The following information from "Cemetery Records of Noble Twp", by Ron Woodward, and published in "Family Branches" Vol 9, No. 6, February, 2004, Updated Volume 23, No. 7, Mar 2018. Newsletter of the Wabash County Genealogical Society, published monthly and mailed to members.
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McClure Cemetery is located West of Wabash city in Noble township, Twp 27N Range 6E, Section 17, NE Quarter. GPS location: North 40.47.718 West 085.52.216. It is a small private burying ground located on Real Alloy property. Some of the stones have been relocated to other parts of the county. It is the oldest known cemetery in Wabash County. It is located on a small knoll cleared by the McClure family in the 1820s, just east of the orginal state highway that ran from Logansport to Fort Wayne. In the 1970s the cemetery was clearned up by a local boy scout troop headed by a young man working on his Eagle Scout Award. I last visited the cemetery in 1995. It was noticable that someone had been digging into the graves as much as two feet. In 2001, I was unable to find the cemetery as it had grown up in saplings and brush. Work done by Real Alloy employees has obscured signs of the road and may have covered some of the cemetery over with landfill. In the 2010s the area around the cemetery was investigated by the Indiana State Police thinking hat there might be evidence of burials made by Larry Hall during killing spree in the 1980s and early 1990s. Nothing was found.

Burials in McClure Cemetery

Carter, Sarah "In memory of Sarah wife of Jonas Carter, died 5-4-157 age 56-1-16"

High, Elizabeth - information obtained from deed recorded in Recorders office Book S page 38.

Keller, John 5-11-1755 10-6-1830 (family record)
        Jerusha wife of John 3-4-1761 12-14-1849 (family records)

Levalley, Abby dau of L & M died 6-19-1845 age 20-1-20
          Andrew J. son of L & M died 4-8-1833 age 1-1-11. Stone now located in Wabash Co Historical Museum.
          Levi died 6-18-1847 age 44-0-14

McClure, Joseph died 7-3-1847 aged 39-7-17.
  "Adieu my companion adieu, How sadly I bid you farewell,
   In mansions of glory with you, I expect & desire to dwell."
   [Stone now located in front of the Richvalley United Methodist Church]
         Samuel Sr. - Information obtained from deed recorded in Recorder's office Book S page 38.
Died instestate, petition filed by Robert and Samuel McClure Oct 8, 1838, wife Mary McClure.
Robert and Samuel appointed administrators. Sale bill of personal dated Nov 15, 1838 totaling $799.11.

Unknown, ? marker with only base of stone remaining
         ? grave marked with a field stone

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