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Smith or Smith Chapel Cemetery

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Contributed by Capt. David G Smith, USN Ret.

The Smith Cemetery is located about 1.5 miles directly South of the town of Monroe, between roads 100S and 200S, on the West side of the road. A church with 12 corners once stood here but is long since gone. Built in 1866, the church was still standing in 1918. The 1879 plat of Monroe Township shows the land, 75.72 acres, as having belonged to Robert E. Smith, Jr., a grandson of my g-g-g-grandfather Robert Smith (1786-1868). The cemetery begins at the end of a long lane and extends to the abandoned railroad bed of the Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne Railroad. In 1996-98 the existing stones were in two sections, the first section to the West, near the railroad bed, and the second to the East, starting at the end of the entrance land. The two sections are separated by an open area that might have been the location of the Twelve-Cornered Church. A plat recorded by Robert E. Smith, Jr., on 4 April 1892, indicates the plots in the cemetery extend from a point 17.5 feet from the railroad right-of-way (West end) for a distance of 263 feet. At that point it joins the "west line of Old Cemetery." The plots are in three rows of 18 and are numbered to 54. Each plot is 12 by 18 feet in size. I inventoried 35 rows of tombstones in the cemetery, with Row 1 starting closest to the railroad bed at the West end. Row 35 is 445 feet to the East.


Updated with information from obituaries, county histories, tombstone photos, funeral home records, obit abstracts and wills.
NSF = no stone found, from burial records
abstracts = Adams Public Library System News Search
will = Adams County Wills
BYFHR = Biery-Yager Funeral Home Records 1910-1916
Surnames that are capitolized have a biography attached. Click on the First name to access the bio.

Many thanks to Barbara Baker Anderson, dr buck, Deb Curry and Mike Horn for sharing their tombstone photos. Unmarked photos are courtesy of Deb Curry.

Updated 9/5/2016
Smith ~ Chapel Cemetery
Last Name First Name (Maiden) Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Marriage Date
Parents Military Row Obit Stone
Baker Jesse 1806 3/10/1883 Lydia Row 31 photo
Baker Lydia (Umble) 1811 1888 Jesse Row 31 photo
Brumby Mary E 1837 10/20/1900 NSF
Buchan unknown daughter 3/11/1888 5/8/1890 P J & M J Row 14
Burkhead Elizabeth (Snavely) 1866 1894 ?? Wells; Joshua N Burkhead Phillip & Ellen Burt Snavely Row 4 photo
Burkhead Rosetta E M (Winget) 1880 1898 Joshua N Marcus L & Mary Parr Winget Row 4 photo
Burkhead Ruth 1894 1898 Joshua N Row 4 photo
Burkhead Sherman 9/2/1894 9/0/1894 Joshua N & Rosetta E M Row 4 photo
Duer Clista M 5/8/1887 1/28/1892 A P & L A Row 7
Duer Ida Belle (Uhrick) 1868 1894 Row 31 photo
Duer Luiza Abigail (Baker) 7/11/1862 3/14/1907 Albert P Row 7
Duer Martha J 12/3/1897 5/17/1900 A & L Row 7
Durben George 8/8/1856 12/22/1860 J & G Row 19
Durben Robert E 10/27/1857 12/4/1860 O J Row 20 photo
Durben Uriah Joseph 1828 1/25/1872 Martha Jane Smith Row 20 photo
Durben William J abt 1798 1/25/1872 photo
Durbin infant son 3 Jun 1898 5 Jun 1898 Row 4
Durbin Margaret Ann 1864 NSF
Durbin Omer S 1/30/1908 3/15/1908 Row 4 photo
Durbin Sarah illegible photo
Durbin unknown 1882 Row 20
Elzey Amos M 3/12/1873 8/6/1895 Row 9 photo
Elzey Francis M 1839 6/27/1922 Rachel Garrison Civil War Co M 2nd OH Cav Row 9 obit photo
Elzey James T 1865 1951 Row 9 photo
Elzey Rachel (Garrison) 3/6/1837 2/11/1905 Frank M Row 9
Enoes B E War of 1812 Row 23 photo
Everhart Ada 9/0/1882 9/27/1891 NSF
Everhart Ames 1837 1872 B Row 22
Everhart David M 1/12/44 7/12/1927 Frances McCurdy - 1867; M Jane McCurdy -1884 M/M Phillip Row 22 obit
Everhart Frances (McCurdy) 1841 1/20/1879 David M - 1/18/1867 Row 22 photo
Everhart infant son John C & Martha A Row 25
Everhart John C 1839 1/4/1879 Martha A Civil War Co K 89th IN Inf Row 25 abstract photo
Everhart Joshua 4/9/1833 6/7/1879 Mary A Leasure - 3/7/1850 John & Rebecca Hendricks Everhart Row 15
Everhart Louise J J C & M A Row 25
Everhart Margaret Jane (McCurdy) 1847 2/24/1932 David M - 2/24/1884 Row 22 abstract
Everhart Martha A 5/20/1841 1/3/1867 John C Row 25
Everhart Ruben Edward 1878 1879 David M & Frances McCurdy Everhart Row 22 photo
Gross Chester 1/21/1893 3/21/1893 Levi T & Rebecca J obit NSF
Gross Levi Tuttle 2/22/1861 4/3/1923 Rebecca J Urick - 1/14/1885 NSF
Haggard Susannah (Martz) 9/3/1872 9/25/1908 John A Haggard - 3/19/1892 Samuel & Mary Martz Row 6 obit
Hahn George 1854 2/9/1878 George W & Mary E Swigert Hahn NSF
Hahn George Washington 10/30/1824 1/9/1909 Mary E Swigert; Margaret J Jacob Civil War veteran Row 1 abstract photo
Hahn Margaret J Row 1
Hahn Mary E (Swigert) 1833 10/22/1863 George W - 8/22/1847 Row 1
Hahn William 1856 3/22/1933 abstract NSF
Hammon G no dates Co C 11th IN Vol Cav Row 23 photo
Head Frances Viena 12/1/1891 7/18/1915 single Joseph E & Elizabeth McCurty Head Row 10 abstract
Head Hannah (Sims) 1779 8/30/1862 Nathan Row 16 photo
Head Joseph Ezra 4/10/1850 9/11/1895 Rhoda Watson Head Row 25 abstract
Head Rhoda (Watson) 9/5/1821 10/27/1893 Samuel Row 16 Will photo
Head Samuel 5/30/1817 3/11/1889 Row 16 photo
HENDRICKS Bazzel 9/1/1818 9/20/1888 Catherine Cutchall - 1841; Mary E Coffman - 1856 John & Susanna Custer Hendricks Row 25 photo
Hendricks Catherine (Cutchall) 8/1/1818 7/30/1856 Bazzel - 3/0/1841 Row 25 photo
Hendricks Ceyla illegible T & L Row 24
Hendricks Donald R 2/22/1899 2/23/1899 William & Daisy Smith Hendricks stone: infant son Row 5 photo
Hendricks Esther Lydia (Walton) 6/28/1858 2/24/1891 John W - 11/19/1876 William & Sarah Williamson Walton Row 6
Hendricks George T 2/21/1879 Row 24 photo
Hendricks Homer C 11/13/1878 6/21/1924 James & Mary Row 32 abstract photo
Hendricks Ila J 9/15/1880 5/10/1893 J & P Row 32
Hendricks infant son 1899 W & D Row 5
Hendricks James 3/2/1845 4/4/1914 Phoebe Manbick - 1870; Lydia B Morgan - 1892 Row 32 obit photo
Hendricks Jesse 4/26/1873 8/31/1888 Henry & Matilda A Walton Hendricks Row 14 photo
Hendricks Levi Nelson 9/1/1867 8/18/1902 Viola Reffey - 12/24/1891 John & Margaret E Ray Hendricks Row 3
Hendricks Lydia (Renicker) 10/4/1813 3/2/1895 Thomas - 1848 Johannes & Anna Maria Shilling Rennecker Row 24 obit photo
Hendricks Lydia B (Morgan) James NSF
Hendricks Margaret 3/5/1817 9/30/1871 M Row 21
Hendricks Marietta (Walton) 6/3/1847 8/5/1914 Oliver T - 10/30/1870 William & Sarah Ann Walton Row 6 abstract photo
Hendricks Mary Ann (Ray) 3/10/1838 10/3/1885 William - 11/8/1857 George W & Eleanor Williams Ray Row 24 photo
Hendricks Mary E (Coffman) 5/27/1832 6/30/1908 Henry Hower - 1850; Bazzel Hendricks - 1856 David & Rebecca Coffman Row 25 obit photo
Hendricks Mashach 5/29/1819 2/25/1882 Margaret Darron Jacob & Mary Cistler Hendricks Row 21 photo
Hendricks Oliver Thomas 1844 3/28/1929 Marietta Walton - 1870; Mariah Walton Bazzel & Mary Coffman Hendricks Row 6 obit photo
Hendricks Phoebe (Manbick) 12/19/1847 11/23/1890 James - 1/20/1870 Row 32 photo
HENDRICKS Thomas 4/22/1811 6/13/1883 Lydia Rennecker - 7/0/1834 John & Susanna Custer Hendricks Row 24 photo
Hendricks unknown Row 24
HENDRICKS William 5/28/1835 7/30/1901 Mary Ann Ray - 11/8/1857 Thomas & Lydia Renicker Hendricks Civil War Co F 147th IN Vol Inf Row 24 obit photo
Herron Jonathan 5/24/1832 10/24/1906 NSF
Hofer Susan E 10/30/1861 11/19/1897 J J Row 5 photo
Huffman infant son 3/18/1881 3/20/1881 A C & M E Row 20 photo
Huffman M E 3/18/1881 3/20/1881
Huffman Mary Elizabeth (Brandyberry) 12/13/1852 4/7/1920 Aaron C Row 20 abstract photo
Jacobs George K 1881 12/12/1911 Ida John & Martha Row 10 obit
Jacobs John M 2/13/1848 7/10/1892 Row 7 photo
Jacobs Joseph G 7/25/1859 11/15/1887 Row 25 photo
Jacobs Kelita 2/3/1811 11/18/1888 Row 25 photo
Jacobs Lilah M 1910 1911 George K & Ida Jacobs Row 7 photo
Jacobs Margaret (Riley) 10/24/1850 1/14/1919 John M William & Mary Riley Row 7 obit photo
Jacobs Olive M 1904 9/27/1906 George K & Ida Jacobs Row 7 obit photo
Jacobs Saline 3/9/1815 12/30/1878 Kelita Row 25 photo
Johnson Arden N 2/16/1874 1/15/1881 Joseph P & Martha E Walton Johnson Row 14 photo
Johnson Eliza 4/17/1817 8/8/1885 Rev Michael Row 24
Johnson infant son 12/11/1904 12/11/1904 S V & L A Row 2
Johnson Leah E 6/10/1853 1924 NSF
Johnson Lewis T, Rev 9/30/1832 3/7/1901 Amanda Web; Angeline Cartwright; Mary Bender; Leah E Schoch Civil War veteran obit NSF
Johnson Michael, Rev 7/12/1814 8/11/1894 Row 24 photo
Kessler Mary M 4/18/1850 11/3/1880 E Row 27 photo
Kirkendall Berthinda 2/15/1815 5/25/1888 Joseph Row 31 photo
Kirkendall Catharine Anna (Dewell) 9/5/1834 6/3/1875 James Row 31 photo
Kirkendall Hugh 3/10/1876 7/22/1876 J & C A Row 31 photo
Kirkendall James 6/12/1839 7/22/1919 Matilda John Row 31 obit photo
Kirkendall Matilda (Hawkins) 9/8/1842 10/15/1907 James - 4/12/1883 Augustin & Matilda Finks Hawkins Row 31 photo
Kirkendall William A 6/23/1866 9/3/1878 Row 31 photo
Laisure Costa Jane (Hahn) 9/29/1862 6/16/1935 James A Row 9 abstract
Laisure Eddie 1/28/1880 2/15/1883 Row 14 photo
Laisure Grace M 8/18/1858 2/7/1859 Wm & E Row 19 photo
Laisure James Allen 7/12/1857 7/24/1941 Costa Jane Hahn W H & Evelyn Todd Laisure Row 9 abstract
Laisure Lavina (Smith) 5/12/1839 9/6/1905 Orman - 11/12/1857 Alexander & Rebecca A Smith Smith Row 21 death notice photo
Laisure Mary (Smith) 10/12/1836 5/12/1910 William H - 1868 Robert & Sarah Smith NSF
Laisure Orman 4/26/1836 4/8/1916 Lavinia Smith; Mary A Ratcliff Row 21 obit
Laisure Samuel J 3/23/1874 3/2/1875 Row 14
Laisure Thomas L 11/28/1885 3/1/1887 S E & J A Row 18
Laisure William H 6/4/1819 3/16/1916 Eveline Todd; Mary Smith obit NSF
Leisure L [Elishs "Lish"] 1/10/1775 1/13/1855 War of 1812 Row 19 photo
Leisure Samuel E 1852 3/28/1919 obit: Laisure Row 11 obit
LeMasters Itella A 1888 C B & M J Row 29
LeMasters Martha 10/30/1886 1/17/1898 Row 29 photo
LeMasters Mary 10/0/1896 C B & M J photo
LeMasters son 1895 C B & M J photo
Louthan Mable (Nicholas) 7/5/1812 6/30/1878 Moses - 8/17/1879 Row 30
Louthan Mary 1/31/1875 D H photo
Louthan Moses 3/25/1818 8/14/1890 Mable Nicholas Civil War Sgt Co G 13th IN Cav Row 30 abstract
Martz Amelia (Martin) 12/26/1850 4/9/1909 William Stodgill; George H Martz - 1877 Benjamin & Mary E Longanecker Martin Row 28 obit photo
Martz Cyrus H 3/8/1886 9/8/1887 J T & S A Row 30 photo
Martz Daniel W 3/5/1869 5/14/1878 J T & S A Row 30 photo
MARTZ George Henry 10/22/1838 7/28/1917 Sarah J Riley - 1862; Amelia Martin Henry & Catherine Lydick Martz Row 28 obit photo
Martz Harvey G 5/9/1871 9/6/1876 J T & S A Row 30
Martz infant daughter 1903 1903 William & Viola Row 31
Martz infant son 1903 1903 William B & Viola Brandyberry Martz Row 31 photo
Martz infant son 6/22/1905 6/22/1905 William & Viola Row 31
Martz Louisa J 1/1/1866 1/24/1866 William H & Zadora L Miller Martz Row 28 photo
Martz Sarah J (Riley) 7/22/1834 9/4/1875 George H - 6/5/1862 Row 28 photo
Martz Susan E 1/1/1866 2/18/1866 William H & Zadora L Miller Martz Row 28 photo
Martz William Henry 5/15/1842 2/3/1919 Zadora L Jacob H & Susan Head Martz Row 28 obit photo
Martz Zadora Livona (Miller) 1842 1884 William H - 6/23/1864 Row 28 photo
McCurdy Absalom 1845 6/11/1880 Rebecca J Urick - 1/24/1880 Reuben & Eunice Shotwell McCurdy Civiil War Co F 147th IN infantry Row 26 abstract photo
Miller Allen J 1858 1858 Joseph & Jane Row 23 photo
Miller George W 4/17/1848 6/17/1861 Joseph & Jane Row 23 photo
Miller Jane J 1816 1872 Joseph R Row 23 photo
Miller Joseph R 1818 1871 Jane J Row 23 photo
Miller Oliver H 1852 1919 Row 7
Newton Henry 3/18/1908 3/19/1908 NSF
Olin Clare M 9/10/1874 8/21/1878 D & M Row 23
Parks Mildred A 8/22/1906 11/20/1906 NSF
Quinn Alexander 5/2/1846 9/3/1906 Permelia Major; Amanda Major NSF
Quinn Amanda (Major) 11/7/1856 6/29/1895 Alexander NSF
Quinn infant daughter 2/26/1889 3/14/1889 NSF
Quinn infant daughter 8/29/1892 8/29/1892 NSF
Quinn Lessie V 3/27/1882 4/20/1883 NSF
Quinn Permelia (Major) 11/30/1853 3/30/1877 Alexander NSF
Quinn Robert 6/18/1875 4/19/1876 NSF
Quinn Sarah Ann (Smith) 1825 12/27/1877 NSF
Ray Cisroe or Gisroe Edwin 5/5/1872 3/7/1875 Cyrus W & Mary Jane Hendricks Ray Row 30 photo
Ray Cyrus William 9/7/1839 4/15/1907 Mary Jane Hendricks - 1/18/1863 George W & Eleanor Williams Ray Row 30 photo
Ray Eleanor (Williams) 9/5/1813 3/18/1891 George W Row 5 Will
RAY Eli M 9/22/1843 8/25/1919 Ellen Everhart - 1865; Lydia A Hahn - 1895; Henrietta Roller - 1902 George W & Eleanor Williams Ray Civil War Co H 89th IN Inf Row 4 obit
Ray Ellen (Everhart) 4/20/1849 4/2/1891 Eli M - 10/29/1865 John & Rebecca Hendricks Everhart Row 4 abstract photo
Ray George 1813 1878 Row 5
RAY George Wesley 1/28/1813 11/28/1860 Eleanor Williams Jonathan & Deborah Williams Ray NSF
Ray infant son 9/22/1892 9/22/1892 L R & G A Row 29
Ray Mary Jane (Hendricks) 12/8/1844 6/10/1914 Cyrus W - 1868 M/M Thomas Hendricks Row 30 obit photo
Reneker Mary illegible Row 24
Riley Mary 1800 1872 William Row 28
Scherer Bertie 7/19/1883 7/20/1883 William & Sarah J Keegan Scherer Row 34 photo
Scherer Leslie Leon 9/15/1887 9/20/1888 William & Sarah J Keegan Scherer Row 34 photo
Scherer William E 1858 12/31/1919 Sara Keegan Row 35 obit photo
Schwartz Matilda (Wiiliamson) 3/20/1830 2/17/1904 William & Matilda Yarnall Williamson Row 14 photo
Schwartz William S 9/24/1861 12/20/1911 Nicholas & Matilda Ann Williamson Schwartz Row 12 BYFHR photo
Shaw Dovie Ellen (Martz) 3/23/1875 12/3/1901 William H & Zadora L Martz Row 28 photo
Shepard Jennie (Ray) 10/19/1869 11/5/1902 Samuel E - 10/29/1899 Eli M & Ellen Everhart Ray Row 4
Smith Alexander 5/6/1813 3/3/1880 Rebecca A Row 21
Smith Alexander W A & R Row 21
Smith Benjamin M 1874 4/26/1932 Robert E & Idellia T Miller Smith Row 7 abstract photo
Smith Catherine J 5/6/1857 4/12/1881 John W Row 16
Smith Clifton H 9/15/1869 10/17/1890 J W & C J Row 16 photo
Smith Eli L 4/27/1838 2/26/1859 Row 21
Smith Elizabeth R E & S Row 16
Smith George W 7/5/1851 11/28/1854 A & R Row 21
Smith Idellia T (Miller) 2/29/1844 12/24/1908 Robert E Row 7 photo
Smith Jasper 10/22/1848 12/29/1851 A & R Row 21
Smith John H 4/2/1821 6/14/1891 L Delihe Co H 89 Regt Row 17 obit photo
Smith John W 1846 1879 Catherine
Smith Joseph 1859 1939 s/s Rosa Row 15 photo
Smith Leah Delihe 1/23/1894 John H Row 17
Smith Louwilda 1/18/1877 12/12/1895 Robert E & Idella T Row 7 photo
Smith Mary E 9/4/1849 5/4/1860 J H & L Row 13 photo
Smith Mores 7/25/1885 R E & A C Row 15 photo
Smith Oscar 4/15/1883 5/15/1887 R E & A C Row 15 photo
Smith Rebecca A 6/8/1818 1/21/1894 Alexander Row 21
Smith Robert 10/8/1786 2/22/1868 Sarah Row 17 photo
Smith Robert E Sr 5/3/1829 8/5/1899 Row 16 photo
Smith Robert Edison 7/13/1844 9/13/1912 Idellia T Miller Row 7 photo
Smith Rosa 1871 1933 s/s Joseph Row 15 photo
Smith Roy 4/7/1881 7/29/1881 J W & C J Row 16
Smith Sarah 9/6/1791 4/20/1863 Robert Row 17 photo
Smith Sarah J 9/23/1840 1/1/1861 Row 21 photo
Smith Susan E (Laisure) 1833 1913 Robert E Sr Row 16 photo
Uhrick Clyde M 11/3/1894 1/5/1895 George & E Row 8
Urick Daniel 11/23/1833 5/27/1915 Nancy Smith - 1859 Civil War veteran Row 20 obit photo
Urick Elizabeth 8/29/1837 10/9/1908 Row 20 photo
Urick Elizabeth (Miller) 7/30/1834 10/7/1907 NSF
Urick Elizabeth Mary 1/26/1873 10/25/1929 NSF
Urick George E 7/10/1869 1/21/1944 NSF
Urick John H M 4/21/1866 1/22/1885 J A & J Row 32 photo
Urick Joseph D 2/2/1867 11/5/1932 abstract NSF
Urick Nancy (Smith) 5/27/1842 4/5/1885 Daniel - 11/17/1859 Row 20
Urick Sarah Ann (Laisure) 10/27/1839 1/29/1877 William I Elisha S & Elizabeth Moore Laisure Row 19 photo
Urick William 7/10/1871 8/16/1871 William & Sarah A Row 19
Urick William Isaac Sr 10/18/1837 1/13/1920 Sarah Ann Laisure - 4/27/1865 Henry & Agnes A Carpenter Uhrick NSF
Urick William W 9/8/1880 11/14/1880 W & M A Row 19 photo
Wagoner Hozy C 9/18/1884 5/18/1888 John & Sara J Row 17 photo
Walton Sarah Ann (Williamson) 5/3/1823 8/12/1900 William William & Matilda Yarnall Williamson Row 14
Walton William 3/12/1822 2/18/1879 Sarah Ann Row 14 photo
Williamson Mary 1/15/1820 10/26/1890 William & Matilda Yarnall Williamson Row 14 photo
Williamson Matilda (Yarnell) 4/4/1802 3/10/1886 William Row 14 photo
Wood Matilda (Walton) 4/7/1845 6/20/1913 Henry Hendricks; Oscar Wood William & Sarah Walton Row 14 obit
Wynn Clive G 8/24/1891 1/26/1892 R M & Edith O Row 16 photo
Wynn Edith O (Smith) 6/8/1871 1/2/1895 R M Row 16 photo




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