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Most of the work on transcribing was done in the 1940's by Marie "Billie" McGannon
Paris, Indiana
Marie McGannon still lives in Paris, she spent many years as a Teacher in the area including teaching in early one room schools such as the Gum Lick School. I am dedicating the listing of the Paris Cemeteries to Billie and joining her in trying to save these old Cemeteries. Both of the Paris Cemeteries have been sold to Private owners in the last few years. The smaller Gaddy/Wykoff section of this Cemetery is in pretty good shape but for a number of years the larger section known as the Cave/Dixon Cemetery has been slipping into oblivian. Jonathan Lopnow's excellent Jennings County site has a good PDF listing of these Cemeteries also. Billie asked for my help because she does not know what to do, unfortunately neither do I. I do not yet live in Jennings County, and we need suggestions as to what to do next, is there a way to help before it is too late?

 "The Chosen" 

Bob Dunn aka "The Storyteller" of
Houston, TX., Author

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the  ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we  somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried?  I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a  wonderful family; you would be proud of us.". How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.  It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why  I do  the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to  weeds and indifference and saying - I can't let this happen. The bones here  are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.  How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the  fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a  deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.  It is of  equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without  them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,  because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one  called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the  long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and  old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

Thanks to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War for verification and correction of some information on those buried here.
Gaddy/Wycoff Section
Wycoff-----Our Baby-Born July 1, died-October 1, 1899
James C. Wycoff--Sept. 30, 1855-Nov. 3, 1942
     Eight names on one stone
Mary M.--daughter of JH & S Wycoff
    B  March 1853  D.
Mary E. Wykoff
    B  May 6, 1837  D  July 4, 1890
John S. Wykoff son of JH & S
    B  Sept 7, 1858  D
Charles A. Wykoff son of JH & S
    B  Feb 9, 1865  D Oct 15, 1890
John H. Wykoff
    B  Dec. 12, 1827
Susann J. Wykoff wife of JH
    B  May 17, 1827  D  Oct
Sarah M. Wykoff  daughter of JH & S
    B  Feb. 29, 1851
Arabel Wykoff  daughter of JH & S
    B  April 17, 1856

Infant son of BF & AM Russell
Charlotte Ann-daughter of BF & AM Russell
    B  Mar. 6, 1846--8yrs 8mo 20days
Leonidas-son of S & M Russell
    B  Sept. 7, 1865  D  May 7, 1870
David C.-son of S & M Russell
    B  Jan 4, 1861  D July 8, 1864
David C. Russell--Hosp. Steward, 17th Reg-Ky at Pittsburg Landing Tennessee, Civil War
Vol 1---20 yrs 7mos           same stone
Adeline M. Russell
    B  July 29, 1810  D  July 26, 1877
         Prov. XXI-28-29
Wm H. Tobias--son of JM & HH Tobias
    B  May 4, 1870  D  Mar 21, 1919
David Zener-B  Harpers Ferry-Va.
    B  May 16, 1797  D  Jan 5, 1877
Obit in Plain Dealer-Jennings Co. says he was in war of 1812. He married Phoebe Baker of Madison. She died in St. Clair County Missouri.
Jennie (Mrs. Simeon) Stewart-87yrs she is in Dodd's Funeral Home Records but has no stone. (A stone was placed on Jennie and Simeon's graves in 2006 by family).
    B  Sept 25, 1852  D  July 28, 1940-Parents Joseph Ayers & Harriet Zener Ayers
Joseph Ayers
    B  Dec 19, 1829  D  April 16, 1920--Age 91
Harriet (Zenor/Zener) Ayers
    B  Feb 7, 1830  D  Sept 2, 1900
Leonidas (Lee) S. Ayers
    B  Feb 8, 1860  D June 18, 1940
Martha J. (Lett) Ayers--Wife of Leonidas
    B  Jan 23, 1860  D  Nov 23, 1932
Benjamin Zener-youngest so of D & P Zener
    B  July 29, 1869  29yrs & 9mo
Ophelia Calhoun
    B  Feb 8, 1860  D  July 14, 1916
W.C. Calhoun
    D  Nov 23, 1932
Jennie Gaddy
    B  July 6, 1868  D  Oct 22, 1877
Daughter of A & MA Gaddy
Minnie Gaddy Aged 10 days
Daughter of A & MA Gaddy
Martha A Gaddy
    B  Sept 22, 1841  D  Sept 1, 1877
Dr. Orville Gaddy
    B  Nov 14, 1847  D  Nov 28, 1916--Age 69
Agnes Gaddy (his wife)
    B  Jan 13, 1856  D  Mar 2, 1917--Age 61
Emma (Wife of Orville Gaddy)
    B  Oct 5, 1878--Age 35 yrs 21 days
Benjamine S Gaddy
    B  Oct 30, 1816   D  Mar 17, 1893
Sally Gaddy (his wife)
    B  Aug 3, 1826  D  Dec 4, 1877
George H. Griffin--age 4 months
    D  Aug 21, 1875
Corpl. Alonza Harlan--Co. F 145th Indiana Infantry,Civil War
    B  1837--Parents Geo. W. & Mary Harlan
George W. Harlan
    D  Aug 28, 1882--Age 70yrs 3mo 2days
Mary Harlan
    D  Mar 13, 1872--Age 56yrs 6mo 3days'
Wife of G.W. Harlan
Martha J. Harlan
    B  May 7, 1850  D  June 22, 1853
Daughter of George W & Mary Harlan
Eliza M. wife of Wm H. Dixon
    B  Jan 19, 1841  D Aug 9, 1869
28 yrs 6mo 21days
Harriet A. Jones
   B  Jan 6, 1816  D  Jan 12, 1903
Phillip Jones
   B  Aug 1, 1810  D  Feb 17, 1895
Our Darling-Pearl-daughter of JW & M Pell
    B  Nov 12, 1882  D  Nov 16, 1885
Our Pet-George H. so of JW & M Pell
    B  May 6, 1880  D  Feb 19, 1882
Robert T. Farthing  B  1842
Harriet Farthing  1843-1908
John H. Farthing  B  Oct 11, 1864  D  Sept 11, 1875
Robert Galen Morley  B  June 16, 1866  D  March 15, 1919
Zelia Morey  B  June 14, 1871  D  May 6, 1920
Howard Morey  B  Dec 7, 1888  D  July 1, 1892 son of RG & Zelia Morey
Sarah Ann Farthing  1864-1875
Ella L. Nelson  B  Feb 1, 1855  D  Jan 25, 1914 age 58yrs 11mos 25days, youngest daughter of Jefferson & Mary
Sarah L. Deputy  B Sept 12, 1867  D  Aug 10, 1868
Laura Deputy  B  Dec 21, 1868  D  Aug 12, 1870
Benjamin A. Samson  B  June 27, 1799  D  Apr 29, 1866
Wm Sampson  B  Sept 18, 1841  D  Oct 14, 1876
Eugene M. Sampson  B  May 11, 1870  D  Feb 24, 1871  Son of D.A. and  B.K. Sampson
Martha Sampson  D  Mar 28, 1857  56yrs 8mo 28days wife of Ephraim Sampson 
Ephraim Sampson  B  1799 (Stone Broken)
Elija Sampson  B  Jan 27, 1834  D  Dec 17, 1879
Rosa M. Sampson  B  Jan 7, 1867  D Oct 16, 1868  Daughter of E & MR
Flora Dixon  October 23, 1853  July 20, 1872
Jennie Knox Dixon  June 19, 1856  June 14, 1893
Geo W. Adams  B  Jan 4, 1851  D  July 9, 1853  son of S & J.A. Adams
Josephine Frank  1841-1892 wife of Henry Frank
Franklin B. Wilkerson  B  May 5, 1821  D  Nov 2, 1888
Sarah J. Wilkerson  B  Apr 3, 1829  D  Feb 15, 1895
Mary L. (No Dates) daughter of F.M. & C.S. Wilkerson
Eberly Eastman-Dixons Co. Private, Co.l, 9th Indiana Legion, Civil War
Thomas Graham  D  Jan 22, 1842 age 13yrs 28days
Rachel Graham  D April 5, 1870 age 53? Wife of Wm W. Graham
Caddin Graham  D July 12, 1887 age 22yrs
Rowlin Y. Graham  D Dec 9, 1869 age 28yrs
James Graham  D Dec 29, 1823
Sarah Graham  D July 2, 1826
Ester Graham  D Aug 1823 age 6mths
Mary Graham  D Dec 24, 18__ age 42yrs
Martha Graham  D Dec 24, 1828 10mths
Ester Graham  D Sept 6, 1838  48yrs
Nancy Graham  D June 18, 1851  Age 24yrs
Isaac H. Rowland  B  June 14, 1836  D  Aug 4, 1905 (Funeral Records say age 78 if correct that would make his B in 1827-Pvt. Co. C., 52nd Indiana Infantry, Civil War
Eliza J. Rowland (wife)  B  Aug 16, 1835  D  Dec 10, 1917 age 82
        daughters  Arvelle  D  Feb 13, 1840
                          Celestine Rowland________________
Handy D. Dixon  D  April 5, 1875  48yrs 8mo 23days
Samuel W. Dixon  B  1803  D  Mar 22, 1874
Alvin C. Dixon  D  Aug 23, 1921  75yrs
Mary F. Dixon  D  Dec 29, 1920  65
Dr. Hewes (Hues)  D  Oct 13, 1826 aged 39yrs Formerly of Newark N.J.
Jonathan W. Tate  Co.  K 52nd Indiana Infantry, Civil War
L.W. Hunt  Civil War Co.  C  75th Ohio Infantry, Civil War
Hulda H. Hunt  B  Mar 1, 1813  D  May 1, 1853 (Wife of G. Hunt)

Wm Todd  B  Mar 2, 1812  D  Oct 2, 1887  37th Indiana Infantry-Civil War
Mary A.  (his wife)  B  Feb 17, 1841  D  Mar 9, 1907
James Watson  D  Apr 16, 1853  66yrs 1mo 14days (served in the War of 1812)
Robert Watson Sr.  (Rev War Soldier)  D. Nov 13, 1823  Age 79yrs (Field Stone)
Betsy Watson  D  Mar 18, 1837  Age 17yrs 8mos 24days (field stone)
Hellena (Smyth) Wilson  D  Feb 12, 1877 44yrs 4days (Wife of James H. Wilson)
John Henry Wilson  D  Mar 6 1863 7yrs 1mo 27days (son of J.H. & H.J. Wilson)
Robert M. Walker  D  Feb 10, 1892, Private Co K. 20th Indiana Infantry, Civil War
Elizabeth (Wife)  D  Feb 1, 1892
Mary Ann Thompson  D  May 8, 1833  Age 7 yrs
Robert S. Dixon  B  Aug 16, 1840  D  Feb 16, 1914
Appy J. Dixon  B  Feb 23, 1841  D  June 8, 1973 (wife of Robert S.)
Grace Bantz  D  Sept 16, 1872  age 75yrs 14days (Consort of G.W.)
G.W. Bantz  B  July 26, 1876   84yrs 3mos 19days (War of 1812)
Wm. G. Cave  D  Jan 15, 1882  80yrs 10mos 21days
Ella G. Cave  (Wife of Wm. G.)  D  Nov 16, 1869  52yrs 20days
Sarah J. Hill-wife of James A. Hill  D  Jan 22, 1872  34yrs 15days
Mother of Alice Hillard, Myrta, Emma J., James W. Hill & Ally J.
Andrew J. Clemmons (Consort of Hanna Clemmons  D  Aug 24, 1860  39yrs 11mo  6days
Freeman Thomas  D  Sept 20, 1866  25yrs 15mo 5days
Hattie H. Dixon  B  Jan 9, 1881  D  July 12, 1881
Nellie S. Dixon  B  Feb 9, 1886  D  Oct 5, 1889
George B. Dixon 1850-1926
Nellie Haas 1879-1881  Daughter of J.A. & Lizzie Haas
Lizzie wife of J.A. Haas  1857-1881
Jane Tobias Dixon  B  Aug 3, 1819  D  Mar 23, 1907
Henry S. Dixon  B  Oct 11, 1819  D  June 16, 1891 Husband of Jane
James E. Dixon  B  Feb 25, 1844  D  Oct 1, 1862  18yrs 6mos 8days
Son of Henry S. & Jane Dixon
Eliza Jane Dixon  B  Nov 9, 1845  D  Aug 23, 1900  Age 54 Daughter of Henry & Jane
Lt. M. R. Dixon  12th Ind. Inf. Co. M, R.Q.M.  "I believe his name was Milton R. he was the son of Patrick Dixon & Lavina Stafford  Dixon & served in the Civil War-Verified 3/22/08-Milton R. Dixon, Quartermaster, 12th Indiana Infantry, Civil War
Ellison Dixon  B  Nov 14, 1809  D  Oct 23, 1881  Husband of Margaret Dinwiddie
S.G. Dixon  D  Oct 23, 1895  10mths
G.T. & J.S. Dixon  D  Sept 5, 1833  Aged 12mths
Gilbert C. Dixon  D  Aug 23, 1904  Age 36
Daniel M. Hill  B  Dec 31, 1805  D  Aug 13, 1883
Jane Hill  D  Sept 12, 1874  72yrs 11mo 13days
Mary Bantz  D  Mar 1, 1856  Age 18yrs 21days wife of J.M.
Elijah Thompson  D  Dec 25, 1828  4 months
(Two Thompson stones in line with Watsons-field stones-names carved)
Margaret S. Dixon  B  Oct 24, 1810  D  Sept 8, 1878 (Wife of S. Dixon)
John L.S. Sage  D  Dec 16, 1877 age-about 50 yrs old
Stephen Cave  July 1, 1820-July 3, 1826
George Shillidea  Age 66  Oct 21, 1827?  Stone Broken
Jane Schillidea  April 21, 1821  56yrs
Mae Schillidea  D  Oct 5, 1823  Age 27yrs
Addie D. Terwilleger  B  Jan 1, 1860  D  Nov 23, 1881  Daughter of M. & S.A.
J.M. Congdon  Private, Co. H 27th Ind. Infantry, Civil War
Minnie M. Spencer  B  Aug 20, 1884   D  Jan 18, 1888  Daughter of J.H. & M.A. Spencer
John C. Rodgers  1815-1894
Rebecca Rodgers (His wife)  B  1815  D  Sept 16, 1908  Age 92
Maletha Maupin (Wife of Rev. Wm Maupin)  D  April 5, 1858  aged 39yrs
Anna Ray (Daughter of D.L. & G. Ray)  B  Jan 4, 1874  D  Aug 24, 1876
Patience Ross (Wife of Daniel Ross)  D  May 11, 1849  25yrs 1mo 16days
Freeman J. Ross (Son of D. & P. Ross)  D April 14, 1848  8mo 6days
Ephraim Spear  Aug 12, 1808  D  Sept 11, 1857 (Owned woolen mill in Paris)
Aaron D. Spear  (Son of Ephraim & M. Spear)  B  May 14, 1842  D Jan 4, 1856