De Kalb County
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From Butler, drive one mile east on US6 to CR17 and turn north. Continue northbound for five miles to CR4A. The public cemetery is located 0.25 mile east. From SR1, go 1.1 miles southeast on CR4A. Cemetery is just east of CR71 intersection, located on north side of road.
From "History of DeKalb County Cemeteries" by Dorothy A. Ditmars, April 18, 1924.
This only cemetery of Troy Township lies in the northwest corner of Troy township, one mile south of Steuben county line.
The land formerly was taken from the Willard Eddy farm. One acre of ground was purchased from George Skinner by Simeon Aldrich and laid out in lots, which were sold at one dollar each. This was probably about 1830. There are stones there that record as far back as 1839.
This cemetery has been expanded on three sides, until at present it probably contains about three acres. It was incorporated and given the name of Eddy graveyard. Many of the lots have only one or two graves on, as in the early days the people were transient and moved away.
Some prominent people buried here are John Houlton (first settler in DeKalb County) many of the Haswells', Bruners', Brooks', Aldrich's, and Jackman's.
The preceding account was given by Mr. Willard Eddy of Troy township.