Cameo103 masth102
Pennington Chapel

Pennington Chapel
Corydon, Indiana

I recorded this information in the summer of 2002. I have not checked it against the records supervised by Fred Griffin, on file in the genealogy center in Corydon. I recorded the approximate positions of the stones, but they were re-aligned in the 1950s or 1960s, to facilitate mowing grass. I tried to identify the type of stone [i.e. marble, granite, etc.], but I have no training in such identification. Unless specifically noted as another type of stone, I assume that most of the markers are marble.

Bill Orwick walked through the graveyard with me and noted several stones and problems. Orwick Vault and Monument has done extensive work at this graveyard. The firm realigned the stones into straight rows, and they have made replacements for some stones. Modern technology allows exact reproduction of eroding marble images in granite, a stone which became widely used only after power equipment made carving it easier and faster, therefore less expensive.

I tried diligently to make out as much as possible of all inscriptions and carvings on the stones, and I have transcribed or described them.

I plan to have a photograph of each stone, to go with the written description.

There are a number of field stones marking graves.

 If anyone knows who is buried with only a field stone marker, or who may be buried with no marker, please contact me.

If you know people buried here and can provide personal information about them (where they lived; descendents; family stories of memorable times; how they died; etc.), please contact me.

MARKER

DESCRIPTION

INFORMATION

INSCRIPTION

#1

Marble tablet; 15 “h x 6 “w x 2”deep; broken off base

Gone Home
Dorcas
Wife of
Thomas Patterson
Born
Dec.4.1822
Died
Jan.4.1908
Age 85 Y 21 D

Inscription, very faint. From what I could make out, I believe that it is the verse:

A light from our household is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our hearts,
That never can be filled.

#2

Marble tablet, 41”x18”x3”; on base
Fair sculpture: finger pointing up

Thomas Patterson
Born Apr. 1, 1822,
Died
Dec. 20, 1881.

Inscription: very faint. Between what I could make out from the two stones, I believe it is the verse:

A light from our household is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our hearts,
That never can be filled.

#3

Marble tablet, 16”x1 ”x2”; on base, almost illegible

W M

I’ll take these little lambs says he
And fold them in my breast.
Protection they shall find in me
In me be ever blest.

#4 & 5

Double tablet, 16 ”x16”(x2)x2”; on base; Lambs carved over each inscription

Infant
son of M.C. & N.A.
Patterson
 Born & Died
 Feb. 24, 1884

Infant
son of M.C. & N.A.
Patterson
Born & Died
 Feb. 24, 1884

#6

Tablet with pointed top, 16 ”x8”x2”; on base
Flowers and vines on top

Pearlie W.
Daut. Of
Rev. M.C. & N.A.
Patterson
Died
Sept. 21, 1892
Aged 3 Y. 1 M. & 24 D.

Pearlie is gone but
not forgotten.

#7

Tablet, 24 ”x14”x2 ”; possibly broken? Base buried or missing, or never there? 40 degree lean. 
Open Bible

William Jr.
son of
T. & D. Patterson
Died
May 31, 1872.
Aged 18 Y. 10 M & 23 D.

 

#8

Tablet, 16 ”x10”x1 ”; on base

Blank

 

#9

Tablet, 25”x11 ”; lying flat on/in ground; broken

Wm ?? son of
Thomas
Patterson Ser
Died
Mar. 11, 1853
Aged

At this point there was a stone lying outside the fence; it appeared to have been a piece of tablet, with base.

#10

Tablet, 12 ”x 6”x 2”; lying on broken, crumbled base

    C.P.P.

 

#11

Tablet, 26”x10 ”; lying down
A lamb lying down; or perhaps it is a horse standing

    Richard

 

#12

Tablet, trapezoid, 17 ”x8-6”x2”; on base; very weathered; leaning backward 10 degrees
Lamb lying down

    George
    Elwood

Here there are some stones outside the fence; appear to be fragments of gravestones.

#13

Tablet, trapezoid, 17 ”x8-6”x2”; on base; weathered; 20 degree list
Lamb lying down

Enoch S.
Son of
J. & M.J. Elwood
Born
May 13 or 31, 1859
Died
Nov. 27, 1866

 

#14

Tablet, 17 ”x8”x2”; rounded top with beveled edge; crumbled base. Listing 10 degrees; leaning 20 degrees backward.
Dove perched

Zelda M.
Daughter of
S.S. & M.J. Snyder
Born
Jun 28, 1878
Died Oct 12, 1878

Inscription:
Sleep on sweet babe
And take thy rest
God called thee home
He thought it best

#15

Facing away from the road (in other words, opposite to each of the preceding); tablet 17”x 8”x 2”; rounded top with beveled edge; on base

Infant
Daut. of
G.M. & L.P.
Melton
Born & Died
Nov. 8, 1888

Inscription:
To bloom with God above

#16

Facing away from road; tablet on double base

Lizzie P.
Wife of
G.M. Melton
Born Aug. 31, 1864
Died
Nov. 14, 1886

Inscription; chipped
Farewell dear husband
my life is past
My love was yours
while life did
[chipped – last?]
After me no sorrow
take
[chipped – but?]
[The stone seems to read “After] for my sake.
[The line of the verse is: But love our/my children for my sake.]

#17

Tablet, on base; spare piece marble lying on base inscribed GWR
FAREWELL

Two hands, shaking

Fletcher
husband of
E. Longacre
Born
June 29, 1846
Died
Mar. 11, 1886

Inscription:
A light from our home is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our hearts,
Which never can be filled.

#18

Broken; lying on base of 17

G.W.R

 

#19

Tablet, no base
Airborne angel with child on back
A square chiseled out

Elizabeth
wife of
Daniel A. Bringle
Daughter of Jacob
and Eliza Gibener
Died
July 13, 1857
Aged 18 Y. 3 MOS. 1 D’s

Inscription:
A loving wife
a companion dear;
A faithful friend is
buried here.
And buried with her in her
arms, her infant son.

For Infant
Ere Sin would blight or
sorrows fade,
Death came with
   Friendly care;
The opening bud to
   Heaven conveyed:
And bade it blossom
there

 W.R. Harper

#20

 

 

 

#21

Faces away from road; tablet, Bible

William P.
son of
H.G. & N. Rumbley
Died
Feb. 29, 1868
Aged 28 Ys. 4 Mos. 17 D.

 (inscription)
For the Lord
 if
[nothing else legible]
Inscription:
A Vol. In O_____.
 R[?] J. Reg.
Ind. Cavalry.
Harper

#22

Away from road; tablet on base

Harriet A.
At rest
[hand pointing up]
Daut. of
H.G. & N. Rumbley
Died
Dec. 10, 1870
Aged
13 Yrs. 7 Ms.

 

#23

Away from road; tablet on base

FAREWELL
2 hands shaking
Nancy
Wife of
H.G. Rumbley
Died
Nov. 4, 1875.
Aged
56 Yrs. 8 Mo.& 10 Ds.

Inscription:
My Father’s house is built on high,
In ______the starry sky
When from this early prison______
That heavenly mansion mine shall be.

#24

Tablet; on base
Open Bible [Inscription on Bible?] HOLY BIBLE

Harrison G. Rumbley
Died
Mar. 2, 1871.
Aged
57 Y. 11 M. 8 D.

Rike & Co.
CORYDON

#25

Tablet; on base
AT REST
Hand point up

Mary M.
Daut. of
H.G. & N. Rumbley
Died
Jan. 28, 1874
Aged 23 Y. 10 M. 25 D.

Inscription:
I would not live always
     no
______the tomb,
______Jesus lain there
 I dread
not its gloom,
There sweet be my
 rest till he
bid me arise,
To hail him in [triumph?]
Ascending the skies.

WRIGHT & RYRNE [?]

#26

Away from road. Tablet; on base

Fare Well
Hands shaking
Samuel H. Rumbley
Born
Nov. 21, 1853,
Died
Sept. 14, 1876.

Inscription:
Brother thou art
 gone before us,
And they saintly soul is
 flown,
Where tears are wiped
 ______
And sorrow is unknown.
J.J. BYRNE.
CORYDON

#27

Tablet; foot stone

APK

 

#28

Broken

J.[M.?]

 

#29

Relief on recess

J.E.

 

#30

Obelisk; faneuil on all four top; away from road

Curtis
Rumbley
Born
Sep. 20, 1885
Died
July 16, 1886
Road side:
George W.
Rumbley
Born
July 5, 1848
Died
Nov. 13, 1890
(on base)
Rumbley

 

#31

Tablet; on base

L.H.

 

#32

Tablet; on base

W.D.H.

 

#33

Obelisk
(road)
 

Leah
Hudson
Died
Dec. 30, 1883
Aged
82 Y. 12 D.

Inscription:
They rest from their labors

#34

(Right side)

William D.
Hudson
Died
Mar. 12, 1888
Aged
79 Y. 10 M. 8 D

Inscription:
and their works do follow them

#35

(away from road)

Eliza A.
Marshall
Died
Sept. 2, 1896
Aged
56 Y. 5 M. 15 D.

Inscription:
Death is alarmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Home] [Characters] [Storytelling] [Ghost Stories] [Contact Information] [On this day] [Pennington Chapel] [Corydon] [Speaking Dates]

© 2008-2013, MANDY THE STORYTELLER   ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Website Designed and Maintained by
Graphic Enterprises

GELOGOsm02