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INDIAN MOUND CEMETERY

This cemetery is located about 1/2 mile west of Highway 50 between Buffalo Rd. and Cornish Rd. in the Southwest Quarter of Sec 2, Twp 12, Range 11. It has been called Indian Mound Cemetery for years, possibly due to Indian burials near the site, but there is no evidence of such burials. The cemetery is surrounded by private land and there is no road leading to it.

The deed to the property, however, refers to it as the Mound Cemetery. That deed delivered title from the State of Nebraska to the Mound Cemetery Association (that association has been defunct for decades). The land, consisting of "one acre more or less" was sold for $7.00 and was part of the State of Nebraska's "common School Land." The deed was dated 9 May 1878 and recorded on 2 Oct 1894 in Book 28, page 383.

The deed was dated quite a few years after the first known burial in 1860. The last burial was in 1916. A large part of the cemetery consists of the fenced-in Nicholson lot.

Gary Iske, Sarpy County Genealogical Society, 1995.

Special thanks to Dorothea Williams-Schlater for the following pictures taken at Indian Mound and the transcription of graves

This is a small, old, abandoned cemetery on private property. Many stones have been knocked over & broken by the deer & other animals that sleep there at night. Were possible we have righted the stones & leaned them against trees to prevent more damage. Some stones were to heavy to turn over & read. Most of the people buried there are relatives of my husband. This was a very challenging cemetery to photograph because it was very over grown with late summer plants when I was there. I hope to return one day to look for more stones & make another attempt to transcribe them.Some stones are no longer readable. Based on survey of stones: First burial may have been "George W Driskell" in 1860 & the last burial may have been "John Riley Nicholson Jr" in 1910. A survey was taken by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming (1904-1997) on 5 Sep 1975. Ida was the oldest daughter of Thomas William Nicholson & granddaughter of John Riley Nicholson & Zerelda Jane Stewart/Stuart.

?, Samuel , Shares stone with Victoria. Unreadable surname. Stone is badly broken Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

? Victoria 2 Nov 1881 Shares stone with Samuel. Unreadable surname. Stone is badly broken Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Arms E. A. , Stone only has initials on it. Likely an Arms Arms F. L. A. , Stone only has initials on it. Likely an Arms

Briscoe Elisha? W 10? Mar 1879 , Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Briscoe Eve L ,29 May 1817 26 Aug 1909 Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Briscoe Frisby W , May 1879 Age 71 yr 25 da Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1974. Stone found on 5 Sep 2004

Driskell Benjamin F , 22 Jan 1876 Age 57 yr 11 mo (birthdate about 22 Feb 1818) Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Driskell Elisha? , Broken, partial stone found 5 Sep 2004

Driskell G. W. D. , (likely another stone for George W Driskell) Stone only has Initials on it. Likely a Driskell.

Driskell George W , 20 Aug 1860 Son of L A & S A Driskell, Age 1 yr, 2 mo, 29 d. Broken stone. Stone found on 5 Sep 2004.

Driskell James , 12 Aug 1867 Age 39 yr 1 mo (birthdate about 12 Jul 1828) (belived to be husband of Sarah A Driskell) Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1974

Driskell Polly , 24 Jul 1886 Wife of B F Driskell, Age 63 Stone is broken & sunk in ground

Driskell S. A. D. , (possibly Sarah A Driskell wife of James Driskell) Stone only has Initials on it. Likely a Driskell

Field Thomas W , 16 Aug 1881 Age 49 yr 6 mo. No stone found in 1974, but found a broken stone on 5 Sep 2004.

McCrea James , 19 Aug 1889 Age 5 yr, 7 mo, 22 da. Son of D & M McCrea (birthdate about 28 Dec 1883) Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1974. No stone found on 5 Sep 2004

McCrea Lillie M , 13 Dec 1879 Age 5 yr, 8 mo. Dau. Of D. & M.J. McCrea (birthdate about 13 Jul 1871) Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Needham Myron G or C , 11 Mar 1883 Son of P & S Needham, Age 10 months, 14? Days Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Nicholson A (Anjoline?) ,1862 1863 Shares stone with AJ, DG, ED, Infant Girl, John Riley & Zerelda J Nicholson Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Nicholson A J (Andrew Jackson?) ,1874 1877 Shares stone with A, DG, ED, Infant Girl, John Riley & Zerelda J Nicholson Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Nicholson D G (Della Green?) ,1870 1870 Shares stone with A, AJ, ED, Infant Girl, John Riley & Zerelda J Nicholson Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Nicholson E D (Ella Dorinda?) ,1871 1878 Shares stone with A, AJ, DG, Infant Girl, John Riley & Zerelda J Nicholson Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Nicholson Infant Girl ,1879 1879 Shares stone with A, AJ, DG, ED, John Riley & Zerelda J Nicholson Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Nicholson J R N , Likely another stone for John Riley Nicholson Stone only has Initials on it. Likely a Nicholson

Nicholson James B , 12 Jul 1880 Age 1 yr 4 mo. Son of J.B. & N. A. Nicholson (birthdate about 12 Mar 1879) - Broken stone Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Nicholson John R ,15 Dec 1834 2/29/1908 Shares stone with A, AJ, DG, ED, Infant Girl & Zerelda J Nicholson Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Nicholson John R Jr, 26 Nov 1876 23 Apr 1910 Woodmen of the World Memorial Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Nicholson Zerelda J, 27 Apr 1842 14 Nov 1903 Wife of John R Nicholson. Shares stone with A, AJ, DG, ED, Infant Girl & John Riley Nicholson Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Overton Anna , 24 Jan 1876 Dau of N L & S J Overton, Age 4 mm 25 da (birthdate about 30 Aug 1875) Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Sawtelle Zach L , Corp'l Co G, 13th Ind. Inf. Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Sorber Sarah E , Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004. Startzer Mary Evaline Nicholson ,24 Oct 1861 31 May 1890 Daughter of J.B. & N.A. Nicholson Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

Surber Susannah ,C 13 Jun 1846 13 Feb 1885 Wife of J? B Surber Surveyed by Ida Ada Nicholson Fleming on 4 Oct 1975. Stone found 5 Sep 2004.

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