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Sugar Grove Cemetery
(Clay Township, Wayne County)
6404 Sugar Grove Road
Greens Fork, Indiana  47345

Compiled by Frances (Fouts) Wilson - 1996



Lula J(ane  b. Ashe Co., N.C. Sept-28) 1904 (d. July-18) 1981. 
Mother of J.B. and Paul Rigsby (dau. of John Morgan and Cora E. (Davis) Kelly both b. Ashe Co., N.C.

m.(1) May-8-1922 to Howard Henry Rigsby 
b. Smyth Co., Va. Apr-20-1896 d. Sept-14-1933 bur. Mount Carmel Cem. Marion, Va.

m. (2) Mar-5-1945 to Andrew Adams.)

Row 18 North Section Lot 40


Louie - dau. of W.E. and L.E. Adamson 
d. Nov-13-1882 (no age).

Row 6 Center Section

Sarah (Jane Starbuck) - wife of Simon
(m. Aug-23-1852) d. Nov-20-1858 (no age given.)

Row 7 Center Section


Denzil (Robert) b. June-23-1935
d. Oct-24-1935 (son of Rance and Chloe (Ramsey) Allen.)

Row 15 South Section


Henry (b. Apr-23-1800) d. Oct-25-1863

m. Feb-27 or Mar-1-1827 to)
Elizabeth (b. N.C.? July-5-1807) d. Jan-4-
1871 63y-5m-29d (dau. of Thomas H(amilton and Elitha (Holman or Holloman) Finch.)

Row 10 North Section


John (b. Jan-24-1791) d. Aug-5-1863

(m. Feb-17-1817 to)
Martha (Patsey) wife (b. Mar-29-1802)
d. Sept-7-1871 69y-5m-9d (dau. of Thomas and Hannah (Lewis) Lamb.)

Row 9 Center Section

David L. (b. Apr-19) 1834 (d. Apr-30)
1915 (son of John and Martha (Lamb - Thomas Family) Bailey.

m. (1) Mar-28-1858 to)
Martha E(len b. Sept 21) 1840
(d. M(??)-8) 1862 (dau. of John and Hannah (Bond) Wilson.)

m. (2) June-18-1863 to
Susan Vardeman b. Mar-19-1842 d. Nov-9-1909 dau. of Rev. John T. and Martha (Jenkins) Vardeman. While she and David were visiting their children in Calif., she became ill, died and was bur. there.

m. (3) to
Mary Jane Howell b. d. dau. of William and Amy Howell. Mary Jane is bur. in Little Creek Cem. in Randolph County, Ind.)

Row 9 Center Section

Mollie Mary Alice b. Nov-18-1869
(d. Oct-24-1961 (dau of David L. and Susan (Vardeman) Bailey.

m. (1) Aug-25-1888 to
Oliver Mendenhall (b. Sept-6-1869 d. May-21-1954 - bur. West Lawn Cem. Hagerstown, Ind.) divorced.

m (2) Apr-29-1916 to
Elmer E. Nicholson (b. 1867 d. 1942 - m. (1) July-24-1886 to Martha Horney 1865-1905.) (Divorced.)

Row 9 Center Section

Henry (b. Washington, Wayne Co. IN
Dec-5) 1822 d. Mar-4-1881 58y-2m-29d (Despite intensive research his parentage was not learned. He was a farmer and may have been a minister.

m. Jan-2-1842 to)
Rev. Anna M. (b. N.C. May-15-1823)
d. Aug-15-1893 70y-3m (Her death certificate gives her father's surname as Brookshire and her mother's as Lamb. Brookshire Family Records say Anna's mother's name was Margaret and that Margaret and children, Emsley and Anna came to Henry Co., IN from N.C. about 1827; walking most of the way. In the records of the 29th Session of the White River Conference of the Church of the United Brethren In Christ, which met at Daleville, IN in September 1874 is found.....The first woman to present herself to White River Conference seeking admission to its membership appeared as an applicant, by the recommendation of her quarterly conference, in the person of Mrs. Anna Bailey.....the committee on applicants submitted the following report....."We recommend that Sister Anna Bailey receive the following commendation: To all Whom it May Concern: This is to certify that Anna Bailey is a worthy, and acceptable preacher of the gospel of Christ, and we hereby recommend her as such so long as her life and conduct accord with the same." Signed by (ministers) C.W. Witt, M. Wright, W. Hall, Committee. Incidentally M. Wright, the Rev. Milton Wright, was the father of Wilbur and Orville who later became famous as aviation pioneers.)

Row 3 South Section

Emma Alice dau. of Henry and Anna
d. Sept-27-18?4 (the third number of the year date is illegible.) 2y-3m-11d.

Row 3 South Section

John J. (b. June-25) 1876 (d. Nov-28)
1953 (son of Lewis and Martha (Johnson) Bailey.

m. Oct-18-1930 to)
Gertrude (b. Oct-17) 1877 (d. July 27)
1953 (dau. of Milton and Adaline (Wilson) Cain.)

Row 17 Center Section
South 1/2 Lot 31


Patricia A. (b. @1930) d. October 11, 2002, 72 yrs

Row 18, South 1/2 Lot 27


Linden W. d. Aug-28-1886
31y-10m-11d (son of David & Mary (Hinshaw) Ball.)

Row 13 North Section

David - b. Ind. single - d. June-19-1900 -
78y-3m-14d (son of Samuel and Mary (Nedrick) Ball - both b. Va.

No stone found. Data from Wayne County Death Records.

Pauline V. 1911
(This stone is next to and like that of Cardinal Harris.)

Row 12 South Section


Lulu Vesta - dau. of G.S. and C(?) d.
Nov-11-1882 5m-23d (A George S. and Emma C. (Weaver) Ballenger, who were m. July-27-1881, are bur. at Economy.)

Row 6 Center Section


The Bane family, thought to be of German descent, settled in Burkes Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia.

Small Flag denotes Veteran W.(illiam) J.(efferson b. Va. Aug-22)
1846 (d. Jan-27) 1927 (Civil War veteran - fought for the Confederacy - joined the army at age 16 - told authorities he was 18 - son of Uriah , b. 1811, and Nancy (Leady), b. Va. 1814, Bane.

m. ( ) 1865 to)
Sarah (Ann b. July 14) 1846 (d. Feb-24)
1918 (dau. of John and Sallie (Gullion) Repass.)

Row 15 Center Section

Elias (b. Tazewell Co., Va. Mar-26)
1877 (d. Feb-14) 1928 (son of Wm. J. and Sarah (Repass) Bane.

Row 15 Center Section

m. Sept-24-( ) to
Sophrona J(ane b. Va. May-4) 1873
(d. Mar-5) 1948 (dau. of John and Mary Ann (Barnett) Mothena, both b. Va.)

Row 17 Center Section
Lot 28 South 1/2

Horton J. b.( ) 1899 d.( ) 1972
(son of Elias and Sophrona J. (Mothena) Bane.

m. (1) ( ) to
Helen Beryl Shell b. ( )1901 d. Jan-14-1941 bur. at Willow Grove Cem. at Fountain City, IN.

m. (2) ( ) to)
Glyda F. ( ) b. ( ) 1909

Row 17 Center Section
North 1/2 Lot 28

Dewey H(erland b. Va. Nov-29) 1904
(d. May-22) 1985 (son of Elias and Sophrona (Mothena) Bane.

m. Aug-9-1927 to
Ruby L. ? (b. Ky. June-30) 1907 d. March 18, 2001, 93 yrs
(dau. of Edward C. and Frankie (Campbell) Landrum.)

Row 19 Center Section Lot 61

"Baby" Ethel Faye (b. Oct-29) 1929
(d. Dec-1) 1929 (dau. of Dewey and Ruby.)

Row 14 South Section

Raymond H(erland) b. Aug-9-1928
d. Dec-31-1976 (son of Dewey and Ruby.)

Row 19 Center Section Lot 61

Small Flag denotes Veteran Erwin R.

Erwin R. Bane
Pvt. 1st Cl. -116 Inf. -29th Div.

(b. Burkes Garden area, Tazewell County, Va. 1890. d. in France from wounds received earlier during a battle in World War I. son of Eli and Laura (McMeans) Bane.)

Row 15 South Section

Missouri E. 1866-1933

Her full name was Ellen Missouri (Sprinkle) Bane, daughter of Victoria “Polly” (Bane) & John Sprinkle.  She was born in 1866 in Washington County, VA and died in 1933.  She was married (probably in Va.) to Charles N. Bane (Jan-26-1866 - May-20-1914) son of Wm. Jefferson and Sarah (Repass) Bane, both b. Va. Apparently after her husband's death, Missouri and their children came to Indiana. For a time they lived in the former Sugar Grove schoolhouse in the southwest corner of the Sugar Grove and Fox roads intersection.)

Row 14 South Section


James B. (b. )1901 (d. ) 1966
(son of Charles and Missouri Bane.

Mabel (b. ) 1900 (d. May-20)
1966 (dau. of Charles and Missouri Bane.) m. ( Richard Werking.)

Row 10 South Section


W(illiam) Chalmer (b. Va. May-9) 1872
(d. Mar-6) 1938 (son of Thomas and Sarah (Eaton) Barker, both b. Va.

m. to
Harriet (b. Va. Nov-22) 1875
(d. Mar-19) 1933 (dau. of Andrew and Sally Kendrick, both b. Va.)

Row 15 South Section

One stone says J (?)

Another says M.

Row 15 South Section


Ora 1888-1976.
(Death record in Wayne Country Health Office states b. Ky. Oct-7-1887 d. July-19-1976 son of Wesley & Mary (Fairchild) Barrier.

m. (1) to
Nona (b. Ky. Mar-15) 1891 (d. Dec-19)
1952 (dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth (Cooper) Christewell.)

m. (2) to Bessie Williams.

Row 16 South Section Lot 18

Edna Ethel (b. Colorado May ) 1911
d. April-12 1987 (dau. of Ora and Nona (Christewell) Barrier, both b. Ky.)

Row 16 South Section Lot 18


Rosia M. b. July-3-1897 - d. Feb-1-1906
of internal injuries. Dau. of Wm. (b. Ill.) and Margaret (Ellen?), b. Ind., Barton.

No stone found.

Wayne Co. Death Records.


Effie - see B. H. Watkins.


Suzanne (b @1953) d. January 14, 2001
dau. of Jean Ann

Row 13, South Side Lot 8

Violet (Hill) b. d. Mar-19-2007
(dau. of George and Olive (Love) Hill), 97 yrs.

Lot 8 1st Addn


Patricia (b. Oct-14) 1922 (d. Apr-4)
1944 (dau of Virgle and Mildred (Hill) Coddington.

m. July-13-1941 to
Virgil Bennett son of William and Gladys (Moystner) Bennett.)

Leah Mae (stillborn) Apr-2-1944.

Row 10 South Section


Wilbur J. (b. Mercer Co., Ohio Oct-20)
1915 (d. Jan-16) 1987 (son of Henry b. Baccarratt, France & Ruby (Thompson) , b. Ohio, Bietry.

m. Feb-9-1939 to)
Lela N. (b. Jan-27) 1918 - (d. July-6)
1980 (dau. of Kelso & Elsie (Veal) Mendenhall.)

Row 18 South Section
North 1/2 Lot 52


John Sr. (b. Va. on Jan-20-1788)
d. Aug-20-1866 78y-7m.

m. ( ) to
Anna Elizabeth Camell b. Va. No stone was found for her. The 1850 Clay Twp., Wayne Co., Ind. Census gave her age as 58. John and Ann Elizabeth Bish were listed among charter members of the Sugar Grove United Brethren Church.)

Row 9 North Section

John Jr. (No stone) b. Ohio May-7-1823
d. Nov-22-1912 89y-m-5d - son of John and Annie (Camell) Bish - both b. Va.

m. Oct-28-1843 to
Cynthia (Ann) wife of J. (b. N.C.)
d. May-24-1900 83y-m-25d (dau. of James Johnson , b. N.C. - mother's name not given.)

Row 9 North Section

George W. (b. Ind. Dec-16) 1846
(d. Feb-26) 1935 (son of John Jr., b. Ohio, and Cynthia (Johnson), b. N.C., Bish.
m. Sept-23-1869 to
Rachel (Ann) wife of G.W. b. (N.C.) Sept-1-1852 d. July-3-1902 (dau. of Nathan and Deborah (Morgan) Cain, both b. N.C.)

Row 14 Center Section

Infant dau. of James and Electa
(Nicholson) Bish d. Sept-24-1881 7d (Electa 1856 - 1920 is bur. in South Cemetery - Greens Fork.)

This stone was loose. When read was in Row 8 North Section


John J. b. ( ) 1912 (d. Sept-10-1985
in St. Cloud, Fla. and was bur. there.) (son of Harry and Florence Bodiker.)

m. (1) to
Mildred (b. Nov-24) 1914
(d. of TB June-12) 1938 (dau. of Marion and Hattie (Campbell) b. Ill. Farr.)

m(2) ( ) to

Row 16 South Section


John b. Ohio ( ) 1829 d. ( )1896.

m. ( ) to
Lydia A. (b. Oct-23) 1837 (d.
Dec-10) 1916 (dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Adamson) Watkins, both b. N.C.

m. (2) Feb-13-1902 to Charles C. Petro
b. Jan-8-1842 d. June-23-1914. He and his first wife, Victoria (Mills) are bur. at West Lawn Cem. Hagerstown, Ind.)

B.B. Son of John and Lydia Bousman d. July-29-1883 - 21y-3m-22d.

Row 4 North Section


Samuel (b. Ind. July-10-1815) d. Aug-28-
1891 76y-1m-18d (son of James, b. Ky., and Margaret (Mitchell) Boyd.)

m. Mar-5-1840 to)
Mahala d. July- ?- 1889 77y-1m-8d
(dau. of Wm. and Elizabeth (Porter) Fox.

Children of S(amuel) and M(ahala)
Abiram d. Sept-19-1858.

Arthur d. Feb-19-1867 - 22y-2m-26d.

Row 9 Center Section


Daniel (b. Warren Co., Ohio Sept-22-
1800) d. May-27-1882- 81y-8m-5d. (son of Daniel and Susanna Bradbury. Daniel Bradbury came to Wayne Co., Indiana in 1819 and settled in what later became Clay township, on Morgan's Creek, three miles north-west of Washington (Greens Fork) He married Mary Elliot at Jacksonburg. Her father, Abraham Elliot, settled in the town of Jacksonburg soon after it was laid out (1815) and kept the first Tavern in a log house. In 1866 Daniel and Mary moved to a farm half a mile north of Washington. He was elected a county commissioner in 1839, and a representative to the Legislature in 1840. He served as an assessor (4 townships) for thirteen years and as superintendent of the County Asylum for twelve years.

m. (1) Aug-13-1821 to
Mary - wife (b. Nov-11-1799) d. Apr-4-
1868 - 68y-4m-24d (dau. of Abraham and Jean (Alexander) Elliot.)

(m. (2) June-27-1869 to
Hannah Buck b. Nov-23-1828 d. Dec-18-1928 - dau. of Michael and Catherine Buck. She is bur. at South Cemetery Greens Fork. Note that she lived to the age of 100y-25d. She was also well known locally as an ardent foe of the use of intoxicating beverages.

Row 12 Center Section

John d. Oct-25-1853 - 26y-29d (In all
probability he was a son of Daniel and Mary (Elliot) Bradbury. Young's History of Wayne Co. states that Daniel Bradbury's son John died from injuries received from the running away of a team, and that his widow and a son died a few years after.

m. Sept-23-1847 to
Gulia E.(lma Wilson) wife of John
Bradbury d. July-3-1857 - 27y-6m-11d.

Melvina d. May-6-1852 - 3y-8m-6d.
Mary K. d. Mar-17-1853 - 2m-27d.

Row 10 Center Section

As nearly as could be determined the East
side of the stone reads Little Lena.

West side of the stone reads:

Albert and Gides (?) Bradbury
b. May-9-1863 (death date not legible.)

Row 7 Center Section - in 1985
the 20th stone from the north.


Mahala b.( ) 1829 (d. Aug-25) 1901
(The 1860 Census (Clay Twp.) lists Francis Brittain 29 - farmer, his wife, Mahala - 31, both b. N.C., chilren Louisa 7, Franklin 5, both b. N.C., Elizabeth 3, and John 1, both b. Ind.)

Row 3 Center Section


Jesse W(arren b. N.C. Aug-14) 1816 (d.
Oct-4) 1891 (son of Jesse and Judith (Johnson) Brooks both b. N.C.

m. (1) Mar-4-1841 to)
Sally (b. Dec-11) 1819 (d. Oct-15)
1868 (dau. of Isaiah and Christiana (Clark) Mendenhall, both bur. at Fairfield Cem.)

m. (2) Dec-8-1872 to Phebe, widow of
James Stevenson. She d. in 1878 and is bur. in the Williamsburg Cemetery.)

(m. (3) Nov-18-1879 to Rachel (Coffin)
Cook b. Oct-9-1819 (Ind.) d. Feb-20-1905 - dau. of Jno. and Martha (Parker) Coffin both b. N.C. She is buried at Fairfield Cemetery.

Jesse M. - son of Jesse and Sally - b.
June-23-1853 - d. Nov-11-1854 - 1y-3m-18d.

Row 11 Center Section

David A. (b. Oct-29) 1848 (d. Jan-4)
1903 (son of Jesse W. and Sallie (Mendenhall) Brooks.

m. July-3-1880 - Delaware Co., Ind. to
Florence (b. in Delaware Co., In. May-
16) 1860 (d. Mar-17-1939) (dau. of Robert and Rosanna (Murray) Hindman.

m. (2) 1912 to
Lewis P. Oler, who m. (1) Betsy Jane (Brooks) Cain. See Oler.)

Row 2 South Section

Eliza A. "Lide" (b. Mar-17) 1855
(d. ) 1934.

Amanda (b. Apr-24) 1846 (d. Feb-13)

Maria L(ou b. Nov-29) 1859 (d. Mar-9)

Row 15 Center Section

(Daus. of Jesse W. and Sarah (Mendenhall) Brooks.)

The parents of these sisters were charter members of Sugar Grove U.B. Church, and the Church was always very dear to Maria Lou (better known as Lou Brooks). I first met her in 1930, and at that time she was living in Winchester, IN. where she had been a school teacher (1st grade, I think) for many years. She once told me that when a young woman she had homesteaded a claim in Kansas, lived alone in a sod house and taught school some distance away. To my question if she ever felt afraid she replied only once when a pack of coyotes followed her home one evening, but they were gone the next morning. In 1983 or 1984 I mentioned this to Letha Brooks (widow of Francis, who was a nephew of Lou), and she hadn't known about it, but said Lou's older brother, George, had gone to Kansas. Presumedly, they did not live too far apart.

Occasionally a neighbor or friend brought her from Winchester to Sunday Morning Service at Sugar Grove; now and then she hired a taxi, and always seemed delighted to be there. She was so tiny in stature that when seated on a bench, her feet lacked 3 or 4 inches of touching the floor. FFW.

(Dora) Evon (b. Jan-31) 1919 (d. Aug-
17) 1940 (dau. of Thomas and Alma (Powell) Powell, both b. Ky.

m. Oct.-19-1935 to
Albert J. Brooks son of Arch and Chloe (Johnson) Brooks.)

Row 11 South Section


Alma - dau. of William and Alma -
d. Dec-18-1876 - 1y-2m-11d.

Row 8 South Section

William H. 1857 1931.

Malinda J. 1853 1928.

Row 14 South Section

A Sugar Grove news column in the Feb.
28, 1896 copy of The Enterprise (a weekly, Richmond, IN, newspaper) says that a child of Mrs. Brown of near Hagerstown was buried at this place (Sugar Grove Cemetery) Sunday.

Harriet b. June-18-1893 - d. Apr-21-1906
(of TB) Age 12y-10m-3d. Dau. of William and Alice (McPherson) Brown.

No stone found.
Data from Wayne County Death Records.


Bessie J(ane b. Dec-18) 1886 (d. July-
27) 1954 (dau. of Levi & Sarah Emma (Sharp) Strickler.

m. July-8-1911 to
Samuel Byrd b. in Va. July-27-1890 - d. July-1955 - son of Franklin and Tebitha Byrd. Divorced 1929.)

Lewis (Paul b. Dec-14) 1919 -d.( )1969
(son of Samuel & Bessie, and twin to Lois (below) m. Dec-28-1963 to Judith Conners b. Jan-30-1941. He is bur. at Washington Park Cem. east of Indianapolis.)

Lois (Catherine b. Dec-14) 1919 -
(d. Mar-11) 1982 (m. Aug-20-1955 to Warren Phenis b. Jan-28-1919 Divorced Sept-1958.)

Row 17 South Section

Children of Samuel and Bessie (Strickler) Byrd:

Murtle Emma (stillborn) Jan-24-1914.

Row 7 North Section

Matilda Catherine b. and d. Feb-15-1915.

Infant (stillborn) July-18-1916.

Curtis (twin to James) died at birth Nov-
Sarah Virginia (b. Apr ) 1925 (d. Mar-
28) 1926 (death caused by falling from high chair.)

Row 7 North Section

Small Flag denotes Veteran (Hobart) James b. Nov-30) 1922
d. Mar-16) 1984 (Twin to Curtis and son of Samuel & Bessie (Strickler) Byrd.)

Plaque on grave reads:
James Byrd
S 1 (Seaman First Class)
U S. Navy World War II
Nov-30-1922 Mar-16-1984

m. Jan.-1-1953 to)
Mary Elizabeth (b. Thoms Creek, Va. Mar-13) 1923 (dau. of Samuel Patton, b. Va., & Carria (Rose), b. Hansonville, Va., Rhea.)

Row 18 North Section

WayNet wishes to gratefully acknowledge Marvin Wilson and his sister, Frieda Wilson Newcomer for giving permission to WayNet to post this information complied by their mother, Frances (Fouts) Wilson.  We also thank Jayne Beers for her assistance in bringing this information to our attention.

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