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Roop - Carrol Cemetery
"Science is a cemetery of dead ideas"
~ Miguel de Unamuno

Location: This abandoned cemetery is located in St. Mary's Township, Adams Co, IN, southeast of Decatur on the Piqua Road near the Indiana-Ohio line. It is in a field in a clump of trees.

According to some, there are no stones left in the burial grounds.
In 1980, Florence Gause's map of the cemetery stated there were once 25 stones, with a note that Williamson used the stones as disk weights.
In 1994, Ian Miller, who was working on his Eagle Scout award, took pictures and there were still stones standing.
In 2004, Mike Roop took pictures of the the abandoned cemetery.

In June 2010, a group of researchers were allowed access to the cemetery and found several stones, including little Johnny Troutner, whose stone had never been reported. Most of the photos are from 2010.

updated 4/13/2023
Roop or Carroll Cemetery
Last Name First Name (Maiden) Born Died Spouse -Marriage Date Parents Military Documents
Carroll Dorothy (Turner) 5/27/1921 11/14/2009 John - 7/12/1943 Lewis & Sigrid Larson Turner obit
Carroll John, Dr 4/25/1917 4/8/1981 Dorothy Turner - 7/12/1943 Clayson J & Leah Miller Carroll US Army death cert +
Dickey William 2/6/1800 3/20/1876 Susannah Roop - 4/7/1825 obit +
Dutcher - Thatcher Martha Ann 5/0/1839 9/9/1906 Mr Dutcher; John Thatcher – 1860 obit
Gause Nancy Ann (Roop) 1839 bef. 1883 Martin VB Gause - 2/9/1860 Jacob & Nancy Lewis Roop records
Lewis Nathaniel 1796 4/21/1882 brother of Nancy Lewis Roop obit +
Roop Elizabeth (Thatcher) 12/10/1835 12/7/1858 Frederick S - 10/13/1853 John & Margaret P Troutner Thatcher obit +
Roop Frederick S 6/15/1827 3/10/1904 Elizabeth Thatcher - 1853; Margaret Ann Thatcher - 1859; Louise Allen - 1891 Jacob & Nancy Lewis Roop obit +
Roop Harriet B (Troutner) "Hattie" 9/6/1845 3/15/1877 Jacob C - 10/2/1864 Joseph & Sarah Weimer Troutner obit +
Roop Margaret A (Thatcher) 4/4/1842 5/27/1881 Frederick S - 9/29/1859 John & Margaret P Troutner Thatcher died of typhoid fever; stone: died 5/26 records +
Roop - Thatcher Nancy (Lewis) 1800 3/20/1872 Jacob Roop; John Thatcher - 1853 records
Thatcher John abt 1804 Margaret Troutner - 1823; Nancy Lewis Roop - 1853 Civil War Co F, 46th Ohio Inf records +
Thatcher Margaret P (Troutner) abt 1804 7/7/1853 John - 5/5/1823 records +
Troutner Johnny 1/4/1868 9/24/1868 George W & Catherine Avery Troutner photo
Unknown no dates 4 months, 11 days
White Susannah (Thatcher) 2/21/1801 7/27/1854 Otho - 12/25/1819 record +

The following small stones only contain initials; they are probably foot stones.
M F or T
E R photo
N R photo
H R small stone near Hattie Roop
J T photo
T T stone, no dates
2 bases with no stones

Illegible Stones

Many thanks to those intrepid ancestor hunters, Gayle & Ruthie Agler, Jane & Dean Edson (KS), Bobbi Harrison (WA), Karin King (MI), Larry Lautzenheiser, Margie Pearce (LA) and Janet Torson.

The Adams Co., Indiana INGenWeb genealogy web site is maintained by Margie Pearce and Jim Cox.

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