Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rose Hill Cemetery

Today's Walk Through the Tombstones is at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana.




This was our second trip to Rose Hill, but the first time around we were mostly just walking to take a look at what was around.  Rose Hill was established in 1892, though the upper section of the cemetery, called the Old Spencer Addition, has many older graves in it as well as several that were moved here when the construction of Monroe Lake was began.  It is a beautiful cemetery with many graves, over 12,500 interments, and some memorials.  I definitely recommend a visit to this cemetery if only for a nice walk.

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Our first stop is at the grave of Harriett Bollmann.

Born: September 17, 1815
Died: September 13, 1838

She was the wife of Lewis Bollman (1811-1888).  He is buried next to her in the Old Spencer Addition at Rose Hill Cemetery.










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Here is the grave of Lewis Bollmann.

Born: May 24, 1811
Died: September 3, 1888

He was the husband of Harriet Bollmann (1815-1838).  She is buried next to him in the Old Spencer Addition at Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was the first graduate of Indiana University in 1831.








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We now stop at the grave of Pleasant Browning.

Born: September 24, 1829
Died: May 6, 1853

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

There is a symbol carved into the top of the headstone that looks like a Freemason symbol that it is missing the center symbol.  There also is what appears to be either crossed sheaf of wheat or crossed feathers. It's hard to make out.





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This is the grave of William Browning.

Born: unknown
Died: October 10, 1852

There is a Freemason symbol carved into the top of the headstone, but it is missing the center symbol.  











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Here we have the grave of Lieutenant Colonel John F. Douglass.

Born: January 9, 1835
Died:  March 26, 1910

He was married to Mary Douglass (1848-1911).  Her name is on the opposite of the headstone.

He enlisted in the Civil War as a Corporal on June 7, 1861 into 14th Indiana Infantry, Company K.  He mustered out of this regiment on June 25, 1864.  During his time in the 14th Infantry he was promoted to Second Lieutenant on January 4, 1863.  Not long after that, on March 1, 1863, he was promoted to First Lieutenant.  The following year, on March 1, he was promoted to Captain.

On February 14, 1865 he was commissioned into the 145th Indiana Infantry, Company E, as a Captain.  It was here that he resigned his commission on June 14, 1865, but not after he gained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

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We now stop at the grave of Sarah Alexander Dunning.

Born: June 1, 1810
Died: May 19, 1863

She was the wife of Paris Chipman Dunning (1806-1884).  He is buried near her in the Old Spencer Addition in Rose Hill Cemetery.  

Her husband was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1833-1836.  He was also a member of the State Senate from 1836-1839 and also from 1863-1865.  In 1844, he served as Presidential Elector from Indiana.  From 1846-1848 and again from 1863-1865, he was Lieutenant Governor of Indiana.  He was elected Governor of Indiana from December 26-1848 to December 5, 1849.  She was listed as being the First Lady of Indiana from 1848-1849.

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Here we have the grave of Martha Gorman.

Born: January 13, 1818
Died: March 1, 1861

She was the wife of General W.A. Gorman (?-?).  I am unsure as to where he is buried.











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This is the grave of Isabella M. Graham.

Born: unknown
Died: September 4, 1847

Her mother was Isabella Pendleton Everett Graham (1809-1874) and her father was John Graham (1799-1886).  They are both buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.








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Here we have the Grinstead Vault.

There is a small bronze plaque on the left side of the vault with the name Cassie J. Shaw Grinstead.

Born: March 12, 1860, Holton, Ripley County, Indiana
Died: September 19, 1932, Elida, Roosevelt County, New Mexico

She was the daughter of Philip Buckner Shaw (?-?) and Amy M. Weatherby Shaw (?-?).  I am unsure as to where they are buried.

She had nine siblings, but I only have reference to two:
Francisca Shaw (?-?) - unknown
Marshal Martin Shaw (?-?) - unknown

She was the wife of Silas Miles Grinstead (1857-1939).  They were married on August 30, 1876.  I believe that he is buried in the vault as well.  Even though his name is not on the outside, his name is listed as being in the same location.

Silas was the son of Benjamin Franklin Grinstead (?-?) and Melissa Grinstead (?-?).  I am unsure as to where they are buried.

They had nine children, though I have only found reference to three:
Olive Grinstead (?-?) - unknown
Laura M. Bell Grinstead (?-?) - unknown
Claude Everett Grinstead (1880-1915) - buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Labette County, Kansas.
Amy Alberta Grinstead Hall (1882-1961) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (I believe that she may also be buried in the Grinstead Vault.  She was married to Forrest M. Hall (?-?) and had one child, Virginia Jane Hall (?-?).)
Silas Carl Grinstead (?-?) - unknown
Jewel A. Grinstead (?-?) - unknown
Averell Grinstead (?-?) - unknown
Marie Grinstead (?-?) - unknown
Montana L. Grinstead (1895-1965) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (She is also buried in the Grinstead Vault.  There is a small name head stone near the vault with her name and birth and death dates on it.)

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Here we have the grave of Adam Hunter.

Born: 1818, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: October 11, 1847

He is buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.











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This is the grave of Elijah Kirkpatrick.

Born: unknown
Died: August 13, 1845

He was married to Martha Kirkpatrick (?-1866).  She is buried near him in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.









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Here is the grave of Margery A. Orchard.

Born: unknown
Died: June 17, 1832














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This is the grave of Patrick Monahan.

Born: unknown, Kentucky
Died: November 7, 1871

He is buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.











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Here we have the grave of Rebecca Moore.

Born: December 27, 1835
Died: November 2, 1837

She was the young daughter of George W. Moore (1806-1891) and Elizabeth Moore (1814-1901).  They are both buried near her in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.








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Here is the grave of one of the Orchard Family.

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

I believe that the name may be Letitia C. Orchard, though I can't quite read the headstone.  I can't find any record of this particular name in the Rose Hill interments, but I am still searching.









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Here is the grave of James U. Orchard.

Born: unknown
Died: June 2, 1882

I am unsure if the middle initial is U. or H.  The headstone is hard to read.  He is buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery near many other members of the Orchard Family, though I am unsure of the connection between them.








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Here is the grave of Margery A. Orchard.

Born: unknown
Died: August 24, 1834

This grave is located in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery in a grouping of other members of the Orchard Family.










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Here is the grave of John M. Orchard.

Born: unknown
Died: June 18, 1832

There are lovely flower rondelles at the top of this headstone which is located in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.  It is in a line of other Orchard graves.









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This is the grave of Eldridge Pauley.

Born: March 10, 1824
Died: July 20, 1837

His grave is partially buried in the ground and was hard to read.  It is made of a yellowed whetstone but has survived the elements quite well.










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Here we have the grave of Hiram Paugh.

Born: August 30, 1797
Died: October 24, 1833

His whetstone grave marker can be found in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.  I believe that he may have been the husband of Mary Paugh (1797-1830) as they are buried next to one another in the Old Spencer Addition.








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This is the grave of Mary Paugh.

Born: July 30, 1797
Died: October 26, 1830

I believe that she was the wife of Hiram Paugh (1797-1833).  Their headstones are next to one another and are carved in a similar manner.  Both are located in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.









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Here is the grave of Isaac Pauley.

Born: March 30, 1789
Died: June 20, 1833

He was married to Sarah Paugh Pauley (1781-1877).  She is buried in the Old Spencer Addition in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was the father of at least three children:
Hiram P. Pauley (1816-1877) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
James B. Pauley (1822-1899) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Phreborn Garrison Pauley (1826-1902) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.


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Here we have the grave of Sarah Paugh Pauley.

Born: June 10, 1781
Died: September 15, 1877

She was the wife of Isaac Pauley (1789-1833).  He is buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery near her.

Together they had at least three children:
Hiram P. Pauley (1816-1877) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
James B. Pauley (1822-1899) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Phreborn Garrison Pauley (1826-1902) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.


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Here is the grave of Mary J. Reed.

Born: June 16, 1855
Died: April 28, 1888

She was the wife of Cyrus F. Reed (1851-1930).  He is buried near her in the Old Spencer Addition at Rose Hill Cemetery. 

They had at least one child:
Infant Reed (?-?) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

The carving on this headstone is very unique with the number of nature like ideals.  There are several leaves, fern fronds, a calla lily and such all integrated into one headstone. It is very lovely.

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Here we have the grave of George "Anner" Shively.

Born: January 3, 1893, Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky
Died: June 7, 1962, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

He was married to Lula Shively (1890-1957).  She is buried near him in Rose Hill Cemetery.

George Shively was a Negro League Baseball Player for fourteen years, from 1910-1924.  He was the left handed leadoff man for the West Baden Sprudels, The Indianapolis ABC's, the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants, the Brooklyn Royal Giants and the Washington Potomics. He was so fast that he earned the nickname "Rabbit".   He played in not only the US and Hawaii but in Cuba and Japan.  He was employed as a roofer.  He was inducted into the Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

This monument and many of the flat headstones surrounding it were erected within the last year or so after his grave and that of some of his relatives were finally located.

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Here is the grave of Mary Slocomb.

Born: unknown
Died: 1831

She was the first wife of James Slocomb (?-1861).  He is buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.

They had at least one child:
Sarah Hooper Slocomb Plaiss (1824-1899) - buried in Fairview Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana. 







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Here is the grave of Joseph Small.

Born: December 1781, Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: 1857

He was the husband of Jane Small (1780-1848).  She is buried near him in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.










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Here we have the grave of H.C. Webster.

Born: June 27, 1839
Died: May 14, 1889

I believe that he may have been a member of the International Order of the OddFellows as evidenced by the three chain links at the head of his grave.

He is buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.







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We now stop at the grave of Andrew Wylie.

Born: April 12, 1789
Died: November 11, 1851

He was married to Margaret Ritchie Wylie (1791-1859).  Her name is carved into one of the sides of the monument.  Unfortunately, the photo I took of her side was deleted by mistake, but I will go ahead and list her relations.

She was the daughter of Craig Ritchie (1758-1833) and Mary Jane Price Ritchie (1769-1836).  They are both buried in Chartiers Hill Cemetery in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  

She had at least four siblings of which she was the oldest:
Mary Ritchie Herriott (1800-1828) - buried in Chartiers Hill Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Eliza Ritchie McKee (1802-1871) - buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington DC.
Catherine B. Ritchie Leake (1804-1859) - buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Vigo County, Indiana.
Craig Ritchie (1807-1879) - buried in Oak Spring Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania (he was an accomplished glass cutter and several of his pieces can be seen in the Pennsylvania Museum in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.)

They had at least five children:
William Wylie (1816-1835) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition, Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Mary Ann Wylie Dodds (1817-1886) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition, Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Elizabeth Wylie McCalla (1821-1900) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition, Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Redick McKee Wylie (1831-1904) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition, Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Jane Melheme Wylie (1836-1865) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition, Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

Andrew Wylie was the first president of Indiana University from 1829-1851.  He was a reverend as well as the former president of Jefferson College and of Washington College.  He taught philosophy and literature as well.  He owned the Wylie House which is located on Second and Lincoln Streets in Bloomington, Indiana.  We took a tour of the Wylie House in June of 2015.  It is a lovely Federal style home with many pictures of the family and lots of furniture.  It is open to the public for tours and special events.  Please visit the website for more information.


Andrew is a charter member of the Monroe County Hall of Fame.  His plaque is located inside the main lobby of Fountain Square Mall in downtown Bloomington.  We stopped by on September 7, 2015 and snapped a photo of the plaque.

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Our final stop is at the grave of William Wylie.

Born: January 1, 1816
Died: March 18, 1835

He was the son of Andrew Wylie (1789-1851) and Margaret Ritchie Wylie (1791-1859).  They are both buried in the Old Spencer Addition of Rose Hill Cemetery.

He had at least four siblings of which he was the eldest:
Mary Ann Wylie Dodds (1817-1886) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition, Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Elizabeth Wylie McCalla (1821-1900) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition, Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Redick McKee Wylie (1831-1904) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition, Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Jane Melheme Wylie (1836-1865) - buried in the Old Spencer Addition, Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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I hope that you have enjoyed your walk through Rose Hill Cemetery.

Please let me know if you have any questions or information about any of the graves listed here.

Visit the listing at Find-A-Grave.  But, please note, that this is a city cemetery under the care of the county government.  You can not peruse the interments at Find-A-Grave unless you know the name of the grave that you looking for.  You can also visit the Bloomington Government's website to take a look at some of the famous interments, but once again, there are no options to peruse the interments.














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