Baptist Cemetery

Wills Township

LaPorte County, Indiana

350N between 500E and 600E

LaPorte County, Indiana

over view Gate
Gate photo contributed by Gloria Arndt
over view

Photos updated on April 22, 2008 - Updated June of 2004 with burials, contributed by Allan Zeller, up to 1980.
Again updated on July 5, 2004 with cemetery map (see below) contributed by Marsha Porter.

WILLS BAPTIST CHURCH AND CEMETERY HISTORY

Wills Township Baptist Cemetery AKA The Old Baptist Cemetery is a last resting place for many of the areas inhabitants.
Wills Cemetery is located on 350N between 500E and 600E in Wills Township, La Porte County, Indiana.
  
     On June 13, 1836 at the home of James Hunt, Elder T. Price of Edwardsburg, Michigan, and Elder T. Spaulding of
La Porte organized a Baptist Church. Some of the members were: John Salisbury, Mathias Dawson, Nancy Hunt, Clarissa Canada,
Martha Hunt, Catherine Whitehead, Sara Mason, Phebe Hunt, Sabrina Salisbary, Alice Dawson, Martha Whitehead and James Hunt.
In 1837 a Baptist Church was erected in the southeast corner of Section 13. The building was made of logs and the warrantee deed
shows that George Belshaw conveyed the land to the trustees of the organization. The log building was used until 1843 when it was
razed and a new frame building was erected near the site of the original one. The frame building housing the church no longer exists.
The oldest known burial in this cemetery is: Lavina Stoner who d. July 26, 1837.
    In the early days when sickness was so widely spread and accidents were common a burying ground was needed and a tract of land
was acquired for that purpose. The section in front of the main gate was the original Baptist cemetery. In 1837 a section west of the original
one was opened by David Stoner. The east side of the original section was opened about 1900 and is called the "New Addition",
though another section was opened by Burl and Ethel Stoner in 1907. The cemetery has their own association and is still open for burials.
Also see our obituary pages for many of the articles honoring these individuals.

Original Map of Baptist Cemetery

NEW - 2nd Cemetery Map
NEW - Blank Cemetery Map

Last Name First Name Middle Name Maiden Name

Birth Date Day

Birth Date Month

Birth Date Year

Death Day

Death Month

Death Year

Spouse Name

Parents DAR List Note Serial Row Ordinal
Austin Achsah



29

10

1790

1

11

1856

Samuel


1


1

6

1

Ackley John C.


5

1

1804

9

5

1866



1


2

6

12

Andrews James H.


15

5

1800

27

10

1854



1


3

8

7

Andrews Sarah



16

11

1805

16

10

1850

James K.


1 Spouse James H.

4

8

6

Andrews Lydia Ellen


7

9

1848

17

9

1857


G. H. & S. 1 James H. & Sarah

5

9

3

Brown Benjamin F.


20

9

1853

9

9

1909



1


6

20

14

Brown Mary K.




1854



1938

Benjamin F.


1 Mary E.

7

20

13

Brown Roswell



4

7

1796

12

9

1850



1


8

9

10

Brown James W.


21

2

1879

7

1

1897


B. F. & M .M. 1


9

20

15

Bailey James M.


1

1

1854

29

4

1920



1


10

18

10

Bailey Jessie


Hastings

20

8

1855

23

6

1932

James Bailey


1


11

18

11

Bartmess Mary



28

6

1810

12

8

1891



1

See footnote

12

0

0

Bartmess Benjamin F.




1843

26

8

1920



1


13

20

7

Bartmess Mary J. Feigher

22

5

1856

19

3

1940


Benjamin F. Bartmess 1


14

20

8

Bettys Eliza M.


13

6

1837

17

10

1852


A. & J. 1 Betters

15

13

10

Blocker John H.


30

8

1828

28

7

1892



1 Co. C, 87th Reg., Ind. Vol.

16



Codding William Thayer


24

3

1854

17

9

1936



1


17

18

23

Codding Margaret J.




1848

2

11

1920

William Thayer Codding


1


18

18

24

Cutler Eleanor



6

7

1798

6

7

1845

Leonard


1


19

14

13

Drummond Maria



25

1

1825

26

4

1858

J. J. (Dr.)


1


20

19

3

Esteb Isaac




9

1809

1

10

1888



1


21

16

10

Fissgus George



25

12

1817

1

5

1880



1


22

14

18

Fissgus Mary



6

6

1819

6

7

1892

George


1


23

14

19

Fissgus John



12

6

1848

6

6

1930



1


24

14

21

Fissgus Susanna


Martin

28

5

1854

23

4

1937

John Fissgus


1


25

14

22

Frick Joseph W.




1830

23

5

1912



1


26

12

13

Frick Eliza



26

1

1833

2

11

1890

Joseph Frick


1


27

12

14

Galycan Mary



1

5

1793

5

5

1844

Jacob


1 Galyean

28

16

16

Gillchrist Jerome F.




1854



1921



1


29



Gilchrist Ella J.




1861



1941

Jerome


1


30



Guyer George





1801



1879



1 Grandfather

31

4

1

Guyer Mary





1802



1871

George


1 Grandmother

32

4

2

Guyer Benjamin





1830



1861



1 Father

33

4

3

Guyer Emeline





1837



1879

Benjamin


1 Mother

34

4

4

Halter Jacob



27

12

1821

28

2

1897



1


35

6

2

Halter Henrietta



13

10

1831

14

9

1861

Jacob Halter


1


36

6

3

Halter Samuel



20

2

1823

8

12

1884



1


37

10

18

Halter Catherine



13

5

1831

30

8

1899

Samuel Halter


1


38

10

19

Halter George A.


15

2

1864

15

9

1864


S. & C. 1


39

10

16

Halter Andrew V.


26

8

1865

3

11

1865


S. & C. 1


40

10

17

Halter Peter



6

10

1817

2

6

1894



1


41

14

17

Halter Elizabeth



5

10

1817

21

9

1880

Peter Halter


1


42

14

16

Halter Jacob A.


5

9

1856

9

4

1928



1 1929 from burial permit

43

23

2

Halter Henry L.


12

6

1862

12

6

1864


J. & H. 1 Parents J. & S.

44

5

4

Halter Leonard F.


15

1

1855

15

10

1857


J. & H. 1 Parents J. & S.

45

5

1

Harris Charles H.




1848

26

2

1914


D. & R. 1


46

6

19

Harris Henrietta


Ingram

6

11

1850

11

1

1929

Charles H.


1


47

6

18

Harris William H.


29

11

1846

4

7

1914


David & Rosanna 1


48

22

13

Harris Luella


Gridley

12

3

1855

16

1

1943

William H. Harris


1


49

22

14

Harris Effie



27

8

1883

27

9

1883


Charles & Henrietta 1


50

7

7

Harris Winnifred



12

1

1870

1

10

1883


Charles & Henrietta 1


51

7

8

Harris Bertha



2

1

1874

18

9

1883


Charles & Henrietta 1


52

7

5

Harris Charles Edward


16

6

1878

26

9

1883


Charles & Henrietta 1


53

7

6

Harris David



17

12

1812

8

3

1877



1


54

6

16

Harris Rosannna



16

3

1824

28

8

1887

David Harris


1


55

6

15

Harris Nelson



13

11

1856

13

3

1857


David & Rosanna Harris 1


56

6

14

Hastings Alexander







12

1865



1 "Rev." b Ireland immig. LPCo 1837

57

18

13

Hastings Margaret


Sloane

22

12

1778

10

3

1869

Alexander Hastings


1 b. Ireland

58

18

14

Hastings William O.




1848

4

10

1920



1


59

10

7

Hastings Mary M. Miller

29

4

1864

26

11

1936

Wm. O. Hastings


1 death 1938

60

10

6

Haussauer Phillip



7

6

1824

18

12

1889



1


61

5

6

Haussauer Wilhelmina



18

12

1823

2

5

1902

Phillip Haussauer


1


62

5

5

Haussauer Lydia P.


22

12

1849

13

2

1872


Phillip & Wilhelmina Haussauer 1


63

4

10

Haussauer J. Martin


8

2

1788

25

4

1861



1


64

4

12

Haussauer Henrietta J.


16

2

1796

19

4

1862

J. Martin Haussauer


1


65

4

11

Hayden Abigail



25

7

1820

25

2

1847

John W.


1


66

10

15

Hughs George



31

7

1808

25

11

1874



1 Hughes

67

8

14

Hunt James



15

12

1761

1

9

1838



1


68

16

9

Hunt Anne Shotwell


18

1

1798

14

9

1839

James


1


69

16

8

Hunt William



12

4

1785

14

4

1842



1


70

12

8

Hunt William H.


11

3

1817

6

7

1897



1


71

12

7

Hunt James Edwin


25

11

1850

4

4

1862


William H. & Sophia 1


72

12

5

Hunt Samuel



2

1

1802

2

4

1880



1


73

0

0

Hunt George



17

8

1775

12

10

1842



1 Private in War of 1812

74

14

9

Hunt Martha



11

5

1785

16

9

1838

George Lazarus Whitehead? 1 Patsey

75

14

10

Hunt Mary


Cutler

13

2

1826

4

8

1845

Dr. F. W. Leonard Cutler 1


76

14

12

Hunt Jonathan



21

1

1834

28

9

1855



1


77

19

4

Hunt Sarah S.


7

12

1837

24

3

1857


Wm. & Elizabeth 1


78

13

4

Hunt Albert



14

5

1848

21

8

1921



1 death 1920? "Father"

79

12

3

Hunt Sarah


Halter

24

8

1850

29

11

1928

Albert Hunt


1 'Mother"

80

12

4

Jarrett Eli



5

7

1798

27

11

1876



1


81

11

5

Jarrett Marilla









Eli Jarrett


1 No date. Aged 42 y 11 m 26d

82

11

4

Jarrett George W.


26

12

1845

17

4

1873



1


83

11

3

Jones John M.


25

1

1836

25

1

1903



1 born 1827? Civil War

84

22

1

Jones Abigail


Linder

15

6

1839

13

6

1928

John Jones


1


85

22

2

Jones Nathan C.


4

3

1860

16

7

1908



1


86

18

26

Jones Theodore



21

5

1857

21

1

1922



1 Father

87

12

20

Jones Catherine


Miller

8

12

1860

27

5

1943

Theodore Jones


1 Mother

88

12

21

Lambert Caroline






25

4

1864

A. J.


1


89

0

0

Line Sally A.


20

7

1835

17

12

1863

H. B.


1 wife of E. B.

90

10

14

Mason Jahu S.


30

12

1806

1

2

1861



1


91

10

3

Mason Eliza



8

2

1804

26

5

1874



1


92

10

4

Mason Sarah



1

11

1768

1

12

1859

Elder John Mason


1


93

10

2

Miller Adam





1832



1874



1


94

12

16

Miller Mary





1840



1926

Adam Miller


1


95

12

17

Miller Daniel B.


6

10

1861

24

8

1930



1


96

1

11

Miller Isadora



12

7

1859

2

3

1917

Daniel B. Miller


1 Maiden name Stoner -

97

1

12

Monroe Mary Ann   23 8 1935 12 9 1993 dau. Harvey Monroe     Miss
Buried same area as father
     
Parker Mary



18

12

1825



1883



1


98

0

0

Perry Martin B.


7

11

1835

7

11

1846



1


99

8

13

Pletcher Catherine



23

9

1852

22

7

1890

P. Pletcher


1


100

0

0

Rhodes David



7

2

1832

11

5

1874



1 born Erie Co., N. Y.;Civil War

101

3

1

Robbins Nelson



24

10

1856

9

9

1923



1


102

22

16

Robbins Charles H.




1857

27

1

1922


Charles & Alma 1


103

25

5

Robbins Elizabeth


Miller



1865



1922

Nelson Robbins


1 died 1914?

104

22

17

Salisbury Joseph M.


30

6

1805

7

10

1848



1


105

18

16

Salisbury Eliza



1

2

1815

1

5

1840

Joseph M. Salisbury


1


106

18

17

Salisbury John



31

3

1778

3

1

1865



1


107

18

19

Salisbury Sabrina



14

6

1781

29

2

1860

John Salisbury


1


108

18

20

Salisbury Elisie



18

2

1839

6

8

1873


Joseph M. & Eliza Salisbury 1 Elisi A.

109

18

18

Salisbury Freddy L.


27

5

1849

2

9

1852


A. B. & M. E. Salisbury 1


110

19

9

Salisbury Ella J.


5

10

1834

19

10

1854


A. B. & M. E. Salisbury 1


111

19

8

Schenck Catherine



17

3

1809

18

2

1878

M. Schenck


1 born Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania

112

4

7

Schenck David



31

12

1840

13

1

1916



1 "Father"; birth 1838?

113

6

10

Schenck Sarah J.


4

8

1842

30

3

1898

David Schenck


1 Mother

114

6

9

Schenck James William


16

2

1870

14

10

1873


David & Sarah Schenck 1 Twin Son

115

6

8

Schenck Phoebe J.


22

6

1853

15

9

1853


David & Sarah Schenck 1


116



Schenck Mary



27

11

1872

15

1

1900


David & Sarah Schenck 1


117

6

7

Schenck Claricey M.


18

4

1872

7

1

1904



1 (Apr 18, 1872?)(1904?)

118

7

4

Shaw Phebe I. Bartmess


2

1837

15

9

1918

Samuel


1


119

20

3

Stinchcomb Nancy B.


6

4

1837

29

7

1852


Stephen & Sarah 1


120

7

3

Stoner David Sr.


17

12

1803

8

7

1898



1 18 Jan. 1893

121

13

6

Stoner Margaret



23

8

1795

23

8

1872

David Stoner Sr.


1


122

13

7

Stoner Jacob



15

4

1832

9

3

1903



1


123

2

4

Stoner Martha


Harris

20

3

1841

24

4

1906

Jacob Stoner


1


124

2

5

Stoner Henry



27

11

1829

7

8

1837


David & Margaret Stoner 1


125

15

3

Stoner Lavinia



12

10

1835

26

7

1837


David & Margaret Stoner 1


126

15

4

Stoner Rose Ann


3

9

1852

20

8

1854


David & Margaret Stoner 1


127

15

2

Wade John H.


20

12

1850

12

9

1862


N. & M. W. 1


128

4

5

Whitehead Lazarus



20

7

1803

21

3

1881



1


129

8

11

Whitehead Livonia



12

8

1800

16

12

1878

Lazarus Whitehead


1


130

8

10

Whitehead John



5

1

1837

5

1

1902



1 Rev. Civil War medal of Honor

131

9

4

Whitehead Anna E.


26

1

1843

28

12

1913

John Whitehead


1


132

9

5

Whitehead John



10

10

1782

13

6

1843



1


133

10

5

Whitehead Thomas P.


4

4

1825

24

8

1850



1


134



Whitehead Martin



3

12

1762

17

5

1838

Elder Lazarus


1


135



Whitehead William H. H.


19

5

1813

8

11

1877



1 Civil War

136

16

6

Whitehead Mary A. Hastings

2

9

1812

13

12

1876

William H. H. Rev. Alexander & Margaret 1


137

16

7

Whitehead William



25

12

1822

3

10

1850



1


138

8

8

Whitehead Joseph T,


13

10

1847

23

12

1865



1


139

8

9

Whitehead Arthur





1872



1919



1


140



Wilson John



9

3

1780

9

3

1839



1


141

18

8

Wilson Mary



7

11

1799

1

12

1886

John Wilson


1


142

18

9

Wyatt Joseph



24

5

1794

12

9

1838



1


143

16

11

Wyatt Nancy



16

9

1799

13

9

1838

Joseph Wyatt


1


144

16

12

Wyatt Jane



19

1

1835

25

9

1838


Joseph & Nancy Wyatt 1


145

16

13

Geitz Charles W.


9

9

1909

12

10

1964



2


146

1

1

Jones Basil Ford


27

11

1903

31

5

1960



2


147

1

2

Jones Infant



4

11

1937

4

11

1937



2


148

1

3

Jones Jeremy Joyce


13

6

1959






2


149

1

4

Jones Infant



16

11

1957

16

11

1957



2


150

1

5

Dudley Frances K.


2

9

1932

3

9

1932


Earl & Nedra Jones 2


151

1

6

Dudley Nedra L. Jones









2


152

1

7

Dudley Earl S.


13

9

1908

23

5

1973

Nedra L. Jones Dudley Sylvester & Julia Etta 2


153

1

8

Stoner Albert Lincoln




1861

11

6

1933



2


154

1

9

Stoner Mary A. Nichols

22

7

1872

12

9

1940

Albert Lincoln Stoner


2


155

1

10

Bennitt Evelyn


Stoner

29

10

1908

10

6

1946

Walter Bennitt Albert Stoner 2


156

1

13

Gilbert Ira Jr.



29

9

1918

29

9

1918


Ira &Lillie Gilbert 2


157

1

14

Gilbert Lillie


Stoner

30

8

1893

30

9

1918

Ira T. Gilbert Albert Stoner 2


158

1

15

Gilbert Ira T.


18

8

1897

20

10

1976

Lillie Stoner Gilbert Tillman & Delilah (Bunton) 2 Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery

159

1

16

Stoner Robert M.


10

10

1905

3

1

1971


Albert & Mary (Nichols) 2


160

1

17

Stoner Norma G.  Adnson




16 Feb 1910



24 May 1997 dau. Rinnert A. and Mina (Goodwin) Adnson
Norma b. Iowa
"See Heckman Cemetery, this county"


2


161

1

18

Stoner Albert R.


2

3

1940

2

3

1940



2


162

1

19

Dudley Julia Etta Stoner

21

3

1871

4

3

1954

Sylvester Dudley Jacob & Martha Stoner 2 Mother

163

2

1

Dudley Sylvester O.


7

7

1869

9

2

1937



2 Father

164

2

2

Dudley Mabel F.


5

6

1912

5

8

1976


Sylvester & Julia Etta Dudley 2 Daughter

165

2

3

Stoner Ruby



11

3

1905

14

3

1905


D. M. & E. S. Stoner 2


166

2

6

Stoner David M.


12

3

1867

6

9

1945



2


167

2

7

Stoner Edith


Short

22

2

1879

25

1

1959

David Stoner


2 SARAH EDITH

168

2

8

Stoner Ruth



15

9

1906

26

2

1907


W. & C. Stoner 2 Daughter

169

2

9

Stoner Clara


Whitcomb



1869

21

7

1960

Walter Stoner


2 Mother

170

2

10

Stoner Walter



1

12

1869

16

4

1941



2 Father

171

2

11

Stoner Vernon



14

9

1874

9

4

1944



2 ORRIN LAVERN

172

2

12

Brown Christopher











2 Co. E, 73rd Ind. Inf. Civil War. Enl. 1862 Dis1865

173

3

2

Zenas Matilda





1870



1871



2 Daughter

174

4

6

Haussauer Emma L.


2

4

1860

2

4

1861


P. J. & W. Haussauer 2


175

4

8

Haussauer Walter C.


21

8

1867

24

3

1869


Phillip & Wilhelmina 2


176

4

9

Haussauer Mary Fern


20

2

1900

14

4

1901



2 DAU.?

177

4

13

Line Pamela M.


18

7

1861

11

2

1862


J. B. & A. D. Line 2


178

4

14

Jones Arthur Monroe


5

3

1889

25

5

1944



2


179

4

15

Brayton Edna (CARRIE EDNA); ERR Elliott

12

5

1896

7

6

1938

Russell Brayton


2 died in Oklahoma

180

4

16

Brayton Russell



29

9

1894

14

8

1936



2 USA WWI

181

4

17

Halter Irena C.


29

1

1860

3

4

1861


J. &S. 2


182

5

2

Halter Cyrus E.


19

8

1857

14

4

1861


J. & S. 2


183

5

3

Halter Orlando



24

7

1854

2

3

1861


Jacob & Henrietta 2


184

6

4

Halter Theodore



22

1

1859

19

8

1860


Jacob & Henrietta 2


185

6

5

Halter Phebe



22

6

1853

15

9

1853


Jacob & Henrietta 2


186

6

6

Ackley Anna M.








John C. Ackley


2


187

6

11

Blocker John H.


30

8

1828

28

7

1892



2 Civil War

188

6

13

Harris Boneata





1884

2

3

1911


Charles & Henrietta 2


189

6

17

Hastings Jurlene











2


190

7

1

Hastings William Frederick


25

5

1928

27

9

1976



2


191

7

2

Martin Eli



15

7

1862

2

4

1863


Daniel & E. D. 2


192

8

1

Whitehead Hampton B.


19

10

1800

17

3

1912



2 Broken stone birth 18??

193

8

2

Broken Stone












2


194

8

3

Whitehead Nellie?










George & ? 2


195

8

4

Smith Ambrose R.


14

7

1858

30

7

1858


A. W. & M. D. 2


196

8

5

Whitehead Martha



3

12

1762

17

5

1839

Elder Lazarus


2


197

8

12

Whitehead Cecelia M.






2

1862



2 1862??

198

9

1

Andrews Mary Jane


16

4

1852

21

10

1852


James H. & Sarah 2


199

9

2

Whitehead John W.




1890



1893


Rev. John & Anna 2


200

9

6

Whitehead Art





1872



1919


Rev. John & Anna 2


201

9

7

Whitehead Infant_son



8

1

1867

8

1

1867


Rev. John & Anna 2


202

9

8

Thompson Clara W. Whitehead

21

2

1870

25

3

1951

F. A. Thompson Rev. John & Anna 2


203

9

9

Mitchell Henry H.




1896

1

1

1964



2


204

10

1

Hastings Geulah B.


12

10

1905

11

9

1948

Archie P. Geulah


2 Mother

205

10

8

Peterson Perry S.


27

1

1875

29

4

1958



2


206

10

9

Peterson Mary C.




1875

12

11

1955



2


207

10

10

Peterson Thomas W.


23

12

1910

30

6

1958



2


208

10

11

Stone_missing












2


209

10

12

Hunt Minurva


Gunn

11

10

1810

16

10

1842

Chas. W. Hunt


2


210

10

13

Whitaker Thomas



4

4

1825

24

8

1850



2


211

11

1

Jarrett Leander










Eli & Marilla 2 broken stone "aged 39 yr."

212

11

2

Hunt Elbert Franklin


4

4

1868

12

5

1868


Albert & Sarah Hunt 2


213

12

1

Hunt Beny H.




1888

6

2

1919


Albert & Sarah Hunt 2 "Son" (Bejamin Harrison")

214

12

2

Hunt Sophia


Galyean

21

12

1820

15

10

1869

William Hale Hunt


2 1st wife of W. H. Hunt

215

12

6

Hunt Sarah


Hermance



1827



1907

William Hale Hunt


2 2nd wife W. H. H. 7 May 1871

216

12

9

Stoner Infant (daughter)










J. & M. Hunt 2 stone unreadable

217

12

10

Stoner William H.


19

10

1865

17

12

1878


J. & M. Stoner 2


218

12

11

Stoner Ruth



21

10

1876

23

12

1878


J. & M. Stoner 2


219

12

12

Frick Ella



16

10

1865

18

4

1872


J. W. & Eliza Frick 2


220

12

15

Miller Emma





1869



1873


Adam & Mary Miller 2


221

12

18

Jones Marven





1884



1884



2 baby

222

12

19

Hunt Infant (daughter)



21

12

1855

22

12

1855


Wm. H. & Sophia Hunt 2


223

13

2

Hunt Samuel



2

11

1842

17

7

1844


W. H. & Sophia Hunt 2


224

13

1

Hunt Infant (daughter)



20

3

1844

22

3

1844


Wm. H. & Sophia 2


225

13

3

Hunt Maria Louisa


23

8

1850

13

3

1851


T. S. & E. W. Hunt 2


227

13

5

Staley Elizabeth






31

3

1870



2


228

13

8

Hunt Mary Ellen









T. L. & J. A. 2 cannot read stone

229

13

9

Stone Child











2


230

13

11

Mann Sarah M.


22

11

1856

22

1

1857


L. & C. 2


231

13

12

Falconbury Bernece



28

2

1898

5

1

1899


L. E. & A. 2


232

13

13

Hunt Orval Arthur


21

12

1926

2

11

1968



2 WWII

233

14

1

Schoff Marie Antoinette Colburn

22

5

1900

23

6

1936

Rolla Schoff


2


234

14

2

Schoff Rolla



9

2

1895





Perry & Martha 2


235

14

3

Schoff Pery



15

2

1863

1

9

1953



2 Perry J.

236

14

4

Schoff Martha Dolly


24

8

1869

11

4

1933

Perry Albert Hunt 2


237

14

5

Schoff Grace Elizabeth


21

3

1891

5

4

1924


Pery & Martha 2


238

14

6

Schoff Infant (son)



30

1

1899

26

2

1899


Pery & Martha 2


239

14

7

Schoff Infant (daughter)





1921



1921


Pery & Martha 2


240

14

8

Long Elizabeth H.










2


241

14

14

Hunt Sarah M.









George & Martha? 2


242

14

11

Long Nancy M.


12

5

1815

3

3

1853

Joseph


2


243

14

15

Fletcher Catherine M.


23

9

1852

22

7

1890

Peter


2


244

14

20

STONE







2

7

1851



2 cannot read

245

15

1

Chinn Rebecca A.


22

2

1852

24

9

1852


J. S. & S. 2


246

15

5

Chinn Oliver M.


11

3

1864

27

8

1864


J. S. & S. 2


247

15

6

Hunt Walter Eugene


13

5

1910

23

12

1975


Ralph & Mamie (Frame) 2


248

16

1

Hunt Naida









Walter


2


249

16

2

Hunt Ralph Eugene


26

7

1884

19

2

1972


Jeptha & Christine (Howser) 2


250

16

3

Hunt Mamie E. Frame



1890

11

3

1963

Ralph Eugene Hunt


2


251

16

4

Whitehead Martha








1837



2 1837 or 1838

252

16

5

????? Elizabeth






3

2

1837


J. & Barbara 2


253

16

14

?????? Hiram











2


254

16

15

Jones Infant (son)










J. & A. 2


255

16

17

Jones Lydia J.










2


256

16

18

Jones Merrill



15

10

1894

20

8

1895


Landy 2


257

16

19

Jones Elvin Landy


17

8

1890

27

9

1890



2


258

16

20

Coleman Nancy











2 age 29

259

17

1

Wagner Mary C. Hunt

15

1

1815

21

4

1847

Benjamin Franklin Wagner


2


260

17

2

Hunt John Mason M.D.


11

7

1824

20

10

1860


Chas. & Minerva 2


261

17

3

Burden Dale Lee


6

2

1940

12

7

1974


Russell & Sarah (Hunt) 2


262

18

1

Van Kosky Harold M.


12

6

1910

28

3

1980


Martin & Marie (Ostman) 2


263

18

2

Van Kosky Julia


Hunt

9

10

1909






2


264

18

3

Hunt infant (daughter)



6

2

1903

6

2

1903


Wm. Henry & Bertha 2


265

18

4

Hunt Eva J.


19

2

1906

22

1

1908


Wm. Henry & Bertha 2


266

18

5

Hunt Bertha Mabel Hastings

9

3

1879

22

6

1952

Wm. Henry Hunt Alexander & Eva Hastings 2


267

18

6

Hunt William H.


27

5

1872

20

9

1958


Albert & Sarah (Halter) 2


268

18

7

Bailey Eugene





1878



1893


J. & J. 2


269

18

12

Hastings John A.



10

1864


1

1865



2


270

18

15

Salisbury Alfred B.





9

3

1908



2 Civil War - Musician

271

18

21

Broken Stone












2


272

18

22

Jones Melvin



9

3

1884

30

5

1897


Nathan & N. 2


273

18

25

Infant -broken stone












2


274

19

1

Bear Clifford





1901



1903


J. A. & N. J. 2


275

19

2

Hunt Elizabeth



12

7

1829

24

6

1856


Jonathan & Nancy 2


276

19

5

Hastings Margaret





1865



1872


J. & E. 2 stone broken- 7 Yrs, ?

277

19

6

Hastings Eliza A.







1864



2


278

19

7

Martin Mary F.


21

11

1885

19

7

1889


I. D. & D. 2


279

19

10

Sabienes Mary




5

1810

12

8

1891



2


280

20

1

Blakeley Elizabeth


Bartmess

9

2

1846

16

7

1908



2 Another link is broken...

281

20

2

E. A. S.












2 May be foot stone

282

20

4

Bartmess Cora Belle


25

3

1874

7

1

1881


Benjamin & Mary J. 2


283

20

5

Bartmess Bessie A.


21

5

1890

22

9

1907


Benjamin & Mary J. 2


284

20

6

Nelson Jennie?











2


285

20

9

Nelson Ruth



1

7

1890

16

8

1892


E. V. & C. E. 2


286

20

10

Brown Florence Mae Euler

18

5

1899

16

1

1976

Dealton Brown Chas. & Rozella (Taylor) 2


287

20

11

Brown Dealton





1894

27

1

1965



2


288

20

12

Schoff Infant (daughter)



18

3

1900

18

3

1900



2


289

21

1

Schoff infant (son)



30

1

1899

26

2

1899



2


290

21

2

Schoff Harry J.


18

3

1893

9

10

1905


Perry & M. H. 2 1908?

291

21

3

Schoff Walter Eaarl


13

6

1901

12

10

1921



2 Navy Aviation WWI

292

21

4

Schoff Grace E.


21

3

1891

5

4

1924



2


293

21

5

Bartmess Leroy



17

6

1896

18

6

1896


E. M. & M. J. 2


294

21

6

Robbins Sarah C.




1835

6

1

1908



2


295

21

7

Hart ?(daughter)



1

9

1895

16

8

1898



2


296

21

8

Unreadable stone












2


297

22

3

Jones Eva



23

10

1896

26

8

1900



2


298

22

4

Jones Edna



8

7

1892

27

8

1900



2


299

22

5

Jones Ferdinand



24

2

1859

18

7

1935



2


300

22

6

Jones Ida L. Robbins

22

7

1861

29

5

1934

Ferdinand Jones


2


301

22

7

Bartmess Florence Elizabeth




1911



1911



2


302

22

8

Bartmess Minnie





1881

15

7

1964



2


303

22

9

Bartmess Adah E. Brooks

12

4

1877

18

10

1957

Loren Bert Bartmess


2


304

22

10

Bartmess Loren Bert


20

8

1883

12

8

1959



2


305

22

11

Bartmess Eva M. McClintock

7

10

1887

11

12

1911



2


306

22

12

Harris Infant (son)



4

1

1895

2

3

1895


William & Luella Harris 2


307

22

15

Robbins Clara






18

9

1900



2


308

22

18

Halter Ella May Marston

29

7

1861

18

1

1943

Jacob A. Halter


2


309

23

1

Vandusen Mark W.




1871

29

4

1955



2


310

23

3

Vandusen Nellie Clarinda Hunt

3

8

1877

28

4

1904

Mark W. Vandusen


2


311

23

4

Vandusen Ruth





1902



1907



2 daughter

312

23

5

Vandusen Myrtle Pruda




1883

22

2

1968

Mark W. Vandusen


2


313

23

6

Jones J. William




1862

23

5

1918



2


314

23

7

Jones Mabel



5

11

1875

11

1

1906



2 wife

315

23

8

Stoner Ethel Mae Walt

24

3

1885

2

5

1953

Burl A. Stoner


2


316

23

10

Stoner Gerald J.


31

1

1906

12

3

1907


B. A. & E. M. Stoner 2


317

23

9

Stoner Burl A.


30

12

1882

20

4

1958


John & Zana 2


318

23

11

Lute Audrey May Stoner

12

8

1911

2

11

1970

Fred Lute Burl & Ethel Stoner 2


319

23

12

Lute Infant (son)



13

5

1931

13

5

1931


Fred & Audrey Lute 2


320

23

13

Halter Minnie L.


29

6

1879

26

4

1919

Carl P. Halter


2


321

23

14

Halter Naaman





1899

25

4

1969



2


322

23

15

Halter Carl P.


11

5

1878

5

5

1946



2


323

23

16

Halter Ruth



15

2

1898

20

5

1907



2


324

23

17

Young Baby





1920



1920



2


325

24

1

Mounts Donald Robert


23

8

1926

18

2

1930


Howard & Elsie Mounts 2


326

25

1

Mounts Elsie Clarice Jones

19

7

1902

17

7

1931

Howard Mounts


2 stone reads 1901-1931

327

25

2

Beall Walter Howard


2

7

1883

26

2

1924



2 married Alta Robbins

328

25

3

Robbins Anna





1874



1970



2


329

25

4

Fowler Reynolds C.


24

11

1909

25

6

1981



2


330

25

6

Fowler Mildred J. Codding



1911

12

7

1966

Reynolds Fowler


2


331

25

7

Codding Pearl R.


23

8

1887

28

11

1962



2


332

25

8

Codding Leroy T.


25

5

1888

4

7

1962



2


333

25

9

Harris Ralph



18

6

1888

19

1

1945



2


334

25

10

Harris Blanche



10

10

1890

24

1

1954

Ralph Harris


2


335

25

11

Harris William O.


12

9

1917

18

11

1968



2 WWII

336

25

12

Gilchrist Ella Josephine Hastings

29

4

1861

7

5

1941

Jerome Edwin Gilchrist


2


337

25

13

Gilchrist Jerome Edwin


28

10

1854

20

7

1921



2


338

25

14

Geis William Leon




1946

16

3

1962



2


339

26

1

Jones Arthur Leroy


2

12

1871

29

9

1938



2


340

26

2

Bogart Alta E Beall



1888

13

4

1962

Albert Bogart


2


341

26

3

Bogart Albert John


31

12

1874

5

2

1953



2


342

26

4

Stonish George C.




1875

2

11

1960



2 died in Illinois

343

26

5

Stonish Jennie M.




1877

25

11

1946



2


344

26

6

Geis Leon



29

3

1881

15

3

1940



2 Spanish-American War

345

26

7

Geis Leon





1885






2 1885?

346

26

8

Geis Ella B.




1885

21

2

1925



2


347

26

9

Geis Paul G.


3

2

1925

17

3

1925



2


348

26

10

Geis son











2 ????

349

26

11

Monroe Lauretta





1898






2


350

27

1

Monroe Bert A.


22

2

1906

30

3

1971


Louis M. & Ophila May Monroe 2


351

27

2

Monroe Ophilia May Laney



1885

12

4

1961



2 mother

352

27

3

Monroe Louis Henry (Harry)


23

7

1881

14

1

1943



2 father

353

27

4

Raven James C.


24

9

1889

31

7

1981


Adam & Emma 2


354

27

5

Raven J. Kenneth (K. James)


10

8

1911

31

7

1931



2


355

27

6

Raven Flossie


Robbins

5

8

1893

3

7

1970

James Nelson & Elizabeth Robbins 2


356

27

7

Games Dan Michael


1

10

1954

5

10

1954



2 died in Virginia

357

27

8

Monroe Harvey



21

1

1908

6

11

1981

Sara B. Ross Henry L. & Ophelia (Laney) 2


358

27

9

Brown Donald



2

6

1926

2

6

1928



2


359

0

0

Detsman Hiram










H. A. & Barbara Detsman 2 no dates

360

0

0

Detsman Elizabeth










H. A. & Barbara Detsman 2 no dates

361

0

0

favel Mabel



3

10

1885

11

9

1957



2


362

0

0

Fuller Maude



10

3

1885

10

3

1955



2


363

0

0

Geis Joseph



8

4

1920

8

4

1946



2 could be row 26 , no. 11

364

0

0

Hastings Willis Edwin


20

6

1920

25

6

1920



2


365

0

0

Hastings Infant



28

3

1936

29

3

1936



2


366

0

0

Hastings Martin Ronald


1

7

1945

1

2

1946



2


367

0

0

Hunt Jeptha



6

5

1845

12

6

1924


William & Sophia 2


368

0

0

Hunt Christina Barbara Haussaer

14

3

1853

28

2

1927

Jepta Hunt


2


369

0

0

Hunt Mamie E. Frame



1890

11

3

1963

Ralph E. Hunt


2


370

0

0

Hunt Julia M.


12

12

1845

18

3

1846


Jasper & Mary 2


371

0

0

Powell Mable


Armstrong

10

9

1886

10

9

1957



2


372

0

0

Smith Gordon Wayne


30

12

1927

30

12

1927



2


373

0

0

Smith Infant



10

3

1926

10

3

1926



2


374

0

0

Schneider Mary Ann


4

11

1874

4

11

1962



2


375

0

0

Whitehead Samuel F.





13

3

1879



2 Civil War

376

0

0

Zeninger Julia Alice


4

6

1932

4

6

1936



2 resided Buchanan, MI

377

0

0

Zeninger Earl



23

6

1926

23

6

1936



2 resided Buchanan, MI

378

0

0

Worthey Ralph Lee


16

12

1950

19

11

1980



2 Vietnam

379

0

0

Donated Burial Information
Stones are listed in alphabetical order.

Many of the records and family histories, for this cemetery being placed on line as of February, 2004, have been donated by David Hicks.
  Note that the hi-lighted names are linked to photos of the tombstones.
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Graves of Bailey, James M 1854-1920, Jessie his wife 1855-1932 and Edward O. their son 1878-1883. Jessie, the Wife of James M. Bailey, is Jessie Hastings, Daughter of John Alexander Hastings & Jane Whitehead.
Line of Descent...... Ebenezer Bailey..........born 1771
Ziba Bailey..............born Dec.5th, 1807
James Bailey ............born Jan 12, 1854.
  Ebenezer was married to Lydia Bradley. Ziba was married to Elizabeth Roberts.Sept28,1846
  Ziba & Elizabeth(Roberts) Bailey are also burried in LaPorte Co. (not sure where)
  Elizabeth was from Leaksville, N.Carolina Ziba was born in Cairo, Green Co, N.York

Mary Welbaum Bartmess - You can find it in the Daily Herald August 16, 1894. The obit did provide family information, including the names of her parents, etc. list above shows her year of death was 1891, but the article is definitely 1894.

Cutler, Eleanor, wife of Leonard Cutler, died July 6, 1845, AE 47 Yrs

Jacob Halter - grave - (b.1822 - New York) His Brothers Samuel & Peter are also burried in the Old Baptist Cem. // All were Born in New York. Jacob Married - Henrietta (See Stone Photo) - and their Children were William, Sarah Ann, Orlando E., Marvin E, Theodora M, Henry L. , and Leonard R. Halter.- they migrated to Indiana between 1850 and 1854 as the oldest Child, Sarah Halter was born in New York, and the rest of her Siblings were born in Indiana , // Sarah Halter - Married Albert Hunt, Son of William Hale Hunt, Grandson of George Hunt.(they are all burried in the Old Bap.Cem)

John & Jane Hastings - Photo of Graves of John Alexander Hastings & his wife Jane Whitehead (John was born in New Jersey Nov.9,1918, where his Father (Rev.Alexander Hastings & Mother Margaret Sloan) first landed in their Migration from Ireland, & Scotland (abt.1810)- He Died March 18, 1872 in Wills Twp, LaPorte Co.) His Wife Jane Whitehead (named after her Grandmother Jane (Greene) Osborn) was born at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement, in Wayne Co,June 18th, 1824.- She died March 18, 1872.- She was the Daughter of Lazarus Whitehead i and Livonia Osborn. John A. Hastings & Jane Whitehead had 9 children. Alexander Sloan Hastings, Eliza A.Hastings, William O.Hastings, Mary Jane Hastings, Ella J. Hastings, Jessie Hastings, Livonia Hastings, Alice Hastings, and John Hastings. (Most of these are burried in the Old Baptist Cem, or the Oak Grove Cem.)Alexander S. Hastings married Eva Catherine Miller (dau.of Jacob & Polly Miller), William O. Hastings, married Eva's sister Mary H. Miller. Alice Hastings married George W. Bailey, and her sister Jessie married James Bailey (George's Brother)- James & Jessie (Hastings)Bailey are burried in the Old Bap.Cem.

Grave of George Hunt b.Aug 17th, 1775 (he was the Son of Charles Hunt, and Grandson of Col.Jonathan Hunt) George was born at the Bryan Settlement on the Yadkin River in N.Carolina, ( he was most Likely baptised by Rev.Lazarus Whitehead,i) as his family attended the Eaton Baptist Church there at that time,- HIs Grandfather COl.Jonathan Hunt is burried in the Church yard Cem. - The Boone family (Children & Neices & Nephews of Daniel Boone, would have also been attending the Church during this time Period). - He Married the Daugther of Rev.Laz.Whitehead,and Martha (Bryan)Whitehead, probably at the Elkhorn Bap.Church.in Wayne Co, Ind. which was founded by Laz.Whitehead in 1806. (their famillies were in Wayne County,Ind. by the time of their marraige.) - Her name was Martha Whitehead, and she was born b. 1785, (I believe she is also burried next to him in the Bap.Cem). Their Children were - Rebecca Bryan Hunt, (named after Daniel's wife), Mary Hannah Hunt, Franklin Whitehead Hunt, John Mason Hunt, Martha A. Hunt, and William Hale Hunt, (Most of their children are also burried in the Old Bap.Cem.) - The Boone Family lived on Squire Boone (Daniel's Fathers) land about 2 miles south of the Eaton Bap.Church, at the Bryan Settlement, while Col.Jonathan Hunts' family lived about 2 miles north of the Eaton Bap.Church. // - George Hunt's Father - Charles Hunt is burried at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement in Wayne Co, Ind.
  George Hunt, b. 1775 and buried in this Baptist Cemetery, he was commissioned as Brigadier General Under the Command of William Henry Harrison during the War of 1812. In 1809 he was nominated to the Congressional Delegation before Indiana was a State. In 1810 he was the First Surveyor & Clerk of Wayne Co, Indiana.

Grave of James Hunt - Photo of Graves of James Hunt, (brother of George Hunt) and son of Charles Hunt & Francina Smith // also born at the Bryan Settlement on the Yadkin River, in N.C., as his brother George was (see info on George Hunt burried at the Old Baptist Cem). James was born 1768 and died September 4, 1838. Also in photo is grave of his wife Anne Shotwell, (they would have been married at the Elkhorn, Creek Settlement, (the 1st Settlement) in Wayne Co, Indiana. - on the Elkhorn Creek. Probably also married by Laz. Whitehead i // The first Baptist Church Organized in Wills Twp, LaPorte County, was at James' home, June 13th, 1836 (see Daniel's History of LaPorte County),- with Nancy Hunt, Martha Hunt, Catharine Whitehead, Sarah Mason, Phoebe Hunt, Sabrina Salisbury, Alsie Dawson, Martha Whitehead (wife of Laz.Whitehead i) , Matthias Dawson, John Salisbury, all attended the first Organizational Meeting (most are burried in the Old Baptist Cem.). Anne Shotwell , was also born in N.Carolina.She died September 11, 1839
- James' was one of 14 Hunt Children, of Charles & Francina Hunt. - He came to LaPorte County with his 2 brothers, George and William, who are also burried in the Old Baptist Cem, (from Wayne County, Indiana) - his Sister Sarah Hunt married Jonathan Bryan (the 1st cousin of Rebecca (Bryan) Boone ) - His Brother John Hunt, married Polly Whitehead, the Daughter of Laz.Whitehead i, (they were the first Couple married in Wayne Co, Indiana - See History of Wayne County, Ind.)

William Hale Hunt  grave , Son of George Hunt b.1775, also in the Old Bap.Cem.// William was born Mar.11,1817 and Married Sophia Gaylean, Apr.21,1841 - he died July.6,1897 - Their Children were Albert Hunt, Jeptha Hunt, James Edwin Hunt, George L. Hunt, - His wife Sophia is Burried with him. // William was born at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement in Wayne Co, Ind.

Grave of William Hill Hunt, born April 12, 1785 - at the Bryan Settlement, in Rowan Co, N.C. Died April 12, 1842 - LaPorte Co, Indiana. (also came thru the Cumberland Gap, with Daniel Boone, & Charles Family (as a Teenager Then) - Son of Charles Hunt and Francina Smith. William Hill Hunt, married Elizabeth Esteb, born 1795. - Probably at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement, in Wayne Co, Ind. - by Laz. Whitehead.i // Eliz. is the Sister of Isaac Estep ii (burried in the Old Baptist Cem.)- She is Probably Burried with him James \ Their Children were - Sarah Hunt,b.Dec.7,1837, James L.Hunt b.1829 (named after his Uncle) , Charles M.Hunt b.1831 (named after his Grandfather). , Richard T.Hunt b. 1836, John A.Hunt b.1827 (Named after his Uncle). William's aunt Mary Hunt married Samuel Bryan, who was the Son of William Bryan & Mary Boone (Daniel's Sister). William was one of the Original 3 Hunt Brothers (Son's of Charles Hunt) who migrated from Wayne County Ind., to LaPorte Co, (Wills Twp) in the Early 1830's.

Grave of John Whitehead (son of Laz. Whitehead) b. Jan 5, 1837 and died Jan 5, 1902
On his tombstone are his wife Anna E. b. Jan 26, 1843 d. Dec 28, 1913.
  Anne was the Daughter of Adam France (burried in Rolling Prairie Cem.) Her Mother was Lydia, and her Brothers & Sisters were Noah France, Christopher France, W.Wilson France,Mary C. France, Lydia J. France, Abram France, Charles U.France, Leroy France, & Emma France.
  Also shown, on John's stone, are two children John W. Whitehead 1890-1893 and Art 1872 - 1919.

Grave of Laz.Whitehead  b. 1803, at the Old Baptist Cem, in LaPorte Co, Ind. (also grave of his wife Livonia (Osborn) Whitehead).

Grave of Livonia (Osborn) Whitehead born on Long Island, in New York, Aug.12. 1800 - Daughter of Daniel Osborn b.1764, and Jane Green b. 1767 (both of her parents are burried at the Elkhorn Creek Cemetery, (original site of the Elkhorn Creek Settlement , in Wayne Co, Ind.) - Her Fathers Farm Land adjacent to the Elkhorn Creek. // Livonia was one of 8 Children , the others being Abigail, Jane, Emeline, Daniel Jr, Alonzo, Samuel, and Chatfield. - Livonia Married Laz.Whitehead ii at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement Jan.24th, 1822. // Her Brother Samuel Osborn, married Caroline Hunt , the Sister of James, George, and William Hunt, who are burried in the Old Bap.Cem. // Samuel & Caroline (Hunt) Osborn, are burried at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement.// Most of Livonia's Siblings remained & are burried at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement.

Thomas H.Whitehead - grave (b.1825- d.1850). He was Laz.Whiteheads' younger 1/2-brother.
  Thomas' Parents were John Whitehead b. 1782 (father of Lazarus) and Catharine Hiday.- Thomas's mother had 3 children with John Whitehead.- John Milton Whitehead, George H. Whitehead, and Thomas H.Whitehead. Catharine was John Whitehead's 3rd wife, - Lazarus was from John's First Marraige to Rosanna Hampton.

Grave of Wm.H.Hampton Whitehead, younger Brother of Laz.Whitehead i, -During 1855 to 1860 he Served as Sherriff of LaPorte County, ( His Father John Whitehead was the First Sherriff of Wayne County, Ind.) - 1860 he was elected mayor of LaPorte, after which he served as Police Magistrate of LaPorte, Ind. (See History of LaPorte Co, Ind) - Wm.H.H.Whitehead was born at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement, in Wayne County, Ind. - May 13th, 1813. - He Married Mary Ann Hastings, the Daughter of Rev.Alexander Hastings, Feb 12th, 1837 in LaPorte Co, Ind.- (she is Burried with him). Stone reads: In Memory of Wm. H. H. Whitehead - departed this life Nov 8, 1877 aged 61 yrs 5 M's - Mary A Whitehead Departed this life Dec 13, 1876 age 61 yrs 3 M's 11? D's

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