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Kessinger Cemetery

Blue River Township

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    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 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 of 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.
NameDeathBirthOther
Conway, Catherine 23 Aug 188993y, 6d W of Miles
Conway, James N. 30 Sep 184313y, 6m, 27dS of Richard & Cynthia
Conway, John 13 Apr 18417m, 5d S of Richard & Cynthia
Conway, Lucinda 5 Aug 1843 9y, 6d D of Richard & Cynthia
Conway, Mary Wilson ca 1855 ca1798 W of Michael
Conway, Michael ca 1855 ca1794 S of Richard & Polly
Conway, Miles 19 Jul 18414d S of Richard & Cynthia
Conway, Miles Sr. 22 Sep 188389y, 6m, 18dH of Catherine - War of 1812
Conway, Polly Watsonca 1835 ca 1765 W of Richard
Conway, Richard ca 1855 1762 VA Militia, Revolutionary War
Conway, Samuel 24 Mar 18431y, 1m, 6d S of Richard & Cynthia
Dykes, Rachael Moore9 May 1847 19y, 6m, 18dW of James
Koons, Nancy Ellen n/a n/a D of Joseph & Lucinda
Koons, Samuel n/a n/a S of Joseph & Lucinda
Koons, Sarah n/a n/a D of Joseph & Lucinda
Koons, Thomas n/a n/a S of Joseph & Lucinda
Moore, Alice 5 Jan 1864 72y, 2m, 5d W of Thompson
Moore, Julia Ann Apr 1838 n/a 1st wife of Phillip
Moore, Lydia 3 Apr 1871 22d D of ?
Moore, Thompson 27 Oct 186469y, 2m  
Waltz, Infant Jan. 1856 Jan. 1856 S of Daniel & Mary Waltz
U.E.Bush, 2004
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