Fall of 2010 - Our friends at the La Porte County Pioneer Cemetery Commission replaced the Hudson Cemetery sign,
complete with additional plaque showing a brief history about the cemetery.
In June - 2008 - Fencing and beautiful gate for this Family plot were redone by: Richard Fritz owner of Rustic Fencing,
commissioned by Patricia Gruse Harris of the
LaPorte County Pioneer Cemetery Commision. Location of fencing is around the Cassady graves. For larger view, click on picture.
Thanks to Patricia for the above photos.On September 17, 2001 Sol Gorrell and Deanna West read and photographed this cemetery.
First listing on this page is listed in row order commencing with the grave of Purl, Louisa. To view a photo of stone click on that name.
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We would like to express our thanks to Pat Harris who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may wish to contact Pat and me if you have further information or questions about this listing.
|Purl||Louisa||17 OCT 1870||Ag'd 56 Y's|
|Love||William W||22 Oct 1863||aged 17 years 9 mos, 11 d's (see photo)|
|Bordon||James H||Oct 5 1857||Aged 1 mo, 5 days; Son of J&N Bordon|
|JHB||Stone displaced (May be footstone of above)|
|Bordon||John H||Oct 11, 1853||Aged 2 mos, 9 days; Son of J&N Bordon|
|Bordon||Jacob||10 Sep 1856||(See older
Can not determine age during this reading.
|Kolb||Nancy C||19 Mar 1862||Aged 5 mos, 6 days; Dau of M & N Kolb|
|Thompson||Mahala||03 Jul 1853||Aged 17
yrs, 10 mos, 17 days;
Dau of Wm & E Thompson
|Huntington||James H||07 Apr 1856||Aged 4 yrs,
8 mos, 28 days;
Son of E&E Huntington
|Huntington||Mary E||11 Oct 1850||11 NOV 1850
Aged 3 yrs, 9 mos, 15 days;
Dau of E&E Huntington
|Kemp||Amanda Ann||May 12, 1853||AE. 3 Y's 1
mo 23 ds
Daughter of J. H. & Mary M. Kemp
|Huntington||Penina||12 Nov 1856||Aged 53
yrs, 3 mos, 9 days;
Wife of Hallam Huntington
|Burdick||Mary C||28 Sept 1874||Aged 33 or
38 yrs, 8 mos 6 da's;
Wife of J. A. Burdick
|Burdick||Marsha A||04 May 1872||Dau of J. A. & M. E. Burdick|
|family plot photo||-||-||*Following
4 graves were in a family plot surrounded
by fence. Very difficult to read due to over growth.
Area should be re-examined when follage dies in fall.
|Avery||Kizi||28 Feb 1853||Aged 43 yrs, 8 mo, 11 d's; Wife of Andrew Avery|
|**Avery||Ama Ann||15 Aug 1855||Aged 27
yrs, 11 mos, 22 days; Wife of Andrew Avery
See listing below
|Redding||Norris A||9 Apr 1872||Aged 4 Y's,
2 M's, 29 d's
Son of W. A. & R. Redding
|Dickey||Ophelia||18 Jul 1870||Aged 3 yrs,
4 mos, 4 days
Dau of W. A. & L. A. Dickey;
"Our Darling Baby"
|Wilcox||Jessie L.||21 Oct 1872||Son of J. D. & M. Wilcox|
Illinois Cav (GAR Marker)
Add. info: CIVIL WAR Enlisted - 12th Calvarlry Regiment Illinois,
( Co C. 128th Inf. Reg. Ind. on 15 Dec 1863)
|Sprague||Elezer||15 Aug 1865||Aged 65 yrs, 10 days|
|Adams||Phebe||19 Feb 1873||Aged 70
yrs, 6 mos, 15 days
Wife of L. M. Adams
Formerly Wife of J. C. Hale
Formerly Wife of Thomas Galyearn m. 14 Nov 1867
Dau of John G & Phebe Sprague
|Hale||J. C.||10 Apr 1865||Aged 64
yrs, 10 mos, 11 days: GAR Marker
Add. info: CIVIL WAR - Enlisted 10 July 1863
Co. H 109th Inf. Reg. Ind.
|Sprague||John||15 Jun 1852||Aged 74
yrs, 10 mos; GAR Marker on grave in error
should show War of 1812
|Hale||Jesse E||14 May 1852||Aged 15
yrs, 11 mos, 14 days;
Adopted son of J. C. & P. Hale
|Hale||Mary C||10 Apr 1853||Aged 10 yr,
Adopted Dau of JC&P Hale
|Unruh||John Sen (Sr.)||22 Mar 1869||see old listing on linked page|
|Unruh||Naoma||18 May 1858||Aged 62
yrs, 9 mos, 9 days;
Wife of John Unruh, Sen. (Sr.)
|Benson||Naoma||21 Jun 1865||Aged 2 mos, 12 days; Dau of R&H Benson|
|**Benson||Rowland J||-||(48 yrs 4
m. 2 d.?) stone broken - see listing below
and older listing on linked page
|Bernard||---EDS||20 Aug 1871||Broken and
unreadable stone(aged 7 ds)
|Smith||Webster T||10 Jun 1856||Aged 3 yrs,
4 mos, 8 days;
Son of Wm. & L. Smith
|Lucas||Samuel||03 Feb 1846||Aged 26
yrs, 1 day - In Memory of Samuel Lucas
who departed this life Feb 3, 1846
|Brown||infant||25 Apr 1842||Infant Daughter of Henry & Elizabeth Brown|
|Warren||David||06 Nov 1837||Aged 59
yrs, 2 mos, 20 days
photo of stoneWest side of two sided stone
|Warren||Elizabeth||24 May 1864||Aged 85
yrs, 1 mo, 1 day; Wife of David Warren -
East side of two sided stone
|Thompson||Alonzo||05 Feb 1862||Aged 22
yrs, 9 mos, 4 days; GAR Marker
CIVIL WAR - Enlist date 5 Sep 1861 Cp F, 9th Inf Reg Ind.
|Thompson||Betsey||30 Sep 1865||Aged 44
yrs, 11 mos, 16 days
Wife of Wm Thompson
|Hodges||Emily M||XX July 1841|| Wife of WC
see old listing linked to this page
|?||Lyd ia A.||-||-|
|Thompson||Gitty C.||10 DEC 1866||Aged 23 yrs, 11 mos, 12 days|
|France||Adam L||02 MAR 1866||Aged 2 yr's
6 mo's 6 da's
Son of AB & C? France
|Lenhart||David||-||Died in his 50th Year|
|Lenhart||Sarah||10 Mar 1877||Aged 71 yrs, 10 M's; (On same stone as above)|
|*Hodges||Elmore L.||05 MAY 1871||03 MAY 1871
Aged 1 yr 2 mos. 5 ds.
Son of W. & E. Hodges
|Nicholds||Polly||18 DEC 1859||18 DEC 1859
Aged 78 yrs
Wife of R Nicholds
This might be Nichols family?
|Clark||Ester||22 Jan 1859||22 JAN 1859
Aged 68 yrs, 9 mos, 16 days;
Wife of Benjamin Clark
|Clark||Benjamin||11 MAR 1858||Aged 69
yrs, 9 mos, 8 days
Plot surrounded by fence in the next 4 graves.
Area needs to be re-examined this fall.
|+Thompson||Marcella||31 OCT 1865||Aged 6 yrs,
2 mos, 22 days;
Dau of M & S A Thompson
New Fencing as of July 2006
|+Casaday||Susan M||01 MAR 1852||01 MAR 1852
Aged 1 yr, 11 mos 5 da's
Dau of A&S Casaday -
East side of 4 sided stone
on same stone with Susan and Alexander
could not photograph this side of stone.
|+Casaday||Alexander||14 DEC 1876||Aged 63
yrs, 2 mos, 6 days
North side of 4 sided stone
|+Casaday||Susan||22 AUG 1889||Aged 75
yrs, 8 days; Wife of A Casaday
West side of 4 sided stone
|Cassady||on base in same plot||-||Pat Harris
notes when she was there and
over growth was down, that there is a footstone
to E & W with no inscriptions
|Next 2 entries are from photos & info of Pat Harris' files||-||-||Just
outside of fenced in area above.
They were covered in brush when Sol
and I did this reading. Did not see.
|Andrews||Adaline||Oct 12, 1857||Ag'd 35 Y's
Dau. of H. & J. Andrews
|Andress||Jennett||Aug 20, 1838||Aged 32
Yrs. 11 mos.
Wife of Hiram Andress
Donated listing from Pat Harris of stones not present at either of these readings, but were apparently in this cemetery at previous readings:
1. Avery, Ama Ana - dau of Andrew & Ama A., 1 Aug 1855 10 days
2. Benson, Rowland J. son of R. & N. 7 M 13 D
3. Bordon, Nancy C. dau. of J. & N. 5 Mar. 1860 - 5 M 6 D
4. Huntington, James son of E. & E. 3 Oct 1857 infant
5. Ingram, Adaline 12 Oct 1837 - 35 Y - 5 & 7 on this list may be the same or actually Andrews, Adaline shown above?
6. Inness, Jennett wife of Hiram 20 Aug 1838 32 Y 11 M - probably the same as Andress, Jennett shown above
7. Jackson, Adaline dau of B & J - 12 Oct 1851 - 25 Y old - also might be the same as #5 above (?)
8. Kemp, son of _______ 12 May 1853 - 3 Y 1 M 3 D - possibly Kemp, Amanda Ann on above listing
9. Unruh, Naomi dau of John & Naomi - 27 June 1833 - 7 M 12 D
Donated Family information from the files of Lisa Bruneau
Burdick - disputed Law-suit -
Mary and Martha (Marsha) are on the Hudson list, but Frances is not.
I wrote down the name "Martha", but the photo of the stone shows
Marsha so I'll have to re-check the court records next time we're at
The 1870 census shows Marshall, age 6/12, male. That puts Marshall born Nov or Dec 1869. If we use the birth date calculator with the age and dod for
Martha/Marsha, the birth date is Nov 22, 1869. I'd like to think Marsha and Marshall could be twins, but if that's the
case both should have shown on the 1870 census.
Sure a lot of name and gender mix ups for one tiny little child!! Next issue: The 1870 census shows a dau. Margrett, age 3
She's the only child listed who matches the dates for Frances. Maybe Frances M. is Frances Margrett? (FYI: census spells last name Burdock)
Willard Ball sued John A. Burdick for an unpaid account for a burial case for Mrs. Burdick.
It was ordered Sep 28 1874. George C. Ross sued John A. Burdick for gravestones ordered from La Porte Marble Works.
1) Set of gravestones, 2 ft. high with proportional width, marble with base and inscribed: Frances M., dau of J.A. & M.E. Burdick,
died June 13, 1872 aged 4 yrs, 9 mo, & 9 days To be delivered at the Hudson yard.
2) Design: oval top. From La Porte Marble Works, ordered Oct 1, 1874. Set of gravestones 3 1/2 ft. high w/proportional width. Marble with base,
inscribed as follows: Mary E., wife of J.A. Burdick, died Sep 28, 1874 aged ------- (not filled in). To be delivered at the Hudson yard.
3) Set of gravestones, 2 ft. high with proportional width, marble with base and inscribed: Martha A., dau. of J.A. & M.E. Burdick,
died May 4, 1872, aged 2 yrs. 5 mo, & 12 days.
Finalization of the cases were recorded April 17, 1880. - contributed By: Donna Nelson
Eleazer SPRAGUE b. 10/5/1799 PA d. 8/15/1865 presumably in LaPorte
Co., IN. The courthouse and the library have been unable to find death
will and probate records, nor an obituary for him. He is listed in the 1830 Census in Scipio, Seneca Co., OH, and in the 1840, 1850, and 1860
Censuses at Hudson, LaPorte Co., IN. His wife, Mary b. 1796 VT d. aft. 6/20/1859 appears in the 1850 Census, but not in 1860.
Their children are listed below.
Electa SPRAGUE b. 1820 is a daughter of Eleazer b. 1798 PA and Mary
SPRAGUE b. 1796 VT d. bet 1850-1860 La Porte Co., IN.
Some other children are Esther SPRAGUE m. Alonzo MORSE 1/291844 La Porte Co., IN,
Sarah H. SPRAGUE b. 9/28/1819 OH d. 8/9/1890 Charleston, SC
m. 12/31/1838 La Porte Co., IN to Caleb Nichols AVERILL b. 10/16/1815 NY d. Summerville, SC children: John Henry b. 10/25/1843 and
Louisa W. b. 1844, Lucy SPRAGUE b. 1821 OH d. aft 1860 m. 1) 12/10/1840 La Porte Co., IN to John HOOTEN or HOOTOON b. ? d. bef 1850
children: Esther M. HOOTEN b. 1842, Nancy Ann HOOTEN b. 1845. Lucy m. 2nd ? ENSIGN and Josephine N. SPRAGUE b. 1829 OH.
Eleazer and his family are at Hudson Twp., La Porte Co., IN in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 Census.
Aassumption is that John SPRAGUE b. 8/15/1777 VT d. 6/15/1852
LaPorte Co., IN is most likely the father of Eleazer.
Death, will, probate and obituary records for him could not be found in LaPorte either. His wife Phebe, must have died prior to 1850
since she does not appear in the 1850 Census. I do not know where John was prior to 1850.
Phebe (Sprague) ADAMS (daughter of John and Phebe) b. 8/4/1802 NY d. 2/19/1873 LaPorte Co., IN m. abt 1833
(1) John C. HALE b. 4/30/1800 NY d. 4/10/1865 LaPorte Co., IN.
They are listed in the 1850 Census at Hudson, LaPorte Co., IN, living with them are son, Emerson (presumably adopted son,
Jesse Emerson) b. 5/1/1836 NH d. 4/15/1852 LaPorte Co., IN, daughter Mary,
(presumably adopted daughter Mary C.) b. 12/10/1842 IN d. 4/10/1853 LaPorte Co., IN, and Phebe's father John, discussed above.
Phebe SPRAGUE HALE then married Lemuel M. ADAMS who died sometime after 4/1871.
They had no heirs. Phebe had a will where she left everything to her friends.
Other ancestors in this group, but not necessarily buried at Hudson
John Perry FEAR b. 2/20/1815 PA d. 8/5/1866 Delaware Co., IA m. 2/3/1839 La Porte Co., IN to
Electa SPRAGUE b. 11/21/1820 OH d. 7/2/1905 Delaware Co., IA. Their children are ? (son) b. bef 1840 La Porte Co., IN
d. Bef 1850 La Porte Co., IN, ? (sex unknown) b. aft. 1840 d. bet 1840-1866, Freeman b. 4/1/1841 La Porte Co., IN d. 7/16/1863
Memphis, TN (Civil War), Mary Martha (my great grandmother) b. 4/7/1844 La Porte Co., IN d. bet 1910-1920 probably IA
m. Henry Clay PIERCE, Lucy b. 3/1846 La Porte Co., IN d. 1/29/1891 IA m. Nathan J. SNOW,
Winfield Scott FEAR b. 9/1847 La Porte Co., IN d. aft. 1905 m. Eudora BROWN,
Eliza Jane b. 12/23/1849 La Porte Co., IN d. 2/3/1875 Delaware Co., IA,
Eleazar b. 1851 La Porte Co., IN d. 8/23/1877 Delaware Co., IA,
Henry Clay b. 1854 OH or IA d. 2/12/1900 Delaware Co., IA m. Clara THOMPSON, and
Lyon b. 6/16/1861 Delaware Co., IA d. 1/11/1864 Delaware Co., IA.
This FEAR family is in Wills Twp. in the 1840 and 1850 Census. They left for Delaware Co., IA with the families of John BALL and John HEFNER in 1852
Posted on August 28th, 2007 -
Marsh, Lemuel -
Marsh, Joseph, “Obituary of Lemuel Marsh”, Advent Harbinger and Bible
Advocate Vol. 2:341 July 6, 1850.
Used with permission of Atlanta Bible College Archives. Information furnished by Jan Stilson, Church of God Historian.
Lemuel Marsh Father of the editor, died at Hudson, LaPorte Co., Indiana 3 June 1850, in the 80th year of his age.
He spent the early part of his active life in St. Alban’s, Franklin Co., Vermont, his native State, where he professed faith in Christ, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In A.D. 1817 he moved to LeRoy, Genesee, New York, where, on account of denying the trinity and believing in the Unity of God,
and that Christ is the Son of God, he was turned out of the M.E. Church. My mother, and one or two brothers were turned out of the same church
about that time, for the same cause. In LeRoy he buried his first wife, my pious mother, and soon after marrying his second wife, moved to Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.
where he buried three sons, my dear brothers, who died happily in the Lord.
After spending several years of deprivation and incessant toil in the wilds(?) of Randolph, he moved to Hudson, Indiana,
to fill up the measure of his days in that new and fertile country. There he paid the debt of nature; there he now (?), sleeps in death –
(?) we trust, to awake to (?), and have a glorious part in the first resurrection. Blessed be the Lord! (Last line illegible.)
Note: The Church of God Historian, Jan Stilson, also furnished the information that Joseph said his step-mother was also buried in Hudson,
and Joseph visited the graves in 1851, according to a record of Joseph’s travels printed in the same paper.
Joseph also said that he visited his brother, William, in Hudson, and his sister, Mrs. F.G. White, in the same area.
It is likely that William’s first wife, Roxanna Barmore, is buried in the same cemetery in Hudson, as well as some of William’s children. -
Submitted to the LaPorte County Genweb by Patra Anne Hepworth - see www.ninetravelers.com for the complete story of the Marshes.
Hudson Cemetery Sign Photo