Mormon

Cemetery

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, who's stone is still visible.

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


Below is an alphabetical list of the people buried in the Mormon Cemetery.  To see photos of the headstone, please visit:

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Armstrong, Leona    1899 - 1931     (Row 8)

Axtell, Thos.    died Apr 21, 1872 aged 70 Y 11 D     (Row 2)

Blank Stone    no markings    (Row 2)

Briggs, Clarence N.    son of R. W. & C. E. Briggs born Jan.13, 1878  died July 17, 1879    (vertical stone has broken, has been reset horizontally in concrete)    (Row 10)

Christianson, Jennie(?)    wife of Peter Christianson born Mar 12, 1871  died Oct 31, 1898  (First name on top of stone, mostly worn away)    (Row 13)

Davenport, Cassa    wife of John Y. Davenport died Nov 23, 1881 aged 81 Y 6 M 1 D    (Row 13)

Denton, James Bradly    "Father" Nov 7, 1849  Oct 11, 1920    (Row 2)

Denton, Nancy Jane    "Mother" Oct. 3, 1855   Jan. 14, 1933   (wife of James Bradly Denton)     (Row 2)

Dumond, Benjamin    born Apr 7, 1845  died Feb 9, 1900    (Row 12)

Dumond, Elias    born Dec 22, 1836  died Mar 15, 1897    (Row 12)

Dumond, Elizabeth    born Nov 17, 1813  died June 3, 1898    (Row 12)

Edie, Albert G.    1886 - 1949     (Row 1)

Edie, Albert G. Jr.    PFC US Army  World War II  Jun 22 1924  Mar 10 1987    (Row 1)

Edie, Emma J.    1896 - 1992    (Row 1)

Flowers, Asa    Son of L. R. & M. E. Flowers died Feb 11, 1893 aged 3 Y 10 M 25 D    (Row 5)

Flowers, William J.    Son of H. G. & M. E. Flowers died Sep 9, 1880 aged 2 Y 2 M 2 D    (Row 11)

Frain    Name headstone    (Row 8)

Frain, Elizabeth M.    dau of P. & L. Frain died Sept 9, 1875 aged 16 Y 11 M 22 D         (Row 8)

Frain, George H.    "Father" 1845 - 1939     (Row 8)

Frain, Mary E.    "Mother" 1860 - 1927     (Row 8)

Frain, Peter    Sept 10, 1830  Oct 12, 1861     (Row 8)

Frain, Richard N.    PFC US Army  Korea   Jul 18 1935  Aug 16 1994    (Row 8)

Fritcher, Anna M.    wife of John born Oct 5, 1878   died Oct 26, 1905    (Row 13)

Gish, Ella M.    wife of M. A. Gish died Sept 13, 1895 aged 39 Y 11 M 19 D    (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    "our babies" one stone with Nettie and Zelpha  no dates given  footstone with F G     (Row 9)

Graybill, George A.    born Dec 23, 1859  died Nov 9, 1880    (Row 9)

Graybill, Joseph B.    born Aug 14, 1857  died Oct 13, 1880    (Row 9)

Graybill, Levi    born Aug 16, 1851  died May 1, 1879    (Row 9)

Graybill, Levi    "Gone Home"  Mar 12, 1818  Nov 30, 1912    (Row 9)

Graybill, Manly W.    son of J. A. & F. M. Graybill died June 1, 1883 aged 8 M 19 D    (Row 10)

Graybill, Martha A.    dau of Levi & Patience Graybill born Oct 26, 1861  died Nov 1, 1881  (Row 9)

Graybill, Nettie    "our babies" one stone with Flossie and Zelpha  no dates given    footstone with N G    (Row 9)

Graybill, Patience    born Nov 26, 1825  died 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    "our babies" one stone with Flossie and Nettie  no dates given         (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 aged 74 Y 10 M 1 D    (Row 13)

Harrell, Susan    wife of J. B. Harrell died Feb 10, 1887 aged 67 Y 6 M 13 D    (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    wife of C. Hilliard died July 16, 1873 aged 37 Y 1 M 4 D    (Row 7)

Hills, Allen R.    died April 11, 1896 aged 76 Y 2 M 22 D    (Row 13)

Holden, Gertrude    dau of W. W. & N. K. Holden died (month illegible) 01, 1891             (Row 13)

Hopkins, Herbert L.    son of S. H. & E. Hopkins died 02-10-1871 aged 1 Y 10 M    (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 aged 40 Y 24 D    (Row 3)

Knapp, Jennie    11 M    (on stone with James E. Knapp)    (Row 3)

Knapp, Jennie M.    dau of E. W. & M. C. Knapp died Oct 31, 1870 aged 7 Y 1 M 1 D    (Row 3)

Knapp, John E.    9 Y    (on stone with James E. Knapp)    (Row 3)

Knapp, Joseph    9 Y    (on stone with James E. Knapp)    (Row 3)

Malone, Abe R.    "Beloved Husband & Father" Jan 30, 1932    (Row 9)

Malone, Beulah R.    "Beloved Wife & Mother"  Nov 2, 1931  July 4, 1973    (Row 9)

Malone, Dennis P.    "Beloved Son & Brother" Dec 24, 1960    (Row 9)

McGee, John S.    son of E. & S. E. McGee died Mar 22, 1869 aged 11 M 22 D    (Row 2)

McGee, Sarah E.    wife of E. M. McGee died Jan 4, 1873 aged 29 Y 3 M 27 D    (Row 2)

McGee, William S.    son of E. & S. E. McGee died Apr 12, 1869 aged 4 Y 2 M 22 D    (Row 2)

Needham, Elsie E.    dau of F. & E. E. Needham died Sept 14, 1885 aged 10 Y 6 M 24 D    (Row 13)

Newberry, Mattie A.    dau of H. & M. A. Newberry died Oct 17, 1882 aged 1 Y 2 M 22 D  (Row 6)

Newbery, Mary E.    dau of H. & M. A. Newbery died Sept 10, 1872 aged 1 Y 18 D    (Row 6)

Otto, Alice    1844 - 1928    (Row 4)

Otto, James    died March 3, 1869 aged 72 Y 2 M 29 D    (Row 4)

Otto, Mahettable    wife of James Otto died May 15, 1880 aged 76 Y 10 M    (Row 4)

Otto, William J.    born Mar 8, 1845  died Dec 26, 1895    (Row 4)    ("Husband" footstone)

Peterson, Sarah E.    10-18-1848  07-05-1928     (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, 1934  Apr 13, 1934    (Row 1)

Pritchett, Clifford E.    1902 - 1969     (Row 4)

Pritchett, Eldon E.    1926 - 1982     (Row 4)

Pritchett, Eugene W.    "Father" 1880 - 1969    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.    "Mother"     1883 - 1975    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.    wifer of John T. Pritchett  Oct 28, 1849  Mar 10, 1905    (Row 4)

Pritchett, Walter N.    1909 - 1973     (Row 4)

Rodenbough, Hattie    "Hattie 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.    dau of P. & D. Roush died Oct ??, 1878 aged 5 Y 1 M 14 Days (date illegible)    (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 aged 2 Y 10 M 2 D     (Row 13)

Sheets, Llewellyn    Oct 18, 1867  Spet 26, 1939    (Row 13)

Sheets, Thomas    died Jan 12, 1880 aged 54 Y 1 M 6 D    (Row 13)

Smith, Alta E.    dau of S. C. & M. F. Smith born Apr 15, 1881 died Nov 2, 1897 aged 16 Y 6 M 17 D    (Row 11)

Smith, Clifford    son of A. & O. M. Smith died July 6, 1881 aged 9 M 2 Wk 1 D    (Row 3)

Smith, Drucy    dau of S. C. & M. F. Smith died June 2, 1890 aged 19 Y 11 M 16 D       (Row 6)

Smith, Hirum    born Feb 27, 1844 died July 22, 1879 aged 53 Y 4 M 25 D    (Row 11)

Smith, John    died Jan 12, 1870 aged 70 Y 1 M     (Row 6)

Smith, Mary C.    "Mother" May 31, 1837   Nov 12, 1923    (Wife of Stephen Smith)     (Row 11)

Smith, Mary Etta E.    "His Wife" 1874 - 1919    (Wife of Samuel J. Smith)    (Row 2)

Smith, Rhoda A.    "infant daughter" died Dec 10, 1875    (Row 6)

Smith, Samuel J.    1864 - 1938     (Row 2)

Smith, Sarah    wife of John Smith died Nov 13, 1880 aged 73 Y 7 M 28 D    (Row 6)

Smith, Stephen    "Father" Jan 28, 1836   Dec 29, 1907    (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.    son of H. & J. S. Wilson died Oct 8, 18787 aged 13 D    (Row 7)

Wilson, Julie S.    wife of H.  Wilson died Oct 1, 1877 aged 22 Y 4 M 22 D    (Row 7)

Winegar, Elizabeth    born Nov 19, 1831  died 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 aged 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.    born Mar 11, 1859 died Nov 9, 1890    (on same stone with Elizabeth, John and William A. Winegar)(Row 5)

Winegar, Getrude M.    dau of J. H. & M. M. Winegar born May 16, 1891 died Apr 9, 1891  (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 aged (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 aged 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 aged 34 Y 7 M 28 D    (Row 5)

Winegar, William A.    born Apr 1, 1867 died Feb 5, 1897    (on same stone with George W., John and Elizabeth Winegar)    (Row 5)

Wood, Guy Edwin    son of L. G. & J. F. Wood died  Aug 29, 1895 aged 8 M 18 D         (Row 12)

Wooden marker    completely worn away as the wood has decayed    (Row 3)

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