This cemetery is located 1½
mile south of New Washington on a farm in Washington Twp. Many years ago,
this cemetery was reported as being "on Oscar Hutching's Farm". Luanne
Stahly was able to locate this tiny cemetery, undisturbed but buried beneath
a hill of Rose of Sharon vines, on the edge of a soybean field.
Luanne searched high and low before
finding this little cemetery and she is undertaking to clear this site
single-handedly. She's convinced there are more than just the two
stones we were able to find when we visited.
The name on the stone below is W. Lawrenc (no "e" at the end).
We hope to soon get better photographs of the two (possibly more) stones
Correspondent Carol L. Vidales <email@example.com> reports that as follows regarding the LAWRENCE line in Clark County:
WILLIAM LAWRENCE, son of John and Ann Needham Lawrence, was born 30 Dec. 1764, presumably in Randolph Co. NC. Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 35, p. 176 gives an abstract of William's will from Clark Co. Will Record Book 1817-33, p. 299. The will was dated 9 July 1822 and probated 15 July 1822. Heirs were daughters Polly Bower and Peggy Lawrence; rest of children (not named) had received their share. Executors were John Lawrence and Thomas Needham. Witnesses were John Reese, Elizabeth Bower, Alexander Walker. Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution buried in Indiana compiled by Mrs. Roscoe C. O'Byrne and published by the DAR in 1938 lists on page 231:
A marriage record has not yet been found for William and Catherine; however, they were probably married around 1786/7. In the 1790 census in Randolph Co. NC, William is head of household of four, presumably himself, wife and two children.
William made entry for a land grant in Randolph Co. 5 Dec. 1799, which was granted 20 Aug. 1802 totalling 84 acres. Also in 1799 William purchased 150 acres of land from his brother Peter. He inherited an additional 200 acres when his father John died in 1800.
I don't have the 1800 census for him, but in 1810 in Randolph Co. NC (the handwritten page # is 36--William's name is hard to read and was consequently misread and so doesn't appear in the census index) William is listed as follows:
males-- 1 10-16 females-- 2 < 10 1 45 & over 1 10-16 1 16-26 1 26-45In 1814 William sold 629 acres to his brother Jesse and 200 acres to his brother Edward. William does not appear on the 1815 Randolph Co. tax list, so we would assume that he left Randolph Co. NC for Clark Co. IN in 1814. He appears on 1820 Clark Co. IN census, p. 26:
males-- 1 45 & over females-- 1 10-16 1 16-26Catherine Bland Lawrence had died 16 April 1816. (I believe I got this date from a descendant of Winnie Lawrence Needham.) William and Catherine's children were:
males - 1 < 5 females - 1 < 5 1 30-40 1 5-10 1 10-15 1 15-20 1 20-30 1 40-501840 Clark Co. IN census for Andrew Bower Sr.:
males - 1 15-20 females - 1 20-30 1 60-70 1 60-701850 Clark Co. IN, New Washington p. 64 family 132/132:
Andrew Bower 77 Male 2500 b. in Penn. Margaret 76 Female b. in NC Tobias Johnson 15 Male b. in IN Sarah Enflinger? 18 Female Martin Bower 4 Male Mary Bower 17 Female1860 Clark Co. IN, Washington twp. p. 284 family 1157/1121 & 1122:
Andrew Bower 61 Male farmer 500 4945 b. in NC Mary 50 Female b. in NC Wm. E. 26 Male farm hand b. in IN Wm. Clapp 8 Male Jacob T. Bower 24 Male farmer 300 b. in IN Nancy E. 18 Female
males - 1 < 5 females - 1 < 5 1 20-30 1 20-30
males - 1 < 5 females - 1 < 5 2 10-15 1 5-10 1 15-20 1 30-40 1 30-40
Aquilla Hutchings 48 Male farmer 3000 b. (KY?) Margaret 42 Female b. in NC William 23 Male farmer b. in IN Nancy J. 20 Female Joseph 17 Male Sarah 14 Female Isabel A. 7 Female ___ C. (Mary/Pinny?) 4 Female Levina V. 2/12 Female
Aquilla Hutchings 55 Male farmer b. in VA Margaret 51 Female b. in NC Nancy J. 26 Female b. in IN Sarah E. 24 Female Isabella A. 17 Female Mary C. 14 Female Lavorra V. 10 Female William T/F Hutchings 33 Male farmer 2300 1181 b. in IN p. 280 family 1032/996 Elizabeth 32 Female Mary M. 7 Female Joseph L. 1 MaleThe Oscar Hutchings, on whose farm William Lawrence is buried, must be a descendant of this family.
. . . .I presently have no further information on this cemetery. Further information may be available from:
Jeffersonville Twp. Library or Charlestown Library 211 East Court Avenue 51 Clark Road Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 Charlestown, Indiana 47111 Telephone: (812) 285-5635 Telephone: (812) 256-3337
New Albany-Floyd County Library or Sellersburg Library 180 West Spring Street 430 North Indiana Avenue New Albany, Indiana 47150 Sellersburg, Indiana 47172 Telephone: (812) 949-3527 Telephone: (812) 246-4493
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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