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Kessinger Cemetery
Kessinger Methodist Episcopal Church
or Conway or Macedonia

This cemetery is located on the Marvin Luellen farm, next to the Wilbur Wright road, in section #35 in Blue River Township. Richard Conway a veteran of the Revolutionary War originally started this cemetery in the early 1840s with the burial of his first wife Polly Watson Conway. On 17 Mar 1845 Richard Conway deeded ΒΌ acre to Richard Conway, Michael Conway, George Cofflo, John Ware and Luther Seagrave, trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church land for a the erecting of a church to be known as "Macedonia." The cemetery is mowed occasionally by the Luellen family but receives very little care otherwise. This last year the Henry County Cemetery Commission went in and completely cleaned and sprayed for rank vegetation and fixed the little wrought iron fence located in middle of the cemetery. Many of the stones have been broken off and are missing. As off this last fall (2003) there were only two stones left standing. There are two American military veterans buried in this cemetery Richard Conway, a Revolutionary war vet and Miles Conway war of 1812. It's a shame they never receive a flag on Memorial or Veterans' day.
Indiana Cemetery Locations, Volume 2, published by the Indiana Genealogical Society (01 April 2006), gives the primary cemetery name as Kessinger Cemetery with alternate names of Conway Cemetery and Macedonia Cemetery.
The cemetery is listed in the Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and in the State Historical Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD) with Cemetery Record Number CR-33-4 (Kessinger MEC / Conway / Macedonia / Kessinger Methodist Episcopal Church).
The Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory (IHSSI) survey number for Kessinger Cemetery / Conway Cemetery is 065-451-05046 with the dataset compiled in 1992. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) feature ID for the cemetery is 2745826 (Kessinger Cemetery).
Information contributed by Kelly Garner

Posted 1/18/2018

Last Name First Name (Maiden) Birth Date Death Date Spouse - Marriage Date Parents Military obit
Conway Catherine 8/17/1796 8/23/1889 Miles
Conway James N 3/3/1830 9/30/1843 Richard & Cynthia
Conway John 10/6/1840 4/13/1841 Richard & Cynthia
Conway Lucinda 8/5/1843 Richard & Cynthia
Conway Mary (Wilson) 1798 1866 Michael
Conway Michael 1794 1855
Conway Miles 7/15/1841 7/19/1841 Richard & Cynthia
Conway Miles Sr 3/4/1794 9/22/1883 War of 1812 Veteran
Conway Polly (Watson) 1765 1835 Richard
Conway Richard 1762 5/15/1855 Revolutionary War VA Militia
Conway Samuel 2/18/1842 3/24/1843 Richard & Cynthia
Dykes Rachael (Moore) 2/5/1828 5/9/1847 James P
Koons Nancy Ellen Joseph & Lucinda
Koons Samuel Joseph & Lucinda
Koons Sarah Joseph & Lucinda
Koons Thomas Joseph & Lucinda
Moore Alice (Seybold) 10/31/1791 1/5/1864 Thompson - 10/10/1813
Moore Julia Ann (Wilson) 5/22/1815 1838 Phillip
Moore Lydia 3/12/1871 4/3/1871 Baldwin & Catherine
Moore Thompson 8/27/1795 10/27/1864
Waltz Infant son 1856 1856 Daniel & Mary

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