Monday, December 21, 2015

Goshen Church Cemetery

Today's Walk Through the Tombstones is at Goshen Church Cemetery in Spearsville, Brown County, Indiana.



We visited this cemetery on October 09, 2015.  It is located in Brown County on Gatesville Road.  It is a nice cemetery that is still in use and very well taken care of.  The oldest graves are near the church itself.  There are just under 270 interments, though that probably changes regularly as there is a large area near the back of the fence that has yet to be used.  I am not sure when this cemetery, or church, were established.

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Our first stop is at the grave of George W. Clark.

Born:  February 25, 1861, Indiana
Died: June 10, 1944, Indiana

He was the son of Morris Marion Clark (1839-1911) and Anna Curry Clark (1839-1925).  Both are buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

He had several siblings:
Nancy Jane Clark Stout (1862-1943) - buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.
Edward Emerson Clark (1866-1929) - buried in a cemetery in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, though the exact location is not known.
James W. Clark (1868-1940) - buried in Bethel Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Mary Rosella Clark Gharst (1872-1931) - buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.

He was married to Louisa Watson Clark (1860-1891).  She is buried with him at Goshen Church Cemetery in Brown County,  Her name is listed on the other side of the monument.

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Here we have the grave of Campsey Clift.

Born: August 27, 1877
Died: May 13, 1894

She was the daughter of I.B. Clift (?-?) and Margaret Clift (?-?).  I am unsure as to where they are buried.


She had at least one sibling:
Edna Clift (1885-1894) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana (her name is on the other side of the monument)






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Here we have the grave of Hattie Belle Condon.

Born: September 8, 1871
Died: November 18, 1876, Brown County, Indiana

She was the daughter of Private Alexander Condon (1832-1915) and Selena Bailey Condon (1832-1914).  Her father served in the Civil War as a Private in the 145th Indiana Infantry, Company E.  They are both buried in Goshen Church Cemetery in Spearsville, Brown County, Indiana.

She had many siblings:
Mynora Lodema Condon Curry (1856-1945) - buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.
John Henry Condon (1858-1947) - buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.
William Anderson Condon (1861-1938) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Oliver Perry Morton Condon (1863-1932) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Mary Lorena Condon Walker (1867-1952) - buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.

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Here we have the grave of Mary Curry.

Born: June 22, 1819
Died: March 25, 1901

There are several other Curry's buried in this cemetery, though I am not sure of their relation.










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Here is the grave of Florance Hamblen.

Born: unknown
Died: July 25, 1878

She was the young daughter of James Thomas Hamblen (1837-1899) and Louisa Parmerlee Hamblen (1839-1883).  They are both buried at Goshen Church Cemetery in Spearsville, Brown County, Indiana.

She had many siblings:
Emma Hamblen Weekley (1860-1891) - her burial location is listed as unknown, though she passed away in Illinois.
Mary Elizabeth Hamblen Ward (1861-1936) - her burial location is listed as unknown.
James William Hamblen (1863-1914) - his burial location is unknown, though he passed away in Wisconsin.
Alma Rebecca Hamblen Caldwell (1865-1952) - her burial location is listed as unknown.
Nancy Jane Hamblen Berry (1866-1938) - her burial location is listed as unknown.
Mary Hamblen (1868-?) - her burial location is listed as unknown.
John Arwine Hamblen (1869-?) - his burial location is listed as unknown.
Uriah Hamblen (1869-1941) - buried in Old State Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois.
Jeunie Hamblen (1870-1872) - buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Pleasant Robert Hamblen (1873-1879) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Alonzo Sylvanus Hamblen (1879-?) - his burial location is listed as unknown.
Roscoe Uriah Hamblen (1880-1953) - buried in Tempe Double Butte Cemetery, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Nellie Camelia Hamblen Tabor (1882-1962) - buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.
Eva Leona Hamblen Hartman (?-?) - buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.

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This is the grave of Lesley Jolly.

Born: November 4, 1896, Indiana
Died: December 4, 1896, Indiana

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










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We now stop at the grave of Hannibal Irey Mead.

Born: March 24, 1822, Loudoun County, Virginia
Died: March 29, 1878, Brown County, Indiana

He was the son of Joseph Mead (?-?) and Elizabeth Grey Mad (?-?).  I am not sure of where they are buried.

He had six siblings, though I have no information on what their names were or where they were buried.

He married Nancy Jane Hamblen Mead (1829-1905) on October 4, 1848.  She is buried at Goshen Church Cemetery near him.

They had three children:
Milo Milton Mead (1850-1851) - buried in Taggart Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Florence Amanda Mead Barnhill (1856-1920) - buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.
Louisa Ellen Mead Condon (1858-1910) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

He served two years as Township Trustee and three years as County Commissioner.  He was also an active Freemason, which is carved into his headstone.

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Here is the grave of young Sarah A. Merida.

Born: January 1, 1888
Died: January 12, 1890

I have unsure of her parents or any other relations.












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This is the grave of Oliver A. Neff.

Born: May 27, 1829, New York
Died: September 16, 1916, Brown County, Indiana

He was married to Sarah E. Campbell Neff (1829-1905).  She is buried with him in Goshen Church Cemetery.  Her name is listed below his on the headstone.

They had at least one child:
James Daniel Neff (1858-1942) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

There is a flag at his grave, but I haven't found any reference to his service as of yet.


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Here we have the grave of Elizabeth S. Norman.

Born: December 1, 1837
Died: unknown (there is no date carved into the headstone)

She was the wife of James E. Norman (1829-1894).  His name is shown on the other side of the monument in Goshen Church Cemetery in Brown County, Indiana.








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Here we have the grave of Thomas F. Norman.

Born: August 31, 1862
Died: September 21, 1888

I am not sure of any of his relations, though there are only two other Norman's buried in this cemetery and they are listed above.










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This is the grave of Jasper Parsley.

Born: February 10, 1838, Indiana
Died: December 30, 1928

He was the son of Solomon Sylvester Parsley (1804-1880) and Susan Hubbard Parsley (?-?). Both are buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery in Beanblossom, Brown County, Indiana.

He had several siblings;
Christopher Columbus Parsley (1830-1914) - buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Mary Parsley Daggy (1832-1899) - buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.
William F. Parsley (?-?) - unknown
Rachel E. Parsley Watson (1836-1895) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Newton Parsley (1838-1876) - buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Robert Martyr Parsley (1840-1925) - buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.
Henry Parsley (1842-1885) - buried in Unity Baptist Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

He married Sarah J. Walker Parsley (1844-1912) on March 20, 1864.  She is buried in Goshen Church Cemetery with him.  Her name is listed below his on the monument.

She was the daughter of Charles Hazard Walker (1817-1890) and Jane C. Rariden Walker (1817-1858).  They were buried in May 19, 1836.  He is buried in Sprunica Church Cemetery in Brown County, Indiana, while she is buried in Walker Cemetery, also in Brown County, Indiana.

She had several siblings;
Jacob C. Walker (1838-1863) - buried in Walker Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Henry T. Walker (1840-1864) - buried in Walker Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Samuel Walker (1847-1915) - buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.
William Franklin Walker (1848-1924) - buried in Sprunica Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Zephaniah Walker (1852-1924) - buried in Nineveh Christian Church Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.
John M. Walker (1855-1934) - buried in Church of Christ Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

Jasper and Sarah had one child:
Emma Ruth Parsley Oliver (1879-1954) - buried in Church of Christ Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana

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This is the grave of the Infant Parsley.

Born: October 17, 1901, Indiana
Died: October 17, 1901, Indiana

She was the infant daughter of William Franklin Parsley (1865-1953) and Anna E. Swift Parsley (1867-1956).  They are both buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

She had at least two siblings:
Lottie M. Parsley (1889-1979) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

Elmer Amos Parsley (1892-1977) - born in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Johnson County, Indiana.


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This is the grave of Eliza J. Fowell.

Born: April 27, 1825
Died: December 9, 1896

She was the wife of Isaac Fowell (1823-1896). He is buried with her in Goshen Church Cemetery.  His name is listed on the other side of the monument.

They had at least one child:
Amanda Louisa Fowell Neff (1867-1955) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.




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This is the grave of John F. Raper.

Born: January 6, 1867
Died: September 24, 1889

He was the son M.T. Raper (?-?) and F.E. Raper (?-?).  I am not sure what their names were or where they are buried.











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We now stop at the grave of Albert Schrougham.

Born: 1876
Died: April 3, 1877

He was the infant son of Vincent Schrougham (1849-1932) and Catherine E. Alder Schrougham (1854-1926).  They are buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

He had at least two siblings:
Prudence Schrougham Robertson (1881-1964) - buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.
William Schrougham (1874-1891) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana (his name is on the other side of the monument)
Omar Schrougham (1887-1976) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.



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This is the grave of Phoebe Hall Spencer.

Born: May 15, 1831, Ohio
Died: April 19, 1900, Indiana

She was the daughter of German Hall (1805-1863) and Edith Ida Chandler Hall (1812-1905).  They are buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio.

She had several siblings:
Willard D. Hall (1832-1920) - buried in Salem Township Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio.
Nancy F. Hall Unger (1834-1917) - buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio.
Norman H. Hall (1838-1879) - buried in Villisca Cemetery, Montgomery County, Iowa.
Charles Hall (1840-1840)buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio.
Eunice Hall James (1844-1930)buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio.
James A. Hall (1847-1897)buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio.
Rebecca D. Hall Phillis (1850-1928)buried in Villisca Cemetery, Montgomery County, Iowa.

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Here we have the grave of Alex Stephenson.

Born: 1852
Died: 1927

I have no further information about him or his family.



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This is the grave of Elizabeth Dickerson Swift.

Born: September 19, 1824
Died: November 1, 1903, Brown County, Indiana

She was married to Thomas Swift (1807-1886).  He is buried near her in Goshen Church Cemetery.

They had at least four children:
Verlinda Swift (1843-?) - buried in Sugar Creek Township Cemetery, Hancock County, Indiana.
Leonidas S. Swift (1849-1849) buried in Sugar Creek Township Cemetery, Hancock County, Indiana.
James Parmerlee Swift (1862-1932) - buried in LaMonte Cemetery, Pettis County, Missouri.
Anna E. Swift Parsley (1867-1956) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

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This is the grave of Martha E. Walters.

Born: April 19, 1858
Died: February 6, 1889

She was the wife of William H. Walters (?-?).  I am not sure where he is buried.











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Our final stop is at the grave of Rachel E. Parsley Watson.

Born: March 24, 1836
Died: December 14, 1895

She was the daughter of Solomon Sylvester Parsley (1804-1880) and Susan Hubbard Parsley (?-?). Both are buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery in Beanblossom, Brown County, Indiana.

He had several siblings;
Christopher Columbus Parsley (1830-1914) - buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Mary Parsley Daggy (1832-1899) - buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.
William F. Parsley (?-?) - unknown
Rachel E. Parsley Watson (1836-1895) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Newton Parsley (1838-1876) - buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Jasper Parsely (1838-1928) - buried in Goshen Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Robert Martyr Parsley (1840-1925) - buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana.
Henry Parsley (1842-1885) - buried in Unity Baptist Church Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

She was married to William Green Watson (1833-1899) on April 6, 1859 in Brown County, Indiana.  He is buried near her in Goshen Church Cemetery.

They had seven children:
Louisa Watson (?-?) - unknown
James H. Watson (1863-1865) - buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
William Green Watson, Jr. (?-?) - unknown
Seward Watson (1868-1942) - buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Laura Watson (1870-1920) - buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.
Cordia Watson (?-?) - unknown
Rufus Watson (1875-1952) - buried in Weeping Willow Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana.

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I hope that you have enjoyed your walk through Goshen Church Cemetery.

Please let me know if you have any questions or information.

Visit the listing at Find-A-Grave.











2 comments:

Valerie Edmonds said...

Amber, Wow! I loved the blog so much I shared it with the Brown County Cemetery Preservation Societies Facebook page. I hope you don't mind. Great job!

Amber said...

Valerie, thank you so much! I am thrilled that you shared my blog with the Brown County Cemetery Preservation Society! My daughter and I work with the Monroe County Cemetery Committee, so being able to be part of another county, as well, is fantastic.

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