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Photos of Tombstones in Weaver Cemetery, Liberty Township, Grant County, Indiana

submitted by: Dawne Slater-Putt, CG

NOTE: Beginning in the 1830's and 1840's, free African Americans, primarily from North Carolina and Virginia, moved north and formed communities in Indiana. One of these was the Weaver Settlement in Liberty Township, Grant County. At one time, Weaver was a thriving village with three churches, a general store and a number of other businesses. A century later, most of the residents of Weaver had moved to towns and cities, and the small community was gone. Weaver Cemetery, on the north side of County Road 600 South between County Road 250 West and County Road 300 West, is the only vestige of this once viable community--see Weaver Cemetery Overview (23 MB) for assorted photos around the cemetery.

Transcriptions of Weaver Cemetery may be found in the following books:

A more comprehensive list of burials in Weaver Cemetery may be found in the Marion Public Library’s Genealogy Database. The Weaver Cemetery listing in the Marion Public Library database has been compiled from a variety of sources in addition to tombstone readings, including obituaries and death records. This is helpful to researchers since a number of people buried at Weaver had no stones.

This is a database of photographs of the tombstones in Weaver Cemetery. The photos were taken by Dawne Slater-Putt on 22 October 2009. Due to the large size of some of these digital files, a high-speed Internet connection is recommended before downloading.

Last Name First Name Birth Death Remarks Tombstone
BurdenJane 10 August 1881  Burden_Jane.pdf
BurdenLewis   Burden_Lewis.pdf
EvansCicero1852 1941  Evans_Julia_Cicero.pdf
EvansJulia1854 1936  Evans_Julia_Cicero.pdf
EvansJulia 26 March 1863  Evans_Julia.pdf
GullifordThomas12 September 1841 12 June 1911  Gulliford_Thomas.pdf
HillHarrison   Hill_Harrison.pdf
JonesEthel Ruth   Jones_Ethel_Ruth.pdf
JonesZeno 20 April 1899  Jones_Zeno.pdf
MitchelWilliam S.   Mitchel_William_S.pdf
PetersBenjamin 27 May 188_  Peters_Benjamin.pdf
PetersonGeorge W.  Sgt. Co. F 28 US Cld. Inf. Peterson_George_W.pdf
PettifordCarrie J.13 May 1881 11 September 193_  Pettiford_Carrie_J.pdf
PettifordJohn W.1879 19__  Pettiford_John_W.pdf
PettifordJoseph J.1861 1943  Pettiford_Joseph_J.pdf
PettifordMartha E.1863 1940  Pettiford_Martha_E.pdf
PulleyJames 29 May 1884  Pulley_James.pdf
PulleyLucy   Pulley_Lucy.pdf
SmithHenry E.15 September 1870 7 August 1872  Smith_Henry_E.pdf
SmithLydia E.22 August 1864 1 September 1882  Smith_Lydia_E.pdf
Smith[blank]__ July 1877 8 June 1893 daughter of N. and P. Smith Smith_blank.pdf
StewartAddie1872 1941  Stewart_Addie.pdf
StewartFrances A.22 November 1846 22 March 1915  Stewart_Samuel_T_Frances_A.pdf
StewartSamuel T.5 December 1844 7 September 1914  Stewart_Samuel_T_Frances_A.pdf
WallaceAaron T.  Co. G, 13 USCI Wallace_Aaron_T.pdf
WallaceEva29 November 1877 2 August 1939  Wallace_Eva.pdf
WardCharles A.1862 1950  Ward_Sarah_L_Charles_A.pdf
WardGeorge W.   Ward_George_W.pdf
WardSarah L.1861 1922  Ward_Sarah_L_Charles_A.pdf
Weaver"Mother"1879 1913  Mother.pdf
WeaverElizabeth 8 July 1881  Weaver_Elizabeth.pdf
WeaverFrank W. 23 July 1892  Weaver_Frank_W.pdf
WeaverHenry 10 August 1902  Weaver_Henry.pdf
WeaverMatilda1820 1910  Weaver_Matilda.pdf
WeaverSarah Burden   Weaver_Sarah_Burden.pdf
WeaverSarah R. 9 February 1888  Weaver_Sarah_R.pdf
Weaverunknown   Weaver_unknown.pdf
WilsonArthur M.23 September 1887 17 May 1944  Wilson_Arthur_M.pdf
WilsonPaul L.24 October 1907 20 August 1928  Wilson_Paul_L.pdf
WilsonPercillar P.A.1880 1913  Wilson_Percillar_PA.pdf
YoungMary 17 April 1876  Young_Mary.pdf
YoungMary L.   Young_Mary_L.pdf
YoungRobert C.   Young_Robert_C.pdf
YoungSquire 19 August 1891  Young_Squire.pdf

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