Rousseau-Pence Cemetery
Smith Township
Whitley County Indiana

WHITLEY COUNTY CEMETERIES

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ROUSSEAU-PENCE CEMETERY

The “Rousseau-Pence Cemetery is located off 350E just north of the Burd Road. The cemetery cannot be seen from the road. Access to it is achieved by walking approximately 1/8 mile through a field. It can be found along the edge of the woods near Blue River in section 19.

Joseph J. Pence wrote in the History of Whitley County, 1907: ‘Father gave half an acre of land for a cemetery, and Rousseau’s child was the first burial and it went by the name of Rousseau’s graveyard. My brother Absalom is buried there. There were about thirty persons buried there, Benjamin Harter being the last, about twenty years ago.’ p.291.”

1999 the cemetery now lies behind a house. A local resident reports that he had been back there about 2 years ago and you could hardly tell a cemetery was there.

Name - Details - Location Key




Harter Harvey — died February 2 1851 aged 17 years 7 months 17 days - son of J & M Harter — Rousseau-Pence
Harter John — died November 11 1871 aged 68 years 5 months 16 days — Rousseau-Pence
Harter Mary — died May 21 1869 aged 61 years 4 months 15 days - wife of John Harter — Rousseau-Pence
Harter William — died January 3 1854 aged 22 years 11 months 16 days — Rousseau-Pence
Kasner Daniel — died February 10 1871 aged 53 years 9 months 4 days — Rousseau-Pence
Pence Absalom — born December 15 1830 died October 11 1875 - A light from our household is gone A voice we loved is stilled A place is vacant in our heart That never can be filled. — Rousseau-Pence
Pence Infant — died July 25 1855 aged 1 day - son of A & C Pence — Rousseau-Pence
Pence Jesse — died November 15 1843 aged 10 years - son of G & S Pence — Rousseau-Pence
Pence John H — died September 11 1864 aged 2 years 7 months - son of S & J Pence — Rousseau-Pence
Pence Melda D — died March 5 1865 aged 3 years 7 months 2 days - daughter of A & C Pence Sweet Melda unto earth A little while was given She planned her wings for flight And soared away to heaven. — Rousseau-Pence
Pence Sarah — died August 16 1854 aged 63 years 5 months 29 days - wife of George C Pence — Rousseau-Pence
Pence Sarah — died September 10 1861 — Rousseau-Pence
Pence William H — died December 10 1852 aged 3 months - son of J & S Pence — Rousseau-Pence
Strean McKee — died February 24 1852 aged 25 years 9 months 15 days — Rousseau-Pence
Windel Peter — died February 19 1860 aged 60 years — Rousseau-Pence


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