Miller - Griffin Cemetery

aka - Kankakee Cemetery

La Porte County, Indiana

Located in Kankakee Township, Sec 29. Twp. 37N. R2W,   SR 2,  1/2 Mile East of Intersection 150E. 
At one time known as Kankakee Cemetery or Decker Cemetery.

Disclaimer: This cemetery listing was done by a volunteer group who went out and recorded the location of plots and individuals buried there.
Notes added under "Row # and Additional Comments" column contain both personal notes added by transcriber at cemetery site and some
tombstone readings. This is an alphabetical listing of this smaller cemetery. Row identification does not appear on listing being entered.
Earliest burial on this record appears to be 1836.

Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Row # and Comments
* = Row unknown at this time
??? Orphaline A. (child)

Between Ranson & Shupp
Anderson Caroline "wife of Joseph"
Jan 28, 1861 age 18 yrs 8 mo 4 da
dau. W & N Weston
Anderson Infant   Jan 30. 1861 dau. of J & C
Anderson Jane
Oct. 18, 1869 age 38  wife of J. L.
Barmore Mary L.
Sept 3, 1850 age 39 yrs 8 mo 29 da
Barmore Catherine dau of N & Mary L.
Apr 27, 1848 age 2 yrs 8 mo 26 day
Barton Dalla "son of M & E
no dates
Barton Gracie "dau. of M & E"
no dates
Beckner Elizabeth Gish Feb 26, 1790 Aug 14, 1849 wife of John
Beckner Mary E. dau. John & Susan
April 23, 1873 (date questionable) age 4 yrs 8 mo
Blake Amanda "wife of Jesse" 1816 Oct 31, 1865
Blake Henry
June 25, 1892 age 1 yr 6 mo 2 da
Bliveh Margaret H. Gilchrist
March 27, 1867 "wife of Hiram" age 51 yrs 1 da
Boice Elizabeth "wife of John I.
Oct 5, 1874 age 73 yrs 6 mo. 22 da
Boice Diana
Jan 6, 1874 age 16 yrs 8 mo 28 da
Brand Byron
no dates one stone for Byron, Martha & Mary
" " Martha
no dates
" " Mary


Brown Ellen "wife of Thomas"
May 22, 1869 age 26 yrs 1 day on same stone with Isaac Copelin
Brown Thomas A. "Civil War" 1843 Feb 16, 1906
Closser Oliver T. "wife of A. F.
Oct. 18, 1872 age 44 yrs 11 mo
Colfax J.S. "son J.Y. & E.E" no dates no dates
Copelin Tobias 1773 May 30, 1871
Copelin Ann "wife of Tobias"
Jan 22, 1866 age 73 yrs
Copelin Lavina "wife of Isaac
May 20, 1875 age 58 yrs 20 da
Copelin Isaac M. "son of B & Lavina"
Nov 8, 1873 age 23 yrs 2 mo 8 da
Copelin Benjamin son of I.B. & Lavina
June 20, 1841 age 5 mo 2 da
Crumpacker Benjamin Feb 3, 1793 March 19, 1856 born Rockingham Co., Va
Crumpacker Martha J. dau. of Benjamin April 27, 1841 May 10. 1858 born La Porte Co., IN
Emrick Caroline
Aug 31, 1855 wife Elias, dau. William Walton
age 25 yrs. 2 da
Evans Mary "wife of David" Oct 11, 1793 June 24, 1834 Born Washington Co.,Pa
Evans Mattie "dau of E. & M.E." Dec 26, 1869 Jan 22, 1894
Fail Phebe E. "dau. D.P. & E.M.
Aug 20, 1871 age 2 yrs (questionable reading)
Fail Philip
July 12, 1876 age 80 yrs 1 mo 21 da
Fail Clifford E. "son D.P. & E.M.
Aug 20, 1862 (?) age 6 mo (?)
Fail Sarah Nuzum
Sept 10, 1855 1st wife of Philip, age 56 yrs 6 mo 22 da
Fail Lucinda Poulton
Nov 20, 1876 2nd wife of Philip, age 73 yrs 4 mo 15 da
Fail Cathern
Feb 1, 1842 age 17 da
Fail Jerusha "wife of D.P."
Aug 27, 1876 age 30 yrs 8 mo 10 da
Fail Eveline "wife of D.P."
July 26, 1873 age 36 yrs 11 mo 1 da
Fail George C. June 15, 1859 June 22, 1862 "son of B.S. & I.
Fail Fannie E. "dau J.N. & R.
Jan 26, 1863 age 4 mo
Farrand Martha J. "wife M.K."
dau. Tobias & Sarah Miller

Apr. 5, 1851 age 30 yrs 11 mo 26 da
Gilchrist Nancy Webster Jan 4, 1817 May 15, 1891 "married Feb 10, 1842
Gilchrist William Haviland
Feb 17, 1870 "born Mar 30, 1812 -Cherry Valley, Owego Co., N.Y. "
Goss Aaron May 7, 1824 May 16, 1891
Goss Arvilla (Warner) Aug 8, 1827 May 31, 1888 "wife of Aaron"
Goss Oliver "son of Aaron & Arville" Sept 24, 1863 Sept 8, 1864
Griffin Samuel
Oct 11, 1871 age 83 yrs
Griffin Philatheah Leaming
March 17, 1870 age 81 yrs "wife of Samuel"
Griffin "Little Wesley & Sophrinia" no dates

Griffin James "Father" Nov 26, 1825 Jul 10, 1897
Griffin Mary A. "Mother" July 17, 1830 May 28, 1895 wife of James
Griffin Mary L. dau. James & Mary A.
Jan 17, 1873 age 16 yrs 7 mo 28 da
Harris Callie "wife of James B.
March 6, 1883 age 22 yrs 7 mo 24 da
Hollowell (???)Eva dau. J & S.E.
July 16, 1870 age 2 yr 13 da
Horner Susannah "wife of H.
Apr 2, 1841 age 21 yrs
Layton Nelson
March 25, 1868 age 32 yrs. 3 mo. 27 da (wife buried at Pine Lake
Lowe Wesley B.
Aug 27, 1865 age 28 yrs 10 mo 16 da
McMichael Mary   March 24, 1855 age 9 yrs 5 mo 4 da
Merrill Charles Edwin   March 18, 1862 age 17 yrs son of Truman L. & Emma A.
Miller Tobias "son of Jacob" March 15, 1773 May 9, 1856  
Miller Sarah (Henderson)   Jan 29, 1845 age 65 yrs 10 mo.
wife of Tobias & dau of Samuel & Mary
Miller Isaac son of Tobias & Sarah Nov 24, 1813 Oct 12, 1882
Miller Susannah Hardman Dec 21, 1812 Jan 1, 1845 1st wife of Isaac
Miller Phebe Jones June 2, 1826 Apr 7, 1880 2nd wife of Isaac & dau of Joseph Jones
Miller John H. Dec 9, 1834 Jan 28, 1845 son of Isaac & Susannah
Miller Mary A. Sept 8, 1836 Jan 11, 1845 dau. of Isaac & Susannah
Miller Barbara Mar 1, 1838 May 16, 1851 dau. of Isaac & Susannah
Miller Tobias Jr. Nov 12, 1819 June 4, 1861  
Miller Louisa J. (Summers)   Dec 22, 1844 age 25 yrs 1 mo 9 da wife of Tobias Jr.
Miller Emily Kimberly
Nov 2, 1869 age 55 yrs 9 mo 29 da
2nd wife of Samuel. Samuel buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, IN
Miller David May 13, 1805 May 25, 1836 son of Tobias & Sarah
Miller Catherine dau. Isaac & Susannah   May 16, 1869 age 26 yrs 2 mo 27 da
Miller Enoch G. July 25, 1846 Jan 5, 1891 son of Isaac & Phebe
Miller Christina May 11, 1844 Oct 8, 1878 wife of Enoch
Miller Lorinda M. dau. Noah W.& M.   Sept 6, 1879 age 4 yrs 11 mo 10 da
Miller Ada Dell dau. Noah W. & M   May 30, 1877 age 1 yrs 4 mo 25 da
Miller Albert son of Noah & M.     died in infancy
Owen Desdemony(wife of Milton)
Dec 24, 1846 age 26 yrs 6 mo 10 da
dau. of Philip & Sarah Fail
Ransom Edward Clak 1815 1878  
Ransom William son of E.C. & H.   Aug 10, 1848 age 1 yr 10 mo
Ransom Lilly   March 7, 1854 age 2 yrs   dau of E.C. & H.
Ransom Mary Ann dau. Levi & Mahala   July 9, 1856 age 10 yrs 9 mo. 25 da
Shupp Peter Dec 18, 1814 ???  
Shupp Ann Eliza "wife of Peter"   Sept 17, 1880 age 61 yrs 8 mo 3 da
Schwiem Alnora Weston Jan 22, 1861 Apr 16, 1895 (on same stone with Elizabeth Weston)
Sperry Mary A. (wife of Aurea)
March 24, 1864 age 47 yrs 5 mo 6 da
Sperry John (son of A. & Mary A.)   Nov 6, 1855 age 14 yrs 3 mo 17 da
Stanton Erastus (son of A. & A.E.)   March 18, 1853 age 18 yrs 7 mo 22 da
Stanton Sarah J. (dau. of A. & A.E.)   March 11, 1853 age 4 yrs 8 mo 7 da
Stanton Phebe E. (dau of A. & J.)   Oct 5, 1869 age 25 yrs 9 mo 8 da
Stoner Joel (son of Jacob & Barbary)   Aug 17, 1849 age 26 yrs
Stoner Johathan 1750 1835 Revolutionary Soldier
Trull Mary Walton 1816 1850  
Trull Charles (Civil War) no dates   Co. D. 42nd Ill., Infantry
Trock William H.   Feb 20, 1861 age 12 yrs
???? Anne     dates & names not legible
Vail D. S.   June 21, 1861 age 59 yrs 7 mo 3 da
Vail Angeline wife of Henry L.   Sept 5, 1855 age 22 yrs 4 mo 8 da...dau. of Philip & Sarah Fail
Vail James S. (son of H.L. & M.A.)   March 20, 1862 1 yr 7 mo 10 da
Vail Julia S.(dau H.L. & M.A.)   Feb 4, 1853 age 6 mo 10 da
Vail Fannie M.(dau H.L. & M.A.)   March 7, 1873 age 5 yrs 2 mo 13 da
Van Auker John "Civil War" 1841 Aug 3, 1897 Bty 4, Ind. L. Art.
Wair James   Apr 10, 1858 age 80 yrs 10 mo 6 da
Wair Lucy (wife of James)   Sept 10, 1849 age 58 yrs 4 mo 25 da
Walker Willie (son of H. & Melissa)   Nov 7, 1864 age 4 yrs 1 mo 11 da
Walton Albert J. "Civil War" 1828 March 27, 1870  
Walton Ann Elizabeth dau. J.S. & S   March 12, 1877 age 19 yrs 3 mo 12 da
Walton dau. of J.S.     stone broken
Walton Joseph S.   Feb 9, 1863 age 42 yrs
Walton infant twins   April 7, 1851 son & dau of W. & B.
Walton Sarah (wife of Joseph S.)   Oct 6, 1890 age 74 yrs 9 mo 5 da
Walton Andrew J.   March 27, 1870 age 42 yrs 1 mo 12 da
Warringer Olive 1795 1870  
Warringer Polly 1793 1869  
Warringer Elsworth (son of G.W. & H.L.)   May 28, 1861  
Webb Charles   Feb 4, 1865 age 48 yrs
Webster James May 7, 1783 Sept 4, 1850  
Webster Martha (wife of James) April 23, 1783 Nov 11, 1861  
Webster infant dau of R. & H. no dates    
Webster Elizabeth (wife of R.H.)   April 2, 1850 age 25 yrs
Webster Margaret E. dau. S.B. & N.M.)
Aug 15, 1876 age 34 yrs 1 mo 21 da
Webster Sonny Alva   June 2, 1874 age 1 yr 13 da
Webster John     stone broken
Webster "Little Alice"      
Weston Pleasant Jan 3, 1826 Dec 15, 1910  
Weston Elizabeth (wife of Pleasant) Apr 22, 1832 Jan 10, 1875  
Weston Elizabeth Taylor Sept 8, 1830 Aug 13, 1897 (on stone with Alnora Schwien)
Weston J. William (son of P & E)   Feb 25, 1860 age 1 yrs 7 mo 25 da
Weston William   Jan 29, 1859 age 58 yrs 9 mo 22 da
Weston Nancy (wife of William)     stone broken
Weston Henry (son of William & Nancy)   March 28, 1880 age 38 yrs 19 da
Weston Sarah J.(dau of P & E)   Oct 20, 1864 age 1 yr 10 mo.
Weston John   not legible age 32 yrs 3 mo 26 da
Wing Elizabeth (Crumpacker)
wife of Alfred dau. of Benj.
May 2, 1831 May 30. 1854 Born Botetourt Co., VA
Witter Finley M(Twin of Benjamin)   July 5, 1836 1 yrs. 26 da   Finley & Benjamin both sons of John & Sarah (Miller) Witter
Witter Benjamin(Twin of Finley)   Apr 14, 1848 12 yrs 10 mo. 5 da

Note: Sarah Miller, dau of Tobias - family went to Iowa

Obituaries: View at La Porte County Obits

Gilchrist, William W - February 19, 1870 DEATH: At Bald Hill on Tuesday evening, 17th inst., of heart disease,
Mr. WM. H. GILCHRIST. The funeral will be held at the Bald Hill Chapel, Sunday (to-morrow) at 10 o'clock AM.

James Griffin died last night (July 11, 1898)  see obit file on this site
James Griffin -  La Porte Daily Herald 13 July 1898

Miller, Arthur - Daily Herald, Monday April 5, 1897 -

Cemeteries of LaPorte County