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Evan's Cemetery

(AKA the Lick Branch Baptist Church Cemetery)
Prairie Township, Henry County, IN

Click to enlarge Evans Cemtery 2003 - click to enlarge Evans Cemtery 2003 - click to enlarge
      On 27 Oct 1838 Samuel Evans, Hannah Evans, Samuel Evans, Aaron Evans and Rosanna Jarrett deeded acre of land for fifty cents in cash to Aaron Ballard, James T. Barnard and Samuel C. Evans, trustees of the Baptist church called "Lick Branch" for the purpose of a "Burying Ground." They also deeded one acre south of the cemetery to the same trustees for the purpose of building a house of worship for the Baptist church known as "Lick Branch."
     In September of 1829 Lemuel Evans purchased the land where the cemetery is located. Lemuel died in September of 1859. Lemuel and Hannah O'Harrow Evans had a total of 12 children, all deceased by 1884. During the Civil war, Lemuel and Henry Evans died on the battlefield, their mother, Hannah, had their bodies recovered and brought back to Henry county for burial in the Evans cemetery.
     There has been considerable damage and vandalism done in this cemetery. Many stones are missing and a lot of graves are unmarked. Two years ago I personally returned several stones to this cemetery that had been carried off by vandals and recovered by the Henry county Sheriff's department.
     This last fall the Henry County Cemetery Commission started repair and rebuilding of the stones and cleaning the area of weeds and trash in this cemetery. We should have it looking nice again this year after many years of neglect.
     Thomas Hamm and the New Castle Junior History Club recorded this cemetery in 1973. I have researched and added a few names to that list.

NameDeathBornOther Info
Ball, James 28 Mar 1877 29y,5m,22d  
Ballard, Aaron 1 Aug 1877 81y,7m, Same stone as Nancy
Ballard, Mary E. 4 Feb 1877 4m,26d, Dau. of PE & J
Ballard, Nancy 16 Mar 1885 75y, 7m,10d Same stone as Aaron
Bouslog, Boston      
Bruce, Hester Ann 6 May 1854 1m,2d Dau. of J & J
Bruce, Jane Wood 15 Jun 1854   W of Joshua - D. of J&S Wood
Davis, Olive Josephine 5 Mar 1878 15y,5m,7d Dau. of Jacob & Sarar
Downs, Susan 22 May 1845 70y  
Dunbar, Emma 7 Oct 1872 ?y,8m,  
Dunbar, O. W. 11 Apr 1884 22 Oct 1856  
Evans, Aaron 7 Jan 1884 74y,10m,17d  
Evans, Clarissa 18 Jul 1880 31y,11m,16d Same stone as James
Evans, David S.     Son of Lemuel & Hannah
Evans, Hannah 1 Jan 1886 85y W of Lemuel
Evans, Hannah 25 Feb 1852 25y,8m,5d  
Evans, James 28 Jul 1880 37y,7m,13d Same stone as Clarissa
Evans, John 21 Oct 1869 31y,10m,23d  
Evans, Joseph 1 Jan 1842 2y,8d, Son of Lemuel & Hannah
Evans, Lemuel 15 Sep 1859 15 May 1797  
Evans, Lemuel 5 Feb 1863   57th, IN Inf. Co. F
Evans, Lora G. 18 Jul 1880 15 May 1860 Dau. of J & C
Evans, Mary M. 18 Jun 1875 15 May 1860 Dau. of J & C
Evans, Sunannah Sayers 1836 1775 Wife of David
Evans, William L. 22 Nov 1879 13y,2m,26d Son of James & Clarinda
Evans, Henry 12 Jan 1863   Co. A 54th IN Inf.
Foreman, Amanda 5 ? 1864 5y, Dau. of Jane
Foreman, George 29 Feb 1864 89y  
Garmen, Daniel 11 Nov 1881 23 Jun 1801 Same stone as Sophia
Garman, Kate A. 13 Feb 1870 ?y,10m,19d Wife of George
Garman, Sophia 16 Mar 1877 10 Feb 1904 Wife of Daniel
Garman, Willard W. 19 Oct 1894 21 Jul 1867  
Gaugh, Abigail 3 May 1842 29y,7m.14d  
Gaugh, Charles 4 Sep 1842 41y,10m,15d  
Gaugh, Charles M. 2 Aug 1839 2y,6m  
Gaugh, Laurence 10 Aug 1842 19y  
Gaugh, Lemuel 2 May 1863   84th IN Inf. Co. G
Gaugh, Luke 17 Jul 1835 17y,10m,15d  
Goble, Harriet L. 16 Apr 1859 2y,8m,15d Dau. of P & E N
Hale, Lutetia C. 12 Mar 1884 31y,3m,8d  
Harter, Anna A. 29 Sep 1863 4y,9m,5d Dau. of JM & MC
Harter, Elizabeth 10 Dec 1857 18y,7m,2d Dau of D & M
Harter, Mary A. 10 Feb 1877 68y,11m,17d Wife of David
Harter, Sanford M. 5 Mar 1868 6m,5d Son of JM & MC
Harter, William R. 6 Feb 1845 4y,6m,16d S of D & M
Harvey, Filander T,     In ground vault"
Harvey, Sarah A. 20 Jul 1874 28y,9m,5d Wife of FT
Healey, Jesse H. 25 Feb 1856 60y,5m,8d 1st Sheriff of Henry Co.
Healey, Sarah 7 Jul 1871 79y,2m,21d Wife of Jesse
Hess, Perry 13 Apr 1854 3y,1m,7d Son of Elizabeth
House, A------ 2 Apr 1850 2y,3m,17d  
Jefferson, Sarah A. 31 Mar 1885 39y,9m,8d Wife of JW
Jeffries, Anderson 26 Mar 1865 70y,10m,23d  
Jeffries, Harriet 16 Feb 1868 72y,1m,9d Wife of A
Kessinger, Mary Alice   23y,5m,5d  
Lester, Pleasant 4 Jan 1858 14y,8m Son of James & Ester
Muterspaugh, Eliza 12 Mar 1865 65y9m,14d Wife of Fredrick
Muterspaugh, Fredrick 5 Sep 1856 57y  
Muterspaugh, Joel C. 16 Sep 1862 36y  
Newcomer, Benjamin F. 27 Aug 1855 6y,3m,18d Son of WM & L
Newcomer, Daniel H. 9 Jun 1873 23y,3m,23d Son of MB & EJ
Newcomer, Elizabeth 4 Feb 1874 42y,3m,23d Wife of W
Newcomer, Eliza J. 18 Apr 1896 10 Dec 1830 Wife of Malachi
Newcomer, Infant 13 Aug 1863 11d Son of John & Sarah
Newcomer, Malachi B. 21 Feb 1896 4 Oct 1829 Same stone as Eliza
Newcomer, Mary J. 5 Sep 1854 1y,1d Dau. of MB & EJ
Riadon, Benton 14 Apr 1861 4 Jan 1840  
Riadon, Catherina 29 Mar 1861 1 Jan 1845  
Riadon, George 25 Aug 1838 4 Aug 1838  
Riadon, Louisiana 21 Mar 1861 25 Jan 1813 3rd wife of Wm.
Riadon, Nancy 6 -- 1838 27 Mar 1813 Wife of Wm.
Riadon, William 31 Nov 1864 11 Mar 1794  
Sheets, Mary O. 7 Feb 1865   Dau of WA & NS
Sheets, Nancy S. 9 Aug 1871 27y,1m,20d Wife of Wm.
Showers, Infant     Son of CW & LA
Showers, Milton     Son of CW & LA
Simmons, Jordan 11 Dec 1856   Son of James & Lydia
Simmons, Oliver H. 9 Oct 1872 16y,4m,3d Son of Jas & Lydia
Smith, Susannah      
Sowash, Charlotte O. 16 May 1863 33y,2d Wife of David
Thomas, Catherine 15 Nov 1857 25y,10m,27d Wife of Benuamin
Williams, Albert 21 Oct 1894 18 Sep 1860  
Williams, George 9 Nov 1897 26 Aug 1868  
Williams, Jane E. 16 Oct 1876 50y,1m,21d  
Williams, Joseph 1924 1832  
Williams, Joshua 16 Jan 1896 10 Mar 1814  
Williams, Laura 30 Aug 1905 21 Apr 1833  



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