Postal Code: 47250
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Courthouse records give the location of the original Mavity farmland off Old Michigan Road, south of Versailles, near Rexville. The graveyard is located on a small rise about fifty feet from the east side of the road.
Ripley County Original Land Purchases state William Mavity's land is recorded in Tract Book 3 on page 28, dated 15 Aug 1825.
According to a Mavity researcher, "the little group of graves had only rough stone markers without inscriptions...brought from a shallow creek bed nearby. They stood in a tangle of grass, surrounded by a wire fence in disrepair. Later investigation showed that those buried there, in addition to William Mavity and wife, were their son John and wife; Charity (Watts) Mavity and her mother, Deborah (Riker) Watts; Mary (Mavity) Beckett and her daughter, Martha (Beckett) Miles; and Margaret Mavity daughter of William."
According to Revolutionary War Graves of Patriots, William Mavity is buried "near New Marion, Ripley Co IN". Old Michigan Rd runs right through New Marion, so this info may help those trying to locate the burying ground.
The cemetery was located in Shelby Township.
Indiana Cemetery Locations, Volume 2, published by the Indiana Genealogical Society (01 April 2006), gives the primary cemetery name as Mavity Cemetery.