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Vermillion/Bethel Baptist Cemetery

This cemetery is located in Section 36, N 1/2 of NW 1/2 of NE 1/4. It is the Old Bethel Baptist Church burying ground but is usually called the Vermillion Cemetery. Quotes from Abner Goodwin's will state: "I, Abner Goodwin of Owen County, State of Indiana . . . direct that my body be decently buried by the side of my first wife . . . There is one acre of land that I gave to the Baptist Church in Putnam County for a public burying ground to be used for that purpose by the people"

The following reading was taken from records located in the Putnam County Library. These are known as the "green books" and were compiled by the Putnam County Historical Society. Information added to the listing below is in red.

Typed by Sharon Bryant, Norfolk, VA

Chandler, Scady d 7 Mar 1865 age 69y 11m 24d

Elizabeth, his wife, b 15 Dec 1795 d 10 Nov 1841
"Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, daughter of William & Margaret Shreve and wife of Scady Chandler. A Native of Kentucky. "

Goodwin, Abner d 12 Sep 1849 age 58y

Mary, his wife, d 11 Apr 1855 age 56y

Charlotte, wife of Abner Goodwin, no dates readable.

Vermillion, Isaiah d 23 Oct 1871 age 79y 6m 29d

Tillitha (his wife) b 8 Jan 1799 d 15 Sep 1879

Franklin (his son) d 24 May 1864 age 29y 1m 6d

Sigler, Martha, daughter of A & S Sigler, d Mar 17, 1844, aged 10y 2m 13d

Lydia, daughter of A & S Sigler, d Mar 26 1844, age 4y 11m 31d

Lane, Amanda, wife of Chalkey Lane, d Apr 16, 1868, aged 26y 7m 4d

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