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Bush Family Graveyard

This cemetery update and obituaries were submitted by Jim Cox, who is also a GenWeb volunteer (Asst. State Coordinator for INGenWeb, CC for Adams and Jay and Co-Founder of Cemetery Seekers).(2/2018)

Last First Birth Death Comment
Robertson Joseph 1764 11/24/1823  

Son of David Robertson & Elizabeth (Marsh) born between 1760-1764 in Westfield, Essex County, New Jersy. Married Rachel Moore in 1786 in Alleghany County, Maryland. Lived in Warren County, Ohio before coming to Clay Township, Bartholomew County,Indiana.

Note: Joseph was actually buried at this site, which was on his land and NOT at the Robertson Family Cemetery where his wife Rachel is buried. There is no marker or any evidence of burial here now. However, the county surveyor says he was the first land-owner. His property was located on the NW corner of 25th Street (St.Rd.46) and 650E between Petersville and the jnct. of 25th St. and St.Rd. 9. There is a newspaper article written in 1877 that gives evidence that Joseph was buried here--see below:

The Democrat, Columbus, Indiana
October 5, 1877
Enon and Clifty Meeting Graveyard

Rachel Robertson, buried here [Clifty Meeting Graveyard, now Robertson Family Cemetery], was the widow of Joseph Robertson who is buried at [near] the Little Lutheran Church where he had lived the latter part of his life.

Also note, per Cris West, at the County Surveyor's office, later in 1853, a 3/4 acre graveyard (on NE corner) & a 1/2 acre where a church sat (on SE corner) was given to the Franklen Evangelical Lutheran Church. At some point, it was renamed Trinity Lutheran, and overall existed about 30 years.