Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Rose Hill Cemetery Re-Visit

Today's Walk Through the Tombstones is a re-visit to Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana.  We stopped by to take a look for some headstones for a request, but to no avail.  We plan to do a little more research and head back over there to take a look.  But, while we were there, I took a few pictures of some headstones that I may or may not have taken the last time.  Rose Hill is a natural choice for a re-visit as there are 12,000 interments, or more, and I rarely seem to take the same picture twice.

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 Our first stop is at the grave of George Washington Corsaw.

Born: June 28, 1844, Indiana
Died: July 16, 1848, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

He was the son of Jesse DeCoursey (1813-1901) and Catharine Mest DeCoursey (1819-1884).  They are both buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan.  Records show that Jesse and his brother, William, worked as slave catchers while in Indiana.

He had several siblings:
Sarah DeCoursey Huntington (1839-1866) -  buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton County, Michigan
Julia Corsaw (1842-1854) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Homer Duane Corsaw (1846-?) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Mary E. DeCoursey Mead (1848-1918) - buried in Riverside Cemetery, Barry County, Michigan
Samuel Decoursey (1850-1910) - buried in Riverside Cemetery, Barry County, Michigan
Jerome DeCoursey (1855-1925) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton County, Michigan
Frank Eugene DeCoursey (1859-1921) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton County, Michigan

I find it interesting that the children that were buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana all had the last name spelled "Corsaw".  I wonder what the reasoning was behind that.

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Here we have the grave of Johnathan Corsaw.

Born: June 4, 1816, Newton Falls, Trumball County, Ohio
Died: December 25, 1844, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

He was the son of Johnathon Corsaw (1788-1861) and Elizabeth Prigmoe Corsaw (1797-1862).   They are both buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana.

He had at least two siblings:
Jesse DeCoursey (1813-1901) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton County, Michigan.
Elizabeth DeCoursey Hover (1814-?) - unknown
Sarah DeCoursey (1815-?) - unknown
James DeCoursey (?-?) - unknown
William Corsaw (1821-1860) - unknown cemetery in Porter County, Indiana
Cynthia Corsaw Mershon (1824-1885) - buried in Eastern Cemetery, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Henry Corsaw (1826-?) - unknown
Mary Corsaw (1832-?) - unknown

He was married to Euphema DeCoursey (?-1860).  I am unsure as to where she is buried.

It says at the bottom of the headstone, Euphema, "my daughter sleeps at my side".  I have no information about her birth or death.

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Here we have the grave of David Green Headley.

Born: August 5, 1868, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Died: October 30, 1868, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

He was the son of Benjamin Franklin Headley (1822-1886) and Eunice Elizabeth Morse Headley (1825-1908).  They were married on December 25, 1842 in Monroe County, Ohio.  They are buried together in Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Indiana.

He had many siblings:
James Manley Headley (1844-1908) - buried in New South Park Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana.
Isaac Wilson Headley (1846-1940) - buried in Londonderry Cemetery, Ross County, Ohio.
Hillary Delong Headley (1848-1932) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Marcellus Justice Headley (1849-1921) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Mary Ohio Headley Hinkle (1852-1923) - buried in Bethel Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
William Glines Headley (?-?) - unknown
Hamlin Shaw Headley (1855-1917) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Harriet Virginia Headley Andrews (1858-1932) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Charles Ellsworth Headley (1860-1941) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Emma Louise Headley (?-?) - unknown
Benjamin Franklin Headley (1866-1931) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (cemetery records indicate that his body is buried in the back of the cemetery due to the close proximity of the road).

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Here we have the grave of Mary E. Hughes.

Born: August 26, 1847
Died: September 17, 1866

She was the daughter of James Hughes (1823-1873) and Mary W. Hughes (1817-1878).  They are both buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana.  As a side note of interest, her father, James, was a US Congressman.  He represented Indiana's 3rd District in the US House of Representatives.  He served from 1857-1859.  He was also a Judge of the US Court of Claims in 1860, a Member of the Indiana State House of Representatives from 1866-1868 and a Member of the Indiana State Senate from 1868-1869.

She had at least one other sibling:
James Hughes (1849-1878) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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We now stop at the grave of J.S. Smith Hunter.

Born:  1823, Ripley County, Indiana
Died: September 17, 1876, Bloomington, Indiana

He was the son of John O. Hunter (1792-1866) and Polly Mary Smith Hunter (1802-1865).  They were married on December 16, 1821 and they are buried together in Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana.

He had eleven siblings, though I have not been able to learn all of their names:
Eliza Ann Bernard Hunter Francis (1823-1881) - buried in Cliff Hill Cemetery, Ripley County, Indiana.
Morton Craig Hunter (1825-1896) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (he was a Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General and US Congressman)
George Washington Hunter (1827-1903) -  buried in Spring Grover Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio.
David Toolwiler Hunter (1829-1879) - buried in Cliff Hill Cemetery, Ripley County, Indiana.
Eli Dorsey Hunter (1831-1890) - buried in Cliff Hill Cemetery, Ripley County, Indiana.
Melvina Hunter Taylor (1834-1898) - buried in Cliff Hill Cemetery, Ripley County, Indiana.
Alford German Hunter (1839-1911) - buried in Cliff Hill Cemetery, Ripley County, Indiana.
Charles Newton Hunter (1842-1914) - buried in Cliff Hill Cemetery, Ripley County, Indiana.
Cromwell Orrick Hunter (1846-1847) - buried in Cliff Hill Cemetery, Ripley County, Indiana.

He was married, though I am unsure of his wife's name, her initials were D. D. Hunter (?-?).  I have not yet learned where she was buried.

He did have one known child:
Lannes T. Hunter (1861-1864) -  buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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This is the grave of Judah Little.

Born: unknown
Died: August 17, 1885

I am unsure as to the names of his family.












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Here we have several different names.  The first is Anna M. Bunger.

Born: December 24, 1832
Died: August 26, 1880, Indiana

She was the wife of M.E. Bunger (?-?).  I am unsure of her relationship to the McKinley's who are listed below her or where her husband is buried.

Next is Francis McKinley.

Born: 1858
Died: April 7, 1879, Indiana

He was married to Jane McKinley (1840-1906).  Her name is listed below his on the monument at Rose Hill Cemetery.


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Here we have the grave of Mildred Mershon.

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

There is no information whatsoever on her headstone.  The fern symbolizes humility and sincerity.











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Here is the grave of Sergeant John Chalmers Orchard.

Born:  1841
Died: June 26. 1881

He served in the Civil War in the 54th Indiana Regiment, Company A.  He enlisted in Bloomington, Indiana on Mary 3 1862 and mustered out on October 4, 1862.  He enlisted in Bloomington, Indiana a second time on September 17, 1863 in the 117th Indiana Infantry, Company I.  He mustered out of service in late February 1864 after having transferred to Field and Staff.  He was listed as having the rank of Sergeant Major.

He was married to Martha Helen Stuart Orchard (?-?).  I am unsure as to where she is buried.

He had at least one child:
Martha Orchard Malott (1871-1953) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

His headstone is a metal one. I believe that it is made of zinc.

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Here we have the grave of Alfred Patton.

Born: October 10, 1834
Died: unknown















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This is the grave of Benjamin Franklin Patton.

Born: September 6, 1832
Died: July 13, 1856















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Here is the grave of Robert R. Strong.

Born: September 1, 1842
Died: April 3, 1924, Monroe County, Indiana

He was married to Sarah L, Voss Strong (1851-1925).  She is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana near him.

They had at least one child:
Lee Voss Strong (1879-1923) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (his cause of death was listed as high blood pressure)

He served in the Civil War in the 31st Indiana Regiment, Company G.  He entered into service on September 20, 1861 and mustered out of service on December 5, 1865.  He particpated in many battles including Kennesaw Mountain, Resaca, Stone River and others.

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Here we have a large stone monument with several different names listed, though I am not sure of the connection.

The first is Louise A Swift.

Born: 1867
Died: 1963

She was the daughter of George Finley (1835-1899) and Kate Finley (1840-1906).  They are both buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana.

The next side shows an Infant Son & Daughter.

They were the children of D.C. Smith (?-?) and L.A. Smith (?-?).  The son was born on June 9, 1886 (?) and the daughter on October 25, 1889 (?).  The dates are little difficult to read.  I am not sure where their parents were married.

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Our last stop is at the grave of William Rose.

Born: June 24, 1801, Hoosick, Rensselaer County, New York.
Died: February 6, 1863

He was married to Almira Wheeler Rose.  Her name is listed below his on the tree headstone.  

Born: July 2, 1807, Salem, New York
Died: December 10, 1867, Bloomington, Indiana








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I hope that you have enjoyed your re-visit to Rose Hill Cemetery.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Visit the listing at Find-A-Grave.












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