Bethel-Blocher Methodist Church Cemetery

Most of the information in this section was taken from "Lexington Township Cemetery Book, 1813~1988". This information is reproduced here with permission from the Scott County Historical Society.

BETHEL-BLOCHER METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY

Lexington Township
Scott County, Indiana

The land where this cemetery is located was entered (patented) March 17, 1837, by Daniel Reynolds. Not many years later a log church was built thereon and a graveyard was set aside for burials.

Next we find where on October 24, 1846, Alexander T. Robertson deeded a plot of ground to Alfred L. Johnson, Alexander T. Robertson, James C. Stodghill, Kinder Ferguson, and Daniel Wheat, Trustees of the Methodist Church "already erected there". This was in the south east quarter of Section 17, T 3N, R 8E.

We do not know how long the church stood there.

The Town of Blocher (first known as Holman Station) established in 1870 in Johnson Township by Daniel Blocher (1818-1901) grew up on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, one mile north of the church and cemetery, and the members decided to move their church into the new town. Bethel Methodist Church was erected in Blocher in 1903, but the townspeople continue to use the old cemetery. Now the old church has been replaced by a new one, but the old church bell has been preserved.

... From CEMETERY RECORDS, SCOTT COUNTY, published in 1978.

This cemetery has been cleaned and restored by the Scott County Cemetery Commission.

ALEXANDER, Sinkclear "Sink" 6/5/1865-8/18/1949
parents, Sylvester & Mary

ALEXANDER, Sylvester Died: 2/10/1910, Age: 77 yrs.
" Mary Died: 10/14/1898, Age: 55 yrs.

ALEXANDER, William Died: 6/15/1913, Age: 40 yrs.
Reference: James Golden

AMOS, Cyrus 12/4/1878-4/12 or 13/1963
Wife: Minnie (Scott)
on same stone with sister : SMITH, Alice 10/1/1876-11/27/1964

ANDERSON, C.M. 5/11/1874-10/14/1908

ANDERSON, Ephraim 3/4/1858-7/22/1860, son of J. M. & M.
stone broken

ANDERSON, Mitchell 12/6/1830-5/5/1876
" Little May 2/3/1870-2/16/1890, daughter of
Mitchell & Harriet
" John M. 5/22/1874-7/8/1874, son of M. & H. J.

ANDERSON, William M. 10/10/1837-8/26/1902
" Sarah 4/22/1844-8/2/1904
" Cordelia M. 3/23/1881-12/13/1905
daughter of William & S.

BARGER, Melody R. 8/1/1975-8/1/1975
parents, Jonathan Ray & Robin (Gay) Barger

BASSETT, Stephen 2/18/1817-2/1/1899
" Louisa 2/15/1817-11/19/1900

BAUGH, Lillian 1914-1956
husband, Stillson

BEAVERS, Thomas A. Died: 12/22/1880, Age: 20 yrs., 10 mos., 10 days
son of Asa H. & Mary J.
T.A.B. footstone

BERRY, Mrs. Effie M. 10/4/1903-3/22/1972
husband, Martin VanBuren Berry
parents, Oscar & Etta (Deal) Whitlatch

BLOCHER, Jefferson H. 8/4/1843-5/12/1904
" Sarah E. 8/2/1844-10/7/1930, wife
" daughter of J. H. & S. E. Died: 5/19/1869
Age: 4 yrs., 3 mos., 4 days

BLOCHER, John 3/16/1829-1/14/1911, Friend: John Simonson
" Mary 8/25/1833-2/27/1893

BLOCHER, Daniel 9/3/1818-4/21/1901
" Hester Ann 9/19/1820-7/21/1902, wife

BLOCHER, Jesse B., Jr. 1/4/1879-10/22/1904
" Hettie J. 1/1/1879-(No Date)

BLOCHER, Dr. J.B., Sr. 7/14/1846-1013/1907
" Minerva Ellen 4/28/1850-6/28/1916, wife
" Vandolia Died: 11/25/1868, Age: 2 mos., 13 days son of J. B. & M. E.
" Carlton C. 11/9/1869-3/8/1884, son of J. B. & M. E.
" Annie J. 2/21/1876-10/26/1878, daughter of J. B. & M. E.

BLOCHER, Mathias 4/16/1787-7/29/1874
" Elizabeth Died: 5/20/1883, Age: 77 yrs., 1 mo., 21 days
wife of Mathias

BURDSAL, Bertie May 2/2/1892-10/3/1896

CHRISTIE, Beverly Ann 1952-1952

CLARK, James M. 1836-1898
" Adaline 1837-1920
" Etta 1/31/1874-3/5/1877, daughter of J. M. & A.

CLARK, Marguerite Died: 3/11/1944, Age: 27 yrs.
Husband: Claude, buried at Scottsburg

CLARK, Matthew flied: 7/14/1897, Age: 60 yrs.

CLINE, James 3120/1793-6/22/1834
" Mary 4/22/1798-9 /20/1873, wife

CLINE, Jonathan C. 3/3/1833-5/17/1923
" Sarah (Reid) 1/23/1834-7/23/1909, wife
Married: 1855
His parents: James & Mary Cline
Her parents: Thomas M. Reid

CLINE, Samantha Ann (Rice) 1846-1899
Stone erected by her daughter Jerry, adjoining stone of
William W. & Harriet W. Rice stone

COLBERT, Oscar T. 1902 - (No Dates)
" Bessie L. (Rutherford) 1904-1939, 1st wife
Vera Craig, 2nd wife

CRAWFORD, Mary J. 5/30/1853-10/19/1854, daughter of A. C. & N. J.
" Daniel M. 1/27/1857 4/17/1858, son of A. C. & N. J.
" Infant 6/18/1864-8/2/1864, son of A. C. & N. J.

CRAWFORD, M. Reid No Dates
" Ann 1815-1838, wife of M. R. C.
" Mary 10/20/1836-8/10/1839, daughter of M. & A.

CREIGHTON, Rev. J.K. Died: 10/27/1897, Age: 66 yrs.
" Marietta 1852-1942

DEAL, Clarence H. 7/16/1874-8/30/1879, son of Jobe & N. A.

DEAL, Nancy Ann Died: 12/7/1928, Age: 79 yrs.
Reference: Mrs. Oscar Whitlatch

DeBERRY, Rhoda A. 11/11/1871-8/30/1899

DUFFY, Sidney A. 6/15/1853-2/3/1883
" Vennie 3/5/1853-5/6/1933

DEPUTY, Caroline E. 9/28/1856-4/15/1861, daughter of A. W. & M. E.

FITCH, Josephine 10/12/1839-12/31/1908
" Theodore 4/23/1875-3/15/1895, son

GASAWAY, Edwin J. 1846-1928
" Bama J. 1850-1926
" Howard E. 12/24/1885-9/20/1950

GASAWAY, Floy 1907-1907

GASAWAY, Wayne 1904-1904

GATES, Larry Edward 2/9/1976-9/16/1977
Linnie Leon & Rosia Lee (Bell) Gates, parents

GATES, Lester 5/3/1924-6/7/1986

GUYNN, Laura A. Died: 10/5/1871, Age: 2 yrs., 8 mos., 11 days
daughter of G. & H. M.
" Evie D. Died: 10/4/1871, Age: 9 mos., 15 days
daughter of G. & H. M.

HARDY, Arvel W 7/23/1902-5/29/1943
" Glenn G. 5/20/1908-(No Dates)

HART, Henry 3/29/1875-5/31/1875, son of J. W. & A. A.
" Stella 10/15/1876-5/12/1902, daughter of J. W. & A. A.

HART, Martin L. 9/11/1829-3/10/1910
" Eliza 1830-1872, wife
" Fidellia Died: 6/29/1865, Age: 8 yrs., 11 mos.
daughter of M. L. & E. A.
" Sissa Died: 11/30/1863, Age: 2 yrs., 8 mos.
daughter of M. L. & E. A.

HART, Polly Died: 4/8/1886, Age: 86 yrs., wife of A. Hart
on stone with Lola Rodgers

HOARD, Rebecca Died: 9/11/1909, Age: 75 yrs.
Trustee: John Sarver

HORD, Harry C. 12/12/1872-8/13/1952
" Christina I. 8/17/1886-8/27/1955

HORD, Clifford A. 4/17/1903-6/19/1940

IRWIN, Margaret M. 1/2/1813-12/15/1875

JENNINGS, Salmon Reid 3/9/1832-11/27/1882
" Mary 12/3/1828-7/27/1908
" Tivis E. 1868-4/16/1947

JOHNSON, Alford 11/24/1820-4/4/1877
" Nancy 1/27/1818-12/28/1905

JOHNSON, Elizabeth Died: 10/3/1860. Age: 62 yrs., 2 mos., 6 days
wife of Daniel

JOHNSON, James F. Died: 10/1/1855, Age: 21 yrs., 5 mos., 1 day
" Martha A. Died: 12/12/1864, No age given, wife

KELLY, Gershom 4/14/1815-5/15/1898
" Mary A. 1/31/1825-1/14/1916

LAFORCE, Daniel G. 2/22/1804-816/1863
" Nancy S. Died: 9/14/1831 (Only Date), wife

LaMASTER, James J. 10/7/1834-4/9/1895
" Samanthae 1/17/1845-5/15/1913
" Isaac J. 12/1/1883-10/7/1884, son of J. & S.
on one stone

LAW, Daniel 7/15/1826-3/22/1898
" Frances 3/27/1827-3/14/1898
" William Joel Died: 2/2/1853, Age: 2 yrs., 4 days
son of D. & F.
" Thomas Daniel 11/21/1853-12/6/1853, son of D. & F.
" Ella 5/4/1863-3/21/1883, daughter of D. & F.

LAW, John M. 4/30/1856-3/30/1923
" Elzora 12/15/1863-12/11/1912, wife

LAW, Ira J. 1891-1958
" Bessie 1891-9/23/1972
" John A. 1917-l936
all on one stone

LETT, Nelson G. 11/10/1878-4/23/1903

LITSON, Mary Died: 3/12/1862, Age: 21 yrs., 3 mos., 20 days
wife of John

LOWRY, Mrs. Rosa B. Died: 2/23/1945
parents, Robert & Harriett Farthing

McCARTNEY, Mary A. 6/9/1834-1/19/1885

McCARTNEY, William 12/16/1811-2/8/1888

McCARTNEY, William 8/29/1853-6/9/1881

McCARTNEY, William B. 9/22/1896-2/14/1897, son of A. & M.

McCASLIN, Florence 10/10/1855-12/24/1860, daughter of J. R. & J. M.

McCURRY, Martha Died: 3/30/1914, Age: 68 yrs.
Reference: Lawson Mace

McCURRY, Maude M. 7/12/1892-8/27/1900, daughter of J. F. & M. A.

McGAUGHEY, John M. 6/21/1878-9/11/1879, son of A. J. & E. A.

McNEELEY, Charles F. 1857-1934

McNEELY, Frederick 8/23/1824-8/3/1889
" Eliza 4/22/1829-10/26/1896, wife

McNEELEY, Louisina S. 1/12/1847-12/13/1916

McNEELY, Rufus J. 10/21/1866-1/3/1909

McNEELY, Warner S. 7/3/1880-6/7/1901

MORGAN, Molissa Died: 11/28/1885, Age: 21 yrs., 3 mos., 27 days
" William 12/15/1869-5/30/1893
" Paralee D. 7/15/1867-4/25/1888

NEWSOME, Kathy 8/24/1952-8/24/1952 parents, Elmer & Imogene Newsome

PARHAM, Sarah 4/3/1795-1/16/1853, wife of J. W.
stone broken in two

PARK, Andrew C. 1876-12/1/1949
" Nellie M. (McCurry) 1878-1961
His parents: Joseph & Emma (Cross) Park

PAXTON, Annie E. 4/19/1877-6/12/1904, wife of Thomas

PAXTON, Amos Died: 1/ /1901, Age: 35 yrs.

PAXTON, Lt. James (No Dates), Co. B, 93rd Ind. Vol. Inf., Civil War

PAXTON, Nancy 4/22/1832-6/2/1869, wife of James M.

PLAKE, Mathias M. 1872-1936
" Maude E. 1876-1951
" Edna R. 11/27/1901-10/12/1906, daughter of M. M. & M.
" Infant Died: 10/12/1906, Age: 5 yrs., son of M. M. & M.
daughter, Hilda Alexander

PRICE, Lucinda Died: 4/5/1919, Age: 85 yrs.
Relative, William Price

READING, George H. 9/4/1872-9/26/1872, son of J. H. & E. B.
" Sarah E. 2/3/1874-2/11/1874, daughter of J. H. & E. B.

REID, Ann 1815-1838, wife of M.
" Mary 10/20/1836-8/10/1839, daughter of M. & A.

REID, Infant 3/10/1877-8/30/1877, son of A. G. & E. E.
" Infant 12/14/1879-5/6/1880, son of A. G. & E. E.

REID, Cora 10/4/1871-9/30/1872, daughter of A.M. & A.

REID, Freddy 9/25/1879-10/19/1880

REID, Lawson N. 6/27/1848-7/12/1920
" Ella V. 8/7/1860-5/9/1942

REID, Lydia A. 7/3/1821-8/2/1875, wife of Matthew N.
" Matthew N. Died: 7/2/1863, Age: 20 yrs., 8 mos., 19 days
son of M. N. & L. A., Co. B, 93rd Ind. Vol. Inf., Civil War
" Philena Died: 3/21/1855, Age: 1 yr., 1 day, daughter of M. N. & L. A.
" Julia A. Died: 10/16/1858, Age: 2 yrs., 6 mos., 11 days, daughter of M. N. & LA
" Let (rest of stone broken off) Died: 4/29/1872, Age: 12 yrs., 1 mo., 7 days,
daughter of M. N. & L. A.
" Alice Died: 4/12/1866, Age: 1 yr., 11 days
daughter of M. N. & LA

REID, Reece M. 5/11/1804-9/22/1876
" Margaret J. Died: 6/28/1855, Age: 46 yrs., wife
" George 11/26/1833-7/7/1851, son
" Jonathan J. 1/25 1835-3/13/1854, son
" William H. 8/19/1836-10/ /1838, son
" Sarah Margaret 4/28/1838-6/28/18??, daughter
" Matthew N. 12/16/1839-1/11/1853, son
" James Guthrie 4/10/1841-12/2/1857, son
" Flavilla Isabel 9/27/1843-8/15/1859, daughter
" Reece M. Died: 1/30/1865, Age: 19 yrs., 3 mos., 21 days, son

REID, Thomas M. 5 27/1806-2/27/1877
" Eliza H. 3/3/1807-8/4/1878, wife

REID, Thomas M. 1/20/1831-7/11/1865, son of T. M & J.

REID, Willis T. 2/25/1853-10/30/1895
" Ellen A. 2/8/1857-12/18/1890, wife of W. T.
" Lillian A. 8/4/1878-2/7/1884, daughter of W. T. & E. A.

REID, Winnie L. 8/27/1882-8/5/1896, daughter of L. N. & E.

REYNOLDS, Laura S. Died: 6/29/1872, daughter of J. M. & N. R.
Age: 4 mos., 7 days

RICHARDSON, Fred Died: 4/1/1960, Age: 70 yrs., wife, Alma

RICE, Alice J. 1/8/1856-3/12/1879, wife of Stephen H.

RICE, Henry Died: 4/3/1881, Age: 29 yrs., 2 mos., 16 days

RICE, Joseph P. Died: 4/9/1887, Age: 36 yrs., 11 mos., 18 days

RICE, Maggie H. 9/15/1876-1/19/1905, wife of Halleck H.

RICE, Silvia 8/4/1874-9/6/1877, daughter of S. H. Rice

RICE, William Wesley 9/16/1822-12/19/1892
" Harriet 3/15/1821-2/12/1899, wife of W. W.

RIPP, Infant Died: 2/8/1913, Age: 8 days, relative John

RIPP, Harold C. 2/28/1907-8/17/1907, son of John & Carrie

ROBERTSON, Alexander M. 2/13/1837-6/21/1918
" Amanda 2/28/1858-6/20/1938, wife
" Clarence L. 5/22/1896-2/25/1897, son of A. M. & A. A.

ROBERTSON, Alexander T. 1/21/1804-3/14/1871
" Mary 11/3/1816-10/2/1876, wife of A. T.
" Maria Died: 9/22/1846, Age: 42 yrs., 3 mos., 22 days
wife of A. T.
" Thomas A. 7/9/1849-1/19/1853, son of A. T. & M.
" Caroline A. 4/25/1851-(Date not legible), daughter of A. T. & M.

ROBERTSON, Delita Died: 11/2/1890, Age: 59 yrs., wife of Milton H.

ROBERTSON, Fletcher 2/11/1843-2/10/1907
" Mary F. 9/17/1852-8/13/1919
" Infant Born & Died: 10/22/1872, son of Wm. F. & M. F.

ROBERTSON, Harvey N. Died: 8/10/1885, Age: 40 yrs., 1 mo., 25 days

ROBERTSON, Zeph M. 3/2/1884-12/1/1969
" Cora S. 9/14/1874-2/19/1929

RODGERS, William Died: 5/13/1908, Age: 82 yrs.
Relative: William Owens

RODGERS, William Elza 4/13/1869-3/25/1878, son of Wm. & R. A.
" Lola Dean 6/18/1874-11/11/1875, daughter of Wm. & R. A.

RODMAN, Sarah Jane 4/24/1822-11/13/1875, wife of Dr. William

ROYCE, Charles S. 3/5/1826-1/11/1900
" Sarah E. 12/27/1841-10/25/1897, wife of Charles S.

ROYCE, Elizabeth Died: 12/4/1925, Age: 75 yrs.
Relative: James Thomas Royce

ROYCE, Helen L. 9/8/1908-3/27/1909, daughter of C. A. & G. P.

ROYCE, John W. 1/2/1884-4/2/1885, son of J. T. & E. J.

RUTHERFORD, Stella B. 2/27/1871-8/12/1939

SALZMAN, Mary Jane 1858-1950

SHEARER, Elizabeth J. 5/15/1855-8/9/1891, wife of J. W.
daughter of S. & L. Bassett
" Encie J. 6/19/ 1886-(No Date), daughter of J. W. & E. J.
" Ernest W. 12/24/1888-(No Date), son of J. W. & E. J.

SMITH, Alice 10/1/1876-11/27/1964 on same stone with brother:
AMOS, Cyrus 12/4/1878-4/12 or 13/1963

SMITH, Daniel 12/11/1841-10/15/1873, husband of L. S.

SMITH, John W. 7/19/1842-7/27/1895
" (No first name) 6/2/1887-8/ /1887, son of J. W.
" (No first name )12/20/1866-(No Date), son of J. W.

SMITH, Infant Died: 3/30/1869, Age: 16 days, son of D. & L. B.

SMITH, Laura Alice 9/1/1874-11/27/1964
husband, Alex Smith
parents, John A. & Sarah Frances Alexander

SMITH, Lola E. 2/9/1871-9/21/1871, daughter of A. & N.
" Hazeltine 4/30/1878-7/30/1878, son of A. & N.

SMITH, Nancy 11/3/1844-6/8/1878, wife of Albert

SMITH, Clarence 2/4/1870-4/30/1887

SMITH, William O. 1/13/1868-8/19/1884

SPAULDING, John Andrew 6/7/1961-12/20/1982
Francis L. & Joyce A. (Hollander) Spaulding

STEWARD, Mary E. 1839-1933, Stewart Marker

STEWARD, Mary Frances 1946-1947

STEWARD, May (Blocher) 1872-1947
daughter of Jesse D. & Ella (Boles) Blocher

STEWARD, Sandra Kay 4/29/1954-7/5/1954

STOCKDALE, Pearl Died: 1/16/1986, Age: 81 yrs.

STODGHILL, James 10/2/1776-7/10/1858
" Lucy 8/13/1779-4/18/1853, wife

STODGHILL, James C. 7/4/1812-1/5/1888
" Rebecca 12/13/1814-1/1/1873, wife
" Lucy Ann 12/8/1834-9/6/1866, daughter
" Maria E. 2/22/1848-9/24/1872, daughter
" James T. 9/6/1851-9/29/1851, son
" Eliza E. 12/13/1855-12/20/1856, daughter

STODGHILL, Lottie R. 10/15/1873-3/29/1881, daughter of D. W. & E.

TOOMBS, Alabama A. 2/2/1855-12/5/1884, wife of D. J.

TOOMS, Bessie A. 1/2/1852-3/19/1893

TOOMBS, Charles A. 1872-1946

TOOMBS, Matilda A. 1866-1939

TOOMBS, Samuel A. 2/22/1846-/10/1875
" Ruth A. 6/17/1848-3/17/1874, wife of S. A.

TOOMBS, William E. 2/16/1896-4/14/1978, pvt., U.S. Army, WWI

TOOMS, William P. Died: 11/23/1866, Age: 58 yrs., 6 mos., 4 days
" Martha A. 7/23/1816-10/30/1890, wife
" Sanders Y. 7/17/1849-/19/1864, son of Wm. P. & M. A.
" Margaret E. 6/11/1854-12/22/1868, daughter of Wm. P. & M. A.

TOOMS, William T. 3/1/1837-3/6/1872

TRAYLOR, Capitola 7/21/1862-11/13/1862, daughter of A. B. & M. A.
" Infant 7/10/1865-7/21/1865, son of A. B. & M. A.

ULMER, Abigail W. Died: 10/30/1927, Age: 74 yrs.
Reference: O. N. Shirley

ULMER, Henry C. Died: 3/1/1906, Age: 60 yrs.
Co. D, 52nd Ind. Vol. Inf., Civil War
" James W. 8/29/1869-1/31/1903, son of H. C. & A.

VEST, Alonzo M. Died: 9/16/1882, Age: 31 yrs., 7 mos., 5 days
" Harriet L. 11/2/1855-3/4/1876, wife
" Sarah J. 3/13/1848-10/23/1880, wife
" Nora Died: 3/2/1886, Age: 12 yrs., 3 mos., 15 days daughter of A. M. & H.

VEST, Ann Eliza 7/6/1834-9/11/1882

VEST, Chesley 7/25/1822-9/1/1886
" Mary L. 5/11/1833-10/12/1888, wife of C. L.
" Flora 4/7/1870-5/1/1887, daughter of C. L. & Mary L.

VEST, Edward C. 8/18/1864-10/27/1921
" Emma D. 11/24/1865-12/6/1945, wife of E. C., daughter of Isaac Buxton
" Gladys E. 5/20/1900-6/16/1902, daughter of E. C. & E. D.

VEST, Ena Died: 5/2/1861, Age: 1 yr., 4 days
son of G. W. & P. A.
broken stone - hard to read

VEST, Infant Died: 2/3/1888, son of E. T. & I. I.
" Infant 3/18/1889-3/23/1889, son of E. T. & I. I.

VEST, Lillie B. Died: 11/8/1885, Age: 18 yrs., 3 mos., 14 days
wife of E. T.

WALLACE, Baby Girl 1934
parents, Maurice & Aline (Vest)

WALLACE, Ellen 1861-1932

WARD, James A. 2/26/1846-9/12/1877
" Daniel P. 11/12/1875-3/2/1913, son of J. A. & E. J.

WEBSTER, Sarah Margaret 1890-1944

WHITLATCH, Nora A. Died: 4/14/1875, Age: 2 yrs., 3 mos., 7 days
daughter of I. J. & S. A.

WHITLATCH, Oscar E. Died: 1/27/1945, Age: 63 yrs., 11 mos., 12 days
" Etta F. 11/3/1869-4/5/1963
Her parents: Job & Nancy (Montgomery) Deal
His parents: Peter A. & Catherine (Sommerville) Whitlatch Oscar E., buried at Bridgewater-Owens - We did not find his stone in 1987
daughters - Effie Berry & Elma Baxter
Larry J. ???


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