Sites and tours are available.  Is a beautiful little home built in the post in sills style that was popular with the French Creole at the time.  The construction is sturdy, much more so than the popular log cabin style of building.

In May of 1777, Michel Sr. was given commission as a lieutenant in the militia as long as he swore allegiance to King George and was granted a farm north of town on Lick Road.  But things didn't stay that way for long.  In July of 1778, influenced by the actions of George Rogers Clark, several citizens of Vincennes marched into the log chapel and renounced their allegiance to King George and swore instead to be faithful to Virginia.  He was given commission as a lieutenant in the militia from the Americans and served faithfully on the American side.  

You can read more about him and his son, Michel Jr, in a wonderful this wonderful article.

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We now stop at the grave of Francois Riday Busseron.
Born: 1748, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana (in a part of the Northwest Territory that was still part of France)
Died: 1791

He was a Captain of the Continental Troops in the Revolutionary War.  He was in command in 1780 of Fort Patrick Henry.

He is credited with created the "George Rogers Clark Flag", a red and green striped flag that was used by the aforementioned.

In the ledger of Francois Busseron, he lists the following:
"Paid to St. Marie for 5 ells of red serge for the flag at 9; 45 livres
Paid to Mr. Dajene for 3 3/4 ells of green serge at 10; 37 livres
Paid to Madame Goderre (Godare) for making the flag; 25 livres"

(An ell is a length of material measuring 45 inches long)

This flag was not only the only flag used by George Rogers Clark to be listed in historical record, it is considered the first American Flag made in Indiana.  

Busseron owned and operated a general store in the area and was also a fur trader.  He was very active in the militia in Vincennes, having assisted Clark with supplies and ammunition.  He lent out great sums of money to Clark, in total of around $12,000 but none of it was ever repaid.  He died a broken man without a penny to his name.  

He was married at some point, though I am unsure of his wife's name or that of his children.  I have read that only one of his children did not suffer poverty.

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We now stop at the grave of Nicholas Cardinal.
Born: August 25, 1723, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Died: August 24, 1789, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana

He was the son of Jacques Cardinal (?-?) and Jeanne Duguay Cardinal (?-?).  I am unsure as to where they are buried or whether or not he had any siblings.

He married Marie-Josephe Girard (?-?) in 1761 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church.  I am not sure where she is buried, though it is probably in the Old French and Indian Cemetery near her husband.

They had eleven known children, though I only have reference to the following:
Marie-Therese Cardinal Vasher (1764-1839) - burial is listed as unknown
Marie-Josephe Cardinal Bunche (1776-?) - burial unkown
Nicolas Cardinal (1780-1843) - buried in The French and Indiana Cemetery, Knox County, Indiana
Francoise Cardinal (?-?) - burial unknown
Joseph Cardinal (?-?) - burial unknown
Medars Cardinal (?-?) - burial unknown
Genevieve Cardinal Aveline (1788-?) - burial unknown

He was a captain in the militia based in Vincennes and according to texts of Knox County "About nine o'clock Clark sent Nicholas Cardinal, a captain of the Vincennes militia, under a flag of truce, to Gov. Hamilton with a note to Lieut. Governor Hamilton, demanding his surrender..."  From Historical and Biographical Atlas of Knox County, 1903

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Here we have the grave of Joseph Dubois.
Born: 1762
Died: 1812

He served in the Continental Line of the Revolutionary War.

The only reference that I can find for him is in a Civil Court Case where he and his wife were being sued for an unpaid mortgage on a log house and lot in Vincennes in 1801.

I am unsure of his relation to the other Dubois' buried in this cemetery and around Knox County.

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We now stop at the grave of Louis Victor Edeline.
Born: December 23, 1730, Longueuil, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Died: April 28, 1799, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana

His father was Louis Antoine Edeline (?-?) and his mother was Marie-Madeleine Drusson dit Robert Edeline (?-1747).  I am unsure as to where they are buried, but I know that his mother died while he was still young, so she may be buried in Quebec, while his father could be buried in Detroit.

He was married to Marie-Joseph Thomas Edeline (1743-1808) on April 28, 1759 in Detroit.  I am unsure as to where she is buried.

They had eleven children that I have found reference to:
Marie-Louise Edeline (1761-?) - burial unknown (she died young)
Marie-Barbe Edeline (1763-1796) - burial unknown (drown while trying to cross the Wabash River)
Jean-Louis Edeline (1767-?) - burial unknown
Marie-Louise Edeline (1770-1793) - burial unknown
Nicholas Edeline (1772-1795) - burial unknown
Joseph Marion Edeline (1774-1819) - buried in The French and Indian Cemetery, Knox County, Indiana
Jacques Edeline (1776-1798) - burial unknown
Alexis Edeline (1777-1808) - burial unknown
Victoire Edeline (1779-?) - burial unknown (she died young)
Pierre Edeline (1786-1825) - burial unknown

He was active with the militia and he was appointed by Clark as a judge, a position which he held for the rest of his life.

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Here is the grave of Pierre Grimard.
Born: 1745, France
Died: 1784, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana

He was the son of Pierre Morand-Moreau Grimard (1723-1791) and Veronique Cousineau Grimard (?-?).  I am unsure as to where they were buried.

He was married to Marie Genevieve Colon Grimard (?-?).  She may also be buried in the Old French and Indian Cemetery, though I am not sure.

They had at least two children:
Pierre Grimard, Jr. (1770-?) - burial unknown
Charles Grimard (?-?) - burial unknown

Pierre served in the American Revolutionary War and was one member of a company of volunteers under the command of Captain Francois Bousseron.  His name appears as Pierre Grimare.  He also signed the Oath of Allegiance to Vincennes, where his name is shown as Pierre Grimar.

There is also a record of Pierre suing Joseph Edeline (listed above) over the breaking of an agreement to build a fence for a house and property he had occupied for a year and not leaving it in good condition.  The case was settled before ever going to court.

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Here we have the grave of Andre Lacoste Languedoc.
Born: September 17, 1733, St.Joseph de Chambly, Quebec
Died: March 9, 1793, Fort de Vincennces, Indiana

He was the son of Andre Lacoste (?-?) and Marie Jeanne Boutin Languedoc (?-?).  They were both born in Quebec, though I am not sure where they were buried.

He had several siblings:
Marie Madeleine Lacoste (1731-?) - burial unknown
Louis Lacoste dit Languedoc (1736-1789) - burial unknown
Francois Lacoste (1738-?) - burial unknown
Marie Elizabeth Lacoste (1739-?) - burial unknown
Charles Lacoste (1739-?) - burial unknown
Charlotte Lacoste (1746-?) - burial unknown
Marie Marthe Lacoste (1748-?) - burial uknown

He was married to Marie Josephe Custos Langeudoc (1737-1777).  She was born in Quebec and died while they lived in Fort de Vincennes. 

I haven't found any reference to any children born to them.

His gravestone says 1727, but all references that I have found list his birthdate as September 17, 1733.  

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 Here is the grave of Jean Marie Philippe LeGras/LeGrace.
Born: 1734
Died: 1788

He was the son of Jean Baptiste LeGras (?-?) and Genevieve Gamelin Châteauvieux (?-?), who were married on January 11, 1733.  I am unsure as to where either are buried, though I believe probably in Montreal, Canada.

He had four siblings, though I have only found the name of one other:
Unknown Son (?-?) - burial unknown
Pierre Legras (1738-1810) - buried in Holy Family Church (this may be located in Canada, since from what I have found, I don't believe that he ever left Canada;  he was very active in the local milita and government.)
Unknown Daughter (?-?) - burial unknown
Unknown Daughter (?-?) - burial unknown

He was a Colonel in the Continental Troops in the American Revolutionary War.

He was married in 1767 to Marie-Jeanne Gamelin (?-1769).  She died just one month after the birth of their second child 

They had at two children that I have found reference to, but I haven't found any reference to them at all.

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We now stop at the grave of Pierre Levry dit Martin.
Born: 1759
Died: 1804

He served in the Revolutionary War in the Continental Troops.

He was married to the daughter of Nicholas Cardinal, whose grave is listed above, though I am unsure as to which one.

So far, I have found no information about Pierre at all.  

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Here we have the grave of Francois Pelletier.
Born: 1744
Died: 1788

He served in the Continental Troops in the Revolutionary War.  He was on the payroll of a company of volunteers in the service of the state of Virginia, commanded by Francois Busseron. He entered service on the 27th of October 1778 and finished up December 17, 1778.  His name appears as "Fransoa Pelletir, #1" on the payroll.  

His wife's name was Felecite Pelletier (?-?).  I know nothing more about her or their family.

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Here we have the grave of Reverend Jean Francois Rivet.
Born: 1757, Martinique
Died: February 25, 1804, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana

Their is a large crucifix memorial with the following carving underneath:
"Sacred to the memory Rev. Jean Francois Rivet V.G. --- Born at Grosmorne, Island of Martinique 1757  Died at Vincennes Indiana February 25, 1804"

Another side states:
"I ask that I may be buried in the midst of the people confided to be, that is, near the center of the cemetery"

The next side states:
"Defunctus Adhuc Loquitor" "He being dead yet speaketh, Hebrews XI, 4 Quoted in his last will by Father Rivet"

Behind the monument, settled into the ground is a bronze plaque that states: "Rev. Jean Francois Rivet 1757-1804 First Headmaster of Jefferson Academy Later Vincennes University."

Unfortunately, I have been unable to find any family information about him.  Most of the information is about his service to the Catholic Church and no more.

From Waymarking.com: "In April 1795, a few days after Father Flaget left Vincennes, Father Jean Francis Rivet arrived. Father Rivet had a commission from the War Department to be a missionary to the Indians, for which he was paid $200 a year. Government payment was usually in arrears, and because of the poverty of the pupils, Father Rivet frequently signed his letters "The Poor Missionary."

"The U.S. government (like regimes elsewhere) wanted missionaries to "subdue" native peoples, so settlers could take their lands "peacefully." Rivet, however, wanted to help Indians materially and spiritually. His first efforts met with little success, so he turned his attention to the French, teaching them (with Indians and non-Catholics) reading, writing, and catechism. He also liked to visit Fort Knox where many Irish soldiers lived with their families. There he baptized many children.

"Rivet was well-qualified, if not over qualified, for this position. Born on the island of Martinique in 1757, Rivet had occupied the chair of professor of Latin Rhetoric at the Royal College of Limoges from 1784 to the outbreak of the French Revolution. He came to America in 1794, and a year later Bishop Carroll sent him to Vincennes. As part of his educational program, Rivet brought in a new schoolmaster, this time a Frenchman from Detroit, Francois Houdon, but again the unhealthy climate of Vincennes frustrated the plans for a school. Soon after his arrival, the new school master sickened and died on September 8, 1796. In 1796, Rivet petitioned Congress for a land grant to support a school, but with no results.

"When the new governor of the Indiana Territory, William Henry Harrison, arrived in Vincennes in 1801, he found Rivet a ready ally in the cause of education. Harrison asked him to teach his four-year-old son and to become Headmaster of a school. Rivet wrote his bishop: "Governor Harrison, who has showed great esteem for me...is going to establish a college here for Latin, and wishes me to have a considerable part in this establishment which was called Jefferson Academy." This school was predecessor of Vincennes University, and Rivet is considered to be the first Headmaster. By the fall of 1801, the school was in operation with masters in the classics, belle-letters, mathematics, and English and French languages. To aid him, Rivet brought from Baltimore a Mr. "Makdonas" (probably Peter A. McDonald). At first the classes were held in the living room of the rectory behind the old log church. Later, Rivet moved the school to a two room building of native cypress next to the governor's mansion, but probably it did not continue beyond the death of Father Rivet in 1804. Catholic education would be delayed a number of years because of Indian disruptions and the War of 1812.

"In spite of extreme hardships in his personal life, Father Rivet practiced heroic penances as the leader of his flock. In his spiritual diary he writes that he slept on the floor without blankets. Perhaps because of these sacrifices, Father Rivet became ill with the "White Plague," called for a priest, and wrote out his confession. Unfortunately we do not know what he looked like nor the exact date of his death (February 12, 13, or 25). If one considers the number of baptisms, marriages, conversions, and burials, then he was a very successful pastor.

"Among Father Rivet's effects was a library of 290 volumes, probably the largest library in the territory. Most of these books were theology or lives of saints, but some could have been used for instruction, such as "Principles of Latin Language," "Principles of English Language," "Conduct for Children," and three pamphlets entitled "Mathematics." Also listed in his possession were "1 big school bench." In his will, Father Rivet requested that he be buried, and that a crucifix be erected to remind people to pray. He would wait 140 years before the monument was purchased."

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Here we have the grave of Mary LaPlant.
Born: February 9, 1807
Died: January 7, ?

She was the wife (or as it says on her headstone, consort) of Lambert Barrois (?-?).  I am not sure where he is buried, though I would imagine that it would be near her.

There is no information about her that I can find.




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This lovely gravestone is in remarkably good condition, except for the name.

The transcription is as follows:
SACRED
To the memory of
Mrs. _______ ____________
Born in Massachusetts April
30, 1769  Departed this life
February 20, 18__

An example to her sex
An ornament of society
The Best of Mothers.

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This stone is in such terrible condition that little or nothing can be read.  I can make out the name Heloise and part of the inscription at the bottom which looks like "Have _______ in Mary". 

This stone has been pieced back together and is settled into concrete.







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This stone is pretty much illegible except for the cross at the top.  I haven't been able to find any reference to this stone or any transcription of it.

I hope to get back at some point and take another look at it.








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Our last stop are a series of foot stones that have been set into concrete next to that of Mary LaPlant.  Since there are so many missing headstones and those that have been lost to time, I am unsure how we would ever learn who they belong to.






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Thank you for joining me for a walk through this historic cemetery.  I am thrilled that I got to visit such an old, valuable cemetery not far from me. 

Please visit the listing at Find-A-Grave.




















Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sugar Grove Cemetery

Today's Walk Through the Tombstones is at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Plainfield, Indiana.  It is also known as Sugar Grove Friends Burial Grove.  This cemetery is located within walking distance of Hummel Park in Plainfield and a nice, tranquil little location with a beautiful old cedar tree near the back.

GPS Coordinates: 39.6747741,-86.4020087

There are just under 1,300 graves here in this cemetery, many of which are very old and very worn.  The oldest are near the back where there is a lovely, old cedar tree.  The building itself is also very old.  The sign out front dates it to 1823.  I would assume that the cemetery probably is dated from about the same time, though I didn't find any graves from that time period. 

From Waymarking.com "This Friends church was founded in 1823 by Quakers who moved to central Indiana from North Carolina.  The meeting had both conservative and progressive members.  The building present today was built in 1851.  There was a mass migration of southern Quakers to the Midwest as they elected to move away from states that supported slavery.  The church is now inactive, but services were held here for well over 100 years.  The building and cemetery were added to the National Registry of Historic Places in September of 2000.  The building is in remarkable condition and you may look in the windows for a nice view inside.  As you peek inside you will notice the wood partitions that can be lowered to divide the meeting room in half.  This allowed for separate services to be held for men and women, which was the custom at the time this church was built.  There are a large number of pioneer graves in the cemetery, but unfortunately, 90% of them are unreadable". 

There is also supposed to be a school house on the property, though I am not sure where.  There is a white building next to the meeting house which appeared to be partially attached, though only by a porch.  This may be the schoolhouse with the privy out back.  It was rather hard to tell.

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Our first stop is at the grave of Armina Atkinson.
Born: 1864, Hendricks County, Indiana
Died: 1924, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Armina was the child of Vestal Atkinson (1836-1917) and Jane Montgomery Atkinson (1842-1871).  Both are buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery nearby, though Vestal was buried with his second wife, Amanda.

She had several siblings:
Arthur Atkinson (?-?) - buried in West Union Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana
Oscar Atkinson (1867-1913) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Orien Atkinson (1869-1947) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Ernest J. Atkinson (1871-1945) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Wilson Oswell Atkinson (1873-1874) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Orlando Atkinson (1878-1959) - buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Clifford Atkinson (1885-1886) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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We stop next at the grave of Oscar Atkinson.
Born: 1867
Died: 1913

He was the son of Vestal Atkinson (1836-1917) and Jane Montgomery Atkinson (1842-1871).  Both are buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery nearby, though Vestal was buried with his second wife, Amanda.

She had several siblings:
Arthur Atkinson (?-?) - buried in West Union Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana
Armina Atkinson (1864-1924) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Orien Atkinson (1869-1947) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Ernest J. Atkinson (1871-1945) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Wilson Oswell Atkinson (1873-1874) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Orlando Atkinson (1878-1959) - buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Clifford Atkinson (1885-1886) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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We now stop at the grave of John Atkinson.
Born: January 10, 1808, Chatham County, North Carolina
Died: September 1, 1896, Hendricks County, Indiana

There is a bit of conflict on information for John Atkinson.  The Hendricks County WPA death index lists his death date as being September 1, 1896 and in Mooresville, Hendricks County, Indiana, while the Quaker Records for the Plainfield Monthly Meeting list September 3, 1896 as his death date.  Even more confusing, the obituary file for Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana (at the Mooresville Public Library) lists his death date as September 2, 1896.

He was the son of John Atkinson (1766-1830) and Mary Woody Atkinson (1772-1859). They are both buried in Cane Creek Monthly Meeting Cemetery in Snow Camp, Alamance County, North Carolina.  They were married sometime in 1793.

He had at least four siblings:
Thomas E. Atkinson (1796-1871) - buried in Rush Creek Cemetery, Parke County, Indiana
Sarah Atkinson Newlin (1800-1875) - buried in Spring Monthly Meeting Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina
Samuel Atkinson (1812-1854) - buried in Rush Creek Cemetery, Parke County, Indiana
Elihu Atkinson (1815-?) - buried in Cane Creek Monthly Meeting Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina

He was the husband of Ann Vestal Atkinson (1812-1877), who is buried next to him in Sugar Grove Cemetery. 

They are listed as having eleven children:
Jabin Atkinson (1831-1915) - his burial location is listed as unknown, though is wife and other family are buried in Cherokee County, Kansas.
Oliver Goldsmith Atkinson (1834-1915) - buried in Quaker Valley Cemetery, Cherokee County, Kansas
Vestal Atkinson (1836-1917) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Riley Dixon Atkinson (1838-1923) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Mary Jane Atkinson McFadden (1841-1930) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Sarah Emaline Atkinson (1843-1845) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Mariah Wilhite Atkinson Field (1846-1916) - buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Marion County, Indiana
Benjamin S. Atkinson (1848-1904) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Jemima Ann Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
Thomas Elwood Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
Sarah Ellen Atkinson (1855-1879) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

According to his obituary, John was the oldest settler of Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana having entered his land in 1832.

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Here we have the grave of Riley Dixon Atkinson.
Born: 1838, Hendricks County, Indiana
Died: 1923

He was the son of John Atkinson (1808-1896) and Ann Vestal Atkinson (1812-1877).  They are both buried nearby in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

He had many siblings:
Jabin Atkinson (1831-1915) - his burial location is listed as unknown, though is wife and other family are buried in Cherokee County, Kansas.
Oliver Goldsmith Atkinson (1834-1915) - buried in Quaker Valley Cemetery, Cherokee County, Kansas
Vestal Atkinson (1836-1917) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Mary Jane Atkinson McFadden (1841-1930) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Sarah Emaline Atkinson (1843-1845) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Mariah Wilhite Atkinson Field (1846-1916) - buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Marion County, Indiana
Benjamin S. Atkinson (1848-1904) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Jemima Ann Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
Thomas Elwood Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
Sarah Ellen Atkinson (1855-1879) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

He was married twice, his first wife being Sarah Jane White Atkinson (1842-1872).  They were married on January 17, 1861 and she is buried near him in Sugar Grove, though her headstone is small and nearly illegible.

They had three daughters:
Cynthia Wright Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
India Wright Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
Etta Johnson Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown

His second wife, who is listed below him on the headstone, was Ann R. Williams Overman Atkinson (1836-1917).  They were married on August 6, 1873.

They are shown as having had four sons:
Issac John Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
Charles W. Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
Wallace Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
Willie Atkinson (1869-1869) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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Here we have the grave of Geraldine May Bailey.
Born: 1911
Died: 1911

Unfortunately, I haven't found any information on who her parents are, but I assume that she was the daughter of Sophia May Bailey (1874-1956) and James William Bailey (1864-1930).  They are listed below. 

I believe that one sibling that also died young, though there is no name or date listed.

Mind you, this is all speculation based on dates and closeness in the cemetery.

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This is the grave for the Baileys, Sophia May and James William.

We will start with Sophia May Bailey.
Born: 1874
Died: 1956

Next to her is her husband, James William Bailey.
Born: 1864
Died: April 27, 1930



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This is the grave for Erwin S. Brown.
Born: 1880
Died: 1902










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Here we have the grave for Hannah D. Brown.
Born: May 18, 1822
Died: May 28, 1901

I haven't found any information on who her parents were or if she had any siblings.

She was the wife of Samuel Brown (1815-1883).  He is buried near her in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had a couple of children:
Sarah Ellen Brown Hodson (1847-1934) - buried in Quaker Valley Cemetery, Cherokee County, Kansas
John Luther Brown (1853-1919) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Nancy J. Brown (?-1906) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Unknown Child (?-?) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana.

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This is the grave for Samuel Brown.
Born: November 8, 1815
Died: May 17, 1883

I don't have any information for who his parents were or any siblings.

He was married to Hannah D. Brown (1822-1901).  She is buried next to him at Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had a couple of children:
Sarah Ellen Brown Hodson (1847-1934) - buried in Quaker Valley Cemetery, Cherokee County, Kansas
John Luther Brown (1853-1919) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Nancy J. Brown (?-1906) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Unknown Child (?-?) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana.

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We now stop at the grave of John Luther Brown.
Born: 1853
Died: 1919

He was the son of Hannah D. Brown (1822-1901) and Samuel Brown (1815-1883).  They are both buried near him in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

He had a couple of siblings:
Sarah Ellen Brown Hodson (1847-1934) - buried in Quaker Valley Cemetery, Cherokee County, Kansas
Nancy J. Brown (?-1906) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Unknown Child (?-?) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana.

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This is the grave of Nancy J. Brown.
Born: unknown
Died: March 19, 1906

She was the daughter of Hannah D. Brown (1822-1901) and Samuel Brown (1815-1883).  They are both buried near her in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

She had a couple of siblings:
Sarah Ellen Brown Hodson (1847-1934) - buried in Quaker Valley Cemetery, Cherokee County, Kansas
John Luther Brown (1853-1919) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Unknown Child (?-?) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana.

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Here is the grave of Brazelton Taber Brown.
Born: 1856
Died: 1927

It says "Father" at the top of his headstone, but I can't find records of who his family was.






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We now stop at the grave of the Hocketts.  We will start with Jane Hockett, shown on the right.
Born: 1815, North Carolina
Died: 1851, Indiana

I have no information on her family or any siblings.

She was married to Jesse Hockett, Jr.
Born: 1808, North Carolina
Died: 1876, Indiana

His name is shown on the left of the headstone that they share.

He was the son of Jesse Hockett (1763-1846) and Jane Millikan Hockett (1771-1849).  They are both buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, though there don't appear to be any headstones, or if there are, they are in such bad condition that they are no longer legible.  From research that I have done, it would appear the Jesse Hockett, Sr, was one of the first settlers of Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana.  In 1821, he and a couple of others settled on White Lick, south of Plainfield

He had several siblings:
Ann Hockett Townsend (1789-1859) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Ruth Hockett Lowder (1792-1879) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Warner Hockett (1798-1849) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Jane Hockett Ballard (1802-1868) - buried in Fairfield Friends Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Moses Hockett (1811-1859) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

At the base of the stone is their son, Addison Hockett.
Born: 1845
Died: November 22, 1860


Jesse Hockett, Jr. married a second time in 1852 to Catherine Hudson Hockett (1824-1881).

I have no information on her family or whether or not she had any siblings.  I also have no found any listings that show if she and Jesse had any children.





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Here we have the grave of W.E. Carter.
Born: unknown
Died: 1874

I have no information on the family for this burial.  There are over 30 other Carters buried in Sugar Grove, but I am not sure of their relations to this grave.




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We stop at the grave of Simon Chandler.
Born 1895
Died: 1921

Unfortunately, I have no information about his family.

His headstone, however, has three interesting symbols, two at the top and a bronze placard at the bottom.  We will start with the one on the top left. 

This symbol is three linked chain with the letters F, L and T.  These stand for Friendship, Love and Truth and is associated with the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows.  Because of the wide use of this symbol, the became known  as the Three Link Fraternity.  There was an Odd Fellows Lodge, Lodge 211, in Mooresville.  The Lodge was founded in 1859 and in 1869, a three story building was erected on the corner of Indiana and Main Streets in Mooresville.  Over the years, the building served many purposes, but in the 1960s the lodge and the land was sold to Citizens Bank, which demolished it to use it for a parking lot for its bank building. 

On the upper right side, there is another symbol - a shield with the letters I.O.R.M in a rectangle over top.   This is the symbol for the Improved Order of the Red Men.  The I.O.R.M. is a fraternal organization that was established in 1834.  They modeled their rituals and costumes after the American Indians, though only white men could be members.  I am not sure exactly where there may have been a Red Men Hall in the Plainfield or Mooresville area.

The final symbol on the headstone is at the base and is a bronze placard with crossed cannons and says "1st Class Pvt. Bat. A. 328 U.S. Field Artillery".  From what I can find, the 328th U.S Field Artillery was a part of the 160th Field Artillery Brigade in the 85th Infantry Division under the command of Major General C.W. Kennedy in the "V Corps".  These Corps were organized in July of 1918 in France as a Regular Army Formation with the American Expeditionary Forces.  They fought in three major campaigns - The Battle of Saint Mihiel, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and the Lorraine Campaign. 

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This is the grave of Ezra H. Cox.
Born: 1828
Died: 1899

I am unsure of who his parents were or any siblings.

He was married to Lurethe Cox (?-1891).  She is buried next to him in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had a couple of children, though one of the headstones is hard to read.  It looks as if it says Paris Cox, though I am unsure. 

Besides the one above, they had at least one other child, whose headstone is also next to theirs:
Amy Caroline Cox (1861-1885) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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Here we have the headstone for Lurethe Cox.
Born: unknown
Died: 1891

There is no information so far for her parents or any siblings.

She was married to Ezra H. Cox (1828-1899).  He is buried next to her. 

Near them is a headstone, very worn and hard to read, but it appears to say Paris Cox, but I am not sure.

Besides the one above, they had at least one other child, whose headstone is also next to theirs:
Amy Caroline Cox (1861-1885) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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This is the grave of Amy Caroline Cox.
Born: 1861
Died: May 27, 1885

She was the daughter of Ezra H. Cox (1828-1899) and Lurethe Cox (?-1891).  They are both buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

She may have had at least one sibling by the name of Paris Cox, though the headstone is worn and difficult to read.




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Our next stop is at the grave of Kenneth Guy Green.
Born: September 26, 1901
Died: February 24, 1902

He was the infant son of Elwyn Clinton Green (1867-1932) and Nancy "Nannie" Elizabeth Guy Green (1875-1950).  Both are buried nearby in Sugar Grove Cemetery. 

There are at least three other unmarked graves that list children of Greens.  I am unsure if any of these would have been siblings for young Kenneth.

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Here we have the grave of Lora L. and Sibyl J. Dewees.

We will start with Lora L.
Born: unknown
Died: December 22, 1802

She was the daughter of T.D. Dewees (?-?) and Sibyl J. Dewees (?-1884).  I don't know if she had any siblings.

Her mother is listed next to her, Sibyl J.
Born: unknown
Died: October 5, 1884

She was the wife of T.D. Dewees (?-?) and they had one child that I know of, Lora L. Dewees (?-1802)

At the time of this posting, this grave was not shown on Find-A-Grave.  I have since corrected that, but without any information.  Searches have brought no information as to who T.D. Dewees was or where he may have been buried.

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Here is the grave of John Dobbins.
Born: April 5, 1817
Died: August 8, 1894

I haven't found any information about his parents or siblings.

He was married to Rebecca Dobbins (1825-1866).  She is buried next to him. 

I believe that they had three children, all dying very young:
Child Dobbins (?-?) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Louisa Dobbins (?-1852) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Indiana A. Dobbins (?-1855) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

There are no headstones for any of the children, though their names are listed in the burial book for this cemetery.

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This is the grave for Frank Fenton.
Born: unknown
Died: unknown

There is no information for him at all.  This simple, lichen covered grave sits alone in the cemetery with no other Fentons around him.





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 We now stop at the grave of Addison Hadley.
Born: February 26, 1825, Guilford County, North Carolina
Died: March 25, 1914, Hendricks County, Indiana

I am not sure who his parents or siblings were.

He was married to Jane E. Carter Hadley (1824-1898).  She is buried next to him in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had one child that I have found:
Gulielma Hadley Stanton (1846-1914) - her burial location is listed as unknown.

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Here we have the grave of Jane E. Carter Hadley.
Born: 1824, North Carolina
Died: July 13, 1898, Hendricks County, Indiana

I am unsure as to who her parents or siblings were.

She was married to Addison Hadley (1825-1914), who is buried next to her in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had one child that I have found:
Gulielma Hadley Stanton (1846-1914) - her burial location is listed as unknown.

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This is the grave for Susan Harbaugh.
Born: 1850
Died: 1877

She is the only Harbaugh buried in this cemetery.  I have no information about her at all.







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Here we have the very worn grave of Lydia Heathcock.
Born: October 9, 1817
Died: April 29, 1904

She was the wife of Jacob Heathcock (1813-1855).  He is buried near her in Sugar Grove Cemetery, though I could not find a headstone for him.

There is an Elias Heathcock (?-?) listed as being buried in this cemetery, though he is not buried near them.  I am not sure if this is a child or other family member.

I don't have any information on her family other than her husband.

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Here we have the grave of Isaac Jenkins.
Born: February 26, 1802
Died: May 7, 1888

There are many other Jenkins buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, but I am not sure of any relation to any of them, other than the following.

Listing on the reverse of his headstone is that of Ruth Jenkins (1819-1889).  I can only assume that this was his wife.

Unfortunately, this headstone is in very bad condition.  The obelisk portion at the top is beginning to lean precariously and the base has started to sink into the ground on one side.  I fear that a heavy wind or downpour of rain will topple this stone once and for all.

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On the reverse of Isaac Jenkins headstone is that of Ruth Jenkins.
Born: July 23, 1819
Died: March 10, 1889

She was the wife of Isaac Jenkins (1802-1888) since she is listed on the reverse of his headstone and the time frame fits. 

There are many other Jenkins buried in this cemetery, though I am not sure of which could be children as the cemetery book from the 1950s isn't very clear.

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Here we have the Jessup grave.  We will start with Ellis Wright Jessup.
Born: 1824
Died: 1908

He was married to Milicent Hinshaw Jessup (1827-1887).  Her name is listed below his on the stone.

Below Ellis is his wife, Milicient Hinshaw Jessup.
Born: October 15, 1827, Randolph County, North Carolina
Died: March 27, 1887, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana

She was the daughter of Stephen Hinshaw (1803-1854) and Gulia Elma Maria Hoover Hinshaw (1806-1873).  They are buried in Old Carmel Cemetery in Carmel, Hamilton County, Indiana.

She had many siblings:
Andrew Hinshaw (1829-1911) - buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Lyon County, Kansas
John Sidney Hinshaw (1830-1916) - buried in Old Carmel Cemetery, Hamilton County, Indiana.
Thomas Hinshaw (1832-1872) - buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Lyon County, Kansas
Enos Hinshaw (1834-1900) - buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery, Hamilton County, Indiana
William Henry Hinshaw (1839-1909) - buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Lyon County, Kansas (he was born into the Quaker faith, but never practiced.  He also served three years in the Civil War.)
Rebecca Hinshaw Pruitt (1841-1928) - buried in Summit Lawn Cemetery, Hamilton County, Indiana.
Martha Ann Hinshaw Rich (1844-1901) - buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Lyon County, Kansas
Ira P. Hinshaw (1847-1913) - buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Lyon County, Kansas

She and Ellis had at least one child:
Charles W. Jessup (1863-1941) - buried in Santa Rosa Odd Fellows Cemetery, Sonoma County, California

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Here we have the grave of young Mary J. Jessup.
Born: unknown
Died: June 2, 1873

I am not sure who her family was exactly as there are  many Jessups buried in Sugar Grove.






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Here is the gravestone of the Jones' children.

First is Montie Jones.
Born: 1862
Died: 1862

Next is Morton Jones.
Born: 1863
Died: 1865

And finally is Minnie Jones.
Born: 1866
Died: 1868

There are at least two possibly parental connections here in Sugar Grove Cemetery, though I have no information as to which it could be.

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Here we have the grave of a Child Jones.
Born: March 27, 1865
Died: September 4, 1883

The name is shown on the top of the stone but is so very worn that it was hard to make out.  It appears that this child was the daughter of S.L. Jones (?-?) and E.J. Jones (?-?), though that may not be correct as the stone is hard to read near the top.




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Here we have the grave of Eliza Talbert King.
Born: 1818
Died: 1895

She was the daughter of James Talbert (1794-1878) and Nancy Potter Talbert (1796-1848).  They are both buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

She had one sibling that I have found reference to:
Granville S. Talbert (1823-1864) - buried in Gillham Cemetery, Scott County, Illinois

She was married to Robert F. King (1815-1875).  He is buried next to her in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had one child:
Nancy Elvira King Nelson (1848-1897) - buried in Mooresville Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana

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We now stop at the grave of Robert F. King.
Born: 1815
Died: 1875

He was married to Eliza Talbert King (1818-1895).  She is buried next to him.

They had one child:
Nancy Elvira King Nelson (1848-1897) - buried in Mooresville Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana

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Here is the grave of Mary Jane Atkinson McFadden.
Born: May 7, 1841, Hendricks County, Indiana
Died: March 30, 1930, Hendricks County, Indiana

She was the daughter of John Atkinson (1808-1896) and Ann Vestal Atkinson (1812-1877).  They are both buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery nearby.

She had many siblings:
Jabin Atkinson (1831-1915) - his burial location is listed as unknown, though is wife and other family are buried in Cherokee County, Kansas.
Oliver Goldsmith Atkinson (1834-1915) - buried in Quaker Valley Cemetery, Cherokee County, Kansas
Vestal Atkinson (1836-1917) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Riley Dixon Atkinson (1838-1923) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Sarah Emaline Atkinson (1843-1845) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Mariah Wilhite Atkinson Field (1846-1916) - buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Marion County, Indiana
Benjamin S. Atkinson (1848-1904) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Jemima Ann Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
Thomas Elwood Atkinson (?-?) - burial unknown
Sarah Ellen Atkinson (1855-1879) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

She was married to William McFadden (?-1906) in February of 1896 in Marion County, Indiana.  He was a Civil War Veteran.  I haven't been able to locate his gravesite as of yet.

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This is the grave of Maurice C. Morgan.
Born: 1906
Died: 1926

I am unsure of his parentage or any siblings, though there are many Morgans buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery.






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Here we have the grave of Nathan S. Morgan.
Born: September 25, 1831
Died: May 9, 1903

He was the son of Hezekiah Morgan (1796-1836) and Lydia Hammer Morgan (1799-1855).  He is buried in Friends Cemetery in Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana, while she is buried elsewhere, in Lost Creek Friends Burial Ground in Jefferson County, Tennessee.  Assumably she is buried here becuase she remarried after Hezekiah passed on, though she may also be buried with her own family.

He had many siblings:
Obediah Morgan (1817-1892) - buried in Old Hopewell Cemetery, Vermillion County, Indiana
Henry Morgan (1818-1905) - buried in Clay Cemetery, Washington County, Iowa
Isaac W. Morgan (1822-1904) - buried in Bridgeport Cemetery, Marion County, Indiana
Hannah Morgan Mendenhall (1826-1871) - buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Poweshiek County, Iowa
Rebecca N. Morgan Grimes (1827-1899) - buried in Stilesville Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Hezekiah Morgan (1836-1874) - buried in Thomas Lincoln Cemetery, Coles County, Illinois.

Nathan was married to Araminta Morgan Wright (1840-1914).  Her headstone is near his in Sugar Grove Cemetery.  I am unsure as to whether or not they had any children.  There are several Morgans buried here, but not much in the way of family connections.

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Here we have the grave of Eli J. Newlin.
Born: December 9, 1875
Died: February 19, 1932

He was married to Mary Etta Newlin (1878-1922).  She is buried next to him in Sugar Grave Cemetery.

They had one child that I have a listing for:
Alice Newlin Smith (1898-1971) - buried in Stillwater Friends Cemetery, Belmont County, Ohio

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We now come to the grave of Mary Etta Newlin.
Born: 1878
Died: 1922

She was the wife of Eli J. Newlin (1875-1932) and is buried next to him in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had one child that I am aware of:
Alice Newlin Smith (1898-1971) - buried in Stillwater Friends Cemetery, Belmont County, Ohio



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This is the grave of Mary Barnard Parsons.
Born: September 4, 1791, Deep River, Guilford County, North Carolina
Died: January 12, 1876, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana

She was the daughter of Libni Barnard (1765-1828) and Amy Macy Barnard (1766-1819). They are buried in the Deep River Friends Church Cemetery in High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina.  Though, interestingly enough, he states his wife's name as being Eunice in his will.

She had a couple of siblings that I found reference to:
John Barnhard (1793-1863) - buried in Little Blue River Friends Cemetery, Rush County, Indiana
Goram Barnhard (?-?) - burial unknown
Elihu Barnard (1802-1870) - buried in Stringer Cemetery, Jackson Parish, Louisiana
Reuben Barnard (1805-1870) - buried in Sugar Creek Township Cemetery, Hancock County, Indiana

It has been noted that the Barnhards and the Macys are some of the founders of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  Mary's father, Libni, was born there, as was her mother.

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Here we have the grave of the Pettys.

First is Calvin W. Petty.
Born: 1867
Died: 1902

He was the son of Abraham Petty (1832-1916) and Mary Jane Parks Petty (1855-1942).  They are both buried in poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Roaring River, Wilkes County, North Carolina.  I find this rather confusing as that would make Mary Jane only 12 years old when Calvin was born.  It is likely that Abraham re-married, but it is not outside the realm of possibility.

He had a couple of other sibilngs:
Sarah E. Petty Dean (1873-1939) - buried in Floral Park Cemetery, Marion County, Indiana
Mary Myra Petty Low (1877-1940) - buried in Mooresville Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana

He was married to Leora B. Small Petty (1868-1936).  Her name is just below his on the headstone.  Unfortunately, I have no information about her family or whether or not they had any children.

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Here we have a worn grave of an Unknown Ratliff.
Born: unknown
Died: April 13, 1894

It looks as if it says "Jane" at the top and then "Fiona" Ratliff underneath that.  I can find no record of this burial at all.






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This is the grave for Sarah Jane Woodward.
Born: March 20, 1843
Died: March 1, 1900

She was the daughter of Abraham Woodward (1800-1872) and Mary White Woodward (1808-1872).  They are both buried next to her in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

She had a few siblings:
Daughter Woodward (?-?) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana.
Catharine M. Woodward Robbins (1841-1921) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana.
Rebecca E. Woodward (1849-1865) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana.

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Here is the grave of David Miley Smith.
Born: May 14, 1932
Died: May 14, 1932

He was the newborn son of David Dewey Smith (1904-1973) and Marie Hinman Smith (1906-1970).  Both are buried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana.

Had he survived, he would have had a couple of siblings:
Thomas Bryan Barlow Jr. (1922-1969) - buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Polk County, Florida
Betty J. Smith Mosier (1927-2017) - buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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Here we have the grave of Margaret Elizabeth Smith.
Born: 1916
Died: May 7, 1917

She was the newborn daughter of Miley Smith (1879-1947) and Ruth Boles Smith (1881-1917).  They are both buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery.  Ruth and her daughter, Margaret, died within days of each other.  Ruth lost her battle with pneumonia and the infant died from complications from measles.

Had she survived she would have had several siblings:
David Dewey Smith (1904-1973) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Clifton Smith (1905-1906) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Paul Clifford "Red" Smith (1907-1966) - buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Ruth E. Smith Brackett (1912-1952) - buried in Washington Park East Cemetery, Marion County, Indiana
Maude Smith (1915-1917) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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This is the grave of Clifton M. Smith.
Born: 1905
Died: 1906

He was the infant son of Miley Smith (1879-1947) and Ruth Boles Smith (1881-1917).  Both are buried nearby in Sugar Grove Cemetery.  His mother, Ruth, died from complications from pneumonia.

He would have had several siblings:
David Dewey Smith (1904-1973) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Paul Clifford "Red" Smith (1907-1966) - buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Ruth E. Smith Brackett (1912-1952) - buried in Washington Park East Cemetery, Marion County, Indiana
Maude Smith (1915-1917) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Margaret Elizabeth Smith (1916-1917) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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We now come to the grave of Arthur William Stanley.
Born: April 6, 1881, Hendricks County, Indiana
Died: November 12, 1926, Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana

He was the son of William Coffin Stanley (1838-1912) and Harriet Stafford Hadley Stanley (1846-1914).  They are both buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

He had at least two siblings that I have found so far:
Luna Otis Stanley (1867-1919) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Vida Harriet Stanley (1883-1883) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

He was married to Ethel Haworth Stanley (1883-1961) in 1906.  She is buried next to him in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had several children:
Elvina Stanley (1907-1931) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
William J. Stanley (1912-1984) - buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Mildred Stanley Good (1917-2009) - buriedin Hadley Friends Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Millicent S. Stanley Hanson (1924-2015) - buried in Sunset Memory Garden, Howard County, Indiana

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Here we have the grave of Elvina Stanley.
Born: 1907
Died: January 29, 1931

She was the daughter of Arthur William Stanley (1881-1926) and Ethel Haworth Stanley (1883-1961).  Both are buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

She had several siblings:
William J. Stanley (1912-1984) - buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Mildred Stanley Good (1917-2009) - buriedin Hadley Friends Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Millicent S. Stanley Hanson (1924-2015) - buried in Sunset Memory Garden, Howard County, Indiana

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We now come to the grave of Ethel Haworth Stanley.
Born: April 24, 1883, Howard County, Indiana
Died: October 26, 1961, Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana

She was the daughter of John Haworth (1855-1888) and Louisa Elvina Hanson Haworth (1858-1886).  They both died very young and were buried in separate cemeteries.  He was buried in Hinkle Creek Cemetery in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana, while she was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Howard County, Indiana.

She was married to Arthur William Stanley (1881-1926) in 1906.  He is buried next to her in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had several children:
Elvina Stanley (1907-1931) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
William J. Stanley (1912-1984) - buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Mildred Stanley Good (1917-2009) - buriedin Hadley Friends Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Millicent S. Stanley Hanson (1924-2015) - buried in Sunset Memory Garden, Howard County, Indiana

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Here we have a Stanley grave.

First is Ira C. Stanley.
Born: 1834
Died: 1914

He was married to Asenath "Lacey" H. Stanley, whose name is shown next to his.
Born: 1838
Died: 1912

They had two children that I have records for:
Daughter Stanley (?-1879) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Matthew Conard Stanley (1872-1951) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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Here we have the grave of Augustus T. Stone.
Born: February 3, 1828, North Carolina
Died: March 4, 1879

He was a Civil War veteran, 2nd Lieutenant in Company K of the 79th Indiana Infantry.  His military unit is listed as Pioneer Brigade (Army of the Cumberland). There is no memorial headstone for him.

I am not sure who his parents were or if there were any siblings.  I did find that in the 1870 census his name is listed as Augustin.  His occupation is listed as "works in brick yd".

He was married to Mary Ann Stone (1839-1916).  She us buried next to him at Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had several children, most of whom are buried in the same row as they are:
Wesley Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Zephaniah Stone (1856-1881) - buired in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Kate Maddox Stone (1858-1899) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Lovell H. Stone (1863-1882) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Clifford Kip Stone (1866-1886) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Charity Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Sarah E. Stone (1871-1881) - buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana



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We now come to the grave of Mary Ann Stone.
Born: 1839
Died: 1916

I don't have any information about her parents or siblings.

She was married to Augustus T. Stone (1828-1879) who is buried next to her in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

They had several children, most of whom are buried in the same row as they are:
Wesley Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Zephaniah Stone (1856-1881) - buired in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Kate Maddox Stone (1858-1899) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Lovell H. Stone (1863-1882) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Clifford Kip Stone (1866-1886) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Charity Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Sarah E. Stone (1871-1881) - buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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Here we have the grave of Clifford Kip Stone.
Born: 1866
Died: 1886

He was the son of Augustus T. Stone (1828-1879) and Mary Ann Stone (1839-1916).  They are both buried near him in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

He had several siblings:
Wesley Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Zephaniah Stone (1856-1881) - buired in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Kate Maddox Stone (1858-1899) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Lovell H. Stone (1863-1882) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Charity Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Sarah E. Stone (1871-1881) - buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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Here is the grave for Kate Maddox Stone.
Born: 1858
Died: 1899

She was the daughter of Augustus T. Stone (1828-1879) and Mary Ann Stone (1839-1916).  They are both buried near him in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

She had several siblings:
Wesley Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Zephaniah Stone (1856-1881) - buired in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Lovell H. Stone (1863-1882) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Clifford Kip Stone (1866-1886) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Charity Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Sarah E. Stone (1871-1881) - buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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We now stop at the grave of Lovell H. Stone.
Born: 1863
Died: June 6, 1882

He was the son of Augustus T. Stone (1828-1879) and Mary Ann Stone (1839-1916).  They are both buried near him in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

He had several siblings:
Wesley Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Zephaniah Stone (1856-1881) - buired in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Kate Maddox Stone (1858-1899) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Clifford Kip Stone (1866-1886) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Charity Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Sarah E. Stone (1871-1881) - buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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Here we have the grave of Sarah E. Stone.
Born: 1871
Died: May 21, 1881

She was the daughter of Augustus T. Stone (1828-1879) and Mary Ann Stone (1839-1916).  They are both buried near him in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

She had several siblings:
Wesley Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Zephaniah Stone (1856-1881) - buired in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Kate Maddox Stone (1858-1899) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Lovell H. Stone (1863-1882) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Clifford Kip Stone (1866-1886) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Charity Stone (?-?) - burial unknown

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Our last stop today is at the grave of Zephaniah Stone.
Born: March 26, 1856
Died: November 5, 1881

He was the son of Augustus T. Stone (1828-1879) and Mary Ann Stone (1839-1916).  They are both buried near him in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

He had several siblings:
Wesley Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Kate Maddox Stone (1858-1899) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Lovell H. Stone (1863-1882) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Clifford Kip Stone (1866-1886) - buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
Charity Stone (?-?) - burial unknown
Sarah E. Stone (1871-1881) - buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana

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I hope you have enjoyed your walk through Sugar Grove Cemetery.

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