WRIGHT-WHITESELL-GENTRY CEMETERY, LA006
Marion County, Indiana
Original Location: Off Bash Road, West of Interstate I-69 and south of E. 82nd Street
Marion County, Indiana
Note: Cemetery was relocated to Crown Hill Cemetery, Pioneer section, Indianapolis, IN in June, 2008.
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This cemetery list is from a sketch of gravestones by W. Don Wright, 210 Arden Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220 on file at the Indiana State Library Genealogy Division. It is dated 28 Oct 1981, with revisions 11 Nov. 1981.
*CHARLES W. WRIGHT Son of J.M & R. Wright D. 15 Sept. ____,
Age 11 yrs, 9 mos., 22 days (Small stone inscribed: “C.W.W.”)
MARGARET E. WHITESELL Dau. of E.I. Whitesell, D. 22 July 1864
Age 4 mo. Broken headstone
ELIZA I. Wife of WILSON WHITESELL D. 26 Feb 1868
Age 36 yrs, 8 mos., 19 days
Another broken stone North of Eliza’s—No identity
*JAMES B WRIGHT Son of J.M. & R.Wright D. 1853
Age 15 yrs, 1 mo, 22 days
R.H.W. Believed to be foot marker of the grave of Mrs. John M. Wright
No Name 22 July 1861 Age 4 mo.
M.E.W No data – small stone just south of above
JOHN M. WRIGHT D. 3 March 1837 Age 43 yrs, 2 mo., 22 days
*JOSEPH W. WRIGHT Son of J.M. & R. Wright Died 3 Sept 1852
Age 1 yr., 10 mos.
J. M. M. GATES Died 16 Feb. 1853
JESSE P. WHITESELL Son of W. & G. Age 4 yrs, 4 days
RUHAMAH Wife of JAMES T. WRIGHT B. 28 Nov. 1788 D. 5 Jan., 1858
REV. JAMES T. WRIGHT D. 23 Nov., 1859 72yrs, 4 mos, 8 days
THOMAS P. – Consort of PAULINA J. GENTRY D. 30 April 1851 38 yrs & 6 mo.
PAULINE J. – Wife of THOMAS P. GENTRY d. 6 July 1863
Age 45 yrs, 10 days Epitaph could not be read
JOHN EVERETTA (GENTRY) Son of WM. B. and N.J. GENTRY
D. 29 Sept. 1868 Age 3 yrs, 9 mo., 26 days
ELIZA R. (EASTERDAY) wife of L. R. EASTERDAY Dau. Of T. & P. GENTRY
D. 30 Nov. 1858 Age: 19 yrs., 9 mo.
Epitaph: “She always made home happy. Lived beloved and died lamented”
JOWN W. (GENTRY) Son of T. & P. Gentry
D. 7 May 1866 Age 19 yrs., 2 mo. & 23 days
Civil War Veteran Epitaph could not be read.
Notes: from W. Don Wright’s sketch/diagram of the cemetery
* It is suspected these are the graves of sons of John M. Wright. He also had a daughter Sarah who is mentioned in the James Thomas Wright will.
(Graves asterisked are: Charles W., James B., and Joseph W. Wright.)
Note 1: The cemetery stones are somewhat weathered. Some characters could not be read and some could not be read accurately.
Note 2: The residence unit of the Hillsdale Nursery buildings contains a portion of the log house that was occupied by the Rev. James Thomas Wright and his family.
Data entry by David Wright, 2002
Compiled by Dave Wright for Marion Co., IN Genealogical Society 4 July, 2002, from Don Wright’s detailed sketch on file in the GSMC library at Crown Hill Cemetery Waiting Station. Compiler is not related to this family group. Any errors in interpreting and copying this data are the compiler’s.