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Joshua Rutherford (#48259832)
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Bio Photo I used this site not for genealogy, but for geocaching. This is my obsession. My goal is to place a geocache in every public Decatur County cemetery that does not currently have one. I want draw other people to these cemeteries before they are forgotten to time. I use Find A Grave to document some of the more historical graves with each cache.

Edit: I've also made it my project to redo and correct the list of those Civil War soldiers from Decatur County that died in the war.
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Joseph King
My 3rd great grandfather is supposedly buried at Lower Union Cemetery(Union Presby Cem.).
I noticed you took a photo there in 2014.

Would you be willing to look for his grave?
I noticed that almost 90% of the cemetery was recorded. He must be in the 10% that is not :)

He died on 31 Dec 1893.
Funeral Records said the funeral was at Lower Union Christian Church.

I have written Whitley Co. where he lives and they have no death record. I also contacted Decatur Co. and they said there is no death reccord. So he must have died elsewhere and was brought to Decatur Co., to be buried.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My email is

Thank you.
Added by Linda on Aug 15, 2014 9:37 PM
Overleese Cemetery
I saw your cemetery photos of the Overleese Cemetery just off of State Road in Rush County. I recently saw this cemetery from the road and wanted to enter it. Did you just park along-side State Road 3 and enter from the road or some other way? The cemetery looks like it's in really poor condition. Did you photograph the stones in the cemetery, as well?
Added by Shmilybrandon on Jun 26, 2014 7:54 AM
Stephen Masters
There is a Mount "Olivet" Cemetery in Decatur County, but not a Mount "Olive". Also, no indication that Patrick was called Mount Olive. So, the Stephen Masters in Patrick Cemetery is obviously the Civil War vet & the marker app didn't have the correct cemetery name.
I updated the memorial with the info you provided.
Added by IndyScot on Feb 28, 2014 7:41 AM
Jennie Budden
J.I. Dugan
Hi: I am interested in this stone. I have a relative jeremiah dugan that was a member of the Virginia militia that lived in Decatur Indiana but have his date of death as 1837. Do you have any idea if the cemetery has any biographical information. There are a lot of similarities here. Thanks Jennie
Added by Jennie Budden on Feb 17, 2014 7:59 AM
Mike Porter
James Carson
Thanks for the info. i added the military info to his bio. The date on the stone does differ from the date on the muster sheet, so I left the date on the stone as his death date.
Added by Mike Porter on Jan 30, 2014 6:49 AM
James W Pleak
Thanks Joshua. That is the kind of SAC I like, some back up of info.
Added by Janet on Jan 20, 2014 2:50 PM
Eric Lowman
Joseph Self
I would be more than happy to change Joshua Self's grave location if you can prove to me that he isn't buried at South Park. Any records that you see that I have in error please correct me, especially the ones when soldiers died during the war. I am working on a book about every Indiana soldier that died in the Civil War, and would LOVE to have your imput on the soldiers of Decatur County, especially where they are buried.
Eric Lowman
Added by Eric Lowman on Jan 07, 2014 7:24 PM
Mike Porter
Joab Stout
Thanks, I added the military info to his bio.
Added by Mike Porter on Dec 22, 2013 7:05 AM
Justin M
RE: william s ford
no problem, if I can help with your search for decater co. civil war soldier info in my limited capacity let me know. I know what you are getting into. I do it for dearborn county, been a while and still don't have all of them.
Added by Justin M on Dec 21, 2013 2:33 PM
bath springs
you my add the material you found
Added by ROB HUGHES on Dec 20, 2013 3:54 PM
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