Pioneer Cemeteries and Their Stories,

Madison County, Indiana

Weddington Cemetery

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aka Bowers/Gray/Wedding

Monroe Township

Location: west side of CR 200W, between CRs 1025N and 1100N

The first picture was taken right after the cemetery's rededication in 2000.  The second picture was taken in 2007, showing how well the Weddington is being maintained. 

    From the early 1840s through 1915, the Weddington Cemetery had family members, friends, and neighbors ensconced for safe-keeping in its aisles.  Many of these were early settlers who had been born in one century and died in the next, and who had come to the area west of Alexandria to begin a new life and develop farms from the untouched wilderness.  The Hughes, Hall, Cox, and Mills families each had family members buried here who had been born in the late 1700s. 

A few of the former brides now resting at the Weddington are memorialized below.

   

The cemetery has the name of the first owner of the land, who created the original family plot.  J. C. Weddington was seventy-one years old when he passed away in 1855, but his forty-six year old wife Rebecca died in 1843.  She was undoubtedly one of the first to be buried at the Weddington.  Rebecca is listed on this pillar even though she has an individual stone at her grave site a few rows west.  J.C. Weddington is recorded on the east side of the pillar; his second wife Amy is listed on the south side as pictured. 

   

    The cemetery also holds three veterans from the War of 1812:  Micajah Jackson, who died in 1840 and may have actually been the first interred, was born in Wilkes, North Carolina, in 1772. Relatives still live in the east-central Indiana area.  The second 1812 soldier buried here is Harmon Cox who died in 1849.  Veteran Henry Moler, Sr., was born July 22, 1780, and died September 17, 1855.  Henry is of special note since he was actually at Baltimore during the British bombardment of Fort McHenry nearby.  It should be remembered that Frances Scott Key was observing this same battle when he was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." 

The stones below are new replacement markers supplied by the Veterans Administration.

    In the 20th century, the Weddington was forgotten and neglected and almost obliterated.  However, the Weddington in the 21st century is a MCCC triumphant.  For the story and pictures of its reconstruction and rededication, go to Photo Galleries.

Names
ID Names Birth Date Death Date Cemetery
503 ALDRIDGE, (SON)   JUL. 11, 1869 WEDDINGTON
2712 BANKS, ANDERSON 23Y. OCT. 11, 1845 WEDDINGTON
6286 BRANNOCK, ANDERSON 55Y. 1873 WEDDINGTON
6287 BRANNOCK, ANDERSON 66Y. 7M. 29D. APR. 4, 1882 WEDDINGTON
6288 BRANNOCK, MILLIE 55Y. 4M. MARCH 31, 1873 WEDDINGTON
6289 BRANNOCK, SAMUEL G. 31Y. 6M. or 3M. 17D. JAN. 7, 1867 WEDDINGTON
6290 BRANNOCK, SARAH 84Y. 9M. 29D. AUG.OR MAY 13, 1889 WEDDINGTON
11947 CONARD, CLARISSA I. 1Y. 2M. 15D. AUG. 21, 1871 WEDDINGTON
12108 CONRAD, CLARISSA I. 1Y. 8M. 15D. AUG. 21, 1871 WEDDINGTON
12997 COX, ELIZA J. 26Y. 2D. OCT. 24, 1856 WEDDINGTON
13023 COX, HARMEN or HARMON 64Y. 11M. 1D. APR. 12, 1819 or 49 WEDDINGTON
13100 COX, NANCY 69Y. DEC. 16, 1859 WEDDINGTON
13101 COX, NANCY 69Y. 8M. 29D. DEC. 15, 1859 WEDDINGTON
13133 COX, SUSANAH 20Y. AUG. 1819 WEDDINGTON
16448 DOBBS, (INFANT DAU.)   AUG. 2, 1850 WEDDINGTON
16449 DOBBS, MATILDA 21Y. 2M. 5D. DEC. 9, 1850 WEDDINGTON
18172 ELLIS, FRANCES 41Y. 2M. JAN. 1 or 17, 1851 WEDDINGTON
18184 ELLIS, IRA   JAN. 21 or 24, 1855 WEDDINGTON
18821 EUNICY REEDER 24Y. 8M. 7D. JUN. 9, 1855 WEDDINGTON
19453 FERGUSON, ALMIRA 34Y. 4M. 21D. APR. 25, 1855 WEDDINGTON
19532 FERGUSON, WILLIAM 29Y. 11M. __D. APR. 27, 1861 WEDDINGTON
21799 FURGUSON, JANE 79Y. 18D. JUN. 14, 1872 WEDDINGTON
25186 HALL, ELLEN 55Y. DEC. 27, 1854 WEDDINGTON
25199 HALL, GURTIE D. 4M. 29D. JUL. 12, 1888 WEDDINGTON
25201 HALL, HARISON 35Y. JUL. 20, 1869 WEDDINGTON
25243 HALL, LAVINA 38Y. MAY 5, 1864 WEDDINGTON
25242 HALL, LAVINA 33Y. MAY 5, 1864 WEDDINGTON
26301 HARRE, GRANVILLE 1Y. 11M. 21D. SEP. 11, 1854 WEDDINGTON
26353 HARRIS, GRANVILLE 1Y. 11M. 21D. SEP. 11, 1854 WEDDINGTON
26354 HARRIS, GRANVILLE 2Y. 6D. SEP. 11, 1854 WEDDINGTON
26355 HARRIS, HARVEY   APR. 3, 1816 WEDDINGTON
26356 HARRIS, HARVEY 2Y. NOV. 15, 1864 or 46 WEDDINGTON
28907 HOBBS, (INFANT DAU.)   AUG. 2, 1850 WEDDINGTON
28967 HOBBS, MATILDA 21Y. 2M. 13D. or 5D. DEC. 9, 1850 WEDDINGTON
29256 HOLFORD, DANIEL F. 1869 1894 WEDDINGTON
29258 HOLFORD, HARVEY M. 1864 1892 WEDDINGTON
29259 HOLFORD, REBECCA A. 1842 1913 WEDDINGTON
29260 HOLFORD, RICHARD A. 1839 1899 WEDDINGTON
30542 HUGH, JOSEPH 62Y. 11M. MAR. 31, 1858 WEDDINGTON
30654 HUGHES, JAMES DEC. 26, 1835 DEC. 27, 1863 WEDDINGTON
30659 HUGHES, JANE 30Y. 3M. 15D. MAY 16, 1860 WEDDINGTON
30662 HUGHES, JOHN 5Y. 6M. 9D. SEP. 18, 1858 WEDDINGTON
30663 HUGHES, JOHN 6Y. 6M. 9D. SEP. 17, 1853 WEDDINGTON
30672 HUGHES, JOSEPH 62Y. 11M. MAR. 31, 1858 WEDDINGTON
30701 HUGHES, MARY F. 2Y. 6M. 6D. JUN. 4, 1864 WEDDINGTON
31882 JACKSON, HARRISON 47 REG INF CO G AUG. 17, 1845 WEDDINGTON
31941 JACKSON, MICAJAH   MAY 22, 1840 WEDDINGTON
32027 JADIS, MORRIS 3M. 13D. DEC. 26, 1840 WEDDINGTON
32036 JAMES, ANNON 22Y. 1855 WEDDINGTON
32044 JAMES, CHARLOTTY 30Y. 1M. 10D. AUG. 13, 1847 WEDDINGTON
32051 JAMES, ELIZABETH   MAR. 5 or 8, 1830 WEDDINGTON
32053 JAMES, ENOCH 2Y. 6D. SEP. 12, 1852 WEDDINGTON
32054 JAMES, EVAN 2Y. 6M. 3D. or 22D. FEB. 13, 1845 WEDDINGTON
32074 JAMES, JOHN J. 2M. 18D. JUN. 23, 1855 WEDDINGTON
32084 JAMES, LEANDER