MACCOUN CEMETERY
Marion Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
SW ¼ of Sec 3, T15N R2W
Last Visited October 20, 2006


Directions:
This cemetery is on the north side of SR 36, between 600W and 550W.  Enter at #5688, currently owned by Chester Turner.  There is a big brick house with large iron gates out front. Follow the driveway north between the barns, past the silos, and through the gate to the cow pasture.  The cemetery is inside and along the fence, directly to the east.  

Single stone found:
N39°45.793’ W86°37.592’ or
N394548 W863736

Condition:
A single stone was found on the ground in an active cow pasture. The homeowners said that when they moved in over 40 years ago, there were 5 or 6 headstones lying on the ground. Since then the area has been used as a cow pasture and even been bulldozed.  The changes in the south fence may indicate the general area of the cemetery, though not for certain.  A larger area was probed carefully.  The only stone found was in two pieces.  Its slotted base was missing, indicating the area has definitely been disturbed. The stone was removed from the ground after photographing, then cleaned and read.  It was placed against the fence because of imminent danger from the livestock. It was found 10 ½ feet north of the single tree in the fencerow.  That is most likely not the original location.

More stones may be in the large rock and scrap concrete pile down the hill from the cemetery.  The pieces are too large to be moved by hand.  The landowner recalled that his business partner gave his wife a headstone for her birthday many years ago.  It was not well received so was then “disposed of.”  

The single stone reads:  
“JULIA/ Dau’tr of/ J & M MACCOUN/ died/ Aug 9, 1852/ aged 10m 2d”

The MacCoun family owned a lot of land in Marion and Center Township.  Julia is probably the child of either John Ward or James L., both sons of James and Amelia MacCoun.  John Ward was living in Putnam County in 1850 then in Center Township on his farm from then on, so most likely it was James L. and Marietta (Fry) MacCoun that were Julia’s parents.  Julia is not listed as one of their children in family histories, but since their last child was born in January of 1850, it is reasonable to think that Julia could have been next.  Often children who died as infants were not added to family histories.

The 1878 Atlas shows this land being owned by J.T. MacCoun, who is John Ward MacCoun’s son.  It is not clear yet how the ownership was transferred.  The rest of the MacCoun family is buried at Danville South and Danville East Cemeteries, so it is unknown who else is buried on the farm.  


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