Friday, April 22, 2016

Vernal Mayfield Cemetery

On Sunday, April 17th, my daughter and I had the opportunity to participate in a cemetery workday at Vernal Mayfield Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana.  It is located just off of Oard Road near the airport.  We tried to find it before, but found that we could not locate it.  The field had been cleared so it was far easier to find this time around.  I took several pictures of the headstones before we got started working so I will share those first.

GPS Coordinates: 39.16691, -86.61912

This is a lovely little cemetery of just around 100 interments.  It is set a few hundred yards off of the road across from a recycling center, not far from the Rogers Quarry.  It is surrounded by a barbed wire fence, so one must be careful visiting.  
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Our first stop is at the grave of Bolin Billings.

Born: August 4, 1836
Died: March 26, 1852

There are at least three other Billings buried here in this cemetery, but I am not sure of the family relation.











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Here we have the grave of Elizabeth Billings.

Born: 1802
Died: November 22, 1871

She is listed as having been the wife of B. Billings.  I am not sure if the B. Billings stated on the headstone is that of Bolin Billings shown above as there is a vast difference in the birth dates.








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Here we have the grave of Harriet A. Billings Morris.

Born: July 31, 1850
Died: June 1, 1902

She was the daughter of Hannah Jane Mayfield Billings (1826-1902) and John Billings (?-?).  They were married on April 6, 1848 in Monroe County, Indiana.  Her mother's name is listed at the base of the headstone, though her father's is not shown, therefore I am unsure as to where he is buried.

She was the wife of Dilmus Morris (?-?).  I am unsure as to where he is buried.  

Hannah, listed at the bottom of the headstone, was the daughter of William Mayfield (1793-1873) and Susannah M. Borally Morris (1793-1932).  Both are buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

She had several siblings:
Angelina Proctor Mayfield Berry (1816-1879) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John Davidson Mayfield (1819-1890) - buried in Riverside Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.
Christopher Columbus Coffey (1834-1862) - buried in Corinth National Cemetery, Alcorn County, Mississippi.
James M. Coffey (1837-1861) - buried in Stout-Houston Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Henry W. Mayfield (1846-1872)buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Jesse W. Mayfield (1844-?) - unknown
Rachel Sophronia Mayfield Crigler (1849-1910) - buried in Iola Cemetery, Allen County, Kansas.

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This is the grave of Laura M. Buchanan.

Born: May 16, 1851
Died: March 15, 1875

She was the daughter of John Hamilton Buchanan (1821-1890) and Matilda Sanders Buchanan (1826-1857).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

Their last name on the headstone was incorrectly spelled Buckanan.

The death year is approximate as the headstone is difficult to read.



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We now stop at the grave of Reverend Cornelius Coffey.

Born: March 1, 1812, Patterson, Caldwell County, North Carolina
Died: September 18, 1852, Monroe County, Indiana

He was the son of Reuben A. Coffey (1785-1854) and Polly Dowell Coffey (1788-1867).  Both are buried in Coffey Cemetery, Ellettsville, Monroe County, Indiana.

He had several siblings:
Alfred Martin Coffey (1807-1836) - buried in Coffey Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Wilkerson Coffey (1809-1809) - his burial site is listed as being unknown.
Albert Coffey (1810-1837) buried in Coffey Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Emily Coffey Curtis (1814-1833) - her burial site is listed as being unknown.
Malena Coffey (1816-1892) buried in Coffey Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Luther Coffey (1818-1850)buried in Coffey Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Rufus Coffey (1820-1886)buried in Coffey Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Miriam Coffey Sanders Buchanan (1822-1885) - buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Infant Coffey (1825-1825) - this burial site is listed as being unknown.
Shelton Coffey (1826-1907) - buried in DeWitt Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas.
Adoniram Judson Coffey (1830-1882)buried in Coffey Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

He was married to Margaret Smith Mayfield (1818-1883).  They were married on November 16, 1836.  She is buried near him in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

They had four children:
Sergeant Copernicus H. Coffey (1840-1864) - buried in Marietta National Cemetery, Cobb County, Georgia.
Susan S. Coffey Ives (1844-1923) - buried in Highland Cemetery, Franklin County, Kansas.
Reverend Theodore Cornelius Coffey (1847-1930) - buried in Linwood Cemetery, Christian County, Illinois.
Sarah B. Coffey Blood (1850-1917) - buried in Highland Cemetery, Franklin County, Kansas.

He was minister of Vernal Baptist Church.  I am not sure exactly where the church was located.  


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Here is the grave for Margaret Smith Coffey Mayfield.

Born: 1818, Kentucky
Died: January 14, 1883, Indiana

She was the daughter of John Smith (1777-1847) and Achsah Belcher Smith (1786-1873).  Her father is buried in the Campbell Smith Cemetery in Monroe County but her mother is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery with her.  I seem to recall that her name is on one of the other sides of the monument.  

She was married twice.  Her first husband was the Reverend Cornelius Coffey (1812-1852).  Together they had four children.  His buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.  Her name is listed on the opposite side of the monument which was erected by their children.  I did not see a separate headstone for her.

They had four children:
Sergeant Copernicus H. Coffey (1840-1864) - buried in Marietta National Cemetery, Cobb County, Georgia.
Susan S. Coffey Ives (1844-1923) - buried in Highland Cemetery, Franklin County, Kansas.
Reverend Theodore Cornelius Coffey (1847-1930) - buried in Linwood Cemetery, Christian County, Illinois.
Sarah B. Coffey Blood (1850-1917) - buried in Highland Cemetery, Franklin County, Kansas.

Her second husband was William Mayfield (1793-1873).  He is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery as well.  I do not believe that they had any children.

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Here we have the grave of William Edward Damrell.

Born: September 10, 1863, Sturgeon, Owsley County, Kentucky
Died: July 4, 1897, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

He was the son of Joseph Damrell (1843-1927) and Phoebe Wright Damrell (1846-1913).  They were married on July 12, 1861 in Campton, Kentucky.  They are both buried in Damrell Cemetery in Berea, Madison County, Kentucky.

He had many siblings:
Sarah E. Damrell Thomas (1866-1928) - buried in Wallaceton Cemetery, Madison County, Kentucky.
Margaret A. Damrell Collins (1868-1904)buried in Wallaceton Cemetery, Madison County, Kentucky.
Susan Damrell Branaman (1870-1938) - buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Marion County, Indiana.
Phoebe J. Damrell (1874-1878) - buried in Damrell Cemetery, Madison County, Kentucky.
Josephine Damrell Conn (1876-1963) - buried in Cartersville Cemetery, Garrard County, Kentucky.
Elizabeth Damrell Ballard (1880-1952) - buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Butler County, Ohio.
Emanuel Damrell (1883-1963) - buried in Damrell Cemetery, Madison County, Kentucky.
Dovie Damrell Eden (1885-1967) - buried in Berea Cemetery, Madison County, Kentucky.
Joseph Damrell (1887-1963) - buried in Cartersville Cemetery, Garrard County, Kentucky.
John Mason Damrell (1890-1931) - buried in Berea Cemetery, Madison County, Kentucky.

He was married to Louisa Belle Thomas Damrell Shaw (1867-1955).  They were married on September 22, 1883 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.  She is buried in Knightridge Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

They had several children:
Curtis Damrell (1884-1938) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Claude Damrell (1886-1888) - buried in Damrell Cemetery, Madison County, Indiana.
Benjamin Harrison Damrell (1889-1939) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Nora Jean Damrell Torr (1891-1982)buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Edward Lee Damrell (1893-1974)buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Dixie Damrell (1895-1897) - buried in Vernal-Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

The date on the headstone and the date on family histories do not match.  It is uncertain which date is actually his birthdate.

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Here we have the grave of John M. Eller.

Born: February 10, 1873
Died: March 30, 1912

There are no other Eller graves in this cemetery, so I am unsure of the connection, if there is one.











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This is the grave of Elizabeth Fox.

Born: August 4, 1836
Died: August 23, 1860

She was the young wife of John D. Fox (?-?).  I am unsure as to where he is buried.











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This is the grave of Mark Hardin.

Born: November 12, 1862
Died: September 6, 1864

He was the young son of J.S. Hardin (?-?) and E.A. Hardin (?-?).  His parents are not buried in this cemetery and I am not sure where they are buried.










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Here we have the grave of Edgar Martin.

Born: December 25, 1863
Died: July 3, 1864

He was the son of the Reverend F.J. Martin (1825-1865) and Lavina Sanders Ritter Martin (?-?).  His father is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, but I am not sure where his mother is buried.

He had at least one brother:
William Martin (1858-1876) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.





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We now stop at the grave of Reverend F.J. Martin.

Born: September 14, 1825
Died: January 8, 1865

He was married to Lavina Sanders Ritter Martin (?-?).  I am unsure as to where she is buried.

I do know that they had at least two sons, who are both buried near their father:
William Martin (1858-1876) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Edgar Martin (1863-1864) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.




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Here we have the grave of Cary P. Mayfield.

Born: January 3, 1854
Died: August 3, 1855

He was the son of Nicholas Smith Mayfield (1816-1888) and Permelia J. Ownley Mayfield (1812-1895).  He is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, while she is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

He had at least one sibling that I have found the name of, but there were at least 7 others:
Julia P. Mayfield Sanders (1848-1899) - buried in Gosport Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.
Spencer C. Mayfield (?-1851) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

To the right you will see his footstone, which I only recently learned about.  Many of the cemeteries that I have visited did not have these stones.  But this particular cemetery had several.  They were placed at the foot of the coffin to indicate where they burial plot ended.

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This is the grave of Denisa Coffey Mayfield.

Born: August 6, 1812, Wilkes County, North Carolina
Died: January 12, 1842

She was the second wife of William Mayfield (1793-1873).  He is buried near her in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

They had at least one child:
Margaret S. Mayfield (1852-1869) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.





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Here we have the grave of Elzaphan Mayfield.

Born: February 22, 1813, Garrard County, Kentucky
Died: March 9, 1834, Monroe County, Indiana

He is the son of Reverend Leroy Mayfield (1791-1851) and Sarah Steen Mayfield (1788-1829).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

He had several siblings:
Nicholas Smith Mayfield (1816-1888) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Tillitha B. Mayfield (1819-1852) buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Ambrose Carlton Mayfield (1820-1888) - buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.
Teresa M. Mayfield (1822-1855) buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Eliza Jane Mayfield Atherton (1833-1911) - buried in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Cass County, Nebraska.
George Washington Mayfield (1838-1922) - buried in Riverview Cemetery, Cass County, Nebraska.

His name has also been spelled Ellsworth S. Mayfield on certain documents.  

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Here we have the grave of Henry W. Mayfield.

Born: November 15, 1846, Indiana
Died: February 6, 1872, Indiana

He was the son of William Mayfield (1793-1873) amd Jane G. Mayfield (1811-1855).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

He had several siblings:
Angelina Proctor Mayfield Berry (1816-1879) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John Davidson Mayfield (1819-1890) - buried in Riverside Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.
Hannah Jane Mayfield Billings (1826-1902) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Christopher Columbus Coffey (1834-1862) - buried in Corinth National Cemetery, Alcorn County, Mississippi.
James M. Coffey (1837-1861) - buried in Stout-Houston Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Henry W. Mayfield (1846-1872) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Jesse W. Mayfield (1844-?) - unknown
Rachel Sophronia Mayfield Crigler (1849-1910) - buried in Iola Cemetery, Allen County, Kansas.

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Here is the grave of Joseph M. Mayfield.

Born: April 15, 1844
Died: December 17, 1864

He had at least one brother:
Leroy S. Mayfield (1841-1870) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

He served in the Civil War having enlisted on March 18, 1864 in the Indiana 22nd Infantry, Company I.  He fought in the Siege of Savannah which took place up until December 21, 1864.  It is possible that he was killed in this battle, but I am unsure.

I believe that pictured to the right is his footstone, though it had been moved and placed up next to his headstone.  This is not uncommon.

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This is the grave of Margaret S. Mayfield.

Born: June 28, 1852
Died: May 9, 1869

He was the son of William Mayfield (1793-1873) and Denisa Coffey Mayfield (1812-1842).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.


Pictured to the right is her footstone.  It is different from many of the others as it is set into a base.  This may have been a repair at one point because the stone had taken some damage.



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Here we have the grave of Leroy S. Mayfield.

Born: July 16, 1841, Monroe County, Indiana
Died: September 22, 1870, Monroe County, Indiana

He enlisted to serve in the Civil War on August 15, 1861 in Company I of the 22nd Indiana Infantry..  He raced through the promotions, from first sergeant to sergeant and then to full corporal.  After that he was promoted to 2nd lieutenant and then to captain.  He mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 in Washington, DC.

He has at least one brother:
Joseph M. Mayfield (1844-1864) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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Here we have the grave of Nicholas Smith Mayfield.

Born: November 24, 1816, Indiana
Died: March 9, 1888, Monroe County, Indiana

He is the son of Reverend Leroy Mayfield (1791-1851) and Sarah Steen Mayfield (1788-1829).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

He has several siblings:
Elzaphan Mayfield (1813-1834) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Tillitha B. Mayfield (1819-1852) buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Ambrose Carlton Mayfield (1820-1888) - buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.
Teresa M. Mayfield (1822-1855) buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Eliza Jane Mayfield Atherton (1833-1911) - buried in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Cass County, Nebraska.
George Washington Mayfield (1838-1922) - buried in Riverview Cemetery, Cass County, Nebraska.

He was married three times.  His first wife was Sarah J. Smith Mayfield (1820-1846).  They were married on July 4, 1836 in Monroe County, Indiana.  She was mother of six children, though I am unsure of any of their names.

His second wife was Mary Ann Dillman Smith Mayfield (1817-1849).  They were married on April 23, 1847.  She is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

They had at least two children:
Julia P. Mayfield Sanders (1848-1899) - buried in Gosport Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.
Spencer C. Mayfield (?-1851) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

His third wife was Permelia J. Ownley Vest Mayfield (1812-1895).  They were married on January 26, 1852.  She is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

They had three known children:
Cary P. Mayfield (1854-1855) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Perry M. Mayfield (1854-1854) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Annetta J. Mayfield (?-?) - unknown.

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This is the grave of Spencer C. Mayfield.

Born: unknown
Died: May 10, 1851

He was the son of Nicholas Smith Mayfield (1816-1888) and Mary Ann Dillman Smith Mayfield (1817-1849). They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.  

He had at least one sister:
Julia P. Mayfield Sanders (1848-1899) - buried in Gosport Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.

His footstone is pictured to the left.



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We now stop at the grave of Susannah M. Borally Mayfield.

Born: July 15, 1793, Montreux, Switzerland
Died: September 1, 1832, Monroe County, Indiana

She was the wife of William Mayfield (1793-1873) who is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery near her.

They had at least three children:
Angelina Proctor Mayfield Berry (1816-1879) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John Davidson Mayfield (1819-1890) - buried in Riverside Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.
Hannah Jane Mayfield Billings (1826-1902) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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Here is the grave of Teresa M. Mayfield.

Born: June 13, 1822, Monroe County, Indiana
Died: July 14, 1855, Monroe County, Indiana

She was the daughter of Reverend Leroy Mayfield (1791-1851) and Sarah Steen Mayfield (1788-1829).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.  

She had several siblings:
Elzaphan Mayfield (1813-1834) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Nicholas Smith Mayfield (1816-1888) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Tillitha B. Mayfield (1819-1852) buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Ambrose Carlton Mayfield (1820-1888) - buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.
Eliza Jane Mayfield Atherton (1833-1911) - buried in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Cass County, Nebraska.
George Washington Mayfield (1838-1922) - buried in Riverview Cemetery, Cass County, Nebraska.

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Here is the grave of Tillitha B. Mayfield.

Born: February 13, 1819, Indiana
Died: October 5, 1852, Indiana

She was the daughter of Reverend Leroy Mayfield (1791-1851) and Sarah Steen Mayfield (1788-1829).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.  

She had several siblings:
Elzaphan Mayfield (1813-1834) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Nicholas Smith Mayfield (1816-1888) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Ambrose Carlton Mayfield (1820-1888) - buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.
Teresa M. Mayfield (1822-1855) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Eliza Jane Mayfield Atherton (1833-1911) - buried in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Cass County, Nebraska.
George Washington Mayfield (1838-1922) - buried in Riverview Cemetery, Cass County, Nebraska.

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Here is the grave of William Mayfield.

Born: July 7, 1793, Garrard County, Kentucky
Died: April 10, 1873, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

He was married four times.  His first wife was Susannah M. Borally Mayfield (1793-1832).  She is buried near him in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

They had at least three children:
Angelina Proctor Mayfield Berry (1816-1879) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John Davidson Mayfield (1819-1890) - buried in Riverside Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.
Hannah Jane Mayfield Billings (1826-1902) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

His second wife was Denisa Coffey Mayfield (1812-1842).  She is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

They had at least one child:
Margaret S. Mayfield (1852-1869) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

His third wife was Jane Coffey Mayfield (1811-1855).  She is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery near him.

They had five children:
Christopher Columbus Coffey (1834-1862) - buried in Corinth National Cemetery, Alcorn County, Mississippi.
James M. Coffey (1837-1861) - buried in Stout-Houston Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Henry W. Mayfield (1846-1872) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Jesse W. Mayfield (1844-?) - unknown
Rachel Sophronia Mayfield Crigler (1849-1910) - buried in Iola Cemetery, Allen County, Kansas.

His fourth wife was Margaret Coffey Smith Mayfield (1818-1883).  She is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

I do not believe that they had any children, though she did have a child from her previous marriage.

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Here we have the grave of James H. Pettus.

Born: 1843
Died: October 8, 1862

He enlisted as a Private in the 22nd Indiana Infantry, Company I, on August 15, 1861.  He was killed in the Battle of Perryville when his company was fired upon by the ranks of Confederate General Polk.  

The inscription on the headstone says:
"James H. Pettus of Co. I 22 Ind. Reg. Killed at Perryville, Ky. October 8, 1862, Aged 19 yrs."

Below him on the headstone is that of Samuel Pettus.

Born: January 16, 1804
Died: September 1, 1885

He was the husband of Martha B. Pettus (1810-1895).  She is also buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery. 

I believe that Samuel and Martha were James' parents.

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Here is the grave of Mary J. Pettus.

Born: August 3, 1834
Died: November 15, 1917

Her name is on the opposite side of Martha's grave, therefore I believe that Martha B. Pettus (1810-1895) and Samuel Pettus (1804-1885) are her parents.

That would make James H. Pettus (1843-1862) her brother.  







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Here we have the grave of Lavina Sanders Knox Ritter.

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

She was the wife of F.M. Ritter (?-?).  I am unsure as to his name or where he is buried.











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Here is the grave of Fariba Sanders.

Born: September 22, 1780, Fairfield County, South Carolina
Died: 1866, Monroe County, Indiana

She was the daughter of Henry B. Sanders (1751-1834) and Theodocia Dica Blake Sanders (1761-1841).  Both are buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.  

She had several siblings:
Joseph Sanders (1782-1854) - buried in Mount Horeb Baptist Cemetery, Orange County, Indiana.
Morning Shahawna Sanders Inman (1785-1831) - buried in Old Inman Graveyard, Whitley County, Kentucky (she is listed as being one quarter Cherokee Indian; it is also possible that she died as early as 1814, though I believe that is in question).
Priscilla Sanders Inman (1787-1830) - buried in Indian Creek Primitive Church Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.
Henry B. Sanders (1790-1852) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John Sanders (1792-1847) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Wright Sanders (1795-1838) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

She never married and lived with her parents.  

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Here is the grave of Francis M. Sanders.

Born: October 26, 1839
Died: March 14, 1863

He was the son of Henry Sanders (1817-1880) and Nancy Pindel Sanders (1820-1900).  Both are buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

He was the husband of Jane Sanders Sanders (1844-?).  They were married on October 11, 1860.  She is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

He had seven siblings:
Wright Sanders (1837-1862) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana. 
James Aaron Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Lucinda Jane Sanders Crouch (1845-1918) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Nathan Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Margaret Susannah Sanders (?-?) - unknown 
William David Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Joseph Henry Sanders (?-?) - unknown

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We now stop at the grave of Reverend Henry B. Sanders, Sr.

Born: October 26, 1751, Northampton County, North Carolina
Died: February 13, 1834, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

He was married to Theodocia Dice Blake Sanders (1761-1841).  She is buried next to him in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

They had several children:
Fariba Sanders (1780-1866) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Joseph Sanders (1782-1854) - buried in Mount Horeb Baptist Cemetery, Orange County, Indiana.
Morning Shahawna Sanders Inman (1785-1831) - buried in Old Inman Graveyard, Whitley County, Kentucky (she is listed as being one quarter Cherokee Indian; it is also possible that she died as early as 1814, though I believe that is in question).
Priscilla Sanders Inman (1787-1830) - buried in Indian Creek Primitive Church Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.
Henry B. Sanders (1790-1852) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John Sanders (1792-1847) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Wright Sanders (1795-1838) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

There is a wonderful, long inscription on his headstone:
"A soldier in the Revolutionary War; volunteered in Fairfield County, South Carolina in 1776; served under Gen. Green; Captured at the Battle of Rock Mount but escaped; service ended at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781; afterward lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana; was a Baptist Preacher forty years."

His family were originally Quakers, but switched to being Baptist to fight in the war.  He enlisted in the South Carolina militia under Captains Lewis and Bayliss, as well as General Greene.  The count of his birth has been listed as Perquimans County, North Carolina on other records.

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We now find ourselves at the grave of Henry B. Sanders, Jr.

Born: April 28, 1790
Died: November 1, 1852

He was the son of Reverend Henry B. Sanders, Sr (1751-1834) and Theodocia Dica Blake Sanders (1761-1841).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

He had several siblings:
Fariba Sanders (1780-1866) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Joseph Sanders (1782-1854) - buried in Mount Horeb Baptist Cemetery, Orange County, Indiana.
Morning Shahawna Sanders Inman (1785-1831) - buried in Old Inman Graveyard, Whitley County, Kentucky (she is listed as being one quarter Cherokee Indian; it is also possible that she died as early as 1814, though I believe that is in question).
Priscilla Sanders Inman (1787-1830) - buried in Indian Creek Primitive Church Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.
John Sanders (1792-1847) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Wright Sanders (1795-1838) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

He was married to Susannah Inman Sanders (1795-1852).  She is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.  

They had ten children:
Thomas Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Nancy Sanders Hazel (1812-1876) - buried in Clover Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Joseph B. Sanders (1813-1890) - buried in Dixie Cemetery, Walla Walla County, Washington.
Elijah Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Priscilla Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Levica "Dicy" Sanders (?-?) - unknown
John B. Sanders (1824-1884) - buried in Union Cemetery, Decatur County, Iowa.
George H. Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Elizabeth Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Malinda Sanders (?-?) - unknown

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This is the grave of Jabes R. Sanders.

Born: June 1859
Died: June 29, 1859

He was the son of Leroy M. Sanders (?-1890) and Frances A. Vest Sanders (1834-1898).  They are both buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

He had at least two siblings:
Beatrice Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Mrs. Avis Milam (?-?) - unknown (I am not sure of her name; this name comes from an obituary source)



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Here is the grave of Jessie D. Sanders.

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

This is probably a locally carved family headstone.  It is very nicely done.  There is a colon after Jessie's name "Jessie: D Sanders".  I don't know if that has any significance or not.









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Here is the grave of John Sanders, Jr.

Born: January 20, 1824
Died: October 1, 1851

He was the son of John Sanders (1792-1847) and Nancy Briscoe Sanders (1798-1874).  They were married on may 9, 1811 in Tennessee They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

He had several siblings:
Joseph Sanders (1812-?) - unknown
Rachel Sanders (1814-?) - unknown
Isom Wright Sanders (1816-1905) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Luke William Sanders (1819-1896) - buried in Methodist Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Riley Sanders (1822-1860) - buried in Sanders Cemetery, Clarke County, Iowa
Matilda Sanders Buchanan (1826-?) - unknown
Leroy M. Sanders (1827-?) - unknown
Nancy Minervia Sanders Knox (1829-?) - unknown 
Marion Sanders (1832-?) - unknown
Washington Sanders (1834-1848) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Lavinia Sanders Martin (1836-?) - unknown
Madison Sanders (1838-1841) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

He was married twice.  His first wife was Elizabeth Conn (?-?).  She is buried somewhere in Iowa having died of injuries in an Indian attack.

They had two children:
Madison Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Daughter Sanders (?-?) - there is no known burial location, though it is possibly somewhere in Iowa.

His second wife was Miriam Coffey Sanders Buchanan (1822-1885).  She is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

They had one son:
Newell Sanders (1850-1939) - buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Hamilton County, Tennessee (he became a Senator in Tennessee)

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Here is the grave of Joseph Henry Sanders.

Born: December 25, 1856
Died: April 16, 1886

He was the son of Wright Sanders (?-?) and Nancy Pindel Sanders (1820-1900).  I can not find a marriage between these two, so I am not sure if this is correct.

He was married to Hulda Catherine Burks Crews (1858-1928) on February 27, 1876 in Greene County, Indiana.  She is buried in Liberty Cemetery in Hendricksville, Greene County, Indiana.

They had the following children:
Ertie Aaron Sanders (?-?) - unknown
William David Sanders (?-?) -unknown
Bertha Inez Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Jesse Frank Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Robert T. Sanders (?-?) - unknown

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We now stop at the grave of Lucinda J. Sanders Crouch.

Born: April 12, 1845
Died: April 26, 1918

She was the daughter of Henry Sanders (1817-1880) and Nancy Pindel Sanders (1820-1900).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

She had seven siblings:
Wright Sanders (1837-1862) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana. 
Francis Marion Sanders (1839-1863) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
James Aaron Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Nathan Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Margaret Susannah Sanders (?-?) - unknown 
William David Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Joseph Henry Sanders (?-?) - unknown

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Here is have the grave of Mary "Polly" Fritz Sanders.

Born: 1795, North Carolina
Died: September 25, 1868, Monroe County, Indiana

She was married to Wright Sanders (1795-1838).  He is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery as well.

They had several children:
Nathan Sanders (?-?) - unknown 
James Wright Sanders (1819-?) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana. (he served in the Civil War).
Henry Sanders (1817-1880) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Faraby Sanders Eller (1821-1906) - buried in Headings Chapel Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.
Dicy Sanders Coffey (1824-1900) - buried in DeWitt Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas.
Lucinda Sanders Brown (1825-1904) - buried in Brown Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.
David Sanders (1828-1852) -  buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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Here is the grave of Nancy Briscoe Sanders.

Born: January 2, 1798, Hawkins County, Tennessee
Died: March 8, 1874

She was the wife of John Sanders (1792-1847).  They were married on Mary 9, 1811.   He is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery near her.

They had thirteen children in all:
Joseph Sanders (1812-?) - unknown
Rachel Sanders (1814-?) - unknown
Isom Wright Sanders (1816-1905) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Luke William Sanders (1819-1896) - buried in Methodist Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Riley Sanders (1822-1860) - buried in Sanders Cemetery, Clarke County, Iowa
Matilda Sanders Buchanan (1826-?) - unknown
Leroy M. Sanders (1827-?) - unknown
Nancy Minervia Sanders Knox (1829-?) - unknown 
Marion Sanders (1832-?) - unknown
Washington Sanders (1834-1848) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Lavinia Sanders Martin (1836-?) - unknown
Madison Sanders (1838-1841) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

The inscription on the headstone states that her grandmother Lettie Lettington escpaed from Ireland during the reign of Bloody Mary by feigning deafness.

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Here we have the grave of Robie T. Sanders.

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

I am unsure of the relation of any of this Sander to any of the others.











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We now stop at the grave of Susannah Inman Sanders.

Born: May 12, 1795, Sullivan County, Tennessee
Died: December 29, 1852, Monroe County, Indiana

She was the daughter of Elisha Inman (1750-1815) and Hannah Morgan Inman (1755-?).  They burial site is listed an unknown.  Elisha Inman, Sr. was a Revolutionary War Veteran.

She had several siblings:
Elisha Inman (1777-1851) - buried in Old Inman Graveyard, Whitley County, Kentucky.
Thomas Inman (1785-1835) - buried in Indian Creek Primitive Church Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.
John Inman (1791-1868) - buried in Indian Creek, Primitive Church Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.

She was the wife of Henry B. Sanders (1790-1852).  He is buried near her in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery in Monroe County.

They had ten children in all:
Thomas Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Nancy Sanders Hazel (1812-1876) - buried in Clover Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Joseph B. Sanders (1813-1890) - buried in Dixie Cemetery, Walla Walla County, Washington.
Elijah Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Priscilla Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Levica "Dicy" Sanders (?-?) - unknown
John B. Sanders (1824-1884) - buried in Union Cemetery, Decatur County, Iowa.
George H. Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Elizabeth Sanders (?-?) - unknown
Malinda Sanders (?-?) - unknown

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Here we have the grave of William Martin.

Born: May 30, 1858
Died: April 26, 1876

He was the son of the Reverend F.J. Martin (1825-1865) and Lavina Sanders Martin Ritter (?-?).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

He had at least one brother:
Edgar Martin (1863-1864) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.






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We now come to the grave of Wright Sanders.

Born: September 12, 1837
Died: August 6, 1862

He was the son of Joseph Sanders (1813-1890) and Sarah Fritts Sanders (1815-1878).  They are both buried in Dixie Cemetery, Walla Walla County, Washington.

He had many siblings:
John Sanders (1832-1908) - his burial place is unknown and in fact may have been destroyed.
Henry Sanders (1834-1836) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Lucy Jane Sanders Goodwin (1837-1921) - buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla County, Washington.
Nancy Malinda Sanders Fix (1843-1920) buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla County, Washington.
Sarah Elizabeth Sanders Rohn (1848-1872) - buried in Lyons Creek Cemetery, Walla Walla County, Washington.
James Madison Sanders (1850-1921) - buried in Woodland Cemetery, Spokane County, Washington.
Joseph A. Wright Sanders (1850-1855) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana. (he is listed as having died of scarlet fever).
Mary Catherine Sanders (1853-1853) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Franklin P. Sanders (1854-1886) - buried in Dixie Cemetery, Walla Walla County, Washington.

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Here is the grave of Wright Sanders.

Born: November 11, 1795, Knox County, Kentucky
Died: July 1, 1838, Monroe County, Indiana

He was the won of Henry B. Sanders (1751-1834) and Theodocia Dica Blake Sanders (1761-1841).  They are both buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.  Henry was a Revolutionary War Veteran.

He had several siblings:
Fariba Sanders (1780-1866) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Joseph Sanders (1782-1854) - buried in Mount Horeb Baptist Cemetery, Orange County, Indiana.
Morning Shahawna Sanders Inman (1785-1831) - buried in Old Inman Graveyard, Whitley County, Kentucky (she is listed as being one quarter Cherokee Indian; it is also possible that she died as early as 1814, though I believe that is in question).
Priscilla Sanders Inman (1787-1830) - buried in Indian Creek Primitive Church Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.
Henry B. Sanders (1790-1852) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
John Sanders (1792-1847) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

He was married to Mary Fritz Sanders (1795-1868).  She is buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

They had several children:
Nathan Sanders (?-?) - unknown 
James Wright Sanders (1819-?) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana. (he served in the Civil War).
Henry Sanders (1817-1880) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Faraby Sanders Eller (1821-1906) - buried in Headings Chapel Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.
Dicy Sanders Coffey (1824-1900) - buried in DeWitt Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas.
Lucinda Sanders Brown (1825-1904) - buried in Brown Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.
David Sanders (1828-1852) -  buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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Here we have the grave of William W. Vest.

Born: May 31, 1803
Died: December 31, 1851

There are no other Vest burials in this cemetery, so I am unsure of the relation.











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Here we have the grave of Sarah M. Waggener.

Born: August 16, 1840
Died: December 11, 1870

She was the daughter of Luke William Sanders (1819-1896) and Mary S. Stansbury Sanders (1821-1901).  He is buried in Methodist Cemetery in Ellettsville, Monroe County, Indiana, while his wife was buried in Gosport Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana.

She was married to Thomas H. Waggener (1837-1917), though I do not believe that she was his only wife.  I believe that he is buried with his thrid wife at Richland Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.  It is likely that she was his second wife and buried here with her family when she passed away.

They had three children, though I am unsure of their names.

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Our final stop is at the grave of Charlotte F. Welch.

Born: April 4, 1837
Died: February 18, 1873

She was married to G.W. Welch (?-?).  I am unsure as to what his name was or where he is buried.

She had one child:
Samuel D. Welch (1868-1869) - buried in Vernal Mayfield Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.  (he is listed as having died of a lung fever).

Below her name is that of Mary Pettus.

Born: 1833
Died: October 13, 1860.

I believe that Charlotte may be the daughter of Martha Pettus (1810-1895) and Samuel Pettus (1804-1885), whose names are listed on the other side of the monument.

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After I took the above photos, we set to work.  There were several headstones that needed resetting and repairing.  My daughter and I were happy to get working.  

 The second headstone in the photo on the left was leaning terribly, sunk half way down into the dirt.  We pulled it out and set it straighter.  On the right, one of the other volunteers is cleaning the base of a stone so that it can be epoxied to the base.









On the left is the headstone of Alonzo Mayfield.  It was buried face down in the dirt.  My daughter and I pulled it out and cleaned it the best that we could.  On the right, my daughter is cleaning the headstone of the Revolutionary War Soldier, Henry Sanders.  The stone is in fine condition though it was lichen covered in many places.


 Here my daughter is happily helping to set get putty read to reset the Pettus monument which had been in danger of sliding off of its base.  One the right, she is cleaning the base for a headstone so that it can be epoxied together.

 Here some of the other volunteers are resetting a larger headstone on a base.  It was tipped over at a great angel and it took much work digging out and setting it right.  On the right, the are preparing to set the monument headstone for the Pettus family.








It takes a lot of work to reset the headstones when they are toppled over.  Many of them weight hundreds of pounds.




                                                                                                              The act of resetting a large monument is hard work.  We used a wench and movable crane to lift the headstones.  It took much work to keep the headstone/monument steady as it was lifted.  Between each block, we added putty to steady it.
 















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I hope that you have enjoyed your visit to Vernal Mayfield Cemetery.

If you have any questions or information, please let me know.

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