This cemetery is on high ground on the western end of a peninsula formed by a horse-shoe bend made by BEAR CREEK & it’s low hollow [or valley]. This creek approaches from the east, [but near the extreme S.W.CORNER of the WA-PA-PE-SHEE [Indian] RESERVE in N.W. TIPTON Twp., S.E. CASS Co., IN] suddenly turns north & almost immediately swings back N.N.E & after 2 miles, it joins PIPE CREEK just 1/3 of a mile from the point [near Lewisburg], that larger [& better known] stream finally plunges into the Wabash River. The cemetery
Is barely 250 ft., [less than one
city block] EAST of the
Creek, a boulder filled stream is about 10 ft. wide & comes
within about 35
VALLEY MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
October 5, 1951
R.B. Whitsett Jr. & Mrs. Anna C. Whitsett.
With submission of this report to
Though completely surrounded by woods, the cemetery itself is a lawn-cemetery, in only fair condition, devoid of any trees. There is evidence of its being cared for despite its remote location from any village or main road.
Quite a large number of older
monuments appear to have been
knocked over recently, perhaps by the September 1941 Gulf-of-Mexico [or
Wishes to thank Miss Dierdre Shaff of
Putterbaugh: An old stone perhaps soon to be discarded is
carved a Holy
Bible & verse
Home, Dear Friends,
And Do Not Weep: I Am Not Dead But Here I Sleep.
Though Cold And Silent In My Bed, My Heart is [-----] And
My Sorrow Fled.
Stop, My Friends, And Take A View, Of This Cold Grave A
[Cot?] For You:
Remember, All, That You Must Die And Turn To Dust As Well
Sarah E. & William H.: children of
Alexander: “My Children, dear, assembled here, A
Father’s grave to see:
Not long ago I dwelt with you but soon you shall dwell
inscribed- “Children of J.P. & R.W. Tucker”
couple & their
children are all buried here. They lost 5 children, all sons at a young
William F.T.’s side the little old spire. Mon. gives only
letter “T” as
last name with childs full given 1st name
& mid. Initial. (4th
side of monument is blank).
against a fence
Abraham M. Tucker
Benjamin F. Tucker
The late local historian, Dr. J. Z. Powell [d:1918] is the authority for the statement “that two children of John H. Shaff lie buried in the cemetery, one d; 1873 & the other in 1879. But our report doesn’t find any decipherable markers for them. Powell also said that one of the “John Tuckers” buried in this cemetery had hanged himself in 1962.” R.B.W.,Jr. says that he is not prepared to confirm this statement.
Note: There is a John T. Tucker buried in this cemetery who died in 1962, the father of the 5 young sons & husband of Rebecca W.
Also, N.E.corner [at
fence-post] a home-made type cement-marker after being scraped, washed,
reads “Don Shaff “ & an undecipherable line
which says “[-?8] or [g?]
UN[-------]. Inquiring about the neighborhood we find a peson by the
Donald aka Don Shaff still living. The inquiries failed to disclose if
that name were buried here. [R.B.W., J-“ said that the stone
May not be a grave-stone at all but built by a mischevious boy who
build the fence around the cem.”
home’s metal marker against a fence with the card missing.
This report was input by Pat Fiscel February 2007 for the Cass County INGenWeb Project.
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