With updates by Mark added 8 December 2007

In N.W. corner of N.E. 1/4 of S.W. 1/4 of Sec. 9 T.28 N., R.I.E., 2nd IN P.M. which location is in the N.W. portion of HARRISON TOWNSHIP in  Northwestern Cass County in North-Central INDIANA.

Despite it’s name, this cemetery is not located on Indian Creek, [a sizeable eastern tributary of the Tippecanoe River] but lies about 1 mile South of it. Two small southern tributaries of Indian Creek do  flow Northward within 1/4 mile east & west of this cemetery.

  Caution should be used to Not confuse this cemetery with the Indian Creek Christian Cemetery which is located about 1 mile S.W. of this cemetery in the same township.

   The field notes on this cemetery were not checked due to the declaration of war between the German, Italian & Japanese Empires in Dec. 1941 making the checking of this remote cemetery impractical at the present time.

   The original log church was built in or about 1838 was later replaced with a framed structure was active until it closed for church-services about the end of the Civil War. About a century ago the church was torn down (perhaps to allow for a large cemetery.

Two Presbyterian Churches currently exist within a few miles S.E. of the cemetery in the towns of   Lucerne and Concord which both lie in Harrison township.

  Fieldwork for this report was done in 1941 by the

Honorable Nelson House, County-Commissioner,

Royal Center , IN &

R.B. Whitsett Jr., Secretary of the

L’Anguille Valley Memorial Association

500 Front Street , Logansport , IN.

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Note: This report contains references as follows: R.B.W.J –R.B.Whitsett Jr.

J.Z.P. refers to the local historian. J.Z.Powell and C.W.d.b. refers to the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database. Cass Co. death index. Included in this report are the earlier recordings of J.Z.Powell on the Pioneer & Soldiers buried in this cemetery with notes included for clarity by the transcriber. 

 A clipping from the Logansport Pharos Tribune newspaper is attached to this report by R.B.W.J. as it contains pertinent information of genealogical value which was  not included in the original report.

Wednesday, December 12, 1941


James Callahan, 92, Prominent Land-owner stricken at Rochester Hospital

Fulton, James Callahan, 92, Fletcher’s Lake, prominent Fulton county land-owner, succumbed at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Woodlawn hospital at Rochester . Death was caused by complications resulting from an arm fracture suffered ten weeks ago in a fall at his home.

  Callaham was married to Sarah Ann Marsh, who died November 22, 1930. He was a member of the Fletcher’s Lake Methodist church.

  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sam Hower, near Fletcher’s Lake, a granddaughter, Mrs. Carl Lemmon, near Fletcher’s Lake , and three great grandchildren.

  The body was removed to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton where friends my call. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Additional comments by R.B.W.J.

“ The Boy Scouts of America of Logansport, IN & its vicinity circum 1938 long had a semi-permanent camp or camping ground on the Southern shore of Fletcher’s Lake, (at the South edge of Fulton county, IN), known as CAMP  CALLAHAM.”

Fieldworker Notes

Clary, between. J.W. & D.W. -undecipherable metal-marker

Campbell, Willard M.-This Govt stone was found in 1941 near the cemetery entrance & hadn’t yet been erected so that grave location was unknown to the copyist.

Two monuments recorded. Note that grave marker recorded by the copyist regarding military info doesn’t match that given in the Civil War database.

Mahaffie: 10 1/2 foot Spire contains  names on plot for William, Elizabeth , Andrew, John, William B., Harriet Brown Mahaffie ? (could be Brown was her married name) & J.D. with an additional small stone (could be spire was added later & so his name added to it.)

3 stones engraved Infant, Bertha & Dessie (all same size & type with one date per stone but with no surname given buried side by side & between  Peter Foutz & John Callaham. (I believe the last name is BOPP. Dlb)

Next to infant Long: undecipherable small stone

Heavy monument sets upon a slab for “Dau…. P & C…Aug.)

Tilton: on either end of Simeon & his wife Sarah Rigdon  are 2 stones inscribed  “Father”  &   “Mother”, prob. Parents of Simeon or his wife but no names or dates or could it be honorary markers for Simeon & Sarah?

Conn, John F. recorded by J.Z. Powell as being a Veteran who died 06/04/1892 aged 48 yrs. of 73 Reg. Ind . Vol. was not found by transcriber in the Civil War database however I did find a  John F. Callaham who was in that unit. There was also a John T. Conn who however served in the 151st Reg Co.F. Ind. Vol. Inf. & a John Conn in the 128 Ind. Vol. Inf. Co.A. as a Corp.

Dodd(s), Samuel: [J.Z. P. “  Co.B.128 Ind. Inf. (no Samuel Dodds found in this unit) however there were found other Units in which a Samuel Dodds served & also units in which a Samuel Dodd served.

Gray, Barzilla: per C.W.d.b., “4 OH Inf. Co’s F. & S. Asst. Surgeon”

Palmer, John N.: d:12/18/1862  aged 33-7-9.  s/o Thomas & Ruth [per J.Z.P. “d. Nashville , TN 7th Reg. Ind. Inf.”]  [ C.W.d.b. says “Pvt. Co. G. 73 ind. Inf.]

Rodgers, William Ed: [J.Z.P. “d. 1863 ae. 28y.,   85 Ind. Vol.”]  [C.W.d.b.. didn’t have an 85 Reg. but had an  86th Ind. Inf. Co. E. with a William Rodgers & no middle initial] 

Work, Alex): 12/14/1842-11/12/1904  rec’d by copyist as Alex work  with notes on Civil War marker sunken so it was unreadable.  And than recorded

Work, Alexander: 12/14/1842 - 11/12/1904

 J.Z.P. recorded  at an earlier date “Alex Work: [aged 62 Co. D. 2nd OH."]

Transcriber checked this with the C.W.d.b. & found 

Alexander Work:-2 OH Inf. Co.I. Union Pvt.  & Co.G. 43 OH. Inf.”] & on the

 USC 1880 Alex Work b: ca 1841 OH h/o Sylvia



House, Amanda: “Little Flower of Love That Blossomed But to Die; Transplanted Now above to Bloom with God on High.”

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This report was input by Pat Fiscel February 2007 for the Cass County INGenWeb Project.

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