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Sampson Nation's Burial Grounds

(aka) Herr Farm Cemetery - est. 1820s

   This little long abandoned burial ground is located in Dudley Township just south of CR #500 south in section #7 on the Bennett and Esther Mills property. It has most likely not received any care of any kind since the late 19th century; it has been completely abandoned and forgotten.
   Tom Hamm says in his Dudley township cemetery inscriptions book that Nathaniel Leonard was buried here, but he wasn't, he was buried in the old Baptist cemetery about 200 yards south of here. I talked to the gravedigger who disinterred the remains of Nathaniel and reburied them at New Lisbon. He showed me where the remains had been buried.
   The this burial ground was most likely started by the family of Sampson Nation who died in 1825, according to county probate records, and his wife Susannah Johnson who followed two years later and was also buried here.
   Very few people are even aware of this place so it will eventually disappear forever in a few years, but its location will at least be recorded in Henry County and State DNR cemetery records.

Nation, Alice 17 Sep 1845 23 Jul 1943 Died of Diptheria
Nation, Sampson * 29 Jul 1825 1775  
Nation, Susannah Johnson * c1827 c1777 Wife of Sampson
Rhoads, Catherine 31 Aug 1873 78y, 10m, 3d W of John
Rhoads, John 14 Oct 1858 69y, 10m, 7d  
White, Anna 1 Sep 1862 69y, 4d W of William
2006 UEB


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