Brower/Clymer Cemetery is located in Jefferson Township, Miami Co., IN on Road 400 North
east of Mexico, IN on 100 West, turn left 1 1/2 miles go straight down lane and ask at house.
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One of the oldest cemeteries in the county, it is unknown to most of the citizens of the township.


A Visit to Clymer/Brower Cemetery

by Mechele Burbank and edited by Debby Beheler

July 31, 1993
Second Trip to Clymer Cemetery
Macy, Indiana

Today I made my second trip to the Clymer Cemetery a/k/a Brower Cemetery. Along for the experience were my mother and my husband.

We left for Macy, Indiana at 7:15 a.m. and arrived at Mr. Rayburn's home at approximately 9:25 a.m. Mr. Rayburn agreed to be our guide to the cemetery. After my first attempt and failure to locate the cemetery I wrote a letter to Mr. Rayburn asking him to allow me to hire him as a guide in assisting me in locating the cemetery.

He took his weed cutter just in case. His in-laws own the property adjacent to the Mount farm and we climbed the fence into his in-laws property. There was a herd of cows lying 10 feet in the shade watching us climb the fence.

We began our hike and had to crouch under thorn bushes with thorns no less than 2-3 inches in length. We came to a clearing where we had to cross a creek which is fed by the Eel River. We climbed up a small but steep hill (by the way, the path we took is a cow path) and came to a wide open field. Mr. Rayburn climbed a wire fence trimmed with barbed wire and trudged through the overgrown brush and bramble to see if he could locate the cemetery. It did not take him long and he took a walk down to a clearing and called for us to cross outside the woods. We found a section of fence where the barbed wire had been cut previously and we chose that section to climb. We crossed a small section of open field and then into the woods of the Mount farm. (The Mounts used to run cattle back in the 1980s but Mr. Mount took ill in the mid 1980s and passed away about two years ago. Since they stopped having cows on the farm the plants have grown wild). We located the cemetery and Mr. Rayburn used his weed cutter and cleared away all of the plants surrounding the stones to the best of his ability. He did a great job.

For a cemetery that is well over 100 years old and has undoubtedly not been taken care of for quite some time it is in rather good shape. Many stones are over turned (knocked down by the cows most likely) and no longer legible by the eye. We did rubbings of a few of the stones that belong to the relatives that I have definitely traced to us. Those are Henry Clymer and his wife Phebe Wharton Clymer, Phebe Edwards (one of their daughters), Elias Bills, husband of Olinda Clymer (another one of Phebe and Henry's daughters).


The overgrowth is apparent in these photos
Graves of Henry and Phebe Clymer

of the graves of Henry and Phebe Clymer
There were many thorn trees. My mom pulled three thorns from the trunk of a tree and I brought them home. They are quite frightening.
Thorny trees at Brower / Clymer Cemetery
An example of the Brower / Clymer
Cemetery thorn trees

Brower / Clymer Cemetery Index
Recorded by Michael L. Huddleston, (now deceased), Peru, IN; Oct. 15, 1972

transcribed by
Debby Beheler, December 1997
Links to:
Miami Co. INGenWeb;
Miami Co. Cemetery List;
INGenWeb , or USGenWeb
updated 24 February 2018