long-abandoned burial-ground of
South part of S.W. 1/4, Section 13,
near the E.edge of
what for generations was known as the
“ARNET SHIELDS FARM, but is now an island like grove
surrounded by the grounds
of the Cass County Chapter of the Isaac Walton League. The
corner being about 390
In Kingman’s 1878
Atlas of Cass County, when
To not confuse this cemetery with another similar one in the immediate neighborhood [Horney], let it be known that SHIELDS lies south of the inlet of a small artificial lake called “The Pool or Big Pond”, which forms an important part of the conservation clubs tract [38.61]acres.
shape, the cemetery measures 121.5 ft. E-W & 75
The following report was prepared for
July 24, 1940
By such a descendant, Miss Anna A. Garver
VALLEY MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
Joshua Shields was born in Knox Co.,
TN, where he married
that famous Indiana Pioneer public servant [John Tipton’s]
sister Rhoda Tipton
who also was born in TN. It was this Mrs. Rhoda Tipton Shields who
selected this beautiful spot north of
Note: there is some discrepancy in at least one of the dates.
Historian Dr. J.Z. Powell, who was reared in a nearby township & who visited this cemetery in 1906/07 says “George Smith, a soldier was buried in this cemetery.
Source: “History of
Son of Joshua & Rhoda Tipton Shields,
married Abigail Goldsberry Aug. 25, 1836. These 2 men were probably her
This report was input by Pat Fiscel February 2007 for the Cass County INGenWeb Project.
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