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Gaddy/Wykoff Section "Old" Paris Cemetery
also known as "Upper Section" 


From this site in the section on "Old" Paris, Jennings County, Indiana --  The graveyard Samuel Graham bequeathed to the town of Paris was "an acre of land laid out in a square form" perched on the high south bank of Graham Creek as it flows in a southwestwardly course north of town. The northwest side of the graveyard slopes rather sharply down to the river--a lovely spot in October.
  The graveyard lies about a quarter of a mile north of the former meeting house lots #35 and #36. Before 1837 while the church was still standing on these lots there would have been a lane connecting the church and the graveyard to be used for funerals.
In March of 2007 Traca Gwaltney very kindly went and took pictures and transcribed stones in the Cemetery. There are other transcriptions on line some more complete because many stones are either gone or no longer readable. This is the section above a ravine which separates the Gaddy/Wykoff Cemetery from the Cave/Dixon Cemetery. Traca was going to take pictures of the Cave/Dixon Cemetery but access to that Cemetery is not allowed by the owner.

Dear Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone.
The name and date are chisled out on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care, it is to late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist, you died an I was born.
Yet each of us your cells are in, in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled one hundred years ago,
Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew,
That someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you
Author Unknown


Transcriptions

 
#1 Emma
   wife of
Orville Gaddy
Died Oct. 5, 1878
Aged 35 Yr's 20 D's

 
#2 Ophelia Calhoun
Nov, 1834
July, 1916

 
#3 Dr.Gaddy
Orville
Nov. 14, 1847
Nov. 28, 1916
Agnes, his wife
Jan. 13, 1856
Mar. 2, 1917

#4 Benjamin S. Gaddy
Born Oct. 30, 1816
Died Mar. 17, 1893

 
#5 Sally Gaddy
Wife of
B.S. Gaddy
Born Aug. 3, 1820
Died Dec. 4, 1877

 
#6 Martha A. Gaddy
Born Sept.22, 1811
Died Sept. 1 1877

 
#7 Stewart
Simeon
July. 29, 1849
Feb. 24, 1925
Geneva "Ayers"
Sept. 25, 1852
July. 26, 1940

 
#8
Ayers
Leonidas
Feb. 8, 1860
June. 18, 1940
Martha J
Jan. 23, 1860
Nov. 23, 1932

 
#9 At Rest
Mabel A.
Wife of
W.E.Youngman
Mar. 18, 1882
Mar. 21, 1919

 
#10 Joseph
Ayers
Dec. 19, 1828
Harriet his Wife
Feb. 7, 1830
Sept. 2, 1900



#11 Benjamin E.
youngest son of
D & P Zener
Died
July. 29, 1869
Aged
29 yr's 9 dy's

 
#12 David Zener
born
at Harper Ferry, Va
May. 16, 1797
Died
Jan. 5, 1877
 
#13 D.Z. ( footstone for David Zener )

 
#14 William H.
Son of
M & H. H. Tobias
Born May. 1, 1820
Died
July.11, 1879

 
#15 W.O. Wykoff
Born July. 1, 18 ?
Died Oct. 18, 1899

 
#16 Wykoff
James. C. Wykoff
Sept. 30, 1855
Nov. 3, 1942

 
#17 George N. Griffin
Died Aug. 21, 1875
Aged 4 Mo

 
#18 Our Pet
George H.
Son of
J.W & M. Pell
born
May. 6, 1880
Died
Feb. 19, 1882

 
#19 Our Darling
Pearl
Daut. of
J.W. & M. Pell
Born
Nov. 12, 1882
Died Nov. 16, 1885


 
#20 Bertha W.
Harlan
Died Nov. 27, 1878
Aged 5 y, 2m 24d
Blessed Angel

 
#21 Gone Home
George D. Harlan
Died aug. 25, 18?

 
#22 Martha L.
Daut. of
G.W. & M. Harlan
Born Mar. 7, 1850
Died June. 22, 1853

 
#23 Gone to Rest
George W. Harlan
Died Aug. 29, 1882
Aged 70 y 3 m 29 d
Harlan

 
#24 Eliza M
Wife of Wm.H. Dixon
Born Jan. 19, 1832
Died Aug. 9, 1860
Aged 28 y'rs 6 mo & 21 days

 
#25 Corp'l
Alonzo Harlan
CO' F
145th IND. INF

 
#26 David G.
Son of S & M Russell
Born Mar. 4, 1861
Died
July. 8, 1864

 
Side 1
 
Mary. M
Daughter of
J.H. & S Wykoff
March. 9, 1853
Mary. E
Wykoff
Born
May. 6, 1837
Died
July. 4, 1890
Born in N. Albany, Ind
 
Side 2
 
John. E
Born Sept. 7, 1858
Died
Charles A.
Born
Feb. 9, 1865
Died Oct. 15, 1890
Sons of J.H & S. Wykoff
 
Side 3
 
John H. Wykoff
Born Dec. 12, 1827
Died
Susan
Wife of
J.H. Wykoff
Born
May.17, 1827
Died
 
Side 4
 
Sarah. M.
Born Feb. 20, 1851
Died
Arabel
Born
Apr. 27, 1856
Died
Daughters of J.H. & S. Wykoff


(two sided stone for Adeline and David Russell)
 
#6 Adeline M.Russell
Born June 29th 1810
Died July 26th 1877
PROVXXX1 28 & 29
 
#7 David G. Russell
Hospital Steward
17th Reg, Ky. Vol.
Died Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.
April 12, 1862
Aged 20 Yr's & 7 Mo's

 
#8 Farthing
Robert
1842-(blank)
Harriette
1843-1908
 
#9 John H.
 Farthing
born
Oct. 11, 1864
Died Sep. 11, 1875

 
#10 Robert Galen
 Morey
June 16, 1866
March 15, 1919
In God's Care
 
#11 Zella
Morey
Born June 14, 1871
Died May 6, 1920
In God's Care
 
#12 Howard
son of
R.G. & Zella
Morey
Born
Dec.7, 1888
Died
July.1, 1892
"Our little bird for earth to fair
Has gone to heaven to blossom there"