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Old Leavenworth Cemetery
Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana

GPS: 38.19219, -86.33532

Wyandotte Ave (Old Highway 62)
Leavenworth, IN 47137

Published: April 14, 2023
Total records: 32

Old Leavenworth Cemetery is located along the south side of Wyandotte Ave (Old Highway 62), along the south-east edge of town limits. There is a sign marking its location, but no parking area.

The cemetery was established in 1810 as the town's first burial ground. Most of the burials took place from 1816 to 1850. In 1846, the Leavenworth family created the "The New Leavenworth Cemetery" (now called Cedar Cemetery) in 1846. After 1850, no further burials took place at the Old Cemetery.

It's estimated there were as many as 30 Leavenworth family members buried here.

Cemetery Records

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A few in the cemetery: (from a description given by Mack Tucker):

4ft tall obelisk stated: In Memory of John L. Smith d. 1838
Cordelius(poss. Cordelia) Smith 8 years old (child of John & Melinda)
D.E.L. Smith 1 yr. 8 mo.(dau. of John & Melinda)
Melinda Lyon Smith (wife of John)
J.L. Smith Infant (child of John & Melinda)
Others I believe are buried here, my reason for feeling this is due to their date of death, and their family being the Leavenworth:

Zebulon Leavenworth b. 29NOV1824 d. JAN1826 This was the son of Zebulon Leavenworth, founder of Leavenworth, IN

Preserved Marshall Leavenworth b. 14DEC1833 d. 12JUN1850 Another son of Zebulon Leavenworth

William Thaddeus Leavenworth b. 10DEC1847 d. 9MAR1849 Another son of Zebulon and Margaret (Patterson) Leavenworth.
A few others I have been told are buried there:

Joel Lyon
Sarah (Davidson) Lyon

Bevin family - including 4 children - scarlet fever

James Castlin 16mos. old

James Fields - was hung for killing mother

Isabell Frazier - 6 yrs. old

Sophrina Hughes - 11 months

D.E. Lyon - Son of Daniel Lyon
Persy Lyon - Daughter of Daniel Lyon

Other surnames I was told were in this cemetery: (very reliable source, a man researching this cemetery)

Reynolds d. 1840 17 yrs. old
Shields d. 1840
Shipe (female) 12 years old
Stacy 1840
Susan Ward d. 1840
Harriett Young
There was also one *John Doe* found dead in the area and buried in this cemetery.

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