Marble Valley Cemetery
This cemetery was originally in Section 6, Town 5 North, Range 10 East
Monroe Township, Jefferson County, Indiana.
Relocated to Section 26, Town 4 North, Range 10 East
Madison Township, Jefferson County, Indiana
South of Fairmount Cemetery,
behind the Big Creek Cemetery on Michigan Rd.
Marble Valley Cemetery on Michigan Rd.
History Copyright by Ruth A. Hoggatt, Aug 2002.
The Marble Valley Cemetery was affiliated with the Marble Church / Methodist Episcopal Church, and was located on the west side of the Jinestown Road, one half mile north of the Faulker Post Office, and one half mile south of the Jefferson-Ripley County line.
On September 1, 1832, John Hensley obtained a patent from the Jeffersonville Land District Office for the east half of the northwest quarter of section 6, in what later became Monroe Township. Two years later, on Nov, 5, 1835, John Hensley sold out to Waller Hensley. On Mar. 25, 1858, Waller and Eliza, his wife, conveyed two acres, in the southeast corner of said quarter section, to Frederick Giddings, James G. Moor, Joseph Hamilton, James Craig, and Waller Hensley, trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The Hensleys specified that the trustees build or cause to be erected a house or place of worship; and, to set apart a portion of the lot to be used as a public burial ground. The burial ground was to remain under the management and control of the trustees and their successors. On Jun. 2, 1859, an article appeared in The Madison Courier announcing the opening of the Marble Church, a new Methodist Episcopal Church, located in the northwest corner of Monroe Township. The first service was held on Sunday, May 29th, 1859.
On May 19, 1941, the United States Government purchased the Old Marble Valley Church and Cemetery, as part of the land acquired for the Jefferson Proving Grounds. The trustees were Perry M. Corya and Arthur E. Irwin. A few months later, on Aug. 26, the Jefferson County Re-Interment Association, Inc. conveyed 1.5 acres in the 1400 block of Michigan Road to Perry M. Corya, Arthur E. Irwin and Silas A. Ferguson, trustees of the Marble Valley Cemetery, for the purpose of relocating the Marble Valley Cemetery.
An older church called Marble Creek, written as below by Bob Scott, was located on Marble Valley Rd., in Section 4, Monroe Township:
Marble Creek Church by Robert W. Scott, August 2001:
Marble Creek. Trustees elected on Feb. 25, 1851 were Ebenezer Large, Jacob Johnes [probably a bad spelling or reading of Jines], Dallas Hensley, Joseph M. Smith, and Nicholas Bain. (Mortgage Book 1849/50 p. 275) .
Survey and photos by Ruth Hoggatt, June 30, 2001.
View of the cemetery.
Marble Valley Stone.
Branson, Aaron [no dates]
Buhmiller, Benny H., s/o Stephen & Malinda, Apr 18 1889 - Nov 21 1892
Burdett, G.W., Co., K. 140th Ind. Inf.
[There are creek rocks beside his stone.]
Chaille, Sarah F. McIntire, w/o J.S., May 24 1862 - Jun 8 1914 [ss - J.S.]
Chaille, J. S., Jun 23 1859 - Oct 14 1941 [ss - Sarah F.]
Disbro, William H., "Father" 1856 - 1926
Disbro, Lucy, "Mother" 1856 - 1918
Disbro, Baby Zelma Mae, 1919 - 1922
Douglass, W.H., d. 1861, age 88 yrs
Douglass, Allie, w/o W.H.
[Per DAR records, not found during this burial survey]
Eble, Anna B., Dec 18 1825 - Aug 15 1900
Eble, George, Aug 10 1812 - Feb 16 1898
Eble, Ludwig, Nov 16 1862 - Jan 23 1885
Eble, Charles, Feb 7 1864 - Sep 16 1895
Eble, Estella, Jan 21 1892 - Feb 16 1902
Eble, Sarah Louise, 1875 - 1941 [ss - Andrew]
Eble, Andrew, 1860 - 1943 [ss - Sarah Louise]
Eble, Cleo E., 1918 - 1973 [ss - Charles H.]
*Eble, Charles H., 1911 - 1970 [ss - Cleo E.]
*Eble, Charles H., Indiana, PFC Co L 120 Infantry, World War II, SS & OLC-PH
Apr 11 1911 - Jul 3 1970 [American Legion Auxiliary medallion]
Facemire, A., See Stevenson stone
Ferguson, Hattie M., 1883 - 1948 [ss - Silas A.]
Ferguson, Silas A., 1883 - 1965 [ss - Hattie M.]
Ferguson, F., 1902 - 1903
Ferguson, W., 1901 - 1910
Ferguson, A., 1912 - 1913
[All of the Ferguson markers are made from the same type of stone.]
Fewell, Mary Elizabeth, Apr 20 1914 - May 8 1980 [ss - Cecil D.]
Fewell, Cecil D., Feb 20 1917 - Nov 12 1984 [ss - Mary Elizabeth]
Gaines, Carl Michael "Mike", Dec 2 1964 - Oct 17 1981
Giddings, Daniel, Mary, James, Tena, Alon & Lucinda
[DAR recorded these footstones as Giddings, but they are McIntires.]
Giddings, Malinda, d. Sep 23 1892, age 82 yrs
Giddings, Fredrick, d. Feb 7 1887, age 79 yrs
Giddings, Joseph L., d. Feb 25 1858, age 19 yrs
Giddings, John M., Feb 16 1875 - Oct 26 1899
Giddings, Inft. s/o Lewis & Effie, Born Dec 26 1896
________, Gracie M., Apr 16 1899 - Jul 30 1899
[No surname. Beside George R. Giddings & M.L. Jordan. DAR recorded as Giddings]
George R. Giddings, Jun 10 1848 - Jul 27 1907
Alice Giddings, his wife, b. Jan 25 1855 - [no death date]
Flossie M. Giddings, Nov 5 1886 - Oct 2 1898
Nancy E. Giddings, w/o A.E., Apr 3 1845 - Jan 23 1889
A.E. Giddings, Nov 6 1839 - Jan 24 1920, age 81y 2m 18d
Eliza P. Giddings, d/o A.E. & N.E., Jun 15 1885 - Jul 5 1885
Laura Alice Giddings, d/o James R. & Eliza, Jul 25 1867 - Mar 15 1876
Rutherford B. Giddings, s/o James R. & Elizabeth, Jun 14 1877 - Dec 10 1877
Annie Allie Giddings, d/o J.R. & E., Nov 17 1878 - Sep 15 1880
Henderson, Alexander, 1805 - 1884 [ss - Matilda]
Henderson, Matilda, his wife, 1816 - 1895 [ss - Alexander]
Henry, Florence, d/o J.W. & P.M., Sep 30 1904 - Mar 7 1914
Hughes, Thomas J., Nov 25 1817 - Dec 14 1874
Irwin, Dixon A., Oct 20 1844 - May 27 1895
Irwin, Maria, d. May 18 1892, age 86y 10d
Irwin, James, 13th Ind. Batt'y
Jines, W.B., Co. K, 22d Ind. Inf.
Jines, Henry, Co. D, 22d Ind. Inf.
Jines, W.W., Co. D, 6th Ind. Inf.
Jines, Jacob, d. Aug 28 1864, age 89 yrs [ss - Elizabeth]
Jines, Elizabeth, w/o Jacob, d. Apr 1 1857, age 79 yrs [ss - Jacob]
Jines, Nathan, d. Oct 30 1933 [The N's are reversed, crude stone]
Jines, Silas W., 1847 - 1921 [ss - Cynthia R.]
Jines, Cynthia R., 1863 - 1912 [ss - Silas W.]
Jines, Lydia, 1891 - 1891 [ss - Everett]
Jines, Everett, 1903 - 1903 [ss - Lydia]
Jines, Elva, 1888 - 1913 [ss - Alpha]
Jines, Alpha, 1894 - 1922 [ss - Elva]
Johnston, Thomas, d. Mar 11 1864, age 56 yrs [age per D.A.R.]
Johnston, Mary Smith, w/o Thos., d. Dec 14 1862, age 54 yrs
[Per DAR cemetery records. Stone not found during this burial survey.]
Johnston, Mariah, w/o Jas., and d/o Jos. M. & Elizabeth Smith,
d. Feb 28 1861, in the 30th year of her life.
Johnston, Joseph H., s/o T. & M., d. Mar 24 1863, age 1y 10m
Johnston, Fargson, s/o T. & M. Johnston, d. Apr 21 1864, age 8 years
Johnston, Eliza J., d/o T. & M. Johnston, d. Jan 28 1861, age 2 yrs
*Jordan, M. L., Co. M, 2nd Neb. Cav.
*Jordan, Martin L., 1839 - 1880 [ss Emma A.]
Jordan, Emma A., 1851 - 1926 [ss - Martin L.]
Kuhlmann, B.G., b. Konigreich, Hanover, Nov 15 1880, age 80y 10m 15d
[I found this stone, but could barely read it. Info. per D.A.R.]
Lawrence, J. E., Co. C, 3d Ohio Inf. [Looks like Co. G.]
McGee, R. A ., Co. C. 67th Ind. Inf.
McHenry, Oliver, Jun 4 1930, age 57y 2m 13d
McHenry, Lizzie, d. Jan 4 1930, age 40y 6m 26d
[McHenry burials are per DAR records.
Stones not found during this burial survey]
McIntire stone [Stone is very worn and illegible. Information per DAR.]
McIntire, ____, Apr 11 1823 - Apr 5 1893
McIntire, Mary E., Nov 11 1885 - Jan 5 1887
McIntire, James F., May 22 1864 - Jan 7 1867
McIntire, Daniel C., Sep 16 1874 - Sep 28 1875
McIntire, Tena, Nov 15 1887
McIntire, Hugh, Apr 11 1825 - Apr 5 1852, age 66y 11m 24d
[Nearby footstones for Hugh, Lucinda, Alon, Tena, Daniel, Mary, James]
Millett, Jno., Co. C., 82nd Ind. Inf.
Moore, Sarah A., d/o J.C. & N.E., d. Jul 24 1856, age 1y 6m 27d
Neill, Anne, Aug 15 1833 - Mar 2 1897
Osborn, Nathan, d. Sep 21 1866, age 63 yrs
Osborn, Barbara, d. Dec 1 1874, age 69 yrs
Osborn, Nathan, Sep 15 1837, May 6, 1843
Osborn, Nathan, Dec 6 1873 - Dec 25 1873
Owens, E. B. H., Co. F, 34th Ky Inf.
[Two creek rocks between this stone & R.A. McGee's]
Rochat, Alex., Co. H 6th Ind. Inf.
Alex. Rochat, d. Mar 28 1889, age 44y 2m 20d
Cordia L. Rochat, d/o A. & S.L., d. Sep 16 1886, age 15y 4m 18d
[No first name] Rochat, s/o A. & S., d. May 8 1882, age 3y 3m 5d
Clarance A. Rochat, s/o of A. & S.L., d. May 8 1882, age 3y 3m 3d?
W.L. Rochat, s/o A. & S.L., d. Aug 31 1886, age 5y 1m 1d
[Clarance is prob. the same as the one above him.]
Smith stone - Daughters of J.H. & H.A. Smith
Elizabeth Smith, Jul 13 1874 - Nov 14 1886 [First name illegible. Name per D.A.R.]
Eliza Smith, Jan 16 1869 - Jan 26 1888
Smith, Joseph M., d. Sep 3 1866, age 56 yrs
Smith, Elizabeth Z., w/o Jos. M., d. Aug 27 1833, age 34 yrs
[Death year per DAR. She would have died before her dau.
Catharine was born, assuming Elizabeth is her mother, the death date
of 1833 doesn't seem possible.]
Smith, Catharine J., d/o Jos. M. & Elizabeth, d. Feb 20 1865, age 20 yrs
Smith, Aaron, 1858 - 1925
Smith, See Johnston, Mary Smith
Stevenson - Facemire stone
W. Stevenson, d. Sep 25 1858, age 53y 2m 10d
John W. Stevenson, s/o W. & S.A., d. Apr 4 1858, age 2y 6m 17d
A. Facemire, d. Nov 30 1853, age 34 y 10m 19d
Thomas Facemire, infant s/o A. & S.A. Facemire, no death date
Thom, J.M., Co. I, 6th Ind. Inf.
Thom, H.W., Co. K. 82d Ind. Inf.
Thom, Robert, Jul 17 1807 - May 27 1871 [ss - Lucinda Thom]
Thom, Lucinda, Aug 1 1815 - Jan 30 1905 [ss - Robert Thom]
Willoughby, Milton, May 1 1828 - Apr 17 1905 "Father"
Willoughby, Phebe O., Feb 16 1834 - Nov 25 1908 "Mother"
Willoughby, Claude M., 1894 - 1919
Willoughby, George Pugh, 1862 - 1947
Wiloby, Douglas, 1861 - 1895
[Marker is made of creek rock. Reading is best guess.
Located beside Willoughby stones.]