Thompson Cemetery
Richland Township
Whitley County Indiana


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A family burial plot was placed on the family farm near St Rd 5 and Division Rd. An article published in the March 16, 1892 Columbia City Post lists these 8 graves. The article decsribes it as follows: “This cemetery is in a large field near the Larwill and South Whitley road with a rail fence around it. Three pine trees shelter the dead that lie there. Three good sized monuments and seven smaller, headstones are to be found there”. This statement was taken from the Mar 16, 1892 issue of the Columbia City Post.

Luella Hawk and Julia Snodgrass report in their Pioneers Cemeteries of Whitley Co that these graves were moved to Lakeview. Descendents of Ezra Thompson (who now spell it without the p) have searched but report they have not been able to verify this. Ezra Thompson was one of the very earliest of settlers of Richland.

The first death of the township occurred in February 1837 at his house when John Jones and his family stayed with the Thompson’s while waiting for their own cabin. John’s son, Samuel, became sick on the trail and then died . Samuel was the first to be buried in Summit cemetery.

Name — Description — Location

Thompson Emily — died November 20 1877 aged 58 years 4 months 28 days w/o John Thompson — Thompson
Thompson Ezra — died July 24 1857 aged 71 years 9 months 23 days b Peru Berkshire Co Mass per Goodspeed — Thompson
Thompson Hannah — died November 8 1811 aged 23 years daughter of Ezra & Sarah Thompson — Thompson
Thompson John — died January 24 1870 aged 60 years 10 months 26 days — Thompson
Thompson John — died August 1 1844
Thompson Marcellus — died December 23 1871 aged 18 years 6 months 15 days — Thompson
Thompson Nathan — died August 19 1842 aged 1 years 5 months 25 days — Thompson
Thompson Sarah — died June 27 1854 aged 58 years nee b West Pawlet Rutland Co VT per Goodspeed — Thompson

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