Monday, September 6, 2010

Madness Monday: Where is Sharon Cemetery in Indiana?

Snooping around old newspapers for clues to John N. Poundstone brought to light a death announcement in the Logansport Journal.  The article is as follows:

  John N. Poundstone an old and prominent citizen of Deer Creek township, died at his home at Young America at 5 a.m. yesterday at the age of 83 years.  The deceased had been a resident of Deer Creek township for forty-three years.  He leaves four sons and two daughters.  The funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Presbyterian Church at Wheeling, Ind.  Interment in Sharon cemetery.
  John N. Poundstone obituary, Logansport Journal, Logansport, Indiana, 8 July 1900, page 5, column 3.

John's death certificate lists his burial in Sherin Cemetery, location and date not included.

Wheeling, Indiana is located in Carroll County; Deer Creek is located in Cass County - they are near one another but I cannot find the location of a Sharon Cemetery.  

Several Poundstone family members have been buried in Beech Grove Cemetery in Carroll County Indiana.  Several of John's children are buried in the Center United Brethren Church Cemetery in Young America, Indiana.  Beware Sharon Cemetery I will find you.......

4 comments:

TCasteel said...

I found a couple in Indiana:
Sharon Cemetery is located in Ohio Twp., Newburgh, Indiana on Lenn Rd. From Hwy. 66, east, turn south onto Lenn Rd. The cemetery is situated on a hill on the east side of the road about .5 mile from the intersection of Hwy. 66 and Lenn Rd. It was also known as Casey Cemetery or Morgan Cemetery.
& Sharon Cemetery is in Clay Township of Bartholomew County on the border of Sections 7 and 8, R. 7E, T. 9N
&
Sharon Cemetery
Hope, Indiana 47246
&
Sharon Cemetery
Corydon, Indiana 47112

Maybe one of these will be helpful.
Good hunting.

Amy Urman said...

Thanks for the info but I think those two cemeteries are too far away. You did provide an excellent idea though - perhaps a name change. I should check the cemeteries in Cass and Carroll counties with their history in mind! Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Amy Urman, Hopefully you have found Beechgrove Cemetery in Sharon, IN. This Cemetery is located at county road 50 and Hwy 29 in Carroll County, In. It has grave stones with birthdates about 1830. I was there today looking for Crecraft's. Larry Cracraft

Amy Urman said...

Thank you for the info I will try to locate the cemetery the next time I am in Indiana!