Thursday, October 25, 2018

Friendship Cemetery

Today's Walk Through the Tombstones is at Friendship Cemetery in Brown County, Indiana, though it is also listed as being in Monroe County, Indiana.


GPS Coordinates: 39.12231, -86.39762

This cemetery was rather difficult to get to, but we made it there on this cloudy, fall day.  I recommend for anyone that wants to head out to this location to be aware that it is near Northfork Wildlife Refuge/Stillwater Marsh and the roads are prone to flooding as the water's edge does come right up to the road.  The day that we were there it was dry and partly cloudy, so we didn't have to worry about  it, but there were signs noting that the roads could flood.  The roads are gravel and very narrow and rutted in some places.  Just past the cemetery, on our way to another location, we found that the roads were far too steep to make it up, so we had to perform a rather tedious and time consuming turn around to get back out.  

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Our first stop is at Laurentine Bartlett.
Born: October 31, 1818, Pennsylvania (or maybe New York)
Died: June 27, 1896, Indiana

He was the son of Josiah Bartlett (1767-1856) and Anna Latham Bartlett (1776-1832).  He was born in Connecticut and she was from Vermont, but they are both buried in New Haven Cemetery in Hamilton County, Ohio.  

He had a few siblings:
Latham S. Bartlett (1799-1862) - buried in New Haven Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio
William H. Bartlett (1806-1884) - buried in New Haven Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio
David Bartlett (1808-1870) - buried in New Haven Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio

He was married to Lydia Waldren Bartlett (1827-1903).  Her grave is pictured here.  According to her obituary she died at her home from a complication of diseases.  It also lists that she was the mother of four children, assuming that this only is mentioning the living ones.  I also believe that Amasa/Anaca Bartlett (whose headstone says A. Bartlett) is actually George America Amsey Bartlett and he probably went by Amsey in life.  

They had several children:
Matilda A. Bartlett Payne (1850-1922) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Lucy E. Bartlett (1852-1908) - burial unknown
Amasa/Anaca Bartlett (1855-1934) - buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Travis County, Texas
Sarah A. Bartlett (1857-1864) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
George America Amsey Bartlett (1865-?) - burial unknown, though I believe that this may actually be Amasa/Anaca Bartlett.
William Henry Bartlett (1866-1942) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

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Our next stop is at the grave of Melvin Brock.
Born: February 15, 1909, Monroe County, Indiana
Died: April 17, 1909, Monroe County, Indiana

He was the infant son of Charles A. Brock (1884-1958) and Florence A. Stevens Brock (1886-1930).    They are both buried in Knightridge Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

He would have had at least one sibling has he survived:
Velma Mae Brock Stump (1921-2004) - buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Wabash County, Indiana

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Here we have the grave of Hannah H. Vint Butcher.
Born: September 23, 1862, Monroe County, Indiana
Died: April 23, 1886, Monroe County, Indiana

She was the daughter of John Thomas Vint (1816-1904) and Lucy Ann Wagaman Vint (1824-1900).  They are both buried in Friendship Cemetery nearby, but their graves are marked with simple unadorned field stones.  According to John's obituary dated January 19, 1904 in the Bloomington Evening World, he was a pioneer of the county having been born in Kentucky.  He was a farmer in life and had lived in Monroe County most of his life.  His funeral was held at Friendship Church in Salt Creek Township.  Her obituary, dated February 20, 1900, states that she died of pneumonia at her home eight miles southeast of the city.  Her funeral was held at the Friendship Church as well.

She had many siblings:
Mary L. Vint Elgar (1847-1932) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Joshua Devine "Vine" Vint (1848-1912) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Sarah J. Vint (1851-1858) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Cynthia E. Shields Vint Alexander (1854-1936) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
John E. Vint (1855-1921) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Catharine E. Vint (1859-1890) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Amanda Lucy Vint Shields (1860-1941) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Florance L. Vint (1865-1883) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

She was the wife of William A Butcher (1860-1922).  They were married on September 19, 1880.  He is buried in Clear Creek Cemetery with his second wife, Mary J. Butcher.

She died of consumption (tuberculosis) at the age of 23.  There were no children born to them.

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Our next stop is at that of Harley M. Butcher.
Born: June 14, 1890
Died: July 23, 1891

He was the infant son of Jasper Newton Butcher (1852-1917) and Martha Jane Hancock Butcher (1856-1934).  He was buried in Knightridge Cemetery, but she was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, both in Monroe County, Indiana.  Her name shares a headstone with her daughter Maude.

Had he survived, he would have had several siblings:
Mary Jane Butcher Brinegar (1880-1960) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ola G. Butcher Brown (1883-1950) - buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana
Agnes M. Butcher Watson (1884-1976) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Maude Butcher (1888-1910) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (died of tuberculosis)
David Albert Butcher (1892-1973) - buried in Bethany Cemetery, Daviess County, Indiana
Elizabeth Ices Butcher Breedlove (1895-1973) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana.

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Now we stop at the grave of Abraham Chestnut.
Born: May 26, 1820, Kentucky
Died: February 14, 1905, Monroe County, Indiana

I am unsure as to who his parents were or the names of any siblings.

He was married to Hylie Ann Hudlin Chestnut (1832-1917).  Her name is shown below his on the headstone.

She was the daughter of David Hudlin (1795-1828), North Carolina, and Mary Mock Hudlin (1796-1899), North Carolina.  I have no information on where they are buried.












Abraham and Hylie had twelve children that I have found reference to:
Mary Jane Chestnut Peterson (1851-1921) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Benjamin A. Chestnut (1851-1934) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (he died from being struck by an automobile)
George W. Chestnut (1855-1856) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
C. Florence Chestnut (1856-1857) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
William T. Chestnut (1858-1863) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Martha Alice Chestnut Shaw (1860-1942) - buried in Deckard Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
Nancy Isabelle Chestnut Crouch (1861-1931) - buried in Hadley Friends Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
John Obe Chestnut (1864-1866) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Clara Chestnut (1866-1866) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (her name is listed below her parents)
James M. Chestnut (1867-1937) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ida May Chestnut Bender (1869-1941) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Edward Chestnut (1871-1871) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (his name is listed below his parents)
Edgar Chestnut (1871-1871) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (possibly the same as Edward, maybe a middle name)
David Samuel Chestnut (1875-1961) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana











These stones are in line with the MOTHER and FATHER stones.  Edgar contradicts the name on the headstone which should be Edward but actually says EDWAD. 

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Here we have the field stone for Abby Chestnut.
Born: June 6, 1880
Died: November 11, 1881

She was the infant daughter of Benjamin A. Chestnut (1851-1934) and Sarah Alice Stephenson Burns (1855-1936).  They were married in 1876 and it was possible that she married again even though she passed away only two years after her husband.  He died rather suddenly when he walked in front of a vehicle and is buried nearby in Friendship Cemetery.  His wife is buried in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.
Laura Chestnut field stone


She had several siblings:
Lee Chestnut (?-1984) - buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Clermont County, Ohio
Abraham Chestnut (?-?) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Annie Chestnut (?-?) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Laura Chestnut (1876-1876) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Lida Chestnut field stone


Lida E. Chestnut (1877-1897) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.
Mary Chestnut (1882-1882) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Thomas W. Chestnut (1884-1961) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
James O. Chestnut (1886-1974) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana





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Here is the grave of George W. Chestnut.
Born: December 24, 1855
Died: January 1856

He was the newborn son of Abraham Chestnut (1820-1905) and Hylie Ann Hudlin Chestnut (1832-1917).  They were both buried nearby in Friendship Cemetery.

He would have had many sibling had he survived:
Mary Jane Chestnut Peterson (1851-1921) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Benjamin A. Chestnut (1851-1934) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (he died from being struck by an automobile)
C. Florence Chestnut (1856-1857) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
William T. Chestnut (1858-1863) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Martha Alice Chestnut Shaw (1860-1942) - buried in Deckard Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
Nancy Isabelle Chestnut Crouch (1861-1931) - buried in Hadley Friends Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
John Obe Chestnut (1864-1866) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Clara Chestnut (1866-1866) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (her name is listed below her parents)
James M. Chestnut (1867-1937) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ida May Chestnut Bender (1869-1941) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Edward Chestnut (1871-1871) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (his name is listed below his parents)
Edgar Chestnut (1871-1871) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (possibly the same as Edward, maybe a middle name)
David Samuel Chestnut (1875-1961) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

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Here is the grave of C. Florence Chestnut.
Born: November 12, 1856
Died: February 1857

She was the newborn child of Abraham Chestnut (1820-1905) and Hylie Ann Hudlin Chestnut (1832-1917).  They were both buried nearby in Friendship Cemetery.

She would have had many siblings had she survived:
Mary Jane Chestnut Peterson (1851-1921) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Benjamin A. Chestnut (1851-1934) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (he died from being struck by an automobile)
George W. Chestnut (1855-1856) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
William T. Chestnut (1858-1863) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Martha Alice Chestnut Shaw (1860-1942) - buried in Deckard Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
Nancy Isabelle Chestnut Crouch (1861-1931) - buried in Hadley Friends Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
John Obe Chestnut (1864-1866) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Clara Chestnut (1866-1866) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (her name is listed below her parents)
James M. Chestnut (1867-1937) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ida May Chestnut Bender (1869-1941) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Edward Chestnut (1871-1871) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (his name is listed below his parents)
Edgar Chestnut (1871-1871) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (possibly the same as Edward, maybe a middle name)
David Samuel Chestnut (1875-1961) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

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We now stop at the grave of F.M. Fleener.
Born: August 2, 1852 (or 1857)
Died: May 28, 1860

He was the son of Abraham D. Fleener (1834-1885) and Elizabeth Bales /Bayles Fleener (1831-?).  They are probably buried in Illinois, but as of yet, I haven't located a burial site for them.

He had several siblings:
Ruth Ann Fleener Terrell (1852-1911) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Noah Jasper Fleener (1855-?) - burial unknown
William Fleener (1860-?) - burial unknown
Abraham A. Fleener (1861-1933) - buried in Bourbon Cemetery, Douglas County, Illinois (buried in an unmarked grave)
Sarah Catherine Fleener (1866-1866) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Josa Glines Fleener (1867-?) - burial unknown
Thomas Lafayette Fleener (1868-1947) - buried in Lower Lester Cemetery, Douglas County, Illinois

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Here we have the grave of Sarah Catherine Fleener.
Born: January 23, 1866
Died: March 17, 1866

She was the newborn daughter of Abraham D. Fleener (1834-1885) and Elizabeth Bales /Bayles Fleener (1831-?).  They are probably buried in Illinois, but as of yet, I haven't located a burial site for them.

She had several siblings:
F.M. Fleener (1852-1860) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (though the birth year could actually be 1857)
Ruth Ann Fleener Terrell (1852-1911) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Noah Jasper Fleener (1855-?) - burial unknown
William Fleener (1860-?) - burial unknown
Abraham A. Fleener (1861-1933) - buried in Bourbon Cemetery, Douglas County, Illinois (buried in an unmarked grave)
Josa Glines Fleener (1867-?) - burial unknown
Thomas Lafayette Fleener (1868-1947) - buried in Lower Lester Cemetery, Douglas County, Illinois

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This is the grave for John G. Huntington.
Born: February 12, 1892
Died: November 26, 1893

He was the son of Thomas Sherman Huntington (1866-1950) and Nancy "Nan" King Huntington (1860-1935).  They were married in 1891 and are both buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

Merle Huntington
According to the obituary in the Bloomington Telephone on November 28, 1893, the young boy suffered fatal burns when his clothing caught fire.  He died later that same day.

Had he survived, he would have had many siblings:
Unnamed Infants Huntington
Unnamed Infants Huntington (1893-1893) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ruth M. Huntington (1894-1894) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (a note says that the tombstone was stolen)
Ralph Oscar Huntington (1895-1923) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (his headstone shows that he was a Lieutenant in the 346 US Hero Squadron)
Alfred Tennyson Huntington (1898-1975) - buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Merle Huntington (1901-1901) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

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We now come to the grave of John Stark Huntington.
Born: February 21, 1833
Died: March 20, 1905

I have no information on his parents or any siblings, but I do know that he was married to Sarah Vianna Payne Huntington (1835-1933) on March 29, 1859.  She is listed below him on the headstone.

Her parents were James R. Payne (1807-1873) and Vianna Phelps Payne (1811-1876).  They are both buried nearby in Friendship Cemetery.

She had a few siblings:
Solomon C. Payne (1830-1912) - buried in Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Louisa Kasiah Payne Wampler (1839-?) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Francis Marion Payne (1843-1905) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Mary Elmira Payne Alexander (1853-1945) - buried in Riverside Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana
Barbara Jane Payne Huntington (?-?) - burial unknown

Daniel V. Huntington
John and Sarah had several children:
Elizabeth Vianna Huntington Stephens (1860-1948) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Laura A. Huntington Hensley (1860-1955) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana (she was listed as once having been police chief in Monroe County)
Thomas Sherman Huntington (1866-1950) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Mary Frances Huntington Bender (1868-1965) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Daniel V. Huntington (1870-1870) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
James "Pop" Oscar Huntington (1871-1973) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
John Homer Huntington (1874-1930) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

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Here is the grave for Sarah A. Mobley.
Born: February 2, 1839
Died: January 18, 1864

She was the wife of M. Mobley (?-?) and was young when she died.  I haven't been able to find any information about him, though the Mobley name does appear in quite a bit of my research.






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We now come to the graves of two of the Parnell children. 

First name is Alice V. Parnell.
Born: April 24, 1868
Died: July 31, 1876

The next name is that of Anna Parnell.
Born: February 17, 1875
Died: February 26, 1875

They are both the young daughters of James R. Parnell (1845-1918) and Rebecca Hanson Parnell (1844-1929).  He served in the Civil War in the 117th Regiment, Indiana Infantry for 6 months from 1863-1864.  They are both buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

They had several siblings:
Euphemia May "Phema" Parnell Strain (1869-1893) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
James A. Parnell (1872-1950) - buried in Graceland Cemetery, Macon County, Illinois
Martha J. Parnell Fiscus (1874-1950) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana
Laura Parnell Miller (1877-1956) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Minnie Parnell Richardson (1879-1969) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ola May Parnell Jacobs (1881-1952) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana
Lulu Myrtle Parnell Wampler (1887-1956) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

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Here we have the grave of James R. Payne.
Born: August 5, 1810, Rowan County, North Carolina
Died: January 13, 1874, Indiana

I am unsure as to who his parents were or whether or not he had any siblings.

He was married to Vianna "Anna" Phelps/Phillips Payne (1811-1876).  She is buried near him in Friendship Cemetery. 

They had several children, eight girls and four boys, though I haven't found reference to all of them yet:
Solomon C. Payne (1830-1912) - buried in Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Sarah Vianna Payne Huntington (1835-1933) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Louisa Kasiah Payne Wampler (1839-?) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Francis Marion Payne (1843-1905) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Mary Elmira Payne Alexander (1853-1945) - buried in Riverside Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana
Barbara Jane Payne Huntington (?-?) - burial unknown


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Here we have the grave of Vianna "Anna" Phelps/Phillips Payne.

Born: August 5, 1811, Virginia
Died: April 21, 1876, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

She was married to James R. Payne (1810-1874).  He is buried next to her in Friendship Cemetery.

They had several children, eight girls and four boys, though I haven't found reference to all of them yet:

Solomon C. Payne (1830-1912) - buried in Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Sarah Vianna Payne Huntington (1835-1933) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Louisa Kasiah Payne Wampler (1839-?) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Francis Marion Payne (1843-1905) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Mary Elmira Payne Alexander (1853-1945) - buried in Riverside Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana
Barbara Jane Payne Huntington (?-?) - burial unknown


There is a note that she may have been Anna Phillips, the daughter of Conrad Phillips who is listed in "The History of Monroe, Morgan, and Brown Counties" on page 673.  After comparing the information there to what I have seen from the headstones, I believe that this is correct, though I see no information pertaining to a Conrad Phillips, so I am not sure where that but of information came from.

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Here we have a headstone noted for the Children Payne.

Cora Payne
The first one is for Cora Payne (noted as Infant on the stone)

Born: April 4, 1882
Died: April 4, 1882

This infant was the child of Francis Marion Payne (1843-1905) and Matilda A. Bartlett Payne (1850-1922)

Had the child survived, there would have been many siblings:
Lydie A. Payne (1871-1875) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe
County, Indiana (name shown on other side of monument)
Lydie Payne
James Elbert Payne (1873-1951) - buried in Hope Cemetery, Butte County, South Dakota
Anna R. Payne Blackwell (1876-1949) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
William Oscar Payne (1878-1966) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ella Florence Payne Flynn (1880-1956) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Bertha Mae Payne Hancock (1883-1971) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Grace B. Payne Morrison (1886-1977) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Viola B. Payne Chestnut (1889-1963) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Libie A. Payne (1890-1892) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Pearl Preston Payne (1892-1953) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

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We now stop at the grave of Cora Belle Peterson.
Born: January 18, 1882
Died: May 22, 1882

Under her name is that of, who I am assuming is a sister, Syrinthia Anna Peterson.
Born: June 15, 1880
Died: June 16, 1881.

They were the young daughters of Napoleon Bonaparte Peterson (1839-1905) and Mary Jane Chestnut Peterson (1851-1921).  They are both buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

I have no information as to whether or not there were any other siblings.

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This is the grave of Aaron Rayl.
Born: January 28, 1841, Guilford County, North Carolina
Died: May 8, 1885

I am unsure as to who his parents were or the names of any siblings.

He was married to Hettie Jane Hubbard Rayl (1845-1928).  She is buried in Clear Creek Cemetery in Monroe County.

They had several children:
Ben J. Rayl (1863-1940) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Margaret Jane Rayl Potter (1867-1949) - buried in Washington Park East Cemetery, Marion County, Indiana
Nora Ann Rayl Williamson (1869-1955) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Mary Catherine Rayl Rush-Southern-Singer (1874-1950) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Thomas Jefferson Rayl (1876-1963) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
George W. Rayl (1878-1962) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
James Rayl (1880-1943) - buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Aaron Robert Rayl (1885-1971) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana

He served in the Civil War in the 22nd Indiana Infantry, Company B, under Sherman and he was also a member of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows.














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We now stop at the grave of Fieldon Sexton.
Born: October 16, 1842, Greene County, Indiana
Died: July 9, 1918, Monroe County, Indiana

He was the son of James C. Sexton (1802-1874) and Mary Staten Sexton (1802-1897).  Both are buried in Friendship Cemetery nearby, but I was unable to find any headstones for them.  There are many field stones in this cemetery, some without any markings at all, so it is very possible that they were given a simple stone that has since worn away.

He had several siblings:
James Washington Sexton (1825-1921) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Frederick Sexton (1833-1918) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
John J. Sexton (1835-1908) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Comfort F. Sexton Sherrill (1837-1925) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Mary Ann Sexton (1839-1921) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

He married three times, but his first wife is listed on the headstone under his name, Mary A. Parsley Sexton.  They were married on July 14, 1870 in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Born: July 11, 1850, Hamblen Township, Brown County, Indiana
Died: June 24, 1889, Monroe County, Indiana

They had several children:
Amanda Catherine Sexton Butcher (1871-1957) - buried in Connersville City Cemetery, Fayette County, Indiana.
Charles Alvin Sexton (?-?) - burial unknown
William W. Sexton (?-?) - burial unknown
Delbert Franklin Sexton (?-?) - burial unknown
Sarah Mabel Sexton (?-?) - burial unknown
Jacob Hoover Sexton (1872-1951) - buried in Dale Cemetery, Fayette County, Indiana
Oscar Jackson Sexton (1876-1943) - buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Champaign County, Illinois

His second wife was Lydia Butcher Sexton (?-?).  They were married on July 4, 1891.  I am unsure as to where she is buried.

They had two children that I have found reference to:
Laura Sexton (?-?) - burial unknown
Cecil Sexton (?-?) - burial unknown

And his final marriage was to Esther Ann Maners Sexton (?-?) on October 24, 1905.  I am not sure where she is buried, but there are no children attributed to this union.

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Here we have Frederick Sexton.
Born: April 17, 1833, Greene County, Indiana
Died: December 19, 1918, Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana

He was the son of James C. Sexton (1802-1874) and Mary Staten Sexton (1802-1897).  Both are buried in Friendship Cemetery nearby, but I was unable to find any headstones for them.  There are many field stones in this cemetery, some without any markings at all, so it is very possible that they were given a simple stone that has since worn away.

He had several siblings:
James Washington Sexton (1825-1921) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
John J. Sexton (1835-1908) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Comfort F. Sexton Sherrill (1837-1925) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Mary Ann Sexton (1839-1921) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Fieldon Sexton (1842-1918) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

He was married to Sarah Ann Bales Sexton, whose name is listed below his on the headstone.
Born: March 28, 1833, Indiana
Died: July 24, 1889, Monroe County, Indiana

She was the daughter of Margaret Chestnut Bales (1808-?) and James Bales, Jr. (1796-1850).  She is buried in Friendship Cemetery nearby, but her father's burial site is unknown.  It is likely that he is buried there as well.

She had several siblings, though I have only found record of one:
Elizabeth Bales (1831-?) - burial unknown
Margaret Bales (1834-1864) - buried in Lanam Ridge Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
Phoebe S. Bales (1837-?) - burial unknown
Charlotte Bales (1839-?) - burial unknown
James A. Bales (1848-?) - burial unknown

Frederick and Sarah had two children:
James Sexton (1853-1931) - buried in Bunnell Cemetery, Clinton County, Indiana
William Perry Sexton (1860-1940) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

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Here is the headstone for Catherin Tabor Stephens.
Born: September 20, 1849, Brown County, Indiana
Died: March 30, 1912, Monroe County, Indiana

She was the daughter of James Francis Tabor (1802-1858) and Matilda Brown Tabor (1804-1850).  They are both buried in Shiloh Cemetery in Brown County, Indiana.  It looks as if her father, James, was married a second time to a woman named Polly Shipley Tabor (?-?).  I am unsure as to where she is buried.

She had many siblings:
Joshua Tabor (1823-1888) - buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
Martin Tabor (1825-1856) - buried in Whites Chapel Cemetery, Jackson County, Indiana
Phoebe Ann Tabor Robertson (1832-1905) - buried in Claxton Cemetery, Wright County, Missouri
Louisa B. Tabor Fleetwood (1834-1903) - buried in Elkinsville Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
Calvin Tabor (1835-1871) - buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
Pvt Granville Weston Tabor (1840-1863) - buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, Warren County, Mississippi
Ellen "Nelly" Tabor Elkins (1843-1875) - buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana
General Jackson Tabor (1857-1924) - buried in Sullivan Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana

She was  married to Samuel S. Stephens, whose name is listed below hers on the headstone.
Born: April 23, 1843
Died: June 23, 1923

I am unsure as to who his parents were or if he had any siblings.

Catherin and Samuel had several children:
Phoebe Jane "Jennie" Stevens Shields (1869-1939) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
George Stevens (1870-1912) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Sarah Stevens Parnell (1875-1954) - buried in Graceland Cemetery, Macon County, Illinois
William F. Stevens (1877-1916) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Maggie Stephens (1880-1897) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Henry Monroe Stevens (1883-1931) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Florence A. Stevens Brock (1886-1930) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

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Here we have the grave of Elijah Stevens.
Born: July 30, 1855
Died: January 1, 1856

He was the son of George Stevens (?-?) and Mary A. Stevens (1820-1870).  She is buried in Friendship Cemetery, though there is a note that the headstone was stolen at some point.  I know that when we were there, I didn't see it anywhere. It is possible that either it was stolen or it is buried under the dirt.  I am not sure where her father was buried.

He had at least one sibling:
Mary E. Stevens (1845-1866) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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This is the grave of Maggie Stephens.
Born: August 27, 1880
Died: July 23, 1897

She was the daughter of Samuel S. Stephens (1843-1923) and Catherin Tabor Stephens (1849-1912).  They are both buried in Friendship Cemetery nearby.

She had several siblings:
Phoebe Jane "Jennie" Stevens Shields (1869-1939) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
George Stevens (1870-1912) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Sarah Stevens Parnell (1875-1954) - buried in Graceland Cemetery, Macon County, Illinois
William F. Stevens (1877-1916) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Henry Monroe Stevens (1883-1931) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Florence A. Stevens Brock (1886-1930) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

Maggie's death was a tragic one.  There was an article in the Bloomington World, dated July 24, 1897.  According to the article, Maggie went to a party, which was not uncommon for her, and there she met a young man whom she became greatly interested in.  It is thought that he did not return her affections and this led to her being most upset.  Her parents admonished her for wanting to attend the party and forbade her to go.  She went anyway and returned home early in the morning.  It was said that she had her breakfast, wrote some letters and then made her way to the barn.  She was not found until just before noon, hanging from the beams of the barn. 

You can read the entire article here.

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We now stop at the grave of Grace Jane Terrell.
Born: June 16, 1888
Died: March 26, 1890

She was the daughter of James William Terrell (1851-1905) and Ruth Ann Fleener Terrell (1853-1911).   He is buried in Friendship Cemetery near her, but her mother is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

She had several siblings:
Ruah Alice Terrell Webb (1871-1936) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ura Alvin Terrell (1872-1957) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Sarah E. Terrell (1877-1879) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
George Washington Terrell (1880-1959) - buried in Chambersville Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana
James William Terrell (1884-1889) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Harvey Ephraim Terrell (1886-1954) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana
Alicia J. Terrell Moon (1892-1972) - buried in Mackville Cemetery, Piatt County, Illinois

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Here we have the grave of James William Terrell.
Born: February 1, 1851, Greene County, Indiana
Died: April 8, 1905, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

He was the son of Sarah Ann Sexton Terrell (1819-1907), but I am unsure of his father's name.  His mother is buried in Friendship Cemetery as well.

He had several siblings:
Mary Anne Terrell Hoover (1853-1935) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana
Alice Margaret Terrell Chandler (1855-1928) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Amanda M. Terrell Knight (1857-1939) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
John A. Terrell (1859-1937) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
William F. Terrell (1864-1936) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Maximilian Marion Terrell (1866-1942) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

He was married to Ruth Ann Fleener Terrell (1853-1911).  She is buried nearby in Friendship Cemetery.

They had several children:
Ruah Alice Terrell Webb (1871-1936) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ura Alvin Terrell (1872-1957) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Sarah E. Terrell (1877-1879) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
George Washington Terrell (1880-1959) - buried in Chambersville Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana
James William Terrell (1884-1889) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Harvey Ephraim Terrell (1886-1954) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana
Grace Jane Terrell (1888-1890) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Alicia J. Terrell Moon (1892-1972) - buried in Mackville Cemetery, Piatt County, Illinois

James William Terrell met a tragic fate when he was shot by another man after an argument.  You can read the article here.

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Here we have the grave of James William Terrell.
Born: June 2, 1884
Died: May 27, 1889

He was the son of James William Terrell (1851-1905) and Ruth Ann Fleener Terrell (1853-1911).   He is buried in Friendship Cemetery near her, but his mother is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

He had several siblings:
Ruah Alice Terrell Webb (1871-1936) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ura Alvin Terrell (1872-1957) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Sarah E. Terrell (1877-1879) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
George Washington Terrell (1880-1959) - buried in Chambersville Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana
Harvey Ephraim Terrell (1886-1954) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana
Grace Jane Terrell (1888-1890) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Alicia J. Terrell Moon (1892-1972) - buried in Mackville Cemetery, Piatt County, Illinois

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Here we have the grave of
Born: October 15, 1877
Died: August 12, 1879

He was the son of James William Terrell (1851-1905) and Ruth Ann Fleener Terrell (1853-1911).   He is buried in Friendship Cemetery near her, but his mother is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

He had several siblings:
Ruah Alice Terrell Webb (1871-1936) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Ura Alvin Terrell (1872-1957) - buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
George Washington Terrell (1880-1959) - buried in Chambersville Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana
James William Terrell (1884-1889) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Harvey Ephraim Terrell (1886-1954) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana
Grace Jane Terrell (1888-1890) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Alicia J. Terrell Moon (1892-1972) - buried in Mackville Cemetery, Piatt County, Illinois

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Now we stop at the grave of Uriah Tresenriter.
Born: January 19, 1851
Died: March 2, 1859

He was the son of Henry Tresenriter (1825-1917) and Elizabeth McQueen Tresenriter (1828-1910).  They are both buried in Eidson Cemetery, Camden County, Missouri.

He would have had several siblings:
Catherine Elizabeth Tresenriter Lowe (1848-1935) - buried in Barnumton Cemetery, Camden County, Missouri
Emma Malinda Tresenriter Ashmore (1857-1930) - buried in Garber Cemetery, Garfield County, Oklahoma
George Hamilton Tresenriter (1859-1929) - buried in Newman Cemetery, Douglas County, Illinois
Franklin Tresenriter (1862-1942) - buried in Green Cemetery, Camden County, Missouri
Thomas Lee Tresenriter (1865-1948) - buried in Barnumton Cemetery, Camden County, Missouri
Manuel Tresenriter (1870-1945) - buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Johnson County, Missouri.

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Here we have the grave of Catharine E. Vint.
Born: February 23, 1859
Died: April 17, 1890

She was the daughter of John Thomas Vint (1816-1904) and Lucy Ann Wagaman Vint (1824-1900).  They are both buried nearby in Friendship Cemetery.

She had many siblings:
Mary L. Vint Elgar (1847-1932) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Joshua Devine "Vine" Vint (1848-1912) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Sarah J. Vint (1851-1858) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Cynthia E. Shields Vint Alexander (1854-1936) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
John E. Vint (1855-1921) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Amanda Lucy Vint Shields (1860-1941) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Hannah H. Vint Butcher (1862-1886) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Florance L. Vint (1865-1883) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana.

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We now stop at the grave of Florance L. Vint.
Born: May 1, 1865
Died: February 24, 1883

She was the daughter of John Thomas Vint (1816-1904) and Lucy Ann Wagaman Vint (1824-1900).  They are both buried nearby in Friendship Cemetery.

She had several siblings:
She had many siblings:
Mary L. Vint Elgar (1847-1932) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Joshua Devine "Vine" Vint (1848-1912) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Sarah J. Vint (1851-1858) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Cynthia E. Shields Vint Alexander (1854-1936) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
John E. Vint (1855-1921) - buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Catharine E. Vint (1859-1890) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Amanda Lucy Vint Shields (1860-1941) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Hannah H. Vint Butcher (1862-1886) - buried in Friendship Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana

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Here we have the grave of Harriet Ann "Hattie" Beckner Howard Woods.
Born: April 26, 1864, Illinois
Died: August 9, 1920, Brown County, Indiana

She was the daughter of Calvin Beckner (1843-1914) and Elizabeth Jane Lucas Beckner (1839-1865).  He was born in the United Kingdom.  Her father is buried in Sappington Chapel Cemetery, Washita County, Oklahoma, but her mother is buried in Steenburgen Cemetery, Logan County, Illinois.  She died a little over a year after her daughter Harriet was born.  It is likely that she died in childbirth with another child.  Her father, Calvin, married again to a woman named Georgia Wicker Beckner, who was also from the United Kingdom.

She had a couple of siblings:
Daniel Spencer Deavers (1858-1942) - buried in Greenview Cemetery, Vermilion County, Illinois
Thomas A. Beckner (1865-1943) - buried in Arvada Cemetery, Jefferson County, Indiana
Infant Daughter Beckner (1865-1865) - buried in Steenburgen Cemetery, Logan County, Illinois (this little one was only about three hours old when she passed away, probably not long after or before her mother passed away)
Willie S. Beckner Houck (1880-1933) - buried in Sappington Chapel Cemetery, Washita County, Oklahoma
Eugene Calvin Beckner (1880-1953) - buried in Olton Cemetery, Lamb County, Texas
Albert James Beckner (1884-1953) - buried in Olton Cemetery, Lamb County, Texas

She was married at least twice.  Her first husband was Melvin O. Howard (1856-1882).  He is buried in Hammett Cemetery in Douglas County, Illinois. 

They had one child, who appears to have been born just a few weeks after her father's death:
Winnie O. Howard Akers (1882-1969) - buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Rock County, Wisconsin

Her second husband was Tilman Howard Woods (1857-1929).  They were married in 1887.  She was his first wife.  He married again after her death to Rhoda Ann Butcher Woods (1867-1946). He is buried in Knightridge Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana, near his second wife.

They had several children together:
Myrtle Maud Woods Butcher (1887-1951) - buried in Hector Cemetery, Renville County, Minnesota
Mary Elizabeth Woods Deckard (1892-1959) - buried in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe County, Indiana
Malinda Catherine "Dolly" Woods Niggle (1892-1986) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Minnie Blanche Woods Brimberry (1899-1982) - buried in Palestine Cemetery, Crawford County, Illinois
Pearl Alice Woods Thickstun (1902-1971) - buried in Deckard Cemetery, Brown County, Indiana

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Our last stop is at the headstone for James S. Woods.
Born: June 26, 1816
Died: April 18, 1879

I haven't found any information about his parents or any siblings.

He was the husband of Malinda Mobley Woods, whose name is listed beneath his.
Born: March 2, 1823
Died: April 16, 1867

She was the daughter of James Mobley (?-?) and Elizabeth Clendenen Woods (?-?).  I am unsure as to where they are buried or if there were any siblings.

James and Malinda had several children together, though so far I have only found a listing for one:
Mary E. Woods (1847-1936) - burial unknown
Martha Ann Woods (1850-1935) - burial unknown
Louisa Catherine Woods (1852-1880) - burial unknown
Nancy Evaline Woods (1854-1919) - burial unknown
Tilman Howard Woods (1857-1929) - buried in Knightridge Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana
Eliza Jane Woods (1848-1945) - burial unknown
L.C. Woods (?-?) - burial unknown
Laura A. Woods (1861-1945) - burial unknown

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I hope that you have enjoyed your walk through Friendship Cemetery.

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