Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maple Grove Cemetery

Today's Walk Through the Tombstones is at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana.  It is located at the corner of N. Maple Grove Road by the Grace Way Community Church.




Records show that the land where the cemetery is located was originally purchased in 1826 by Henry Wampler.  His relative, Mary Wampler, is the first recorded burial, though there is rumor that the first burial is actually of a boy who died from a fall.  There is also supposed to be a grave here for Sally Whitsell, an African-American woman, though her headstone has not been found.  

Over several years, many different people were buried on this private land next to what had been the "old Wampler school house".  There have actually been two different churches on this land, the old log building North Liberty Church and more recently the Grace Way Community Church, which was originally called the Maple Grove Church.  The cemetery behind the church is surrounded by a lovely stone fence with an iron gate, though part of the fence/wall has been removed to allow more space for burials.  I did notice the day that we were there, June 08, 2015, that some older headstones had been used in the fence wall itself.  This one is for someone with the initials R.W.  I noticed another one that was upside down and was probably a base stone as it had some holes drilled in it.

NOTE:  I believe that the R.W. pictured above is probably actually a foot stone.  It ends up being rather common these days for the foot stones to be removed and discarded as the cemetery starts to fill up.  Also, from listening to some others, if the foot stones are in the way of modern mowers or those that are just there to cut the grass, the stones get tossed to the side.  In this instance, the stone was used to fill in part of the dry rock wall. 

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Our first stop is at the grave of William Amers.

Born: 1866
Died: March 10, 1908

The inscription reads, "Age 42 yrs, At Rest".







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Here is the grave of Charles Brough.

Born: November 16, 1891, Ellettsville, Monroe County, Indiana
Died: June 25, 1918

He was the son of Robert Brough (1848-?) and Kate Dunning Brough (?-?).  His father is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery but I am not sure where his mother is buried.

He has one brother:
William Brough (1888-1930) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

Charles was listed as being a laborer who entered service on September 19, 1917 in Bloomington, Indiana.  He was sent from there to Camp Taylor, Kentucky where he was assigned to the 151st Infantry, Company C.  He is shown as being transferred to the Automatic Replacement Draft in Camp Shelby, Missouri.  He officially embarked from the United States on June 11, 1918 but died of Appendicitis soon after.  This marker is a family marker to show his service and not his actual burial sight.  He is either buried in France or on Liverpool, England.

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Here is the grave of Elizabeth Cowden.

Born: February 28, 1842
Died: August 6, 1861

Her name is carved into a shield, which leads me to believe that she had something to do with the Civil War, but I can not be sure of that.  There is also a five pointed star under her name.  Her grave is very similar to that of Peter Cowden, listed below.



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Here is the grave of Hyram Cowden.

Born: April 1845
Died: September 18, 1883

It looks as if the day of his death was meant to be carved in and was not.











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This is the grave of Peter Cowden.

Born: June 12, 1838
Died: July 24, 1861

His name is carved into a shield and there is a five pointed star under his name.  I don't see any information that he may have been a soldier in the Civil War, but his grave looks as if maybe he did serve.  Mind you, this is only speculation.








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Here is the grave of Robert Cowden.

Born: 1812
Died: July 25, 1905

He was married to Sarah Cowden (1815-1880).  She is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery near him.

There are many Cowden's buried in Maple Grove Cemetery and it is sad that there is not more information on this family.  Please email me or leave a comment if anyone has any information.






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Here is the grave of Elizabeth H. Turner Delap.

Born: November 4, 1800, North Carolina
Died: March 7, 1879, Monroe County, Indiana

She was married to Robert Delap (1803-1885) who is buried with her at Maple Grove Cemetery.

They had at least two children:
Mary Ann Delap Carlton (1830-1884) - buried in Grant Cemetery, Montgomery County, Iowa
William Delap (1831-1876) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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Here is the grave of Emeline Delap.

Born: January 11, 1829
Died: May 30, 1863

I have no idea what relation she may be to any of the other Delaps buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.
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This is the grave of Robert Delap.

Born: March 2, 1803
Died: May 19, 1885, Monroe County, Indiana

He was married to Elizabeth H. Turner Delap (1800-1879).  She is buried with him at Maple Grove Cemetery.

They had two children:
Mary Ann Delap Carlton (1830-1884) - buried in Grant Cemetery, Montgomery County, Iowa
William Delap (1831-1876) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.


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Here is the grave of Sarah Jane Delap.

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

This stone was broken and the only part that remains is the top half with her name and the word "Sacred".  





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This is the grave of Claud J. Dunning.

Born: April 16, 1887
Died: May 14, 1892

He was the son of W.E. Dunning (?-?) and E.J. Dunning (?-?).  I am unsure of their names or where they are buried.






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Here is the grave of Elijah C. Dunning.

Born: November 13, 1817
Died: March 11, 1867

He was married to Mary Elizabeth Whitesell (1821-1876).  I am unsure as to where she is buried.

They had several children:
Risdon E. Dunning (1843-1870) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Private Willis Gorman Dunning (1845-1922) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John F Dunning (1847-1873) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery Monroe County, Indiana.
Phoebe J. Dunning (1850-?) - unknown
James B. Dunning (1852-?) - unknown
William Ezra Dunning (1854-1919) - unknown
Nancy Catherine (1857-1925) - unknown


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Here is the grave of Rachel Dunning.

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

I mark these dates as unknown because I could not make them out on the headstone.  It looks like 1764-1841, but I just can not be sure.









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Here we have the grave of Private Risdon C. Dunning.

Born: June 20, 1870
Died: May 1, 1870

He was the son of Elijah Charles Dunning (1817-1867) and Mary Elizabeth Whitesell (1821-1876).  His father is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, but I am unsure as to where his mother is buried.

He had several siblings:
Private Willis Gorman Dunning (1845-1922) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John F Dunning (1847-1873) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery Monroe County, Indiana.
Phoebe J. Dunning (1850-?) - unknown
James B. Dunning (1852-?) - unknown
William Ezra Dunning (1854-1919) - unknown
Nancy Catherine (1857-1925) - unknown


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Here we have the grave of Private Willis Gorman Dunning.

Born: February 1, 1845
Died: July 17, 1922

He was the son of Elijah Charles Dunning (1817-1867) and Mary Elizabeth Whitesell (1821-1876).  His father is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, though I am unsure as to where his mother is buried.

He had several siblings:
Risdon E. Dunning (1843-1870) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John F Dunning (1847-1873) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery Monroe County, Indiana.
Phoebe J. Dunning (1850-?) - unknown
James B. Dunning (1852-?) - unknown
William Ezra Dunning (1854-1919) - unknown
Nancy Catherine (1857-1925) - unknown

He served in the Civil War in the 88th Indiana Infantry, Company G.  He enlisted on February 17, 1864 but was transferred on June 7, 1865 to the 38th Indiana Infantry, Company G.  He mustered out on July 15, 1865.

He was married to Hannah P. Devore Dunning (1851-1883) on May 6, 1869 in Greene County, Indiana.  She is buried near him in Maple Grove Cemetery.

He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.).

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Here is the grave of Richard W. Houston.

Born: January 5, 1856
Died: June 4, 1883

He was the son of C.M. Houston (?-?) and A.E. Houston (?-?).  I am unsure of their names or where they are buried.

I also can not find record of his spouse or any children.








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We now stop at the grave of Albena Raney.

Born: October 7, 1868
Died: October 26, 1937














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This is the grave of Edward Raney.

Born: August 22, 1797
Died: May 21, 1852

He was married to Susan Raney (1798-1848).  She is buried near him in Maple Grove Cemetery

They are listed as having one child:
Felix Raney (1832-1863) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.







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The next stop is at the grave of Susan Raney.

Born: September 18, 1798
Died: July 30, 1848

She was married to Edward Raney (1797-1852).  He is buried next to her at Maple Grove Cemetery.

They are listed as having one child:
Felix Raney (1832-1863) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.







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This is the monument for Benjamin Ridge.

Born: September 7, 1854
Died: February 15, 1877

His parents were James Elihu Ridge (1822-1899) and Mary Ridge (1832-1902).  They are both buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.

He had one sibling:
John T. Ridge (1857-1915) - buried in Gosport Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.

There is a veteran badge on his monument, though he would have been too young to have fought in the Civil War, so I am not sure what the badge is for.


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Here is the marker for Margaret Emily Whisenand Ridge.

Born: October 1, 1834, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Died: December 29, 1885, Ellettsville, Monroe County, Indiana

Her parents were William C. Whisnand (1807-1889) and Elizabeth Wolf Whisnand (1808-1873).  They are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

She had several siblings:
Elihu Whisnand (?-?) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John C. Whisnand (1830-1897) - buried in Rose Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
William Franklin Whisenand (1832-1909) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Emanuel Whisenand (1836-1893) - buried in Pilot Prairie Cemetery, Scott County, Arkansas.
Mary Ann Elizabeth Whisenand Ridge (1839-1908) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Thomas C. Whisenand (1845-1921) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Susan Clarinda Whisenand Mayfield (1849-1934) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Laura Caroline Whisenand Dunning (1851-1914) - buried in Frankeberger Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.

She was married to William Ridge (1821-1905).  His name is on the other side of the monument.  

They had at least two children:
Laura A. Whisenand Akin (?-?) - unknown
Elizabeth Ella Whisenand (?-?) - unknown

The obituary for Margaret listed her having died from some obscure disease.  Her post mortem showed that she had a "serious stricture of the lower portion of the stomach".

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Here is the grave of William Ridge.

Born: January 8, 1821, Martin County, Indiana
Died: November 17, 1905

His parents were Benjamin J. Ridge (1784-1873) and Henrietta Staten Ridge (1791-1873).  Both of them are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

He had several siblings:
Mary Jane Ridge Coffey (?-1883) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Levi Ridge (1819-1890)buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
James Elihu Ridge (1822-1899)buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John Staton Ridge (1829-1911) buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Elizabeth Ridge Stanger (1835-1919)buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

He was married to Margaret Emily Whisenand Ridge (1834-1885).  Her name is on the opposite side of the monument.

Together they had at least two children:
Laura A. Whisenand Akin (?-?) - unknown
Elizabeth Ella Whisenand (?-?) - unknown

You can read a short bio about him here.

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This is the grave of James Sheffield.

Born: July 19, 1839
Died: July 9, 1868

He was a Civil War veteran, but I am not sure with which regiment he served.

He was married to M. Sheffield (?-?).  I am unsure of where she is buried.

He did have at least one child:
Ella Sheffield (1862-1864) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.




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Here is the grave of Aaron Stine.

Born: June 22, 1815, Lincoln County, North Carolina
Died: January 10, 1908, Monroe County, Indiana

His parents were Elias Stine (1777-1852) and Mary Stine (1800-1879).  They are both buried in the Barnes Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.

He had several siblings:
Absalom Stine (1808-1860) - listed as having a non-cemetery burial.
Charles Stine (1828-1914) - buried in Riverside Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
Jesse Stine (1831-1894) - buried in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth County, Kansas.
Louisa Stine Painter (1832-1911) - buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Champaign County, Illinois.
Mary Stine Riddle (1834-1899) - buried in Dawson Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
Catherine Stine Ridenour (1837-?) - buried in Lost Creek Cemetery, Defiance County, Ohio.
Elizabeth Levina Stine Skeen (1843-1900) - buried in Arrowsmith Township Cemetery, McLean County, Indiana.
Laura Anna Stine Crumbaugh (1845-1917) - buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.

He was married to Elizabeth James Stine (1823-1894) on August 15, 1840 in Monroe County, Indiana.  She is buried with him at Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

They had at three children:
Therese L. Stine Whisman (1850-1924) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
William Harrison Stine (1853-1942) - buried in Cavalry Cemetery, Stutsman County, North Dakota.
Julia A. Stine (1853-1885) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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We now stop at the grave of Joshua Devine Vint, Sr.

Born: December 8, 1788, Pennsylvania
Died: December 13, 1863, Indiana

He was born shortly after the Revolutionary War in Pennsylvania, but I am not sure as to who his parents were.  

He was married to Mary Wood Vint (1781-1859) on July 15, 1811 in Washington County, Kentucky.  She is buried near him in Maple Grove Cemetery.  

He may have been married once before, but I am not sure of her name or where she was buried.

He had eight children:
Robert Vint (?-?) - unknown
William Henry Vint (?-?) - unknown
John Thomas Vint (1816-1904) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Unknown Male Vint (?-?) - unknown
Unknown Make Vint (?-?) - unknown
Jane Vint Wampler Houston (?-?) - unknown
Cynthia Ann Vint Wampler (?-?) - uknown
Joshua Devine Vint, Jr. (1826-1903) - unknown (died in Monroe County, Indiana but there is no information as to where he was buried)

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This is the grave of Mary Wood Vint.

Born: March 14, 1781, Kentucky
Died: May 9, 1859, Indiana

She was the daughter of Henry Wood (?-1818) and Mrs. Wood (?-?).  Her father died in Washington County, Kentucky so that is probably where he is buried, though I have no actual information on this, nor do I know where her mother was buried.

She had several siblings, but information about them is limited to their names:
Anna Wood Gash (?-?) - unknown
Elizabeth Wood Way (?-?) - unknown
John Wood (?-?) - unknown
James Wood (?-?) - unknown
Henry Wood, Jr. (?-?) - unknown
Andrew Wood (?-?) - unknown
Robert Wood (?-?) - unknown

She was married to Joshua Devine Vint, Sr. (1788-1863) on July 15, 1811 in Washington County, Kentucky.  He is buried near her in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

They had eight children:
Robert Vint (?-?) - unknown
William Henry Vint (?-?) - unknown
John Thomas Vint (1816-1904) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Unknown Male Vint (?-?) - unknown
Unknown Make Vint (?-?) - unknown
Jane Vint Wampler Houston (?-?) - unknown
Cynthia Ann Vint Wampler (?-?) - uknown
Joshua Devine Vint, Jr. (1826-1903) - unknown (died in Monroe County, Indiana but there is no information as to where he was buried)

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We now stop at the grave of Henry Wampler.

Born: March 31, 1777
Died: April 30, 1840

He was the son of George Wampler (1736-1815) and Elizabeth Steffy Wampler (1738-1807).  They are buried in Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wythe County, Virginia.

He had several siblings:
Maria E. Wampler/Wombler (1759-1760) - buried in Hebron Moravian Cemetery, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
Mary Margaret Wampler Killinger (1764-1826) - buried in Royal Oak Cemetery, Smyth County, Virginia
George Wampler, Jr. (1765-1851) - buried in Emmons Cemetery, Lawrence County, Illinois.
Anna Magdalena Wampler Stanger (1772-1846) - buried in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wythe County, Viginia.
Joseph Wampler (1774-1846) - buried in Bell-Armstrong-Parks-Wampler Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Jacob Wampler (1778-1840) - buried in Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wythe County, Virginia.

He was married to Maria Polly Kinser Wampler (1778-1843).  She is buried near him in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

One listing shows them as having ten children, but I have found reference to eleven:
Valentin Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Sara Wampler Dunning (1798-1876) - buried in Frankeberger Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
Martin Wampler (1802-1881) -  buried in Dawson Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
Andrew Wampler (1804-1885) - buried in Hilldale Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana.
Thomas Jefferson Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Sally Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Christian Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Henry Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Jacob Wampler (?-?) -  unknown
Mary Wampler Hite (1814-1854) - buried in Switzer/Hite Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Paris D. Wampler (1822-1867) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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This is the grave of Mary Polly Kinser Wampler.

Born: January 13, 1778
Died: August 28, 1843, Monroe County, Indiana

She was the daughter of Johann Jacob Kinser (1756-1816) and Esther Elizabeth Wampler Kinser (1757-1822).  They are both buried in Sinking Springs Cemetery, Greene County, Tennessee.

She was the oldest of her siblings:
Esther Kinser Wampler (1783-1833) - buried in Bell-Armstrong-Parks-Wampler Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Anna Kinser Cobble (1787-1859) - buried in Sinking Springs Cemetery, Greene County, Tennessee
George Washington Kinser (1791-1871) - buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas.
John W. Kinser (1793-1873) - buried in Saint Mary's Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Tennessee.

She was married to Henry Wampler (1777-1840) who is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery.

They had several children:
Valentin Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Sara Wampler Dunning (1798-1876) - buried in Frankeberger Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
Martin Wampler (1802-1881) -  buried in Dawson Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
Andrew Wampler (1804-1885) - buried in Hilldale Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana.
Thomas Jefferson Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Sally Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Christian Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Henry Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Jacob Wampler (?-?) -  unknown
Mary Wampler Hite (1814-1854) - buried in Switzer/Hite Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Paris D. Wampler (1822-1867) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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Here we have the grave of James H. Wampler.

Born: May 4, 1882
Died: November 15, 1913

He was married to Blanche Isom Wampler (?-?).  I am unsure as to where she is buried.

They had at least four children:
Madison Wampler (?-?) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Marie B. Wampler Skirvin (1910-1989) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Robert Wampler (?-?) - unknown
John Wampler (?-?) - unknown

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This is the grave of James Wampler.

Born: March 2, 1856
Died: January 28, 1887














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Here we have the grave of Paris D. Wampler.

Born: November 23, 1822
Died: July 27, 1867

Child of Henry Wampler (1777-1840) and Maria Polly Kinser Wampler (1778-1843).  Both are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.

There were several siblings, of which Paris was the youngest:
Valentin Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Sara Wampler Dunning (1798-1876) - buried in Frankeberger Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
Martin Wampler (1802-1881) -  buried in Dawson Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
Andrew Wampler (1804-1885) - buried in Hilldale Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana.
Thomas Jefferson Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Sally Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Christian Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Henry Wampler (?-?) - unknown
Jacob Wampler (?-?) -  unknown
Mary Wampler Hite (1814-1854) - buried in Switzer/Hite Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

I am unsure if Paris is male or female as it was a named used with both genders.

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Here is the grave of Peter W. Wampler.

Born: 1844
Died: August 25, 1865

He served in the Civil War, though I have not yet found out what regiment or Company.

There is a carving of a Union Soldier at the top of his headstone.







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Here we have the grave of Benjamin R. Whisenand.

Born: January 21, 1860
Died: August 7, 1940

He had at least two children:
Lucille Whisenand Morse (1888-1933) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Robert Wayne Whisenand (1903-1976) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

Also shown is Hessie J. Whisenand.

Born: November 8, 1870
Died: 1925

I am unsure of her relation to Benjamin.

We also have listed Minnie A. Whisenand.

Born: November 5, 1873
Died: October 3, 1906

Once again, I am unsure of the family connection.

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We now stop at the grave of James M. Williams.

Born: June 18, 1846
Died: April 22, 1923

He was married to Mary J. Williams (1829-1906).  She is buried near him at Maple Grove Cemetery.

He had several children, but I have only found reference to one:
William Williams (1871-1895) - buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

His monument is a tree of life styled sculpture.  There are vines and other greenery carved into it along with an open book at the top.  The book most likely symbolized his faith.  

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Here we have the grave of John R. Williams.

Born: October 1, 1937
Died: February 4, 1917, Ellettsville, Monroe County, Indiana

He was married to Dortha Jane Hall Williams (1842-1925).  Her name is listed at the bottom of the headstone.

Born: April 7, 1842
Died: June 21, 1925

They had several children, but I only have references for two of them:
John Rice WIlliams (1877-1934) - buried in Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Infant Son Williams (1887-1887) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

He served in the Civil War in the 22nd Indiana Infantry, Company I.  

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This is the grave of W.R. Williams.

Born: August 3, 1940
Died: unknown

His wife was Pheriba Peters Williams (1842-1901) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (her name is listed below his).

They had at least one son:
George E. Williams (1888-1905) - buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.






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Our final stop today is at the grave of William Williams.

Born: January 25, 1871
Died: September 30, 1895

He was the son of James M. Williams (1846-1923) and Mary J. Williams (1829-1906).  They are both buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.

He has an interesting headstone.  It is a tree of life styled monument carved with lots of vines and greenery.  There is a basket of roses on one of the branches and the top flowers open.




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I hope that you have enjoyed your walk through Maple Grove Cemetery.

If you have any information on any of the graves here, please feel free to email me or leave a comment.

Please visit the listing at Find-A-Grave.


















6 comments:

Sheri Fenley said...

Amber - Wonderful photos! Did you happen by chance to take a photo of the headstone for Therese Stine Whisman? She is the daughter of Aaron Stine whose headstone you show in this post. I am also looking for the headstone of Eunice Hightower who may be buried near the Whisman and Stine families. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Amber said...

Hi Sheri! Thanks for stopping by! I do not have a picture for Therese's headstone, but I do hope to get back by there on my vacation this summer. I will make a note and see if I can find her headstone. As for Eunice, I do not find that she is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. I found a listing that may be her in Rose Hill Cemetery - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hightower&GSfn=eunice&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=117636098&df=all&

She was the wife of Joshua Hightower and her daughter Letitia is buried in Maple Grove. Unfortunately, there is no picture of her headstone either. I work very near Rose Hill and can probably stop by to take a look for her headstone if you would like.

Sheri Fenley said...

Amber I would be very grateful if you could do that! Thank you!

Amber said...

No problem, Sheri! I am happy to do it!

Amber said...

Hi Sheri! We went out to Rose Hill on Saturday, but were unable to locate Eunice's grave. I did learn that her husband, Joshua, and their daughter, Eliza, are buried there as well and that Eunice's grave is unmarked. I will go back as soon as time permits to take a look for Joshua's grave if you would like. I also hope to get out to Maple Grove soon.

Sheri Fenley said...

Amber - did you have a chance to see about Joshua Hightower and his wife Eunice Lea Hightower? If they do not have a headstone perhaps the cemetery office has a burial record for them? If you can't get to the office would you happen to know how to contact the cemetery? Thank you!

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