Piner Cemetery

 

Piner Cemetery is located at 6400 E. Southport Rd., Indianapolis, at the north-west corner of E. Southport Rd. and Combs Rd.

Piner Cemetery was originally connected to the Baptist church that sat on the eastern half of the property. The church was established in 1833 and disbanded around 1924.(1) The land was originally owned by Nehemiah Smith who purchased the land from the US Government in 1829.(2) He is buried in Row 1 of the cemetery.

The earliest known burial was Sylvester Walls who died November 11, 1844. His marker was displaced and now sits in memory of Sylvester along the side of the cemetery. His exact grave location is unknown, The last known burial was Isabella Dilliner who died in 1939.

There are three known Veterans buried at Piner: Nehemiah Smith and Benjamin Philips who served in the War of 1812 and Jocob Power who served in the Civil War.

Surnames: Baxter, Billings, Childers, Copeland, Coverdill, Crouch, Dilliner, Eudaly, Ferguson, Grove, Hailman, Henricks, Kemper, L, Lovett, Mattox, Monroe, Parkhurst, Parr, Parsons, Philips, Power, Shipp, Smith, Swarts.

Also known as: Combs Cemetery. (1)

Sources:
(1) Genealogical Society of Marion County, website, URL: https://genealogyindy.org/cemeteryRecords.php?lv=C&cid=133&sortCol=lna

(2) Hendricks, Arthur W., Cemetery Listing, June 15, 1990.
On file at Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division, GENEAL. PAM. 477.201 Muncat No. 41.

 

Row Stone Last First Middle Birth Death Age Notes
1 1 Henricks Garrett W. 11 Mar 1865 4 Dec 1937
1 2 Power Marion 1828 1911
1 2 Power Margaret 1834 1913 W/o Marion Power
1 3 Smith James W. 1839 1922
1 3 Smith Nancy 1844 1917 W/o James Smith
1 4 Henricks Susannah 13 Jul 1806 26 Oct 1854 W/o Abraham Henricks
1 5 Henricks Susannah 26 Oct 1854 48y 3m 13d Same as Row 1 Stone 4
1 5 Henricks Abraham 5 Sep 1887 89y 9m 20d
1 6 Smith Sarah 13 Mar 1853 80y W/o Nehemiah Smith
1 7 Smith Nehemiah 20 Oct 1860 78y ?m 12d War of 1812, Kentucky
1 8 Smith William 4 Feb 1867
1 9 Smith Fanny 20 Nov 1857 60y W/o William Smith
1 10 Smith Nehemiah 18 Aug 1830 28 Sep 1900
2 1 Field stone
2 2 Henricks William R.
2 2 Henricks Emanda 22 Nov 1862 1 Nov 1881 D/o John & Nancy Jane Henricks
2 2 Henricks Abraham 1 Feb 1867 17 Oct 1882 S/o John & Nancy Jane Henricks
2 2 Henricks John James 16 Aug 1836 30 May 1906
2 2 Henricks Nancy Jane 2 Dec 1836 26 Aug 1896
2 3 Childers Eliza Jane 27 Jun 1852 8y 1m 26d D/o H. & J. Childers
2 4 Dilliner Ollie 15 Jun 1872 16 Jan 1899
2 4 Dilliner John W. 8 Oct 1896 4 May 1898
2 5 Dilliner George W. 23 Aug 1876 19y 25d S/o John S. & Mary Dilliner
2 6 Dilliner John S. 4 Oct 1828 10 Nov 1907
2 6 Dilliner Mary 17 Aug 1827 26 Jun 1913 W/o John S. Dilliner
3 1 Mattox Robert E. 23 Dec 1938
3 2 Lovett Thomas J. 25 Sep 1849 6y 8m 20d S/o Edmond & Mary Lovett
3 3 Thompson Rebecca 25 Dec 1862 12 May 1896 W/o Omer Thompson
3 4 Parr Maggie B. 25 Dec 1874 16 Oct 1892 D/o A. & N. Parr
3 5 Parr Herschel J. 16 Feb 1880 8y 7m ?d S/o A. & N. Parr
3 6 Parr Anna N. 24 Jul 1870 D/o A. & N. Parr
3 7 Base only. Probably a Parr
3 8 Parr Asa 1845 1905
3 8 Parr Nancy 1845 1906 W/o Asa Parr
4 1 Dilliner Isabella 1860 1939 W/o William Dilliner
4 1 Dilliner William A. 1853 1931
4 2 Grove Harvey L. 23 Mar 1883 15y 3m 3d
4 3 Kemper Ellen 2 Jun 1845 27 Feb 1899
4 4 Parkhurst Katherine Monro 26 Jun 1882 26 Jul 1908 W/o Robert M. Parkhurst
4 5 Parsons Samuel 1850 1903
4 5 Parsons Fanny 1853 1926 W/o Samuel Parsons
5 1 Billings Simon T. 1 Apr 1855
5 2 Phillips B. M. 4 May 1863 War of 1812
6 1 Monroe Mary 1 Dec 1842 9 May 1857 14y 3m 5d
6 2 Grove Nimrod 26 Sep 1871
6 3 Monroe Sarah 12 Jun 1888 78y 7m 12d W/o J. Monroe
6 3 Monroe John 24 Dec 1874 66y 4m 18d
6 4 Kemper Sarah 8 Feb 1882 24y 7m 22d W/o J.N. Kemper
6 5 Monroe Albert E. 1864 1889
6 5 Monroe Samantha A. 1844 1891
7 1 Power Sylvester 27 Jan 1848
7 2 Power
7 3 Power William 19 Jan 1871 67y 2m 12d
7 3 Power Lucinda 26 Nov 1879 74y 2m 8d W/o William Power
7 4 Hailman George F. 1843 1934
7 5 Hailman Mary E. 1846 1885 W/o George S. Hailman
7 6 Power Jacob Civil War, Co. E 29th Ind. Inf.
7 7 Power John T. 30 Mar 1842 28 Apr 1912
8 1 Smith Agnes 20 Apr 1821 9 Sep 1890 69y 5m 19d W/o Samuel Smith
8 1 Smith Samuel 26 Oct 1814 5 Dec 1888 74y 1m 9d
8 2 Smith William J. 8 Jan 1885 24y 2m 9d
8 3 Smith Elijah 31 Jul 1884 1m 26d S/o Samuel & Agnes Smith
8 3 Smith Mary L. 28 Jan 1857 1y 3m D/o Samuel & Agnes Smith
8 3 Smith Mildred 14 Apr 1845 4y 7m 7d D/o Samuel & Agnes Smith
8 4 Swarts Rollie 1881 1883
8 4 Swarts Ernest 1885 1887
8 5 Parsons Carrie 5 Oct 1888 2m
8 6 Parsons Leonidas C. 1836 1890
9 1 Kemper Mary See Row 9 Stone 3
9 2 Kemper William See Row 9 Stone 3
9 3 Kemper Mary 29 Mar 1888 33y 7m 6d D/o J.A. & N.K. Kemper
9 3 Kemper William M. 16 Dec 1885 20y 3m 27d S/o J.A. & N.K. Kemper
9 3 Kemper Jackson A. 29 Jan 1874 56y 5m 14d
9 3 Kemper Nancy K. 1819 1903
10 1 Shipp Thornton 18 Oct 1806 3 Mar 1880
10 2 White Caroline 1840 1928
10 3 White Milton 15 Jan 1872 24y 3m 3d
10 4 White Martha 2 Aug 1873 64y 10d W/o W.W. White
10 5 White W. W. 25 Feb 1809 10 Dec 1898 89y 9m 15d
10 6 White No further information
10 7 White Nathaniel G. 1842 1918
10 8 White Mary See Row 10 Stone 9
10 9 White Mary 2 Aug 1878 18 Oct 1878 1m 27 D/o N.G. & M.F. White
10 9 White Mary F. 15 Apr 1846 24 Feb 1879 32y 10m 9d W/o N.G White
10 10 White Harry P. 16 Oct 1868 30 Jul 1884 S/o N.G. & M.F. White
10 11 White Robert L. 11 Oct 1876 14 Jan 1901
10 12 White Clarisse 21 Jan 1838 2 Feb 1904
10 13 White Margaret 1 Dec 1833 15 Jan 1913
11 1 Crouch
11 2 Crouch James Garrett 9 Feb 1880 12y 7m 13d
11 3 Base only. Possibly Crouch
12 1 Base only. Possibly Charlotte Wolf
12 2 Wolf Nancy M. Stone mostly unreadable
12 3 Vansickle John S. 16 Dep 1913 55y 11m 3d
12 3 Vansickle Harriett 5 Sep 1890 53y 6m 2d W/o B.F. Vansickle
12 3 Vansickle Benjamin F. 22 Feb 1904 69y
12 4 Coverdill Andrew J. 7 Sep 1852 23 Mar 1899 46y 6m 16d
12 5 Coverdill Eliza E. 23 Jul 1818 2 Jun 1895 70y 10m 3d
12 5 Coverdill Elias W. 3 Mar 1809 4 Apr 1889 80y 24d
12 6 Baxter Sarah E. 1839 1904
Unk Unk W Sarah 25 Mar 18?? W/o George W.
Unk Unk Ferguson Margaret J. 25-Feb
Unk Unk L. T. F. Foot stone only
UNk Unk Copeland
Unk Unk Walls Sylvester 11 Nov 1844

The following are listed on the website of the Genealogical Society of Marion County but no stones were found during the preservation project. Visit their Piner Cemetery page.

Dilliner Sarah 1801 1851 50y 2m 25d
Eudaly Polly 1842 1912
Monroe Ellen 1805 1890

 

 

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