on the south side of Cass County Rd. 650S about 1/4 mile east of Road 300E.
4 miles slightly –North-of-due-West of Walton, IN, and on the W. side of the
South Fork of [BIG] Rock Creek; And near the N.E. Corner of W. half of the S.W.
quarter of Section 28 in S.E. Washington Twp., Cass Co., IN or
Twp.26 N., Range 2 East of the 2nd IN principal meridian; and on the
S. side of a little-traveled public highway which runs East-and-West along the
Mid-line of the said section, [see the diagram included in this report.] Said to
be the oldest American cemetery in
following record (of data from the Grave-Markers) was prepared for the
B. Whitsett, Jr., of the “Committee on Pioneer Cemeteries” of the
was originally done on June 9, 1942 by R.B. Whitsett, Jr., with assistance from
the City Attorney, Leland L. Smith, a grandson of the original donor of the
cemetery-land; and in consultation with John E. Small, (son of the late, Emmett
Small, long-time cemetery manager), and Mr. G.H. Burkhart of Walton, who live in
near the cemetery. Mrs. Anna C. Whitsett assisted in checking the original
report. The manager in 1942 was said to be Mr. William Richason, all of rural
is abt. 7 Miles S.E. of
comment: James A. West, 1861-1922.
“This unschooled but very widely known and good-hearted,
popular, (and uncommonly colorful) member of the Logansport Bar served for many
years as the Judge of the Municipal or City Court but died in Kansas after
becoming embroiled in political and underworld wars at Logansport.” Small
funeral marker- undecipherable) & Modern Woodmen of America (M.W.A.)
small wooden slab with no inscription bet, R.W. Walters & S. P. Sharp
monuments, (one, fan-shaped) & both give just surname
lot, undecipherable card in metal funeral home marker
stones that may be lot markers, not graves
slab, May be footstone for J.D.
& Metal marker, Peirce &
stake like stone, no inscription between Claud E. & Ellis C. Knapp
stake like cement marker, unreadable if even engraved next to H. A. West
West: at foot of grave is another small stone, possible foot stone or another
lot-6 unmarked graves
West monument: A substantial old gray sandstone abt. 8 1/2 ft. high containing the names of Painter S., Catharine, William E., Margaret A., John W., Mary W., Emaline & Armanda
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