Bethel Christian 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 CHRISTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY
(Split Stump)

Lexington Township
Scott County, Indiana

In 1862, Elder Wesley Hartley (1819-1897) began to preach in the home of Jacob Crist (1810-1874), about one-fourth of a mile south of where the meeting house was eventually built. In the same year John and Sarah E. Stucker deeded to Emsley Hough, Milton Kimberlin, and James Park, trustees of the Bethel Christian Church, one acre of land near the Split Stump Schoolhouse, and about two miles west of Nabb. This was in the southwest corner of tract 279 of Clark's Grant which had originally been granted in 1784 to the heirs of Captain Leonard Helm (who had died in 1782). A church was built here in 1863, and the congregation continued to prosper. Then in 1868-1871 the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad (now the B.&.0.), was built through Scott County, and people began moving to Nabb (astride the Scott-Clark County line, and to Marysville, in Clark County, and the church began to decline.) Regular services were not held there after 1886, and the church organization passed out of existence. However, the building was kept for funeral purposes until 1938, when a violent windstorm wrecked the old church and the remains were removed. All that remains today are the concrete steps and the cemetery, which can be seen just off State Road 203 on Split Stump Road.

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

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


ALEXANDER, John 1811-1878
" Margaret 1849-1893, wife

BLANKENSHIP, Elizabeth 6/24/1921-5/29/1925

COLE, Stephen A. 1832-1904
" Amy E. (Noe) 1834-1924, wife

CORTNER, David M. 10/29/1835-4/26/1909
" Mary J. 10/26/1834-5/27/1901, wife
" George M. 4/24/1865-8/22/1879, son
" Harriett Died: 10/10/1871, Age: 3 yrs., 26 days, daughter
" Willie 1/13/1873-11/20/1876, son

COVERT, John 1811-1891
" Alexander 1834-1879, Co. E, 6th Ind. Inf., Civil War
" Margaret 1849-1893

COZZIN, James C. 1875-1940
" Izetta I. 1882-1970

CRIST, Jacob 9/30/1810-9/3/1874
" Sarah S. 3/5/1824-8/26/1887, wife
" Schuyler C. 4/9/1869-12/27/1880

CRIST, Marcella D. 11/29/1889-10/8/1895
Robert E. & Lola E., parents

CHRIST, Tom Died: 8/14/1904

CUSTER, Purlie P. 2/24/1879-11/29/1880
parents, A. S. & R.
sister, Rose (Custer) Armstrong "Aunt Rose"
mother, Henrietta (Johnson) Custer "Rett"

DAILY, Henry Clay 1869-1928

DAILY, James L. 1853-1919
" Grace V. 1859-12/25/1928
Grace was a (Varble).

DAVIS, J. S. 9/12/1828-12/30/1904

DOUGHTY, Charles W 3/16/1869-3/6/1923

FERGUSON, Andrew Jefferson 1/29/1796-12/16/1886
" Sarah (Kinder) 7/6/1803-6/13/1881, wife

FIELDS, Alice

FIELDS, Lawson

FIELDS, Rosa

FIELDS, Wilford 8/25/1822-6/29/1899, Co. M, 5th Ind. Cavalry
" Samantha A. 2/8/1832-9/4/1919
" Twins - Son & Daughter Died: 9/24/1867, Age: 1 mo.

GAMMONS, Nellie May (Owens) 1/14/1889-11/11/1918

HAMACHER, Annie C. Died: 4/12/1877, Age: 25 yrs., 2 mos., 5 days
" Loma A. Died: 1/9/1875, Age: l yr., 25 days, son
" Joseph L., husband

HARMON, Eliza Died: 2/2/1875, Age: 55 yrs., 2 mos., 12 days
Samuel, husband

HARMON, Isaac D. 12/6/1879-7/1/1880
parents, Hiram & Mary E. (Varble) Harmon

HARMON, Opal Luiene (hard to read) 12/30/1895-11/16/1897
" Orleana 12/30/1904-7/12/1905
daughters of M. E. & C. A. Harmon

HARMON, William F. 1/27/1830-6/30-1903
" Harriett A. 8/17/1836-10/23/1919, wife
" Warren A. 3/22/1853-7/17/1901
Enclosed in cement foundation

HARRIS, John Died: 5/25/1929

HICKS, James F. 6/15/1885-6/16/1885
" John S. 6/15/1885-3/21/1886
twin sons of George V. & Mary J. Hicks

HOGAN, Jim 4/28/1890-1/27/1945, WWI Veteran
Barnes marker says he died in 1948;

HOLTON, Thoma G. 1879-1887

HOLTON, William F. 7/1/1875-7/20/1876 parents, W. H. & M. H.

HOUGH, Cora D. 2/19/1866-5/22/1873

HOUGH, W. A. 4/10/1835-1/6/1910, Civil War Veteran

HOUGH, William E. 12/21/1862-7/27/1866
parents, W. A. & M. M. Hough

HOUGH, William F. 9/8/1861-10/5/1863
parents, J. L. & M. S.

JOHNSON, Daisy Born & Died: 7/9/1893
parents, Stephen Leonard & Molly Johnson

JOHNSON, Isaac O. 5/29/1845-2/8/1921
Co. K, 137th Ind. Inf. Vol., Civil War
" Mary E. 7/19/1843-11/19/1917, wife

JOHNSON, James T. 9/19/1894-11/10/1900
parents, Ed M. & N. E.
" Infant daughter Born & Died: 7/9/1893

JOHNSON, Marvin Paul 1916-1926

JOHNSON, Mary (or Molly) Louise 8/24/1854-1/29/1908, unmarked
2nd wife of Stephen Leonard Johnson

JOHNSON, William T. 3/17/1837-3116/1916
" Nancy A. 11/24/1838-8/23/1889, wife
" William I. 2/10/1872-3/31/1872, son
" Isaac E. 6/30/1874-7/26/1878, son

KIMBERLIN, Charley M. 1/11/1884-10/25/1915

KIMBERLIN, Henry 2/5/1914

KIMBERLIN, Herbert 10/29/1878-5/29/1925

KIMBERLIN, Henry H. 4/26/1838-5/4/1908

KIMBERLIN, McDonald 11/15/1875-7/10/1904
Reports first name "Vella"

KIMBERLIN, John N. 7/7/1822-2/20/1914
" Margaret K. 6/22/1826-6/20/1898

KIMBERLIN, Marion 1852-1941 missing, Father
" Cathrine 1852-1931, Mother

KIMBERLIN, Milton, husband
" Sarah J. 7/18/1821-9/6/1869
" Milton B. 12/16/1858-11/1/1884, son

LAWRENCE, Lily M. Died: 7/13/1901, Age: 30 yrs. William A., husband

LEMONS, Maggie A. 7/19/1862-4/12/1900
Maggie's name: Margaret Ann (Walker) Lemons
husband, William "Bud"

LEWIS, Earl W. 1887-1915

LEWIS, James 1887-1/ /1935
wife and daughter survived

LEWIS, James R. 1856-1955

LEWIS, Nora B. 1864-1953
found next to James R.

LUKENBILL, Samuel C. 1834-9/30/1921
Co. C, 23rd Ind. Vol. Inf., Civil War
" Matilda J. 1842-1898, wife
" Martin W. 1877-1878, son
" Lola B. 1874-1879, daughter

MACE, Ira 10/10/1826-2/7/1881
" Nancy (Stansbury) 1/6/1831-6/22/1912, wife
His parents: Benjamin "Junior" & Mary (Ross) Mace

MIKESELL, Luda E. 10/25/1888-8/1/1890

MIKESELL, Mary L. 4/3/1878-7/16/1881 parents, A. J. & N. L.

MIKESELL, Nancy I. 12/11/1854-10/18/1913, Mother

NOE, A. C. 5/21/1837-4/19/1874 or 1875
Co. K, 1st Ky. Inf., Civil War

OGLE, Marie 3/16/1899-12/26/1923

OWENS, Clyde 1883- homemade stone

OWENS, Gilbert T. 1891-12/25/1940
" Margaret 1873-10/24/1943, wife
Her father, Robert Lemons

OWENS, Mary L. (Johnson) 1831-10/14/1921, homemade stone

OWENS, Perry Died: 8/25/1906

OWENS, Sadie Died: 8/19/1904
Lexington Register says: Suda Owens
Died: 8/18/1904, Age: 22 yrs.
Informant, Jeff Johnson

OWENS, William T. 10/3/1872, Age: 1 yr., 4 mos., 11 days
parents, J. & S. E.

PANGBURN, Sarah E. 4/22/1839-11/15/1862
husband, J. R. Pangburn
" Susan A. 12/23/1861-9/4/1863, daughter

POWELL, Rhoda E. 11/11/1861-6/17/1910, wife of A.
" Blanche G. 5/2/1887-5/26/1901, daughter
" Willie T. 5/20/1890-7/1/1890, son

RAY, Alison S. Co. 0, 99th Ind. Inf., Civil War

RAY, Nancy J. 1842-1886 "Mother"

RAY, Norma Infant, in cement foundation
parents, Orman & Hazel Ray

RIGHTHOUSE, Tom Died: 1903, Unmarked

SMITH, Bertha G. 4/5/1877-7/16/1877 parents, H. & N. M.

SMITH, Elmer E. Died: 3/13/1921

SMITH, Henry 6/12/1832-7/20/1890

SMITH, Nancy L. Died: 7/21/1915

SMITH, William T. 12/16/1864-9/29/1866
son of H. & N.

STAPLES, Willie 2/11/1884-4/6/1885
parents, W. A. & R. A.

STONER, Grover G. 6/27/1885-9/27/1887
parents, J. H. & N. J.

STONER, Indiana C. Died: 11/11/1869, Age: 3 yrs., 7 mos.
parents, J. & L.

STONER, Infant daughter Born & Died: 10/17/1881
parents, Jacob & E. T.

STONER, Jacob Died: 12/25/1868, Ages 63 yrs.

STONER, Jacob Died: 4/23/1883, Age: 37 yrs., 7 mos., 6 days
consort of Emma

STONER, Joseph H. 1862-1940
" Nancy J. 1860-1939, wife
Nancy was: Nancy Jane (Walker) Varble
1st married to Solomon "Doc" Varble

STONER, Samuel 10/9/1835-12/23/1880

STONER, Sheridan Died: 11/24/1933, Age: 69 yrs.
relative, Floyd

STONER, Sheridan A. 11/6/1900-1/30/1901
parents, S. & E. M.

STONER, William E. Died: 6/13/1890, Age: 38 yrs., 1 mo.

STUCKER, Calyspa B. 9/20/1884-9/3/1886
parents, W. A. & L. B.

STUCKER, Charles Z.D. 8/20/1860-8/12/1861
parents, J. E. & C. J.

STUGKER, Infant son 10/8/1877-10/12/1877
parents, H. & P.A.

STUCKER, Jacob 9/21/1789-8/10/1863
" Elizabeth -7/14/1874, Age: 73 yrs., 22 days, wife

STUCKER, Joseph 1867-1903

STUCKER, John T. 8/4/1880 Age: 88 yrs., wife
" Sarah E. Died: 5/19 1922,
" Anna L. I. B. 11/1/19/1861-10/29/1868, daughter
" Ellora A. 5/2/1865-8/30/1866, daughter
" Cora M. 5/8/1876-9/22/1880, daughter

STUCKER, Martin A. 1/15/1837-9120/1897
" Mary E. 11/26/1843-7/18/1931, wife

STUCKER, Polina A . 9/1/1856-3/15/1885
husband, Hamilton

TAFLINGER, Jacob O. 1878-1958
" Mamie E. 1887-1913

TAFLINGER, Samuel W. 1868-1955
" Pluma D. 1872-1950, wife
" Opal 3/11/1892-8/25/1892, daughter
" Walter 9/23/1908 (Only Date)
" Roy 9/20/1910 (Only Date)


Unknown Civil War Veteran
Leona Baldwin' s records indicate there was once a stone for a veteran next to gate post, south end, row 6. Grave is slightly sunken.

Unmarked Veteran Row 7, East of A. C. Noe

VARBLE, David & Family

VARBLE, Edward 9/7/1869-8/19/1947
" Pluma Dean (Stoner) Bottorff 6/22/1882-6/15/1909
" Virgie L. 4/10/1903-4/22/1903, child
" William H. 8/28/1905-10/29/1905, child

VARBLE, Ethalinda (John son) 4/15/1837 (only Date)
" John 10/25/1830-3/24/1894, Co. K, 66th Ind. Inf.
" Sarah H. 6/11/1870-9/11/1886

VARBLE, James L. 5/3/1850-4/1/1939
" A. Josie 5/2/1860-9/10/1899, wife

VARVEL, Perley L. Died: 5/29 /1885, Age: 5 yrs., 5 mos., 2 days daughter

VARBLE, Myrtle 6/15/1884-4/29/1891
" Ethel 7/7/1891-7/28/1891

VARBLE, Sarah J. 1897-1897

VARVEL, Eugene C. 2/16/1885-1/25/1886

VARVEL, James E. 7/16/1836-10/11/1904
" Mary 1/30/1859-7/25/1913, wife

VARVEL, Lewis Died: 1 15 1872, Age: about 72 yrs.
" Mary Died: 8/10/1870, Age: about 70 yrs., wife

VARVEL, Nancy A. Died: 10/8/1866, Age: 28 yrs., 4 mos., 20 days
James E., husband
parents, J. E. & N. A.
" Amanda E. Died: 4/30/1860, Age: 9 days
" Francis M. Died: 9/27/1865, Age: 4 yrs., 2 mos., 27 days

VARVEL, Pearl E. 10/8/1893-11/25/1897 " Cora E. 9/25/1897-12/10/1897

VARVEL, Rosella Died: 9/21/1880, Age: 2 mos.
parents, J.E. & M. A.

VARVEL, Sarah J. 8/13/1850-12/6/1876
husband, James E.

VARVEL, Sarah J. 1/14/1884-2/29/1884

VARVLE, William 1/9/1823-1/5/1907, a cooper by trade
Pvt. in Co. "I", 3rd Ind. Vol. - mustered in 6/22/1846
" Sarah H. (Righthouse or Wrighthouse) 3/28/1832-6/18/1897
Married: 5/25/1837

VASLINE, Julius 4/4/1844-1/29/1906
" Josephine Born: 6/8/1842

VEST, William 1866-1/3/1942

WALKER, Joe Co. B, 81st Ind. Inf., Civil War
" Margaret A. 8/30/1858-6/30/1888, 2nd wife, (Stoner)
" Louise E. 7/1/1858-7/30/1880, daughter
Sally Amick, 1st wife of Joe
Anne Cole, 3rd wife of Joe


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