Wilson Cemetery, WR123
Warren Township, Marion County, IN
Submitted by Ron Darrah
On July 22, 2003, I had the opportunity to confer in the Indiana State Library with Thelma M. Murphy, a long time Marion County resident and cemetery researcher. Mrs. Murphy provided the GSMC with a copy of a burial list of the Wilson Cemetery, 5120 Julian Ave., AKA Parker Cemetery, which we did not know existed.
This list was a page taken from a project by Union Title Company. The page was marked “Vol. 1” and “Project started 5/26/1895,” and “1927 Photostating Date.” The meaning of these labels is unknown, but probably something to do with Union Title.
Mrs. Murphy added the following notation:
“This was the John Wilson graveyard and later used as a public cemetery. Around 1944 there were a few standing stones; there are no stones today, having been carried off by neighbors for steppingstones and sidewalks.
Acquilla Parker, head of the Parker family, was a son-in-law of John Wilson. Some of the Parkers were removed to Crown Hill Cemetery. There were Orr’s buried here (Wilson in-laws), an Ellenberger child, and “an Indian.” Was this Machage Wilson from Tennessee?
Several attempts have been made to turn this cemetery into a commercial site. At one time this was referred to as “the old Irvington cemetery.” ”
Rebecca, wife of Aquilla Parker Died Jan. 1, 1871 Aged 47y9m23d
[Aquilla operated Wilson’s Tavern on E. Washington St.]
Ida, daughter of A. & R. Parker Died Sep.19, 1867 Aged 2y6m4d
Sarah L., daughter of A & R Parker Died April 18, 1851 Aged 4y1m11d
Rebecca Jones, wife of Timothy Orr Born Feb. 18, 1776 Died April 27, 1847
[Mrs. Murphy remarked “Rebecca claimed to have walked from North Carolina to Indianapolis.]
Sarah, wife of John Parker Died Sep. 29, 1845 Aged 62y6m12d
John Lathman Died July 9, 1849 Aged 62y7m12d
Joseph W., son of Joseph and Angelina Parker Died Sep. 27, 1854 Aged 1y10m5d
Mary Ann, wife of Jeremiah Kealing Died May 4, 1851 Aged 18y10m24d
Jacob, consort of Elizabeth Caylor Died May 12, 1844 Aged 67y3m
[Elizabeth’s maiden name was Johnson, per Mrs. Murphy.]
Harriet, daughter of J. & C. Caylor Died Dec. 22, 1847 Aged 9y7m22d
[The GSMC wishes to thank Thelma M. Murphy for providing us with this burial list.]
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