Coulter Cemetery

New Durham Township
La Porte County, Indiana

Located in NE Sec. 20, T36N, R4W
10423W 350S
Westville, IN

Updated May 1, 2011
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overview 1
Cemetery Sign
overview 2
Silas B Coulter
Cemetery Story
James C Coulter
Ella and Willa
Willa & Ella Bales
Margaret Bales
Jane E Coulter
Josephus Coulter
(Marquis) M C Coulter
Margaret Coulter
Mattie Moore Coulter

Sign & Group photos by
Patricia G. Harris
Single stone photos by
John T.
Nimrod S. Coulter

Anyone wishing to donate burial or family tree information about families in this or any LaPorte County cemetery, please contact us .
   This Cemetery is located on private property and should only be viewed with permission of land owners.

The Pioneer Cemetery Commission had many stones restored. In September of  2009, after cleaning and
restoration of stones, inscriptions were read by Patricia Gruse Harris, who also contributed the stone photo overviews of the cemetery.
The First Reading shown on this page was done at that time. The other reading shown on this page was done several decades ago.

Row #1

#1 Margaret J. wife of A. H. BALES died Oct. 30, 1865 aged 32Y. 5M. 3D.
Holding hands below curtain carved on stone.

#2 Nimrod S. son of James & Margaret COULTER died Aug. 16, 1840
AE. 10 mo. 4 day.

#3 Josephus son of James L. & Margaret COULTER died Sept. 14 1837
AE. 1 yr. 7 mo. 2 d’s

#4 Headstone – no inscription

#5 Willia died Aug. 20 1855 AE. 12 d’s

Ella A. died Jan. 15 1860 AE. 1 Yr. & 11 mo.

Children of A. H. & M. J. BALES Illegible epitaph.

#6 Headstone – no inscription

#7 Headstone – no inscription

Row #2

#8 Silas B. COULTER June 14, 1834 Feb. 14, 1909
“Coulter” on top of stone GAR flag holder Flowers carved on stone.

#9 Jane E. COULTER wife of S. B. COULTER died Sept. 13, 1859
AE. 19 y’s 9 Ms. & 3 d. Drape over box carved on stone.

#10 Margaret wife of James C. COULTER born May 5, 1804 died March 31, 1888

“At Rest” #14 Row 3 – probably blank footstone

#11 James C. COULTER died Sept. 28, 1855 AE. 53 ys. 4 mo. & 23 ds.
Weeping willow carved on stone. #15 Row 3 – probably blank footstone.

#12 M. (Marquis) C. COULTER Sept. 13, 1841 Nov. 25, 1910
“Gone but not forgotten” GAR flag holder

#13 Mattie Moore COULTER Aug. 31, 1841 May 16, 1920
“Think of me when I am gone”

Oldest known burial in this cemetery is: Josephus Coulter d. Sept 14, 1837
Ref: Older Cemetery Records and readings

Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Additional Comments
Bales Margaret J
Oct 30, 1865 wife of Asa H & dau. James & Margaret Coulter. Age 32 yrs 5 mo 3 da.
Coulter James C
Sep 28, 1855 age 53 yrs 4 mo 23 da
Coulter Margaret May 5, 1804 Mar 31, 1888
Coulter Josephus
Sept. 14, 1837 age 1 yr 7 mo 2 da son J.C. & M.
Coulter Nimrod S
Aug 16, 1840 age 10 mo 4 da son J.C. & Margaret
Coulter Marquis C Sep 13, 1841 Nov 25, 1910 son of James C & Margaret
Civil War Veteran
Coulter Mattie Moore Aug 31, 1841 May 16, 1920 wife M. C
Coulter Silas B June 14, 1834 Feb. 14, 1909 son J.C. & M. Civil War Veteran
Coulter Jane E
Sept. 13, 1859 wife of Silas B. age 19 yr 9 mo 3 da
There may be other graves in this cemetery that are unmarked.

Several of the family members, connected to this family are buried in Westville Cemetery.

Civil War records

Marcus C. (Marquis )Coulter born Septermber 11, 1841 in New Durham Township
He died November 25, 1910 leaving behind his wife Mattie.
He was buried Nov 28, 1910 in Coulter Cemetery, New Durham Twp, LaPorte Co., IN
Government survey states plot is Grave No. 1 lot 6
Branch of Service: Army, Co. A., 127th Regt. 12th Cavalry
Served During Civil War - rank of Pvt - Enlisted Dec 15, 1863
MO & Dishcarged November 10, 1865
type of Stone is Private Flat Stone with a Civil War flagholder.
Additional facts for Marquis - He married Mattie Moore in Clay County Missouri . They applied for their
marriage license on 21 Apr 1875 and were married by Rev. J. Devlin on 12 Jun 1875.
Ref: Marriage Records of Clay Co., MO, 1852-1900 - Vol II
On Dec 17, 1910, Mattie, Marquis' wife, file for Civil War Pension.

Silas B. Coulter born June 14, 1834 in Indiana .  Daily Herald, Friday Feb 19, 1909 -
Silas Coulter, who came to the county infirmary many years ago, from Hanna, died there of a complication of diseases,
which included mental disorder. He was 72 years old and had been in the Longcliff asylum at Logansport at one time.
He left some money and so the body was taken to the Westville cemetery for burial. A niece from Plymouth was the only mourner.
He died Feb 7, 1909 from Illness and was buried in Coulter Cemetery on February 10, 1909.
He served in the Civil War but can't locate his service record.

In the 1860 census, Silas is living next door to his brother William. Silas is with his sister Margaret and her husband,
A. W. Bales and children, in Cass Township, page 469.
He states that he is 26 years of age.

Cemeteries of LaPorte County