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Mormon Cemetery
Carson
Grove Township


Established 1861

Located in Grove Township, four miles east of Macedonia on County Road G 66/Pioneer Trail. It has been called the Mormon Cemetery and the L.D.S. Cemetery because it is on the Mormon Trail and many of the people buried there belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The L.D.S. Church was organized in 1863. The original members were John Smith and wife, Sarah; E. W. Knapp and wife, Melissa; A. J. Fields and wife, Sarah; James Otto and wife Mehitable; Joseph Levi Graybill and wife, Patience; John Winegar and wife, Elizabeth; Joseph Smith and wife, Rachel and Stephen Smith. Many of these members are buried there.

The burial plots are not in square lots, but are six feet wide and go all the way through the cemetery. Therefore, a family was buried in a straight line from north to south. This does not mean burial space was not allowed to others outside the family.

The oldest burial is that of Peter Frain, October 12, 1861, whose stone is still visible.

(The cemetery was read left to right, starting in the northeast corner, September 29 and October 6, 2001.)


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Name Dates Remarks
Armstrong, Leona 1899 - 1931 (Row 8)
Axtell, Thos. died Apr 21, 1872 age 70 Y 11 D (Row 2)
Blank Stone no markings   (Row 2)
Briggs, Clarence N. Jan.13, 1878-July 17, 1879 son of R. W. & C. E. Briggs (vertical stone has broken, has been reset horizontally in concrete) (Row 10)
Christianson, Jennie(?) Mar 12, 1871-Oct 31, 1898 wife of Peter Christianson(First name on top of stone, mostly worn away) (Row 13)
Davenport, Cassa died Nov 23, 1881 age 81 Y 6 M 1 D wife of John Y. Davenport(Row 13)
Denton, James Bradly Nov 7, 1849-Oct 11, 1920 "Father" (Row 2)
Denton, Nancy Jane Oct. 3, 1855-Jan. 14, 1933 "Mother"(wife of James Bradly Denton) (Row 2)
Dumond, Benjamin Apr 7, 1845-Feb 9, 1900 (Row 12)
Dumond, Elias Dec 22, 1836-Mar 15, 1897 (Row 12)
Dumond, Elizabeth Nov 17, 1813-June 3, 1898 (Row 12)
Edie, Albert G. 1886 - 1949 (Row 1)
Edie, Albert G. Jr. Jun 22 1924-Mar 10 1987 PFC US Army World War II (Row 1)
Edie, Emma J. 1896 - 1992 (Row 1)
Flowers, Asa died Feb 11, 1893 age 3 Y 10 M 25 D Son of L. R. & M. E. Flowers (Row 5)
Flowers, William J. died Sep 9, 1880 age 2 Y 2 M 2 D Son of H. G. & M. E. Flowers (Row 11)
Frain Name headstone   (Row 8)
Frain, Elizabeth M. died Sept 9, 1875 age 16 Y 11 M 22 D dau of P. & L. Frain (Row 8)
Frain, George H. 1845 - 1939 "Father" (Row 8)
Frain, Mary E. 1860 - 1927 "Mother"(Row 8)
Frain, Peter Sept 10, 1830-Oct 12, 1861 (Row 8)
Frain, Richard N. Jul 18 1935-Aug 16 1994 PFC US Army Korea (Row 8)
Fritcher, Anna M. Oct 5, 1878-Oct 26, 1905 wife of John(Row 13)
Gish, Ella M. died Sept 13, 1895 age 39 Y 11 M 19 D wife of M. A. Gish (Row 12)
Gish, Vere F. Mar 7, 1887-July 19, 1909 (Row 12)
Graybill, Fannie M. Aug 14, 1861-May 26, 1920 "Mother" stone (Row 9)
Graybill, Flossie no dates "our babies" one stone with Nettie and Zelpha footstone with F G (Row 9)
Graybill, George A. Dec 23, 1859-Nov 9, 1880 (Row 9)
Graybill, Joseph B. Aug 14, 1857-Oct 13, 1880 (Row 9)
Graybill, Levi Aug 16, 1851-May 1, 1879 (Row 9)
Graybill, Levi Mar 12, 1818 Nov 30, 1912 "Gone Home" (Row 9)
Graybill, Manly W. died June 1, 1883 age 8 M 19 D son of J. A. & F. M. Graybill (Row 10)
Graybill, Martha A. Oct 26, 1861-Nov 1, 1881 dau of Levi & Patience Graybill (Row 9)
Graybill, Nettie no dates "our babies" one stone with Flossie and Zelpha footstone with N G (Row 9)
Graybill, Patience Nov 26, 1825-Aug 14, 1895 (Row 9)
Graybill, Salathiel Nov 26, 1846-Apr 24, 1917 "Father" on top of stone (Row 9)
Graybill, Vena M. June 24, 1895-Jan 19, 1915 stone is broken (Row 9)
Graybill, Zelpha no dates "our babies" one stone with Flossie and Nettie (Row 9)
Grissom, George D. June 7, 1906-July 31, 1975 (Row 5)
Grissom, Helen M. Aug 28, 1912-Jan 5, 1986 (wife of George D. Grissom) (Row 5) 
Harrell, J. B. died May 26, 1885 age 74 Y 10 M 1 D (Row 13)
Harrell, Susan died Feb 10, 1887 age 67 Y 6 M 13 D wife of J. B. Harrell (Row 13)
Harris, Minnie V. Mar 30, 1877 Sept 12, 1974 (Row 5)
Harris, Ransom W. 1868 - 1936 (Row 5)
Havens, Ethel E. Jan 30, 1890-July 27,1927 (wife of Joshua Sill Havens) (Row 1)
Havens, Joshua Sill March 1, 1862-Sept 8, 1936 (Row 1)
Hilliard, Martha died July 16, 1873 age 37 Y 1 M 4 D wife of C. Hilliard (Row 7)
Hills, Allen R. died April 11, 1896 age 76 Y 2 M 22 D (Row 13)
Holden, Gertrude died (month illegible) 01, 1891 dau of W. W. & N. K. Holden(Row 13)
Hopkins, Herbert L. died 02-10-1871 age 1 Y 10 M son of S. H. & E. Hopkins (Row 4)
Kindhart, John 1886 - 1928 (Row 9)
Kindhart, Sylvia 1883 - 1929 (wife of John Kindhart) (Row 9)
Kindhart, Venita L. June 7, 1909 Oct 27, 1909 (Row 9)
Knapp, James E. died August 13, 1886 age 40 Y 24 D (Row 3)
Knapp, Jennie no dates 11 M (on stone with James E. Knapp) (Row 3)
Knapp, Jennie M. died Oct 31, 1870 age 7 Y 1 M 1 D dau of E. W. & M. C. Knapp (Row 3)
Knapp, John E. no dates 9 Y (on stone with James E. Knapp) (Row 3)
Knapp, Joseph no dates 9 Y (on stone with James E. Knapp) (Row 3)
Malone, Abe R. Jan 30, 1932- "Beloved Husband & Father" (Row 9)
Malone, Beulah R. Nov 2, 1931 July 4, 1973 "Beloved Wife & Mother" (Row 9)
Malone, Dennis P. Dec 24, 1960 "Beloved Son & Brother" (Row 9)
McGee, John S. died Mar 22, 1869 age 11 M 22 D son of E. & S. E. McGee (Row 2)
McGee, Sarah E. died Jan 4, 1873 age 29 Y 3 M 27 D wife of E. M. McGee (Row 2)
McGee, William S. died Apr 12, 1869 age 4 Y 2 M 22 D son of E. & S. E. McGee (Row 2)
Needham, Elsie E. died Sept 14, 1885 age 10 Y 6 M 24 D dau of F. & E. E. Needham (Row 13)
Newberry, Mattie A. died Oct 17, 1882 age 1 Y 2 M 22 D dau of H. & M. A. Newberry (Row 6)
Newbery, Mary E. died Sept 10, 1872 age 1 Y 18 D dau of H. & M. A. Newbery (Row 6)
Otto, Alice 1 1844 - 1928 (Row 4)
Otto, James died March 3, 1869 age 72 Y 2 M 29 D (Row 4)
Otto, Mahettable died May 15, 1880 age 76 Y 10 M wife of James Otto (Row 4)
Otto, William J. Mar 8, 1845-Dec 26, 1895 (Row 4) ("Husband" footstone)
Peterson, Sarah E. Oct-18-1848-July-05-1928 (Row 13)
Pitt, Legrande Sept 4, 1877-Apr 15, 1881 (twin of LeRoy Pitt) (Row 9)
Pitt, Leroy Sept 4, 1877-Jan 16, 1879 (twin of LeGrande Pitt) (Row 9)
Pitt, Sarah Nov 14, 1879-April 13, 1881 (Row 9)
Pritchett, Alvah O. 1905 - 1909 (Row 4)
Pritchett, Betty Lue Mar 12, 193-Apr 13, 1934 (Row 1)
Pritchett, Clifford E. 1902 - 1969 (Row 4)
Pritchett, Eldon E. 1926 - 1982 (Row 4)
Pritchett, Eugene W. 1880 - 1969 "Father" Married July 19, 1901 (on back of stone: Their Children Clifford Nina Alvah Mabel Ralph Walter Floyd Paul Edith Eldon) (Row 4)
Pritchett, Eva O. 1883 - 1975 "Mother" Married July 19, 1901 (on back of stone: Their Children Clifford Nina Alvah Mabel Ralph Walter Floyd Paul Edith Eldon) (wife of Eugene W. Pritchett) (Row 4)
Pritchett, James C. 1884 - 1951 "In my Father's house are many mansions" John 14.2 (Row 1)
Pritchett, John T. 1839 - 1925 (Row 4)
Pritchett, Nina M. 1904 - 1920 (Row 4)
Pritchett, Paul A. 1913 - 1938 (Row 4)
Pritchett, Susan A. Oct 28, 1849-Mar 10, 1905 wife of John T. Pritchett (Row 4)
Pritchett, Walter N. 1909 - 1973 (Row 4)
Rodenbough, Hattie no dates inf dau" (carved on bottom of parents' stone) no other information ("Hattie" name stone) (Row 2)
Rodenbough, John J. June 10, 1832-Sept 1, 1906 (Row 2)
Rodenbough, Mary A. Jan 22, 1841-Jan 29, 1878 (wife of John J. Rodenbough) (Row 2)
Roush, Clara A. died Oct ??, 1878 age 5 Y 1 M 14 Days (date illegible)dau of P. & D. Roush (Row 1)
Sharpe, Lydia Frain July 25, 1834- Sept 24, 1913 (wife of Peter Frain) (Row 8)
Sheets, Emily July 22, 1844 April 6, 1909 (wife of Thomas) (Row 13)
Sheets, Emmit died May 8, 1878 age 2 Y 10 M 2 D (Row 13)
Sheets, Llewellyn Oct 18, 1867-Sep 26, 1939 (Row 13)
Sheets, Thomas died Jan 12, 1880 age 54 Y 1 M 6 D (Row 13)
Smith, Alta E. Apr 15, 1881-Nov 2, 1897 age 16 Y 6 M 17 D dau of S. C. & M. F. Smith (Row 11)
Smith, Clifford died July 6, 1881 age 9 M 2 Wk 1 D son of A. & O. M. Smith (Row 3)
Smith, Drucy died June 2, 1890 age 19 Y 11 M 16 D dau of S. C. & M. F. Smith (Row 6)
Smith, Hirum Feb 27, 1844-July 22, 1879 age 53 Y 4 M 25 D (Row 11)
Smith, John died Jan 12, 1870 age 70 Y 1 M (Row 6)
Smith, Mary C. May 31, 1837-Nov 12, 1923 "Mother" (Wife of Stephen Smith) (Row 11)
Smith, Mary Etta E. 1874 - 1919 "His Wife" (Wife of Samuel J. Smith) (Row 2)
Smith, Rhoda A. died Dec 10, 1875 "infant daughter" (Row 6)
Smith, Samuel J. 1864 - 1938 (Row 2)
Smith, Sarah died Nov 13, 1880 age 73 Y 7 M 28 D wife of John Smith (Row 6)
Smith, Stephen Jan 28, 1836-Dec 29, 1907 "Father" (Row 11)
Unknown, Dolene Apr 1, 1921-Apr 19, 1922 (Row 9)
Unknown, Norris Aug 30, 1919 (Row 9)
Wheeler, Philander S. May 26, 1843 June 20, 1897 (Row 3)
Wilson, Andrew J. died Oct 8, 18787 age 13 D son of H. & J. S. Wilson(Row 7)
Wilson, Julie S. died Oct 1, 1877 age 22 Y 4 M 22 D wife of H. Wilson (Row 7)
Winegar, Elizabeth Nov 19, 1831-May 5, 1896 (on same stone with George W., John and William A. Winegar) (Row 5)
Winegar, Emma 1860 - 1942 (Wife of Marshall Winegar) (Row 5)
Winegar, Emma E. died Sept 30, 1878 age 1 Y 11 M 20 D "beloved children of H. & J. E. Winegar" (on same stone with Minnie V. and Samuel D. Winegar) (Row 5)
Winegar, George W. Mar 11, 1859-Nov 9, 1890 (on same stone with Elizabeth, John and William A. Winegar)(Row 5)
Winegar, Getrude M. May 16, 1891-Apr 9, 1891 dau of J. H. & M. M. Winegar(Row 5)
Winegar, John 1854 - 1930 (on same stone with George W., Elizabeth and William A. Winegar) (Row 5)
Winegar, Marshall 1857 - 1940 (Row 5)
Winegar, Minnie V. died Aug 27, 1880 age (illegible) "beloved children of H. & J. E. Winegar" (on same stone with Emma E. and Samuel D. Winegar) (Row 5)
Winegar, Samuel D. died Sept 25, 1878 age 8 Y (illegible) "beloved children of H. & J. E. Winegar" (on same stone with Minnie V. and Emma E. Winegar) (Row 5)
Winegar, Samuel T. died Sept 19, 1855 age 34 Y 7 M 28 D (Row 5)
Winegar, William A. Apr 1, 1867-Feb 5, 1897 (on same stone with George W., John and Elizabeth Winegar) (Row 5)
Wood, Guy Edwin died Aug 29, 1895 age 8 M 18 D son of L. G. & J. F. Wood (Row 12)
?, ?   Wooden marker completely worn away as the wood has decayed (Row 3)
Contributed by and copyright (c) Joyce Hickman. All rights reserved except permission granted to reproduce or distribute to not-for-profit individuals or organizations.


Cemetery burials taken from posted obituaries

Name Born Died Buried Age
Avis Lucille Edie   18 Dec 2002 23 Dec 2002  
Contributed by Constance Diamond.


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