Pioneer Cemeteries and Their Stories,

Madison County, Indiana

Jones Cemetery

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Green Township

Location: west of CR 750W, north of Fall Creek Drive

Spangles of sunlight grace the Jones Cemetery in Green Township.

    The Jones family for which this cemetery is named came from Virginia around 1830 to the area near Lick Creek. Patriarch James Jones, c. 1798-1863, Isaac W., and Wesley are listed by Madison County historian Samuel Harden in his book The Pioneers as among the first land owners in Green Township.  Isaac W., 1827-1897, was four years old when he migrated with his father James, his family, and other relatives.  As an adult, Isaac married Susan Boone, daughter of Ovid Boone, another early settler.  Their children were Mary R., Florence M., and Willie.  Isaac was elected county commissioner for several years, and after spending his youth and adulthood in the rural township, he and Susan, as seniors, moved into the city of Anderson.  Eventually, the Jones Cemetery would hold over thirty-five descendants of the Jones extended family.

Below left is a view of a Jones family section at their cemetery; right is a close-up of James Jones's stone.

Another early family to the area were the Scotts from Tennessee.  Thomas came in 1828 and James in 1833. Left is the stone for family member John, c. 1811-1847, and right is the stone for Thomas's wife Martha, c. 1798-1841.

Another Madison County settler born in the 18th century was Morris Davis, c. 1767-1856.  His broken stone, left, is near the marker, right, for Tensley Davis, c. 1827-1863.  The shaking hands at the top of Tensley's stone symbolize the partnership between husband and wife.

 

Not to be outdone, one of the earliest legible gravestones in any Madison County pioneer cemetery is Eve Kessler's, right.  Cut from the durable brown granite more often used in the first four decades of the 19th century, this stone clearly shows that Eve was born May 4, 1782, and died July 17, 1831.

Genealogy is certainly a popular hobby.  Throughout Madison County pioneer cemeteries, family researchers pay tribute to their ancestors as has been done here for William H. Edmonson who died in 1838.

In contrast, the picture at right illustrates a genealogist's or historian's nightmare.  These are grave markers made from field stones, used when the family could not afford  professionally cut stones  or when stones were needed before a cutter was available.  There is no data on these and so would have been of use only to the immediate survivors--alas!

Above is another view of the cemetery which features founder James Jones's square pillar.

Names
ID Names Birth Date Death Date Cemetery
14681 DAVIS, _______   1865 JONES
14751 DAVIS, CHARLOTTE MAR. 3, 1860   JONES
15074 DAVIS, MORRIS 89Y. APR. 15, 1856 JONES
15162 DAVIS, TENSLEY L. 20Y. 3 or 6M. 1D. JAN. 26, 1874 JONES
15163 DAVIS, TENSLEY L. 36Y. 7M. 3D. MAR. 3, 1863 JONES
17850 EDMONDSON, WILLIAM H. 11Y. 1838 JONES
22193 GARRETSON, SAMUEL I. or L. 10Y.or 16Y. 7M. 19D. DEC. 7, 1853 JONES
22661 GIBSON, MINERVA A. 5M. 12 or 14D. SEP. 5, 1831 or 34 JONES
22670 GIBSON, WILLIAM C. 21Y. MAR. / NOV. 25, 1835 JONES
26871 HASKELL, (INFANT SON) 5M. 2D. MAR. 29, 1876 or 71 JONES
26874 HASKELL, ESSTELLIAN 1Y. 2M. 28D. JUN. 3, 1874 JONES
26875 HASKELL, ESTELLA   JUN. 8, 1874 JONES
32985 JONES, ADDISON 2Y. 11D. MAR. 11, 1851 JONES
33021 JONES, APEPNINAH 77Y. 3D. APR. 22, 1880 JONES
33023 JONES, ARTHUR 28D. OCT. 4, 1874 JONES
33035 JONES, BERTRAM 4Y. 11M. AUG. 21, 1850 JONES
33038 JONES, BERTRUM 8D. AUG. 21, 1885 or 83 JONES
33037 JONES, BERTRUM JUL. 2, 1831 NOV. 2, 1917 JONES
33047 JONES, CAROLINA 1Y. 4M. 23D. JAN. 31, 1858 JONES
33073 JONES, CLARINDA   1856 JONES
33074 JONES, CLARINDA 1Y. 4M, 22D. JAN. 13, 1858 JONES
33096 JONES, DAVID T. 1844 19__ JONES
33135 JONES, EMILY F. 12Y. 2M. FEB. 24, 1874 or 73 JONES
33155 JONES, FRANCES E. APR. 22, 1839 SEP. 24, 1871 JONES
33195 JONES, HAZEL JUN. 10, 1893 or 89 NOV. 17, 1900 JONES
33196 JONES, HAZEL JUN. 10, 1899 NOV. 17, 1900 JONES
33224 JONES, ISAAC W. SEP. 19, 1827 AUG. 23, 1897 JONES
33235 JONES, JAMES 65Y. 24D. AUG. 9, 1863 JONES
33242 JONES, JAMES T.   APR. 1878 JONES
33244 JONES, JAMES T. 73Y. 10M. 20D. OCT. 19, 1903 JONES
33243 JONES, JAMES T. 73Y. 10M. 20D. OCT. 10, 1903 or 02 JONES
33272 JONES, JOHN L. B. 27Y. 5M. 3D. MAR. 2, 1863 JONES
33271 JONES, JOHN L. B. 27Y. 7M. 3D. MAR. 3, 1865 JONES
33328 JONES, LOUELLA 1882   JONES
33365 JONES, MARTHA 4Y. 9M. 15D. ___. 21, 1883 JONES
33366 JONES, MARTHA A. (ELSBURY) 77Y. 1M. 26D. OCT. 16 or 15, 1918 JONES
33372 JONES, MARTHA W. 1Y. 11M. 15D. SEP. 21, 1841 JONES
33371 JONES, MARTHA W.   1849 JONES
33380 JONES, MARY A. 1Y. 24D. or 9M. 24D. AUG. 20, 1879 JONES
33391 JONES, MARY E. 49Y. 3M. 17D. APR. 17, 1878 JONES
33388 JONES, MARY E.   AUG. 20, 1879 JONES
33393 JONES, MARY ELLEN 2M. 27D. AUG. 27, 1851 JONES
33402 JONES, MARY M. 27Y. 7M. 25D. DEC. 7, 1851 or 31 JONES
33412 JONES, MINERVA A.   SEP. 15, 1831 JONES
33437 JONES, PATRICIA   NOV. 12, 1857 JONES
33447 JONES, PENNINAH / PEPNINAH 77Y. 18D. or 13D. APR. 22, 1880 JONES
33459 JONES, REBECCA NOV. 12, 1837   JONES
33489 JONES, SAMUEL I.   1851 JONES
33515 JONES, SARAH P. 15Y. 1M. 8D. FEB. 2, 1870 or 79 JONES
33517 JONES, SILAS J. JUL. 2, 1831 NOV. 2, 1917 JONES
33521 JONES, SUSAN 1832 1919 JONES
33522 JONES, SUSAN A. 23Y. 1M. 6D. APR. 6, 1873 JONES
33557 JONES, W. H. JUN. 25, 1840 APR. 6, 1908 or 02 JONES
33574 JONES, WILLIAM C.     JONES
34679 KESSLER, EVE MAY 1 or 4, 1782 JUL. 17, 1834 or 31 JONES
34685 KESSLER, PETER SEP. 2 or 20, 1781 SEP. 18, 1834 JONES
40638 MCBRIDE, NANCY NOV. 12, 1822 FEB. 13, 1907 JONES
41765 MCGUIRE, ELIZABETH MAR. 10, or 19, 1830 AUG. 24, 1877 JONES
41790 MCGUIRE, MARY 60Y. 6M. MAR. 6, 1855 JONES
41800 MCGUIRE, RALPH 12 IND INF CO G OCT. 7, 1862 JONES
44583 MORRIS, ________   1856 JONES
48486 PERRIGREW, PATRICIA   NOV. 12, 1857 JONES
48683 PETTIGREW, _______   1868 JONES
48682 PETTIGREW, _______   18__ JONES
48693 PETTIGREW, DAVID J.N. 5M. 7D. 1861 JONES
48694 PETTIGREW, EATHEN E. 1889 1900 JONES
48695 PETTIGREW, EDMOND S. 10Y. 10M. 10D. JUN. 20, 1883 or 88 JONES
48699 PETTIGREW, FRANCES E. APR. 22, 1829 SEP. 24, 1871 JONES
48700 PETTIGREW, FRANCIS P. 7M. 23D. OCT. 6, 1869 JONES
48711 PETTIGREW, JOHN H. ?Y. 1M. 7D. APR. 6, ?? JONES
48731 PETTIGREW, SAMUEL FEB. 15, 1828 AUG. 19, 1874 JONES
50664 RAYMER, HARLA H. or N. 1M. FEB. 26, 1871 JONES
50666 RAYMER, INEZ NOV. 2, 1892 JUN. 7, 1895 JONES
50665 RAYMER, INEZ 1883 1885 JONES
50677 RAYNER, INEZ NOV. 2, 1883 JUN. 7, 1895 JONES
53708 RUSSELL, ___ANT   MAR. 8, 1800 JONES
54270 SAVAGE, EATHEN E.   DEC. 20, 1860 JONES
54274 SAVAGE, LAVAUGHN 3Y. 11M. DEC. 20, 1860 JONES
54919 SCOTT, JOHN 36Y. 6M. 12D. SEP. 28, 1847 JONES
54957 SCOTT, MARTHA E.   1811 JONES
54958 SCOTT, MARTHA E. 43Y. 2M. 2D. AUG. 7, 1841 JONES
54964 SCOTT, MARY E. 43Y. 2M. 25D. AUG. 5, 1841 JONES
55016 SCOTT, SARAH W. 39Y. 6M. 26D. or 24D OCT. 11, 1800 JONES
55022 SCOTT, THOMAS NOV. 4, 1798 SEP. 22, 1888 or 84 JONES
68724 WINDELL, MARIAH or MARIA 21Y. 8M. _D. APR. 29, 1863 or 43 JONES