Early Baptist Cemetery
Washington Township
Whitley County Indiana

WHITLEY COUNTY CEMETERIES

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Washington Township Cemetery

Early Baptist Church Cemetery

Washington Township has the fewest cemeteries and fewest burials of the townships. Kaler /Maring had an explanation for this. They felt it was due to the fact that burials of the northeast part of the township went to Evergreen in Jefferson Township. The burials from the southeast were taken to the Lutheran in Huntington Co. The north part of the township went to Eberhard in Columbia Township and the west went to South Whitley. As a result there were only 4 rather small cemeteries in the township.

The first cemetery in the township was located near the center of the township at 1201W on 900S and accompanied the Baptist church. The first reported burial here was said to be that of a daughter of Walling Miller. (Kaler/Maring). The 2nd was said to be Grandma Alexander. Though is appears to be all one cemetery there are actually two cemeteries here. The section to the west is the old Baptist and the rows run north and south. It is obvious that some stones are missing so the stones have been numbered to show the approximate distance between existing stones where old graves may have been.

Washington Township Cemetery

To the east of the drive and adjacent to the Baptist cemetery is the Washington Twp.Cemetery. This cemetery has rows that appear to run north and south except that the lot numbers run east to west. The lot number is placed in the first column but they are not in exact order. The trustee’s platt map indicates that there is a potter’s field but if anyone is buried there there is no indication of it.

We have made every attempt to report the name exactly as spelled on the stone even though it could possibly be a mistake. A case in point is found in the Baptist in that of Harriet FORSYTHE wife of Samuel FORSYTHE lies adjacent to Samuel FIRST. Several stones are missing from the Baptist section in which the base is still there. There are indications that some stones may be in an open cistern.

Previous readings done in 1948 by Thelma Eby Ella Kaufman and Geraldine Crowel have been used to help decipher some of the more worn stones. Dr Wallace Williamson also printed an index to this cemetery.

The current reading (Oct 1997) was done by Tonya Brown and Jeanette Brown.


Name — Details — Location Key




Albert Joseph W — born December 24 1876 died January 21 1878 son of JR & M Albert — Early Baptist 9-26
Alexander Biantha — died January 15 1881 aged 56 years 9 months Silvester — Early Baptist 5-8-1
Alexander Margaret — died July 3 1833 aged 60 years x months 22 days Wife of Robert Margaret appears to have 2 stones — Early Baptist 5-9-1
Alexander Robert — died April 16 1873 aged 83 years 6 months 16 days Margaret — Early Baptist 5-10-2
Alexander Silvester — died January 30 1868 aged 46 years 8 months 9 days Biantha — Early Baptist 5-8-2
Baker Eddie — died April 10 1876 daughter of GM & AE Baker — Early Baptist 9-12-1
Baker Katy — died August 15 1876 daughter of GM & AE Baker — Early Baptist 9-12-2
Barnett, Mary — died May 10, 1882 (from previous records) — Early Baptist
Bechtel Maria — died June 8 1896 aged 72 years 8 months 27 days Martin — Early Baptist 2-12-2
Bechtel Martin — died February 13 1899 aged 82 years 4 months 19 days Maria — Early Baptist 2-12-1
Chamberlin Carlin — died October 5 1869 aged x years 14 months 1 day son of J & H Chamberlin — Early Baptist 7-4
Chamberlin Corp'l Jno — Co F 153 Ind Inf — Early Baptist 7-5
Chamberlin Della — died July 29 1863 aged 1 year 9 months 12 days daughter of J & H Chamberlin — Early Baptist 7-3
Chamberlin Elizabeth — died October 4 1874 aged 37 years 2 months 21 days His Wife William Parents Thow Art Now at Home 'Mong Angels Fair Above But yet below Thy Child Must Roam Till Summoned by his Love — Early Baptist 2-13-2
Chamberlin Ervin — died February 3 1859 aged 4 years 11 months x days son of J & H Chamberlin — Early Baptist 7-2
Chamberlin Hannah R — born 1831 died 1906 wife of John — Early Baptist 7-6
Chamberlin Joshua P — born January 12 1847 died July 30 1890 aged 43 years 6 months 18 days Sarah F — Early Baptist 1-15
Chamberlin Margaret — died April 9 1877 aged 88 years 5 months 3 days William stone broken — Early Baptist 7-1-2
Chamberlin Sarah — born April 4 1849 died December 6 1892 aged 43 years 8 months 2 days Wife Of Joshua P Rest here Mother in Quiet Sleep; While Friends in Sorrow over thee Weep — Early Baptist 1-16
Chamberlin William — died April 24 1856 aged 57 years 10 months 1 day Margaret stone broken — Early Baptist 7-1-1
Chamberlin William — died July 14 1889 aged 52 years 7 months Elizabeth — Early Baptist 2-14-1
Chamberlin Infant son — born November 11 1897 died November 15 1897 son of JM & EC Chamberlin — Early Baptist 2-15
Chavey Catharine — born October 6 1836 died September 28 1890 aged 54 years x months 8 days His Wife Jacques — Early Baptist 8-14-2
Chavey Jacques — died May 22 1883 aged 62 years 8 months 9 days Catherine — Early Baptist 8-14-2
Chavey Marguerite — born 1828 died 1914 — Early Baptist 2-3
Chavey Peter — died August 19 badly broken stone — Early Baptist 8-16
Chenoweth Thomas — died January 17 1880 aged 62 years 7 months 3 days Minerva — Early Baptist 13-24-1
Chenoweth Minerva — Wife of Thomas Chenoweth — Early Baptist 13-24-2
First Samuel — died April 30 1870 aged 36 years 11 months 6 days Brother thou art gone to rest Thine is an early tomb But Jesus Summoned thee Away Thy Savior called thee home — Early Baptist 2-11
Forsythe Harriet — died May 7 1868 aged 33 years 20 days Wife of Samuel Forsythe — Early Baptist 2-10
Forsythe Infant son — died May 6 1868 son of S & H Forsythe — Early Baptist 2-9
Gales Joseph H — died August 12 1873 aged 40 years 7 months 4 days broken stone — Early Baptist 10-2
Goble Alice O — died November 20 1858 aged x years 1 month 9 days daughter of EG & R G — Early Baptist 6-7
Goble Amelia A — died November 15 1868 aged x years 1 month 11 days daughter of E & R Goble — Early Baptist 6-9
Goble Enoch E — died September 23 1863 aged 1 year 9 months 15 days son of ER & RG — Early Baptist 6-5
Goble Mary — died June 5 1865 wife of Peter Goble — Early Baptist 6-4
Goble Mary C — died August 20 1851 aged x years 3 months 23 days daughter of E & R Goble — Early Baptist 6-8
Goble Peter — aged 92 years 6 months 23 days stone badly broken — Early Baptist 6-3
Goble Sariah E — died July 26 1855 aged x years x months 22 days daughter of EG & R G — Early Baptist 6-6
Hanrick Elmer S — died August 22 1884 aged 10 years 4 months 6 days son of JH & SA Hanrich — Early Baptist 3-20
Hanrick Wm Franklin — died May 29 1869 aged 1 year 11 months 7 days son of JH & SA Hanrich — Early Baptist 3-12
Henemyer Elizabeth — born May 16 1811 died January 20 1862 Samuel His Wife — Early Baptist 9-16-2
Henemyer Emanuel — died July 16 1856 aged 1 year 7 months 28 days son of GP & Mary Henemyer — Early Baptist 9-9
Henemyer Jessie — died 1882 Son of J & E Henemyer" — Early Baptist 9-15
Henemyer Margaret A — born November 2 1838 died August 16 1898 Our Daughter S & E Henemyer — Early Baptist 9-16-3
Henemyer Samuel — born June 3 1813 died May 3 1902 Elizabeth — Early Baptist 9-16-1
Hougendobler Abraham L — born December 5 1859 died November 29 1938 — Early Baptist 10-18
Hougendobler Bertha — died July 27 1880 dau of JA & M Hougenbobler — Early Baptist 10-20
Hougendobler Jacob A — born February 6 1848 died March 30 1930 — Early Baptist 10-19
Hougendobler Mary C — born July 5 1818 died June 28 1900 His Wife Nicholas broken stone — Early Baptist 10-23
Hougendobler Melissa A — died March 20 1880 Jacob A His wife — Early Baptist 10-21
Hougendobler Nicholas — born September 25 1788 died October 25 1876 Mary C broken stone — Early Baptist 10-22
Johnson George W — died January 24 1862 son of W & R Johnson — Early Baptist 8-5
Johnson Laura J — died February 28 1853 aged 1 year 4 months 12 days daughter of Z & M Johnson stone is broken and lies between the Montovans — Early Baptist 3-8
Johnson Mary E — died September 30 1862 aged 6 years 7 months 6 days daughter of Z & M Johnson — Early Baptist 3-8
Kates Birttie May — died April 11 1880 aged 6 years 9 months 29 days daughter of ME & JE Kates — Early Baptist 1-1
Kates Charles H — born 1830 died 1857 — Early Baptist 9-2
Kates Daisy M — born 1877 died 1952 J Perry — Early Baptist 1-3-2
Kates J Perry — born 1868 died 1943 Daisy M — Early Baptist 1-3-1
Kates John E — born 1836 died 1917 GAR Mary E — Early Baptist 1-2-1
Kates Mary — died August 19 1879 aged 74 years 10 months 26 days William His Wife — Early Baptist 9-3-2
Kates Mary E — born 1848 died 1921 John E — Early Baptist 1-2-2
Kates Mary E — died September 1860 daughter of GW & PA Kates — Early Baptist 9-1
Kates Mary E — born 1840 died 1919 — Early Baptist 9-4
Kates William — died June 9 1876 aged 75 years 3 months 18 days Mary Our Father and our Mother — Early Baptist 9-3-1
Lamb William — died March 22 1880 aged 22 years 5 months — Early Baptist 4-9
Lassell Wheeler A — died August 19 1886 aged 36 years 7 months 6 days Gone But Not Forgotten — Early Baptist 5-12
Leahman Adam — died March 3 1862 Ch of Wm & E Leahman — Early Baptist 9-5-1
Leahman Curtis R — died April 5 1875 aged 1 year x months 12 days Ch of Wm & E Leahman — Early Baptist 9-5-4
Leahman Eugene — died September 5 1876 aged x years 4 months 19 days Ch of Wm & E Leahman — Early Baptist 9-5-3
Leahman Infant — died March 24 1874 Ch of Wm & E Leahman — Early Baptist 9-5-2
Merriman Elisha — died October 21 1869 aged 78 years 7 months 17 days — Early Baptist 6-19
Merriman Eliza A — daughter of T & M Merriman — Early Baptist 7-17
Merriman Ellen A — born July 16 1866 died August 9 1866 daughter of MB & R Merriman — Early Baptist 10-9
Merriman Enoch H — died August 25 1861 aged 9 years 7 months 12 days son of JE & S Merriman — Early Baptist 6-14
Merriman James E — born October 24 1824 died June 21 1901 aged 76 years 7 months 26 days Susan Father — Early Baptist 6-16-2
Merriman Judson — son of T & M Merriman — Early Baptist 7-16
Merriman Martha — born 1835 died 1901 Thomas — Early Baptist 7-18-2
Merriman Mary Ann — daughter of T & M Merriman — Early Baptist 7-15
Merriman Mary C — died September 9 1861 aged 4 years 9 months 28 days daughter of S & JE Merriman — Early Baptist 6-15
Merriman Origim H — died February 24 1861 aged 9 years 1 month 10 days son of JE & S Merriman — Early Baptist 6-13
Merriman Susan — born November 24 1825 died July 1 1905 aged 79 years 7 months 7 days James E Mother — Early Baptist 6-17-1
Merriman Thomas — born 1820 died 1906 Martha — Early Baptist 7-18-1
Merriman Willard — son of T & M Merriman — Early Baptist 7-14
Miller Thebila M — died April 22 1853 aged x years ? months 12 days of W & H Miller? — Early Baptist 6-1
Montovan Jacob — died June 29 1863 aged 11 years 10 months 21 days — Early Baptist 2-2
Montovan Jacob A — died October 28 1878 nearly illegible — Early Baptist 2-1
Mullett Burditie — born July 5 1875 died February 20 1882 aged 6 years 7 months 16 days daughter of D & R Mullett — Early Baptist 2-18
Newcomb Elizabeth — born March 24 1817 died October 22 1899 aged 82 years 6 months 28 days broken stone — Early Baptist 10-1
Newcomb Joseph — died May 9 1863 aged 54 years 3 months x days — Early Baptist 10-3
Newcomb Margaret — died January 27 18?6 d/oHenry & Alice Newcomb — Early Baptist 6-31
Newcomb Mary E — died October 4 1865 aged 5 years 2 months 29 days daughter of J & E Newcomb — Early Baptist 10-5
Newcomb Oliver — died October 20 1860 aged 3 years 5 months 25 days son of J & E NEWCOMB — Early Baptist 10-4
Penn Anna — died April 2 1875 aged 32 years 1 month 10 days E G — Early Baptist 11-17
Penn Charlotta — see Pore Charlotta — Early Baptist Penn Henry J — born 1873 died 1939 — Early Baptist 11-18
Penn Infant — died November 18 1873 child of Wm & L Penn — Early Baptist 11-12
Penn Infant — died May 7 1877 — Early Baptist 11-8
Penn Isaac W — died January 12 1877 — Early Baptist 11-13
Penn John M — died September 2 1875 aged x years 5 months 2 days son of EG & AT Penn — Early Baptist 11-16
Penn John W — born October 24 1843 died December 10 1879 Mary L — Early Baptist 11-7-1
Penn Louisa — died May 7 1901 aged 75 years 11 months 15 days Wife of William Penn — Early Baptist 11-15
Penn Mary G — died September 2 1867 aged 5 years daughter of Wm & L Penn — Early Baptist 11-10
Penn Mary L — born May 15 1852 died December 10 1878 John W His wife — Early Baptist 11-7-2
Penn Sarah J — died April 18 1875 aged 9 years 8 months 26 days daughter of Wm M & L Penn — Early Baptist 11-11
Penn William M — died February 16 1893 aged 75 years 5 months 12 days — Early Baptist 11-14
Petit Catherine M — born 1815 died 1900 His Wife Frederick — Early Baptist 8-13-2
Petit Frederick — born 1811 died 1892 Catharine — Early Baptist 8-13-1
Pore Charlotta — born 1834 died 1877 Wife of John Pore previously reported to be Charlotta Penn,4 sm cement stones lie across the front of Charlotta's stone — Early Baptist 11-1
Reeg Lizzie B — died July 23 1871 aged x years 11 months 15 days daughter of P & AB Reeg — Early Baptist 12-25
Richards Henry — died June 26 1863 aged 47 years 6 months 26 days — Early Baptist 9-11
Richards Infant son — died July 18 1873 son of F & G Richards — Early Baptist 6-24
Rodkey Josiah S — died August 28 1862 aged 31 years 8 months 3 days — Early Baptist 2-4
Rodkey Laura — died September 10 1862 aged 1 year daughter of JS & M Rodkey — Early Baptist 2-5
Scott Lieut G W — died September 9 1864 nearly illegible — Early Baptist 3-5
Shavey Elizabeth — died September 17 1879 aged 89 years 2 months x days James — Early Baptist 12-24
Siffert Benjamin F — died July 19 1861 aged 5 years 9 months 14 days stone lies behind Peter Goble — Early Baptist 6-2-2
Siffert William S — died March 24 1867 aged 8 years x months 20 days son of Wm & L Siffert? stone lies behind Peter Goble — Early Baptist 6-2-1
Smith Andrew W — died December 20 1880 aged 30 years 8 months 19 days — Early Baptist 4-12
Smith Cleo M — born October 12 1898 died September 9 1901 daughter of JM & SE Smith — Early Baptist 6-21
Smith Elias — died November 20 1873 aged 53 years 6 months 28 days Nancy — Early Baptist 6-20-1
Smith Gilbert A — born 1891 died 1893 son of SH & JM Smith — Early Baptist 13-1
Smith John — born December 5 1810 died November 19 1897 Margaret — Early Baptist 4-13-1
Smith Margaret — born December 14 1820 died June 9 1898 John — Early Baptist 4-13-2
Smith Nancy M — died April 14 1906 aged 77 years x months 1 day Elias — Early Baptist 6-20-2
Stallsmith Ann — born December 3 1828 died March 30 1903 aged 74 years 3 months 27 days John Mother — Early Baptist 8-2-2
Stallsmith Catharine — died February 7 18?? aged 65 years x months 15 days His Wife badly broken stone — Early Baptist 7-10
Stallsmith, Dan'l — Pvt (from records) — Early Baptist
Stallsmith David M — died August 17 1867 aged x years 1 month 23 days son of J & A Stallsmith — Early Baptist 7-9
Stallsmith Infant dau — died February 20 1855 9 days daughter of W & S Stallsmith — Early Baptist 6-11
Stallsmith Infant son — died March 8 1856 son of W & S Stallsmith — Early Baptist 6-10
Stallsmith John — born November 13 1824 died July 17 1897 aged 72 years 8 months 4 days Ann Father — Early Baptist 8-2-1
Stallsmith Mary — died June 8 1854 aged x years 1 month 17 days daughter of W & S Stallsmith — Early Baptist 6-12
Stallsmith William — died May 25 1864 aged 37 years 6 months 5 days — Early Baptist 7-11
Stoner Daniel — died March 2? 1871 aged 34 years 6 months 11 days stone broken and on the ground — Early Baptist 3-14
Stoner Joel — died November 20 1880 aged 64 years 9 months 22 days illegible — Early Baptist 3-16
Stoner Joel E — died August 4 ? aged 4 years 15 days son of (unable to read) — Early Baptist 3-13
Stoner Lydia — died October 6 1896 aged 78 years 10 months 19 days — Early Baptist 3-17
Stoner Matilda C — died October 11 1881 aged 21 years 7 months 12 days — Early Baptist 3-18
Stoner Noah — died March 22 1869 aged 27 years 5 months 10 days son of J & L Stoner — Early Baptist 3-11
Stoner Susannah — died December 26 1879 aged 33 years x months 2 days — Early Baptist 3-15
Tracy Elizabeth — died September 15 1851 daughter of P & H Tracy — Early Baptist 5-5
Tracy Huldah T — born 1824 died 1907 P His Wife — Early Baptist 5-6
Tracy Izabell — died September 15 1851 daughter of P & H Tracy — Early Baptist 5-4
Tracy Jacob — died August 31 1845 aged 1 year 1 month son of P & H Tracy — Early Baptist 5-3
Tracy Mary — died August 31 1850 aged 4 years 2 months 2 days daughter of P & H Tracy — Early Baptist 5-2
Tracy Otto Wilber — born April 21 1876 died September 25 1876 5 months 4 days Our Baby son of MS & ME Tracy — Early Baptist 5-1
Tracy Phineas — died September 9 1864 aged 44 years 4 months 4 days — Early Baptist 5-7
Updike Hannah M — died December 15 1875 aged 20 years 3 months 1 day Wife of BE Updike — Early Baptist 5-19
Wagner Clayton E — died January 24 1895 aged x years 1 month 24 days sons of GW & CE Wagner — Early Baptist 12-1-1
Wagner Eldon M — died February 17 1880 aged 2 years 2 months 11 days — Early Baptist 4-1
Wagner Eugene P — died February 7 1880 aged 1 year 2 months 20 days sons of GW & CE Wagner previously reported as Eugene P Johnson — Early Baptist 12-1-2
Wagner John W — died December 17 1871 aged 24 years 2 months 17 days — Early Baptist 4-2
Wagner Margaret Ida — died May 9 1868 10 months 13 days daughter of SP & MA Wagner — Early Baptist 4-3
Wagner Martin S — died June 1 1880 aged 24 years 1 month 29 days son of SP & MA Wagner — Early Baptist 4-5
Wagner Mary Ann — died August 15 1863 aged 41 years 4 months 27 days Wife of SP Wagner Rest in the Lord Remember Friend as you pass by As you are now so once was I As I am now so you must be Prepare for death and follow me. — Early Baptist 4-4
Waters Mary S — born 1842 died 1927 — Early Baptist 4-11


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