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Alpha Cemetery



"Marry an orphan: you'll never have to spend boring holidays with the in-laws
(at most an occasional visit to the cemetery)"
~ George Carlin


On Southeast corner of county roads 900 North and 100 East. The cemetery was started by the Alpha Methodist Episcopal Church, which was closed about 1915.

Contributed by Nola Schieferstein Rains who did an incredible amount of research on the people buried in Alpha Cemetery.
Updated and Reformated by Margie Roop Pearce & Jim Cox
Read by Penny Baughman North & Jim Cox in May 2010; photographs provided by Jim Cox

Names that are bold and underlined have a biography attached.

Updated 12/28/2013

Alpha Cemetery
Deceased Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Marriage Date
Parents Military Obit Photo
Aber, Johnny D 2-4-1870 3-6-1878         photo
Aber, May 11-10-1878 7-1-1882         photo
Anderson, Catharine (Drake) 11-13-1797 9-15-1857 Hugh Jacob & Rachel Drake     photo
Anderson, Hugh 10-5-1793 8-27-1872   Robert & Margaret Johnson Anderson?     photo
Baxter, Acie G 12-10-1886 1-17-1887   G B & Mary E     photo
Baxter, Ellen (Linhard)     Greenberry Lawson & Lois Brown Linhard      
Baxter, Greenberry 1825 7-24-1856         photo
Baxter, Mary   no dates          
Baxter, Rebecca (Pillars) 3-22-1825 1-26-1889 Greenberry William & Mary Baxter Pillers     photo
Bell, Catherine 1800 2-3-1875 John       photo
Bell, Frankie 3-5-1874 11-26-1876   James & Sarah     photo
Bell, John 12-16-1806 10-22-1896         photo
Bell, Mary abt 1835 8-11-1813 not married   from obit; no stone found obit  
Bell, Sarah 11-13-1834 8-8-1883 James       photo
Bevelheimer, Margaret (Hall) 2-26-1810 7-12-1881 Jacob O - 10/24/1850        
Brock, Charles 6-2-1825 10-16-1896 Nancy Culbertson - 4/20/1854 Samuel & Catherine Swartz Brock     photo
Brock, Jennie E 1-29-1858 12-19-1885   Charles & Nancy Brock     photo
Brock, Nancy C (Culbertson) 4-28-1823 8-8-1905 Charles Thomas & Margaret Cahill Culbertson     photo
Broome, George 4-9-1819 5-13-1857         photo
Brown, Eleanor (Montgomery) 2-17-1812 11-20-1848 Zedekiah       photo
Brown, Henrietta 3-16-1844 9-27-1854   Zedekiah & Eleanor Brown     photo
Brown, Infant Son              
Brown, James Brenton 9-22-1852 4-16-1853   L & M      
Brown, L Y   9-7-1850   Julia A      
Brown, Mary (LeMasters) 1815 1867 Perry Lewton; Zedekiah Brown        
Brown, Mary Jane 5-2-1846 2-14-1868   Zedekiah & Eleanor Montgomery Brown      
Brown, Sarah (Warner) 5-9-1811 6-1-1880 Josiah        
Chapman, John E 12-19-1794 9-28-1884   Aaron & Susannah Rush Chapman     photo
Chapman, Mary Ann (Hogg) 3-22-1822 3-1-1875 Moses R Robert & Ann McCoy Hogg      
Chapman, Moses R 3-31-1820 3-17-1864   Aaron & Susannah Rush Chapman     photo
Chapman, Rachael S (Garrard) 2-28-1829 2-23-1853 William C - 3/21/1850       photo
Chapman, Sarah (Kiess) 10-19-1796 4-16-1869 John - 12/30/1819       photo
Chapman, Sarah Ann 1-2-1837 1-24-1853   John & Sarah Kiess Chapmen     photo
Chapman, William Cox 1-19-1828 7-17-1856 Sarah Ann Reynolds       photo
Chapman, William Jay 12-20-1851 3-12-1853   Moses & Mary Ann Hogg Chapman      
Cline, Barbara Adaline 11-22-1854 2-5-1887   George S & Elizabeth Alice McConnehey Cline     photo
Cline, Elizabeth Alice (McConnehey) 9-7-1825 5-7-1871 George S - 8/9/1846 William & Catherine Clever McConnehey     photo
Cline, George B 8-13-1858 6-7-1877   George & Elizabeth McConnehey Cline      
Cline, George S 5-6-1818 2-27-1907 Margaret Crosier, Elizabeth McConnehey, Rebecca Pillars Jonas & Elizabeth Berkley Cline   obit photo
Cline, Lucinda (Rice) 6-30-1841 4-4-1906 William Harkless; George S Cline     obit photo
Cline, Margaret G (Crozier) 9-8-1824 7-12-1845 George S - 6/0/1844 Samuel Crosier     photo
Cross, Hannah (Silley?) 12-31-1796 6-1-1879 Daniel       photo
Culbertson, Thomas   from burial records          
Davy, Elta Florence 3-5-1876 6-6-1897          
Davy, Lizzie (Elizabeth E) 4-24-1870 5-1-1873   James & Mary A Rice Davy     photo
Deel, Hester Ann (Meyers) 9-9-1842 6-14-1866 Francis Marvin       photo
Edwards, Eliza J 5-23-1853 3-27-1872   Samuel & Lucinda Eagy Edwards     photo
Edwards, George W 7-13-1854 12-28-1854         photo
Edwards, John 4-4-1796 7-9-1850         photo
Edwards, Lucinda (Eagy)     Samuel        
Edwards, Lucinda M 8-26-1857 1-17-1858   Samuel & Lucinda Eagy Edwards     photo
Edwards, Phebe 12-7-1800 8-26-1845 John        
Edwards, Rachel (Anderson) 3-5-1820 9-16-1852 John Hugh & Catharine Drake Anderson     photo
Edwards, Samuel 10-27-1826 11-23-1864 Lucinda Eagy        
Edwards, Samuel A   stone broken   Samuel & Lucinda Eagy Edwards      
Edwards, Unknown   stone broken   Samuel & Lucinda Eagy Edwards      
Edwards, William 10-17-1823 1/18/1905   John & Phebe      
Fonner, John 1788 9-6-1852 Mary Crouse       photo
Gessinger, Caroline 4-16-1820 10-16-1861 John        
Gessinger, Frank M 3-26-1874 12-4-1904 Laura S Hughes   Sp-Am War Co B 160th Ind Vol Inf   photo
Gessinger, John 3-10-1810 10-22-1867     GAR 1861-1865    
Gessinger, Nathaniel I 1837 2/28/1906 Mary C Rose        
Gessinger, Nathaniel P 1841 5/20/1905   John & Caroline      
Gessinger, Phebe (Wilban)     John        
Gladden, George   11/3/1895     from obit; no stone found obit  
Gorsline, Hannah H 1845 4-16-1850   MR & JA (Marvin R & Julia Ann Dailey Gorsline?)     photo
Gorsline, James M 9-5-1829 4-15-1850         photo
Harris, Eliza J 10-12-1817 2-27-1873 John       photo
Harris, John 4-30-1810 3-31-1878         photo
Houk, Herschel D infant 7-21-1877   W H & M E      
Houk, Virgil Ben   3-16-1862   W H & M E     photo
Houser, Isabell (Kahl) 1827 9-29-1894 John       photo
Houser, John 1826 11/7/1904   Jacob & Sarah Horpesler Houser     photo
Hunter, Infant daughter   7-30-1859   George & Rosannah Harkless Hunter      
Hunter, Infant son   7-18-1852   George & Rosannah Harkless Hunter     photo
Hunter, John Glenn 6-24-1857 12-20-1860   George & Rosannah Harkless Hunter     photo
Kellson, Leon 10-31-1879 1-1-1881   Charles & M      
Killen, Mary J 6-16-1820 6-10-1898         photo
King, Elizabeth 12-28-1788 5-6-1872 John       photo
King, John 3-26-1820 11-17-1891 Sarah Lenhart - 1/31/1841 John & Elizabeth   obit  
King, John 3-27-1788 5-18-1847 Elizabeth        
Kline, Barbara (Robinson) 12-3-1806 6-30-1873 Jacob       photo
Kline, Eliza Jane (Mumma) 10-4-1835 4/25/1919 Robert - 3/9/1856 John & Catherine Snyder Mumma abstract: Elina Jane abstract  
Kline, Jacob 1-12-1809 8-22-1889 Barbara Robinson - 1833 Jonas     photo
Kline, Robert 2-21-1836 3-9-1893 Eliza J Mumma - 3/9/1856 Jacob & Barbara Robinson Kline   obit photo
Kline, Sarah 9-6-1845 10-9-1845   John & Barbara Robinson Kline     photo
LeMasters, George 1851 3-24-1878          
LeMasters, John 1790 6-21-1846          
LeMasters, John, Jr   4/25/185-          
LeMasters, Joseph S 7-4-1848 6-7-1850          
LeMasters, Mary 7-2-1838 6-7-1850   G B & E G      
LeMasters, Nancy              
LeMasters, Nancy (Baxter) 1792 6-11-1864 John Benjamin & Mary Durbin Baxter      
Lenhart, Hulda L (Brown) 1833   Peter        
Lenhart, John 2-22-1797 5-1-1877 Rebecca Burrell        
Lenhart John 8-26-1832 7-28-1872   John & Rebecca Burrell Lenhart   abstract  
Lenhart, John W 8-7-1854 10-23-1857   Peter & Hulda L Brown Lenhart      
Lenhart, Julia 1-31-1849 4-6-1853   Larson & Lois Brown Linhart      
Lenhart, Peter 8-14-1824 2/19/1902   John & Rebecca Burrell Lenhart     photo
Lenhart, Rebecca (Burrell) 9-22-1801 5-20-1873 John       photo
Lenhart, Sarah J 12-10-1855 11-2-1857   Peter & Hulda L Brown Lenhart      
Lenhart, William H 1-20-1844 5-24-1904   John & Rebecca Burrell Lenhart     photo
Lewis, Jesse 1839 7-5-1874   Isaiah & Nancy Pillars Lewis     photo
Lewis, Jonathan 7-1-1840 8-23-1841   Isaiah & Nancy Pillars Lewis      
Lewis, Mary B. 9-18-1848 10-30-1860   Isaiah & Ruth Pillars Lewis     photo
Lewis, Nancy (Pillars)   8-10-1842 Isaiah Daniel & Nancy Chambers Pillars     photo
Lewton, Nancy Ellen 2-10-1838 8-22-1850   Perry & Mary LeMasters Lewton     photo
Lewton, Perry 1815 9-2-1845 Mary LeMasters Jacob & Eleanor Law Lewton     photo
Lewton, Perry A 3-12-1845 3-24-1890         photo
Linhard, Lawson 3-18-1820 12-18-1894 Lois Brown - 5/3/1847 John & Rebecca Burrell Lenhart     photo
Linhard, Lois Elizabeth (Brown) 3-10-1830 3-28-1912 Lawson Josiah & Sarah Warner Brown     photo
Linhard, Sarah J 10-11-1850 10-21-1851   Lawson & Lois Brown Linhard     photo
Marquardt, Elizabeth A (Singleton) 10-18-1844 7-27-1910 George W John & Margaret Worden Singleton stone: Marquet   photo
Marquardt, George W 1846 6-9-1898     23rd Ind Battery,Light Artillery stone: Marquart photo
McConnehey, Catherine (Clever) 1801 1876 William Barnhart & Margaret Bollinger Clever      
McConnehey, Josiah 3-0-1831 8-12-1896   William & Catherine Clever McConnehey      
McConnehey, William 5-22-1800 3-15-1851 Catherine Clever   Bio: d 3/14/1851   photo
McConnehey, William Henry 3-12-1845 9-8-1873   William & Catherine Clever McConnehey     photo
Mick, Andrew 5-6-1793 6-3-1876         photo
Mick, Anna (Brown) 12-16-1800 10-16-1877 Andrew        
Mick, Jonathan 9-30-1827 2-20-1848   Andrew & Anna     photo
Mick, Minnie 3-6-1845 7-28-1847   Andrew & Anna Mick     photo
Miller, Mary A 2-12-1848 8-20-1855   Samuel & Maria Miller     photo
Miller, Samantha 3-27-1861 11-6-1862   Samuel & Maria Miller      
Moses, H Lilah 1-28-1881 7-4-1881   James C & Emily C Dailey Moses     photo
Myers, Catharine   infant   Jesse & Mary Myers     photo
Myers, Jesse 10-1-1814 2-24-1891 Mary Mick - 5/28/1838 David & Catherine     photo
Myers, Jonathan   infant   Jesse & Mary     photo
Myers, Mary (Mick) 10-28-1822 10-30-1855 Jesse       photo
Nichols, Charles 11-19-1860 4-9-1877   M & M      
Numbers, Walter 8-3-1847 2-22-1853   Esau & Anne Smith Numbers      
Peoples, Margaret (Redinghouse) 8-18-1812 4-21-1887 Robert       photo
Peoples, Mary E 10-27-1876 7-10-1899 Samuel R        
Peoples, Robert 1812 8-10-1846          
Pillars, Benjamin 5-10-1816 2-2-1878   William & Mary Baxter Pillars      
Pillars, Benjamin 1-5-1815 12-16-1854          
Pillars, F 1852 1888     GAR Marker 1861-1865   photo
Pillars, Mary (Baxter) 1790 1-21-1859 William        
Pillars, Sarah A (Rice) 5-28-1816 2-2-1878 Benjamin Pillars; Theodore Purdy Sampson & Elizabeth Thompson Rice     photo
Pillars, Susannah   2-2-1844 James       photo
Pillars, William 3-7-1790 2-12-1865          
Ramsey, David M 4-2-1851 8-24-1853   William J & Susannah Ruby? Ramsey     photo
Rice, Benjamin James 11-17-1817 9-9-1895 Elizabeth Pillars - 9/6/1838 Sampson & Elizabeth Ferguson Rice   obit  
Rice, Charlie G 3-31-1868 10-26-1877   William P & Frances Rabbit Rice      
Rice, Elizabeth (Ferguson) 1792 7-20-1854 Sampson        
Rice, Elizabeth (Pillars) 4-18-1817 4-23-1846 Benjamin J William & Mary Baxter Pillars      
Rice, Infant son   2-26-1872   John & Salome Railing Rice      
Rice, James 3-16-1787 3-21-1853   Jesse & Bethaney Oxley Rice      
Rice, Jane M (Van Buskirk) 4-26-1834 4-2-1904 Samuel E James & Anna Van Buskirk      
Rice, Lucinda (Clark)   10-18-1844 James - 1/21/1830        
Rice, Mary (Pillars) 2-18-1820 11-13-1897 Benjamin J William & Mary Baxter Pillars     photo
Rice, Sampson 2-9-1789 2-18-1848   Jesse obit: b 2/9/1787 obit photo
Rice, Samuel Fergeson 4-2-1884 9-13-1884   Millard & Rachel   abstract  
Rice, Samuel T 1-16-1825 8-7-1883       obit photo
Robinson, Arta May   10-11-1862   Samuel & Mary      
Robison, Elizabeth   12/23/---- Daniel        
Shackley, Anna (Linhart) 1838/td> 10/4/1917 Phineas John Linhart     photo
Shackley, Arthur J 10-27-1821 2-1-1836   Phineas C & Anna Linhart Shackley     photo
Singleton, John 2-10-1818 2-15-1888         photo
Singleton, Julia Ann (Brown) 6-27-1834 9-18-1909 John Josiah & Sarah Warner Brown      
Singleton, Lourenza 1-27-1858 6-6-1899   John & Margaret Worden Singleton     photo
Singleton, Macie Ambrose 1-27-1886 10-4-1898   William & Elizabeth Warner Singleton     photo
Singleton, Margaret (Worden) 1818 1870          
Smith, Ethel P 8-26-1876 8-30-1877   W R & N J     photo
Smith, Florence E 1872 1928 William E       photo
Smith, George Elis 10-8-1886 10-22-1888   S & A      
Smith, Infant 6-3-1899 4/26/1900   Charles      
Smith, William E 1877 1909         photo
Snyder, Sarah E 1851 3-7-1853   J & E     photo
Spade, Mary Lewton (Robinson) 1852 1927 Lewis Lewton?; Jacob Spade - 10/11/1892       photo
Sprague, Hester (Mick) 8-11-1822 9-26-1896 John T       photo
Sprague, John T 2-18-1822 3-22-1860   Randall & Mary Simonton Sprague     photo
Sprague, Mabel S 11-28-1893 11-28-1893   Willis R & Mattie M Cully Sprague     photo
Sprague, Mary (Simonton)     Randall        
Sprague, Mattie May 10-3-1873 4-8-1896 W       photo
Sprague, Randall B 4-2-1797 4-13-1852   Ebenezer B & Anna M Buchanan Sprague      
Sprague, Rosa Alice 4-7-1876 1-3-1879   A M & N C     photo
Sprague, Voil Cleo 1-12-1896 1-19-1896   Willis R & Mattie M Cully Sprague     photo
Sprague, William 4-10-1833 10-27-1854   Randall & Mary Simonton Sprague     photo
Stetler, Delvinie 1888 1910         photo
Teneyck, Henry H 3-3-1845 12-31-1920 Frances Abraham & Lydia Wells Teneyck      
Teneyck, Lula Maud 8-8-1886 7-30-1888   H H & F M     photo
Todd, A B 6-17-1822 3-20-1895         photo
Todd, Elizabeth (Chapman) 4-9-1830 6-22-1910          
Todd, John Wesley       Asbury B & Martha     photo
Todd, Martha (Edwards) 8-6-1828 8-11-1852 Asbury B       photo
Tritch, Mary Catharine (Warner) 12-28-1845 4-13-1909 William H Reuben & Sarah McConnehey Warner      
Tritch, William   11/20/1918 Rachel Buckingham; Mary C Warner   stone is nearly illegible abstract photo
Unknown, Eliza              
Unknown, Mary E              
Unknown, Susannah              
Waggoner, Charles D 1-30-1878 8-10-1896         photo
Waggoner, Dewitt C 3-19-1840 11-16-1892         photo
Waggoner, Elizabeth C (Rice) 12-30-1842 4-24-1923 Dewitt C - 2/29/1866 Benjamin & Elizabeth Pillars Rice   obit photo
Warner, George Wesly 3-30-1847 10-20-1881 Elizabeth Singleton Reuben & Sarah McConnehey Warner     photo
Warner, Nathaniel Peter 3-13-1850 5-15-1850   Reuben & Sarah McConnehey Warner     photo
Warner, Reuben 7-31-1825 1-9-1855   Abijah & Abigail     photo
Warner, Sarah 1822 1918 Reuben        
Williams, Watson E 1858 9-12-1871   Jesse & Alice Ruckman Williams     photo


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