Wingate 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 abandoned family burying ground is located in Lexington Township, Scott County, Indiana, about one-half mile north of State Road 356, and one-fourth mile west of County Road 600E. It is in the northeast quarter of Section 31, T3N, R83. This fractional quarter section of 585 acres was entered on October 17, 1818, by John Wingate, who is buried here. It is in a pasture and owes its preservation to the fact it is (was) overgrown with bushes and blackberry briars. Some stones may have been overlooked.

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

Sunken areas and rough field stones in June 1987 may indicate unmarked burials.

FARIS, Cyrus W. 2/21/1811-10/9/1893
" Hannah 12/28/1813-2/16/1884
" John M. 9/15/1839-8/11/1864,
son of C.H. & H. Cyrus
stone says "Cyrus W." while John's stone
* (newly recorded in June 1987) says "son of C.H., etc."

FARIS, Thomas 11/10/1783-4/22/1831, in his 48th year
" Permelia 5/14/1788-11/20/1861, wife of Thomas
*broken stone says "74 years

HARDY, Arba L. 11/9/1823-10/5/1904,
son of David & Hannah (Hardy) born in New Hampshire *
" Hannah S. 8/14/1852-5/31/1857, daughter of A.L. & E.J. Hardy
* did not find this stone in June 1987
W.F. (footstone with no related information)

POWERS, Laura 11/8/1840-8/22/1844, daughter of J. & E.
* did not find this stone in June 1987

WINGATE, John Died: 9/6/1850, Age: 82 years
" Abigail Died: 4/25/1857, Age: 87 years, wife of John

WINGATE, Hiram 11/28/1778-10/23/1875
" Elizabeth Died: 1/13/1870, Age: 71 years, wife of Hiram
" Enoch 3/28/1824-8/15/1829, son of H. & E.
" William N. 7/18/1843-9/22/1866, son of H. & E.

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