FRIEDLINE CEMETERY
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, DELAWARE CO., INDIANA
SECTION 23

Friedline Cemetery is an old, small burial ground, typical of rural Indiana pioneer graveyards. The cemetery is located on Road 187 South and 762 East, a quiet corner among farmerís field just east of the small village of Smithfield. The land originally belonged to the Friedline family, early Liberty Township land owners. The cemetery was had gone unused for many years until about 1947 when the local chapter of the American Legion began a project of clearing the weeds and maintaining the grounds. Today the cemetery is entrusted in the care of the Liberty Township trustee.

In 1956 the local chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution, Paul Revere Chapter recorded the stones and inscriptions. The reading logged 75 stones aligned in 8 rows with the oldest burials in the 1850s.

Today many of the stones from the 1956 reading are missing or broken. The only tribute to those early Indiana pioneers that exist are the sunken ruts from long forgotten graves.

Inscriptions taken from the D.A.R. records, Paul Revere Chapter, Genealogical Records at the Muncie Public Library, 1956.


Friedline Cemetery from the Northeast corner looking at row 6
toward the road (behind second row of trees).

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Row 1 (Stones read South to North)

 

1.        Willie Tweedy

1892 - 1892

 

2.        Doris E. Landers

March 1928 - April 1930

 

3.        John H. Gilland

D: Aug

 

4.        Nancy A. w/o J.D. Cecil

D: Nov 6, 1881 - age 23y. 6m. 27d.(Born: 10 April 1858 - calculated from stone)

 

 

Row 2 (Stones read North to South)

 

1.         Marker - no inscription

 

2.        Hartwell C. Frame

D: July 29, 1895 - age 47y. 3m. 29d. (Born: 30 March 1848 - calculated from stone)

 

3.        James Willard s/o Shepard & Sarah E. Cary

D: Oct 29, 1880 - age 5y. 11m. 18d. (Born: 11 November 1874 - calculated from stone)

 

4.        Henderson Knapp

Co. E. 147th Indiana Infantry

No date

 

5.        Andrew Knapp

Co. K. 19th Indiana Infantry

Jan. 15, 1840 - July 14, 1900

 

6.        T. D. Cunckel

Co. H. 124th Indiana Infantry

No date

 

7.        Infant d/o L. C. Cunckel

 

 

Row 3 (Stones read South to North)

 

1.        Dewitt Sherwood

No date

 

2.        Ozora his wife

D: April 6, 1899 - age 36y. 11m. (Born: 6 March 1862 - calculated from stone)

 

3.        Daisy d/o D. & O. Sherwood

D: March 27, 1880

 

4.        Malinda d/o Silas W. Lesh

June 12, 1825 - Jan. 17, 1910

 

5.        Mollie d/o Silas & Malinda Lesh

D: April 14, 1869 - age 4y. 7m. 12d. (Born: 2 January 1865 - calculated from stone)

 

6.        Silas W. Lesh

D: Oct. 28, 1868 - age 53y. 9m. (Born: 28 January 1815 - calculated from stone)

 

7.        John Henry s/o M. & S. W. Lesh

D: Oct. 22, 1864 - age 15y. 10m. 2d. (Born: 20 December 1848 - calculated from stone)

 

8.        Melinda d/o M. & S. W. Lesh

D: Nov. 6, 1863 - age 4y. 7m. 2d. (Born: 4 April 1859 - calculated from stone)

 

Infant s/o D. & O. Sherwood

D: 10 Aug 1898

(this entry was handwritten on the page and row but is without a number)

 

 

Row 4 (Stones read South to North)

 

1.        Henry Parrott

D: Oct. 17, 1898 - age 49y. 2d. (Born: 15 October 1849 - calculated from stone)

 

2.        George Parrott

1822 - 1906 (separate stone - Father)

 

3.        Mary w/o George Parrott

1824 - 1874 (separate stone - Mother)

 

4.        Mary Smair

D: Oct. 2, 1905 - age 65y. 8m. 19d. (Born: 13 January 1840 - calculated from stone)

 

5.        Pearl d/o W. A. & Lida Oler

D: Aug. 21, 1877 - age 3m. 24d. (Born: 28 April 1877 - calculated from stone)

 

6.        Mother - Catherine Naylor

D: Sept. 12, 1824 - Sept. 10, 1913

 

7.        Father - Thomas G. Naylor

Dec. 19, 1824 - Apr. 24. 1880

 

8.        Mary J. their daughter

Sept. 5, 1860 - Nov. 23, 1873

 

9.        no stone (Veteran)

 

10.     Charles C. Lawrence

Co. H. 124th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

No date

 

 

Row 5 (Stones read North to South)

 

1.        Mary E. d/o J. L. & E. Lynch

D: Feb. 28, 1861 - age 17y. 6m. 12d. (Born: 16 August 1843 - calculated from stone)

 

2.        John L. Lynch

D: Oct. 12, 1855 - age 50y. 10m. 19d. (Born: 23 November 1804 - calculated from stone)

 

3.        Elizabeth d/o D. & H. Keeny

D: Apr. 18, 1855 - age 16y. 10m. 27d. (Born: 22 May 1838 - calculated from stone)

 

4.        George W. s/o Henry & Sarah A. Jacobs

D: Feb 12, 1855 - age 2m. 12d. (Born: 31 November 1854 - calculated from stone)

 

5.        Catherine d/o Henry & Sarah A. Jacobs

D: May 7, 1865 - age 12y. 6m. 17d. (Born: 20 October 1852- calculated from stone)

 

6.        Samuel B. s/o Henry & Sarah A. Jacobs

D: May 2, 1869 - age 5y. 11m. 25d. (Born: 7 May 1863 - calculated from stone)

 

7.        Benjamin Jacobs

D: Nov. 17, 1876 - 77y. 1m. 8d. (Born: 9 October 1799 - calculated from stone)

 

8.        Elizabeth Cline

D: May 9, 1877 - age 77y. 3m. 1d. (Born: 8 February 1800 - calculated from stone)

 

9.        John s/o John & Elizabeth Freidline

D: Dec. 18, 1865 - age 14y. 8m. 7d. (Born: 11 April 1851 - calculated from stone)

 

10.     Louisa W. d/o J. A. & M. A. Fowler tombstone

D: July 22, 1897 - age 21y. 5m. 7d. (Born: 15 February 1876 - calculated from stone)

 

 

Row 6 (Stones read South to North)

 

1.        Grace d/o Z. T. & M. C. Dunkin

D: Sept. 4, 1886 - age 5y. 11m. 9d. (Born: 26 September 1880 - calculated from stone)

 

2.        Homer L. s/o Taylor & Maggie Dunkin

D: Aug. 17, 1876 - age 9m. 2d. (Born: 15 November 1875 - calculated from stone)

 

3.        Mary L. w/o Charles Carmikael & d/o M. & H. C. Dunkin

D: June 6, 1879 - age 24y. 7m. 29d. (Born: 8 October 1854 - calculated from stone)

 

4.        Nancy E. d/o J. A. & M. A. Fowler tombstone

D: December 12, 1886 - age 7y. 2m. 7d. (Born: 5 October 1873 - calculated from stone)

 

5.        Alexander Fowler obituary  tombstone

D: June 8, 1887 - age 72y. 5m. 19d. (Born: 20 December 1814 - calculated from stone)

 

6.        Kiziah w/o Alexander Fowler  tombstone

D: April 9, 1875 - age 62y. 9m. 23d.(Born: 17 June 1812 - calculated from stone)

 

7.        Sarah Boice obituary  tombstone

Aug. 4, 1837 - Dec. 19, 1903

8.        John Boice

Jan. 8, 1830 - Oct. 4, 1904

 

9.        Hortence w/o Louis Hervet

D: Nov 6, 1879 - age 62y. 8m. 26d. (Born: 11 February 1817 - calculated from stone)

 

10.     Louis Hervet

D: June 3, 1865 - age 41y. 3m. 6d. (Born: 28 February 1824 - calculated from stone)

 

11.     Octavia d/o Lewis & Hortence Hervet

D: June 19, 1863 - age 19y. 4m. 21. (Born: 29 January 1844 - calculated from stone)

 

12.     Juliana w/o J. B. Thornburg

D: Oct. 22, 1852 - age 54y. (Born: 1798 - calculated from stone)

 

 

Row 7 (Stones read North to South)

 

1.        Emanuel s/o G. & Anna Hale

D: Sept. 29, 1865 - age 1y. 1d. (Born: 28 September 1864 - calculated from stone)

 

2.        Wilson Kidd

D: April 1, 1852 - age 52y. (Born: 1800 - calculated from stone)

 

3.        Arthure Leon Daniel s/o Lewis & Hortence Hervet

D: Dec. 29, 1853 - age 4y. 10m. 5d. (Born: 24 February 1849 - calculated from stone)

 

4.        Ulali Selestine d/o Lewis & Hortence Hervet

D: June 10, 1851 - age 5y. 20d. (Born: 21 May 1846 - calculated from stone)

 

5.        Sarah d/o J. A. & M. A. Fowler  tombstone

B. & D. July 19, 1866

 

6.        Arigiah s/o J. A. & M. A. Fowler  tombstone

D: Oct. 18, 1869 - age 10d. (Born: 8 October 1869 - calculated from stone)

 

7.        Marker - no inscription

 

8.        Martha C. d/o Samuel & Elise A. Deeds

D: Feb. 2, 1873 - age 3y. 11m. 24d. (Born: 9 February 1869 - calculated from stone)

 

9.        Thomas I. s/o Thomas W. & Lavina Brooks

D: Sept. 5, 1880 - age 21y. 3m. 21d. (Born: 15 May 1859 - calculated from stone)

 

10.     Angeline w/o Jacob H. Helm

D: April 13, 1880 - age 22y. 7m. 8d. (Born: 5 September 1857 - calculated from stone)

 

11.     George M. Brooks

D: Oct. 10, 1882 - age 20y. 3m. 12d. (Born: 28 June 1862 - calculated from stone)

 

 

Row 8 (Stones read South to North)

 

1.        Lavina w/o Enos W. Brooks

D: Jan. 27, 1873 - age 46y. 7m. 6d. (Born: 28 April 1877 - calculated from stone)

(note: same as in No. 7 except with different month)

 

2.        Mahala w/o Ethan A. Brown

D: June 21, 1874 - age 24 y. 6m. 24d. (Born: 28 November 1849 - calculated from stone)

 

3.        Noah s/o E. W. & L. Brooks

D: Jan. 30, 1873 - age 26y. 4m. 30d. (Born: 31 August 1846 - calculated from stone)

 

4.        Jonathan s/o Ethan & Catharine Brooks

D: Feb. 25, 1855 - age 16y. (Born: 25 February 1839 - calculated from stone)

 

5.        Patience w/o John Brooks

D: March 16, 1875 - age 83y. 3m. 6d. (Born: 10 December 1791 - calculated from stone)

 

6.        John Brooks

D: Aug. 2, 1862 - age 76y. 4m. 27d. (Born: 6 March 1786 - calculated from stone)

 

7.        Lavina w/o Enos W. Brooks

June 21, 1826 - June 27, 1873

(note: same as in No. 1 except with different month)

 

8.        Enos W. Brooks

Feb. 10, 1822 - April 18, 1887

 

9.        Children of J. A. & M. A. Fowler (Twins)

Melvin D: March 2, 1882 - age 10 d. (Born: 20 February 1882 - calculated from stone)

Della D: March 2, 1882 - age 10 d. (Born: 20 February 1882 - calculated from stone)

 

10.     Mary Ann d/o N. & M. M. Hodson

D: June 26, 1855 - age 1y. 22d. (Born: 4 June 1854 - calculated from stone)

 

11.     H. Earl s/o W. A. & Lydia Oler

D: Aug. 18, 1877 - age 4y. 21d. (Born: 28 July 1873 - calculated from stone)

 

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