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Tombstones of Parke County


Having lost a few of my own ancestor's stones to the destruction of man and nature, I thought it might be a good idea to place photos of any you folks are willing to submit.  If you have photos you would like to share, just email me.  Thanks


Arabia Cemetery, Wabash Township

    Edward Doan ( son of Mary Elizabeth (Daniel) & Isaac Doan ) shared by Debbie Daniel Poelma

    Lela L. Wilson ( daughter of Mary Elizabeth (Daniel) & William H. Wilson ) shared by Debbie Daniel Poelma

  Mary Elizabeth Daniel ( daughter of John Daniel & Lovina Lowe ) - married to William H. Wilson in 1883, Hopkins Brooker in 1892 and Isaac Doan in 1898 - shared by Debbie Daniel Poelma  - 

 


Martin Cemetery, Union Township


  Caroline Pruett Harney

  Hazel Diane Harney - daughter of Louis & Arminda

  Infant daughter of Ithiel & Caroline Harney

  Ithiel, Mary Thompson and son Marion Selby Harney

  James Selby & Virginia Bell Harney

  John Mills Harney

  Letitia Wray Harney

  Louis & Arminda Carmichael Harney

  Margaret, wife of John

  Nancy Minerva Carmichael

  Randolph & Mary Harney

  Riley Harney

  Robert & Nancy Martin


(Old) Morgan Cemetery, Reserve Township


  father of Mrs. Thomas Morgan- shared by Colleen Morgan


 North Union Cemetery, Jackson Township

Rosetta Miller Slye Cook Bell (1824-1884 - wife of Fenner Slye, John Gilpin Cook and Abel Bell)  Sister to Margaret Miller Grathwohl, James L., David, Levi L., Bill & John - shared by James D. VanDerMark

James L Miller (1818 - 1891 - husband of Charity, father of Isaac, Hiram, David & Daniel) - shared by James D. VanDerMark

Charity (unknown) Blue Miller (1808 - 1891 - wife of Peter Blue and James L, Miller mother of Eunice Ann Blue Webster and Isaac, Hiram, David & Daniel Miller) - shared by James D. VanDerMark

Thomas Moore (1805 - 1886) and Gilleyan Hammock Moore (1831 - 1885) parents of Mary Ellen Moore Foster. Thomas was the son of Jesse and Amelia Stone Moore, Gilleyan was the daughter of Martin and Jemima Hammock - shared by James D. VanDerMark

Raleigh & Rebecca Wilson Parker ( parents of Obedience Parker Chastain, Mary Parker Goodin, Martha Parker Goodin, Nancy Catherine Parker Wilson, and Francis Lucinda Parker Woolverton Miller) - shared by James D. VanDerMark

William Taylor Webster (son of Stewart and Lucy Sanders Webster) & his wife Eunice Ann Blue (daughter of Peter Blue and Charity (unknown) - step daughter of James L. Miller - shared by James D. VanDerMark

Marion Woolverton (son of Samuel and Nancy Crafton Woolverton, husband of Francis Lucinda Parker) - shared by James D. VanDerMark


Oakland Cemetery, Montezuma


Mary Alice Shaw Blair (4/23/1920 - 2/7/1979) Daughter of Charles W. Shaw and Rosa Bennett.  Wife of Patrick Alexander Blair  Children: Rose Edna Blair Henderson, Crystal Mae Blair Gill McGraw, Paul Ray Blair   - Shared by Arnie Gill

 

John C. Blue (6/13/1860 - 5/31/1892) & William B. Blue (01/26/1840 - 07/24/1862)  - shared by Bob Blue

Thomas W. Blue (10/24/1850 - 04/09/1922) , Lebert E.Blue (1896 - 1952) & Rose E. Blue (1885 - 1989) - shared by Bob Blue

Thomas Blue ( 03/03/1815 - 05/07/1888) and Allie Blue ( 03/18/1821 - 03/23/1873) - shared by Bob Blue

Sarah Elizabeth Blue (04/01/1846 - 05/12/1874), Sarah Ella Blue (1860 - 1941) and Wilbert F. Blue (1860 - 1945) - shared by Bob Blue

Otto Francis Huffman (12/23/1875 - 10/25/1924 son of Hiram Walker Huffman & Elizabeth Edlin)  Jennie Elizabeth Wall Huffman (5/22/1877 - 7/3/1927 daughter of James Wall & Mary Coombs)   - Shared by Arnie Gill

 
 

Otto Herman Gill (4/17/1900 - 7/9/1974 son of James Madison Gill & Fannie Wineland)  Winnie Opal Huffman Gill (6/17/1900 - 8/29/1980 daughter of Otto Francis Huffman & Jennie Elizabeth Wall)   - Shared by Arnie Gill

General Jackson Gill born 17 Nov 1858 in Pulaski County, KY, died 14 Aug 1900 in Montezuma, Parke County, IN The son of Elkanah "Cain" Gill Jr. and Annie "Eliza" Manual.  He married Mary M. Wilburn. Children: Rebecca Jane Gill, John William Gill, Albert "Boon" Gill, James "Buck" Harrison Gill, Robert Lee Gill, Loretta Gill, Martha Gill, Lela E. Gill, George Edward Gill  -  Mary M. Wilburn born Nov 1864 Kentucky died 13 Dec 1949 (Mary M. Kaufman), Montezuma, Parke County, IN. - Shared by Arnie Gill

John E. Woodard  (1872 – 04 Feb. 1932) son of Jesse T. Woodard and Charlotte E. Unknown -Spouse, Rebecca Jane Gill (About June 1883 – 07 March 1940) daughter of General Jackson Gill and Mary M. Wilburn -  Shared by Arnie Gill

Paul Gill (19 Mar 1907 – 13 June 1967) son of James Madison Gill and Fannie Wineland - Katherine Frances Gamble (23 Feb  1910 – 5 Feb 1984) daughter of Charles Grover Gamble and Bessie A. Fritts - Shared by Arnie Gill

Martha Gill (about June 1895 – about March 1898) daughter of General Jackson Gill and Mary M. Wilburn - Shared by Arnie Gill

Charles Richard Gill  (01 Mar 1925 – 06 Feb 1988) son of Otto Herman Gill and Winnie Opal Huffman - First wife: Barbara Lou Manual - Second wife: Nema Geraldine Whittington - Shared by Arnie Gill

James Merle Gill  (13 Jan 1927 – 29 May 1970) son of Otto Herman Gill and Winnie Opal Huffman - Wife: Crystal Mae Blair (11 Jul 1940 – 20 June 2004) - Shared by Arnie Gill

Donald Wayne Gill (03 Nov 1951 – 07 Dec 1973) son of Robert Vernon Gill and Betty Lou Keller - Shared by Arnie Gill

John William Gill (About 1888 – 27 Nov 1918) son of General Jackson Gill and Mary M. Wilburn -  Spouse Irene Unknown? - Shared by Arnie Gill

Albert "Boon" Gill (26 Jan 1887 – 21 Oct 1961) son of General Jackson Gill and Mary M. Wilburn

Effie May Arnold (19 Jan 1891 – 10 Oct 1979) daughter of Alexander Arnold and Amanda Lowe

Daughter: Thelma Gill    (1909 – 31 Mar 1923) - Shared by Arnie Gill

Sara Lou Gill (1939 - 1969) - daughter of George and Myrtle Ingram Gill - Shared by Arnie Gill

Billy Edward Gill (1933 - 1955) - son of George and Myrtle Ingram Gill - Shared by Arnie Gill

Myrtle Fern Ingram (Fortner) (1904 - 1985) - Myrtle was first married to Unknown? Fortner - Children: Reatha Fortner, Betty Fortner, Wayne Fortner, Jack Fortner. - Shared by Arnie Gill

George Edward Gill (08 Mar 1900 – 24 Oct 1960) son of General Jackson Gill and Mary M. Wilburn - Shared by Arnie Gill

Lela E. Gill Peveler (13 May 1898 – 31 May 1974) daughter of General Jackson Gill and Mary M. Wilburn

Newton Peveler (12 June 1897 – 14 August 1936) son of Nathaniel B. Peveler and Delitha A - Shared by Arnie Gill

Loretta Gill Ward (07 Jun 1893 – 08 June 1919) daughter of General Jackson Gill and Mary M. Wilburn - Shared by Arnie Gill

Myrtle Evelyn Gill (09 Aug 1911 – 15 Dec 1911) daughter of Loretta Gill and Ed Fletcher - Shared by Arnie Gill

 

 


Coloma Cemetery, Coloma


Rufus Hall, born 4 Aug 1888, Parke Co, IN., died 20 Aug 1890, Coloma, Parke Co, IN., parents Exum & Anna.

Mary Cecil Hall, born 31 Jul 1888, Parke Co, IN., died 11 Apr 1902, Coloma, Parke Co, IN., parents Exum & Anna.

Exum Joseph Hall, born 3 Sep 1859, Wabash Twp, Parke Co, IN., died 21 Apr 1945, Coloma, Parke Co, IN., burial 23 Apr 1945, Coloma, Parke Co, IN., wife Anna Jane Swaim, parents William S. Hall & Miriam B. Lewis.

Anna Jane Hall, born 30 Apr 1866, Penn Twp, Parke Co, IN., died 6 Feb 1950, Rockville, Parke Co, IN., burial 9 Feb 1950, Coloma, Parke Co, IN, hus Exum Joseph Hall, parents Jesse Walker Swaim & Catherine Lamb  - Shared by Raymond W Schuknecht

    Orville Hill, born 1866, died 12 May 1946, Coloma, IN., burial 14 May 1946, wife Mary Ann Lineberry, parents unknown. 

    Mary Ann Hill, born 21 Jul 1875, Parke Co, IN., died 29 Mar 1957, Rockville, IN, burial 31 Mar 1957, wife of Orville Hill, parents William G. Lineberry & Adaline "Addie" Swaim

 

James Lineberry born 6 June 1872, Parke Co, IN, Died 1938 or 11 May 1946. Son of William. G. and Adaline Swaim Lineberry.

Adaline "Addie Lineberry, born 14 April 1845, High Point, Randolph Co, NC, died 6 February 1931, Coloma, Parke Co, IN, burial 8 February 1931, wife of William Lineberry, parents David Lindsey Swaim and Mary Ann Vickrey.

William G. Lineberry, born 27 Jun 1850, NC, died 6 June 1931, Coloma, IN., burial 7 June 1931, husband of Addie Swaim, parents Edwin W. Lineberry and Anna Osborn.  - Shared by Raymond W Schuknecht

 

Jesse Walker Swaim, born 1 Feb 1835, Randolph Co, NC, died 15 Jul 1903 Mecca, Parke Co, IN, burial 18 Jul 1903, wife Catherine Lamb, parents Joseph M. Swaim & Margaret Dicks  - Shared by Raymond W Schuknecht

Catherine Swaim, born 10 Apr 1842, Randolph Co, NC, died 23 Apr 1928, Mecca, Parke Co, IN, burial 24 Apr 1928, wife of Jesse Walker Swaim, parents Allen Lamb & Mary Parsons  - Shared by Raymond W Schuknecht

Joseph D. Swaim, born 20 Jan 1864, Bloomingdale, Parke Co, IN., died 26 Jun 1943, Mecca, Parke Co, IN., burial 29 Jun 1943, wife Nora Dixon/Hixon, parents Jesse Walker Swaim & Catherine Lamb.   Nora Dixon/Hixon, born 30 Sep 1904, died 29 May 1959, Greencastle, Putnam Co, IN., burial 31 May 1958, parents unknown.  - Shared by Raymond W Schuknecht

 

Alice Swaim born 30 Aug 1860, New Salem, Randolph Co, NC, died 19 Nov 1926, Reserve Twp, Parke Co, IN., burial 21 Nov 1926, hus Thomas Vestal Jr., parents Jesse Walker Swaim and Nancy Catherine Lamb.  - Shared by Raymond W Schuknecht

Vance Vestal, born 1 Mar 1890, Coloma, Parke Co, IN., died 9 Oct 1918, Argonne Forest, France (Killed WW1), Private, 1st Div. Co. E, 16th Inf, burial date unknown, parents Thomas J. Vestal Jr. & Alice Swaim. 

Thomas J. Vestal Jr, born 3 Jul 1853, NC, died 14 Jan 1928, Mecca, Parke Co, IN.,  burial 16 Jan 1928, wife Alice Swaim, parents Thomas Vestal Sr & Mary ???. 

Elmo Vestal, born 15 Apr 1878, Coloma, Parke Co, IN., died 30 Apr 1934, Covington, Fountain Co, IN., burial 2 May 1934, wife Jessie E. Rhodes, parents Thomas Vestal Jr. & Alice Swaim  - Shared by Raymond W Schuknecht

Frank Vestal, born 5 Oct 1881 Coloma, Parke Co, IN., died 14 Jun 1951, Clinton Hosp, Vermillion Co, IN., burial 17 Jun 1951, parents Thomas J.Vestal Jr. & Alice Swaim  - Shared by Raymond W Schuknecht


Miller Cemetery, Lodi


James (Jim) C Truman, born Aug 24, 1836, Lodi, Indiana - died April 30, 1926, Danville, Illinois - Son of Henry and Margaret Mary Bright Truman - Husband of Elizabeth Jenne and Mary Surbaugh - shared by Beth Rasmussen

Charles O. Gill ( 17 Mar 1922 – 23 Mar 1946) so of Deverter Gill - Shared by Arnie Gill

Julia Gill ( 18 Jan 1831 – 26 Mar 1906) - Shared by Arnie Gill


Pleasant Valley Cemetery

Shared by Randy Wright: Overpeck, James, M.: Civil War. Company G, 6th Cavalry (71st) Regiment Indiana Volunteers. Date of Muster: 8-18-1862. Residence: Parke County, Indiana. Died at home 11-6-1862. Per “Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana.” Volume 6. W.H.H. Terrell. 1866. Page 151. Buried: Pleasant Valley Cemetery; Private, Company G, 71st Indiana. Died during the war. Per “Parke County Indiana Centennial Memorial” By: Isaac R. Strouse. 1916.  

 

Rockville Cemetery

    Shared by Mike Woods "This is a photo of Jonathan Woods headstone that has just been placed (Aug. 2008) in section C-lot 45 (GAR) in the Old Rockville Cemetery. The grave was unmarked since his death in 1886"