Independence was laid out in 1851 on land in four townships and two counties. The counties being Grant and Madison; the townships Liberty and Greene in Grant and Boone and Duck Creek in Madison County. According to Mrs. William C. Miller, Daniel Newkirk and his wife Polly owned the land in Duck Creek Township; Daniel Bayless and his wife Sarah owned the land in Green Township; Prior Rigdon the land in Liberty Township; the land for the cemetery was donated by Eli and Matilda Hiatt. For a period of years it was known as Independence. It was laid out in 1851. In 1855 a post office was located there and the name changed to Rigdon because there was already a post office by that name in the state. The earliest date on a monument is May 12, 1851.
A pathetic evidence of how soon one is forgotten is the monument reared to the memory of John Kenney who was wounded and died at the Battle of Missionary Ridge during the Civil War. I have tried to find something about this young man but have not yet succeeded. The above was written by the DAR in the 1940's.
I worked in this cemetery in the late summer of 1996. A few years ago I visited this cemetery and people were busy resetting stones that had been down for many years. They now are in neat rows, but probably not where they were originally, but this cannot be helped. They poured many new bases and used angle iron to hold some of them together. This made it a little difficult to read as the edges were covered by the angle iron. We have to give them credit though, it does look much better than it did.
There is a cross in the front of this cemetery about 6 feet high with a memorial plate on the bottom which reads:
The best way to reach this cemetery is to take Ind. 37 south out of Marion to Rigdon. The county line runs through Rigdon which is 1200 S. in Grant County and 1900 N. in Madison County, turn left and it's right there on the south side of the road.
Adamson, Ann wife of Andrew Gray former wife of John Adamson died May 11, 1860 aged 77y.7m.1d. (DAR read the Adamson as Alexander, but I found Adamson was the clearest thing left to read on this stone. Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Albert, Lillian M. dau of B.F. & E. Albert died Jan. 1, 1872 aged 3m.1d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Alexander, Ann wife of Andrew Gray former wife of John Adamson died May 11, 1860 aged 77y.7m.1d. (DAR read the Adamson as Alexander, but I found Adamson was the clearest thing left to read on this stone. Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Athans, Anna wife of J.E. Athans died Mar. 23, 1875 aged 17y.8m.22d. (I only found a top for this stone, supposedly it is the right one, it only read Anna.) Banks, Susannah wife of Adams Banks died Oct. 13, 1869 aged 67y.29d Barnes, William S. son of G.W. & Eliza J. Barnes died Oct. 10, 1858 aged ___ (The age was buried in cement.) Barton, Frank 1856 - 1939 S/S with Martha Ann Martha Ann 1858 - 1899 S/S with Frank Bayles/Bayless, Daniel Bayless died Dec. 20, 1864 aged 88y.9m.3d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Sarah wife of Daniel Bayles died Jan. 27, 1863 aged 72y.7m.2d. Bayless, (see above) Bentley, George R. son of N. & E.R. Bentley died Oct. 16, 1867 aged 3m.10d. (I only found the bottom of this stone with the date of death and age.) Mary A. dau of Nimrod & Emma Bentley died June 6, 1861 aged 1y.11m.28d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) * Mattie dau of N. & E.R. Bentley died July 29, 1873 aged 1y.11m. William J. Oct. 15, 1863 - Mar. 25, 1886 NOTE: A note for anyone interested-Bentley family children of Nimrod and Emaline (Eaton) Bentley are the grandchildren of Jackson and Martha E. (McMillion) Eaton whom they are buried next to. Thanks for this info goes to Sue Eaton Bredenbeck. Bitner, Nancy E. dau of R. & S.M. Bitner died Sept. 22, 1875 aged ___ (Bottom with the age listed was buried in cement.) Reuben son of Reuben & S.M. Bitner died Aug. 10, 1873 aged 5m.4d. Bowman, Margaret Kaufman - Bowman Oct. 25, 1829 - Sept. 15, 1909 Butler, Mary wife of Jesse Butler died Nov. 8, 1865 aged 27y.19d. Carver, Emily wife of Levi Carver died Nov. 17, 1881 aged 57y.3m.15d. (DAR had this one listed as Garver, but it looks like Carver to me.) Coleman, Flora B. dau of G.A. & Lucinda Coleman died Oct. 3, 1871 aged 2y.3m.1d. Collins, Laura wife of George W. Collins died Feb. 2, 1875 aged 24y.7m.16d. "In memory of" S/S with Sammy Sammy son of G.W. & L. Collins died Jan.. 2, 1878 aged 2y.20d. S/S with Laura Colville, Jane E. A. dau of John H. & Elizabeth A. Colville died Jan. 10, 1864 aged 1y.6m.28d. S/S with Lillie A. and Martha O. Lillie A. dau of John H. & Elizabeth A. Colville born & died July 21, 1871 S/S with Jane E.A. and Martha O. Martha O. dau of John H. & Elizabeth A. Colville died Nov. 2, 1858 aged 10m.1d. S/S with Jane E.A. and Lillie A. Cross, Jenette A. dau of E. & Silvina Cross died Jan. 12, 1859 aged 5m.15d. Dickey, Ella 1858 - 1926 S/S with William Gladius (Dickey) Hickman Nov. 14, 1886 - Apr. 17, 1922 "Mother" William May 2, 1864 - Jan. 3, 1906 S/S with Ella Downs, Thaddeus son of B. & Lou Downs Sept. 29, 1891 - Mar. 4, 1894 Drawhon, Estella child of Geo. & O.B. Drawhon died Dec. 9, 1888 aged 1y.2m.17d. S/S with Ezbon and George Ezbon child of Geo. & O.B. Drawhon died Mar. 30, 1886 aged 3m.2d. S/S with George and Estella George died Jan. 2, 1892 aged 44y.4m.21d. S/S with Ezbon and Estella Eaton, Jackson H. Oct. 14, 1815 - Sept. 29, 1908 S/S with Martha E. Martha E. Mar. 23, 1819 - Aug. 13, 1905 S/S with Jackson H. Faran, John E. son of W. & J. Faran born & died June 11, 1864 Fite, John Sept. 17,1819 - Feb. 23, 1897 Fleener, Infant of Nathaniel & Martha Fleener died June 20, 1855 aged 2 months (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Infant dau of Oliver & Lydia Fleener born & died June 6, 1861 Isabella dau of Nathaniel & Martha Fleener died July 23, 1855 aged 2m.7d. (Found only the bottom of this stone.) James W. son of Oliver & Lydia Fleener died Sept. 2, 1867 aged 8y.7m.21d. Jonathan died Oct. 2, 1880 aged 73y.8m.25d. The above is the original stone, there is a newer stone with a slightly different reading than was on the original stone: Jonathan 1807 - 1883 S/S with Nancy Nancy (Reel) Fleener 1808 - ____ S/S with Jonathan Fleener Francis, Adolphus M. son of J.L. & Ann Francis died Apr. 20, 1873 aged 4 months Infant of J.L. & Ann Francis born & died May 22, 187_ (The exact year was covered up by the angle iron someone used to hold this stone together. Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Free, Charles son of C. & A.E. Free Aug. 20, 1871 - Dec. 7, 1874 aged 2y.5m.13d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Garver, (see Carver) Gates, Lily infant dau of C. & M. Gates died Jan. 25, 1865 aged 21 days Gemmill, William S. son of John & Susan Gemmill died Oct. 7, 1858 aged 1y.4d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) ____ Roseann dau of John & Susan Gemmill died July 11, 186_ aged 6y.3m.21d. (This was a very legible stone but had been reset with angle iron as braces which made it impossible to read the whole first name and also the exact year of death.) Glaze, Alexander Sept. 27, 1819 - Mar. 27, 1891 aged 71y.6m. S/S with Elizabeth Elizabeth 1815 - 1901 S/S with Alexander Gordon, Joseph A. son of Robert & Sarah Gordon died Nov. 30, 1860 aged 7y.5m.20d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Nora Lee dau of W.L. & M. Gordon died Sept. 15, 1871 aged 6m.5d. Othniel A. son of Robert & Sarah J. Gordon died Aug. 22, 1857 aged 2m.26d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible. The bottom was in cement.) Gray, Ann wife of Andrew Gray former wife of John Adamson died May 11, 1860 aged 77y.7m.1d. (DAR read the Adamson as Alexander, but I found Adamson was the clearest thing left to read on this stone. Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Griffee, Infants - son and daughter of John & Margaret J. Griffee born & died July 20, 1867 Hacker, Martha Ann dau of D.E. & M.C. Hacker born & died ___ , 1869 (Unable to read all the date.) Hamilton, Elva dau of James T. & Wealthy Hamilton died Oct. 20, 1869 aged 13y.2m.4d. (Unable to check age because it was buried in cement.) James T. 1826 - 1865 S/S with Wealthy Wealthy 1828 - 1890 S/S with James T. Hancock, Laura E. dau of S. & M. Hancock died Aug. 22, 1880 aged 10 days Ocia M. dau of S. & M. Hancock died Sept. 29, 1880 aged 4y.10m. Hiatt, Ann wife of Levi Hiatt died Apr. 27, 1879 aged 57y.7m.17d. * David son of Levi & Ann Hiatt died Jan. 5, 1859 aged 18y.1m.5d. * Infant son of Oliver & Amelia C. Hiatt died Nov. 5, 1862 Infant of Oliver & Amelia C. Hiatt born & died Dec. 28, 1863 Infant son of Oliver & Amelia C. Hiatt died Aug. 30, 1866 Jacob 1847 - 1927 S/S with Mary J. Levi died Apr. 27, 1871 aged 55y.5m.21d. Mary J. 1847 - 1935 S/S with Jacob Hiatt, Rachel dau of Levi & Ann Hiatt died Dec. 23, 1858 aged 6y.2m.11d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) _____ of Oliver & Amelia C. Hiatt died Nov. 5, 1871 aged 6y.11m.11d. (The top of this stone was gone.) Hickman, Gladius (Dickey) Hickman Nov. 14, 1886 - Apr. 17, 1922 "Mother" Holladay, Susannah wife of Wm. L. Holladay died Aug. 1, 1860 aged 26y.22d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Hueston, John W. son of W.H. & S.E. Hueston died Feb.18, 1880 aged 2y.1m.23d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Hunt, Otta L. son of J.B. & M.A. Hunt died Oct. 2, 1882 aged 1y.6m.8d. Jones, Hester L. dau of E.R. & M.J. Jones died Sept. 23, 1870 aged 1y.4m.24d. S/S with Mary E. Mary E. dau of E.R. & M.J. Jones died Mar. 15, 1871 aged 3m.2d. S/S with Hester L. Sarah J. wife of T.L. Jones Sept. 22, 1827 - Feb. 10, 1894 "Mother thou hast from us flown To the regions far above We to thee erect this stone Consecrated by our love." S/S with Thaddies Thaddies Jan. 7, 1834 - ____ S/S with Sarah J. Kaufman, John died Mar. 1, 1876 aged 78y.2m.9d. John M. died Feb. 4, 1872 aged 37y.8m.21d. Margaret Kaufman - Bowman Oct. 25, 1829 - Sept. 15, 1909 Willie E. son of A.F. & M.E. Kaufman died Sept. 15, 1874 aged 1y.4m.27d. Keaten, Harriett wife of J.W. Keaten died July 8, 1895 aged 63y.7m.7d. S/S with Joseph W. Infant dau of Joseph W. & Harriett Keaten died Mar. 27, 1863 Joseph W. died Apr. 17, 1885 aged 58y.1m.25d. S/S with Harriett Rebecca wife of Thos. Keaten died Sept. 15, 1863 aged 75 years Susan E. dau of J. & H. Keaten died Mar. 17, 1880 aged 26y.8m.10d. Kendal, Zilpha A. dau of Cyntha Kendal died Dec. 7, 1866 aged 3y.3m.29d. Kenney/Kinney, Catherine died June 17, 1868 aged ____ (Since the rework of this cemetery all that can be found of this stone is the top which states her name Catherine Kenny. The 1860 census shows her age as 58 years old born in Ky. and living in Grant County - Liberty Twp. She is listed on page 280 of the Grant County Census of 1860.) David M. son of J. & S.E. Kinney died July 15, 1876 aged 22y.9m.27d. John died Nov. 26, 1863 aged 33 years "Wounded at the Battle of Missionary Ridge Nov. 25, 1863 Let us a monument raise in his name And free let our homage be given Let us pay the just tribute and then we shall have The smiles and blessings of Heaven." (This grave is sunken and the monument toppled over into it - Apr. 4, 1944. In 1996 the stone had been reset, but was very hard to read. The 1860 census lists him as age 29, born in Ohio and living in Liberty Twp, Grant County, Indiana. He is listed on page 280.) Sarah J. dau of J. & S.E. Kinney died Dec. 7, 1881 aged 17y.8m.23d. Kinder, Elizabeth W. died Nov. 11, 1860 aged 24y.2m.3d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) King, Joseph S. son of Thomas P. King died Apr. 17, 1865 aged 3 months (Badly weathered and broken and almost illegible.) Kinney/Kenney, see Kenney above Lee, Charlie E. son of S.T. & Eliza J. Lee died ___ 1, 1866 aged 9m.13d. (Badly weathered and chipped, almost illegible.) Lightfoot, Infant son of Newton & Nancy M. Lightfoot born & died May 20, 1859 (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) John M. son of Newton & Nancy M. Lightfoot died Aug. 23, 1860 aged 3m.25d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Main, Ara Belle 1869 - 1931 S/S with G. Wesley G. Wesley 1856 - 1928 S/S with Ara Belle Mason, Ira son of Wm. H. & ___ Mason died ____ aged ____ (The bottom of this stone was buried in cement and the part that was above was very illegible and hard to read.) William H. died Apr. 24, 1871 aged 33y.14d. McDarwill, Caroline died Nov. __ 1867 aged 50 years S/S with Rachel and James M. James M. died Sept. 10, 1863 aged 55 years S/S with Caroline and Rachel Rachel dau of C. & J.M. McDarwill died June 19, 1864 aged 5 years S/S with Caroline and James M. (This stone was badly weathered and almost illegible.) McKinney, Ida M. dau of T.A. & M.A. McKinney died Aug. 25, 1874 aged 1y.1m.10d. John H. son of Jas. & E.A. McKinney died Feb. 16, 1875 aged 21y.23d. Meldrum, Charity wife of Henry Meldrum died Aug. 4, 1869 aged 42y.5m.7d. Mitchell, Edwin son of A. & L. Mitchell died Sept. 1, 1890 aged 5m.25d. Mock, John G. son of J.F. & N. J. Mock died Aug. 20, 1862 aged 2y.6m.24d. Mullen, Rhoda wife of Ephriam Mullen died Aug. 4, 1869 aged 61y.6m.22d. Nelson, Milton died Jan. 23, 1871 aged 41y.5m.11d. "A faithful friend a father dear A loveing husband lies buried here In love he lived in peace he died His life was asked but God denied." William W. son of M. & S.A. Nelson died ___ 185_ aged _y._m.3d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Newhouse, Infant son of J.E. & Almira Newhouse born & died Sept. 14, 1871 Newkirk, Abraham 1834 - 1871 S/S with Cyrus Cyrus S. died Oct. 2, 1855 aged 45y.4m.18d. Cyrus S. is also listed with Abraham 1809 - 1855 Obanion, Isadora dau of Wm. M. & Martha Obanion died Aug. 28, 1862 aged 1y.2m.28d. Oren son of W.M. & Martha Obanion died Oct. 4, 186_ aged 8m.28d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Susan M. dau of Wm. M. & Martha Obanion died Mar. 28, 1864 aged 4y.4m.2d. Parrish, Mary U. dau of Zechariah & Druscilla Parrish died Nov. 5, 1862 aged 2y.11m.13d. Parsons, Elizabeth A. dau of J. & H. Parsons died June 19, 1855 aged 24 days Gilbert son of J.C. & R.H. Parsons born & died Sept. 21, 1897 Henrietta wife of J.W. Parsons died June 16, 1857 aged 25y.5m.6d. Infant dau of J.G. & F.H. Parsons born & died Dec. 1, 1895 * James S. son of J.W. & S. Parsons died Jan. 9, 1865 aged 1y.26d. Lecty J. dau of J.W. & S. Parson died Feb. 1, 1862 aged 1y.23d. * Susannah died Apr. 16, 1867 aged 26y.10m.16d. Pattison, John P. son of Wm. J. & Elizabeth Pattison died May 29, 1858 aged 4m.11d. Powell, Isaac M. son of Wm. M. & E.A. Powell died Nov. 6, 1865 aged 12y.1m.8d. Price, (see Prigg) Parker died May 2, 1855 aged 23y.8m.15d. (I am not sure the last name is Prigg, it looks like Price to me. This stone wasn't too bad except the raised letters of the name were hard to read. This stone is broken in two pieces.) Prigg, (see Price) Parker died May 2, 1855 aged 23y.8m.15d. (I am not sure the last name is Prigg, it looks like Price to me. This stone wasn't too bad except the raised letters of the name were hard to read. This stone is broken in two pieces.) Reel, Nancy (Reel) Fleener 1808 - ____ S/S with Jonathan Fleener Rice, * Benjamin C. son of C.E. & Nancy Rice (Rigg) died Mar. 9, 1860 aged 2m.20d. (Note: I didn't find this stone, but believe it was probably Rigg, instead of Rice as the DAR had recorded it.) Rich, Amanda wife of Silas Rich died June 17, 1861 aged 27y.7m.6d. Amanda dau of Silas & Amanda Rich died Sept. 5, 1852 aged 2m.20d. (Bottom of this stone was buried in cement, but the date was 1852 not 1882 as the DAR had recorded it.) Erminnie J. dau of Silas & Mary A. Rich died Sept. 13, 1863 aged 1y.5m.4d. Rigdon, Elizabeth wife of Dr. P. Rigdon died Sept. 20, 1857 aged 36y.5m.10d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Elizabeth A. dau of Dr. P. & M.A. Rigdon died Dec. 18, 1863 aged 2y.1m.25d. Joseph A. son of P. & M.A. Rigdon died June 26, 1870 aged 1y.10m. Mary A. wife of Dr. P. Rigdon Mar. 14, 1832 - Aug. 24, 1901 S/S with Pryor Pryor "Dr." Aug. 27, 1814 - Oct. 28, 1900 S/S with Mary A. William C. son of Dr. P. & Elizabeth Rigdon died May 30, 1880 aged 38y.2m.14d. "Mason" Rigg(s), * Benjamin C. son of C.E. & Nancy Rice (Rigg) died Mar. 9, 1860 aged 2m.20d. (Note: I didn't find this stone, but believe it was probably Rigg, instead of Rice as the DAR recorded it.) Ellenor A. dau of Dr. C.E. & Nancy E. Rigg died July 27, 1854 aged 10m.10d. (Finding this stone is why I decided Benjamin was a Rigg instead of Rice, when I first saw Ellenor A. I thought it was Rice until I examined it closer.) (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Hettie E. dau of C.E. & N.E. Riggs died May 19, 1876 aged 1y.11m.10d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Nancy E. wife of Dr. C.E. Riggs died May 19, 1863 aged 32y.7d. Ross, Infant son of George & Sarah A. Ross born & died Jan. 13, 1870 S/S with James A. James A. son of George & Sarah A. Ross died Sept. 3, 1869 aged 5m.6d. S/S with Infant Russel, Allen A. son of Wm. H. & E.R. Russel died Feb. 23, 1873 aged 15y.11m.14d. Ida dau of W. & L. Russel died May 9, 1877 aged 3 months Richard J. son of Wm. & E.R. Russel died Mar. 31, 1873 aged 19y.10m.26d. Safford, * Harry G. son of J.F. & M.A. Safford died Mar. 30, 1860 aged 3y.5d. Hattie Alice dau of J.F. & M.A. Safford died Mar. 29, 1860 aged 1y.4m.21d. (I only found the top of this stone.) John F. died Aug. 28, 1877 aged 83 years "He died as he lived - a Christian." John P. died Feb. 5, 1875 aged 54y.2m.27d. Seward, Andrew F. died May 10, 1874 aged 43y.11m.26d. "Bereft of all but heaven." Charlie Sept. 23, 1871 - May 20, 1894 S/S with Margaret Francis J. wife of A.F. Seward died Jan. 16, 1863 aged 25y.11m.16d. George H. son of A.F. & F.J. Seward died May 26, 1861 aged 3y.3m.15d. Infant son of A.F. & F.J. Seward born & died Jan. 10, 1868 Infant son of __ & M.E. Seward died June 18, 1874 aged 2m.10d. (The first set of initials were illegible.) Margaret 1845 - 1926 S/S with Charlie William B. son of A.F. & F.J. Seward died Mar. 12, 1851 aged 1m.6d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Shields, William died Jan. 16, 1869 aged 24y.2m.6d. Sluder, Infant son of Henry & Caroline Sluder died Dec. 25, 1862 aged 11 days Smelser, Andrew died Jan. 23, 1874 aged 33y.9m.20d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Smith, Melvina C. dau of Wm. & M.J. Smith died ___ 1863 aged ___ (This stone was badly weathered and almost illegible and also part of it was buried in cement.) ______ child of W.M. & M.J. Smith died Aug. 27, 1875 aged 1y.5m.19d. (Top of this stone was gone.) Spergeon, John died Dec. 28, 1878 aged 82y.10m.28d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Sarah wife of John Spergeon died May 23, 1868 aged 76y.4m.18d. * Willie son of S. & J.G. Spergeon Jan. 15, 1877 born or died ??? Street, Elizabeth wife of John Street died Jan. 31, 1886 aged 77y.5m.16d. Isidora dau of _.D. & S. Street died Apr. 22, 1875 aged __y.2m.2d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) John died Aug. 26, 1872 aged 72y.4m.23d. Sarah wife of George Street died Feb. 22, 1857 aged 24y.10m.6d. Tetrick, Anna F. 1852 - 1887 S/S with William H. and a child Child (No dates) S/S with Anna F. and William H. William H. 1848 - 1928 S/S with Anna F. and a child Thrasher, Gaylor son of Wm. & Elisabeth Thrasher died Nov. 15, 1859 aged 2y.8m.5d. James W. son of Wm. & Elisabeth Thrasher died Dec. 15, 1859 aged 4y.3m.23d. (Could not verify age as it was buried in cement.) John M. son of Wm. & Elisabeth Thrasher died May 12, 1859 aged 7y.4m.14d. Josiah died June 17, 1868 aged 45y.3m.4d. Leonidas M. son of Josiah & Amanda Thrasher died Nov. 5, 1855 aged 5y.2m.24d. (His death date looked more like 1875 to me. Could not check age as this stone has been reset in cement and the age is covered up. It is possible it read 15y. instead of 5y.) Webb, Laura A. dau of Louis & Minerva Webb died July 12, 1869 aged 1y.4m.2d. Minerva wife of Louis Webb died Feb. 24, 1887 aged 41y.3m.22d. Welker, Miles died Jan. 11, 1858 aged 22y.7m.22d. Wells, Caroline wife of J.B. Wells died Feb. 12, 1865 aged 35y.1m.26d. Charley F. son of J.R. & S.J. Wells died Mar. 31, 1874 aged 3m.9d. George W. son of W.H. & Sarah Jane Wells died Aug. 12, 1860 aged 4y.2m.13d. (Badly weathered and almost illegible.) Graven son of John R. & Susan Wells died Nov. 6, 1867 aged 5m.27d. (Only first name shows the rest of the stone was buried in cement.) Hyatt J. son of J.B. & Caroline Wells died Aug. 30, 1860 aged 7 months William H. died Apr. 26, 1871 aged 41y.3m.10d. Williams, William son of Geo. & Melissa Williams died Oct. 19, 1868 aged ___ (The bottom of this stone was buried in cement.) Wills, Margaret July 26, 1824 - Sept. 22, 1897 S/S with Shepherd Shepherd Mar. 8, 1822 - Feb. 8, 1897 S/S with Margaret Unknown, Harry Hayes ____ died May 30, 1860 aged 3y.3d. Children of __ & __ Ma___ (This is all I could make out on this stone, it is clear there was more than one child listed and you could tell the top of the stone with at least one more name, was missing. Badly weathered and illegible.) William son of _____ (Appears to be a child as there is a lamb at the top and it is a very small stone. The bottom was gone.) Unknown died Oct. 12, 185_ aged 2y.4m.8d. (The last name appears to start with Ph____, the whole stone was there but badly weathered and illegible.) There were also at least 3 more stones I could make nothing out of, which would account for most of the asterisks you find in this reading.
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