Madaris, Medearis, Medaris, McDaris, McDearis, Medaries
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Owen County, Indiana Cemeteries  

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Information listed as inscribed on the Headstones. Transcribed by
Linda Rugenstein (credits 78), Jerry & Phyllis Wilson (credits 111)
Additional information for clarity or cross reference in parenthesis ( ). 

Cuba Cemetery Pleasant Bethel Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery


Cuba Cemetery
Spencer, Indiana 

The cemetery is located about 5 miles north of Spencer, IN, off State Road 231.

Cuba Cemetery

(Photo by Linda Rugenstein showing the 6 Medaris graves -1998)

Some of the headstones in this cemetery may have been lost with time.  A survey in 1998, produced less transcripts than were found in a survey done in the middle 80's.


James D. Medaris
1788 - 1878
(James Davis 5, son of Oliver 4)

Mary Maedearis
dates unreadable
(24 Jun 1798 - 5 Aug 1899)
(Mary Catherine Kimbrough Coble, second wife of James Davis, above)

Mary Medaris
d. 22 June 1850
(hand carved footstone)
(dau. of James Davis and Mary K. Coble)

Nancy Medaris
1830 - 1857
(Nancy Ann Rogers, wife of Nathaniel below)

Nathaniel Medaris
1825 - 1867
(6, son of James Davis 5, above, Oliver 4)
 

Dr. S. D. Medaris
Born
March 16, 1845
Died
Dec. 27, 1891
Aged
46Y 9M 11D
(Stephen D. 7, son of Johnathan H. 6, James Davis 5, above, Oliver 4)

James H. Medaris
1854 - 1857
(James Henderson 7, son of Stephen C. 6,  James Davis 5, Oliver 4)

John W. Medaris
b. Oct. 1, 1847
d. July 2, 1875
(John Wood 7, son of Johnathan H. 6, James Davis 5, above, Oliver 4)

Infant s/o J.W. and F.
died 19 June 1875
1 day old
(son of John Wood -above- and Francis Mull Medaris)

Thomas H. Medaris
b. 14 May 1859
d. 25 Sept. 1875
(Thomas Houston 7, son of Johnathan H. 6, James Davis 5, above, Oliver 4)

Rufus D. Medaris
S/o  J.B. & E. Medaris
d. 28 Feb 1862
age 15y 15 days
(unknown connection)

Johnathon H. Medaris
26 Dec 1809
Sept. 1881
(Johnathan H. 6, James Davis 5, above, Oliver 4)

Stephen Medaris
13 Mar 1823
19 Jan 1900
(Stephen Cyrus 6, James Davis 5, above, Oliver 4)

Milly Coble Medaris
23 May 1825
29 July 1879
w/o S. Medaris
(wife of Stephen Cyrus - above)

David Coble
d. 11 Mar 1907
aged 77y 7m 3d
(stepson of James Davis 5, above, son of Mary Catherine Kimbrough Coble)
 
Charolet M. Coble
w/o David
21 Oct 1825
6 Sep. 1899
age 73y 10m 5d

Manervia Coble
d. 27 Jun 1875
age 39y 9m 22d
(1st wife of David Coble above)

Henry H.
s/o G. & A. Medaris
Aug 8, 1972
Oct. 8, 1876
(unknown)

Melinda E.
d/o G. & A. Medaris
19 Jul. 1874
17 Oct. 1876
(unknown)

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Pleasant Bethel Church
Jefferson Township

 

(photo by Linda Rugenstien)

Directions to Pleasant Bethel:  In southern Indiana, north of Worthington on St. Rd. 67. The cemetery is 2.3 miles to the west of  St. Road 67.    Turn west on 50E. off of SR 67.  The road splits and turns, to become in order 910 N, 925W, 700S.  Turn  left from 700S onto  875 W. The cemetery is across from Pleasant Bethel Church, which has a red roof.  The area is farmland and not difficult to find. 

One large headstone

Juda M. Medaris
1857-1868
(Juda Melvina 7, dau. of Abraham 6, James Davis 5, Oliver 4)
 
Abraham
1829-1890
(Abraham 6, son of James Davis 5, Oliver 4)
 
Philip V.
1865-1892
(Phillip Vorhees 7, son of Abraham 6, James Davis 5, Oliver 4)
 
Elisabeth
1833-1906
(Sarah Elisabeth Bledsoe, wife of Abraham 6)
 

It appears that these smaller stones, listed below, were probably placed on the graves at the time of death, and that later generations placed the larger stone listed above to ensure their markings since the smaller stones were apparently fading with time.  Date differences on Abraham's stones are likely due to an error by the carver, or perhaps verification at the time of placing the new stone warranted a different date.


(Photo's by Linda Rugenstien)

To the left of this (larger) stone is a small stone for Juda with the rest unreadable.


To the left of this (Juda) stone is Lillie, July 18, 1876-Sept. 12 (unreadable),  Daughter of Frank and (unreadable).

 

 

(Note: It is questionable if this is a Medaris grave, as I have no listing for a Frank in this related line who could have a daughter b. in 1876)
 

To the left of Lillie's stone is Abraham Medaris, born 5/19/1829, died 8/5/1889.

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Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Indiana

Stephen C. Medaris
1867 - 1947
(Stephen Cyrus Jr. 7, Stephen Cyrus 6, James Davis 5, Oliver 4)

Pluma L. Medaris
1870 - 1952
(wife of Stephen Cyrus Jr. 7)

Mary Medaris
20 Jan.1903 - 1973
(d/o Stephen C. & Pluma above)

Amanda Long Medaris
1848 - 1928
(second w/o Stephen C. 6, James Davis 5, Oliver 4)

Frederick M. Medaris
04 Jan. 1923
08 Feb. 2010

Normalee Woodburn Medaris
b. 24 Jun 1925
d. 11 Aug. 2007
(wife of Frederick)

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