Miriam Benedict Memorial Cemetery
Previously known as Union Chapel Cemetery
New Durham Township
Sec. 34. Twp. 30 N. R4W
La Porte County, Indiana

Updated on July 12, 2012
Copyrighted 2012

Miriam Benedict Sign

Located in New Durham Township, Sec. 34. Twp. 30 N. R4W. If you have a query or additional information on this cemetery
please contact us at laportecountyin@yahoo.com.
Lori Hedditch and Teresa O'Riley sent us random photos of 4 of the cemeteries in LaPorte County, Indiana.  And in the summer of
2012 Robert Ponda also sent us photos of many of the stones. Some of the stone have a lot of lichen or have weathered, making
photographing difficult.

History: Miriam Benedict Memorial Cemetery was once named Union Chapel Cemetery and is located in New Durham township,
which Miram Benedict named after her Nativity of Durham, Green County, New York. Miriam and family arrived in LaPorte County
after a very long journey on March 15, 1829. Miram, herself, would die on 20th February 1854 at the age of 66years 7months and 12 days.
Miriam is considered to be the first white settler in the county to be buried at this cemetery.  On Sunday May 30, 1971 a dedication ceremony
took place and the name was officially changed to Miriam Benedict. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Warren and
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lundstron. The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum has quite a display and additional information on this family and ancestors.

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 "Additional Comments" column contain both personal notes added by transcriber at cemetery site and some tombstone readings.
Listings have been entered alphabetically.

Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Additional Comments
Aker Nelson - Dec 24, 1865 age 4 mo 13 da - child of S. & H.L. Aker
Aker
Clara


on stone with Nelson
Aker Elleri M - Aug 2, 1867 age 4 yrs 4 da- child of S. & H.L. Aker
Allen William T - Mar 7, 1885 age 66 yrs 7 mo 16 da
Allen Elizabeth 1839 March 22, 1915 wife William
Allen Orville no dates - Civil War
Allen Lydia - July 12, 1867 age 41 yrs 10 mo 1 da - wife William T.
Allen Edgar Marion Apr 27, 1857 Oct 10, 1932 -(photo)
Allen Ellen 1868 1912 wife of Edgar M
Allen son Feb 16, 1896 Dec 30, 1896 son of E. M. & E.
Allen son Oct 24, 1899 Oct 9, 1900 son of E. M. & E.
Allen Orpha Oct 11, 1888 July 5, 1903 son of E. M. & E.
Allen
Oscar

dates buried
so WT & L Allen
Allen
Charles



Allen
James

Sep 1850
so WT & L Allen
Allen
Jinny

July 1858
photo needs retake d/o WT & L Allen
Arnold Seymour - Sept. 30, 1855 age 12 yrs 3 mo 18 da.
Arnold Franklin J - Oct 1, 1855 age 9 yrs 6 mo 5 da
Bacon Cynthia A Sept. 4, 1 833 Sept. 21, 1893 dau. Rev S. Bradford -b.Schochairie Co., NY
Bacon A. F. - Nov 2, 1863 age 2 yrs 10 mo. grandson R. & J.
Bacon John R - Feb 15, 1859 age 2 yrs 15 da. son B.F. & S.S.
Bacon Joseph L - Sept 30, 1869 age 2 yrs 6 mo 20 da son of ???
Beal John F Feb 10, 1822 Dec 30, 1899 -
Benedict Kingsley - July 17, 1860 age 1 yr 7 mo 9 da - son of E.L(Levi?)& D.A.
Benedict Miriam - Feb 20. 1854 age 66 yrs 7 mo 12 da. - wife of Stephen
First White Settler LaPorte County
Bloomhuff Abraham Maych 11, 1813 Sept. 6, 1894 b. Mason Co. KY.
Bloomhuff Sarah J May 5, 1818 Jan 30, 1869 b. Mason Co. KY - wife Abraham
age 50 yrs 8 mo 25 da
sonte inscription- Niece of Daniel Boone
Bloomhuff John Wesley March 11, 1854 Feb 16, 1897 age 42 yrs 11 mo. 5 da.
Bloomhuff S.E.(prob. Samuel) - Jun 16, 1878 age 35 yrs 5 mo 21 da
Brush Elizabeth R - Nov 29, 1881 age 80 yrs 9 mo 25 da., wife S.R
Brush Samuel R - Aug 28, 1863 age 48 yrs 5 mo 1 da
Burner Jacob - Sept 5, 1865 age 66 yrs 5 mo 5 da
Burner Maria - Dec 1, 1863 age 56 yrs 11 mo 10 da-wife of Jacob
Cadwallader Jonah - Aug 12, 1852 age 31 yrs 5 mo 13 da-
Cadwallader Oscar J - March 7, 1864 age 10 yrs 11 mo son J. & E.
Cadwallader Gordelia A. - Aug 19, 1802 ?
-
Cadwallader Eveline - Sept 10, 1850 age 2 yrs 8 mo 5 da - dau. J. & . E
Cannon James - Oct 28, 1889 age 81 yrs 7 mo 1 da
Cannon Mary - July 1, 1854 age 41 yrs 2 mo 2da wife James
Cattron Charles V - March 24, 1851 age 7 mo 7 da. son Samuel & Nancy Ann
Clark Family Stone Grouping      
3 Clark children as follows - - - Children of John & Adeline
- Eudorus Mar 7, 1848 Oct 19, 1850 -
  William June 29, 1855 Nov 14, 1863 -
  Garland Sept 25, 1857 Nov 12, 1863 -
Clark Marsena - July 19, 1852 age 62 yrs - War of 1812
Clark Mary Ferguson - June 1, 1850 age 58 yrs - wife of Marsena
Clark John Nov 22, 1822 Dec 17, 1893 Monolith
Clark Adaline Wright Aug 11, 1825 Feb 13, 1866 wife of John  Mother marker
Clark Lucy Simpson March 14, 1849 ---? wife of John - base of stone
Clark Lemira M - Apr 14, 1852 age 4 yrs 7 mo 14 da. -dau. J. & A.
Clark Garland F - June 21, 1880 age 2 mo 15 da. son Gary M & Marietta
Clyburn Jonas 1770 July 24, 1842 -
Cyburn Elizabeth 1770 1838 wife Jonas
Clyburn Sarah Benedict - Dec 31, 1844 age 31 yrs 11 mo 4 da.- 1st wife Henly
dau. Stephen & Miriam Benedict
Clyburn Nancy - May 29, 1851 age 6 yrs 3 mo 6 da - dau. Hanly & Eliza
Clyburn Mary Jane - Aug 28, 1853 age 13 yrs 10 mo 18 da - dau. Henly & Sarah
Clyburn Charles L

May 13, 1851 age 9 mo 20 da. - son Henly & Eliza
Clyburn Anne E - Nov 12, 1849 age 3 yrs 2 mo 8 da. - dau. Henly & Eliza
note on Clyburn Henly also spelled as Henley     Both Henly(Henley) and Eliza buried in Westville Cemetery.
Concannon Orilla - Jan 22, 1853 dau. James & S. (1850 census shows Arvilla)
age 3 yrs 20 da
Crumpacker Owen 1782 July 23, 1848 age 66 yrs - War of 1812 - b. Rockingham Co., VA - old stone
Crumpacker Hannah - Jan 25, 1876 age 86 yrs -wife Owen
Crumpacker Thomas W - Dec 10, 1858 age 27 yrs 8 mo 4 da
Cruthers Ella Tuley Sept 19, 1863 Dec 16, 1899 wife J.
Curisman infant - March 20, 1846 age 1 mo 1 da - dau. D. & E.N.
Denham William - March 27, 1868 age 21 years - Civil War
Priv 05 Mar 1864 Enlist Co.K, 73rd Inf. Reg. Ind. 05 Mar 1864 Mustered out 01 Jul 1865 Nashville, TN Transfer to 29th Inf. Reg. Ind 01 Jul 1865
Eaton can not read stone   Apr 5, 1857 child's grave
Eaton John L - Sept 26, 1854 Age 5 yrs 9 mo 2 da - son Joseph & Caroline
Eaton Ellen S - May 13, 1863 Age 26 yrs 6 mo 18 da. - dau. Charles & Margaret
Eaton Joseph - Oct 10, 1854 age 36 yrs 5 mo 25 da.
Eaton Sabander (?) - Dec 23, 1861 age 2 yrs 6 mo son ot T. L & M. R.
Eaton infant - May 24, 1865 dau. of T.L. & M
Eaton Charles G. - Dec 19, 1864 age 72 yrs 3 mo 3 da
Eaton Margaret - Stpe 30, 1883 age 88 yrs - wife of Charles G
Eaton J. Edward - June 16, 1854 age 24 yrs 1 mo 6 da. son C. & M.
probably Joseph E. in 1850 census
Eaton Martha A - Jan 5, 1857 age 16 yrs 8 mo 24 da. -dau. C.G. & M.
Eaton Margaret R
- Feb 11, 1864 age 39 yrs 5 mo 14 da - wife Thomas L.
Eaton John 1792 ?? -
Eaton John C - Jan 29, 1864 age 29 yrs 2 mo 9 da. son John & Susanah
Eaton Thomas L - Nov 7, 1852 age 2 yrs 5 mo 28 da.-son Joseph & Caroline
Eaton Susannah Linsey - Sept 6, 1880 age 82 yrs 4 mo - wife of John
Eaton Martha - Aug 9, 1854 age 2 yrs 1 mo - dau. J. & C.
Eaton John M - Apr 9, 1864 age 32 yrs 1 mo 3 da. - son Charles & Margaret
Eaton Vianna - Feb 26, 1862 age 1 yr 4 mo - dau. T. E. & L.E.
Elyea Mary - June 1, 1843 age 46 yrs 1 mo 22 da - wife Humphry
Elyea Edwin W - Oct 15, 1843 age 7 mo 14 da. - son H. & M.
Foster Jerusha - Dec 7, 1855 age 44 yrs 3 mo 1 da - wife Hillus
Games Rev. Zachariah - Dec 1, 1844 age 47 yrs
Gardner Charles - Apr 8, 1858 age 78 yrs 3 mo 4 da
Gardner Patty C - Oct 28, 1869 age 79 yrs 9 mo 22 da - wife Charles
Gardner Abigail - Feb 21, 1862 age 60 yrs 1 mo 15 da - wife Maturin A
Garner
John H


s/o D F & J E Garner
Garner Joseph - Aug 12, 1849 age 27 yrs 2 mo 26 da
Garner Susannah Warnock - Oct -- 1839 age 42 yrs - wife James
Geist Henry - Apr 1, 1853 age 46 yrs 5 mo 12 da
Geist Mary Ann - 1849 age 6 yrs 9 mo 28 da - dau. H. & E
Griffith Nancy Dec 25, 1784 Oct 19, 1857 wife J.
Griffith Daniel A need retake- July 19, 1845 age 22 yrs 5 mo
Griffin William R - July 31, 1845 age 24 yrs 11 mo
Harding Mary A - Aug 11, 1851 age 15 yrs. -dau. Henry & A.A.
Harding Annette - ? not legible
Harris John R - May 24, ?? stone broken- son T.E & E.W
Harris George E Aug 30, 1863 Apr 11, 1872 son C.W. & M.
Harris Allen C 1874 Feb 19, 1919 Spanish American War
Harris Calvin W Sept. 30, 1843 Oct 10, 1868 Resi. Westville, IN - Civil War -Priv. 07 Feb 1865 - Co A, 151st Inf. Reg. Ind.
Done on 19 Sep 1865 Nashville, TN
Harris Martha Ann(McClure) 1847 April 4, 1916 -
Heath James E - July 16, 1855 age 6 yrs 2 mo 4 da- son W.B. & Mary J.
Heath Emma - Sept 27, 1858 age 6 yrs 10 mo. 6 da. dau. W.B. & Mary J
Hixon
Jared

Aug 4, 1849?
age 3 yrs 7 mo 17 da's son Lucas & E (Photo)
Hixon Jonathon - March 10, 1851 age 1 yr 7 mo 17 da -son Lucas & E.
Hixon William - Feb 11, 1871 age 66 yrs 1 mo 15 da
Hoard Reuben - abu 18, 1877 age ?
Hoard
William
Dec 12, 1804
Feb 11, 1871
66 yrs 1 mo 15 d's
Hosmer Robert - Oct 17, 1838 age 58 yrs
Hosmer Nancy Atwood Sept 11, 1784 Nov 22, 1863 wife Robert
Hutsinpiller Jacob Jan 26, 1824 May 15, 1846 -
Iker Lucinda H - Aug 23, 1868 age(not legible)-child -dau. J. & E.
Iseminger Mary - March 23, 1851 age 84 yrs 6 mo 29 da - wife George
Iseminger William A - July 16, 1849 age 2 yrs 4 mo - son Jacob & E.H.
Iseminger Hiram M = March 8, 1860 age 2 mo 9 da
Iseminger Edgar - Jan 27, 1856 age ____
Iseminger Nancy - Apr 7, 1846 age 2 yrs 2 mo 24 days. dau. J. & E.
Iseminger Marion - Dec 14, 1850 age 2 yrs 15 da.-son of J. & E.
Keep Alvin W July 16, 1823 Sept 29, 1852 -
Keep Eliza - Aug 4, 1847 age 20 yrs 1 mo 13 da- wife A.W.
Kiser Charles W - Aug 29, 1855 age 8 mo 25 da. -son Samuel & Elizabeth
Langfitt Nancy A. - March 12, 1866 age 70 yrs.
Layman infant son Jan 26, 1877 March 2, 1877 son F. & J. L.
LeClear George June 28, 1816 May 18, 1889 b. Rochester, N.Y.
LeClear George R. - June 18, 1842 age 4 yrs 20 da. -son Geo. & Ursela
LeClear Orion aka George O. age 68years Nov 22, 1922 From obituary notice
LeClear Mortimer - Feb 15, 1843 age 8 weeks - son Geo. & Ursula
LeClear Ursula Hosmer Oct 13, 1813 May 18, 1880 wife George
Leming David - Nov 7, 1873 age 80 yrs 3 mo 13 da. Civil War
This should probably be war of 1812 please note age.
Leming Elizabeth no dates - wife of David
Leming Flora Belle - Sept. 26, 1865 age 4 yrs. 5 mo. 22 da.-dau D. & J.S.
Lewis can not read stone - Aug 7, 1874 son Martin & Mary Pash
Lucas
Francis M - Aug 20, 1857 age 2 yrs 17 da. -son T. & M.
McClure Christopher Feb 18, 1797 May 29, 1875 age 78 yrs 3 mo 11 da
Additional photo
McClure Sarah Ann Dec 5, 1822 July 21, 1897 age 74 yrs 7 mo 16 da. -wife Christopher
McClure Arthur D Dec 2, 1854 Oct 10, 1933 -
McClure John 1858 1908 -
McClure Harriet E. - Aug 11, 1856 age 1 yr 3 modau. C. & S.A.
McClure Parrott J. - Aug. 7, 1846 age 11 mo. 20 da. - son C. & S.A
McCord Mary - Jan 16, 1839 age ??- Wife George
Maxwell Ella Jane - July 26, 1865 age 4 yrs 1 mo 18 da
Osborn David - Nov 19, 1852 age 31 yrs 9 mo 13 da.
Osborn Rachel - Feb 19, 1852 age 14 yrs 11 mo 10 da - son (?)Jonathon & Rachel
Osborn G. R. - July 26, 1868 age 17 yrs. 5 mo. 24 da.
(note 1850 census shows Geroge R, son Davis & Mary age OK)
Osborn Sarah L. - Sept 3, 1862 age 15 yrs 8 mo 15 da - dau. D. & M.
Osborn Rachel Mary - Aug 2, 1851 age 2 yrs 7 mo 9 da- dau. David & Mary
Osborn John C retake photo Oct 21, 1853 age 5 yrs 4 mo 15 da. son DAvid & Mary
Phillips William Dec 18, 1829 Jan 25, 1894 -
Phillips Mary Ann May 12, 1835 Dec 10, 1910 -
Phillips William H - Otc 17, 1857 age 2 yrs & ?? -son Wm. & M.A.
Phillips Charles W - Feb 14, 1859 age 2 yrs 5 mo 23 da. -son Wm. & M.A.
Phillips Emma J - Feb 14, 1859 age 1 yr 2 da - dau. of ??
Pomeroy EleanorR - June 7, 1854 age 21 yrs 2 mo wife Harry
Ray Lydia - Feb 23, 1846 age 34 yrs. - wife James M
Ray Euphemia - Aug 2, 1852 age 1 yr 4 da - dau. James & Sarah
Richardson Andrew - Dec 13, 1851 age 51 yrs 11 mo 12 da
Robertson famliy plot        
Robertson Calvin R 1821 Sept 25, 1889 -
Robertson
Samantha 1829 Oct. 1904 -
Robertson, Frank 1870 Nov 3, 1890 additional photo
Robertson, Daniel - Apr 9, 1874 age 76 yrs 1 da
Robertson Florra M   Sep 2, 1860  
Robertson, Margaret - March 3, 1864 age 65 yrs 9 mo 6 da- wife Daniel
Robertson, infant Apr 6, 1843 Apr 6, 1843 son H & M
Robertson, Albert M 1851 1853 -
Robertson, Charlotte J 1854 1855 -
Robertson William A   1860 child of C. T & S. J
Robertson W W   Feb 1868 child of W E & L M ?
Robinson Lavina July 30, 1827 March 15, 1897 -
Rogers Infant - Jan 25, 1860 son J.H. & E.
Rogers John W. - - son -- not legible
Rogers George W. - March 13, 1879 age 21 yrs - son J.H. & E.
Seigles G.J. need retake- Jan 14, 1879 age 28 yrs 6 mo 14 da
Small John - Oct 21, 1851 age 55 yrs 5 mo 2 da
Small Eliza A. - June 17, 1851 age 14 yrs 8 mo 28 da. - dau. John & Mary
Ste?tit stone broken - Aug. 31 ???? dau. of H.B. & I.A.
Steele Nathaniel 1793 1873 -
Steele Rachel 181 Sept 10, 1890 wife Nathaniel
Stoner Carrie B Aug 31, 1865 Oct 28, 1949 wife John D. - dau. Calvin & Samantha (Warnock) Robertson
Taber Hannah - Aug 24, 1847 age 38 yrs - wife Gardner
Taber Eunice - May 30, 1850 age 48 yrs - wife Wm. D.
Taylor William - March 20, 1847 age 59 yrs
Taylor Eliza - Aug. 26, 1854 age 63 yrs - wife William
Taylor Mary Ann - Agu 13, 1854 age 44 yrs 3 mo 26 da. -wife of William
note 3 William Taylor's are listed in New Durham Twp 1850 census - - - -
Taylor William Shelby - July 22, 1846 2 yrs 5 mo 3 da - son Wm. & Mary A.
Taylor Lester Washington - Apr 11, 1848 1 yr 1 mo 5 da - won Wm. & Mary A.
Taylor Mary A. - Aug 23, 1858 dau. of ?? and J. H.
Tuley (Tuly) Maria March 25, 1822 Dec 9, 1897 wife of Simeon
Tuley (Tuly) Simeon R Oct 16, 1815 Nov 1, 1864 -
Tuley George Milton Oct 16, 1815 Oct 12, 1899 -
Tuley Mary Aug 25, 1818 Sept 23, 1889 wife George Milton
Tuley Henry - - Civil War Co. A. 12th Ind. Cav.
Enlist 15 Dec 1863
Must. out 10 Nov. 1865 in Indianapolis
30 June 1894 applied for invalid pay
Tuley Cynthia Sept 13, 1851 Dec 4, 1900 "their dau." (Geo & Mary? )
Tuley Simeon - Nov 11, 1883 age 34 yrs 9 mo 20 da.
Tuley Adaline May 28, 1858 Oct 22, 1870 dau. Geo M. & Mary
Tuley Sanford - - their son died age 4 yrs
Tuley Matha Leming March 25, 1822 Dec 9, 1897 wife Simeon
Warner Susanna - 1839 wife of James
Warnock James - April 29, 1887 age 93 yrs 1 mo 2 da
Warnock Nancy - Jan 27, 1840 age 41 yrs 2 mowife James
Warnock Ellen - Jan 23, 1873 age 72 yrs 7 mowife James
Warnock Miriam E July 16, 1829 Jun 5, 1854 age 24 yrs 10 mo 19 da. - dau. Henly & Sarah Benedict Clyburn.
First known white child born in LaPorte Co.
Warnock Charlotte - July 28, 1836 age 34 yrs 6 mo - wife John
most of stone buried.
Warnock Charles B. - Jan 22, 1869 age 29 yrs
Warnock Nancy - Dec 1, 1850 age 90 yrs. wife of Michael - dau. of Joseph Walker
Warnock William M - Jan 27, 1851 age 7 mo 8 da. - son of J.M. & S. (A?)
Warnock Charles - 1869 -
Weed Aurilla A - Apr 17, 1860 age 1 yr - dau. C. & E.L.
Weed
Hezekiah B


(Photo)
Weed Martenes - Aug 20, 1838 age 12 yrs 7 mo 2 da - son H.C. & S. Weed
Weed Charles E - Aug 19, 1853 age 6 mo - son C. & E.L.
Weed Lidia Eliza - Dec 21, 1853 child no age given-dau. Benjamin & Susan
Whiteman Charles - - Res: Valparaiso - Civil War - Army Co. C., 35th Regt.
Prom. to Full Quartermaster Serg. Ind. Inf.
to 30 Sept 1865.
Wilkinson Elizabeth - Nov 14, 1845 age 42 yrs. - wife John W.
Williams Sarah E - Feb 24, 1867 age 28 yrs 3 mo 29 da. - wife Alexander
Wright Joseph Y - Feb 18, 1850 age 61 yrs 3 mo 3 da
Wright Tabitha Evans Aug 14, 1799 Aug 15, 1890 wife Joesph Y
Wright Sarah J - March 4, 1852 age 23 yrs 4 mo 9 da. - wife Moses
Wright M. Alsinda - June 5, 1863 age 13 yrs 5 mo 1 da - dau. of Moses & Sarah J.
Zener Elizabeth - May 25, 1867 age 93 yrs 10 mo - wife of Matthias
Zener Melville G - Dec 31, 1864 age 22 yrs 24 day stone show Millvile
Zener Rhoda A. - Sept 2, 1864 age 24 yrs 8 mo - dau. Edward & Sarah
Zener James - March 5, 1839 age 7 yrs 2 mo 5 da - son J. & S.
Zener Eddie - April 25, 1863 age 17 da
Zener Emmie - April 29, ???? age 21 da
Zener Charles W - Feb 7, 1853 age 1 yr. Son J. & S.
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