|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
|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.
|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.
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.
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