Notes from "The Hoosier Journal - Jennings County Special 2" by Naomi Keith Sexton: "Marion Township Kieth cemetery. This cemetery is located in the NE Quarter Section 34, Township 5, Range 7 East. It is on the land that once belonged to Samuel A. and Ibby Keith. On 22 January 1844 they deeded the cemetery to the 'board doing business for the County of Jennings, vis. Allen Hill, Smith Vawter and John Kellar... The lots or rows commence numbering on the West side, and each lot is ten fee wide except lot No. one that is twenty fee wide and lot No. three is thirteen feet 5 inches wide. Each lot runs with the north and south lines 128 feet 10 inches.' 14 lots lng, a line running east and west divides the cemetery equally in half, called the "North half" and the "south half."
'All that part of the south half of the first lot (No. 1) that lies south of the north side of the grave of WILLIAM BOLSER, is for the use of HENRY ALEXANDER BOLSER. (Henry A. and his wife have stones here, but there is no stone for WILLIAM BOLSER, who would have died before Jan. of 1844 - a Bolser researcher wonders if William might have been the brother of Henry A., son of 5th child of Henry and Harriet Ann Bell Bolser who married ca 1803). The remainder of the lots were set off to MASON P. KEITH, SAMUEL A. KEITH, DANIEL LEWIS, DANIEL MURPHY, ELIPHELET GRAVE, DANIEL R. LEWIS, MOSES WILLSON, HARMAN WATTERS, and ZELMON LEWIS, 14 lots in all, 28 half lots, all not above reserved are free for the use of any person to inter their corps, etc.'
Witnesses to the deed were WILLIAM HENDERSON, JOHN PRITCHARD and JOHN WILSON. The cemetery was much extended at a later date. There are many unmarked graves and some field stones. Actually probably more than there are marked graves.
To know who lots belonged to might help identify some of the unmarked gaves. All of the Lewis' buried here belong to DANIEL LEWIS' family. None of the DANIEL R. LEWIS or ZELMON LEWIS families are buried here in identifiable graves unless it could be married daughters of the families. (Loppnow note: she later notes that the exception is Jane Robbins. She is daughter to Daniel R. Lewis. Also, it is believed that Daniel R. Lewis and Zelmon Lewis are buried here. It is believed they are brothers, both uncles to Daniel Lewis, and brother to Daniel's father William B. Lewis who family trad. holds is buried in the Coffee Creek Baptist Church cemetery next to Elizabeth Hall). None of the Murphy's or Watters/Walters familiers are buried here in identifiable graves unless it could be married daughters of the families. While there are Wilson/Willson's buried here, and they may belong to the Moses Willson family, neither Moses nor his wife are buried here in identifiable graves. And last, the wife of Eliphelet Graves and one others Graves have stones, but not Eliphelet, if he is buried here (NOTE: in 2004 I discovered that Eliphelet remarried and moved out of state and his later years were spent with a grown daughter - so it is unlikely that he is here).
We checked this cemetery with a copy found at the Scott Co. Library compiled by Leland P. Langdon, William R. Greear and Carl R. Bogardus, M.D., all of Scott County. We found only an occasional small error or omission. It is therefore in alphabetical order instead of by row. The first two rows, the deeded part of the cemetery are where the Bolser's, Keith's and Lewis' stones are to be found, along with a few others." - Naomi Keith Sexton
"This abandoned (Pioneer) cemetery is located in Marion township, Jennings county, Indiana, about four miles west of Paris Crossing and one-half mile north of the Muscatatuck River. It is in Section 34, Township 5 N, Range 7 E. on a wooded knoll north of the county road and opposite the Humphrey residence (which used to be the home of Samuel Adkins Keith). The cemetery is in a veritable jungle of briers, vines and bushes. There are many sunken graves unmarked. Many stones were resurrected from a covering of earth. And it is said there are three Indian fighters buried here. ---- This cemetery is fenced and has been cleaned since it was copied in July 4, 1970. "
APPLEGATE, Dr. Moses,(born Dec 25, 1825) died: 21 July 1872
age 47 Yrs. 7 Mo. 6 days
A Moses Applegate married a Pauline Brooks in Jackson County on March 25, 1846 and
A Moses Applegate married an Elizabeth Bridges in Jennings County on October 21, 1848
BARNES, Lewis P. son of T.Y. and M. Barnes- died 14 Oct. 1871
1 year, 1 mo. 29 days.
BARNES, Marcella, wife of T.Y. died 5 May 1872
age 29 y. 6 mo. 27 d.
BARNES, Theophilus Y. son of W. and E. born 3 Sept. 1845
died 12 Dec. 1873
BARNES, Viola V. daughter of T.Y. and Marcella-died 5 Dec. 1870
age 2 yrs. 3 mos. 15 days.
BOLSER Peter 3 Feb 1822 - 24 Feb 1870
(This is son to Henry A. Bolser above. A Peter Bolser married a Harriet Graham on 3/19/1841 ) Familysearch.org says they had William Reason BOLSER (AFN: 1L43-KPC) Birth: 5 Mar 1850 Jennings Twp, Scott, Indiana Death: 7 Apr 1928 Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas Burial: Apr 1928 Ioof Cem, Iuka, Pratt, Kansas Other children are also listed.
Picture of stone
BRIDGES, William born 4 Aug. 1832 - died 18 Apr, 1904
BUCKLES, Charles E. born 27 July 1891 - died 16 Sept 1909
BUCKLES, Thomas E. born 28 Sept. 1857 died -blank-
BUCKLES, Julia A. wife of Thomas E. born 8 Feb. 1860 - died 5 Feb. 1903
CAIN, Margaret E. - daughter of G.W. and M. J. - died 7 July 1864
1 year, 8 mos, 16 days
CONNER, Joseph, son of J.F. and L. P. - died 7 July 1872
age 1 year 6 mos. 8 days.
DAVIS, Florella, daughter of R. and L.J. - born 28 Jan. 1872
died: 7 Sept 1874
DAVIS, William D. son of R. and L.J. - born 22 June 1870
died: 22 Sept. 1874
DAVIS, Zettia, daughter of R. and L.J. - born 16 Oct 1873
died: 23 Sept 1874
DEAL, Josephine, wife of Edward F., born 1 Sept. 1853
died: 28 Sept. 1878
EVERHART, Hulda (Graves) wife of J.B. (John Barr Everhart) - born 12 Aug. 1819
died 12 Apr 1853 (See Graves Notes)
GRASTON, William D. - son of S. and S. - born 18 Apr. 1859
Died: 12 Aug 1872
(See Graves Notes)
GRAVES, Hannah (Carpenter) - wife of Eliphalet - died 19 Apr. 1863
age 66 y, 7 mo, 13
GRAVES, Sephrony J. - daughter of S.S. and F. - born 17 Apr. 1851
died 5 Sept. 1851
(She was the daughter of Stephen S. Graves and Frances Derringer. They married on Oct, 4, 1850 in Jennings County.)
JOHNSON, David M. - son of M. and J. - died 17 July 1875
age 13 years, 7 mos. 7 days
KEITH, Henry R. - son of M.P. (Mason Parks) and Nancy - born 17 Apr. 1838
died 2 Aug. 1838
KEITH, Ibby (Isabel), wife of Samuel A. - born 27 Oct. 1790
died 24 Mar. 1849
KEITH, Levi P. - consort of Charlotte - died 2 Jan. 1864
age 27 yrs. 9 mos. 13 days.
He was in the Civil War - Company H. 10 111 Cavalry
(Lewis) KEITH, Nancy, wife of M.P. (Mason Parks) - died 21 July 1856
age 44 yr. 9 mos., 16 d.
Nancy Jane Lewis was born October 5th, 1811 probably in Seneca Co. NY. She is sister to Daniel Lewis who is buried in this cemetery. Her daughter, Nancy Jane Keith married Alexander Mayfield. Nancy Jane Keith Mayfield is also buried here.
KEITH, Samuel A. - born 4 Jan. 1786 - died 19 Feb. 1862
(Husband to Isabel "Ibby" Keith)
Notes: Samuel Adkins Keith born in Montgomery County, Maryland. Married Isabel Parks (daughter of James and Jane (BUCHANAN) Parks , Scott County KY on August 21, 1811, 2nd wife was to widow Mrs. Elizabeth (BUCKLES) Wilson on August 6, 1849 at Jennings County IN.
Samuel resided in Bourbon County KY, moved to Jennings Co. IN ca 1815. There are some who believe that Samuel moved to Pike County, MO in 1856 (see Keith book), although if he did it is highly likely he returned as the family is certain he is buried here. Samuel's son George R. went to Pike Co. MO. in early 1830's when his grandfather Richard Keith died there. It is possible he went to protect his father's interest in the estate. Interestingly, George R. remarried in 1856 so perhaps Samuel went to stay with them during that time, giving rise to the idea he moved there.
Children: Mason Parks Keith, George Rason Keith, Harriet Rice Keith (married Daniel Lewis buried this cemetery), Sarah Jane Keith, Samuel Rannels Keith, James Blare Keith, Richard Hues Keith, Harvey Hamilton Keith (born 23 Feb 1826 died ca 1900, married Julia Carter Hull on 10 Aug 1853), Isabel Keith (born 11 Feb 1828 at Jenning co died ca 1850 married John Hanna on 23 Dec 1849), John Wesley Keith (moved to Manhattan, Kansas), Pleasant Mortimer Keith (Notes from a family sheet placed at Scottsburg Library)
KEITH, Samuel R. consort of Lydia - died 7 Mar. 1875
age 54 years, 7 mo. 19 days.
Note from Naomi Keith Sexton "The Hoosier Journal - Jennings County Special 2: 1) James Keith b 1793 (Correction - per Naomi Keith Sexton James Keith was born 23 Oct. 1791 in Maryland)died 26 Feb. 1882 (death date and burial site from his obituary. It would also be assumed his wife was also buried here. 2) Lucy P. Keith b 1796 died August 1859 (wife to James) 3) Mason Parks Keith 12 June 1812 - 23 Feb. 1879 4) James B. Keith 18 July 1821 - 19 Dec. 1894 (dates from Bible records) 5) Lydia Keith, wife of Samuel R., 15 Nov. 1818 - 15 Apr. 1904 (dates and place of burial from her death records).
The Keith Family after careful research erected new monuments about two years ago to our ancestors buried in the Keith Cemetery. One old stone had been broken for several years and patched. Vandals had broken and turned over others. These were all preserved, and new ones erected for Samuel A. Keith, Ibby Keith, Nancy Keith, Levi P. Keith and Samuel R. Keith. We also erected stones for the unmarked graves of others, hereafter given with our authority for doing so:
Dates are from Bible records. Family tradition says he was buried at Keith and next to Nancy's stone (his first wife) we uncovered a base - stone long gone.
Note from Naomi Keith Sexton "The Hoosier Journal - Jennings County Special 2:
1) James Keith b 1793 (Correction - per Naomi Keith Sexton James Keith was born 23 Oct. 1791 in Maryland)died 26 Feb. 1882 (death date and burial site from his obituary. It would also be assumed his wife was also buried here.
2) Lucy P. Keith b 1796 died August 1859 (wife to James)
3) Mason Parks Keith 12 June 1812 - 23 Feb. 1879
4) James B. Keith 18 July 1821 - 19 Dec. 1894 (dates from Bible records)
5) Lydia Keith, wife of Samuel R., 15 Nov. 1818 - 15 Apr. 1904 (dates and place of burial from her death records).
Daniel Lewis family burials: Daniel's stone on right, then Harriet Rice Keith Lewis, then children, then second wife, cousin of Harriet, Frances Keith Lewis.
LAWRENCE, Lavina -- born 26 Apr. 1833 - died: 1 Aug. 1879
(daughter to Daniel Lewis)
LEWIS, Daniel -- born 17 Jan. 1813 - died 19 Apr. 1889
age 76 y, 3m, 2d.
LEWIS, Daniel Rowland/Roland --born 1790 in Marlboro, Ulster County, New York - died 11 Nov 1848 (no stone and no proof buried here other than owned a plot, however it is a logical assumption since he did die in Jennings County). He is uncle to Daniel Lewis above and brother to William Lewis who is buried in the old section of the Coffee Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Father to Jane Lewis Robbins, wife of Caleb, also buried here.
LEWIS, Emily E. daughter of Eli and Judilee E.
died 18 Jan. 1864 age 5 months.
LEWIS, Frances - 2nd wife of Daniel LEWIS born 31 Dec. 1830
died: 4 Mar. 1887
married 17 Apr. 1856 - age 57 yr. 2 mos. 4 days -
daughter of James and Lucy P. KEITH.
LEWIS, Harriet R. - 1st wife of Daniel LEWIS -
born 24 Jan. 1816 -- died: 24 July 1855
age 39 years, 6 mos., -- married 3 May 1832 (Book 2 page 81 Jennings Co)-
daughter of Samuel A. and Isabel (Ibby) KEITH
LEWIS, July Ann - daughter of Daniel and Hariet R.
born 10 Mar. 1842 - died: 13 Oct. 1842
Infant son of Daniel and Harriet R. LEWIS - born and died 23 July 1855 (Harriet died the next day)
LEWIS, Inf. Son of Daniel and Harriet R. - died 23 Aug. 1854
LEWIS, Infant daughter of Daniel and Frances
born and d. 28 May 1861
LEWIS, Lilly Viola - daughter of Eli and Judilee E.
age 11 days - 22 July 1862
(Note: Eli is not buried here. He moved to Greenleaf, Washington County, Kansas but is buried in the Auburn Cemetery, Topeka KS in an unmarked grave died ca 1915.)
LEWIS, Manurvy, -- daughter of Hariet R. and Daniel
born 17 May 1852 - died: 31 Mar. 1853
LEWIS, Rachel - daughter of Daniel and Hariet
born 5 Mar. 1846 - died: 11 Nov. 1849
LEWIS, Ralph - son of Daniel and Frances
died 11 May 1857 - age 2 months, 16 days.
LEWIS, Zalmon / Zelmon
born 15 Jul 1800 in Marlboro, Ulster County, New York - died: 1 Mar 1864 - There is no stone and no proof he is buried here other than he owned a plot. He still lived in Jennings County in 1860. He is brother to Daniel R. Lewis , and William Lewis all sons of Zadock / Zadoc Lewis . He is also half-brother to Sidney Butler. He is referred to by Sidney's son Chauncey Butler in a letter as "Uncle Zalmon".Note: Alva Archibald Lewis is buried in Illinois and in that same cemetery is a broken stone with no dates with the name of Zalmon or Salmon on it. It is possible that Zalmon went to live with his oldest son and died there.
MAYFIELD, Alexander - born 30 July 1841 - died blank
(Keith) MAYFIELD, Nancy Jane - born 20 May 1844
died 9 June 1882
Note: Daughter of Mason P. Keith and Nancy Jane Lewis. Mason P. Keith is son of Samuel Adkins Keith and Isabel Parks Keith. Alexander Mayfield and Nancy Jane Keith married January 22, 1863
Note:Have record of one descendancy from Rootsweb
ID: I8045294 Name: Levi Ellsworth MAYFIELD Given Name: Levi Ellsworth Surname: Mayfield Sex: M Birth: 22 Apr 1863 in Scott Co In Death: 21 Feb 1938
Father: Alexander MAYFIELD b: 30 Jul 1841 in Jennings Co. In Mother: Nancy Jane KEITH b: 20 May 1844
Marriage 1 Alice Belle JOHNSON b: 17 May 1867 in Clark Co In Married: 25 Nov 1882
Children Mattie Pearl MAYFIELD b: 29 Sep 1884 in Fulton, Ks
ID: I8045296 Name: Mattie Pearl MAYFIELD Given Name: Mattie Pearl Surname: Mayfield Sex: F Birth: 29 Sep 1884 in Fulton, Ks Death: 19 Oct 1977 in Pueblo, Co.
Father: Levi Ellsworth MAYFIELD b: 22 Apr 1863 in Scott Co In Mother: Alice Belle JOHNSON b: 17 May 1867 in Clark Co In
Marriage 1 Charles Edward OLDHAM b: 25 Jan 1879 in Fulton, Ks Married: 6 Jul in Fort Scott Kansas Children Harry Reginald OLDHAM b: 12 May 1904 in Fulton, KS
ID: I8045297 Name: Harry Reginald OLDHAM Given Name: Harry Reginald Surname: Oldham Sex: M Birth: 12 May 1904 in Fulton, KS Death: 3 May 1952 in Pueblo Colorado Father: Charles Edward OLDHAM b: 25 Jan 1879 in Fulton, Ks Mother: Mattie Pearl MAYFIELD b: 29 Sep 1884 in Fulton, Ks Marriage 1 Stella Mae GROVES b: 22 Aug1910 in Marion, Ill Married: 05 Nov 1929 in Rocky Ford, Bent, Co.
Contact: Sharron Oldham - Isaac@pagosasprings.net
END OF NOTE FOR LEVI MAYFIELD
MAYFIELD, David M. son of A. and N.J. - died 23 Nov. 1871
age 3 years, 4 mos. 9 days.
MAYFIELD, Nancy A. daughter of A. and N.J. - died 17 Nov. 1865
age 10 months, 1 day
McCASLAND, Alberty, son of L.B. and E.F., 9 May 1875 - 28 July 1876
MOORE, Laura, wife of Solomon J. - born 3 Sept. 1861
died: 15 Apr. 1890
PRITCHARD, John died 18 Aug. 1866 - age 70 years. (He was born in Wales. Had a second wife, Elizabeth.)
PRITCHARD, Maranda, wife of John - died 16 Apr. 1855
age 60 years.
Their son Densmore Pritchard married Elizabeth Keith, daughter of James Keith (although some records show her to be the daughter of Mason Parks Keith). She and Densmore were next to James Keith in the 1860 census in Jennings County.
Robbins History: follow this link.
ROBBINS, Addie, wife of S.B. - died 19 Jan 1873
age 19 yrs. 7 mos.
ROBBINS, Caleb, born 20 Sept. 1820 - died 13 Sept. 1879
(Caleb married Jane Lewis, daugther of Daniel R. Lewis)
ROBBINS, Clarence E. son of S.B. and A. - born 17 Aug. 1874
died 3 Oct. 1875
ROBBINS, Dullie P. daughter of S.B. and Adda - born 10 Dec. 1872
died: 1 Sept. 1873
ROBBINS, Gideon Ansel, son of Caleb and Jane - born 12 Feb. 1853
died: 3 Mar. 1853
ROBBINS, Ishmal M. son of W.M. and M.E. - died 6 July 1865
age 1 yr. 4 mos. 24 days
ROBBINS (Lewis), Jane, wife of Caleb - born 1 Sept. 1820
died 11 Aug. 1857
(Note: Jane is the daughter of Daniel R. Lewis and a cousin to Daniel Lewis who is also buried here. Daniel R. Lewis purchased a large plot here for his family and is presumed buried here as well but there is no stone).
ROBBINS, Julia Ann, daughter of Caleb and Jane - born 7 Apr. 1854
died 27 Aug. 1866 (stone was freshly brokenin pieces in November 2010)
ROBBINS, Uzettie - born 7 Jan. 1882 - died 22 Jan 1882
ROWLAND, Mary E. daughter of William F. and M.J.
died: 27 Sept. 1861 -- age 3 yrs. 11 mos. 22 days
ROWLAND, William D. - born 27 July 1843 - died 30 Sept. 1872
WILSON, Elizabeth, wife of Leander H. - died 4 Feb. 1875
age 60 yrs.
WILSON, Elizabeth J. - daughter of J.E. and S. (John and Sarah)
died 28 July 1851 -- 13 mos.
WILSON, Elzada - daughter of A.D. and S.E. - born 18 Aug. 1872
died 26 Sept. 1873
WILSON, James C. - son of G.C. and A.M. - died: 17 Apr. 1865
age 20 years, 2 mos. 20 days
WILSON Mary F. - daughter of John Evan and Sarah A. died 20 June 1870 - age 22 yrs. 1 mo. 13 days
John E Wilson and Sarah Blake applied for a marriage license in Jennings County on 12/7/1841
WILSON, Melville, son of J.C. and Ann M. - died 13 July 1854
age 2 years, 25 days
WILSON, Sarah A. (BLAKE) wife of John Evan WILSON
died 28 June 1872 - age 63 years, 6 mos. 11 days.
WILSON, Telulah, daughter of A.D. and S.E. - born 8 Aug. 1870
died: 25 July 1871
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