Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Needmore Cemetery

Today's Walk Through the Tombstones is at Needmore Cemetery in Needmore, Indiana.  It is located on State Road 45 in Brown County, Indiana.





There are just over 400 interments at this cemetery.  I am not sure when the cemetery was established or if there was ever a church on this location. We visited on January 18, 2015.  It was a quiet, cold day, but very sunny.

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Our first stop is at the grave of Sergeant Issac B. Fleener.

Born: October 4, 1838, Monroe County, Indiana
Death: February 11, 1914, Indiana

He served in the Civil War as a member of the 148th Indiana Infantry, Company H.

His headstone is inscribed, 
"Gone but not forgot-
ten a kind husband and
affectionate father.
Sergant of Captain
Jesse E. Coleman, Co H
148th Reg. Ind. Inf't."


His family lineage is quite impressive.  
- Knight Conrad or Reinhard Flinarious Ritter von Altenburg, born before 1269
- Knight Conrad Flyner Ritter von Altenburg, Cannstatt Castle
- Conrad der Flyner von Altenburg, Esslingen, Germany
- Wernher der Flyner & Agnes N.
- Cunz Fliner & Schapler
- Lienhart Fliner
- Lienhart Fliner
- Ludwig Fleiner
- Antonius Fleiner & Katharina
- Antonius Fleiner & Sophia Buob
- Johann Jacob Fleiner & Catharina Schartlin
- Antonius Fleiner & Maria Magdalena Otto
- Johann Hermann Fleiner & Barbara Sophia Kohler
- Johann Nicolaus Fleiner & Maria Veronika Ruoff
- Jacob Nicolaus Fleiner & Katharina Dotter
- Johannes Jacob Flinner, the immigrant, & Anna Minnick
- Nicholas Fleenor & Maria Catharina Fulkerson (Volckertzen)
- Johannes "John" Fleener & Elizabeth Hensley
- William Nicholas Fleener & Nancy E. Johnson

He is the son of William Nicholas Fleener (1791-1872) and Nancy E. Johnson Fleener (1798-1884). They are both buried in Louisville Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.

Milton Fleener (1818 - 1901) - buried in Brock Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Jackson Fleener (1819 - 1875) - buried in Brock Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Mary Ann Fleener Brock (1820 - 1916) - buried in Brock Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Fredrick Fleener (1821 - 1859) - buried in Brock Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
James A Fleener (1823 - 1880) - the name of the cemetery is unknown, but he listed as being buried in La Grande, Oregon.
Sarah Jane Fleener Hendrickson (1827 - 1914) - buried in Honey Creek Chapel, Grundy County, Missouri.
David F. Fleener (1828 - 1902) - buried in Louisville Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
George J Fleener (1832 - 1894) - buried in Star Hope Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
William Fleener (1833 - 1863) - buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Shelby County, Tennessee.

He was married to Sarah Ellen Teague Fleener (1844-1922).  They were married on July 27, 1862 in Martinsville, Indiana.  She is buried in Needmore Cemetery.

He had one son:
John Walter Fleener (1871-1950) - buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

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Here is we have the grave of Elizabeth Wilson Headley.

Born: July 13, 1788, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
Died: August 10, 1870, Brown County, Indiana

She was the daughter of William Wilson, Sr. and Sarah Friend Wilson.

She was married to Issac Hathaway Headley (1788-1868) about May 1809, Randolph County, Virginia.  He is buried next to her in Needmore Cemetery.

There were seven children born to their union:
Sarah Headley Wilson (?-?) - unknown
John Carey Headley (1813-1890) - buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
William Wilson "Lum" Headley (?-?) - unknown
Unknown Female Headley (?-?) - unknown
Weedon Headley (1819-1897) - buried in Olive Cemetery, Noble County, Ohio
Benjamin Franklin Headley (1822-1886) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Unknown Male Headley (?-?) - unknown

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Here is Elizabeth's husband, Issac Hathaway Headley.

Born: August 11, 1788, Sussex County, New Jersey
Died: May 5, 1868

He was the son of John Cary Headley (1760-1839) and Mary Hathaway Headley (1769-1852).  It is unknown where they are buried.

He is listed as having three siblings:
Francis Headley (1799-1876) - buried in Thompson Valley Cemetery, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
Catherine Headley Archer (1813-1851) - buried in East Union Cemetery, Noble County, Ohio. 
Mary Headley Harris (1803-1865) - buried in Harris Cemetery, Noble County, Ohio

Somewhere around May 1809, he married Elizabeth Wilson Headley (1788-1870) in Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana.

There were seven children born to their union:
Sarah Headley Wilson (?-?) - unknown
John Carey Headley (1813-1890) - buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
William Wilson "Lum" Headley (?-?) - unknown
Unknown Female Headley (?-?) - unknown
Weedon Headley (1819-1897) - buried in Olive Cemetery, Noble County, Ohio
Benjamin Franklin Headley (1822-1886) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Unknown Male Headley (?-?) - unknown

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This is the grave of Elizabeth and Issac's son, John C. Headley.

Born: May 30, 1813, Washington County, Pennsylvania
Died: April 12, 1890, Needmore, Brown County, Indiana

He was the son of Elizabeth Wilson Headley (1788-1870) and Issac Hathaway Headley (1788-1868).  They are both buried next to him in Needmore Cemetery.

He had six siblings:
Sarah Headley Wilson (?-?) - unknown
John Carey Headley (1813-1890) - buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
William Wilson "Lum" Headley (?-?) - unknown
Unknown Female Headley (?-?) - unknown
Weedon Headley (1819-1897) - buried in Olive Cemetery, Noble County, Ohio
Benjamin Franklin Headley (1822-1886) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Unknown Male Headley (?-?) - unknown

He was married to Mary Poling Headley (1816-1894) sometime in 1835 in Randolph County, Virginia.  She is buried next to him in Needmore Cemetery.

John was one of the first to located to the village of Olive in Morgan County, Ohio.  This later became Noble County, Ohio.  In 1851, he became a Justice of the Peace.

He and Mary had three children:
Mary Elizabeth Headley Wade (?-?) - unknown
Sarah E. Headley Rogers Barrick (1844-1870) - buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.  It is possible that she was born in old Randolph County, Virginia.
Unknown Male Headley (?-?) - it is not known where he is buried, but it is noted that he was killed in a hunting accident around 19 years old.

His obituary was posted in the Bloomington Republican Progress, April 23, 1890, on page 3: "Died, of la grippe, 15 miles east of Bloomington, where he had lived for 32 years, John C. Headley, at the age of 77 years, lacking 40 days.  Mr. Headley was an honest, Christian gentleman.  He was a brother of the late Benj. Headley of Monroe County and father-in-law of I.S.Wade."

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Here was have the grave of Mary Poling Headley.

Born: January 13, 1816, Virginia
Died: February 19, 1894, Needmore, Brown County, Indiana

She was the daughter of John Poling (1790-?) and Mary Pitzer Poling (?-?) who were married in Monongalia County, West Virginia on February 17, 1814.  John Poling is buried in Needmore Cemetery, but I have not found any information about her mother.

Mary had one brother:
John Poling (1831-1919) - buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

She was married to John Carey Headley (1813-1890) sometime in 1835 in Randolph County, Virginia.

There were three children born to their union:
Mary Elizabeth Headley Wade (?-?) - unknown
Sarah E. Headley Rogers Barrick (1844-1870) - buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.  It is possible that she was born in old Randolph County, Virginia.
Unknown Male Headley (?-?) - it is not known where he is buried, but it is noted that he was killed in a hunting accident around 19 years old.

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This is the grave of Phoeba Morrison.

Born: February 14, 1822, Barbour County, West Virigina
Died: June 5, 1902, Brown County, Indiana

There is an open book and a carving of what appears to be the Gates of Heaven on her tombstone.  It is also inscribed "Come Ye Blessed".

She was married to John Morrison (?-1859) and to this union was born one child:
Nancy Elizabeth Morrison Bruner (1856-1920) - buried in Madison State Hospital Cemetery, Jefferson County, Indiana.  

The life of her daughter, Nancy, was a tragic one and normally I would not elaborate on the child's life if I do not have a photo of her grave, but in this case, I am going to.  In 1874, she was married to Jacob Bruner and had three children.  It was after the birth of twins, Henry and Emma, that Nancy began to decline.  She was institutionalized at the age of 23 with post-partum depression.  It is noted that insanity ran in the family.  When she was admitted to the Indiana Hospital for the Insane, she was listed as being homicidal.  After than she was admitted to the Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane.  Because of the violent nature of her insanity, she would have been confined to the basement of the hospital for the majority of her stay.  In 1910, she was transferred to Craigmont or Southeastern Indiana Hospital for the Insane.  The idea of this hospital was to offer a more humane treatment of the patients.  In 1914, doctors noted that Nancy was demented and had a blank expression on her face.  She was listed as being quiet, but would have violent outbreaks of profanity and would become abusive and destructive.  Often, after 1916, the nurses thought that she was dying.  And in December 1920, that was what happened.  She was attacked in her sleep by another woman named Mattie.  Doctors tried to keep Mattie from Nancy several times, but at 5:20 am Nancy was found with an oozing head wound.  It is not clear whether or not Mattie actually killed her.  She is buried in an unmarked grave in Southeastern Cemetery.

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We now come to the grave of Mary A. Morse.

Born: January 18, 1819
Died: March 13, 1902, Brown County, Indiana

She was the wife of Hiram C. Morse (1815-1899).  His name appears to be carved on the opposite side of the headstone. 

She had one child with him:
Nancy Ann Morse Hopper (1840-1904) - buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.






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This is the grave of Private Issac Pogue.

Born: 1845
Died: 1902

He was a Civil War Veteran, serving in the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company K.

There is no further information about him.  









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Another Civil War Verteran, Francis Marion Poling.

Born: 1836
Died: 1905, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana

He was the son of Elisha Poling (1790-1860) and Elizabeth Boyles (1794-1843).

He served in the Civil War in the 30th Ohio Infantry, Company K.

He was married to Hannah Archer Poling (1843-?).

There was one children born to them:
Almeda Poling (1879-?) - buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.


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This is the grave of John Poling.

Born: March 1, 1832
Died: Unknown, Brown County, Indiana

He served with the 53rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company H.











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Here is Roana B. Poling.

Born: October 20, 1861
Died: March 10, 1880, Brown County, Indiana

She was 19y, 4m, 21d when she died.  I have no information on her family.











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This is the grave of Rebecca Robertson-Richardson West.

Born: March 15, 1829
Died: August 20, 1900

There is what appears to be a castle of some sort carved into her headstone.  I believe that is to represent the Kingdom of Heaven.

There are no records listed for her family.  







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This is the grave of Elizabeth J. Wilson.

Born: September 19, 1842, Indiana
Died: December 22, 1868, Indiana

Her husband is listed as Alexander Wilson (1831-1905) in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

There is no further information on her or her family.









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Originally, I took the photos of these graves because the carvings on them were wonderful, but then I started to wonder what the front of them said.

The one on the left is for an unknown infant with no birth or death dates listed.  The front is carved only with the word BABY.

The one on the right is probably also an infant grave, but as of yet I haven't been able to figure it out.

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This is the grave of Private George C. Barrick.

Born: May 3, 1842, Marion County, West Virginia
Died: June 19, 1907, Brown County, Indiana

He was the son of Adam Barrick (1796-1876) and Mary E. Hayes Barrick (1800-1864).  Both are buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

He had one sibling, a sister:
Ann Elizabeth Barrick Poling (1836-1920) - buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

He served with two different regiments during the Civil War.  First he was a member of the 82nd Indiana Infantry, Company D, which he mustered out of August 30, 1862.  Second, he served with 145th Indiana Infantry as a 1st Sergeant of Company E and mustered out February 4, 1865.  Records showed that he was injured in his left leg and received $4.00 a month for his disability.

He was married three times.  His first wife was Sarah E. Headley Rogers Barrick (1844-1870) whom he married on March 16, 1869.  There don't appear to be any children in this marriage.  It looks like she died a year after they were married.  She is buried in Needmore Cemetery.

Second, he married Mary E. Scripter Barrick (1849-1903) on July 10, 1876.  She is buried in Needmore Cemetery.  They are listed as having four children:
Cora Hazel Barrick Fleener Wells (1876-1947) - buried in East Hill Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana.
Margaret Elizabeth Barrick Poling (1878-1927) - buried in Needmore Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
John F. Barrick (?-?) - unknown
Blanche Barrick (?-?) - unknown

Thirdly, he married Dora Cullen (?-?) on June 18, 1905.  

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These are the final two graves that I had taken pictures of.  The one on the left is a Freemason's grave, but I am not sure who it is for as I can't seem to find a picture of it anywhere and I didn't get a picture of the opposite side.  The one on the left I believe is for Hiram C. Morse, but I can't be positive, though there isn't anyone else interred at this cemetery with the initials HCM.


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If you have any information about any of the graves listed here, or have a photo request, please email me or leave a comment.

I hope you have enjoyed your walk through Needmore Cemetery.

Please visit the listing at Find-A-Grave.







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