A graphical representation of the township
patent map and
shows the angles of section lines only as right angles. The land patent map and the 1876 map both are
indexed geographically and alphabetically (and will be included with the census
and cemeteries in a comprehensive Kirkland Index.) The geographical index shows names, identifies farm locations, and the date
of the original land patent.
To correct spelling to current usage, the edited census for Kirkland Township compares Land Patents,
Plat Maps, County Histories, newspaper obituaries, cemetery records, and earlier or later census records using microfilm and
two online offerings of the census. If a name is not legible or still not identified, these cases not yet
deciphered are recorded as jumbled letters as interpreted.
The four cemeteries located in Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana are:
Pleasant Dale Cemetery (once known as the Steele Cemetery)
St. Luke's Cemetery
Zion Cemetery (earlier known as Cline Cemetery and one reference
found naming it Pine Cemetery)
All four cemeteries are now presented in multiple formats. The most complete format includes inscriptions,
gravestone descriptions, newspaper obituary notices, gravestone photos, cross references between related burials,
and a linked alphabetical index.
There is a chronological list of deaths to trace the growth of each cemetery and a simple geographical list of inscriptions
for a quick survey of names by location (by row and lot).
All four cemeteries, Pleasant Dale, Shady, St. Luke's, and Zion, have the basic data listed on
the Adams Co. Indiana IN GENWEB webpage, originally created and
maintained for years by Tim Singleton and now ably coordinated by Margie Pearce.
This is the only other authorized site to use these compilations.
Kirkland Township is a Congressional Township identified as Township 27-N Range
13-E. It has or had at least three towns and four cemeteries. The
USGS does not list all cemeteries, Pleasant Dale is not included.