attractive, well-kept, lonely, rural burial ground was used as a
early as the 1830’s & in 1845 was formally conveyed
by its owner, JAMES
HARPER to the county commissioners of Cass County, IN for use as a
public burial ground.
oldest monument recorded in 1941 was that of Elizabeth McMillen buried
of the old stones slabs had been repaired with heavy wire &
board braces on
broken & fallen old stones.
Many graves are missing monuments, were undecipherable, funeral
cards missing or unreadable.
were several footstones recorded for which no monument was found.
the notes references are made to R.B.W.J. (Robert B. Whitsett Jr.,
the L’Anguille Valley Memorial Association & J.Z.P.
(Dr. J.Z. Powell),
local historian & C.D.I.[Cass Co. death index].
Arial photograph of this cemetery was included in this report &
was submitted to the Indiana Historical Society for binding &
preservation in the
the members of the
VALLEY MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
? parents as H & S but only Bachman in Cass Co.1900 was Henry
wrote d.o.d as 25 but
said it could be 23/26. Transcriber sees handwritten 9 over
rec’d 5 so must
checked later & amended date.
Geo. D. /Mary/Polly: copyist says Mary is the w/o Geo. D. but cemetery
show Mary, it shows Polly as being buried w/Geo.D. Checked USC
& found Mary
in census & is the same age as the person buried as Polly.
Cassius M. Clay IDE & Jane Braithwaite IDE: copyist or typist
says, “The west
side of this modern granite monument is the surname-IDE
& the East side
of the monument appears the other names, which are evidently not the
these two people. [The 1910 USC gives last names as IDE & Calls
him Cash M.C.
& her Jane B.]
Monument is 8 1/2 ft. high granite with
A. McMillen, Civil War Soldier died in
comments: Robert McMillen born
Ross Co., OH, was the son of Thomas & Jane (Irwin) McMillen of
Co., PA & Ross & Highland Co’s, OH.
T.J. [Thomas Jefferson] s/o Robert & Rosanna Civil War-Asst.
writes “J.Z.P. noted in
at or near foot of grave of Robert McMillen’s family mon.
The elaborate monument for Susan has a tree weeping or falling toward
reader’s right, whereas George’s slab has a tree
Infant & Mary S. –found broken stone containing these
2 names lying across
fence to the west of cemetery. Exact grave locale unk.
F. has same d.o.b. as wife [Rebecca] per copyist records.
Two persons named George & George W. Trapp. The
copyist says George
has footstone that says “G.W.T” but suspect stone
was for G.W. Trapp as
another footstone was recorded G.T. & no one else in the record
David T.] Vernon & second as Minnie McMillen Vernon indicating
that she is
buried with that it
is she who is
buried with Lewis McMillen so I take it that her maiden name was
that Lewis is her brother.
marker (d: 1922) undecipherable
marker (I.O.O.F. lodge 127)
stones “Mother” or “Father” but
not recorded to whom they belonged
Ema J.: “The
Saviour loved and lo!
Said he, Suffer
such to come
to me.” Transcriber note: just as copier wrote it but suspect
it was “The
Savior and He”
George: “Come little children unto me, I’ll lay you
on my breast;
Protection you shall find in me and forever
Daniel : “ Now turn away with noiseless tread
From the place where the sleepier lies
And look aloft where his spirit fled
to its home beyond the skies.”
Charles L.: “a bright Sabbath school scholar lifted
Edward: “Death has paused at our threshold, yes, entered the
door and taken
our loved one away.
Jane: “Mother, thou art gone to rest; Thy tolls and cares are
And sorrow, pain, and
Elizabeth M.: “Dear friends, I bid you all adieu; my spirit
to God is given;
I leave the earth and so must you;
I am bound for yonder Heaven.
Where sorrow sickness grief and pain
parting is not known to be.
Adieu, we soon shall meet again
And live through all eternity.”
John C. Merriam: Top of monument carved with a sleeping lamb &
“ I take this little lamb, said He, and lay it
in my breast;
Protection it shall find in me, in me be forever
Susan (Mrs. George):
my Father’s House there are many mansions, if it were not so,
I would have
George: “Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the day nor
the hour wherein
the Son of Man cometh.”
Milton & Amanda J:. 9 ft. monument inscribed on E. side
laid within the silent tomb
form of lifeless clay,
upward hath they spirit flown
realms of endless day.
Thou minglest now in that bright throng,
the eternal throne,
join’st the everlasting song
those before thee gone.”
H. P.: “Suffer little children to come unto Me,
forbid them not, for of such, is
John C.: “Sweet little bud, for earth too fair.
gone to Heaven to blossom
Rachel Ann: “Sleep, loved and lost one, sleep beneath this
quiet sod; with
faith and hope and prayer, we give thee up to God.”
Luther “Affection’s tribute to parental
worth.” Mary L. Wait
This report was input by Pat Fiscel February 2007 for the Cass County INGenWeb Project.