Pioneer Cemeteries and Their Stories,

Madison County, Indiana

Nicholson Cemetery

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Green Township

Location: east side of SR 13, between SR 38 and CR 650S

    A very prominent pioneer veteran began this family cemetery.  Captain William Nicholson, 1808-1878, is interred here on the property he settled and developed.  The captain was from Ohio and came to the township in 1844-5. He built the first tannery which was in section 21.  For the Mexican War in the late 1840s, Capt. Nicholson recruited and trained volunteers, but the conflict was over before their services were required.  During the Civil War, William Nicholson was still an involved military leader, acting as captain of a company of state militia which helped guard Indiana from the Confederate Captain Morgan and his raiders.  There are eleven other members of the Nicholson family buried here with the captain, and an "S. Nicholson" is shown as owning the surrounding acreage on the 1876 plat map for the township.

    Other settlers, born in the first decades of the 19th century, buried here are Samuel Nicholson, a relative, who died seventy-four years old in 1887, Nathan Wilson who was sixty-two when he died 1865, Jacob Ferguson who was seventy-nine in 1894, and Enoch Frey who died in 1899 at seventy-six years.

    Since the cemetery is on the east side of SR 13, it is very visible to the public and it retains many of its original headstones.

 

 

 

Names
ID Names Birth Date Death Date Cemetery
4197 BENNETT, ALBURT or ALBERT 1Y. 6M. 7D. JUL. 1, 1872 NICHOLSON
8151 BURDITT, FANNIE E. 11M. 20D. SEP. 22, 1865 NICHOLSON
8482 BUSBY, MARY 1868 1899 NICHOLSON
8504 BUSBY, SARAH 1851 1899 NICHOLSON
19493 FERGUSON, JACOB A. 79Y. 3M. 11D. AUG. 19, 1894 NICHOLSON
19497 FERGUSON, JANE 40Y. 7M. 8D. NOV. 25, 1865 NICHOLSON
19502 FERGUSON, LETITIA 65Y. 2M. 18D. OCT. 14, 1885 NICHOLSON
21517 FREY, ENOCH ELD. 76Y. 11M. 8D. FEB. 19, 1897 or 99 NICHOLSON
21520 FREY, HENRIETTA JUL. 25, 1832 DEC. 18, 1914 NICHOLSON
21588 FRY, DOCTOR M. 1Y. 11M. 18D. SEP. 2, 1867 NICHOLSON
21594 FRY, JONATHAN 4M. 2D. DEC. 24, 1861 NICHOLSON
21605 FRY, SAMUEL 2Y. 3D. SEP. 28, 1861 NICHOLSON
35140 KINNAMAN, JOHN W. 27Y. 10M. 5D. MAR. 6, 1867 NICHOLSON
37680 LEONARD, CATHARINE 67Y.or 37Y. 9M. 22D. OCT. 1, 1874 NICHOLSON
42817 MICHAEL, JACOB C. or E. 2M. 23D. MAY 10, 1855 NICHOLSON
42842 MICHAEL, SOPHIA 48Y. 8M. 13D. JUL. 27, 1863 NICHOLSON
46169 NICHOLSON, CALVIN 1841 1900 NICHOLSON
46173 NICHOLSON, ELIZA A. 56Y. 7M. 4D. DEC. 10, 1872 NICHOLSON
46177 NICHOLSON, ERASTUS W. OCT. 16, 1868 OCT. 21, 1888 NICHOLSON
46179 NICHOLSON, FRANCES A. 3Y. 9M. JUL. 10, 1858 NICHOLSON
46185 NICHOLSON, HARRIETTA 3Y. 8M. 2D. JAN. 28, 1872 NICHOLSON
46193 NICHOLSON, LYDIA 1841 1921 NICHOLSON
46194 NICHOLSON, MARY MAR. 24, 1866 SEP. 28, 1888 NICHOLSON
46199 NICHOLSON, SAML. FEB. 1879 APR. 15, 1881 NICHOLSON
46200 NICHOLSON, SAMUEL MAR. 10 or 20, 1813 OCT. 11, 1887 NICHOLSON
46201 NICHOLSON, SARAH E. 7Y. 6M. 15D. OCT. 22, 1855 NICHOLSON
46202 NICHOLSON, SUSANA DEC. 27, 1813 APR. 12, 1888 or 89 NICHOLSON
46204 NICHOLSON, WILLIAM 70Y. 1M. JUL. 5, 1878 NICHOLSON
46435 NORRIS, CHARLES P. 66Y. MAR. 10, 1873 NICHOLSON
46441 NORRIS, ELIZABETH 84Y. 9M. 8D. or 3D. APR. 2, 1894 NICHOLSON
48730 PETTIGREW, SAMUEL 2D. DEC. 5, 1854 NICHOLSON
48733 PETTIGREW, SARAH SUMMERS     NICHOLSON
51928 RICKER, JOHN 74Y. 4M. 6D. JUL. 26, 1892 NICHOLSON
51934 RICKER, SIDNA ANN 63Y. 7M. SEP. 10 or 20, 1886 NICHOLSON
53580 RUMLER, ALEX. 2 IN L. A.   NICHOLSON
53581 RUMLER, ALEXANDRIA C. FEB. 25, 1846 MAR. 26, 1907 NICHOLSON
53582 RUMLER, ALMIRA SEP. 1, 1846 MAY 19, 1917 NICHOLSON
53624 RUMLER, SAMUEL C. 5M. 2D. AUG. 4, 1875 NICHOLSON
55274 SERGEANT, LAURA J. 1Y. 6M. JUL. 21, 1853 NICHOLSON
57496 SMETHERS, DERRIS N. JUN. 30, 1894 JUL. 19, 1896 NICHOLSON
59081 STAGE, ELIZABETH 40Y. 1M. 14D. MAR. 16, 1864 NICHOLSON
59093 STAGE, RICHARD 12D. or 17D. JUN. 30, 1858 NICHOLSON
59096 STAGE, WILLIAM 12D. or 17D. JUN. 25, 1858 NICHOLSON
60932 SUMMERS, ELIAS 10M. 3D. or 6D. OCT. 6, 1863 NICHOLSON
60933 SUMMERS, ELIZABETH 8M. 24D. MAR. 6, 1862 NICHOLSON
60949 SUMMERS, LAWSON S. 17Y. 11M. 25D. OCT. 14, 1872 NICHOLSON
60959 SUMMERS, MARY C. 58Y. 10M. 14D. JAN. 14, 1887 NICHOLSON
60974 SUMMERS, THEADORE 5Y. 10M. SEP. 11, 1873 NICHOLSON
61495 SYLVESTER, ELIZABETH M. J. 49Y. 6M. 17D. JUN. 2, 1887 NICHOLSON
61528 SYLVESTER, WILLIAM 66Y. 2M. 15D. AUG. 10, 1894 or 91 NICHOLSON
67242 WHITE, JAMES 21Y. 1M. 8D. DEC. 15, 1859 NICHOLSON
68555 WILSON, JAMES CO. G 12 IN INF.   NICHOLSON
68556 WILSON, JAMES A. FEB. 23, 1837 JAN. 7, 1891 NICHOLSON
68605 WILSON, MARGARET 65Y. 5D. JAN. 21, 1865 NICHOLSON
68635 WILSON, NATHAN 62Y. 7M. 27D. JAN. 12, 1865 NICHOLSON
68643 WILSON, ORLEY E. JAN. 31, 1878 AUG. 8, 1878 NICHOLSON
68702 WILSON/ WILLSON, WILBER E. 4M. 15D. AUG. 24, 1856 NICHOLSON
69271 WOOD, A. V. 24D.   NICHOLSON
69349 WOOD, JAMES O. 17Y. 11M. 27D. SEP. 22, 1889 NICHOLSON
69444 WOODS, J. ARTHUR 1886 1889 NICHOLSON
69694 WRIGHT, (INFANT DAU.)   DEC. 7, 1866 NICHOLSON
69700 WRIGHT, A. V. 57Y. 8M. 5D. MAR. 9, 1894 NICHOLSON
69701 WRIGHT, ABRAHAM V. 8 IND CAL CO E   NICHOLSON
69750 WRIGHT, ELISA 1Y. 1M. 24D. JAN. 18, 1877 NICHOLSON
69822 WRIGHT, MARGARETE 32Y. 9M. 11D. MAR. 8, 1876 NICHOLSON
69828 WRIGHT, MARY A. 47Y. 6M. 23D. AUG. 18, 1885 NICHOLSON
69834 WRIGHT, MARY SUSANNAH 24Y. 11M. 14D. OCT. 27, 1895 NICHOLSON
69868 WRIGHT, SAMUEL M. 47Y. 1M. 15D. APR. 28, 1885 NICHOLSON