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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

M - Z


(There are 3 spellings of the name. All are of the same family.)

Samuel (b. Nov-25-1831) d. Jan-29-1903

Row 5 Center Section

(m. July-20-1859 to)
M(ary) E. b. Oct-13-1843 d. June-8-1915 (dau. of Moses and Cynthia (Cox) Veal.)

Row 5 North Section

Children of Samuel and Mary E.

Letitia d. May-7-1866 5m-12d.
Alice L. d. Nov-14-1874 12y-8m-3d.

Row 5 Center Section


Horace D. (b. @1921) D. April 6, 1999, 78 yrs

m. Pauline

Row 19, South 1/2 Lot 53


Julia A. - wife of Samuel (b. Feb-4-1845)
d. June-8-1872 Aged 27y-4m-4d (Dau. of Edwin F. and Kesiah (Elliot) Ogborn.)

m. Jan-19-1870 to
Samuel McCullough - b. Apr-1-1827, son of John and Elizabeth (Walker) McCullough, both of whom are bur. at Salem Cem. John and his brothers, Samuel and James McCullough were b. in Ireland, came to the U. S. and located near Kittlaning in western PA., from where they came to Wayne Co., IN. John and James bought land about a mile west of the present (1996) Sugar Grove Community Church; Samuel's land was a mile farther west and a little north. Samuel (husband of Julia) had been m. previously to America Newell who died. Sometime after Julia's death he m. Sarah Speer. Samuel d. Mar-13-1905 and was bur. in Pleasant Grove Cem. in Schuyler Co., MO. See Osborn and also Weyl - Gulia Elma - wife of Charles C. Weyl.)

Infant of S. and J. A. (no date).

Row 7 Center Section


Lester b. May-27-1914 d. Aug-31-1914
son of Frank and Laura (Bant) McFarland, both b. Va. No stone found - data from Wayne County Records.

James H. (b. Va. Jan-12) 1888 (d. June-
4) 1977 (son of William and Mary (Neal) McFarland.)

m. Apr-19-1908 to
Lula Jane (b. Tazewell, Va., Oct-21)
1886 (d. June-25) 1979 (dau. of John H. and Anna Ellen (Tibbs) Robinson.)

Row 18 Center Section Lot 44

Children of James and Lula

(Joseph) Kenneth (b. Dec-7) 1917 (d.
May-29) 1939.

Walter b. Jan-12-1925 d. Nov-14-1935.

Row 8 South Section


Mildred (Mother) (b. Ky. Aug-22) 1904
(d. June-3) 1973 (dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Cox) Goodpaster.)

Row 12 South Section
North 1/2 Lot 3


Joseph H. d. 1896.

Sarah Frazier 1873 - 1896.

Row 14 North Section


Rebecca b. 1862 (d. Dec-20) 1943
(maiden name unknown - mother of Frankie Hays Powell - see Powell.)

m. (1) ( ) to
Lon Campbell.
m. (2) ( ) to
Robert McLemore.

Row 11 South Section

Norman ("Teeter" b. Ky. Aug-4) 1901
(d. June-14) 1981 (son of Reobert and Rebecca (Campbell) McLemore.

m. (1) ( ) to
Mauda b. Ky. Mar-3-1900 d. Sept-21-1936 bur. in Ky. dau. of Gordon and Lucy Smith.)

m. (2) ( ) to
Lula (b. Leithchfield, Ky. Apr-14) 1900
(d. Sept-16) 1965 (maiden name Sandlin.)

Row 11 South Section

Jean (b. Apr-8) 1935 (d. Oct-30) 1984
(dau. of Oliver and Mabel (Baney) Rhodes.
m. (1) ( ) to
Fred McCoy.
m. (2) ( ) to
William McLemore, son of Norman and Mauda (Smith) McLemore. William McLemore's first wife was killed in the April 1968 explosion in Richmond, IN. She was in a beauty shop at the time.)

Row 17 North Section
North 1/2 Lot 70


Martha, dau. of James and Harriet d. May-
21-1860 5y-1m.

(This listing is from Beverly Yount's records. It was not found when the cemetery stones were read in 1985. It may be one of the stones that is no longer legible.)


Hezekiah (b. at Coventry, Conn. Apr-23-
1787) d. Sept-24-1852 - 65y-5m-1d (son of Calvin, b. Windham, Conn., and Lydia (Robertson), b. Conn., Manning.

m. 1828 in Conn. to)
Polly (Mary) wife of Hezekiah (b. May-6-
1797) d. Nov-14-1874 77y-6m-8d (dau. of Eleazer Jacobs.)

Henry son of Hezekiah and Mary b. Feb.-
21-1836 - d. July-30-1855.

John L(uther) son Hezekiah & Mary
(stone sunk) b. June-7-1831 d. Mar-24-1848.

Row 7 South Section

Arillus (b. Oct-28-1858) d. Jan-2-1861

Indabelle (b. Sept-15-1860) d. Sept-13-
1862 1y-11m-29d (Dates from Family records.)
Children of George B. and Susan (Lamb) Manning, who are buried at Economy, Ind..
Row 7 South Section


Huston R(eese) b. Dec-25-1921
d. Mar-16-1993 (son of Huston R. Sr. and Louise (Malsby) Marlatt.) (U.S. Army - Oct-21-1942 to March-2-1946. Technician 5th Grade in Medical Supply, stationed at Los Alamos, NM where they were working on the atomic bomb - WWII.)

m. June-21-1953 to
Phyllis J. b. June-22-1930 (dau. of Stickley and Thelma (Turner) Hobbs.)

Row 18 North Section
North 1/2 Lot 39


Rebecca - wife of John (b. Apr-21-1806
d. Mar-29-1874 67y-11m-8d.

Row 13 North Section


Alfred (b. N.C. Apr-2-1834) d. July-19-
1891 57y-3m-17d.

m. (Nov-29-1855 to
Matilda b. June-26-1836 d. Apr-15-1916 - dau. of Temple and Rebecca (Pierce) Edwards. Bur. at Sugar Grove Cem., but no stone found - data from Wayne Co. Marriage and Death Records.)

Row 3 Center Section

Children of A. and M.

Temple d. ?-?-24 Age 4.
Lydia (b. Oct-12-1869) d. Oct-26-1879

Row 4 Center Section

Lillie B. B. Sept-21-1864 d. Sept-14- 1901 36y-11m-24d. Bur. at Sugar Grove Cem., but no stone found - data from County Records.

Granville - Son of Joseph and Mary d.
Apr-14-1873 2y-2m-21d.

William d. Jan-8 (the rest of the inscription is illegible. Beverly Yount listed him as a son of Joseph and Mary.)

(The 1860 Census lists a Joseph Martin age 20 - occupation - Farm Laborer, living in the household of Jesse Bond (age 81) Clay Twp. Wayne Co. IN.)

Row 4 Center Section

Eddie son of C. F. and M. E. (the remainder of the inscription is illegible.)

Row 4 Center Section

There is a note that a Fred Martin, age 11, d. of dipthteria July 18, 1894, but the source of the data is unknown.

The stone is broken. Nothing else except the word 'died' is legible. There is a lamb in an indentation on the stone.

Row 4 Center Section


Solomon b. Jan-12-1814 - d. June-14-
1883 (son of Isaiah and Christiana (Clark) Mendenhall, who are bur. in Fairfield Cem. north east of Greens Fork.

m. Dec-10-1837 to)
Cecilia b. July-18-1811 - d. Dec-10-1893
(dau. of Jesse and Judith (Johnson) Brooks.)

Row 14 Center Section

Caleb (b. Nov-21) 1821 (d. Mar-31)
1866 (son of Isaiah and Christiana (Clark) Mendenhall.

m. Aug-24-1845 to)
Luzetta - wife (b. Jan-23) 1827 (d.
Mar-8) 1912 (dau. of Frederick, b. N.C., and Polly (Brooks), b. N.C., Dean.)

Children of C.C. and L.

Elizabeth - d. Oct-25-1858 - 17m-2d.
Infant son b. Oct-22-1859 - 1d.

Row 8 Center Section

Alves (b. Jan-25) 1851 (d. Mar-7) 1915
(son of Caleb and Luzetta (Dean) Mendenhall.

m. Randolph Co., Ind. June-20-1874 to
Susan (b. Nov-2) 1852 (d. Oct-6) 1948
(dau. of John and Lucinda Shoemaker.)
Row 15 North Section

Roscoe C. (b. Aug-9) 1880 (d. Jan-24)
1947 (son of Alves and Susan (Shoemaker) Mendenhall.

m. Feb-7-1901 to)
M(attie) Grace (b. Dec-21) 1881 (d.
May-6) 1964 (dau. of John and Susan (Bowers) Lester.)

Evelyn May dau. of R.C. and M.G. d.
July-14-1907 4d.

Row 14 North Section

Raymond C. b. Aug-26-1917
(son of Roscoe C. and Grace (Lester) Mendenhall.

m. May-14-1938 to)
Della Mae b. Sept-21-1916 d. May 21, 2002, 85 yrs
(dau. of Harles and Josephine (Thrasher) Medsker.)

Row 18, South 1/2 of South 1/2 Lot 52

Virgie S. b. June-2-1891 (d. in N.J.)
Dec-25-1981 (She had been a school teacher and later a YWCA secretary - dau. of Alves and Susan (Shoemaker) Mendenhall)

Row 17 Center Section
North 1/2 Lot 29

Kelso - (b. Apr-3) 1895 - (d. Dec-14)
1969 (Wayne Co. Councilman at time of death) son of Alvis & Susan (Shoemaker) Mendenhall.

m. Dec-23-1916 to)
Elsie b. at the "Poor House" Chautauqua Co., Kansas (see Avis Veal Gilmer) (Dec-27) 1893 - d. (May-1) 1989 (dau. of Charles S. and Mary (Oler) Veal.)

Row 14 South Section
South 1/2 Lot 11

Infants - son and dau. of A.G. and P.A. d.
Sept-28-1870 (May be children of A. Grant and Phoebe (Oler) Mendenhall who are bur. at Economy.)

Row 6 Center Section


Charles (Virgil) son of G.M. and A.B. d.
Oct-27-1899 6m-1d.

Fannie (b. Aug-3) 1889 (d. Apr-21)

(Both are children of George Milton and Aletha (Burgess) Mettert who were m. Sept-10-1885, and are bur. in South Cemetery at Greens Fork.)

Row 2 Center Section


Flag denoting Veteran. Vernon R. b. Apr-24-1927, d. July 16, 2002, 75 yrs
(son of Roscoe and Virgie Ellen (Bidwell) Miller.) (S1 (Seaman 1st Class) U.S. Navy World War II Nov-44 to July-46.)

(Vernon & Joan had three daughters, Cheryl Ballenger, Nancy Parsons, and Cindy Favorite; three sons, Jack Miller, Jessie Miller, Tim Miller; Vernon had one brother, Lawrence Miller; two sisters, Juanita Byrd and Marilyn (deceased - six brothers, Vincent, Ralph, Charles, Lowell, Dale, Harold, and one sister, Marjorie Phillips.)

m. Mar-28-1948 to
Mary Joan b. May-26-1928 (dau of Charles and Edna (Knotts) Farr.)

Row 19 North Section Lot 73


Flag denoting Veteran. Alison (b. Ind. Jan-4-1844) d. Sept-2-
1869 25y-7m-29d (Beverly Yount's Cemetery records list him as a member of the 135 Reg. Ill. Vol.) (The 1860 Census - West River Twp. - Randolph Co. Ind. lists an Alison Moore, age 16, living in the household of Francis and Barbara Moore. The 1850 lists both Alison and Francis in the household of David Moore, so they were brothers. Francis "Frank" and Barbara later lived in Jefferson Twp., Wayne Co., and he became a well known minister in the United Brethren Church. Francis' death certif. gave his father as David Moore, b. Ireland, and his mother as Lidda Moore. Alison died before birth and death records were kept in Indiana.)

Row 8 North Section


Flag denoting Veteran. Plaque on grave reads:

Carl Edgar Morris
U. S. Army
Dec-8-1913 - Nov-1-1976
(son of Frank and Cora (Thompson) Morris.

m. ( ) to
Mary ( .)

Row 18 Center Section Lot 41


Audry Catherine b. and d. Dec-26-1909
Lived 12 hours. Dau. of Oason or Orson, b. Wisconsin, and Rena (Conley), b. Ind., Morrison. A William O. and Rena (Conley) Morrison are bur. in Economy Cem. From Wayne Co. Records. No stone.

Walter L(eroy b. July-14) 1911 d. May 20, 1997, 85 yrs
(son of Raymond Francis and Cora Clyde (Turner) Morrison.)

m. Nov-24-1932 to
Helen A(daline) b. May-5)1913 d.(September 7, 2004 )
(dau. of Manley J. and Lydia J. (Thornburg) Yoke.)

Row 15 South Section Lot 16


John d. Nov-15-1865 - 82y.

Jane d. Dec-20-1868 - 74y.

(The 1860 Census shows them living in Economy, Ind. - both were born in England.)

Row 9 South Section


Effie M(ay b. June-6) 1884 (d. Oct-24)
1945 (dau. of Alves and Susan (Shoemaker) Mendenhall.

m. Nov-25-1903 to
Marion Mull b. Aug-1-1872 d. July-24-1931 - son of Peter and Senaah Jane (Mills) Mull. Marion is bur. at West Grove Cem.)

Row 17 Center Section
South 1/2 Lot 30


William d. Dec-3-1877 - 83y-10m-24d

Row 13 Center Section


Thomas d. Feb-16-1915 70y-8m-11d
son of Anderson. Data from Wayne Co. Records. No stone.


Ellen (b Ohio Oct-24) 1863 (d. May-
16) 1939 (dau. of and Elizabeth (Pierce), b. Ohio, Caroll.

m. (1) ( ) to
George Dumford.

m. (2) ( ) to
Frank Murray) (bur. West Lawn Cem.) (Ellen was the mother of Raymond Dumford - also bur. at Sugar Grove Cem.)

Row 8 South Section


Ann E. (b. Tazewell Co., VA.) June 20
or 21-1915 d. Jan-23-1976 (dau. of James H. and Lula Jane (Robinson) McFarland, both b. VA

m. ( ) to
Charles M. Myers b. Aug-2-1900 d. Nov-17-1976 - son of Marion T. and Martha (Milbourn) Myers.)

Row 18 Center Section Lot 44


Cora B. - dau. of J.W. and C.-d. Jan-25-
1878 11d.

Row 11 North Section


The Nelson family came to Indiana from North Carolina. Vera Wolfe Coppock, granddaughter of Randolph Nelson wrote, 'I do remember Grandpa (Randolph N.) saying they came to Indiana to keep from fighting their brothers. So evidently some were here before Freeman and family came.' An entry in Freeman's Bible states that Leander came to Indiana Feb. 26, 1860.

Freeman B. (b. in N.C. Oct-31) 1831 (d.
Mar-19) 1911 (son of Alexander & Jane (McVey) Nelson, both born in N.C.)

Dinah (b. N.C. May-8) 1835 (d. June-22)
1909 (dau. of Wm. and Ruth Hinshaw - both born N.C.)

Row 14 South Section

Vashti b. Aug-1-1874 d. Sept-1-1874
(dau. of Freeman and Dinah.)

Row 13 Center Section

(John) Randolph b. Winston Salem, N.C.
Nov-4-1856* d. May-3-1939 (son of Freeman and Dinah (Hinshaw) Nelson.

m. Dec-28-1879 to)
S(afira) Louisa (b. Dec-9) 1861 or 1862
(d. Jan-17) 1934 (dau. of Henry and Rachel (Ellis) Atkinson.)

*The stone lists the year of his birth as 1856; family records give 1857.

Row 1 North Section

Albert W(ayne b. Ind. Feb-2-1868) d.
Aug-8-1892 24y-6m-7d (Death certif. states that he was a resident of Mattoon, Ill., and that he died of typhoid fever in Clay Twp., Wayne Co., Ind. Son of Freeman and Dinah (Hinshaw) Nelson.

m. (1) Mar-2-1891 to
Clara b. Jan-18-1870 d. Dec-20-1932 dau. of George and Elizabeth (Fouts) Mettert. She was m. (2) Jan-1-1896 to Arthur Brooks 1848 - 1936. Arthur and Clara are bur. at Fairfield Cem.)

Row 13 Center Section

Daniel K. (b. N.C. ) d. Apr-15-1886
52y-3m-1d (son of Alexander and Jane (McVey) Nelson.)

m. to
Sarah E. dau. of Price and Mary (Moffett) Vestal. Sarah m. (2) Nov-27-1887 to James Taylor Nicholson (see Nicholson). They were divorced Feb-15-1890. She is bur. in South Cem. at Greens Fork, Ind.)

Row 13 Center Section

Leander H (b. N.C. Mar-20-1839 Came
to Ind. Feb-26-1860) d. Feb-16-1873 33y-10m-26d (son of Alexander and Jane (McVey) Nelson, both b. N.C.

m. Nov-15-1863 to
Emma Clark)

Row 13 Center Section


J. Sharrin b. Nov-28-1944 d. Mar-13-
1991 (Dau. of James C. and Nadine (Wines) Holland.

m. ( ) to
Albert Neuman)
(The letters B I N G O are on the top of the stone.)

Row 17 North Section


Caroline b. 1856 d. 1928.

Row 9 South Section


John (M. - b. Madison Co., Ind. Mar-2)
1856 (d. Dec-4) 1932 (son of Albert and Sarah (Keeton) Newman,. both b. VA.

m. Feb-26-1900 to)
Pearl (Solomon - m. record gives her
name as Wealthy P. b. Ill ) 1884 (d. ) 1940.

Enna dau. of John and Pearl (b. Jan-6-
1905) d. Sept-6-1906 1y-8m.

Row 16 Center Section

George Manuel (no stone) b. June-26-
1918 d. Feb-26-1920 son of John and Pearl.

Pearl D. b. Apr-4-1880 d. Jan-27-1962
(dau. of Samuel and Margaret (Coon) Dale.

m. Dec-10-1893 (Marriage record gives her name as Daisy Pearl) to
Walter (no stone) b. Feb- ? -1868
d. Mar- ?-1943 son of Albert and Sarah (Keeton) Newman.)

Row 11 South Section

Mary L. (b. May-10-1911) d. June-1-
1915 4y-3m-8d (dau. of Walter and Pearl.)
Row 11 South Section

Elwood Newman b. Apr-11-1897 -
d. Nov-17-1924 (no stone) An item from the Winchester ( Indiana) Democrat Nov-20-1924 reads;
"Elwood Newman, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Newman, residing eight miles southeast of Winchester, died at the Randolph Co. Hospital Monday (Nov-17) as the result of an accident three hours previously. The man, with several others, was trying to move an automobile which had stalled in the snow, at Spartansburg. The blinding snowstorm prevented F. L. Beattey, of Spartansburg, from seeing the men who were attempting to push the stalled car, and he struck Mr. Newman and knocked him down. The young man was hurried to the hospital, where everything possible was done to save his life......Funeral services....this morning (Thursday) at the Sugar Grove Church....Burial in the cemetery nearby."

Brother Eugene T. (b. July-8) 1916
(d. July-21) 1983 (never married).

Sister Donna (b. ) 1923
(d. ) 1972.

(son and dau. of Walter and Pearl (Dale) Newman. Donna m. L.T. McNeal and lived in Cleveland, Ohio.)

Row 17 Center Section
North 1/2 Lot 32

Rose E. (no stone) b. Dec-16-1888 d.
Aug-6-1914 dau. of Wm. and Ellen (Miller) McNutt.

m. Apr-30-1904 to
Edward Newman.

Wilbur (no stone) b. Aug-25-1910
d. Sept-11-1910 son of Edward and Rose (McNutt) Newman.

Data from Wayne Co. Records.


For a comprehensive, in depth account of the Nicholson family, see JOHN & MARY WILLIAMS NICHOLSON - NORTH CAROLINA PIONEERS to INDIANA AND IOWA, with Known Descendants by Kenneth J Nicholson (several volumes).

Abner M. (no stone) b. Ind. Sept-8-1837
d. Nov-10-1916 son of Andrew, b. N.C., and Sarah (Lamb) (Thomas Family), b. IN, Nicholson.

m. Dec-23-1858 to)
Adaline - wife of Abner - d. Mar-28-1888 46y-3m-22d. (dau. of Nathan and Minerva (Lewis) Wilson.)

Row 15 Center Section

Charles Edward (no stone) b. New Castle,
Ind. Jan-26-1861 d. Apr-14-1935 - son of Abner and Adaline (Wayne County Death Record gives her name as Melissa, which must have been her middle name) (Wilson) Nicholson.

m. Mar-29-1883 to
Melvina Fouts b. 1867 dau. of Aaron and Ruth (Mills) Fouts. Melvina's death date and place of bur. unknown.

Martha b. Mar-31-1865 d. Dec-11-1905
(of TB) dau. of Andrew and Sarah (Franklin) Horney.

m. July-24-1886 to
Elmer E(llsworth) Nicholson b. 1867 d. Aug-14-1942 - son of Abner and Adaline Melissa (Wilson) Nicholson. Elmer m. (2) Apr-29-1916 to Mollie (Bailey) Mendenhall (See Bailey). They were later divorced. He is bur. at Earlham - Richmond, Ind.

Fannie E(stell) b. July-8-1897 d. Mar-6-
1900 (dau. of Elmer and Martha).

Row 15 Center Section

Frank A. b. Sept-18-1888 d. June-
16-1913 (son of Elmer and Martha).

No stone found

A Sugar Grove news column in the Feb. 28, 1896 copy of the Enterprise (a weekly Richmond, Ind., newspaper) reads: An infant son of Elic (Elmer) and Martha Nicholson was buried at this place Saturday.

Here or Elsewhere in This Cemetery Lie

Joseph b. N.C. Sept-12-1807 d. Aug-
17-1890 (82y-10m-26d) son of John (b. N.C.) and Mary Williams (b. MD) Nicholson.

m. May-15-1828 to
Sarah b. (N.C.) Oct-15-1805 d. Oct-29-
1881 dau. of William I and Elizabeth (Farmer) Murray (both b. VA).

On the back of the stone

Twelve Children Including
John Buchanan 1829 1899
Willis ca 1830 1889
Margaret ca 1830
Mary N. Faucett 1832 1874
Nimrod 1834 1903
Robert 1836 1914
Marquis D. ca 1837 1908
Elizabeth Jane N. Tyson 1842 1899
Williams 1842 1929
Jesse ca 1844 ca 1900

Row 15 North Section

John (Buchanan) b. Jan-22-1829 d. Nov-
30-1899 (son of Joseph and Sarah (Murray) Nicholson.

m. Oct-23-1851 to)
Lydia (Ann) b. Sept-7-1832 d. Oct-10-
1901 (dau. of Ezekiel (Joseph Family) and Rachel (Adamson) Lamb.)

Row 8 North Section

Willis b. ca 1831 d. Aug-8-1889 57y
(son of Joseph and Sarah (Murray) Nicholson.

m. Oct-31-1852 to)
Mary b. N.C. Sept-25-1834 d. Oct-5-
1904 dau. of David and Elizabeth (Cole) McPherson, both b. N.C. No stone found.

Row 10 North Section

Ora Lee (b. Oct-17-1866) d. Dec.-10-
1872 6y-1m-23d (son of Marquis D. and Mary Ann (Nicholson) Nicholson.)

Row 6 Center Section

Ozro D. b. Aug-17-1887 d. Nov-1-1904
(of typhoid fever) (son of Williams and Melissa (Atkinson) Nicholson.)

Row 15 Center Section

James T(aylor) b. N.C. Apr-14-1816 d.
July-10-1899 - 83y-2m-24d (son of John, b. N.C., and Mary (Williams), b. Md., Nicholson.

m. (1) Aug-10-1837 to)
Sarah - wife of James T. - b. (IN) Apr-7-
1818 d. May-28-1886 - 68y-1m-21d (dau. of Enos Veal I, probably b. N.J., and Mary (Smith) Veal.)

m. (2) Nov-27-1887 to
Sarah Nelson, widow of Daniel Nelson. Divorced Feb-15-1890

Rhoda (b. Aug-11) 1839 (d. May-19)
1915 (dau. of J.T. and S.V. Nicholson - After her mother's death she kept house for her father. After his wife, Virena, died she kept house for her brother, Elmire.)

Row 15 North Section

Sally Amanda b. June-23-1861 d. Aug-
5-1862 dau. of J.T. and Sarah (Veal) Nicholson.

No stone found.

Elmire (J. - b. Ind. July-3) 1845 (d. Dec-
12) 1917 (son of James T. & Sarah (Veal) Nicholson.

m. Feb-3-1866 to)
Virena (b. Oct-29) 1847 (d. Aug-31)
1914 (dau. of Ithamer (Joseph Family) and Margarett (Fox) Lamb.)

Row 15 North Section

Infant son of Elmire and Virena b. and d.

Row 6 Center Section

Oscar Andrew (b. May-1) 1859 (d. Mar-
3) 1934 (son of James T. and Sarah (Veal) Nicholson.

m. Mar-2-1878 to
Ella J. (Elzina Jane) (b. Nov-11) 1859
(d. Mar-14) 1947 (dau. of Abiather and Elzina (Eliza) (Moore) Lamb.)

Linas E. son of O.A. and E.J. b.
d. May-28-1896 - 17y-6m-1d.

Row 16 North Section

Martha J. Haler (no stone) d. Oct-17-1897
age 37. She was the second wife of Rhodes Bunnel Nicholson a son of James T. and Sarah (Veal) Nicholson. Kenneth J Nicholson, Nicholson family genealogist, thinks she may have been the Martha J. Cain who was m. May-7-1876 in Wayne Co. to John Vinson Haler, and that Rhodes N. was her second husband.


Nothing else is left on the stone - Kenneth J Nicholson, Nicholson genealogist, was unable to determine for whom the stone was erected.

Row 9 North Section
(In 1985 the 3rd stone from the north.)


Stella L. b. Feb-20-1947 d. June-16-
1971 (dau. of Carl Herman and Mary (Brawley) Farr.

m. ( ) to
( ) Noble.)

Row 10 Center Section


Bonnie S. (b. Ky. Apr-9) 1905 (d. Apr-
7) 1936 (wife of David - dau. of Logan and Esther (Cash) Lewis, both b. Ky.)

Infant - stillborn - Apr-6-1936 - dau. of
David and Bonnie (Lewis) Norris.

Row 11 South Section


Edwin F. (othergill) b. N.J.) Aug-25-1816
d. July-4-1895 (Twin to Allen W. Ogborn and son of Samuel and Esther (Andrews) Ogborn. Edwin's name is not on the stone, although there is space for it. The Enterprise, a Richmond, IN. weekly newspaper, the July-12-1895 issue, reported in its Greens Fork column that he died at New Castle and was brought to Sugar Grove. He was a blacksmith. Young's History of Wayne Co., Ind. says "Samuel Ogborn, a native of New Jersey, came from Ohio in 1825, and died in 1839 about a mile and a half west from town." (Washington, now Greens Fork). Samuel is bur. in Fairfield Cem. He was the great, great, great, grandson of John Ogborn I who came from England and was living in Burlington Co., N.J. in 1684.

m. (1) Oct-14-1837 to
Kesiah Elliot. There is a stone at Fairfield Cem. for K.E. Ogborn - no dates.

m. (2) April-15-1849 to
Jane wife of E. F. b. Feb-24-1824 d.
Sept-10-1882 (dau. of Daniel and Mary (Elliot) Bradbury. Jane m. (1) Sept-8-1843 to James Wilson b. June-3-1825 d. April-10-1847 21y-10m-7d - bur. at Salem Cem. James was a son of Samuel and Kesiah (Lamb) Wilson, who are bur. at West River Cem.)

C. S. d. Oct-30-1883 25y-3m-5d
(Charles S. who died of T.B. A Nov-1-1883 Washington (Greens Fork) news item in the Richmond Democrat reads thus: 'Word has reached us that Charlie Ogborn, the young dentist, is lying at the point of death. He was a son of Edwin and Jane.')

Row 12 Center Section
In 1985 Stone 20

Flag denoting Veteran. Allen W. - 19th Ind. Vol. (Enlisted
in Co.B, 19th Ind. Vol. Inf., July 1861, for three years; was in the battles of Gainesville, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, South Mountain, Antietam, and Gettysburg.) Wounded at Gettysburg July 1 and died in the Hospital in Philadelphia July-18-1863 - 23y-4m (Son of Edwin (and Kesiah (Elliot) Ogborn, Clay Twp.)

Row 8 Center Section

Malvina dau. of Edwin and Jane d. Sept-
23-186(?) 2y-1m-5d (Her stone is between those of her half brothers, Allen Ogborn and Luther Wilson both of whom died in 1863.)

Row 8 Center Section


Henry (II) (b. Feb-25) 1822 (d. Oct-13)
1915 (son of Henry I and Sarah (Porter) Oler.

m. (1) Aug-20-1843 to)
Rebecca (Ballenger) (b. Nov-26) 1822
(d. June-7) 1876.

m. (2) (Oct-10-1877 to)
Minerva wife (b. May-21) 1831 (d.
Dec-19) 1917 (dau. of Jonathon, b. S.C., and Rebecca (Veal), b. N.J., Cain.)

Row 6 South Section

Adam (b. July-25-1819 near
Williamsburg, IN) d. Dec-27-1893 (near Economy, IN) 74y-5m-2d (son of Henry I and Sarah (Porter) Oler.

m. Feb-2-1843 to)
Elizabeth (b. Nov-2-1820 at Chillicothe,
Ohio) d. Oct-13-1909 (Economy, IN) 88y-11m-11d (dau. of Benjamin and Sarah (Shively) Ballenger.)

Row 16 Center Section

Jacob Sylvester son of Adam and Elizabeth d. Dec-11-1861 7y-8m-21d (Oler Genealogy gives his b. date as Mar-20-1853 which would make him 8 instead of 7 years old.)

Joseph (Elmer) son of Adam and Elizabeth
b. May-29-1862 d. Nov-17-1863.

Row 6 Center Section

Icie (b. May-16) 1878 (d. Jan-29) 1882
(The Genealogy of the Oler Family by Lola Oler John gives her name as Isadore, but the 1912 Wayne Co. History by Fox lists her as Icie. Both histories state her birth year as 1877. Dau. of Henderson and Sarah (Addington) Oler - they are buried in the Economy Cem.)

Row 6 South Section

Lewis (P) (b. May-5) 1849 (d. May-24)
1935 (son of Adam and Elizabeth (Ballenger) Oler.

m. (1) Sept-30-1877 to)
Betsey Jane (Oler Family History calls her
Jennie b. Jan-2) 1852 (d. June-9) 1907 (dau. of Warren and Sarah (Mendenhall) Brooks, both born N.C. Betsey m. (1) June-30-1868 to William Cain who d. 1873. See CAIN.)

m. (2) ( ) 1912 to
Florence (Hindman) Brooks, who m. (1) David Brooks. See Brooks.)

Row 16 North Section

George (b. June-13-1858) d. July-17-1898 42y-1m-4d (son of Adam and Elizabeth (Ballenger) Oler.

m. Nov-11-1880 to)
Nannie (her death record gives her name as
Nancy Mary) wife (b. Aug-11-1862) d. Mar-22-1916 53y-7m-11d (dau. of Jonathon and Jane (Byers) Stover, both b. Va. Nannie was b. in Va., but came to Indiana during the Civil War with her mother and sister.)

Row 16 Center Section

Izora dau. of G. W. and N.M. d. Aug-18-1888 4m-6d (Identical stone to infant's.)

Infant (no date) (Identical stone to Izora's.)

Row 6 Center Section

James Madison (b. Nov-22) 1847 (d.
May-4) 1944 (son of Henry and Rebecca (Ballenger) Oler.

m. Aug-4-1869 to)
Amanda (Maria b. Oct-28) 1850 (d.
June-10) 1930 (dau. of John and Katherine (Osborne) Veal.)

Row 5 South Section

Children of Madison and Amanda

Demetrius (b. Oct-29-1872) d. Mar-18-
1877 4y-4m-19d.
Lorena (b. May-7-1876) d. Aug-17-1876
Nellie B(lanch b. Sept-2-1980) d. Feb-
11-1883 2y-6m-9d.

Row 6 Center Section


As nearly as could be determined the stone reads:

Alonzo J. d. Oct-21-1860 1m-11d.

Row 7 Center Section


Betty Jane (stillborn) June-13-1929 dau.
of David and Cordia (Snyder) Overbey.

No stone.


Louisa - wife of Nathaniel - d. Apr-12-
1873 - 39y-5m-28d (dau. of Benjamin and Mary Clark.)

Eli B(enjamin) - son of Nathaniel and
Louisa (no date) Age 4y-7m-25d.

Martin Seymour d. Feb-26-1869 6m-7d. A Baby.

Nathaniel H. (son of Amos and Caroline
Page) and Louisa Page, and two children, Sarah Ann and James, came to Wayne Co. from N.C. about 1860 and lived in the Sugar Grove community. In addition to the children buried here, Rachel Elizabeth, Alice, and Burley were born in Wayne Co., Ind. After Louisa's death, the family moved to Hamilton County.

Row 3 Center Section


Lydia - See BOUSMAN, Lydia.


Lois - buried beside her mother - Bessie
Byrd. See Byrd.


Francis S. (b. Vermont Feb-9-1806 d. Apr-5-1881 75y-1m-27d.

m. Oct-25-1831 to
Rebecca P. (Page) wife of F. S. (b. N.J.
Aug-18-1806) d. June-26-1893 86y-10m-8d.

(The 1880 Census shows them living in the household of their son, Albert, in Clay Twp., Wayne Co., IN.)

Row 11 North Section

Albert O(rlando - b. June-2) 1839
(d. ) 1920 (son of Francis and Rebecca (Page) Pierce.

m. (1) Dec-10-1863 to
Elizabeth, wife of A. O. d. Mar-23-1883
39y-4m-24d (dau. of Stephen and Elizabeth (Williams) Pike.)

m. (2) Apr-22-1884 to)
Sarah A. (b. May-19) 1841 (d. June-25)
1928 (dau. of Hiram W. and Martha Jane (Reddish) Duncan, both b. N.C.)

Row 11 North Section


Donald Sr. (b. @ 1934) d. February 14, 2002, 68 yrs

m. Mary

Row 16, North 1/2 Lot 19


Walter d. February 26, 1997

Row 17, North 12/ Lot 33


Donald (b. Rockcastle Co., Ky. Sept-6)
1924 d. May 12, 2000, 75 yrs
(son of Jake and Verna (Bullock) Ponder, both b. Ky.

m. Nov-20 or 24-1947 to
Wanda (b. Berry Co., Ky. July-31) 1929
(d. Oct-12) 1982 (dau. of Norman and Mauda (Smith) McLemore, both b. Ky.)

Row 19 North Section, South 1/2 Lot 64


Sarrah (b. Ky. ) 1864
(d. ) 1934 (maiden name Cole dau. of ? and ? ( ) Cole.

m. ( ) to
Larkin Powell who had been married previously. he is bur. in a small cem. near Kerby Knob, which is in the vicinity of Berea, Ky.)

Row 4 North Section

Thomas A. b. Jackson Co., Ky. April-
16-1895 d. Jan-18-1989 (son of Larkin and Sarrah (Cole) Powell.)

m. in Ky. Aug-29-1912 to
Alma ( ) b. Ky. Mar-17-1898
d. Oct-20-1995 (dau. of Ambrose and Dora (Lainhart) Powell.)

Row 19 Center Section
North 1/2 Lot 63

Harry (S. b. Sept-15) 1889 (d.
Nov-25) 1956 (son of Wm. C. and Melissa (Michael) Powell.)

m. (1) Aug-28-1908 to
Cloie Mae b. May-23-1872 d. July-91936 bur. Fountain City, Ind. dau. of Thomas and Candace (Faulkner) Durbin. Cloie was m. previously to Avadore Schell.

m. (2) Jan-19-1937 to
Laura (b. Ky. Sept-15) 1891 (d. Feb-11)
1946 (dau. of Richard and Malissa (Williams) Johnson, both b. Ky. Laura was m. (1) to Ben Gay and (2) to James Powell.

m. (3) July 1956 to
Frankie Hays.)

Row 17 South Section Lot 25

Flossie (B. b. Ky. June-10) 1892 (d.
June or July 1) 1926 (dau. of Isaac and Anna (Cole) Trent both b. Ky.

m. ( ) to
Henry, son of Larkin and Sarrah (Cole) Powell. After Flossie's death, he remarried and lived at Dayton, Ohio.)

Row 1 North Section

Claude A(llen b. near New Castle, Ind.
Sept-9) 1918 (d. Nov-9) 1967 (son of Henry and Flossie (Trent) Powell.

m. ( ) 1943 to
Vannie b. Jackson Co., Ky. Jan-5-1907 - dau. of James R. and Patsy Ellen (Jones) Burke, both b. Ky.)
Row 17 North Section Lot 35

Frankie Hays (b. Ky. Feb-28) 1890 (d.
Dec-7) 1959 (dau. of Lon and Rebecca ( ) Campbell.

m. (1) ( ) to
Edward C. Landrum, later divorced.

m. (2) ( ) to
Stephen Hays 1885-1939 (see Hays.)

m. (3) ( ) to
Harry Powell who d. a month after their marriage. See Powell.)

Row 11 South Section

Emma M. b. July-1-1913 d. Mar-13-1993
(dau. of Walter and Pearl (Dale) Newman;

m. Dec-20-1940 to
George William Howard Powell, b. Oct-16-1909 d. Sept-4-1943. Son of George W. and Molly (McCarthy) Powell.)

No stone
Row 17 Center Section Lot 32
near her brother, Eugene Newman.


Lloyd Glenn b. Aug-26-1936
d. Feb-16-1996 (son of Alva and Alta (Lucas) Race.

m. Dec-30-1966 to)
Elizabeth Geraldine Farr b. Oct-7-1936
(dau.of Charles O. and Edna L. (Knott) Farr).

Second Addition
Row 2 from west
South Section North 1/2 Lot 18


Earl (b. @ 1931) d. October 13, 2001, 70 yrs

m. Nora Alice

Row 19, Lot 53


Adam (blacksmith - b. Penn. Feb-15)
1831 (death certificate gives date of d. as Dec-27-1905 - the stone says) 1906.

m. to
Clarissa (b. Ohio) his wife 1830 (d.
Jan-8) 1917.

Nettie Ellen dau. of Adam and Clarissa d.
Sept-23-1877 10y-6m-2d (See Hatfield - Katie - wife of Oliver.)

Row 14 Center Section

William Houston (show business b. Ind.
July-1) 1865 (d. July-18) 1917 (son of Adam, b. Penn., and Clara (Brown), b. Ohio, Reinheimer. Wayne Co. Marriage Records say he m. Jennie Elliot Mar-26-1883. His Death Certificate gives his wife's name as Ollie.)

Row 14 North Section


W(illiam) L(eroy) (b. Aug-31) 1850 (d.
Nov-3) 1921 (son of Lewis, b. Germany, and Catherine (Schuller), b. Pa., Retz.

m. ( ) to)
Lydia M. (b. Nov-4) 1848 (d. Dec-25)
1926 (dau. of Aaron and Irena (Canady) Gwin, both b. Tenn.)

Row 1 Center Section


Meritt 1840 (d. July-27) 1907 - 67y
(5m-25d) (son of James (Jr.) and Nancy (Hoover) Ridge. Nancy was a dau. of Henry and Elizabeth (Fouts) Hoover and a sister of Celia Hoover Shaffer, also bur. in Sugar Grove Cem.

m. (1) Aug-27-1865 to)
Martha E. wife of Meritt d. Jan-5-1873 -
24y-11m-16d (dau. of Lorenzo D. and Sarah (Brown) Fox.)

m. (2) Apr-8-1877 to)
Sarah E. wife - d. Aug-14-1884 - 26y-
5m-8d (dau. of George and Mary A. (Brown) Cromer.)

Mattie dau. of M. and M. d. Aug-29-
1872 9m-2d.

Infant dau. of M. and Sarah d. May-16-

Meritt and Sarah's names are on the same stone.

Row 15 Center Section.

Martha E., Mattie and unnamed dau.

Row 11 Center Section


Edward O(ney b. Crockett, Wyth Co., Va.
Feb-26) 1884 - (d. Dec-27) 1927 (son of William Boston Riggle, b. Crockett, Wyth Co., Va., and Nancy Elizabeth (Croseclose) Riggle.

m. to
Cora (Augusta b. Jan-12) 1880 - (d.
Dec-21) 1921 (dau. of Levi Richard and Sarah Elizabeth (Pouff) Wyrick.), both born Crockett, Va.)

Row 7 South Section

Glen (b. Aug-8) 1909 d. April 22, 2001, 91 yrs
(son of Edward O. and Cora A. (Wyrick) Riggle, both b. Va.)

m. Feb-16-1936 to)
Christena (b. Sept-12) 1907 d. June 26, 2001, 93 yrs
(dau. of Adam, b. Ohio, and Earla (Oler) Souther.)

Row 18 Center Section
North 1/2 Lot 46


Flag denoting Veteran. J.B. (b. Smyth Co., Va. May-24)
1924 (d. June-12) 1984 (son of Howard Henry, b. Va., and Lula J. (Kelly), b. N.C., Rigsby. (See Lula Adams.) (GM (Gunners Mate) 2, U.S. Navy World War II 1943-1947.)

m. May-2-1948 to)
Elma C(arol b. Wayne Co., Ind. Jan-14)
1926 d. ( ) (dau. of Emil E. and Mildred F. (Plessinger) Filby, both b. Wayne County, Ind.)

Row 18 North Section
South 1/2 Lot 39

Flag denoting Veteran. Paul L(eon b. Smyth Co., Va.
Oct-4) 1925 d. ( ) (son of Howard Henry, b. Va., and Lula J. (Kelly), b. N.C., Rigsby. (See Lula Adams.) (E M (Electrician's Mate) 2, U.S. Navy WWII Dec-43 to July-46.)

m. July-31-1946 to)
Dorothy J(eanne b. Richmond, IN Oct-
13) 1926 d. ( ) (dau. of Arthur Howard, b. Straughn, Ind., and Mabel Etta (Houser), b. Bristol, Va., Clark.)

Row 18 Center Section Lot 40


Phillip - b. in Washington Co., Pa. Aug-
15-1784 d. Nov-27-1855 71y-3m-12d.

Phebe (Caldwell) d. Sept.-8-1863 74y

(1884 Wayne Co. History Vol. II, p. 711 says, Philip and Phoebe C. Caldwell were natives of Westmoreland Co., Pa., who removed to Ohio (possibly Adams County as two of their sons were born there) in 1815, and in Dec. 1829 came to Wayne Co., Ind.)

Row 14 Center Section


John H. (b. N.C. Oct-14) 1854 (d. Dec-
5) 1943 (son of Walter and ? ( ) Robinson.)

m. ( ) to
Anna E. (b. Va. July-22) 1858 (d. May-
27) 1949 (dau. of Wm. and Susan (Cox) Tibbs.)

Row 9 South Section

John B(ryant b. Sept-26) 1898 (d. Feb-
15) 1970 (son of John H. and Anna (Tibbs) Robinson.

m. May-24-1924 to)
Clara (b. Feb-8) 1902 (d. May-8) 1992
(dau. of Mike and Bertha (Healton) Moran.)

Row 14 South Section Lot 10


Betty "Granny" b. Sept-27-1931 d. Jan-
5-1993 (dau. of Bert F. and Elizabeth (Farr) Freeman.)

m. ( ) to
Kitchell Ropp - later divorced.

Row 18 South 1/2 Lot 38


Leslie B. (b. IN Mar-29) 1889 (d. Nov-
10) 1947 (Death certif. gives his birth year as 1890 and his age as 57. son of William and Dovie (Parker) Ross, both b. IN.)

m. to)
Bertha (b. IN Jan-29) 1887 (d. Sept-25)
1948 (Death Certif. gives her birth year as 1889 and her age as 59. Dau. of ( ) and Matilda (Hall) Hochstetler, both b. IN)

Row 16 South Section Lot 19


Frank b.( ) 1878 d.( ) 1940.

Rebecca (b. Ohio Oct-6) 1887 (d. Nov-
18) 1956 (dau. of Andrew and Lulu (Humphrey) Jackson.)

Row 15 South Section

Florence (b. Perry Co., Ky. Mar-5) 1928
(d. Washington D.C. Mar-3) 1988 (dau. of Stephen and Frankie (Campbell) Hays.

m. ( ) to
Jack Rowe.)

Row 18 North Section
South 1/2 Lot 69


Deborah (widow - b. N.C. Feb-22) 1828
(d. Oct-24) 1903 (dau. of ( ) and Mary (Sap) Morgan, both b. N.C.

m. (1) to
Nathan Cain. (see Cain.) 1812-1877.

m. (2) July-12-1887 to
Benjamin W. Rubey.)

Row 10 North Section


Calvin W. (no stone) b. Ind. Aug-23-
1837 d. Apr-2-1906 He was a minister in the Friends Church. Son of George and ( ) (Jones) Russell - both b. Carolinas.

m. Feb-12-1897 to
Amanda (Pike) Franklin. (See Amanda Franklin.)

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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