John Kimberlin 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.


Lexington Township
Scott County, Indiana

This long abandoned and neglected cemetery is located about one-half mile northeast of the Village of Nabb. It is in Tract 264 of Clark's Grant, which was originally granted in 1784 to Capt. William Harrod for his services with Gen. George Rogers Clark during the conquest of the Northwest (1778-1779).

John Kimberlin, son of Peter Kimberlin, was born in Virginia in 1751. Previous to 1779, he married Ruth Jones and he served in the American Revolution. In 1804, while living in Pennsylvania, he bought this five acre tract from Thomas Hughes, and in 1805 he and his family moved here as the first permanent settlers in Scott County. He built a large two-story log house, which served as a fort after the Pigeon Roost Massacre. This old pioneer died in 1834, and he and his wife are buried here in unmarked graves *. There are many rough rocks marking burials. The few remaining tombstones are broken, toppled over, and badly eroded. We could locate only seven marked burials.

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

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

*See information from stones later erected by the DAR.

KIMBERLIN, John* 1751-1835, 2nd Continental Line Revolutionary War
" Ruth (Jones)* 1758-1836, wife

KIMBERLIN, Elizabeth 5/14/1807-8/31/1844, Consort of Jacob
" Martha E. Died: 1/18/1855, Age: 1 yr., 11 mos., 22 days
daughter of Jacob & Mariah

CAMPER, Nathan M. 3/26/1811-7/15/1852
" Nancy (Williams) Died: 12/19/1874, Age: 55 yrs., 9 mos.,
wife of Nathan M. - Did not find 24 days
Nancy's stone in June 1987.
" Susan 5/21/1840, Died: Stone broken off
daughter of Nathan & Nancy
" John H. 3/7/1842-6/10/1864, Co. F. First New York Infantry,
son of Nathan & Nancy Civil War
" Elizabeth 3/1/1847-2/20/1861
daughter of Nathan & Nancy

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