Holladay Cemetery Project
This cemetery is located at the corner of CR-1000 E. and New Castle Road in Sheffield township.
Saturday April 17, 2004
On a visit last fall of 2003 we discovered evidence of three tombstones on this little hill at this family cemetery. After working the grounds over this Saturday with the Holladay family and a few volunteers, we found five family tombstones in this cemetery. Four stones are standing up again and with some luck later we hope to have their William Holladay restored too. It was a wonderful spring workday finding and repairing these family monuments. THANK YOU you all for helping out, it certainly was a warm April day.
Fall visit of 2003
April 17, 2004 photos.
With a little patience we found a single row pattern, most of the missing pieces,
and two other infant stones. We were thrilled to find all their footstones too.
Now at the end of our workday, you can view some of the Holladay family cemetery again standing on top of this raised area in this corner field.
The question is: are there more missing? Yes, that's what we have heard. Even the road may be over more stones. And some may have been
removed. So for now we have 2 Holladay + 3 Willcox family monuments. You can view all the stones below or on Find-A-Grave.
Holliday family tombstone listing
Name Death date & age Comments. William Holliday March 4, 1841 about 55 years. Aged section is missing.
William is the original land owner.
Catharine (McCalip) Holliday Aug. 22, 1870 age 85 yrs Wife of William Senith (Holliday)Wilcox Jan. 14, 1847 age 21 years Daughter of Wm. & C. Holliday, wife of Wm. Wilcox. John W. Wilcox July 15, 1847 ages 6 mos. 12 days Son of Senith & Wm. Infant Son Wilcox June 29, 1852 Son of Wm. Wilcox & Catherine - his 2nd wife
At some point later that month. Someone repaired the stone for William and it is now standing. The information is still
missing on his tombstone. They also added wire and post behind these tombstones to protect them. Can't say I blame them.
A partial bio from the Tippecanoe Co., Indiana Biographical record. Page 721-722.
William and Catherine (McCalip/MCKILLIP) Halliday, were born reared and married in the State of North Carolina. Some years after their marriage, they removed to Fayette County, Ohio, the family and household goods being conveyed the entire distance by pack animals. In 1828 the moved from LaFayette to Tippecanoe County by team and wagon, and settled in Sheffield Township on the land occupied by the subject of this sketch. The father had made two trips to the county previous to his settlement here. He died on the old homestead in Sheffield Township in 1841, aged about fifty-five years. His widow survived him many years, dying at the old homestead in her eighty-seventy year. They were the parents of eleven children named, as follows; Nancy, Hannah, Rachel, Sarah, John, Samuel, James and Daniel, (twins), Simeon and Lena (twins), and William.
This John and Nancy McKillip family are buried at Pretty Prairie cemetery in Tippecanoe Township, Could he be the father of Catherine above.
Read this bio. on Daniel McKillip's page.
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Photos and page © by L.A. Clugh
2004 Tippecanoe County INPCRP