Section 34 Twp. 5N Range 11E
Brown Township, Ripley County, Indiana
Photos & Web Page by Ruth A. Hoggatt, © Oct. 14, 2000.
By Robert W. Scott, © 2000. --
This cemetery is on the county line road in Brown Twp., Ripley Co. just across the line from Shelby Twp., Jefferson Co. It has been transcribed both by the Ripley Co. Historical Society in 1984 and the John Paul Chapter DAR in 1941. The DAR transcription is more accurate and complete. The John Paul Chapter transcribed Hannah Buchanan's death date as 1843 and the Ripley Co. records shows it as 1863. It is proved to be 1853 by the censuses and the estate of her father Robert Ricketts in Ohio Co., Ind.
Sometime between 1972 and 1984, the stones from the nearby McLaughlin Cemetery were placed in this cemetery as were two stones from the even closer family plot of William Buchanan, who died 1845, age 77 11 mos. William was a brother to Wilson Buchanan. Martha McLaughlin, whose stone was moved from the McLaughlin Cem., was their sister. The last Buchanan to own this property was George T. Buchanan Apr. 25, 1875-Aug. 23, 1960, son of Enoch Buchanan and grandson of Wilson. The cemetery is across the road from the replica of the fort known as Buchanan Station.
Shelby Twp. Jefferson County, IN
I visited this cemetery Sept. 5, 2000
By Jackie Owen © 2000 --This cemetery may actually be in Ripley County, Brown Twp. It depends on how you look at it. As you go north on Barbersville Rd. from Canaan you will cross the sign for the Ripley County line, but you come to Buchanan Cemetery before you reach the road that marks the Ripley/Jefferson County lines.
Names marked with an asterisk [ * ] are stones that were moved from the Buchanan "Family Plot" which was located southwest of the Buchanan Cemetery. These stones were moved sometime between 1972 and 1984.
The McLaughlin Cemetery stones were also moved to the Buchanan Cemetery during this same time period, having been removed from their original burial site in Jefferson County, southwest of Buchanan Cemetery. To better distinquish these two cemeteries, the McLaughlin stones are listed after the Buchanan Cemetery.
There were about 30 stones that were unreadable, some were probably footstones.
||Other Info. |
||Oct. 21, 1821
||Feb. 19, 1883
||Age 61 yrs. 3 mos. 28 days |
||Feb. 13, 1853
||W of Wilson-age 63 yrs. |
|Buchanan, Ina Fay
||April 5, 1892
||April 19, 1894
||D of J.W. & M. |
||Sept. 2, 1857
||W of Enoch-age 34 yrs. 5 mos. 5 days |
|Buchanan, Malinda J.
||May 9, 1845
||D of E. & L.-age 13 mo.|
||Aug. 7, 1827
||D of W. & H.-age 13 yrs. 11 mos. |
|Buchanan, Rebecca J.
||April 13, 1837
||April 5, 1919
||Note on DAR list says Rebecca J. Hillis was 2nd wife of Enoch |
||S of W. & H.-age 11 yrs. |
||D of W. & H.-age 5 yrs. & 11 months|
||S of Wilson (H?)& ?-age 32 yrs. |
|Buchanan, William *
||Feb. 26, 1845
||Age 73 yrs. 11 mos. 24 days |
|Buchanan, William H.H.
||Dec. 25, 1861
||S of E. & L.-age 19 yrs. 2 mos. |
||April 19, 1851
||Age 76 yrs. |
||Stone just said wife of William Fox-no dates or 1st name |
|Fox, William H.
||April 7, 1803
||June 25, 1887
|Mathews, Edith E.
||March 13, 1857
||May 12, 1901
||W of Levi B. |
|Mathews, Levi B.
||April 6, 1854
||July 28, 1917
||Infant S of M.B. & V.H.-age 3 days-no dates |
|Risk, Vina H.
||Sept. 25, 1873
||W of Moses B.-age 23 yrs. |
|Shepherd, Elizabeth *
||May 13, 1843
||Age 8 mos. 12 days |
McLaughlin Cemetery Stones
at Buchanan Cemetery
By Ruth Hoggatt. -- McLaughlin Cemetery stones were moved to the southeast section of the Buchanan Cemetery. Stones from the Buchanan family plot were placed on both flanks. (William Buchanan's stone, on the far right, and E. Shepherd's on the left, with a creek rock to the left of the Shepherd stone). Geo. Buchanan, who was also buried in the McLaughlin Cemetery, has a commemorative Rev. War stone in the center section of Buchanan cemetery.
Surveyed by Jackie Owen, Sept. 5, 2000
||Other Info. |
||"4 PA Reg. Rev. War 1815"
There is a marker for the same George Buchanan in the Jefferson Church Cemetery as well. Neither one of these stones mark a grave, but are probably commemorative stones placed years after the fact. - Bob Scott.|
||"Co. A. 37th Ind. Inf."Gov. marker -no dates This is the way his name was spelled on the stone. |
||April 13, 1843
||S of Henry & Melinda-age 8 days|
Death year could possibly be 1848, it was hard to make out.
||Dec. 29, 1773
||April 5, 1846
||Age 72 yrs. 3 mos. |
||Nov. 16, 1833
||W of George-age 53 yrs. |
||June 10, 1863
||Age 61 yrs. 9 mos. 25 days |
This survey has been a collaborative effort by
Robert Scott, Jackie Owen & Ruth Hoggatt, October, 2000.
Directions: Take S.R. 421 to S.R. 250 to Canaan. Turn left at the first road out of Canaan, which is Barbersville Road. At the "T" in the road, turn left and follow the road up the hill. (The "County Line" sign will appear 3.5 miles after making the turn onto Barbersville Road out of Canaan. Continue another three-tenths of a mile to the Buchanan Cemetery). The cemetery will be on the north (left) side of the road on a hill, with steps leading up to it and enclosed with an iron fence. A model of the Buchanan Station will be on the south side of the road.