S: Where They Rest II
FC: Where They Rest
1: The Recording of a Cemetery by Thelma Greene Reagan Today we walked where others walked On a lonely windswept hill, Today we talked where others cried For loved ones who lives are stilled. Today our hearts were touched By graves of tiny babies; Snatched from the arms of loving kin, In the heartbreak of the ages. Today we saw where the grandparents lay In the last sleep of their time; Lying under the trees and clouds- Their beds kissed by the sun and wind. Today we wondered about an unmarked spot; Who lies beneath this hallowed ground? Was it a babe, child, young or old? No indication could be found. Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay. We had been here once before on a day we'd all like to forget, But will remember forever more. Today we recorded for kith and kin The graves of ancestors past; To be preserved for generations hence, A record we hope will last. Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend, For stones sometimes crumble to dust And generations of folks yet to come Will be grateful for your trust. | The cover photo is of a huge White Oak that serves to mark the location of the Robinson family cemetery in Adams County Ohio The back cover is the Robinson Family cemetery. There are only 3 headstones, but indications others may be buried there,
2: Why An Album of Cemeteries and Tombstones? When I began a search for our family history, I found some official documents, but nothing directly from our ancestors. No family bible, letters, memoirs or other written material existed. And any one who may have given an oral history was long gone. Cemeteries and headstones were the closest I could find, to a record provided by the ancestors themselves. Some of these monuments are in isolated, difficult to find, remote areas, and all are subject to the ravishes of time. I was concerned they too would disappear and be lost to future family historians.
3: The Robinson McDaniel Pike Family
4: Berea Church Cemetery Scioto County Ohio on Rocky Fork Road
5: Starling Clark Robinson was born Dec. 5, 1825 in Hart County Kentucky to James and Irene Reynolds Robinson. At age 21 he married his first wife, Elizabeth Meigs, in Adams County Ohio. They had 9 children prior to her death in 1872. Starling married a second time to a widower, Rhoda Talbert Elmore. They had 2 children. A farmer all his life, Starling died February 5, 1910 in Otway, Scioto County Ohio.
6: The Robinson Family Cemetery on Morel Hollow Rd in Adams County Ohio. This is an unimproved township road in a wooded area that is a hunting preserve. It had three readable headstones, but it appears others may also have been buried there.
7: Elizabeth wife of S. C. Robinson born July 4 1829 died Nov. 12 1872 ROBINSON | Elizabeth's maiden name was Meigs From age 9 she was reared by a guardian, James Puntenny. She was 18 when she married Sterling C Robinson on August 19, 1847. She had 9 children before her death, 8 months after the birth of her last child.
8: W H Robinson Co. G 70th Ohio INF. | Willis Henry Robinson oldest son of Sterling and Elizabeth. Born April 29, 1849 Died March 13, 1874 Enlisted in Civil War February 27, 1864 If all dates are correct he would have been 14 when he enlisted. He was married to Susan J Hall October 6, 1869. They had one son Mark Rayman. Born November 21, 1870
9: DUGLE D T R son of S C & Elizabeth Robinson Born 1867 Died 1883 | Dugle Thompson was the 8th child of Sterling and Elizabeth. He was apparently named for a man who appears in census records as a neighbor.
10: MALINA J. DHT'R of Starling & Elizabeth ROBISON died April 14 1852 aged 11 mos 12 days | Malina was the second child and first daughter of Sterling and Elizabeth. She was born May 2, 1851. She is buried in the Russell Cemetery on West Fork Rd. in Adams Co Ohio.
11: Thomas G Lewis 1846 1922 Sabina Florence his wife 1853 1921 LEWIS | Sabina was third child and second daughter of Starling and Elizabeth. She and Thomas had nine children. | High Hill Cemetery Adams County Ohio on Sunshine Ridge Road
12: Berea Church Cemetery Scioto County Ohio | Alfred P 1856 1933 Keziah 1861 1946 Robinson | Alfred Pinkney was the fourth child and second son of Starling and Elizabeth. Alfred and Keziah had 10 children.
13: Alfred and Keziah
14: Chinook Montana The resting place of William Henry Robinson.
15: William Henry Robinson 1862 1916 sixth child and third son of Starling and Elizabeth. Twice married, eleven children Horse dealer.
16: Ulyssus Grant Robinson | 1865 - 1922 Seventh child Fourth son of Starling & Elizabeth.
17: Mother Etta A Robinson 1867 - 1913 | Wife of Ulyssus They had 10 children. She is buried in Lakeview Cemetery Sugar City, Colorado. | Ulyssus died in Augusta, Butler County, Kansas. According to his death certificate he is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. No headstone was recorded or found.
18: These headstones of John R Pike and his wife Savannah D are found in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Adair County Kentucky. They were moved to this location from a Pike family cemetery when the area was flooded for the Green River Reservoir.
19: John and Savannah Deskin Roach were married March 29, 1852 in Taylor County Kentucky. They had at least 10 children. | John R and Savannah D Pike and two unknown children.
21: William Brammert Pike Son of John and Savannah Roach Pike Born and died in Adair County Kentucky. William was twice married and had 2 children of first marriage and 6 by the second. William is buried in the Parker Cemetery on White Oak Creek in Knifely, Adair County
22: Gatewood Fush Pike Born and Died in Adair County Kentucky. He was twice married. First wife was Sarah Margaret Goodin. There were three children of this union. Second wife was Millie Goodin, a niece of Sarah. Seven children were born of this marriage. His death at age 47 was due to tuberculosis.
23: Gatewood Fush Pike Son of John and Savannah Roach Pike. | Sarah M Goodin Pike Daughter of John Goodin and Sarah Chapman Goodin. | Gatewood and Sarah were married December 24, 1896 They are buried in the New Hope Cemetery in Adair County Kentucky located east of Columbia, at highway 206 and New Hope Church road.
24: Dallas is son of Gatewood and Sarah. He died at age 21 in the influenza epidemic of 1918-19. | Two children were born of this union. Only a daughter, Dulsie survived the flu epidemic. | Dallas and Mollie are also buried in the New Hope Cemetery. | Dallas married Mollie Shepherd October 10, 1915.
25: The Robinsons, McDaniels and Pikes are joined in the Williams Creek Cemetery near 96th street and Spring Mill Road in Marion County Indiana.
26: John Elden Robinson Born: March 2 1872 Adams County Ohio Died: December 31, 1943 Home Place, Indiana Ninth child, sixth son of Starling and Elizabeth Meigs Robinson | A farmer most of his life, raising tobacco in Ohio and cattle in Indiana. He also worked as a night watchman in Indianapolis. | The barn Grandpa built on his farm on West Fork Road Adams County Ohio Circa 1900
27: Lucinda Jane McDaniel Robinson Born: March 6, 1871 Brown County Ohio Died: July 3, 1951 Lebanon, Indiana | John Robinson and Lucinda McDaniel were married in Adams County Ohio August 12, 1897. They had nine children, all born in Adams County Ohio. The family moved to Indiana about 1915-16. | First family photo taken 1909-10 after death of second son and before birth of last 2 children
28: At home in Home Place, Indiana Late 1930's * Early 1940's | Williams Creek Cemetery
29: Marvin Dennis Pike Born: November 7, 1902 Adair County Kentucky Died: October 20, 1968 Marion County Indiana | Esta Mabel Robinson Born: March 3, 1903 Adams County Ohio Died: March 4, 1952 Home Place, Indiana | Marvin and Esta married July 30, 1927 Morgan County Indiana
30: Williams Creek Cemetery
31: The first child of Marvin and Esta, born December 23, 1927 and died December 24 1927 was named Rose Marie, and is buried in the Zionsville Indiana cemetery. No headstone was found
32: Son of Marvin and Esta Born in Boone County Indiana Died in Hamilton County Indiana Father of 4 sons and one daughter. A teacher and always a Marine.
33: Son of Marvin D Pike Jr and Linda Barber Pike | Together at Williams Creek Cemetery
34: Oldest son of John and Lucinda Robinson Veteran of WW I Married Lou Glover They had 6 children.
35: Joseph Henry McDaniel Half brother of Lucinda McDaniel Robinson Born: October 21, 1877 Adams County Ohio Died: May 29, 1941 Hamilton County Indiana He is buried in Williams Creek Cemetery | Uncle Joe never married and had no children He was working as a laborer for the Highway Dept. at time of death | Uncle Joe
36: John Starling Robinson Born: July 28, 1895 Died: November 11, 1909 Second son of John and Lucinda | Johnny died of typhoid fever. He was buried on a hill on the family farm on West Fork Road in Adams County Ohio.
37: Family lore says the burial site was chosen because he had once remarked it was beautiful, and because it could be seen from the kitchen window of the family farm house. The original fence, put up by his father, survived for approximately 80 years It was replaced by nephew Marvin Pike Jr. whose mother Esta Robinson Pike never forgot her older brother and did all she could to see that his grave site was maintained. | Johnny's Grave A Family Legacy
38: The Harmon Cemetery in Rarden, Ohio is the resting place of: Elizabeth McDaniel Cooper June 11, 1925 Amanda McDaniel June 12, 1910 David McDaniel July 26, 1910 Charles C. Cooper June 29, 1965 Elizabeth is the mother of Lucinda McDaniel Robinson Amanda and David are her siblings Charles is her son.
39: Charles Cleveland Cooper Half brother of Lucinda McDaniel Robinson. Born: April 5, 1885 Died: June 27, 1965 At one time married No children Occupation listed as machinest on death certificate. | Uncle Charlie | No headstones were found for any of the four buried in the Harmon Cemetery. Their burial place was determined by their death certificates.
40: Wm H McDaniel Co. E 89 Ohio Inf | A church cemetery on Hickory Ridge Road in Brown County Ohio holds the remains of Civil War Veteran William H McDaniel believed to be the uncle of Lucinda McDaniel Robinson.
41: William enlisted in the Union Army August 13, 1862 He was discharged June 7, 1865 He married Martha Gutherie in February 1866. Their only son, John C. was born March 16, 1866. William died May 11, 1867 of disease contributed to his service in the Civil War. This information was gleaned from his discharge certificate, found in the possession of Lucinda McDaniel Robinson, and the pension application of his wife Martha.
42: Whitestown Indiana | Golda Robinson Middleton 1898-1991 oldest daughter of John and Lucinda. She and husband Fred had six children
43: The two oldest children of Golda and Fred Mary Elizabeth & Elmer Lee also rest at Lincoln Memory Gardens
44: Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon Indiana Is resting place of Dora Robinson Davidson, her husband Frank and their 3 children Dora is second Daughter of Lucinda and John
45: The third child of Frank and Dora Wilma who died December 21, 2014 will also be interred with her family
46: Juanita Shaw Holmes Daughter of Esta Robinson Pike and her husband Herschell rest in the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens on Allisonville Road in Indianapolis Indiana
47: Juanita and Herschell were married November 24, 1939 and had 3 daughters. Their 52 years together were spent in Hamilton County Indiana
48: I have visited other cemeteries and photographed headstones of more distant relatives, but could not find a coherent way to include them all. Only time and distance have prevented me from including more recent family losses. I would like this photo book to serve as a source for any relatives now living, or those who may follow, who are interested in their family history. If it does I will have achieved my goal. Sara Lucinda Pike
49: The road to the Robinson Family Cemetery