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Richard Shute, Ohio and Indiana

Documentation for Richard Shute (16 Oct 1792 to 12 Jan 1853)
father of Elizabeth Shute (06 Jan 1860 to 15 Oct 1939)
and father of Mahala Shute (07 May 1815 to 12 Jan 1889)

Submitted by: Eric M. Shute

To Do List:
1) Will or estate papers of Richard Shute
2) Military Service Records for Richard Shute

Richard Shute was born October 16, 1792, in Dover, England, the son of William Shutt (Shute) and his wife Susan. William and sons, James (age UNK) and Richard (AGE 10) departed Bristol, England and arrived in Philadelphia, PA Nov 24, 1801 on the ship, PERSERVERANCE.  Spelling on the ship's manifest shows SHOOT.  Their mother Susan remained in England. (???)  Brother James was bound out until he became 21 years of age. No trace of James has been found by me.(Eric Shute).  William died in DEC 1808 and left a will probated 6 DEC 1808 by SciotoProbated Court, with Sarah Shutt Executrix.  The will provides and inventory of all of William's assets, including all his tools as a wagon maker and animals valued at $525. He left land in NJ and OH to James, Richard and Stepson Joseph Heritage that he had purchased from his wifes father. With the remainder left to a wife Sarah Heritage Carpenter Shutt (Shute) and daughter Sarah Ann (age UNK).  There was a guardianship probated in 4 APR 1809, that appointed a Thomas Gilruth as guardian for Richard, since he was only 16 yrs of age. During war of 1812 Richard traveled up the Wabash River Valley as far as Tippicanoe. He liked the lay of the land and vowed to return. He served under Captain Peter Bacus with General William Henry Harrison.
Richard was discharged March 03, 1813, and he returned to Scioto County Ohio.

Richard Shute married Hannah McCartney on March 31, 1814, in Scioto County, Ohio.(5) Hannah was a daughter of Daniel McCartney and his wife, Sarah Price.(6) Hannah McCartney was born February 03, 1796, in Virginia.(7) He migrated to the Gessie, Indiana, area with his wife, Hannah, and their four children, William, Daniel, John and Ephriam, in October 1829. Richard Shute and his family settled on land near Spring Creek, later known as the Howard Chapel vicinity. Richard Shute and Hannah McCartney Shute were members of the Predestinarian Baptist Church that was built in Gessie in 1853 (Church was 20 x 30). Richard Shute donated the land for Hopewell Cemetery. His daughter Rebecca was the first person to be buried on that property.

Richard Shute died January 12, 1853, in Vermillion County, Indiana. He owned a 8 to 10 QTR Sections of land when he died.  That land was farmed by the Shute's until it was sold in the Mid 40's by Gertrude Mosbarger Shute.  Richard settled in southern Ohio in 1802 when he was 10 years old. He enlisted September 19, 1812, in the War of 1812 and served under Captain Peter Bacus. He was discharged March 03, 1813, and returned to Ohio. He moved to Vermillion County, Indiana, in October 1829. In 1839 he donated the land for Hopewell Cemetery.

History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: Richard Shute settled in the year 1829. His wife was Hannah McCartney. They had a family of 15 children. Mahala became the wife of William Nicholas.

There is a book or pamphlet at the Indiana Historical Society that describes or studies the trip up the Wabash River by troops under General William Henry Harrison. Supposedly, Richard Shute accompanied them.

History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: page 289, Richard Shute settled in the county in 1830. Page 389, Richard Shute was a native of England, coming to America when a lad of ten years, his family settling in Ohio in an early day. He was married in Lawrence County, Ohio, to Hannah McCartney, and to them were born nine children, five of whom were born in Vermillion County. Richard Shute died January 12, 1853, his widow surviving almost twenty years, her death occurring August 26, 1872.

Richard Shute and Hannah McCartney were the parents of fourteen children:
i. Mahala Shute was born May 07, 1815, in Ohio.(1) Mahala married William Nicholas on June 11, 1835, near Gessie, Indiana.(8) William Nicholas was born March 13, 1809, in Virginia.(9) Two biographical Sketches of William Nicholas that appear in historical books published in the late 1800s indicate William settled in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, in 1829.(10)
The parents of William Nicholas are not known with certainty. There is a listing in the 1830 Vermillion County, Indiana, census for a William Nickles household.(11) The eldest male and female members in this household were both born between 1761 and 1770. Additional research leads us to believe the couple probably were a William Nicholas and his wife Isabelle Daugherty who were both born in 1769, probably in Greenbrier County, Virginia.(12)

William Nicholas and Mahala Shute were the parents of six children:(13)
i. Corintha Nicholas was born March 31, 1836. She died January 20, 1915. She married James Baily Richardson in Vermillion County, Indiana, on February 24, 1852.(14)
ii. Sarah Ann Nicholas was born February 9, 1838.(15)
iii. Barbara Hannah Nicholas was born October 31, 1843. She died October 23, 1846.(16)
iv. Mary Susan Nicholas was born November 15, 1845. She died June 19, 1869.(17)
v. Joseph Henry Clay Nicholas was born June 05, 1848. He died September 30, 1925.(18)
vi. Elizabeth Nicholas was born September 11, 1840.(19) She married William Hartman on October 19, 1862, in Vermillion County, Indiana.(20) William Hartman was born September 5, 1825, in Virginia.(21) The identity of his parents is not known with certainty, but they probably were George Hartman and his wife who lived in Wabash Township, Fountain County, Indiana in 1840.(22)

The William and Mahala (Shute) Nicholas household first appears in the 1840 Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township census.(31) The census shows one male age 30 and under 40, two females under age 5, one female age 20 and under 30, 4 people in the household, one of which was engaged in agriculture.

The 1850 census records indicate William Nicholas was age 41, a farmer, could not read or write, and was born in Virginia.(32) Mahala Nicholas was listed as age 35 and born in Ohio. The children included in the household were: Crintha age 14, Sarah A. age 12, Mary S. age 4, and Joseph H. age 2, and Elizabeth Nicholas, age 9. Elizabeth Nicholas was listed as 20 years old and living in the household of her parents in the 1860 census.(33) William Nicholas was listed as age 52, farmer, real estate of $4,000, personal property of $600, born in Virginia, and cannot read or write. Mahala Nicholas was listed as age 45 and born in Ohio.

The 1870 census lists William Nickolas as age 61 and born in Virginia. Mahala is listed as age 55 and born in Ohio. Joseph N. Nicholas is listed as age 22 and born in Indiana. Mary L. Hartman, age 6, is listed as born in Illinois and attended school during year. Ezra E. Hartman is listed as age 3 and born in Indiana.(34)

The 1880 census lists William Nicholas as age 71 and born in Virginia. Mahala Nicholas is listed as age 65 and born in Ohio Her father is listed as born in England and her mother is listed as born in Ohio. Joseph H. Nicholas, still living at home, is listed as age 32, son, single, farmer, born in Indiana, father born in Virginia, and mother born in Ohio. Frank Eckels, white, male, age 34, servant, single, laborer, born in New York. Luella Hartman is listed as white, female, age 15, granddaughter, single, at home, born in Illinois, father's birth location not listed, mother born in Indiana. Ezra E. Hartman is listed as white, male, age 13, grandson, single, at home, born in Indiana, father's birth location not listed, mother born in Indiana.(35)

Mahala (Shute) Nicholas died January 12, 1889.(36) She was buried in Hicks Cemetery near Perrysville, Indiana. William Nicholas died Dec. 19, 1890.(37) He also was buried in Hicks Cemetery near Perrysville, Indiana.
ii. William was born January 13, 1817, died 1903, married 1839 Sarah Howard.
iii. Sarah Ann was born September 30, 1818, died 1891, married 1835 Peter Cossey.
iv. Daniel was born September 22, 1820, died 1899, married 1844 Jane Gouty.
v. Susannah was born July 11, 1822, died 1894, married 1843 Reece Raybourn.
vi. Mary Ann was born March 25, 1825, died 1908, married Rezin Howard.
vii. John was born February 10, 1826, died 1893, married Nancy Corns.
viii. Ephraim was born September 8, 1827, died 1908, Gessie, IN, married 1852 Elzina Goff.
ix. Minervia was born July 25, 1829, died 1852, married 1851 David Gouty.
x. Jehu was born July 09, 1831, died 1903, married 1853 Ruth Richard.
xi. Joseph was born February 19, 1834, died 1904, married 1854 Ellen Gouty.
xii. Elizabeth Shute was born December 22, 1835, in Vermillion County, Indiana.(1) Elizabeth Shute married Elias B. Gouty on September 1, 1853, in Indiana.(8) Elias was a son of Thomas Gouty and his first wife, Nancy Kerr.(9) Thomas Gouty was an early settler of Vermillion County, Indiana.(10) Thomas married Nancy Kerr on October 14, 1830.(11) Elias B. Gouty was the second child of Thomas and Nancy Gouty, born September 11, 1833, in Indiana.(12)

Elias and Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty were the parents of eight children: Thomas, William, Daniel, Russell, Lewis, Joseph P., Elizabeth, and Elias Gouty Junior. Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty died March 30, 1915, and was buried at the Hicks Cemetery at Perrysville, Indiana.(13) Elias B. Gouty died April 18, 1915, age 81, and was buried in the Hicks Cemetery at Perrysville, Indiana, with his wife.(14) Buried with Elias and Elizabeth Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery is a son, Russell Gouty, who was born November 17, 1857, and died September 27, 1858.(15)

Elizabeth Shute appears in a number of U. S. Census records for Vermillion County, Indiana. The 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 57, lists the Richard Shute Sr. household. Richard Shute is listed as age 58, male, farmer, born in England, real estate value owned = $15,000. Hannah Shute is listed age 47, female, born in Virginia. Elizabeth Shute is listed as age 15, female, born in Indiana, and attended school in year.(16)

The Elias Gowty (i.e., Gouty) household appears in the 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, page 67, line 40A. Elias Gouty is listed as age 26, white, farmer, born in Indiana, real property value = $2,565, personal property = $1,000, head of household, and literate. Also listed are Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty, age 24, Thomas Gouty, age 5, William Gouty, age 4, and Joseph Gouty, age 5 months.(17)

The Elias B Gouty household appears in the 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville. Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty's age at that time is given as 34.(18) Included in the household is Hannah Shute,

The 1880 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated the 7th day of June 1880 lists Elias Gouty as a farmer, age 47. Elizabeth is listed as a wife, age 45, born in Indiana. Elizabeth's father was listed as born in England and her mother was listed as born in Maryland.(19)
xiii. Rebecca Shute was born January 18, 1837, died 1839.
xiv. Richard Harrison Shute was born January 20, 1840, died 1927, married 1864 Annie Gertrude Mahler.

1850 IN Census, #177, Vermillion Co., Highland Township (Family Tree Maker Disc #302)
Richard Shute Sr., age 58, male, farmer, born in England, real estate value = $15,000
Hannah, age 47, female, born in VA
John
Ephriam

1860 IN Census, Vermillion Co., Highland Township: (Family Tree Maker Disc #302)
Richard Shute is not in the 1860 IN Census
Hannah Shute, age 64, born in VA, real property = $4,000, personal property = $200, family #0104, dwelling #0103
Richard H. Shute, age 20, real property = $,1040, personal property = $-0-, family #0104, dwelling #0103



REFERENCES:

1. Tombstone of Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000.

2. 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 57, roll M432_177, dwelling 166, family 166, Richard Shute Sr. household. Richard Shute Sr. is listed as age 58, Hannah Shute is listed as age 47, and Elizabeth Shute is listed as age 15.

3. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #210 - The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s.

4. Ibid.

5. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #400 - Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850, Richard Shute married March 31, 1814 in Scioto County, Ohio, spouse: Hannah McCartney.

6. Richard Shute land record, issue date: 8 Feb 1831; state of record: Indiana; acres: 80; Accession Number: IN1080_.032; Land Office: Crawfordsville; Authority: April 24, 1820; Document Number: 10307.

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8.  Index to Marriage Records, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1850-1904, Vol. 1, A-Z, Newport, Indiana, County Clerks Office, date of license: 8-30-1853, date of marriage: 9-1-1853, Book 3, page 315, page 90, Elias Gouty and Elizabeth Shute.

9. Richard Shute found in:
Family Archive #400 Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850
Married: Mar 31, 1814 in: Scioto Co., OH
Spouse: McCarty , Hannah
Gender: M More: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0292694.

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12. Tombstone of Elias B. Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000.

13. Tombstone of Elizabeth Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000; Index to Death Record, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1882-1920, Letters A-Z, H-5, 77.

14. Tombstone of Elias B. Gouty; Index to Death Record, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1882-1920, Letters A-Z, H-5, 77.

15. Tombstone of Elias and Elizabeth Gouty.

16. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 57, roll M432_177, dwelling 166, family 166, Richard Shute Sr. household. Richard Shute, age 58, born in England; Hannah Shute, age 47, born in Virginia; John Shute, age 22, born in Ohio; Ephraim Shute, age 21, born in Ohio; Minerva Shute, age 19, born in Ohio, Jehu Shute, age 15, born in Indiana; Elizabeth Shute, age 15, born in Indiana; Joseph Shute, age 13, born in Indiana; and Richard Shute, age 8, born in Indiana.

17. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, page 67, line 40A, enumerated July 3rd, 1860 by A. J. Adams, Elias Gowty(Gouty) household. Elias Gowty age 26; Elizabeth age 24; Thomas age 5; William age 4; Joseph age 5/12; and Zeno Clift, age 20, laborer.

18. 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, enumerated 21st June 1870 by A. J. Adams, dwelling 92, family 92, Elias B. Gouty household. Elizabeth Gouty is listed as age 34. Included in the household is Hannah Shute, age 72, female, white, at home, born in Ohio.

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20. 1900 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 8A, enumeration district 94, enumerated 19th June 1900 by Earl Carpenter. Elizabeth Goudy(Gouty) is listed as age 64, married 46 years, mother of 8 children, 7 children presently living, born in Indiana, father born in England, mother born in Ohio.

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1. Tombstone of Mahala (Shute) Nicholas at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. "Mahala wife of William Nicholas, died January 12, 1889, aged 73 years, 8 months, 5 days." Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000.

2. 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 57, roll M432_177, dwelling 166, family 166, Richard Shute Sr. household. Richard Shute Sr. is listed as age 58, born in England, Hannah Shute is listed as age 47, born in Virginia. (To Do - Need proof Mahala was daughter of Richard and Hannah Shute - consult National Gen Soc. Quarterly volumes 1-85.) Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #210 - The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s.

3. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #210 - The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s.

4. Ibid.

5. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #400 - Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850, Richard Shute married March 31, 1814 in Scioto County, Ohio, spouse: Hannah McCartney.

6. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #210.

7. Ibid.

8. William Nicholas and Mahala Shute, 11 June 1835, Vermillion County, Indiana, County Court Records at Newport, Indiana. They were married by William Blankenship.

9. William Nicholas tombstone, Hicks Cemetery, near Perrysville (west of Covington) Indiana. "William Nicholas died Dec. 19, 1890, aged 81 years, 9 months, 3 days". Photograph of tombstone taken July 1, 2000, by Curtis L. Older.

10. History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: page 289, William Nicholas, born in Virginia in 1809, still living here. Settled in Highland Township, Vermillion Co., in 1829. The Peoples' Guide, a business political and religious directory of Vermillion Co., IN, by Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House 1874: William Nicholas, farmer, 3 miles north of Gessie, born in Virginia, 1809, settled in Vermillion Co. 1829, protestant.

11. 1830 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 26, Page 230, within the division allotted John Gardner, William Nickles household.

12. Research found the family of John George Nicholas and his wife Barbara who had a son named William Nicholas who was born in 1769 in Renick, Greenbrier County, Virginia. William married Isabelle Daugherty (or Dougherty) on April 7, 1796, in Bath, Virginia. Isabelle also was born in 1769.

13. IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0.

14. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number 457865. 1910 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Series T624, Roll 384, Part 1, Page 162B, James Richardson; Index to Marriage Records 1850 - 1904 Inclusive Volume I, Letters A - Z Inclusive, Vermillion County, Indiana, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office: Newport. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1938, Spouse 1: Corrintha Nicholas, Spouse 2: James Richardson, Marriage Date: 24 Feb 1852, County: Vermillion, Book: 3, Original Source Page: 2??, Date: 20 Feb 1852.

15. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number 457865.

16. Ibid.

17. Ibid.

18. Ibid.

19. Elizabeth Nicholas tombstone, Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, (west of Covington) Indiana. "Elizabeth Nicholas wife of William Hartman died Novm 23, 1866, age 26 years, 2 months, 12 days". Photograph of tombstone taken July 1, 2000, by Curtis L. Older.

20. Index to Marriage Records 1850 - 1904 Inclusive, Volume I, Letters A - Z Inclusive, Vermillion County, Indiana, W. P. A. Original Record County Clerk's Office: Newport, Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1938: Spouse 1: Elizabeth Nicholas, Spouse 2: William Hartman, Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1862, County: Vermillion, Book: 4, Original Source Page: 5??, Date: 18 Oct 1862.

21. William Hartman tombstone, Hopewell (or Hicks) Cemetery, west of Covington, Indiana (or near Perrysville). "William Hartman died May 31, 1896, aged 70 years, 8 months, 26 days". Photograph taken by Curtis L. Older, July 1, 2000; 1850 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Fountain County, Wabash Township, Page 36, Roll M432_145, Dwelling 505, Family 505, Elija Harshbarger household, William Hartman, age 23, born in Virginia.

22. 1840 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Fountain County, Wabash Township, Roll 80, Page 187, division allotted to John M. Wall, George Martman household (George Hartman household); 1850 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Fountain County, Wabash Township, Page 37, Roll M432_145, Dwelling 522, Family 522, Elizabeth Hartman, 55, female, real estate = $200, born in Virginia.

23. Tombstone of Joseph P. and Mary Luella (Hartman) Gouty. Date of birth Luella (Hartman) Gouty is shown as July 21, 1863. Photograph of tombstone taken at Hopewell Cemetery by Curtis L. Older August 5, 1998; Family Bible of Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty in possession of Curtis L. Older gives the date of birth of Luella Hartman Gouty as July 21, 1863.

24. Elizabeth Nicholas tombstone, Hopewell (or Hicks) Cemetery, west of Covington, Indiana (or near Perrysville). "Elizabeth Nicholas wife of William Hartman died Novm 23, 1866, age 26 years, 2 months, 12 days". Photograph of tombstone taken July 1, 2000, by Curtis L. Older.

25. 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated June 9, 1870, by A. J. Adams, Dwelling #53, Family #53, William Nicholas household, Ezra E. Hartman, age 3, male, white, born in Indiana.

26. 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Roll T9_318, Family History Film 1254318, Page 8C, Enumeration District 185, Image 0017, Dwelling 142, Family 144, William Nicholas household, Luella Hartman, white, female, age 15, granddaughter, single, at home, born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana, Ezra E. Hartman, white, male, age 13, grandson, single, at home, born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana.

27. 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, William Nicholas household.

28. 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, William Nicholas household.

29. Illinois Marriage Records, 1851-1900, Vermilion County, Danville, 1882, Joseph Gouty and Mary L. Hartman, married September 28, 1882.

30. Index to Marriage Records, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1850-1904, Vol. 1, A-Z, Newport, Indiana, County Clerks Office, date of license: 8-30-1853, date of marriage: 9-1-1853, Book 3, page 315, page 90, Elias Gouty and Elizabeth Shute; 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, Elias Gowty (Gouty) household; 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, Elias Gouty household.

31. 1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Roll 96, Page 449, William Nicholas household.

32. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated October 24, 1850, by Tho. C. W. Sale, dwelling 189, family 189, page 59, roll M432_177, William Nicholas, age 41, farmer, real estate = $2,000, born in Virginia, cannot read or write.

33. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, page 72, roll M653_303, dwelling 138, family 142, Elizabeth Nichlas, age 20, female, born in Indiana, attended school during the year.

34. 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, William Nicholas household.

35. 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, William Nicholas household.

36. Tombstone of Mahala (Shute) Nicholas at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana, "Mahala (Shute) wife of William Nicholas, died January 12, 1889, aged 73 years, 8 months, 5 days." Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000, at Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Indiana.

37. William Nicholas tombstone, Hicks Cemetery, near Perrysville (west of Covington) Indiana, "William Nicholas, died Dec. 19, 1890, aged 81 years, 9 months, 3 days." Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000, at Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Indiana.