Vawter Cemetery

450N 1060W   
Prairie Twp., Tipton Co., Indiana  


It is impossible to write about a subject when one does not know much about it. But, here goes. All things known today about the Vawter family Cemetery is the result of the fine work of the D.A.R. done in 1978.

According to their research, ownership of the property surrounding the twelve by thirty foot cemetery left the Vawter family July, 1883 when it was transferred to Caswell and Emily Morrison. The cemetery, however, remained the property of Elizabeth (Vawter) Wright at that time. The cemetery is mentioned twice again in December, 1884 and August, 1894 title transfers. It was omitted in a February, 1896 and subsequent transfers. To make a long story short: nothing remains to mark this cemetery.

Relatives of the Vawter family interviewed by the D.A.R. remember four or five stones that disappeared after the possession of the land left the Vawter family.

So, who is buried here? All sources are in agreement that James M. Vawter and his wife Irena are interred here. It is plausible that their infant children and grandchildren may be buried here. Perhaps friends or nearby neighbors might be buried here also.

The cemetery lies north of county road 450 N between 1000 and 1100 W.

Surname Given Name Maiden Name Birth Date Death Date Vet Age Row Stone Images Notes
VAWTERJames M.     @1810  1872         b. North Carolina par. John & Elizabeth Vawter m. Irena Reed 30 May 1838 Jefferson Co., Indiana 
VAWTERIrena     @1819 1881         b. North Carolina m. James M Vawter 30 May 1838 Jefferson Co., Indiana
Last Updated: November 1, 2023
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