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Roop - Carrol Cemetery
"Science is a cemetery of dead ideas"
~ Miguel de Unamuno


Location: This abandoned cemetery is located in St. Mary's Township, Adams Co, IN, southeast of Decatur on the Piqua Road near the Indiana-Ohio line. It is in a field in a clump of trees.



According to some, there are no stones left in the burial grounds.
In 1980, Florence Gause's map of the cemetery stated there were once 25 stones, with a note that Williamson used the stones as disk weights.
In 1994, Ian Miller, who was working on his Eagle Scout award, took pictures and there were still stones standing.
In 2004, Mike Roop took pictures of the the abandoned cemetery.



In June 2010, a group of researchers were allowed access to the cemetery and found several stones, including little Johnny Troutner, whose stone had never been reported. Most of the photos are from 2010.


updated 12/6/2013
Roop ~ Carroll Cemetery

Name

Born

Died

Spouse
Marriage Date

Parents

Military

Obit

Photo

Carroll, Dorothy (Turner)

5/27/1921

11/15/2009

John C - 7/12/1943

Lewis & Sigrid Larson Turner


obit


Carroll, John, Dr

1917

4/8/1981

Dorothy Turner

Clayson & Leah Miller Carroll

US Army

abstract

photo

Dickey, William

2/1/1795

4/12/1871

Susannah Roop



obit

photo

Lewis, Nathaniel

1803

4/21/1882


brother of Nancy Lewis Roop


obit

photo

Roop, Elizabeth (Thatcher)

12/11/1830

12/7/1853 or 1855

Frederick S

John & Margaret Peggy Troutner Thatcher



photo

Roop, Frederick S

6/15/1817

3/10/1904

Elizabeth Thatcher - 1853; Margaret Ann Thatcher - 1859; Louise Allen - 1891

Jacob & Nancy Lewis Roop


obit

2004 photo

Roop, Harriet B (Troutner)"Hattie"

9/8/1845

3/5/1877

Jacob C



obit

photo

Roop, Margaret A (Thatcher)

4/4/1842

5/27/1881

Frederick S; died of typhoid fever

John & Margaret P Troutner Thatcher



photo

Thatcher, John



Margaret Troutner - 1823; Nancy Lewis Roop - 1853


Civil War Co F, 46th OH Inf

GAR

photo

Thatcher, Margaret P (Troutner)


7/7/1853

John




photo

Troutner, Johnny

1/4/1868

9/24/1868


George W & Catherine Avery Troutner



photo

unknown


no dates

4 months, 11 days





White, Susannah (Thatcher)

2/22/1801

7/27/1854

Otho




photo

The following small stones only contain initials; they are probably foot stones.

M F or T

no dates



E R

no dates


photo

H R


near Hattie Roop


J R




L R




N R



photo

J T



photo

T T

no dates



S W






2 bases with no stones


Illegible Stones


Many thanks to those intrepid ancestor hunters, Gayle & Ruthie Agler, Jane & Dean Edson (KS), Bobbi Harrison (WA), Karin King (MI), Larry Lautzenheiser, Margie Pearce (LA) and Janet Torson.





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