Pioneer Cemeteries and Their Stories,

Madison County, Indiana

French Cemetery

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Pipe Creek Township

Location: northeast corner of Washington St. (575N) and Clyde St. in Frankton

 

     Named for the family who first owned this land just south of Frankton, the French Cemetery is one of two pioneer graveyards to first serve area residents.    The Sigler Cemetery, north of Frankton, is the second.  Additionally, now the much newer and modern I.O.O.P. (Knights of Pythius) Cemetery is just across the street from the French.  The French family is listed by historian Samuel Harden in his book The Pioneers as early settlers to Pipe Creek Township.

 

 

There are at least three generations of the French family here.  Patriarch James, born around 1801, and wife Mahala, born around 1807, have this early 20th century grave marker, at left, probably erected by descendents.  James and Mahala both died in the mid 1850s.  A grandson's stone at right is still in excellent condition and quite legible.

 

Unique in styling for a child's grave, this marker looks like a small stool or bench with a tufted and tasseled cushion.  There is no other gravestone like this in Madison County.  No name or dates were cut into the stone.

 

John Laden/Layden's Victorian-styled stone, at left, is in good condition.  Even the inscription "Gone but not forgotten" at the bottom is legible.  The hand pointing to heaven symbolizes John's religious faith.

Members of the Berry family--John and son Nineveh specifically--founded Anderson and helped with the early formation of the county.  This stone, at right, proclaims that further generations remained, were involved, and sacrificed.

 

 

The Webb large family are recorded as first land owners in various townships.  Minor and wife Sarah, above right, chose to homestead in Pipe Creek Township.  Two of their sons are also buried here at the French: Frank, middle, and Jesse, left.

 

Names

ID Names Birth Date Death Date Cemetery
1617 ASHBY, __________     FRENCH
1653 ASHBY, JEREMIAH M. DEC. 25, 1840 APR. 25, 1919 FRENCH
1739 ATCHISON, JESSE 140 IND INF CO N   FRENCH
2884 BARNES, FLORENCE 1865 1893 FRENCH
4393 BERRY, CLARENCE APR. 7, 1887 APR. 10, 1927 FRENCH
4411 BERRY, HENRIETTA M. AUG. 4, 1831 JUL. 22, 1903 FRENCH
4422 BERRY, MABEL 1896 1897 FRENCH
4424 BERRY, MARY   1896 FRENCH
4425 BERRY, MAY 1889 1917 FRENCH
4435 BERRY, RALPH T. 1894 1913 FRENCH
4438 BERRY, ROBERT T. JUN. 8, 1835 SEP. 10, 1893 FRENCH
4444 BERRY, WILLIAM R. 1865 1902 FRENCH
6104 BRADDICK, HAZEL F. 1889 1922 FRENCH
6306 BRANSON, LAURA S. or A. 1864 1907 FRENCH
6601 BRIGGS, AMERICA 1842 1894 FRENCH
6602 BRIGGS, BERT 1874 1889 FRENCH
6603 BRIGGS, CATHERINE 1886 1906 FRENCH
6604 BRIGGS, CLEVA 1898 1910 FRENCH
6615 BRIGGS, WILLIAM J. 1835 1909 FRENCH
8125 BURCH, FRANK 1872 18__ FRENCH
8763 CALL, A. D.     FRENCH
8764 CALL, A. J.     FRENCH
8766 CALL, BLANCHE 1883 1917 FRENCH
8773 CALL, JOHN E. MAR. 1, 1824 NOV. 7, 1896 FRENCH
8774 CALL, JOSEPHINE 1913 1916 FRENCH
8780 CALL, MARY 1833 1905 FRENCH
9508 CARROLL, JOHN 21Y. 1M. 20D. MAR. 23, 1884 FRENCH
10325 CHECKHOUSE, ROSCOE   NOV. 2, 1934 FRENCH
11040 CLEVENGER, (INFANT DAU.)   JUN. 2, 1895 FRENCH
11046 CLEVENGER, COILA 7Y. 5M. 25D. OCT. 10, 1892 FRENCH
11063 CLEVENGER, KENTON 3Y. 1M. OCT. 5, 1892 FRENCH
12474 COOPER, MINIRVA 57Y. 2M. AUG. 11, 1872 FRENCH
13260 CRAIG, THOMAS 1895 1916 FRENCH
15138 DAVIS, SAMUEL APR. 15, 1845 MAY 19, 1901 FRENCH
15620 DELASHMIT, JAMES JUN. 11, 1840 AUG. 1918 FRENCH
15763 DELSMIT, JAMES     FRENCH
15762 DELSMIT, JAMES CO I 1 IND CAL   FRENCH
15813 DENNEY, SARAH A. 7Y. 4M. 2D. JUN. 3, 1860 FRENCH
15880 DENNY, SARAH 7Y. 4M. 2D. JUN. 3, 1860 FRENCH
15997 DEVORE, DORSEY L. AUG. 31, 1906 OCT. 17, 1912 FRENCH
16090 DICKERSON, ELLA APR. 1, 1860 OCT. 22, 1904 FRENCH
16143 DICKINSON, ELLA APR. 1, 1860 OCT. 22, 1904 FRENCH
16145 DICKINSON, HENRY MAR. 31, 1853 AUG. 9, 1946 FRENCH
17570 EAST, (INFANT SON)   APR. 4, 1867 FRENCH
17762 ECKHOUSE, JACOB 1862 1934 FRENCH
17763 ECKHOUSE, MINERVA 1856 1929 FRENCH
17764 ECKHOUSE, ROSCOE E. MAR. 25, 1895 NOV. 2, 1934 FRENCH
18736 ETCHISON, LUCINDA 1828 1911 FRENCH
18779 ETCHISON, RILEY 1826 or 1828 1906 FRENCH
19405 FENIMORE, SARAH E. SEP. 19, 1854 APR. 19, 1889 FRENCH
19464 FERGUSON, CASANDER 1856 1921 FRENCH
21452 FRENCH, (INFANT)     FRENCH
21456 FRENCH, ALBERT 2M. OCT. 18, 1852 FRENCH
21464 FRENCH, CHARLIE G. 4Y. 4M. 7D. JUN. 12, 1874 FRENCH
21477 FRENCH, HENRY M. 13Y. 9M. 12D. APR. 20, 1856 FRENCH
21479 FRENCH, JAMES 61Y.or 51Y. 1M. 16D. APR. 1, 1888 FRENCH
21478 FRENCH, JAMES 57Y. 8M. 2D. MAR. 31, 1858 FRENCH
21480 FRENCH, JAMES A. 23Y. 10M. 1D. MAY 8, 1878 FRENCH
21484 FRENCH, JOHN 31Y. 3M. 3D. MAY 22, 1856 FRENCH
21488 FRENCH, LULABETH   1852 FRENCH
21492 FRENCH, MAHALIA or MAHALA 40Y. 7M. 14D. OCT. 1, 1847 FRENCH
21495 FRENCH, MARY J. APR. 28, 1831 AUG. / JULY 15, 1903 FRENCH
21506 FRENCH, SUSAN 8Y. 7M. APR. 15, 1856 FRENCH
21562 FRITZ, JACOB JAN. 7, 1829 AUG. 20, 1912 FRENCH
21866 GAHIMER, ADELINE ELIZABETH JUL. 25, 1880 JUL. 28, 1906 FRENCH
21868 GAHIMER, ALONZO AUSTIN SEP. 14, 1891 JUN. 7, 1892 FRENCH
22632 GIBSON, ARDATH     FRENCH
22666 GIBSON, ROBERT     FRENCH
23321 GOODING, CASSIA 1871 1948 FRENCH
23326 GOODING, CYRUS 19Y. 8M. 8D. DEC. 6, 1886 FRENCH
23340 GOODING, FRED 1865 1918 FRENCH
23350 GOODING, JANE 1856 OCT. 25, 1889 FRENCH
23360 GOODING, LOUISA 36Y. 3M. 25D. OCT. 16, 1866 FRENCH
23367 GOODING, MARTHA E. 1830 1912 FRENCH
23368 GOODING, MARY A. 23Y. 10M. 27D. MAY 22, 1882 FRENCH
23371 GOODING, NELSON 42Y. 7M. 16D. FEB. 21, 1870 FRENCH
23372 GOODING, ROSA E. 1880 1963 FRENCH
24422 GROONOMDYKIE, NANCY     FRENCH
24985 HAGERTY, GEORGE A. 35Y. 2M. 21D. NOV. 26, 1897 FRENCH
25848 HANSON, HENRY H. 1840 NOV. 9, 1912 FRENCH
25850 HANSON, LYDIA 1846 1914 FRENCH
25901 HARDCASTLE, WILBER H. 2M. 19D. MAR. 9, 1898 FRENCH
26266 HARPER, GEORGE W. (REV.) 1846 1931 FRENCH
26267 HARPER, GEORGEINA 1906 1908 FRENCH
26276 HARPER, MARY 1848 1917 FRENCH
27304 HEADLEY, ELIZABETH A. 74Y.or 72Y. 7M. 26D. JAN. 1, 1904 FRENCH
27713 HENDRECK, LEWIS 35Y. 8M. 8D. MAR. 16, 1856 FRENCH
27723 HENDRICK, BENJAMIN 61Y. 1M. 21D. JUN. 6, 1851 FRENCH
27724 HENDRICK, CATHARINE 62Y. 3M. 20D. JUL. 20, 1851 FRENCH
27731 HENDRICKS, BENJAMIN 61Y. 1M. 21D. JUN. 6, 1851 FRENCH
27732 HENDRICKS, CATHERINE 67Y. 3M. 20D. JUL. 20, 1851 FRENCH
27738 HENDRICKS, JAMES C. 47Y. 7M. 19D. JAN. 7, 1866 FRENCH
27740 HENDRICKS, LEWIS 35Y. 8M. 8D. MAR. 16, 1856 FRENCH
27752 HENDRIX, (INFANT)     FRENCH
27754 HENDRIX, CHESTER     FRENCH
27756 HENDRIX, FORREST     FRENCH
27757 HENDRIX, HELEN     FRENCH
27759 HENDRIX, LUCINDA 46Y. 4M. 18D. or 10D FEB. 22, 1866 FRENCH
27774 HENLY, (INFANT SON)
 
FEB. 11, 1853 FRENCH
32224 JARRETT, JONATHAN 1845 1884 FRENCH
32245 JARRETT, NANCY J. 1848 1898 FRENCH
32598 JOHNSON, ANNA 60Y. 11M. 19D. JAN. 12, 1856 FRENCH
34323 KELLY, ________ 22Y. 5M. JAN. 10, 1882 FRENCH
34327 KELLY, CAROLINE 1Y. 3M.   FRENCH
34352 KELLY, JAMES 1865 1924 FRENCH
34365 KELLY, LUCINDA 7Y. SEP. 21, 1863 FRENCH
34375 KELLY, MATHEW 1Y. 1D. JUL. 18, 1856 FRENCH
34378 KELLY, MILDRED E. 1905 1933 FRENCH
34380 KELLY, MILLA 35Y. 8M. 8D. MAR. 10, 1866 FRENCH
34408 KELLY, W. E. S.     FRENCH
34410 KELLY, WRIGHT MAY 6, 1830 JAN. 28, 1902 FRENCH
34737 KIDDER, JOHN 53Y. MAY 22, 1870 FRENCH
34738 KIDDER, JOHN B. 1830 1918 FRENCH
34739 KIDDER, MARY A. 1831 1885 FRENCH
34740 KIDDER, MARY J. 1831   FRENCH
36974 LAYDEN, CATHRINE ANN 32Y. 1M. 20D. MAR. 15, 1852 FRENCH
36975 LAYDEN, JANE 1836 1900 FRENCH
36976 LAYDEN, JOHN 53Y. MAY 22, 1870 FRENCH
36977 LAYDEN, NANCY     FRENCH
36979 LAYDEN, SANDY 10M. 17D. DEC. 29, 1863 FRENCH
36980 LAYDEN, WILLIE 23Y. APR. 30, 1891 FRENCH
37625 LENINGTON, AVA W. 1839 1919 FRENCH
37626 LENINGTON, ELI 1848 1923 FRENCH
37673 LENT, JAMES 6Y. 6M. AUG. 4, 1850 FRENCH
37674 LENT, THOMAS 3Y. 7M. 11D. AUG. 11, 1850 FRENCH
38686 LOUGHMILLER, J. H. 1865 1914 FRENCH
38687 LOUGHMILLER, J. W. 1874 1902 FRENCH
38688 LOUGHMILLER, MARY C. 1843 1929 FRENCH
38689 LOUGHMILLER, ORVILLE B. 144 IND INF CO E OCT. 30, 1929 FRENCH
41430 MCDANIEL, JOHN R. 152 IND INF CO D SEP. 12, 1916 FRENCH
41883 MCKEE, JOHN 19Y. 4M. 8D. AUG. 21, 1857 FRENCH
42157 MCMILLEN, HANNAH 1858 1934 FRENCH
42158 MCMILLEN, JOHN 1848 1914 FRENCH
42429 MEAD, SARAH F. 2Y. 2M. 22D. DEC. 30, 1877 FRENCH
42971 MILLER, ANNA 76Y. 2M. 17D. OCT. 2, 1880 FRENCH
42972 MILLER, ANNA 76Y. 2M. 17D. AUG. 11, 1853 FRENCH
43011 MILLER, CHLOE 1892 1947 FRENCH
43030 MILLER, DOROTHY DEC. 9, 1912 JAN. 21, 1929 FRENCH
43034 MILLER, ED 1889 1934 FRENCH
43222 MILLER, MARY E. OCT. 9, 1849 JAN. 9, 1899 FRENCH
43243 MILLER, MYRA   MAY 3, 1892 FRENCH
43248 MILLER, NANCY P. 5Y. 3M. SEP. 17, 1851 FRENCH
43275 MILLER, PLEASANT 51Y. 11M. 29D. AUG. 11, 1853 FRENCH
43276 MILLER, R. M. 1Y. 22D. OCT. 2, 1865 FRENCH
43291 MILLER, ROY   FEB. 28, 1891 FRENCH
43942 MONTGOMERY, ALEXANDER     FRENCH
45083 MULL, ELIZABETH B.     FRENCH
45085 MULL, IRVIN     FRENCH
45087 MULL, PEARL     FRENCH
47331 OWENS, CELINA A. (MILLER) JAN. 22, 1852 FEB. 17, 1901 FRENCH
47346 OWENS, FRANCIS 8M. 29D. AUG. 10, 1873 FRENCH
47354 OWENS, JOHN W. JUL. 5, 1848 JUL. 15, 1879 FRENCH
47365 OWENS, LUCINDA 24D. DEC. 1, 1870 FRENCH
47373 OWENS, NANCY E. OCT. 26, 1837 APR. 8, 1903 FRENCH
47375 OWENS, NORMAN 63Y. 4M. 14D. JAN. 21, 1890 FRENCH
47395 OWINGS, JAMES 85Y. 4D. JUN. 8, 1903 FRENCH
47396 OWINGS, JAMES W. 1858 1890 FRENCH
47397 OWINGS, MARY A. DEC. 13, 1831 JUL. 22, 1909 FRENCH
48007 PATTERSON, PHILLIP 16Y. 3M. 12D. NOV. 5, 1870 FRENCH
50997 REED, H. W. 1 IND CAL CO K   FRENCH
51001 REED, HARRY D. 4M. 26D. JUL. 29, 1892 FRENCH
51020 REED, JOSEY HAZEL 4Y. 6M. 10D. FEB. 11, 1895 FRENCH
51550 RHODES, OLIVER AUG. 14, 1847 FEB. 15, 1813 FRENCH
51556 RHODES, ZILPHA MAR. 17, 1850 JUL. 6, 1914 FRENCH
52478 ROACH, JOHN 1820 1897 FRENCH
52489 ROACH, NANCY 1836 or 1835 1894 FRENCH
52650 ROBERTSON, _________     FRENCH
54035 SAMUELS, (INFANT) 1891 1891 FRENCH
54045 SAMUELS, HENRY 77Y. 3M. 27D. NOV. 19, 1881 FRENCH
54051 SAMUELS, JOSEPH 1Y. or 10Y. 2M. 15D. NOV. 1 or 4, 1853 FRENCH
54055 SAMUELS, LUCY 78Y. 9M. 18D. DEC. 9, 1890 FRENCH
54060 SAMUELS, NELLIE 1883 1889 FRENCH
55186 SEEMUTH, GEORGINA SEP. 25, 1872 DEC. 7, 1900 FRENCH
55322 SEWARD, JOHN 123 IND INF CO E JUL. 2, 1916 FRENCH
55942 SHELL, MINERVA J. 1878 1937 FRENCH
56963 SIMMON, MARGARET 24Y. 3M. 21D. APR. 8, 1869 FRENCH
56988 SIMMONDS, MARGARET 24Y. 3M. 11D. APR. 8, 1869 FRENCH
57482 SMELSER, ADAM 51Y. 9M. 5D. FEB. 1, 1859 FRENCH
57481 SMELSER, ADAM 51Y. 6M. JAN. 1, 1860 FRENCH
57487 SMELSER, HEBRON NOV. 21, 1831 OCT. 1, 1908 FRENCH
58618 SOWASH, KELSO AVIS JAN. 13, 1902 OCT. 7, 1918 FRENCH
60611 STREET, JAMES W. FEB. 28, 1835 JUN. 6, 1916 FRENCH
61718 TAYLOR, CARL 1870 1929 FRENCH
61765 TAYLOR, HANNAH 23Y. 9M. 6D.   FRENCH
61767 TAYLOR, HANNAH 33Y. 9M. 16D. APR. 1, 18__ FRENCH
61797 TAYLOR, JOHN 59Y. 5M. 29D. OCT. 10, 1870 FRENCH
61824 TAYLOR, LILLY M.     FRENCH
61831 TAYLOR, LULA M. 1881 1929 FRENCH
61863 TAYLOR, MINNIE B. 2M. 18D. SEP. 27, 1879 FRENCH
62836 TIMMONS, (INFANT)     FRENCH
62846 TIMMONS, ICIE     FRENCH
62849 TIMMONS, JAMES MILTON 1861 1915 FRENCH
62852 TIMMONS, LOIS     FRENCH
62861 TIMMONS, SARAH ELLEN 1864 1918 FRENCH
62863 TIMMONS, SELBY     FRENCH
64529 VASBINDER, JOHN 1837 1915 FRENCH
64541 VASBINDER, RACHAEL 1843 1910 FRENCH
65488 WALTON, LETITIA MAR. 11, 1877 JAN. 11, 1895 FRENCH
66184 WEBB, AMERICA 31Y. 5M. 13D. NOV. 30, 1855 FRENCH
66223 WEBB, FANNY 87Y. 10M. 22D. APR. 4, 1881 FRENCH
66226 WEBB, FRANK 22D. or 22Y. AUG. 6, 1876 FRENCH
66237 WEBB, J. W.     FRENCH
66247 WEBB, JESSE 89Y. 10M. 29D. SEP. 26, 1875 FRENCH
66246 WEBB, JESSE MAY 13, 1863 AUG. 31, 1888 FRENCH
66264 WEBB, LIZZIE DEC. 17, 1868 OCT. 19, 1904 FRENCH
66280 WEBB, MARY F. 1Y. 1M. 19D. MAR. 23, 1881 FRENCH
66286 WEBB, MINOR JUN. 29, 1821 JUL. 25, 1894 FRENCH
66305 WEBB, SARAH SEP. 22, 1832 MAY 3, 1902 FRENCH
70047 YEAGLEY, JAMES W. US ARMY   FRENCH