This cemetery is located on the Russell Neier farm between Coatesville
and Amo. It is on the west side of 675W between 450S and the old railroad
bed. No visible signs remain. The general location is somewhere to the south
or west of the house trailer.
N39°41.541’ W86°38.834’ or
In the early 1950s Mr. Neier’s father bought the land the cemetery is on.
It was badly grown up and the stones were in pieces on the ground.
As the area was cleaned up, the stones were leaned against the trees along
the ravine to the north. Over the years the stones disappeared, probably
sliding down the ravine. At this visit only a slotted base with part
of a tablet stone mortared in was found.
This may be a small family cemetery. William Hancock originally bought
the land from the government June 6, 1832. It was then bought by Joshua
Edwards on April 29, 1843. Joshua appears to have lived on the land
until his death in 1905, upon which the land went to his living children:
Mary C. Edwards, Alconzo "Con" Edwards, Hannora "Nora" Pickett, Rosella "Rosa"
Harris, Eliza J. Edwards, Alonzo "Lon" Edwards and Isaac Edwards.
Joshua was the son of Hanuel and Catherine (Hunt) Edwards, who were members
of the Spring Friends Church. Therefore, his first wife (Rhoda Mendenhall)
and a child with her (Emery C.) are buried in the Spring Friends Cemetery.
The other two other children from their marriage that are listed in
the 1850 census (Julia F. and Jesse F.) are unaccounted for in the 1860 census
and could have possibly been buried on the farm.
Joshua was married for the second time to Mary (Casa) and had eleven children
with her (8 were living in the 1900 census); besides the children listed
above, Ellie (1874-1892 buried in Amo Cemetery), William (b.~1863, d. possibly
1885, blind), Timothy (b.~1858, d. possibly 1888), and Alfred Horace (July
1879-Dec.1900 buried in Amo Cemetery).
There are still no definite names of people buried
in this cemetery. If you are have more information about this family
or this cemetery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Location Circled in Yellow