This cemetery is located on the Ed Chamberlin farm on the northeast edge of Mooreland in Blue River Township, just north of CR 450 North, near the old railroad bed. This cemetery was started sometime in the 1850s by Francis Downing as a burial grounds for his family
Since Mooreland was not laid out until the year 1881 and the Mooreland town cemetery was not laid out until the 1890s and the Downing cemetery seems to have been used as the local neighborhood burial grounds.
In February of 1890 Eli Ladd a young African-American who was chased and shot dead just north of Mooreland (See story here) on the WW road, just South of Blountsville, was buried in this cemetery.
Supposedly many graves have been moved to the new cemetery soon after it opened.
Many, if not all, of the tombstones were knocked down because of the cattle grazing the land until it was eventually fenced off by Mr. Chamberlin, the stones though are in fairly good condition.