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Diana McMaster (#46620950)
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David R. Cheesman, Sen.
Restoration of cemetery
Thank you, Diana:
Thank you and your crew for your thoughtfulness of others.
Your work and efforts are wonderful and truly appreciated.
All kinedest wishes, Dave Cheesman
Added by David R. Cheesman, Sen. on May 14, 2011 12:11 PM
David R. Cheesman, Sen.
Mintoyne / Mintonye Cemetery
Hi Diana: I can't remember if the school in Randolph Township and family graveyard in Union Township name is/was "Mintonye" or "Mintoyne," it seems both variations or misspellings were found in the county building and archives.
I would really have to look at the mentioned book (PAST & PRESENT TOWNS, VILLAGES and CEMETERIES OF TIPPECANOE COUNTY, INDIANA, soft cover, 172pp, ill, 28cm /4to, 1995, Cheesman Publications) to be positive. Time has a way shelving one's memory... I worked on cemeteries in Tippecanoe in the 1980's, over 15 years dedeicated just to that region, but so much has happened since then.
I don't mind if someone mentions a page or two out of my books as long as they credit the book title and author (David R. Cheesman) with the year it published in their articles. I do recall that Mintoyne Cemetery of Randolph Twp was also known as McCutcheon, and it seems some of the old timers that I interviewed in the 80's called the school "McCutcheon School."
All kindest wishes, David R. Cheeman, Sen.
Added by David R. Cheesman, Sen. on Jul 04, 2010 8:10 AM
David R. Cheesman, Sen.
Mintonye Cemetery Grounds
Thank you for your inquiry, Diana. I wrote a book titled PAST & PRESENT TOWNS, VILLAGES, & CEMETERIES OF TIPPECANOE COUNTY, INDIANA in or around 1991. I believe your answer will be in there. The Tippecanoe County Library in Lafaette, Indiana has a copy; Allen County Library, in Fort Wayne, Indiana; etc has a copy of this book. Unfortunately I failed to save a copy when my wife, Kay, died. But, from memory, I believe Mintonye Cemetery in Randolph county started out as a public cemetery and later took up all the land that it originally shared with an old school in the early 1900's. I can't remember the name of the school, nor the school number. But that info may also be found in the mentioned titled book.
There is also a tiny Mintonye Cemetery in adjoining Union Township, Tippecanoe county, that was a family burial ground for the Montoyne family that settled there.
I wish I were helpful.
All kindest wishes,
David R. Cheesman, Sen.
Added by David R. Cheesman, Sen. on Jul 03, 2010 6:18 AM
Sarah Quinn
Thank you so much for your message. I am sorry to say I don't have any info on Amos McCabe. I am looking forward to your new cemetery research. Best ever, Sarah.
Added by Sarah Quinn on May 19, 2010 7:41 PM

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