Monday, December 28, 2015

New South Park Cemetery

Today's Walk Through the Tombstones is at New South Park Cemetery in Martinsville, Indiana.  It is also known as Green Lawn Cemetery and South Park Cemetery.

This is the largest cemetery in Martinsville with just under 7,100 interments.  There are actually three separate cemeteries in this same location.  I have seen listings showing that this is the oldest cemetery in Martinsville, but I didn't find too many old graves here.  There is a large mausoleum near one of the entrances, but it was locked the day that we got there.  


Our first stop is at the grave of Captain Clarke S. Crary.

Born: March 21, 1845
Died: September 22, 1904

He served in the 130 Illinois Infantry, Company A.

He was married to Sarah A. Crary, who is listed just below him on the headstone.
Born: March 24, 1847
Died: July 21, 1925

They had at least two children:
Pearl Crary James (?-?) - unknown
Minnie B. Crary (?-?) - unknown


Here is the Eslinger family monument.

There are at least three graves around this monument.  They are as follows:

William H. Eslinger would be the first, possibly the patron of the family.
Born: 1841
Died: January 27, 1929

His wife, I believe, is nearby, Julia A. Eslinger.
Born: 1842
Died: 1908

and finally, Alonzo M. Eslinger, who may be a their son.
Born: 1870
Died: 1939


Our next stop is at the massive Mitchell family monument.  There are many names shown here and we will go over each one.

First is the name of James V. Mitchell.
Born: October 15, 1842
Died: May 26, 1915

He is listed as a Civil War veteran, but I am not sure what regiment or company he served with.

Next is Ella F. Mitchell, James' wife.
Born: August 25, 1838
Died: July 16, 1896

Next is Alice L. Mitchell, also listed as James' wife.
Born: 1854
Died: 1914

Next is Ada M. Mitchell.  I am not sure what her relation is to the others.
Born: 1847
Died: 1869

Finally, on this side, is Dick Draper Mitchell.  I haven't found his relation to any of the others.
Born: 1866
Died: 1915

We now move on to the next side.  The first name is Edgar V. Mitchell.
Born: March 5, 1852
Died: unknown

Next is his wife, Mary E. Everson Mitchell.
Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Next is Emma E. Mitchell.
Born: 1878
Died: 1898

Just under her is J.M. Mitchell.
Born: 1875
Died: 1910

Next is Maud P. Mitchell.  She is listed as being the wife of J.M. Mitchell.
Born: 1875
Died: 1902

Lastly, on this side of the monument, is that of Beatrice Mitchell, the daughter of J.M. and Maud Mitchell.
Born: 1898
Died: 1902

We now move to the next side with the first name listed being Charles J. Mitchell.
Born: May 14, 1857
Died: unknown

His wife is listed next, Mary E. Lindsay Mitchell.
Born: 1869
Died: 1903

Next is Charles E. Mitchell.
Born: 1880
Died: 1949

Here is Charles E. Mitchell's wife, Bessie B. Mitchell.
Born: 1886
Died: 1972

Lastly, on this side, is that of Mary I. Mitchell.
Born: 1897
Died: unknown

The next side of the monument starts with Albert S. Mitchell.

Born: May 27, 1845
Died: September 26, 1903

He is listed as a Civil War veteran, but there is no information for what regiment or company.

Just under his name is that of Clara G. Reston Mitchell, the wife of Albert S. Mitchell listed above.
Born: September 21, 1848
Died: October 25, 1881

Next is Fred W. Mitchell, the son of Albert S. and Clara G. Mitchell.
Born: February 1, 1875
Died: November 22, 1888

Lastly is Albert B. Mitchell, the son of Albert S. and Clara G. Mitchell.
Born: October 16, 1877
Died: August 8, 1879

We now move to the next side of the monument and the first name of Sallie I. Mitchell Stout.
Born: April 23, 1859
Died: April 7, 1903

The next name is that of W.A. Stout, Sallie's husband.
Born: unknown
Died: April 7, 1903.

They died on the same day, but I have no information as to what happened to them.

Next is Wesley A. Stout.
Born: December 7, 1857
Died: unknown

Next is W. Morris H. Stout, the son of Wesley and Sallie Stout.
Born: February 14, 1896
Died: December 8, 1896

Next is Dick M. Stout, another son of Wesley and Sallie Stout.
Born: February 14, 1885
Died: August 8, 1885

Finally is M. May Stout, a daughter of Wesley and Sallie Stout.
Born: October 12, 1886
Died: November 20, 1887

The next side of the monument starts with James Madison Mitchell.
Born: November 28, 1809
Died: July 8, 1885

Just under his name is that of his wife, Mary A. Scott Mitchell.
Born: December 24, 1821
Died: January 5, 1894

Next is that of their son, Giles Mitchell.
Born: November 14, 1847
Died: July 11, 1848

Next is Laura A. Mitchell.
Born: September 7, 1854
Died: August 30, 1858

Lastly is Fannie Mitchell.
Born: January 7, 1862
Died: October 15, 1862

We now come to the last side of the monument and the only name listed, John K. Mitchell.
Born: November 7, 1840
Died: December 21, 1889

I am not sure of the relations of some of them as their is no information. 


Our final stop is at that of Hannibal Young.

Born: 1839
Died: April 7, 1904

He served in the Civil War in the 33rd Indiana Infantry, Company H.  He mustered into service on September 16, 1861.  I am not sure when he mustered out.


I hope that you have enjoyed your walk through New South Park Cemetery.

Please let me know if you have any questions or information about those listed here.

Visit the listing at Find-A-Grave.


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