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Jefferson Church Cemetery
Shelby Twp, Jefferson County, Indiana

Contributed by Jackie Owen, Sep 02, 2000 [edjackieowen@wmconnect.com]. Total records = 147.

Jefferson Church Cemetery Shelby Twp. Sec. 9 Twp. 5N Range 11E. This cemetery is located at the Jefferson Church N.E. of Canaan

I surveyed this cemetery in August 2000 with the help of the 1941 DAR record and notes from Bob Scott.
Names with * were on the DAR list but when I surveyed the cemetery I couldn't find the stones.
Names with ** were on Bob Scott's list, but I was unable to find these stones.
*** Notes from Bob Scott. SS=same stone, D=daughter, S=son

*** Jefferson Church Cemetery Shelby Twp. Sec. 9 Twp. 5N Range 11E. The Jefferson Presbyterian Church was organized by Orin Fowler, a missionary from Connecticut on Oct. 16, 1818. It was originally known as the Bethel Church, and also as the Ryker meeting house. Land for the church, 1 acre 3 rods and 38 1/4 poles in Section 9 Twp. 5N Range 11E was deeded by Jacob Ryker to Samuel Ryker, William B. Benefiel and John Weatherford, trustees of the Bethel meeting house, on July 1, 1828 (Jefferson Co. Deed Book E p. 316.) The Church drew the bulk of its original members coming from the so-called Low Dutch community. When the Pleasant Presbyterian Church was formed in 1828, most of the Low Dutch (Demarees, Vorises, Vanosdols, etc) joined that body, leaving the Scotch-Irish as the dominant group. This is an active cemetery, although not many burials have taken place in the second half of the 20th century. The latest death date on the DAR transcriptions is 1940, but there are few burials in the 1930's.

- Jackie Owen

?, Wm T., b. Apr 9, 1849, d. May 18, 1860, No last name-S of ?.A. & Mary
Barber, Opal, b. Nov. 29, 1900, d. Sep 20, 1902, D. of H.R. & C.I.
Barnes, Lena Mae, b. 1892, d. 1940
Bassett, Clara M., b. Jan. 3, 1903, d. Jul 4, 1955
Benefiel, Amanda, d. Oct. 7, 1833, D of Samuel & N. M.-age 2 yrs.-SS as Jesse & Nancy
Benefiel, Ann Ryker **, b. 1797, d. 1825
Benefiel, Arthur W., d. Feb. 18, 1860, Age 16 yrs. 1 mos. 16 days
Benefiel, Elizabeth, d. Nov. 3, 1852, 3rd w of Rob't-age 54 yrs. 8 mos. 5 days
Benefiel, Elizabeth S., b. Oct. 14, 1804, d. Jul 22, 1891, W of Jas. C.-age 86 yrs. 9 mos. 8 days
Benefiel, George, d. Apr 1, 1832, Age 72 yrs. 3 mos. 7 days-DAR marker Culbertson's PA Mil. Rev. War
Benefiel, James, b. Dec. 27, 1853, d. Aug. 29, 1880
Benefiel, James C., b. May 11, 1806, d. May 31, 1886, Age 80 yrs. 20 days
Benefiel, James E., d. Jun 9, 1855, S of Wm B. & Pheobe-age 26 yrs. 20 days
Benefiel, Jesse, d. Jul 18, 1833, S of Samuel & Nancy M.-SS as Amanda & Nancy
Benefiel, Jesse M., d. Sep 16, 1838, S of Wm & Pheobe-age 2 yrs. 11 mos. 8 days
Benefiel, Letha, b. Nov. 11, 1841, d. Nov. 14, 1841, D of W.T. & S.
Benefiel, Ludicy, d. May 13, 1847, D of J. & Sarah A.-age 9 mos. 30 days-SS as Martha
Benefiel, Maranda, b. Jan. 19, 1832, d. No Death Date, W of Wm H.H.-SS
Benefiel, Martha, d. Jan. 21, 1844, D of J. & Sarah A.-age 17 yrs. 13 days-SS as Ludicy
Benefiel, Martha M., b. Dec. 27, 1842, d. Nov. 3, 1847, D. of Jas. & Eliz.
Benefiel, Mary, d. May 21, 1857, W of Geo.-age 19 yrs. 2 mos. 6 days
Benefiel, Mary V. *, d. Jan. 22, 1862, W of John T.-age 19 yrs.
Benefiel, Nancy M., d. Jul 14, 1833, W of Samuel M.-age 28 yrs. 6 mos. 20 days-SS as Jesse & Amanda
Benefiel, Phoebe, d. Jun 21, 1867, W of Wm. B.-age 72 yrs. 1 mo. 27 days
Benefiel, Robert Sr. **, b. Nov. 29, 1787, d. Apr 8, 1860, DAR list says death year 1782( I couldn't find stone)
Benefiel, Samuel **, b. May 11, 1806, d. Feb. 25, 1867
Benefiel, Sarah A., b. 1851, d. 1867, D of G.W. & S.A.
Benefiel, William Buchanan, b. Apr 14, 1791, d. Jan. 29, 1841, Age 49 yrs. 9 mos.
Benefiel, William H.H., b. Mar 8, 1825, d. Jul 20, 1911, SS as Maranda
Buchanan, Frieda **, b. Jan. 3. 1903, No death date
Buchanan, George, b. 1828, d. 1911, DAR marker-U.S. Soldier, Rev. War-Interview in 1910 w/grandson says he is actually buried in McLaughlin Cem. In an unmarked grave
Buchanan, James M., b. 1842, d. 1928, Co. K. 22nd Ind. Inf-SS as Mary E.
Buchanan, Lula Grace, b. Dec. 6, 1881, d. 1949
Buchanan, Martha **, b. Dec. 20, 1836, d. 1878
Buchanan, Mary E., b. Nov. 6, 1846, d. Feb. 14, 1924, W of Jas. M-SS as James M.
Buchanan, Nancy, d. Dec. 28, 1862, W of Wm. H.-age 46 yrs. 1 mo. 3 days
Buchanan, Roy Clifton **, b. Sep 2, 1872, d. Sep 18, 1949
Buchanan, Walter Clifton**, b. Aug. 7, 1901, d. Dec. 17, 1954
Buchanan, William H., b. Jul 22, 1796, d. Mar 8, 1877
Campbell, James *, b. Aug. 3, 1789, d. Jun 11, 1829
Campbell, Sarah *, b. Jun 1, 1785, d. Jan. 15, 1863, W of Jas.-age 77 yrs. 7 mos. 14 days
Campbell, William Oliver *, b. Dec. 10, 1817, d. Dec. 17, 1837, Age 20 yrs. 16 days
Cline, Martha **, No Dates
Cole, James, b. Jun 22, 1822, d. Apr 16, 1876
Demaree, Alice, b. 1859, d. 1941
Demaree, Edwin T., b. Mar 2, 1829, d. Jul 21, 1829, S of W.S. & A.M.
Demaree, Infant, b. Jul 23, 1852, d. Aug. 1, 1852, D of W.S. & A.M.
Demaree, Infant *, b. 1879, d. 1882, Child of W.S. & A.M.
Dunn, Mary Ellen, d. Feb. 29, 1852, D of Thomas & Mary A.-age 2 yrs. 3 mos. 12 days
Gordon, John R., b. 1879, d. 1956
Gordon, John W., b. Nov. 18, 1818, d. Feb. 1, 1875, Age 49 yrs. 2 mos. 2 days-SS as Sarah A.
Gordon, Lucinda, b. Sep 3, 1860, d. Jan. 14, 1885, W of Albert-age 24 yrs. 4 mos. 11 days
Gordon, Nancy J., b. 1851, d. 1895, W of W.H.H.-SS as W.H.H.
Gordon, Sarah Ann, d. Mar 24,1890, W if J.W.-age 68 yrs. 2 mos. 9 days-SS as John W.
Gordon, Sarah F., d. Sep 24, 1889, D of J.W. & Sarah Ann-age 28 yrs. 9 mos. 18 days
Gordon, Verney T. *, d. Dec. 18, 1880, S of A.E. & E.L.-age 9 mos. 5 days
Gordon, W.H.H., b. 1851, d. 1916, SS as Nancy J.
Hillis, Freeman Matthew, b. Jan. 17, 1906, d. Sep 8, 1907
Hillis, Hiram, b. Jan. 1, 1811, d. Jan. 5, 1876, Age 65 yrs. 4 days-born in KY-SS as Louisa
Hillis, Infant, d. Jan. 26, 1878, D of Wm. T. & Martha A.
Hillis, James S., b. Nov. 20, 1878, d. Jul 10, 1879, S of Wm. T. & Martha A.
Hillis, Louisa, b. Jan. 19, 1813, d. Sep 28, 1877, W of H.-age 64 yrs. 8 mos. 9 days-SS as Hiram-born in VA
Hillis, Martha A., b. 1847, d. 1932, SS as Wm. T.
Hillis, Mary C., d. Sep 15, 1874, D of W.T. & C.E.-age 14 yrs. 5 mos. 13 days
Hillis, William T., b. Jul 29, 1833, d. Jun 12, 1894, SS as Martha A.
Horton, Otto E., b. Jun 25, 1887, d. Oct. 6, 1888, S of J.A. & S.
Johnson, C.F., d. Dec. 27, 1857, S of Wm. T. & E.
Johnson, Jordan, b. Feb. 20, 1834, d. May 1, 1903
Johnson, Mary A., d. May 15, 1876, D of J. & P.-age 17 yrs. 5 mos. 19 days
Johnson, Phoebe E., d. Aug. 29, 1869, W of Jordan-age 36 yrs. 1 mo. 26 days
Lee, Alice M., b. Sep 3, 1906, d. Aug. 22, 1908, D. of R.T. & R.E.
Lee, Robert T., b. Feb. 18, 1882, d. May 21, 1958, SS as Rose E. & Ruby J.
Lee, Rose E., b. Apr 1, 1878, d. May 2, 1926, W of Robert T.-SS as Robert & Ruby J.
Lee, Ruby J., b. Jan. 2, 1910, d. Sep 1, 1926, D of Robert & Rose-SS as parents-there was also a separate stone for her.
Loring, Charles V., b. Mar 20, 1827, d. Jan. 10, 1888
Loring, Synthia, b. Mar 1, 1827, d. Sep 29, 1905, W of C.V.
McClure, Martha *, b. Apr 4, 1790, d. Jan 20, 1863
McCoy, Amanda E., d. Mar 17, 1863, D of Wesley & Isabella-age 19 yrs. 4 mos. 18 days
McCoy, Isabella F., d. Feb. 2, 1895, W of Wesley-age 78 yrs. 8 mos. 16 days
McCoy, Wesley, d. Apr 1, 1863, Age 51 yrs. 8 mos. 10 days
McLaughlin, Mary Ellen, b. Jan. 7, ????, d. Feb. 17, 1864, D of George & Mary
McLeland, Ester C. *, b. Jan. 17, 1793, d. Mar 19, 1872, W of Rob't-age 79 yrs. 2 mos. 27 days
McLeland, James H., d. Aug. 19, 1838, S of R. & E. -age 18 yrs 7 mos. 12 days
McLeland, Louisa E., d. Apr 20, 1843, D. of W.E. & E.F.-age 1 yr. 11 mo. 5 days
McLeland, Robert, b. Feb. 14, 1793, d. Jul 15, 1855, Age 62 yrs. 5 mos. 1 day
Means, Charles B. *, d. Jun 30, 1839, S of John H. & Louisa-age 11 mos. 21 days
Means, Cynthia A. *, d. Aug. 21, 1863, W of James H.-age 23 yrs. 3 mos. 21 days
Means, Elizabeth *, b. Nov. 10, 1808, d. May 29, 1890, W of Wm.-age 81 yrs. 6 mos. 19 days
Means, Mary *, d. Mar 12, 1841, W of R.G.-age 26 yrs. 5 mos.
Means, Sarah **, b. Sep 26, 1789, d. Jan. 18, 1853, W of Wm.-age 62 yrs. 3 mos. 20 days
Means, William *, b. Nov. 1, 1789, d. Aug. 12, 1831, Age 41 yrs. 9 mos. 11 days
Means, William *, b. Nov. 17, 1800, d. Jan. 23, 1889, Age 88 yrs. 2 mos. 6 days
Means, William B. *, b. Aug. 13, 1837, d. May 26, 1865
O'Neel, Ella M., D of M.& V.-No dates-SS as Wm. & Infant
O'Neel, Henry, b. Mar 8, 1813, d. Nov. 26, 1890, Age 77 yrs. 8 mos. 18 days
O'Neel, Infant, No dates-SS as Ella & Wm. C.
O'Neel, Marshall, b. 1840, d. 1922, Co. E. 83rd Regiment-SS as Victoria
O'Neel, Victoria, b. 1845, d. 1931, W of M.C.-SS
O'Neel, Wm. C., No dates-SS as Ella & Infant
O'Rear, Cynthia C., d. Mar 5, 1848, W of M. O'Rear
Ralston, Clara Fern, b. May 27, 1904, d. Oct. 7, 1994
Ralston, John, b. Oct. 13, 1899, d. May 23, 1964
Ralston, Mary, b. Mar 2, 1927, d. Mar 3, 1927, Infant
Ralston, Opal F., b. Feb. 8, 1930", No death date.
Robbins, Elizabeth A., b. Nov. 14, 1829, d. Apr 10, 1872
Robbins, James W., d. Mar 8, 1963, S of J.W. & M.A.-age 5 yrs. 5 mos. 2 days
Robbins, John W. **, b. Sep 17, 1826, d. Jul 14, 1898
Robbins, Mary J., b. Jan. 5, 1849, d. Apr 14, 1876, W of J.W.
Russell, Eliza, b. Jun 16, 1808, d. Feb. 14, 1891, W of Powell
Russell, Powell, b. Dec. 26, 1810, d. Mar 19, 1876
Ryker, Abraham, No dates-SS as Mary, Jesse, Christian, Amanda, James & William
Ryker, Amanda, No dates-SS as Abraham, Mary, Jesse, Christian, James, & William
Ryker, Amy **, b. Jul 2, 1808, d. Jul 24, 1845
Ryker, Christian, No dates-SS as Abraham, Mary, Jesse, Amanda, James & William
Ryker, James, No dates-SS as Abraham, Mary, Jesse, Christian, Amanda, & William
Ryker, Jesse, No dates-SS as Abraham, Mary, Christian, Amanda, James & William
Ryker, Mary, No dates-SS as Abraham, Jesse, Christian, Amanda, James & William
Ryker, William, No dates-SS as Abraham, Mary, Jesse, Christian, Amanda, & James
Stevenson, Hattie A., b. Nov. 2, 1872, d. Jan. 24, 1949, SS as Robert F.
Stevenson, Robert F., b. Feb. 23, 1874, d. Sep 25, 1931, SS as Hattie
Stewart, Mariah Martha *, d. Jun 25, 1851, D of Jas M. & Mariah M.-age 1 mo. 26 days
Stewart, Mariah Mary *, d. May 26, 1851, W of James M.-age 22 yrs. 10 mos.-D of Wm. & Sarah Means
VanAntwerp, Charles A., b. Jan. 16, 1888, d. May 26, 1888, S of G.W. & N.J.
VanAntwerp, Mary J., b. Apr 24, 1892, d. Jan. 20, 1899, D of Frank & H.
Vanosdol, Rachel, d. Dec. 22, 1831, Age 80 yrs.
Warfield, James W., b. May 4, 1854, d. Feb. 25, 1904, SS as Nancy
Warfield, Nancy A., b. Jan. 26, 1857, d. Aug. 27, 1903, W of Jas. W.-SS
Warren, Susan, d. Jun 8, 1875, Age 34 yrs. 6 mos. 23 days
Weatherford, David, d. Apr 25, 1900, Age 55 yrs.-Co. E. 6th Ind. Vol. Inf 1862-1865
Weatherford, Elizabeth M., b. Aug. 22, 1854, d. Aug. 22, 1935, Birth & death month & day same on stone
Weatherford, Howard, b. Apr 26, 1915, d. May 7, 1915, S. of C.G.& M.E.
Weatherford, Joseph, b. Dec. 11, 1852, d. May 9, 1935
Weatherford, Luella Ileana, d. Nov. 2, 1883, D of David & Martha-age 13 yrs. 8 mos. 16 days
Weatherford, Martha M. Russell, b. Jun 2, 1843, d. Apr 8, 1925, W of D.
Weatherford, Sarah A., b. May 26, 1849, d. Jun 17, 1912, W of Sol.-SS as Solomon
Weatherford, Solomon, b. Mar 7, 1848, d. Mar 30, 1929, SS as Sarah H.
Wehr, Joshua **, No other info
Wehr, Martha, b. 1836, d. 1878
West, John, d. Jan. 20, 1867, Age 76 yrs.
West, Martha, b. Mar 13, 1789, d. Dec. 13, 1878, W of John
Whitham, Calvin, b. 1858, d. 1937, SS as Melvin
Whitham, Dillard C., b. Sep 12, 1828, d. Mar 2, 1907, SS as Mary E.
Whitham, Joseph W., b. Apr 24, 1865, d. Dec. 19, 1950
Whitham, Mary E., b. Apr 16, 1833, d. Sep 14, 1914, wife of D.-SS as Dillard C.
Whitham, Melvin, b. 1900, d. 1942, SS as Calvin
Whitham, Nancy J., b. Jul 24, 1865, d. Aug. 4, 1925
Woodfill, William T., b. Apr 9, 1849, d. May 18, 1860, S of A. & Mary

 

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